OK, so Pat Robertson said what we all knew he and other true believers were thinking anyway about a connection between Sharon’s failing health and his having given up Gaza, thereby “dividing God’s land.” Robertson added, “I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU (European Union), the United Nations, or the United States of America.” Robertson also said that Sharon is “a very tender-hearted man and a good friend” and that he “was sad to see Sharon in this condition”.

Robertson also cited the fate of Yitzhak Rabin as further proof of Joel’s prophecy, which “makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who ‘divide my land.’” Of course, if that were true, Ehud Barak, Shimon Peres and the Clintons would be long underground by now.

Although he should have kept it to himself while Sharon fights for his life, the worst you can accuse Robertson of is being a right-wing Jew, a solid Likudnik.

So what business is it of the ADL–of all things–to issue a statement urging Christian leaders to distance themselves from Robertson’s remarks, and defending giving land to Palestinians? It only proves that the ADL goes hardest after defenders of Israel.