Church of Scotland: Jews do not have a right to the land of Israel -
By Anshel Pfeffer
Haaretz Daily Newspaper
A report by the Church of Scotland, published this week, denies any special privilege for the Jewish people in the land of Israel.
The church, which in recent years has jettisoned its once philosemitic character, opened a wide rift with the Scottish Jewish community with the report. Among other controversial statements, the report argues that, “Christians should not be supporting any claims by Jews, or any other people, to an exclusive or even privileged divine right to possess particular territory.”
The report, titled “The inheritance of Abraham? A report on the ’promised land’”, was prepared for the general assembly of the Church of Scotland, to be held in two weeks. It is the latest in a series of documents published over the last decade criticizing Zionism and the Christians that support it.