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New Evangelical Movement Seeks Split from Pro-Israel Line

posted on January 16, 2014

McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed discusses a new movement within the Religious Right aimed at changing evangelicals’ stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to one with increased sympathy towards Palestinians. Todd Deatherage, cofounder of Telos Group, an organization designed to expose evangelicals to the complexities of the Middle Eastern conflict, said the goal is “to affirm and support the dignity of all the people of the Holy Land, to be truly pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian at the same time…. We imagine this conflict to be between Jews and Muslims, and so when people see that there are Christians there, and even Palestinian Evangelicals, they didn’t know that.”

Read at BuzzFeed