Mark Braverman of Kairos USA was quick to declare Israel’s government “racist,” “militarist,” and “ultra-right” at the November 17 seminar.

An unspoken “ecumenical deal” between Mainline Protestant Christians and Jews to not criticize Israel — and thereby prevent accusations of anti-Semitism — is “over” according to an anti-Israel activist who spoke Saturday at United Methodist Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

Mark Braverman of the Palestinian Christian advocacy group Kairos USA addressed a Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) seminar in which several dozen retirement-age activists studied the Palestinian Christian document Kairos Palestine, planned boycotts of an Israeli-manufactured kitchen appliance and sang Palestinian-themed hymns to piano accompaniment.

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