Church of Scotland pulls back


By Jonathan Hoffman
May 9, 2013
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http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news_and_events/news/articles/the_inh...

The recognition of the Church of Scotland that "the report ... has given cause for concern" - and the good faith they have shown by immediately removing it from their website pending revision - are both very welcome.

However the real test will be whether the revision is unobjectionable. In particular it will not be acceptable if the revision consists solely of an additional preamble, leaving the remainder of the document unchanged.

Well done to the Board of Deputies and The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities for persuading the Church of Scotland to revise this objectionable document.

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Rich Armbach

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 14:57

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Hey I've just come across this.

AN OPEN LETTER TO JON BENJAMIN

Dear Jon,

Now you can tell us. Did the Fair Play campaign fund Engage to the tune of 50k? Or do we have to wait for the book to come out?

An enquiring mind


Rich Armbach

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 16:29

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Rich Armbach

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:19

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I couldn't possibly comment


Harvey

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 14:39

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Some great football to look forward to next month

http://richardmillett.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/england-announces-squad-f...

# BDS fail


Rich Armbach

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 13:50

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The plank in the BoD Defence Division's own eye.

http://hurryupharriet.wordpress.com/the-plank-in-the-bods-own-eye/


happygoldfish

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 17:50

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Rich Armbach: http://www.timesofisrael.com/settlement-plans-obnoxious-says-czech-forei...

czech foreign minister karel schwarzenberg is only offering his advice that the E1 plan would be against israel's own interests …

“Building on E1 would be obnoxious for Israel itself,” Schwarzenberg added. “One shouldn’t do things unnecessary just to provoke everybody around, which sometimes is a strong temptation. I succumb to that temptation sometimes too myself, I admit it. But I hope the fathers of the State of Israel would be wise enough not to do it.”

… no wonder israel hasn't batted an eyelid!

An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said the Czechs were good enough friends that Israel would see the criticism as constructive.

btw, most of the rest of his interview is the opposite of "damning with faint praise" …

he repeatedly says that he does not support certain israeli plans, but he does understand them

“You can never, as a responsible minister of foreign affairs, support what’s done against international law. And to attack [targets on foreign territory], you can never support it, as I have never supported, let’s say, American airstrikes in Pakistan,” Schwarzenberg said. “But I perfectly understand those who do it.”
The Czech minister took a similar approach regarding a potential Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities: Prague might appreciate why Jerusalem would do it, but it cannot officially sanction it. “Because to make an aggression, attack a country — you should never, never, never support it. But you can understand it,” he said in English.

… rather like those who say they don't support palestinian suicide bombers but they do understand them!

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