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September 29, 2015

Israel Recruits African-American Evangelicals and HBCU Students While Simultaneously Purging African Migrants

Israel Recruits African-American Evangelicals and HBCU Students While Simultaneously Purging African Migrants

During the Ferguson protests, it was Palestinians who reached out to African-Americans with tips on protecting themselves against tear gas and state sponsored violence. Still, Israel is making inroads with African-American evangelicals, and has been quietly recruiting at HBCUs.

A Jewish charity organization, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, has been a key player in the outreach to African-American Christians.

From NPR:

Eckstein’s organization raises more than $100 million a year. He built the charity over years of reaching out for financial contributions from mostly white American evangelical Christians.

Last year, the fellowship began approaching African-American congregations specifically. Like white evangelicals who have become ardent backers of Israel, members of the Church of God in Christ adhere to a theology that supports the country as the manifestation of a promise from God.

And from a Colorlines 2012 article:

When Vincent Evans arrived as a bright-eyed first-year at Florida A&M, the country’s largest historically black university, he knew he wanted to get involved in politics. So when an older student leader approached him one afternoon after a student government meeting to ask if he wanted an all expenses paid trip to D.C., Evans jumped at the opportunity. The trip, it turned out, was sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, the country’s most powerful pro-Israel lobbying outfit. Israel is under growing attack from Palestinian and international activists who call the country a racist apartheid state. In response, its staunchest U.S. lobby is recruiting black students as moral shields to make the case for Israeli impunity. At historically black colleges and universities (known as HBCU’s) around the country, AIPAC is finding and developing a cadre of black allies to declare there’s no way Israel can be racist.  

All this recruitment of African-Americans is happening at the same time that Israel is purging the country of African migrants. As BreakingBrown previously reported:

According to a recent report, Israelis took to the streets to protest a High Court ruling to close the country’s Holot detention center. African immigrants were rounded up and taken to the desert cage as part of the move to purge the country of African immigrants, described as “cancer” on Israeli society by Likud MK Miri Regev.

As BreakingBrown reported, in a 7-2 decision, the High Court of Justice ordered authorities to stop detaining African migrants at the Holot detention center in the Negev.

According to The Times of Israel, Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar said he could “not accept the verdict of the High Court,” since it would mean Israel “won’t have a Jewish democratic state because our borders will be overrun… with illegal infiltrators.”

Eckstein, the fellowship’s founder, attempted to neutralize any criticism of Israel’s treatment of African migrants by welcoming visitors “to a center in Tel Aviv that assists migrants seeking asylum in Israel, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea.” Still, he says, “The land is the Jewish people’s, we have a covenant.”

The NYPD, known for racially harassing black and brown men, also has a branch in Israel now.  So what, exactly, are these African-American evangelicals thinking?


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4 thoughts on “Israel Recruits African-American Evangelicals and HBCU Students While Simultaneously Purging African Migrants

  1. HANNIBAL the VICTOR says:

    I dont see a problem here. The Jews are using their MONEY to gain influence with these negroes just like they use their MONEY to gain influence with everyone else. If you want power and influence its going to cost you money and there is no way around that. Negroes  need to learn from that instead of criticizing it. Dont get mad at the Jews because they are not spending their money on weaves , rims , sneakers and other forms of Conspicuous Consumption above whats really important : POWER

  2. Watchful says:

    They shoulda listened to the Palestinians, but instead they allowed a Hungarian-born Zionist jew like George Soros to pay and plant ‘protesters’ in Ferguson and other hot flash points of racial tension around the country. But so many of us still wanna follow behind his so-called  #BlackLivesMatter ‘movement’ which stems from his Open Society Foundations. But, go ahead, keep on following behind these fake ‘movements’ and see where they lead u.

  3. HaroldlClayton says:

    No here’s the real problem: the average black  person evangelical or otherwise ; including those with university and college education don’t know the Scriptures nor the Power of God ! As for the white Euro-American theologians and that infectious Talmudic scholarship its Hogwash ! 2 Million people exit Egypt after a 400+ year sojourn looking like white Euro-Caucasian speaking a ‘paleo’ Hebrew what was the people of Egypt or Kemet speaking ‘paleo’ Caucasianism !!!

  4. Realman2 says:

    Unfortunately many African-Americans are clueless to almost everything. Especially international events.

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