Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Israel's Response To Ayatollah Pat's Silly Statements

Fox News is reporting that the Israeli Ministry of Tourism has annouced that a planned business deal with Pat Robertson is being delayed until a new partner can be found. This partnership was originally designed to build a Christian Heritage Center in the Galillee. The Heritage Center was going to be a focus of Christian tourism and education in the 'historic' area of Jesus life and ministry.

The deal has been called off with Pat Robertson because of his recent comments about the Portly PM's stroke last week being sent by G-D as a punishment for the Israeli withdrawl from Gaza.

The Ministry of Tourism isn't giving up on the Heritage Center plan to boost Christian tourism in Israel, they are just going to find other Christians with whom to do the deal. The estimates in the article are that it will boost the tourists coming in to Israel by 1 million people, $1.5 billion, and create up to 40,000 jobs. I like the idea from a economic standpoint. I really am not sure I like the idea from a strictly religious point of view. I don't like the idea of giving the evangelical movements in the US any more power over the Israeli economy than we have to.

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