The Israel Lobby ‘In Defense of Christians’?

Maidhc Ó Cathail
The Unz Review
October 2, 2014

Having long since captured the sympathies of America’s evangelical Christians, Israel’s friends have recently been attempting to show empathy for the persecuted Christian churches of the Arab World in what appears to be a concerted effort to garner support for Tel Aviv’s regional aspirations. Only founded earlier this year, a previously obscure non-profit organization called “In Defense of Christians” suddenly attracted international headlines during its inaugural summit (Sept. 9-11). The stated purpose of the three-day Washington, D.C. gathering was to raise awareness about the plight of beleaguered Middle Eastern Christian communities whose continued existence is threatened by the advance of the Islamic State, or ISIS, and other takfiri groups.

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2 responses to “The Israel Lobby ‘In Defense of Christians’?

  1. Dave Kavanagh

    Hi Maidhc. Are you related to Micheal O’Cathail who I met years ago in Dublin and who married an Armenian girl in the 1980s? I was trying to contact him.

  2. Hi Dave, I’m afraid not — I was in school in the 1980s! Actually, I’ve never heard of anyone else with the same name till now, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find my namesake.

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