Reverend Doctor Stephen Sizer PhD is the former vice-chair of Friends of Sabeel UK, and strongly supports the work of Sabeel. Sizer ostensibly calls for peace in the Middle East whilst arguing that Christian Zionists are warmongers. Yet Sizer’s self-proclaimed title of a ‘peacemaker’ is severely compromised by his dubious connections with dodgy characters who just want an end to the Jewish state.
And they don’t come much dodgier than the pro-jihad priest Atallah Hanna, fired by the Greek Orthodox Church in July 2002 for refusing to sign a document condemning Palestinian terrorism. In August 2002, Hanna was arrested by Israeli police, who took away his passports and accused him of links with terrorist networks.
Suffice to say, there was a huge uproar at Hanna’s sudden fall from grace. Despite Hanna’s support for terrorism (or perhaps because of it?), there was an appeal from Hanna-sympathisers issued by Israel Shamir (a neo-Nazi who accuses Jews of being Christ-killers and viruses, and claims that Jews use Palestinian children to make matza bread) which called for the Israeli authorities not to press charges against him.
Shamir’s appeal was spread around the internet by Stephen Sizer, as is evident if you look at the bottom of this page. Of course this is not the first time that Sizer’s been questioned about his friendship with Israel Shamir or his support for terrorist activities against Israel.
All of which should make you think twice before taking Stephen Sizer’s writings seriously. Especially when he claims to be a ‘peacemaker.’