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Israel Pulls Plug on Christian TV Channel

Israel is pulling the plug on a new GOD TV channel for failing to disclose its evangelical missionary agenda, local regulators announced Sunday.

The Hebrew-speaking "Shelanu" channel, which began airing at the end of April on GOD TV as part of a seven-year deal, will stop broadcasting this week, according to an announcement by Asher Biton, chairman of Israel's Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council.

“The channel appeals to Jews with Christian content,” he wrote. “Its original request,” he added, was a “station targeting the Christian population.”

Shelanu, part of one of the largest Christian broadcasting networks in the world, with presence in at least 200 countries, said it was "disappointed" by the council's "unprofessional decision" and plans to reapply for a license.

Proselytizing is not against Israeli law, as long as it is not directed at minors and does not involve economic coercion. (Fox / VFI News)

And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” —Luke 19:39-40

“God, we ask that you continue to spread your message throughout the land of Israel, and elsewhere, that all may come to know your face.”