Does Israel Fear the Spread of Christianity Among Jews Through Shelanu Station?

Published June 29th, 2020 - 07:38 GMT
Shelanu Television, part of the GOD-TV international Christian media network, was launched on April 29, 2020 on HOT cable in Israel. (Screen Capture)
Shelanu Television, part of the GOD-TV international Christian media network, was launched on April 29, 2020 on HOT cable in Israel. (Screen Capture)
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A channel that wishes to spread the gospel of Jesus among the Jewish nation.

The Israeli regime has announced the closure of a US-based evangelical TV channel, citing its hidden missionary agenda.

God TV’s Shelanu station has seven days to shut down, Israeli chairman of the cable and satellite broadcasting council Asher Biton said Sunday, adding that the concerned officials had been notified Thursday.

“A channel that wishes to spread the gospel of Jesus among the Jewish nation sitting in Israel had never been broadcast on Hot [the Israeli provider], and the heads of the channel knew that, as was clarified in the hearing we held,”he said.

This is reportedly the first time that Tel Aviv is shutting down an evangelical TV channel.


Biton added that the station was supposed to be “targeting the Christian population,” asserting that it is a “complicated and sensitive matter.”

“Therefore, whether it was a violation of the obligation for fairness, a deliberate cover-up or a decision to change the nature of programming after the license was approved, the channel should not be allowed to continue broadcasting based on the license it was given,” he said.

The station is set to reapply, according to Ron Cantor, GOD TV’s Israel representative.

"Our license, granted by... Israel, says in Hebrew that our target audience is the audience of Israeli viewers,” he said. “There is no stipulation whatsoever that we must target Christians. I have read the license over and over and it is very clear.”

The development comes amid the Christian Zionists’ unprecedented support for US President Donald Trump and his consequent backing for the Zionist regime in an election year in the United States.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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