Zionism, Not Islam, Is America’s Biggest Threat

July 28, 2017

Source: Dr. Chuck Baldwin, former Presidential candidate

While evangelical Christians and pastors and conservative pundits on FOX News, radio talk shows, and Internet news sites constantly rail against the perceived threat that Islam poses to the United States (Saudi Arabia IS a real threat–most of the Islamic terror groups hail from Saudi Arabia–but of course, the U.S. considers the House of Saud an ally and has made over $11 billion in military aid available to them; and rarely do anti-Muslim Christians make any distinction between Islam in general and the terrorist state of Saudi Arabia in particular), almost no one dares to warn the American people about our country’s greatest threat: Zionism.

It is a fact, and anyone who is willing to do even a little personal research can easily discover the data proving it: Zionists heavily influence–if not outright control–the mainstream news media, the major motion picture industry, the popular entertainment industry, mainstream Christian religion, and the U.S. government. I’ll say it straight out: Zionism is not only a “clear and present danger” to the liberties of the American people; it is the BIGGEST danger to the liberties of the American people.

Since the creation of the Rothschild Zionist State of Israel in 1948–and its resultant pervasive influence on America–our country has almost completely lost its Christian heritage; the traditional family unit has been fractured to the point of obliteration; the entertainment and motion picture industries have become nothing short of massive purveyors of moral filth resulting in the almost universal loss of morality among our nation’s youth; the mainstream news media is nothing but a propaganda machine controlled by Zionist media moguls; and the foreign policy of the federal government of the United States is not led by American interests, but by Zionist interests.

The famed French philosopher Voltaire is quoted as saying, “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” Of course, the Zionist-controlled media complains that Voltaire never said this. Even if he didn’t, the statement is absolutely correct. Who is it that no American politician, journalist, news anchor, entertainer, actor, singer, or preacher is allowed to criticize–at least not without dire consequences? You guessed it: the modern Zionist State of Israel.

One can rant on and on against Islam, Christianity, or virtually any other faith or political system with NO repercussions. But dare to say a word against the Zionist State of Israel, and one will be quickly fired, publicly scorned, financially ruined, or worse.

I remember hearing a professor in Bible college say to us students, “The devil does his best work by hiding his own existence.” Well, if that’s true (and it probably is), Zionism must be the devil’s single most effective tool, because it is practically invisible to almost everyone in America–including to most preachers.

It is no hyperbole to say that the Israeli lobby is the single greatest influence on Capitol Hill–bar none! If you doubt that, try this news story on for size:

Writing for TheIntercept.com, Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Grim report:

The criminalization of political speech and activism against Israel has become one of the gravest threats to free speech in the West. In France, activists have been arrested and prosecuted for wearing T-shirts advocating a boycott of Israel. The U.K. has enacted a series of measures designed to outlaw such activism. In the U.S., governors compete with one another over who can implement the most extreme regulations to bar businesses from participating in any boycotts aimed even at Israeli settlements, which the world regards as illegal. On U.S. campuses, punishment of pro-Palestinian students for expressing criticisms of Israel is so commonplace that the Center for Constitutional Rights refers to it as “the Palestine Exception” to free speech.

But now, a group of 43 senators–29 Republicans and 14 Democrats–wants to implement a law that would make it a felony for Americans to support the international boycott against Israel, which was launched in protest of that country’s decades-old occupation of Palestine. The two primary sponsors of the bill are Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland and Republican Rob Portman of Ohio. Perhaps the most shocking aspect is the punishment: Anyone guilty of violating the prohibitions will face a minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison.

The proposed measure, called the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (S. 720), was introduced by Cardin on March 23. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports that the bill “was drafted with the assistance of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.” Indeed, AIPAC, in its 2017 lobbying agenda, identified passage of this bill as one of its top lobbying priorities for the year:

The bill’s co-sponsors include the senior Democrat in Washington, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, his New York colleague Kirsten Gillibrand, and several of the Senate’s more liberal members, such as Ron Wyden of Oregon, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, and Maria Cantwell of Washington. Illustrating the bipartisanship that AIPAC typically summons, it also includes several of the most right-wing senators such as Ted Cruz of Texas, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Marco Rubio of Florida.

A similar measure was introduced in the House on the same date by two Republicans and one Democrat. It has already amassed 234 co-sponsors: 63 Democrats and 174 Republicans. As in the Senate, AIPAC has assembled an impressive ideological diversity among supporters, predictably including many of the most right-wing House members– Jason Chaffetz, Liz Cheney, Peter King–along with the second-ranking Democrat in the House, Steny Hoyer.

See the report:

U.S. Lawmakers Seek To Criminally Outlaw Support For Boycott Campaign Against Israel

You read it right. The U.S. Congress is preparing to put American citizens in prison for up to 20 years for exercising their freedom of speech and freedom of choice.

A free people have the right to participate in any economic boycott and express support for any economic boycott. Both liberals and conservatives exercise their right to protest via economic boycotts all of the time.

Liberals continue to boycott businesses such as Hobby Lobby and Chick-Fil-A. And conservatives continue to boycott businesses such as Target and Kellogg’s. For that matter, the federal government is the world’s foremost boycotter. It routinely slaps economic sanctions on countries that it finds offensive. Economic sanctions are nothing more than government boycotts.The freedom to choose to buy a product or service or not buy a product or service is as American as baseball and apple pie.

But the U.S. Congress, pressured by the giant Israeli lobby AIPAC, wants to criminalize the freedom of speech and the freedom of choice–if that speech and choice adversely affects the State of Israel. How many congressional sponsors would such a bill attract if the targeted country was any Arab country? Or any European country? Or any Far Eastern country? Or even the United States of America itself? You know the answer to that: NONE. But violating the First Amendment rights of the American people in preference to the State of Israel has attracted 43 U.S. senators and 234 U.S. congressmen. Do you now see how powerful the Israeli lobby is in Washington, D.C.?

When we use the terms “globalists” and “neocons,” it is important that we understand that Zionism is the heart, mind, and pocketbook of each. Without the influence of Zionism on U.S. politics, there would not be any globalists or neocons. Globalism and neoconism serve ONE interest: the Zionist interest. Anyone who claims to be opposed to globalism and neoconism but denies the pernicious part that Zionism plays in globalism and neoconism is either badly ignorant of what globalism and neoconism really are or is knowingly providing cover for the Zionists–and is, therefore, controlled opposition for Zionists. I believe the latter is true in far, far too many cases. And never forget the fact that at their center Zionists are fascists and communists.

The Zionist State of Israel is a fascist apartheid state. Tel Aviv is the homosexual capital of the world. Israeli women are able to get a state-financed abortion even on full-term babies. Israel is perhaps the world’s largest purveyor of pornography–using and controlling much of the pornographic industry in the United States and Europe. In addition, Zionists control most of the trafficking of sex-slaves in both the United States and Europe. Zionist entertainers, actors, comedians, singers, etc., constantly mock America’s Christian faith. More than any other entity, Zionism has killed more Americans (not to mention the hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women, and children throughout the Arab world) through our perpetual wars-for-Israel; destroyed the Christian faith of generations of America’s youth; destroyed the sanctity of the traditional family; infested America with every kind of moral rot and sexual perversion; and has Judaized the Christian Church in America to the point of turning the fascist Zionist State of Israel into an object of worship by a large majority of evangelical Christians.

Ladies and gentlemen, Islam doesn’t hold a candle to the sheer destruction, damage, and danger that Zionism poses to the people of the United States. Yet, all we hear from today’s Christians and conservatives is how dangerous Islam is. And very soon, the U.S. Congress could make it a law–punishable by up to 20 years in prison–for anyone who does have the courage to speak the truth about the Zionist State of Israel.

Voltaire (or whoever said it) was right: “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” Well, now you know who that someone is.

P.S. To help readers understand the roots of Zionism, I highly recommend the book “Judaism’s Strange Gods” by Christian scholar Michael Hoffman.

In “Judaism’s Strange Gods,” Hoffman documents his provocative thesis that Judaism is not the religion of the Old Testament, but the newly formalized belief system of the Pharisees, which arose in Babylon with the commitment of the formerly oral “tradition of the elders” to writing in the wake of the crucifixion of Israel’s Messiah and the destruction of the Temple.

Basing his findings on authoritative Judaic sources, Hoffman demonstrates that Judaism is a man-made religion of tradition and superstition, which represents the institutionalized nullification of Biblical law and doctrine.

Liberating the reader from the accumulated shackles of decades of misinformation, this book shows that Judaism’s god is not the God of Israel, but the strange gods of Talmud and Kabbalah and the racial self-worship they inculcate.

Christian bookstores are packed with tomes purporting to unmask the religion of Islam, but not one slim volume will be found delving into the depravities of Orthodox Judaism. “Judaism’s Strange Gods” corrects that imbalance with its fidelity to Biblical truth and the historic witness of the Church.

Chapter topics include:

*Judaism’s attack on the prophets and patriarchs
*Lying and bribery
*Contents of the Babylonian Talmud
*Warrant for the murder of Gentiles
*Anti-black racism
*Christians in the Talmud
*Judaism and abortion
*Calendar and holy days
*Child molestation and homosexuality
*Priestcraft in the synagogue

AND MUCH MORE!

If you don’t read any other book besides the Bible this year, read this book. It is MUST-READING. Plus, I sincerely believe that the understanding of the truths presented in this book is essential to freedom.

Order Michael Hoffman’s outstanding book “Judaism’s Strange Gods” here:

Judaism’s Strange Gods

Advertisements

A Massacre of Christians By Jews: 614 A.D.–An Untold Chapter of History

March 15, 2017

mamillacem

The Mamilla Cemetery in Jerusalem as it looked in 1948


Israel Is Walling Off Bethlehem, The Birth Place of Jesus

January 4, 2017

Millions of American Christians are unaware of the plight of the city of Bethlehem and its Palestinian inhabitants in the West Bank of Palestine. The Israeli built separation wall snakes its way around Bethlehem, even cutting off Palestinians from their own land and nearby Jerusalem. This story is courageously told by Palestinian filmmaker, Leila Sansour in her Open, Bethlehem documentary that is part of a campaign to educate her fellow Christians and the world about the stranglehold by Israel that is slowly causing Palestinian Christians to leave the Holy Land because of the hardships imposed by the military occupation.

To increase the awareness of what is happening to Bethlehem, a Bethlehem Passport is being issued by the OPEN, BETHLEHEM campaign in partnership with the Governorate of Bethlehem.  So far, the passport has been granted to more than 500 people around the world, including church leaders and heads of states, such as Archbishop Rowan Williams, Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President Jimmy Carter. The passport states: “In that the bearer of this passport is a citizen of Bethlehem; that they recognize this ancient city provides a light to the world, and to all people who uphold the values of a just and open society; that they will remain a true friend to Bethlehem through its imprisonment, and that they will strive to keep the ideals of Bethlehem alive as long as the wall stands; we ask you to respect the bearer of the passport and to let them pass freely.” Showings of Open, Bethlehem are starting in the United States after a successful introduction in the UK. Check the website for a showing near you or to organize one in your town. Also, the complete documentary can be seen on line (Click Here). For more information on Liela Sansour’s campaign to bring down the wall around Bethlehem check out the Huffington Post UK article.

This is the 4 minute trailer for Open, Bethlehem:


John Birch Society Publication Pushes Pro-Israel Schizophrenia

January 4, 2017

Brandon Martinez January 3, 2017 Analysis, Commentary
Brandon Martinez / Non-Aligned Media

The “anti-globalist” John Birch Society (JBS) and its The New American online and print publication have been promoting a confused mishmash of nationalism, constitutionalism, anti-globalism, and kosher conservatism.

Champions of American sovereignty and an “Amexit” from internationalist bodies like the UN and NATO, the JBS writing staff are mostly good in what they advocate: a reversion back to constitutionalist principles, secure borders and a non-interventionist foreign policy. But the constitutionalist stalwarts of JBS exude an outdated Judeo-Christian bias in their publication. The JBS scribes severally miss the mark specifically when its comes to Israel and Jewish power, even if some of what they promote implicitly goes against that power structure.

The writings of Alex Newman, a frequent contributor at the New American, are particuarly pronounced in their partisanship for Jewish-Zionist interests. Newman lambasts the Obama and Bush administrations for launching wars in the Middle East on the basis that they were “unconstitutional,” but he, perhaps deliberately, avoids naming the true architects of said wars and their allegiance to Israel. The US invasion of Iraq, according to a growing number of academics and scholars, was conceived in Israel as a proxy war for that state’s hegemonic ambitions. The neocons that Newman sometimes maligns are, by and large, Zionist Jews with close ties to the Israeli government and political establishment. The most forceful advocates of and apologists for that war within the Bush administration were Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, David Wurmser, Paul Wolfowitz, David Frum, Abram Shulsky and Eliot Cohen – all Zionist Jews with notable links to Israel. Feith in particular, the man behind the “Office of Special Plans” under Bush, the Pentagon’s propaganda clearinghouse of WMD mythology, is so shamelessly committed to Zionism that he even has a portrait of Theodore Herzl, the founder of Zionism, hanging on the wall of his study.

Why does Newman refuse to address this important issue? A Christian-based bias for Israel is the likely answer.

In 2013 he favourably interviewed Moshe Feiglin, a radical Jewish supremacist and pro-settlement Israeli lawmaker who advocates “purifying” Israel by removing its Arab population. During the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, Feiglin infamously agitated for the ‘conquest’ of Gaza and the ‘annihilation’ of all its residents who supported Hamas’ war effort. The rest of the Gaza population that would be spared from ‘extermination’ were to be herded into concentration camps before being expelled, Feiglin mused in a psychotic rant posted to Facebook.

Newman has written numerous articles with a pro-Israel slant, like this recent one calling for the US government to defund and pull-out from the UN because of its latest resolution condemning Israeli settlements. Newman bristles at the Obama administration for abstaining on that vote, which caused Netanyahu’s criminal regime serious grief. But Newman was content when Obama’s White House vetoed previous UN resolutions against Israel and recently signed a record-setting military aid package, showering Tel Aviv with $38 billion in military upgrades and funding over the next decade.

Alex Newman and Israeli politician Moshe Feiglin.
Alex Newman and Israeli politician Moshe Feiglin.
Newman’s pro-Israel editorial line is absurd and delusional. He pushes Hasbarite propaganda that Israel is a helpless, besieged underdog constantly being assailed by the UN “globalists,” when in reality Tel Aviv with the help of the West has achieved an overwhelming monopoly on nuclear, as well as conventional and unconventional, weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. Its US-based lobby, AIPAC, has been in the driver’s seat of US foreign policy for decades. He condemns US foreign policies that were tailor made to benefit Israel, stealthily leaving out the part about Israel. He scorns neocons, but doesn’t mention they are mostly pro-Israel Jews who were former communists. He criticizes the Iraq war, but refuses to name and shame its chief architect Benjamin Netanyahu who was spreading alarmist lies about Iraqi WMDs since the early 1990s.

Newman’s constitutionalist advocacy is admirable, and his well-written essays are often informative on other topics relating to globalism. But he is hopelessly blinded by a Christian Zionist bias for Israel as the homeland of the “chosen people,” breezing over their leading role behind the very same globalist agenda that he abhors. Newman, beholden to Old Testament myths about Jewish chosenness, is protecting the Jewish ring-leaders behind both globalism and Zionism, craftily diverting blame onto expendable “globalist” straw men and puppet politicians like Obama and Bush.

—–

If you enjoyed this article, please consider contributing to Non-Aligned Media.


What Christians Don’t Know About the Holy Land

December 14, 2016

By Grace Halsell

American Jews sympathetic to Israel dominate key positions in all areas of our government where decisions are made regarding the Middle East. This being the case, is there any hope of ever changing U.S. policy? American Presidents as well as most members of Congress support Israel — and they know why. U.S. Jews sympathetic to Israel donate lavishly to their campaign coffers.

The answer to achieving an even-handed Middle East policy might lie elsewhere — among those who support Israel but don’t really know why. This group is the vast majority of Americans. They are well-meaning, fair-minded Christians who feel bonded to Israel — and Zionism — often from atavistic feelings, in some cases dating from childhood.

I am one of those. I grew up listening to stories of a mystical, allegorical, spiritual Israel. This was before a modern political entity with the same name appeared on our maps. I attended Sunday School and watched an instructor draw down window- type shades to show maps of the Holy Land. I imbibed stories of a Good and Chosen people who fought against their Bad “unChosen” enemies.

In my early 20s, I began traveling the world, earning my living as a writer. I came to the subject of the Middle East rather late in my career. I was sadly lacking in knowledge regarding the area. About all I knew was what I had learned in Sunday School.

And typical of many U.S. Christians, I somehow considered a modern state created in 1948 as a homeland for Jews persecuted under the Nazis as a replica of the spiritual, mystical Israel I heard about as a child. When in 1979 I initially went to Jerusalem, I planned to write about the three great monotheistic religions and leave out politics. “Not write about politics?” scoffed one Palestinian, smoking a waterpipe in the Old Walled City. “We eat politics, morning, noon and night!”

As I would learn, the politics is about land, and the co-claimants to that land: the indigenous Palestinians who have lived there for 2,000 years and the Jews who started arriving in large numbers after the Second World War. By living among Israeli Jews as well as Palestinian Christians and Muslims, I saw, heard, smelled, experienced the police state tactics Israelis use against Palestinians.

My research led to a book entitled Journey to Jerusalem. My journey not only was enlightening to me as regards Israel, but also I came to a deeper, and sadder, understanding of my own country. I say sadder understanding because I began to see that, in Middle East politics, we the people are not making the decisions, but rather that supporters of Israel are doing so. And typical of most Americans, I tended to think the U.S. media was “free” to print news impartially.

‘It shouldn’t be published. It’s anti-Israel.’

In the late 1970s, when I first went to Jerusalem, I was unaware that editors could and would classify “news” depending on who was doing what to whom. On my initial visit to Israel-Palestine, I had interviewed dozens of young Palestinian men. About one in four related stories of torture.

Israeli police had come in the night, dragged them from their beds and placed hoods over their heads. Then in jails the Israelis had kept them in isolation, besieged them with loud, incessant noises, hung them upside down and had sadistically mutilated their genitals. I had not read such stories in the U.S. media. Wasn’t it news? Obviously, I naively thought, U.S. editors simply didn’t know it was happening.

On a trip to Washington, DC, I hand-delivered a letter to Frank Mankiewicz, then head of the public radio station WETA. I explained I had taped interviews with Palestinians who had been brutally tortured. And I’d make them available to him. I got no reply. I made several phone calls. Eventually I was put through to a public relations person, a Ms. Cohen, who said my letter had been lost. I wrote again. In time I began to realize what I hadn’t known: had it been Jews who were strung up and tortured, it would be news. But interviews with tortured Arabs were “lost” at WETA.

The process of getting my book Journey to Jerusalem published also was a learning experience. Bill Griffin, who signed a contract with me on behalf of MacMillan Publishing Company, was a former Roman Catholic priest. He assured me that no one other than himself would edit the book. As I researched the book, making several trips to Israel and Palestine, I met frequently with Griffin, showing him sample chapters. “Terrific,” he said of my material.

The day the book was scheduled to be published, I went to visit MacMillan’s. Checking in at a reception desk, I spotted Griffin across a room, cleaning out his desk. His secretary Margie came to greet me. In tears, she whispered for me to meet her in the ladies room. When we were alone, she confided, “He’s been fired.” She indicated it was because he had signed a contract for a book that was sympathetic to Palestinians. Griffin, she said, had no time to see me.

Later, I met with another MacMillan official, William Curry. “I was told to take your manuscript to the Israeli Embassy, to let them read it for mistakes,” he told me. “They were not pleased. They asked me, “You are not going to publish this book, are you?” I asked, “Were there mistakes?” “Not mistakes as such. But it shouldn’t be published. It’s anti-Israel.”

Somehow, despite obstacles to prevent it, the presses had started rolling. After its publication in 1980, I was invited to speak in a number of churches. Christians generally reacted with disbelief. Back then, there was little or no coverage of Israeli land confiscation, demolition of Palestinian homes, wan ton arrests and torture of Palestinian civilians.

The Same Question

Speaking of these injustices, I invariably heard the same question, “How come I didn’t know this?” Or someone might ask, “But I haven’t read about that in my newspaper.” To these church audiences, I related my own learning experience, that of seeing hordes of U.S. correspondents covering a relatively tiny state. I pointed out that I had not seen so many reporters in world capitals such as Beijing, Moscow, London, Tokyo, Paris. Why, I asked, did a small state with a 1980 population of only four million warrant more reporters than China, with a billion people?

I also linked this query with my findings that The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post — and most of our nation’s print media – are owned and/or controlled by Jews supportive of Israel. It was for this reason, I deduced, that they sent so many reporters to cover Israel — and to do so largely from the Israeli point of view.

My learning experiences also included coming to realize how easily I could lose a Jewish friend if I criticized the Jewish state. I could with impunity criticize France, England, Russia, even the United States. And any aspect of life in America. But not the Jewish state. I lost more Jewish friends than one after the publication of Journey to Jerusalem — all sad losses for me and one, perhaps, saddest of all.

In the 1960s and 1970s, before going to the Middle East, I had written about the plight of blacks in a book entitled Soul Sister, and the plight of American Indians in a book entitled Bessie Yellowhair, and the problems endured by undocumented workers crossing from Mexico in The Illegals. These books had come to the attention of the “mother” of The New York Times, Mrs. Arthur Hays Sulzberger.

Her father had started the newspaper, then her husband ran it, and in the years that I knew her, her son was the publisher. She invited me to her fashionable apartment on Fifth Avenue for lunches and dinner parties. And, on many occasions, I was a weekend guest at her Greenwich, Conn., home.

She was liberal-minded and praised my efforts to speak for the underdog, even going so far in one letter to say, “You are the most remarkable woman I ever knew.” I had little concept that from being buoyed so high I could be dropped so suddenly when I discovered — from her point of view — the “wrong” underdog.

As it happened, I was a weekend guest in her spacious Connecticut home when she read bound galleys of Journey to Jerusalem. As I was leaving, she handed the galleys back with a saddened look: “My dear, have you forgotten the Holocaust?” She felt that what happened in Nazi Germany to Jews several decades earlier should silence any criticism of the Jewish state. She could focus on a holocaust of Jews while negating a modern day holocaust of Palestinians.

I realized, quite painfully, that our friendship was ending. Iphigene Sulzberger had not only invited me to her home to meet her famous friends but, also at her suggestion, The Times had requested articles. I wrote op-ed articles on various subjects including American blacks, American Indians as well as undocumented workers. Since Mrs. Sulzberger and other Jewish officials at the Times highly praised my efforts to help these groups of oppressed peoples, the dichotomy became apparent: most “liberal” U.S. Jews stand on the side of all poor and oppressed peoples save one — the Palestinians.

How handily these liberal Jewish opinion-molders tend to diminish the Palestinians, to make them invisible, or to categorize them all as “terrorists.”

Interestingly, Iphigene Sulzberger had talked to me a great deal about her father, Adolph S. Ochs. She told me that he was not one of the early Zionists. He had not favored the creation of a Jewish state.

Yet, increasingly, American Jews have fallen victim to Zionism, a nationalistic movement that passes for many as a religion. While the ethical instructions of all great religions — including the teachings of Moses, Muhammad and Christ — stress that all human beings are equal, militant Zionists take the position that the killing of a non-Jew does not count.

Over five decades now, Zionists have killed Palestinians with impunity. And in the 1996 shelling of a U.N. base in Qana, Lebanon, the Israelis killed more than 100 civilians sheltered there. As an Israeli journalist, Arieh Shavit, explains of the massacre, “We believe with absolute certitude that right now, with the White House in our hands, the Senate in our hands and The New York Times in our hands, the lives of others do not count the same way as our own.”

Israelis today, explains the anti-Zionist Jew Israel Shahak, “are not basing their religion on the ethics of justice. They do not accept the Old Testament as it is written. Rather, religious Jews turn to the Talmud. For them, the Talmudic Jewish laws become “the Bible.” And the Talmud teaches that a Jew can kill a non-Jew with impunity.

In the teachings of Christ, there was a break from such Talmudic teachings. He sought to heal the wounded, to comfort the downtrodden.

The danger, of course, for U.S. Christians is that having made an icon of Israel, we fall into a trap of condoning whatever Israel does — even wanton murder — as orchestrated by God.

Yet, I am not alone in suggesting that the churches in the United States represent the last major organized support for Palestinian rights. This imperative is due in part to our historic links to the Land of Christ and in part to the moral issues involved with having our tax dollars fund Israeli-government-approved violations of human rights.

While Israel and its dedicated U.S. Jewish supporters know they have the president and most of Congress in their hands, they worry about grassroots America — the well-meaning Christians who care for justice. Thus far, most Christians were unaware of what it was they didn’t know about Israel. They were indoctrinated by U.S. supporters of Israel in their own country and when they traveled to the Land of Christ most all did so under Israeli sponsorship. That being the case, it was unlikely a Christian ever met a Palestinian or learned what caused the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

This is gradually changing, however. And this change disturbs the Israelis. As an example, delegates attending a Christian Sabeel conference in Bethlehem earlier this year said they were harassed by Israeli security at the Tel Aviv airport.

“They asked us,” said one delegate, “Why did you use a Palestinian travel agency? Why didn’t you use an Israeli agency?” The interrogation was so extensive and hostile that Sabeel leaders called a special session to brief the delegates on how to handle the harassment. Obviously, said one delegate, “The Israelis have a policy to discourage us from visiting the Holy Land except under their sponsorship. They don’t want Christians to start learning all they have never known about Israel.”


About the Author

Grace Halsell (1923-2000) was a distinguished American journalist, war correspondent, author and columnist. She was the author of 13 books, including Journey to Jerusalem and Prophecy and Politics.

Source: IHR


The Holy Land Stinks Like S—-

September 23, 2016

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016      Source here

Israel’s Stench
When I think I have heard it all, then I read about Israel’s national stench policy. I am referring to Israel’s use since 2008 of “skunk juice” as a weapon to keep Palestinians under control.
Victims have no idea of its chemical make-up but if they are sprayed with it, it takes days of scrubbing to get rid of the stench. In a land where water is scarce, smelling like the sewer is a disheartening experience.

According to Ben Ehrenreich, Skunk trucks could show up at any time, especially during celebrations, such as weddings, birthday parties, funerals or times of worship. Someone yells “skunk,” and everyone runs.

There was that truck, the white one idling behind the jeeps, a clear liquid dripping from the cannon on its roof. The liquid it so violently emitted was called skunk water. No one knew what chemicals it contained or what effect exposure to it might bring, but everyone knew what it smelled like. It smelled like dead dogs in a dumpster in August. Mainly, it smelled like shit. And no matter how many times you scrubbed your hair and your clothes, the scent would linger for days, even weeks.[1]

Run home, lock your doors. You still can’t hide from it. Skunk trucks drive down neighborhoods and business districts spraying its putrid smell on everything within a hundred yards. Its odor may linger in clothing for five years.[2]

Skunk is powerful stuff. A reporter described its effect:

Imagine taking a chunk of rotting corpse from a stagnant sewer, placing it in a blender and spraying the filthy liquid in your face. Your gag reflex goes off the chart and you can’t escape, because the nauseating stench persist for days.[3]

Palestinians living under Israeli occupation do not have to imagine. They know:

The truck blasted Mohammad’s house next, the jet of fluid smashed the first-floor windows and knocked him from his feet. He had just come home, triumphant from his close escape. Shattered glass cut his face and chest. Skunk water saturated the carpets and couches.[4]

Forty percent of Palestinian males have spent time in Israeli jails. Said Tamimi was one of them. After serving twenty years, he came home to find his house saturated with skunk juice. Once this happens, carpets, upholstery and clothes never get rid of the stench and wind up being thrown away. Even at that, he was lucky. Others have been hospitalized, either from the effects of the skunk itself or having been injured in the stampede running away from it.

Israel needs a new flag, one to represent Israel today. It would be brown. The Star of David, the symbol of a proud and praiseworthy Jewish heritage is far, far above skunk juice.

Thomas Are
September 20, 2016

[1] Read Ben Enrenreich, The Way to the Spring, (Penguin Press, New York, 2016) p. 30. Even better; Google: Israeli Skunk Trucks and watch any of the numerous videos of Israel in action.
[2] Wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_(weapon)
[3] Wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_(weapon) Skunk has been condemned by Physicians for Human Rights, the International Network of Civil Liberties Organization, the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, B’Selem and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel..
[4] Ben Enrenreich, The Way to the Spring, (Penguin Press, New York, 2016) p. 76.


Establishment Attack By CFR’s Elliott Abrams Belittles, Threatens Lutherans

September 15, 2016

Source: WHTT

It was no surprise to see attacks by Zionist supporters of Israel against the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) after two pro-Palestinian resolutions were passed at their recent convention (for background information, listen to our podcast, “ELCA Lutherans Palestinian Peace Not Walls Campaign-Major Breakthrough“). In this podcast we discuss the significance of the recent attack on the ECLA by Council on Foreign Affairs’ Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies in an article by him, entitled “The Lutheran Church Attacks Israel, Again.” The Council on Foreign Relations is an elite “club” of powerful movers and shakers in Government and Corporate spheres (check out for yourself on the “CFR’s Membership Roster“) that are considered to constitute the “American Establishment.” [23 minutes] Ref. WHTT article, “CFR’s Elliott Abrams Threatens, Belittles Lutheran Church“]

%d bloggers like this: