The language used in the bill would make any attempt to convert an adult punishable by one year in prison. The sentence could increase to two years if it concerns the conversion of a minor.
The text, which was submitted by ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism MKs Moshe Gafni and Yaakov Asher, said that “missionary groups, especially Christians,” have stepped up their proselytizing efforts in Israel.
Israel had already considered an anti-proselytism law in the past. In 1998, Avodah MP Nissim Zvili sponsored legislation that criminalized evangelistic writings — material that Christians had feared could have been used to make possession of the New Testament illegal.
He withdrew his bill after dozens of evangelical groups pledged that they would not engage in proselytizing activities in the country.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself embroiled himself in the controversy late Wednesday, writing on Twitter that “we will not advance any law against the Christian community.”
They are slowly trying to silence Christians who fortunately still have the power to oppose themselves against these authoritarian laws, with the support of some Jews and Muslims. But let’s be very attentive to current events.
Hey, it worked in Ancient Rome, let’s try it again! Oh, wait ….
Yes and you have these crazy confused Christians, even on this site, quoting from the Torah.
protip:The Torah is not Christian, if anything it is antichristian.
Are you referring to the Torah or the Talmud? I’m not terribly familiar w/the Torah…but the Talmud is downright EVIL. It speaks of Christ as ‘burning for eternity in hell, covered in s***n & feces, as well as his followers. It speaks of J_ws being a master race of ‘chosen ones’ who will enslave all of humanity one day. That’s why I don’t believe in the Holocaust- it’s pure Khazarian propaganda to elicit sympathy for the Jewish people, and potentially criminalize any shred of antisemitism. Let’s get one thing straight- I’m not anti-Semitic. Not by a long shot; I’m anti Khazarian. The Khazarians were the original 13 Luciferian bloodlines, directly descended from Cain (yes the Cain from the OT) who believe themselves to be rulers & kings over all of humanity. Sadly, it’s these 13 families that sit comfortably behind the curtain of world events & dictate EVERYTHING that happens, from world wars to pandemics to regime changes to forced media narratives. So they have, at least in part, made good on their original goals of subverting all of humanity. The czar of Russia millennia ago demanded that they cease their disgusting satanic practices (such as sacrificing their own children & drinking blood) and commit to one of the three major religions at that time- Christianity, Judaism, or Islam. The Khazars chose Judaism, and the rest is history- they’re NOT real Jews, they’re actually Satanists & they are who Christ Himself refers to in the NT as the “Synagogue of Satan.”
The Torah is the first five books of the Old Testament. Christianity is founded and completed in the Torah. Jesus is found in EVERY single book of the Bible. Jesus walked with Adam, Jesus appeared to Abraham in the plains of Mamre, Jesus appeared to Moses and with His finger wrote The Ten Commandments, Jesus was slain before Adam sinned. You seriously have no understanding of the Bible, or of the fact that Jesus is embodiment of The Law and The Grace
Jesus will judge all creatures according to The Law and receive unto Himself those that by faith recieve Him as Lord and Saviour , God and King.
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Where do you find The Law and The Prophets , in the Old Testament.
You’re a fanatic. The bible was compiled and edited to fit The Narrative.
Natural Law is what Jesus taught. Nowhere did Jesus say I am God.
“The bible was compiled and edited to fit The Narrative.”
Could you show me one piece of evidence to support this claim?
No hate intended but you don’t know what your talking about, Christ-Yeshua goes against every narrative, He is the first rebel, the narrative is evil, and always has been, the worlds lifeblood has been wicked since the enemies posed as gods and man willingly worshipped them. Christ went against peoples main love their own ego. That’s why He’s hated like He is even though He healed and is the Savior, people hate when their told to humble themselves, they not only think they know it all but love this world of lies more than anything true. This world is satans kingdom, but it must be this way, as people are given free will and look what most of them choose. I love my Savior for I was set free from real darkness, and pain only ending in my tortured death. I truly hope you can look past what biases you have and read into the Holy Bible, I used to say all the same things you did, how wrong I was amd I’m so glad I was
Jesus did claim to be the Christ and God. The Bible declares that Jesus Christ manifest in the flesh.
The Torah is basically the old testament it’s the Talmud thats bullshit, it’s interpretations by rabbis and full of kabbalah like s**t. The fact that they rock that six point star of Solomon and call it the star of David is a f*****g joke, s***s pure occult/kabbalah/magic.
Wow, this is so sad to hear. Many groups reject Jesus.
It didn’t go through. Netanyahu shot it down. They have put this on the table every year and it never goes anywhere.
Here we go again… 2000 years now and they still hate Jesus.
i once asked a longtime trusted friend, who happens to be an older male from egypt, ‘why is there so much hatred in the middle east, & specifically, hatred of jews?’ he was very comfortable explaining that Jesus was a respected prophet, like other prophets of moses or muhammad. muslims saw jews as evil for murdering their own prophet. he asked if i knew that jesus was in the koran, and truthfully, i did not. that lead me to read a bit of it & just sit & listen to this friend while he spoke. i have no idea if this is true or not, but just 1 religious person’s opinion of why there is much anti-semitism & mistrust.
It probably dates back to Issaac (mother was a Hebrew – Sarah) and Ishmael (mother was an Egyptian – Hagar). God chose Issaac for His inheritance, although He would make Ishmael’s descendants a great nation as well.
I just spent almost a couple weeks in Israel a month ago. Frankly most Israelis are indifferent to Christianity, the conservative Jews are more annoyed and perhaps hostile but it would be a long stretch even for them to want this. This is blown out of proportion, likely as an anti Israel propaganda hit piece. I’m sure the US has crazy laws being submitted all the time in congress that we rarely hear about except to make political hay.
Israel makes enormous revenue from Christian tourism, and we’re too important of a political and military ally to step on the toes of Christian politicians and lobbyists.
God told us to not add or subtract from His word. Yet, rabbinical law (Talmud) added to His word and Christianity subtracted from His word by eliminating the Torah through Pauline Doctrine.
All religions are man-made. God gave us (although specifically to the Israelites who were supposed to be His examples to the gentiles) the Torah which are His instructions to live by. Yahshua came into this world to not only redeem man of his continuous sin, but also to open the doorway back to Abba. Yahshua is the living Torah.
We all have been deceived by the enemy who uses man to create religions and thought processes that satisfy our own self-gratification, not God’s. Hence thousands of religions in this world. So which religion truly serves God? Everyone thinks their religion is the one. If there is a religion that serves the true God why is this world such a mess?
We better wake up and start serving the one true living God – Yahweh. Yes, His name needs to be known. Throughout the “Bible” there are numerous references to “His name” and it is not “The Lord.”
“If there is a religion that serves the true God why is this world such a mess?”
I think you’ve partially answered your own question: if there are “thousands of religions in this world,” then how could the traditionally correct one be expected to set anything right beyond the purview of its specific boundaries? And even within that limited scope, I presume you do not believe that human freedom somehow vanishes, or that all the members of this religion thereby gain perfect awareness of the truth, or automatically follow their church’s good and true prescriptions?
You say that there is no “true religion,” and then, almost in the same breath, you yourself call on us all to “start serving the one true living God.” How is what you are proposing different, precisely, than the “man-made” religions you censure?
You are indeed confused as the original KJV Bible translation has the Torah, apocrypha and new testament. What He means is to mess with the teachings in them, or adding to them like saying stealings bad unless it’s from a fat woman. Or rape is ok if they underage, kinda like the talmud says no bs.