I am really liking The Times of Israel, the new online publication I posted about a week ago.
This story is one of the reasons, Onward Christian Soldiers:
Think North American campus activism for Israel and chances are you won’t think of a Hispanic Catholic organizing pro-Israel events.
Or, of an African American Catholic at a historically black college telling not just her fellow students, but also a Jewish youth group, why she supports Israel.
Yet, Stanley Gonzalez-Martinez and Alexis Crews are among thousands of non-Jewish students at North American colleges and universities who wear their love for Israel on their sleeves….
A senior at the evangelical Christian Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, Sarah Spiller has already visited Israel and “can’t wait to go back.” ….
As a Christian, she says, “I have spiritual reasons to support Israel, but it goes beyond that. … The nation of Israel is a huge support to the United States through military intelligence; through training; through the support they show us when we’re attacked. … Israel is leading the world in technology and medical innovations that are not just helping their country, but helping the world.”
One a related note, see my post from almost three years ago, Passover Is No Time To Wish For The End Of Christian America:
I’m reminded of the bumper sticker from the 1960′s: “If you hate cops, next time you are in trouble call a hippie. ” Jews, of all people, should not wish too hard for The End of Christian America. There is no one else to call.
So particularly at this Passover time, we should not wish too hard for the End of Christian America. We might just get it.
Update: The latest Gallup survey shows Americans having an overwhelming 71/24 favorable/unfavorable opinion of Israel, the biggest spread since early February 1991, soon after Iraqi Scud missiles hit Israel in response the U.S. air war after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait.