«There is a wider problem that has to be faced up to in terms of radical Islamic terrorism and conflict than just Israel and Palestinians. We don’t think 9/11 took place because of anything happening with Israel and the Palestinians».
Malcolm Hedding is the Executive Director of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ). Hedding says Obama’s comments in the last weeks have left many Israelis and Christian Zionists scratching their heads.
«There’s a little concern that the weight of the problem is being placed in the wrong direction and a little bit of concern that Israel is being expected to rush forward into some kind of peace agreements with entities that don’t even believe that she exists», said ICEJ Executive Director Malcolm Hedding.
« I think Christians in general are concerned about that, and Israelis in general are concerned that this whole initiative spells a shift in Israeli-American relations».
David Parsons, media director for the ICEJ, said until most Israelis have had a positive view of Obama, but there has been more skepticism lately.
«Over the past month or two the level of concern about whether Israel doesn’t enjoy the same priority in Washington has really grown to what I call unprecedented numbers for an American president», Parsons said.
“The majority of Israelis today do not know if they can call Obama pro-Israel».
Hedding said the challenges in the Middle East cannot be reduced to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
« We are hoping that he understands the Middle East conflict in a broader concept than just linking it entirely to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict», Hedding said.
«There is a wider problem that has to be faced up to in terms of radical Islamic terrorism and conflict than just Israel and Palestinians»… We don’t think 9/11 took place because of anything happening with Israel and the Palestinians».
Source: Charisma Magazine.