FPM: Late last month, the Irish Parliament was prepared to pass a piece of legislation that would have made it a crime for anyone engaging in trade with Israel. The bill, which aimed to compliment and support the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions), would have sent to jail Irish citizens who bought souvenirs in Jerusalem or Judea and Samaria, or penalized them with a fine of $310,000. ”
When officials in the Trump administration learned of the impending bill in the Irish Parliament, the U.S. State Department was directed to open up official channels to the Irish leaders in a bid to scuttle the bill and avoid a standoff with the Irish government over the proposed bill.
The Trump administration officials made it clear to the Irish leaders that passage of the bill would put them at odds with the U.S., and subject them to inclusion on a list of countries supporting boycotts against the State of Israel. more …
Opinion: But Ireland is 78% Christian, so what is going on?
Northern Ireland claims to be 48% Protestant. The Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI), however has a similar attitude to that of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA): They are both fiercely anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian.
Northern Ireland also claims to be 45% Catholic while the Methodist church and World Council of Churches make a small percentage.
If you have been coming to this site and have read chapter 3 of “Bible Prophecy 101” titled ‘Doctrines that Divide Christians’ (here) you will see the problem when it comes to Christians and anti-Semitism.
All the above churches adhere to replacement theology: that the church replaced Israel in God’s plan and that the Jews are no longer God’s chosen people, and God does not have specific future plans for the nation of Israel.
When you consider that possibly 90% of Christian denominations and all Islamic Mosques preach one form of anti-Semitism or another, the number equals almost half the population of the world.