Mainstream media often alleges that Israel is inhospitable toward its Christian inhabitants resulting in a dramatic decline in their numbers. In fact, just the opposite is true.
A small group of Palestinian Christians are actively promoting an anti-Israel narrative built on a re-definition of the gospel. Increasingly in the West, Christianity is embracing that narrative. The new church struggle is the challenge of saying yes to God by saying no to Islamic dhimmitude.
Van Zile's new book exposes a devastating reality: Christian anti-Semitism has returned. Today it is an entrenched narrative in mainline Protestant churches. During the second world war, Van Zile writes, "respectable Christians marched two-thirds of Europe’s Jews and millions of other victims to their deaths." The preaching and teaching that justified such conduct has returned to synods, pulpits and Sunday Schools in the United States of America.