June 2 – 2011

Caspari Center Media Review – June 2, 2011

During the week covered by this review, we received 7 articles on the following subjects:

Anti-missionary activities
Christians in Israel

Three papers this week carried a lengthy feature article on Danny and Anne Ayalon, the Deputy Foreign Minister’s wife coming from a Christian Zionist home.

Anti-missionary Activities

Sha’ah Tova, May 26; Yom L’Yom, May 26; HaModia, May 26, 2011

Yom L’Yom (May 26) carried last week’s story of Yad L’Achim’s revelation of Sonya and Charles Reichenbrach’s newsletter.

HaModia (May 26) and Sha’ah Tova (May 26) both printed pieces responding to the news that a large group of Christians intend to settle in Judaea and Samaria (see May 6), claiming that the “missionaries” are endeavoring to expedite their conversion and immigration process.

Christians in Israel

Zman Hadera, May 27; Zman Netanyah, May 27; Zman Herzliya, May 27; Haaretz, May 24, 2011

The first three of these papers carried the same lengthy article about Danny and Anne Ayalon, the wife of the Israeli Deputy Foreign Foreign Minister being known for her evangelical background and Christian Zionist theology.

In light of the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ recent controversial decision to move Jewish British soldiers to Jewish graves, Haaretz (May 24) reported on some of the principles according to which British soldiers were buried in military cemeteries – including the decision not to put a quote from the New Testament on any of the graves in order to avoid stepping on religious sensitivities, so that “while Christian symbols naturally appear in these cemeteries, the spirit which resides there is not Christian but universal.”