Re "Christians in Mideast a test of pluralism" (Viewpoints, Dec. 27): Michael Gerson makes reference to the struggle of Christians in the Middle East. Israel is the only country in the Middle East where Christians can worship and live unafraid and where the Christian population has grown in recent years. It makes one wonder why some national and international mainstream church organizations spend time debating, and often passing, anti-Israel resolutions, including proposed boycotts of Israel. Their time and resources might be better spent supporting their oppressed brethren in many of the Arab and Muslim nations of the Middle East and North Africa, such as Egypt and Syria.
-- Alan Edelstein, Sacramento