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Justice and compassion are non-optional values that Christians should practice in supporting the rights of Jewish people to exist and live in their state, states Dr. Marv Wilson, professor of biblical and theological studies at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, one of three recent guests on Focus on Israel.

Dr. Wilson currently teaches Old Testament, Hebrew, Jewish history and culture and modern Judaism and has his doctorate in the field of Semitic and ancient Near Eastern studies. He has authored or edited seven books, four of which deal with the relationship between Christianity and Judaism.

“To support Israel is not to demonize the Palestinians, but instead make a statement that when Israel feels pain, I feel pain,” he said.

Dr. Wilson believes that this is the time in history to take a stand, forge new relationships, build friendships and reach out in spite of the risks: “There must be a willingness to act and show that you care for the Jewish community, instead of just giving rhetoric.”

Another guest on Focus on Israel, David Brog is the executive director of Christians United For Israel, an American pro-Israel Christian organization and the author of “In Defense of Faith: The Judeo-Christian Idea and the Struggle for Humanity.” As an American Jew, he is an active proponent of stronger Jewish-Christian relations, particularly with regard to support of Israel.

Brog is enthralled by the open and strong Christian support for Israel.

He states, “It’s a new phenomenon … Christians standing with Israel with action and words, giving, praying and speaking out for Jews politically at a time when Israel desperately needs it.”

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