10/15/10 UPDATE!! From Mr. Hallam: Thank you. I was very touched to see your post. It has been a difficult few weeks making this momentous decision but I was not prepared to let the good name of the Methodist Church be misused in this way. Historically Methodists and Jews have worked well together. Thank you especially Dr Harold [see comments]. In the last few days Richard Hall on the website http://theconnexion.net/wp/ has led a heavy counter offensive. Dr Goldmeier's comments are helpful. It seems that enthusiam to attack a fellow Methodist quickly dries up when Jewish people defend themselves or even go on the attack! I run a small blog called www.methodistpreacher.com. It is mainly about my very local church work but in recent work has sought to highlight this issue. God bless you and thank you for your prayers. I really will need them in future weeks as I am having to weather a huge backlash. So go to his blog and show your support again, this time so others will see the support he gets from us.
10/05/10 Let's all give a silent prayer of thanks to David Hallam,
a British Methodist Minister who was sufficiently offended by the measures taken by his own church to demonize Israel that he plans to bring a lawsuit against it! The article says the lawsuit will be based on European human rights law. Perhaps Hallam's lawyer didn't get the memo that European human rights laws can only be used against Israel, not on its behalf. Maybe Hallam's act will inspire an outbreak of fairness, who knows? If we can track down a way to contact Mr. Hallam we'll post it and urge everyone to thank him for his brave moral stance.