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The Fervent EmbraceLiberal Protestants, Evangelicals, and Israel$
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Caitlin Carenen

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814741047

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814741047.001.0001

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Political and Theological Dissent, 1953–1967

Political and Theological Dissent, 1953–1967

(p.93) 4 Political and Theological Dissent, 1953–1967
The Fervent Embrace

Caitlin Carenen

NYU Press

This chapter recounts the challenges faced by the American Christian Palestine Committee (ACPC), including opposition from the American Council on Judaism and the American Friends of the Middle East, as well as the myriad tensions brought about by the Cold War. The organization's purpose was to arouse Christian concern in pointing out the plight of European Jewry during and after the war and acknowledge their desire to go to Palestine. Additionally, it tried to note the historic ties of the Jewish people to Palestine—something which many American Christians had forgotten, overlooked, or not even known. Fortunately, the ACPC—the most powerful pro-Israel Christian organization in the United States—had, on the whole, succeeded in its mission to develop a solid grass-roots basis for Protestant support for Israel in the United States.

Keywords:   American Christian Palestine Committee, ACPC, Palestine, Cold War, American Christians, European Jewry, Protestant support for Israel

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