Religion: Unwelcome Immigrants

Israel's Law of Return offers automatic citizenship to any Jew who comes there to live. Some of the recent returnees, however, are hardly what Israeli legislators had in mind: zealous young Jews for Jesus (TIME, June 12), whose purpose in coming to the Promised Land is to engage in aggressive Christian evangelism. Some even passed out New Testament tracts at the Wailing Wall last year.

The proselytizers have mostly aimed their message at Israeli youth. Responding to the fears of alarmed Orthodox Jewish parents, Harold Fenton, a Jerusalem pharmacologist, has organized a spiritual...

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