US Church to join “Interfaith ship” to attack Israeli naval blockade of Gaza

“The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship stands with our Jewish sisters and brothers as they call a just peace in Israel-Palestine,” says Peace Fellowship Executive Director Rick Ufford-Chase.

Rick Ufford-Chase is a preacher man, and an enemy of the state of Israel.

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship announces a new nonviolent initiative, joining with European Jewish groups to send a boatload of humanitarian supplies to Gaza.

The Peace Fellowship has raised USD10,000 from its members to lend solidarity to the three groups organizing the unarmed civilian action: European Jews for a Just Peace in the Middle East, Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East (both in Germany) and Jews for Justice for the Palestinians (UK).

“Their physical and moral courage inspires us. Together, we are calling for an end to Israel’s embargo and blockade of Gaza and for the creation of a viable Palestinian state”, explains Director Rick Ufford-Chase.

He continues:

“It is time for the international community to reach across hatred and fear and to work with Palestine and Israel to provide life-sustaining and community-restoring goods to the people of Gaza in ways that do not diminish the security of Israel and its people. In this complex situation, we believe that this is what Jesus would do and what he calls us to do.”

Secret Interfaith mission

In an undisclosed Mediterranean harbor, the three groups are loading the boat with medicines, baby food, children’s clothing, outboard motors for fishermen, school supplies, art supplies and musical instruments.

On board will be approximately 14 passengers, both Jewish and interfaith, with the possibility of a second boat. Also on board will be members of the media to document the unarmed attempt to break the state of Israel’s three year blockade on Gaza, where 1.5 million Palestinians are trapped in a humanitarian crisis in an area less than one-tenth the size of Rhode Island.

The groups will announce the date and location of the launch when the vessel is underway, within the next few weeks. If two boats launch with space available, the Peace Fellowship has asked to send a North American Presbyterian as part of the delegation.

“The situation changes daily,” says Len Bjorkman of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship National Committee.

“But we cannot accept Israel’s current requirement to have sole discretion over what goods go into Gaza. That formula continues the policies of the last three years that have prevented the reconstruction of houses, hospitals, businesses and infrastructure laid waste by Israel’s devastating attack in 2009″.

The members of the last "interfaith" peace ship, attacked Israeli soldiers with iron rods and knifes.

Our Jewish partners in the Jewish Ship for Gaza are saying that might does not make right in this or any other human circumstance.

“We stand with them. It is time to find peaceable ways to bring an end to the siege on Gaza.“

Source: Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

5 thoughts on “US Church to join “Interfaith ship” to attack Israeli naval blockade of Gaza

  1. How could they be so easily duped?

    The Palistinians could have had a state by now if they really wanted to share the land with the Jews.

    The UN mandate of 1947 called for an arab state to exist alongside a Jewish state. But the Palistinians chose to back the pan-arab invasion rather than stand for their own independance.

    Then a few years ago Bush started pushing his roadmap for peace with some reluctant assistance from Israel. What I learned at the time, was that the Palistinian leadership does not actually want statehood–at least not without destroying the rest of Israel.

    The PLO leaders at that time actively hijacked the peace process that could have led to an independant state in Gaza and part of the west bank. The PLO wants to retain the PR boost that comes with remaining “subjugated.” They want statehood, sure, but only if they can have all of Israel.

    1. Dear schidan.

      Shalom, and welcome to this site.

      You asked:

      How could they be so easily duped?

      My reply:

      This is another bad fruit of the bad three of “Replacement Theology”. If you have been under a teacher who do not understand the scripture, all kind of false revelations will be given you by demons.

      Because only those who surrender to the true Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, will receive the Holy Spirit.

      The true gospel is that Jesus came as a servant of God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. He died for our sins, and resurrected so we should have eternal life. If, we obey His commands.

      “Jesus” is not a Roman or Islamic warrior, who will try to evict the Jewish people from the promised land.

  2. You’re right about replacement theology. I remember seeing a Bible that was obviously published by people who believe in replacement theology. The headline for Dueteronomy 28:1-14 was “Blessings for the Church” but the following headline for Dueteronomy 15-68 was “Curses for Israel”!

    1. Dear schidan.

      Shalom, and thanks for this testimony.

      When you read Deut 28, you have to see the fine print. God speaks to a nation, He speaks to Israel. The Church has never been, and will never be a nation. The Church are people called out, and who should be preparing them selves to go. Go to all families, and to the distant corners of the Globe.

      Deut 28:12.

      You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.

      Many times, I have heard prosperity teachers, applying the blessings of Deut 28 to individual believers. Funny how many nations, that is supposed to come and borrow from me?

      Deut: 28:1

      If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.

      It would be nice, to see my self lifted above all the nations. Also to see my enemies flee from me, in seven different directions. That makes me a sumo wrestler…

      The Church of Rome stole these verses, and applied them on the Papal system. Yes the Catholics have lifted the Pope. He is lifted above the nations. The Catholics call him “The Holy Father”, a name exclusively used by Jesus for His Father God in Heaven.

      So the Pope is the ultimate replacement, and so is his theology.

  3. Maybe as long as we’re discussing the role of Israel in prophecy, you would be willing to give your opinion on a question I have. You are probably familiar with the first half of Ezekial chapter 38 which talks about the valley of the bones. Do you think it is possible that this could be a specific prophesy about the holocaust? In verse 11 the victims claim that their hope is caught off, they are all destroyed. Then in verse 14 the Lord promises to bring them out of their graves back into the promised land. Obviously the very end of chapter 37 is not fulfilled yet- the messianic kingdom with “David my servant” as their “one shephard,” but the united kingdom of 37:19 exists today, at least as a secular country.

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