We are a long overdue voice coming from the Church in Britain, seeking to bring balance and truth to the debates and issues concerning the Middle East; at the heart of which lies the seeming unending and intractible struggle between the Jewish State of Israel and her Muslim neighbours.
Great Britain, historically a Christian nation, has unique ties to the Jewish people and Israel. This is principally through her Judeo-Christian heritage, historical links, common democratic values and shared sacred scriptures. We also have many historical links to the Middle East as a whole, having governed much of it in our empire and having helped to bring down the Ottoman Empire in World War One.
In modern Britain today there has been an increase in antisemitism and unprecedented hostility against the nation of Israel, largely because of ignorance and a lack of historical understanding of the current conflict in the Middle East. By addressing the issues that follow, the CMEW is helping to reinforce Britain's Judeo-Christian heritage and the biblical morality underlying our nation's parliamentary and legal systems.
As CMEW develops, this site will become an archive of valuable, factual material on the Middle East, accessible by both professionals and anyone seeking to discover the truth behind conflicting headlines, statements and speeches that appear on our TVs, newspapers and laptop screens.
CMEW will especially address current issues relevant to Britain and her policies towards the Middle East and bring insights and informed comment on major incidents and diplomatic moves. Actions and statements by the EU will also be highlighted on this site.