We at KWM have hosted Jonathan Kuttab and have used his work on Christian Zionism. He is a civil rights lawyer from Jerusalem. Please see an explanation of his one state vision in this fine article from Mondoweiss.
Some Americans might remember the bruhaha when Brooklyn Dodger Baseball Owner Branch Rickey decided to put Jackie Robinson, an African American player on the team. It was April of 1947! Read about it here. The same thing is now happening in Israel. Last year, Beitar Jerusalem, a major Israeli soccer team hired Ali Mohamed, […]
KWM’s founder, Rev. John Kleinheksel, ThM, is an acknowledged spokesperson to explain “Christian Zionism”, how it has influenced U.S. Middle East policies and why people of faith should be opposed to it, on biblical grounds. Pastor Kleinheksel uses a summary of Dr. Burge’s book, Jesus and the Land, his own research paper and the PowerPoint […]
The One Democratic State Campaign, a coalition of Palestinian and Israeli thinkers from around the world, offers the vision found below and at this link (Mondoweiss) One Democratic State Campaign Manifesto Preamble In recent years, the idea of a one democratic state in all of historic Palestine as the best solution to the conflict […]
By John Kleinheksel As a Jew, Richard Forer grew up as a partisan of the Israeli State, very sensitive to any criticism of his Jewish brothers and sisters. Like others, he “believed the cause of the I/P problem was the Arab world’s nonacceptance of a Jewish state in its midst” (p. 1). Then, he was […]
Is Criticism of Israel Antisemitic? by John Kleinheksel Remember when KWM hosted Robert Cohen, our Jewish colleague from the U.K? It was several years ago when he presented at Third Reformed Church in Holland and at a church in Kalamazoo. He loves his fellow Jews, Judaism but disapproves of Zionism, if you recall. He […]
A Review of Richard Forer’s Book: WAKE UP! By John Kleinheksel I have known Richard Forer for a number of years. We finally met in person at a conference in Estes Park, CO, a number of years ago, where conferees were discussing the Israeli/Palestinian stand-off. His first book, Breakthrough: Transforming Fear into Compassion, details […]
At Kairos West Michigan, we work to unify and mobilize West Michigan Christians to take a stand for peace in Israel/Palestine. We believe that the time is right and that God is preparing the way for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine.