At least two mainstream American Jewish organizations have issued statements critical of the ‘Bethlehem Call’ and the decision of some mainline denominations in the United States, including the ELCA, to draw attention to the document. Neither the ELCA Peace Not Walls campaign nor other elements of ELCA leadership have offered comment on the content of the ‘Bethlehem Call.’
B’nai B’rith: “The Bethlehem Call” Document Promotes Division, Not Peace
This piece from B’nai B’rith offers a critique of the document itself. Read more here.
AJC Disheartened by UCC, Disciples of Christ and ELCA Embrace of Palestinian Document Delegitimizing Israel
Although critical of the document itself, this press release from AJC is focused primarily on the apparent promotion of the statement by mainline denominations. Read more here.