Monday , July 26 2021

US lawmakers reel Israel over Israel to seize church land



Michael Hernandez

WASHINGTON

The bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers fought for Israel because of the law that went through the Israeli parliament that Christian leaders warned would reduce the presence of believers in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem-based Christian leaders say the "Law of Tenants of Rights" is aimed at the expropriation of church property in the holy city.

The bill presented by Rachel Azaria, a member of the knight, the Israeli parliament, for the central Kulan party, will allow property in Jerusalem that Greek Orthodox churches are selling to private developers to surrender them to the state, efficiently nationalizing them.

A group of eight deputies from the House of Representatives and the Senate on Monday sent a letter to state secretary Mike Pompee protesting the progress of the Knesset law, pointing out that "they are concerned that this draft threatens the peril of the historic Christian presence in Jerusalem."

In a letter signed by Senator Chris Van Hollen and representatives of Robert Aderholt, Gus Bilirakis, Anna Eshoo, Jeff Fortenberry, Andy Harris, Randy Hultgren and James McGovern first reported the Jerusalem Post.

None of the offices of the agent who reached Anadolu Agency responded to the letters confirming the request.

The deputies said that "the influence of this law will almost completely fall on church property".

"The result of the loss of Church resources with provisions requiring Church property to be subjected to nationalization would make it impossible for churches to continue their services in wider community", wrote that the administration is seeking to "do everything in its power to work with the Israeli government to solve this problem and ensure lasting resolution ".



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