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Submitted by Arlinda DeAngelis (United States), Jan 27, 2005 at 21:33

I am a Christian Zionist and the view I have is from the outside. (I am Christian by birth and Zionist by passion.) I've noticed that among Reformed Jews, there seemed to be a tendency towards leniency for the Arabs in Palestine. There was this desire of peace at all costs with the Arabs in Palestine ... a desire for Israel to contribute more to the plight of its killers as though Israel was some how responsible for the impoverishment of the Arabs. There was also more condemnation of any Israeli defense against the terrorists.

Among the more Conservative and Orthodox, I found them to be more politically conservative with a much more militant attitude toward terrorism, terrorists and the leaders who encourage them. I also found a drift away from the unconditional support of Israel and a tolerance of Arab terrorism much more prevalent among Reformed Jews.

If the drift towards orthodoxy is a return to the staunch unconditional support of Israel, then this Christian Zionist shouts bravisimo.

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