Rabbi Yoffie Excommunicates Pastor Hagee

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, seems to think Israel has too many allies in America.  In particular, he believes that Israel can do without the support of evangelical Christians, and especially Pastor John Hagee, founder of Christians United for Israel. At a convention of reform rabbis in Cincinnati this week, Yoffie lowered the boom on Hagee and urged Jews to no longer attend Hagee's series of "Nights for Israel",  which have helped raise tens of millions of dollars for the Jewish state,  and strengthened the connection between Jews and Evangelicals around the country. Yoffie must think that the pro-Israel community has a lot of other places to turn for support in America.   Maybe he is foolish enough to think the mainline Protestant churches  will take up the slack. The problem is that while Evangelicals come to Washington to lobby Congress on behalf of  a strong US Israel relationship, the mainline...(Read Full Article)