Israel won’t do business with Pat Robertson after the U.S. Christian Evangelist said Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s massive stroke was divine punishment for Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, an official said Wednesday, placing a USD 50 million deal with the Christian leader in doubt.
Robertson, a Christian broadcaster, is leading a group of evangelicals who have collected money to build a Christian Heritage Center in Israel’s northern Galilee region, where tradition says Jesus lived and taught.
Israel was to provide the land and infrastructure for the project, saying it would bring millions of tourism dollars into the country. But the project now is in doubt in light of Robertson’s comments, said Ido Hartuv, spokesman for Tourism Minister Avraham Hirschson.
"We will not do business with him, only with other evangelicals who don’t back these comments," Hartuv said. "We will do business with other evangelical leaders, friends of Israel, but not with him."
Meanwhile, Sharon’s speedy recovery is stunning his doctors. What could account for this? Could it be . . . . . . Satan?!?