Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein Defends Joe Lieberman against Attackers for Senator’s Support of John McCain

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, with a worldwide membership of more than 250,000, issued a sharply-worded statement today condemning critics of Joseph Lieberman for the Senator’s support of Republican presidential candidate John McCain. He directed his ire, particularly, at some of the now-independent Connecticut legislator’s former Democratic Party colleagues many of whom, he said, had labeled Lieberman “a traitor.”

“I am deeply saddened by these attacks,” the Rabbi declared. “I have known Joe Lieberman for more than 15 years as both a friend of extraordinary integrity as well as a political leader of unbending devotion to democratic principles. Above all, he is a man whose strength of conviction has so often breached the self-defeating partisan divides that frequently imprison our Congress. Joe Lieberman has devoted his entire political career to the ideal of building bridges for the general good.”

Founded in 1983 and based in Chicago, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews promotes understanding and cooperation between Jews and Christians around the world, focusing on financial support for Israel in addition to a broad range of social concerns.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com), he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Alexander90210.com. Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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