Monday, May 11, 2015
Rights of Christian Proselytizing Sect Trumps Jewish Sensitivities in Israeli Court
Posted by JewishIsrael.com
The "Witnesses" are a christ-centered missionary sect with many millions of adherents world-wide.
The anti- assimilation organization told that of the estimated 2500 Jehovah's Witnesses adherents residing in Israel, approximately half of those are Jewish Israelis who were converted to Christianity by the sect. As of two years ago, the "Witnesses" claimed to have grown to .
The press reports leading up to the event, including accounts of the various decisions rendered in the Israeli courts, were a source of confusion. Some articles placed an emphasis on concerns of baptisms, proselytizing and , while others placed a focus on the matters of and contractual obligations.
investigated the background behind the provocative missionary group and their activities in Israel and conducted interviews with Yad L'Achim, as well as community activists and concerned citizens who were present at the protest..