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Bishop John I. Cline blasts Israel over 'evil' treatment of Palestine

- said the jury is out as to whether Israelis are the true chosen people
Controversial man of the cloth, Bishop John I. Cline has weighed in on the ongoing Israel/Palestine conflict, blasting Israel over what he considers ‘evils’ against its neighbour, Palestine. Photo: VINO/File
Bishop John I. Cline appeared as a guest on the Morning Ride Show with Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart this morning, December 3, 2015 on ZROD 103.5 FM. Photo: VINO/File
Bishop John I. Cline appeared as a guest on the Morning Ride Show with Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart this morning, December 3, 2015 on ZROD 103.5 FM. Photo: VINO/File
Bishop Cline has labelled the decisions on Palestine of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as evil. Photo:
Bishop Cline has labelled the decisions on Palestine of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as evil. Photo:
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Controversial man of the cloth, Bishop John I. Cline has weighed in on the ongoing Israel/Palestine conflict, blasting Israel over what he considers ‘evils’ against its neighbour, Palestine.

The conflict between Palestinian Arabs and Zionist (now Israeli) Jews, according to Middle East Research and Information Project, is a modern phenomenon, dating to the end of the nineteenth century.

Although the two groups have different religions (Palestinians include Muslims, Christians and Druze), religious differences are not the cause of the strife. The conflict began as a struggle over land. From the end of World War I until 1948, the area that both groups claimed was known internationally as Palestine. That same name was also used to designate a less well-defined “Holy Land” by the three monotheistic religions. Following the war of 1948–1949, this land was divided into three parts: the State of Israel, the West Bank (of the Jordan River) and the Gaza Strip.

Over the years there have been attacks from both countries, with Israel often responding with bombings on Palestinian cities.

Just hours ago, Al Jazeera reported that Israeli security forces shot and killed two Palestinians in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

Israel's 'evils' against Palestine being overlooked

While many Christians and persons in western societies tend to sympathise with Israel, mainly due to the biblical belief that the Israelis are God’s chosen people, Bishop Cline was not shy to go against popular opinion.

Speaking on the Morning Ride Show with Paul ‘Gadiethz’ Peart this morning, December 3, 2015 on ZROD 103.7 FM, Bishop Cline said he thinks many Christians forget God judged Israel in many different ways, because there were evil kings in Israel.

“In my opinion, current Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu, is going down that line where his evils are being overlooked, [in terms of] what he is doing to the Palestinian people. Israel has nuclear weapons, Israel has F16 and F15 fighter jets. They are bombing the Palestinian lands repeatedly. They control the media so the western world only gets to see what the Palestinian people may do to the Israelis, which may be just a simple stabbing. So when one Israeli may die then 10 to 15 Palestinians will die at the hand of Israel. And I can’t see how people who say they know God can stand by and say that is right,” Mr Cline stated.

Israeli Jews God's chosen people?

Meanwhile, host of the show Mr Peart noted that several churches and countries believe that Israelis are God’s chosen people, which is why there has not been worldwide condemnation for Israel’s acts against Palestine.

“I don’t subscribe to what they are saying. I believe that Israel is very much sometimes in the wrong with the way they are dealing with persons of the Arab culture….I don’t subscribe to some of the propaganda that is being preached…I do believe that God did choose Israel to manifest himself, I believe God chose Israel to bring forth his son and I believe they were chosen to manifest a monotheistic God. But excluding them from their judgment and excluding them from their wrong, I don’t think that is God, I don’t think it is scriptural; I don’t think it is right,” the lead preacher at the New Life Baptist Church in Duffs Bottom, Tortola stated.

In some contradictory fashion, the controversial pastor also expressed some doubts as to whether the Jews in Israel were indeed God’s chosen people.

“The jury is still out on that one,” Mr Cline stated, nothing that there are many theories as to who really are the Chosen People, including possibly people in Ethiopia and North Africa.

85 Responses to “Bishop John I. Cline blasts Israel over 'evil' treatment of Palestine”

  • WTF (03/12/2015, 16:12) Like (23) Dislike (17) Reply
    This man is a fool.
    • SM (03/12/2015, 16:32) Like (17) Dislike (17) Reply
      This man is not a foul. The truth hurts!
    • SMH (03/12/2015, 16:36) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
      Clearly for a man who claim to read and teach the bible he don't know who the people are? what ah dumb dumb! but then again most people are based, as to why them up and down following this man and many others. reading is fundamental, understanding even more so people can read and not comprehend. sigh, its a sad day when a dumb rock and people like him are identical.
    • teacher john (03/12/2015, 19:22) Like (20) Dislike (6) Reply
      Reading through the comments I cannot help but noticed we are not addressing the systemic issue at hand and asking the hard question. Why is it that there are so many horrific injustices in to these people by Israel & the USA?
    • somodo gragon (03/12/2015, 23:40) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      No he is not. U probably are ingrate.
    • Mary (05/12/2015, 18:41) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      There are no chosen people. Do you think God said "All men are created equal" and then said, but you are the chosen ones? Man have rewritten the Bible so many times to suit their needs, so stop being ignorant and use the common sense you were born with. THERE ARE NO CHOSEN PEOPLE! They made it up to feel superior over the world and you IDIOTS believe everything without reading and investigating. IDIOTS!
  • one eye (03/12/2015, 16:22) Like (17) Dislike (11) Reply
    Cline got balls mehson
  • teacher john (03/12/2015, 16:34) Like (18) Dislike (8) Reply
    He is right like him or hate him
    • Scary Mary (03/12/2015, 18:29) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      No matter their motivation, it is totally evil.
      • Guest (04/12/2015, 04:03) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
        I believe there is room for compromise, first stop the settlements
      • Scary Mary (the real one) (04/12/2015, 17:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Use your own name please. I stayed out of this one. NOTHING that man says makes sense to me and never has.
  • Joc (03/12/2015, 16:34) Like (21) Dislike (29) Reply
    Now I dont comment much anymore but this one I had to blog. John Cline is an a#@!! The Word of God is clear and GOD said those who curse Israel will be curse and those who bless them will be bless. The Bible is clear about the choosen people. This man is so sick!! I just cant stand this!!
    • To Joc (03/12/2015, 18:52) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
      Your God is very prejudice if he chose one over the other. He's not worthy of my worship!!
      • Hmm (04/12/2015, 12:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Then the words in the Bible is a Dam Lie then is that what you are saying???
        • 007 (05/12/2015, 10:40) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
          read the bible and you will see the foolishness within - to answer your question yes the bible is a lie, to take it further your god and jesus is a manmade story aimed to keep people like you in control.

          Learn to think outside of the box
      • so you know... (04/12/2015, 23:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        He doesn't need your worship.....

        ALL of creation worships him.
  • Too Funny! (03/12/2015, 16:35) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
    The Jews currently occupying Israel are not the true Jews of that region. Imagine, they left as a people of color (black) and return to the land as a people that are white (Zionists)? People of the world do you not see something is wrong with that situation. Talk about identity theft among other things.
    • war in the middle east (04/12/2015, 03:57) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Whatever distorted ideas some of you have and who does not understand or have not study the history the situation in the middle east simply the catalyst for a violent sequence waiting to happen all over the world.
      • Too Funny! (04/12/2015, 09:32) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        Study history or His-Story?! People use dates to justify their nonsense. In this particular situation, people only going back to 1948 when the deal was made with the UK. Go further and even deeper beyond that and you will know that the Khazarian Jew is not the true Jew of that region. Nonetheless, there is a war going on there but is it justified?
  • Windy (03/12/2015, 16:37) Like (4) Dislike (16) Reply
    Yes the jews are gods chosen and not you black folks lol
    • @ Windy (04/12/2015, 04:14) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      LMFAoooooooo Jah me almost spit out my bush tea while reading your post
  • Just saying.... (03/12/2015, 17:07) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Vino you are the best you sure know how to get readers john stay out of tis melee thats over there we over here
  • Yoda (03/12/2015, 17:08) Like (36) Dislike (2) Reply
    How come he don't speak out on the evil the NDP doing to the BVI with the NHI? OMG!
    • @ Yoda (03/12/2015, 18:11) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      Very good question
    • NHI Supporter (03/12/2015, 18:48) Like (4) Dislike (62) Reply
      My father passed away recently. He was a senior and ill for some time before he passed. It was extortionately expensive to get him traditional insurance which we couldn't afford. NHI would have covered him regardless of age. You claim that NHI is wrong. Prove it!!!!
    • True (03/12/2015, 18:55) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      and his evil nephew over port purcell.
  • notes (03/12/2015, 17:11) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    While I won't sanction the simplistic canard that Jews control the media, the Bishop's view is correct. Most fail to see that the VAST MAJORITY of the world recognizes how brutally Palestinians are treated by the Apartheid State of Israel.

    To those foolish, ignorant or will-full enough to actually defend Israel, I ask that you visit there and see how a CHRISTIAN or a BLACK person is treated there.
    • Really (03/12/2015, 18:52) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
      The bishop,s view is not correct, why is not the mention made of the many Jews who has been stabbed in the streets, on buses and shot dead in cars over the past two months by Palestinians. The Jews are surrounded by enemies and must defend themselves constantly. Palestinian children are taught from small to hate Jews and Christians and as of recent there were 10yr old attacking Jews in the streets. You don hear much of this in the main stream media because they all want Israel to look like the bad person. TRUTH is Palestinians are squatting on Israeli land and yet many who live among Israel get very good treatment. The head of Palestine is always inciting his people against Israel, and when they commit any terrorist crime in Israel he praises them. I'm not saying that every Israeli is good, but most of the news that the main stream media brings out of Israel is bias.
  • Now look (03/12/2015, 17:31) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
    This man is trying to bring terrorism acts in a he little country. Damn f**l
    • @ now look. (04/12/2015, 01:28) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Fool talk some sense. This is a serious debate
    • OMG (04/12/2015, 04:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      “I actually had a chance to go into some of those tunnels when I was there last year,” he said, referring to the passages that Palestinian terrorists use to mount assaults against Israel. “Although we were carefully looking for people who might be trying to shoot us when we came out.”
  • open eyes. (03/12/2015, 18:00) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Mr Clyne I listen to you. I respect you. You not only speak your mind but you speak the truth knowing it is unpopular. These people should listen and learn. Some of these so call Christians are been led to a Clift with their eyes close. You are the courageous and wise one
  • Kline rightt (03/12/2015, 18:09) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    Israel is the most wicked , selfish and racist nation on earth...I hate them. They stole Palestine land. Killing the Palestinians. The only people fighting for Palestine are the terrorist... They see and feel the injustice from Israel and the heart aches and my soul cry for Palestines..
  • rock city (03/12/2015, 18:13) Like (12) Dislike (6) Reply
    There is a black man with courage to stand up to the jews...the bishop is stronger than obama
  • sugar cake (03/12/2015, 18:18) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    The same thing israel doing to Palestine is the same thing Italy did to Africa. No one came to Africa defense. . Selassie I was able to defend Ethiopia. Ethiopia is the only African country that reflect a true Africa. The only one that never been conquered.. Selassie I ain no simple man... I know if you gave black people white sugar cake with shxxiit in it they will eat it up and complain how the Brown one burn and its too fools we are.. Brain wash is not an excuse no more.
  • Reply (03/12/2015, 18:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    How did this tragedy come to be in the middle east? The history is one in which personal grievances and political disputes are expressed violently.
  • yes we can (03/12/2015, 18:40) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    the end result for the Palestinan is lots of dead people, facilitated by the USA.
  • Law Abiding citizen (03/12/2015, 18:42) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    I'm glad that people are beginning to see the truth. Original Hebrews were not white like these fake Ashkenazis. I encourage everyone on this forum to read "The Thirteenth Tribe".
  • wha yo expect (03/12/2015, 19:15) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    With sincere respect for those horrified and generically blaming Israel, please note that part of the middle east is rough for the Jewist state
  • not ture (03/12/2015, 19:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is terrible and it has anything to do with good and evil, it has to do with people (Palestine) somehow feeling that they have run out of options and being consumed with anger.
  • Educator (03/12/2015, 19:25) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    Israel is a very racist country. I've seen first hand how they treat blacks, Arabs, Christians, Muslims, and also even tourists. Tourists who have visited other countries such as Egypt, turkey, Senegal, or any other Africa nations are subjected to harassment, long long 5-7 hours long wait at immigration. This is the true Israel. There's no freedom of speech nor democracy. It is segregated by roads, by villages, by basic needs such as water, crops, air pollution, and electricity. Palestinians Indians who left before 1970 are not allowed to live in their homeland. An American Jew has more rights than a Palestinian born citizen. Again don't get confused with zionists and Jews. Jews according to the Torah are humans that believe in God and so good unto others type of people. Zionists are extremists, racists, evil, greedy, and cruel psychopaths.
  • SB (03/12/2015, 19:42) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Totally in agreement on this one.
  • gaza strip (03/12/2015, 20:29) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    You all need to stop before isreal drop a rocket on the bvi
  • reality (03/12/2015, 21:38) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    It's so sad that we black people don't even know anything about our own history. Israeli Jews are NOT real Jews they're Europeans who migrated to Israel and adopted the religion and culture. Israel was created for them after WWII by the British after a promise to have two states, one Israeli the other Palestinian, but this never happened that's why we have the situation today.

    Read your history and travel to Israel and you will be surprised to see who the REAL Jews are...... Black people who are treated as second class citizens in their own country....... Sounds familiar! Black people lived there long before the Europeans arrived, and the British created this travesty.

    Don't take my word as fact, do your own research into what their star of Davis symbol means and where it originated you will be astonished. We black people will believe anything told to us because we don't read for ourselves to gain true knowledge of self. Don't be fooled those people are not the chosen ones. The world over knows it, but the American conservatives use their media to feed their propaganda to the masses for so long most of you believe it as fact. They have a hidden agenda because they themselves know the real truth, but will keep fooling the masses. European Jews in Israel are the synogague of Satan!!!
    • @ reality (04/12/2015, 04:32) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Senator Marco Rubio of Florida characterized threats from Iran, the Islamic State and Palestinian radicals as a common, dangerous strain of fundamentalism that knows no borders.

      “This enemy hates our two nations — both liberal democracies, both products of the Judeo-Christian tradition,” he said. “We must not separate the threat to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv from the threat to Paris or London or New York or Miami.”
  • vex (03/12/2015, 23:06) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    This issue is complex and require much study
  • Parable (04/12/2015, 01:24) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Black people quick to dis his Majesty Selassie I. And praise and worship the white Jesus. Jesus was Selassie before Selassie was Selassie. Their was a great black man doing great things. So Italy the Romans give him a white name and a white image. They didn't want to tell the world about this great black man. They change his name from Selah to jesus. But he returned with a new name Selassie I. Rasta Fari.
  • refugees (04/12/2015, 01:46) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Israel is that beast. 6 nations came together 66 yrs ago and gave these white settlers 666 square miles of Palestine land to live on.. To settle on under the disguise of refugees. Now look what they are doing to the people who help them when they were in need.
  • Yes (04/12/2015, 02:11) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    What a moo moo! How you going to speak of wrongs thousands of miles away and not speak of wrongs in your own back yard. Honestly I could care less what he thinks about anything but if he going speak he need to speak on matters here. Moo moo!
    • SUSCIE (04/12/2015, 10:31) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      I agree it is time he fix the problem in the hospital some of the nurses are very rude to the patience and make them more sick I am quite sure he knows about it because I had to make a complain it is a nice hospital but it need good management they bring in these nurses hear just to work for the America money and don't care one damn.
  • paul (04/12/2015, 03:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Concerned (04/12/2015, 04:02) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    President Obama has gone to great lengths to support Israel over what is right
    • Don't get it twisted (04/12/2015, 12:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Obama is not for the Jews or Israel. Please look beneath the surface. At the bottom line is that the land belongs to the seed of Isaac, not the seed of Ishmael. But, Israel is grappling with their sin...they were chased out of the land because of their sin. That however does not change the fact that the land is theirs but in order for their to be true peace Israelis and Palestinians alike must come to the realisation of the Truth...that JESUS the Christ is the Chosen One, the Prince of Peace, the Messiah and the Saviour of the World. Only then can their be TRUE Peace. How can there be peace when you reject the Prince of Peace?
  • Lily Ann (04/12/2015, 04:25) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I can think of no rational explanation for this epidemic of violence and hate between Israel and the state of Palestine everywhere today.
  • Jews in the BVI (04/12/2015, 04:39) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hamas must recognise Israel right to exist!
    • do you mean (04/12/2015, 08:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      it must go both ways to jews in the bvi
    • que (04/12/2015, 11:02) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Hamas need to wipe israel of the face of the map!
    • Ironic (06/12/2015, 18:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      First the 1966 boarders then PLO, then Hamas, who are the Jews going to use as an excuse next? Mickey Mouse? It's simple, when people are being mute feted and oppressed they resist , Israels cards are running out and fast!
  • Ayo look (04/12/2015, 06:13) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply

    Why he don't talk about the married woman who after work hours stay back late pretending to do work just to mess around with a security guard before she go home to her family. That's what he should preach to them about!!!! This is not the Middle East mr. Pastor cline sir!

  • dude (04/12/2015, 08:02) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Israelis are not Israelites so they are not the chosen people. Even the bible says that in the last book. The Israelites are scattered throughout the globe and some are in Africa & Ethipoia. The line of David cannot be found in Israel but in Ethiopia which is why Selassie is a controversial figure for many.

    Many think they know but they don't because they never cared to find out.
  • wize up (04/12/2015, 09:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    stay focused on health care sir john
    • @ wize up (04/12/2015, 11:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Wize up the man can talk about what he wants and when you keep focus on your daddy
      • wize up (04/12/2015, 15:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ wize up; thanks but daddy died when I was 2-days old...ask your mother
  • You judging? (04/12/2015, 10:35) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    "Bishop Cline said he thinks many Christians forget God judged Israel in many different ways, because there were evil kings in Israel." ....God judged for He IS a righteous Judge, not you. He clearly said you are NOT to judge!! If you are following scripture, follow it ALL.
  • too cool (04/12/2015, 11:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Palestinians voted for a terrorist organization Hamas as their Government, these terrorist are attacking Israel and Israel are simply defending themselves . Palestinians have a history of terrorism and are not regarded by their neighbors as trustworthy.
    • To too cool (04/12/2015, 20:39) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Israhell was slaughtering Palestinians way before Hamas was created. What's your excuse now?
  • Not true (04/12/2015, 11:12) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    If you visited Palestine you would probably be beheaded in a short period of time.If you visited Israel you will be welcomed with open arms.
  • history will prove you right (04/12/2015, 11:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    John cline you have always been the speaker of the truth
  • fall (04/12/2015, 11:59) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    We should strive to bring about world peace for the Palestiness, Israelis, blacks, whites, Muslims,Christians or any other tribe or race. We should not be so quick to criticize the Good Bishop it is obvious that he is confused and it is not too sure about his beliefs any more.
  • in the news (04/12/2015, 13:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The jewish lobby going get john cline sooner or later
  • Mark (04/12/2015, 14:00) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Biblical Jews were in fact God's first chosen but they rejected His son Jesus Christ thus they reject God. Most Jews of today still reject Jesus as the son of God. Ther trust is that the Jews will choose the anti-christ as their massiah once he comes and he sits in the temple after the temple is rebuilt in Jerusalem. Jew don't believe in hell, Neither do they believe that the way to salvation is through Jesus as God's son. They still live according to the law but more specifically the first five books of the old Testament. The Jews will be jughed for their deeds like everyone else. The will not see the Kingdom of God unless they accept Jesus as God's son and surrender their lives. Gentile are as much God's chosen people as the Jews are because the Gentiles accepted Jesus while the Jews rejected Him.
  • voter (04/12/2015, 16:18) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    need blasting over "evil" treatment of the Hospital Finances. Where are the Audited financials?
    Leave the Jews and Palestinians and clean your house first.

  • tellah viw (04/12/2015, 21:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I just thank god that in the BVI no
    adults & kids are being kidnapped whether for sex or body
    parts, there's a thriving business in body parts where rich ppl get in other parts of the world
  • bronx ny (04/12/2015, 23:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    when I left the BVI 10 years ago B Cline was a good man. Today it appears he has become an insecure, narcissistic preacher with a hunger to be adored.
  • Serpico (04/12/2015, 23:47) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let me express my firm solidarity with Israel
  • TAX MAN (05/12/2015, 17:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    thoes who control the international media are demagogue on the truth on this topic
  • Jewish (09/12/2015, 22:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cline leave my ppl alone ur so dumb.

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