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Methodist Clergyman Denies Israel Prevents Opening of Christian Church in Tel Aviv

Emphatic denial of a report that Israel authorities had refused permission for opening a Christian church in Tel Aviv, or were showing any intolerance, is contained in a letter from Tel Aviv to the current Methodist Recorder, written by the Rev. B. Burgoyne Chapman.

The Rev. Mr. Chapman wrote that he searched on the spot for any trace of “this strange thing.” He emphasized that messages of thanks for religious freedom and for generous provision for the needs of different religious communities had been received and published by the Israel Ministry of Religions, from many ecclesiastics, both Christian and Moslem. “No other government is providing for minority religions as Israel is doing,” he added.