News Brief 8/12/2009, Av 22, 5769
Christian Russian TV Station to Broadcast in Israel
A new Christian Russian-language TV network will be inaugurated next month, in the presence of Israel Our Home party leaders. The heads of the station say they hope to spread their message to over a million new-immigrant homes in Israel.
The inaugural event will take place at the Davidson Center, near the Western Wall plaza. Some 3,000 Christian pilgrims will be on hand for the occasion.
Rabbi Shalom Dov Lifshitz, of the Yad L’Achim anti-assimilation and anti-missionary organization, warns of the grave ramifications of the new TV station: “Not only is the very operation of such a TV station in Israel scandalous in and of itself, but it also contains many programs with Christian content aimed at children. Our legal arm is investigating whether this constitutes a violation of the law forbidding attempts to convert minors to a different religion.”