Religion: Christians and Israel

One of the casualties of the Yom Kippur War was the growing ecumenical spirit between Christians and Jews. In fact, like the 1967 war before it, the war this autumn shocked Christians into sometimes sharp reappraisals of Israel, and shook Jews with the fear of antiSemitism. One Protestant ecumenical expert in Israel, indeed, lamented that Jewish-Christian relations "have never been more seriously threatened."

A case in point: the violently anti-Israeli opinions of Jesuit Radical Daniel Berrigan, once imprisoned foe of the Viet Nam War, longtime champion of the underdog, and soul brother of the...

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