Monday, August 31, 2009

Pharisee Shaul on Circumcision for Gentiles

Why does the stubborn stigma against Paul continue to this day? Did he teach against Judaism? Were his accusers deceitful?

Sheik Palazzi and the apostle Paul

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Jew?

Was Jesus Christ A Jew?

Mosques unnatural on TEMPLE Mount

Jewish prayers on Temple Mount ‘a violation of international law’

Taking their misinterpretation of international law to new heights, the Arab League this week accused the Jews of Israel of violating the rules that govern global behavior by praying atop Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

The incident occurred on Sunday, when the head of the Temple Institute led a small group of Jewish tourists atop the Temple Mount. Israeli police at the site forbid non-Muslims from praying there or making any kind of outward religious gestures, such as kneeling or bowing.
But the Temple Institute told Israel National News that the group managed to hold a very brief prayer session without being detected.

After reading about the Jewish prayers at Judaism’s holiest site, Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa called them "a serious blow to the holiness of the site."

Moussa insisted that under international law, Jews and Christians are forbidden from praying atop the Muslim-controlled Temple Mount.

Amr Moussa’s comments reflect a Luciferian mind where black is white and white is black and good is evil and evil is good!

The Word of the Lord rebukes Amr Moussa’s madness:

Isaiah 5:20
20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Contrary to the troubled mind and deceived spirit of Amr Moussa, it is the Arab defilement of Judaism’s holiest site that constitutes "a serious blow to the holiness of the site."

The Nazi Muslim occupation of the Temple Mount is an abomination! The woeful neglect of both Jewish and Israeli political and religious leaders, who have enabled this deplorable situation where the religious rights of Christians and Jews are trampled daily, must end!

Thankfully, the Word and Will of God reveals the pagan mosques will soon be history! The Temple Mount must be restored as the Temple Mount.

The Temple Mount Faithful, the Temple Institute, and Christian Zionists testify and announce: The Third Temple will grace the Temple Mount and it will become a House of Prayer for all peoples.

Isaiah 56:6-8
6 “ Also the sons of the foreigner
Who join themselves to the LORD, to serve Him,
And to love the name of the LORD, to be His servants—
Everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath,
And holds fast My covenant—
7 Even them I will bring to My holy mountain,
And make them joyful in My house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
Will be accepted on My altar;
For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Brit Am Israel

Chapter Outlines to "The Khazars. Tribe 13"

Why We Should Support the State of Israel!

Why the USA is Manasseh. A Summation

Tribal Characteristics in a Nutshell
List of Israelite Individual Tribal Characteristics
The History of Brit-Am
Geneaology of the Blessings to Israel
The Messiah son of Joseph
and the Lost Ten Tribes

Eliminating and Atoning
for Jew-Hatred

Brit-Am identity Queries Concerning the USA:
Parallels between the borders of the USA and those of Ancient Israel?
Biblical Place Names in the USA: State by State
Giving the Tribal Allocation of each place-name
Hycsos: Hebrew Shepherd Kings of Egypt
Zionist Doctrines and Polemics

Muslim incitement against Jews and Christians must end!

Chief Palestinian justice" Sheik Taysir Tamimi can foam at the mouth against the biblical and historical facts that Jerusalem was and is Jewish, hosted two temples of the God of Israel, and will soon be graced with the Third Temple upon the TEMPLE Mount, but reality remains...

Remove the mosques and sweep away Muslim lies!

Shdema-Jews punished instead of punishing the vandals

Dear Friends,

Below please find Hillel Fendel's Arutz 7 article on the latest developments in Shdema. The authorities thought that we would be content with being allowed to go up only once or twice a week, but as soon as this week we started going up to Shdema every day and show a Jewish presence there on a daily basis - mainly to protect Shdema from the vandals - we the Jews got "punished". See below for the story.

The authorities blocking our entry at the bottom of the hill will not deter us from coming every day, even if it means going up by foot or setting up tent at the bottom of Shdema. On the contrary. We know that if we continue to come in a determined fashion and if many people join us, then, please G-d, the same way we succeeded in keeping the top of the hill in our hands, we hopefully will succeed in safeguarding the entire hill.

For pictures by Rivka Ryback and Yossef Hartuv of this past Friday's activity ,please click on: and then click on the first picture to get a slideshow.

Have a good week and see you in Shdema,

Nadia Matar, Women in Green
Yehudit Katzover, The Committee for a Jewish Shdema


Shdema: IDF Stops Activists from Fighting Arab Vandalism
August 28, 2009
by Hillel Fendel

( Following two weeks of Arab vandalism targeting the on-and-off Jewish presence at Shdema, the Jewish pioneers decided to step up their presence ­ and the army blocked them. MK Aryeh Eldad reacted sharply (see below).

The activists fear that though they have apparently succeeded in keeping at least part of Shdemah Jewish and under IDF control, the Arabs will be permitted to continue building ­ with American and European help ­ in vast areas around the hill.

Shdema is a former IDF base, in area that is under full Israeli control, in and around which Arabs from PA-controlled Beit Sahour have begun massive, illegal construction. Jews from nearby Gush Etzion and Jerusalem began a campaign 16 months ago to “keep Shdema Jewish,” including weekly classes and other activities, as well as lobbying politicians and recruiting public figures and Knesset Members to the cause.

The result, so far, has been that the Civil Administration has prevented the Arabs from building atop the Shdema hill ­ where the Jewish activity is centered ­ but is allowing Arab construction in the adjoining area. This, despite court orders rendering the construction illegal.

Shdema activists ­ led by the Committee for a Jewish Shdema and Women in Green ­ wrote a letter this week to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, asking him to stop the loss of yet another piece of the Land of Israel to Arab hands.

Response to Vandalism
Meanwhile, over the past two weeks, Arab vandals have damaged Jewish property, including burning a Holy Ark, at Shdema. The activists decided to fight back by upgrading their presence at the site, arriving daily instead of weekly, for a couple of hours each day.

“The army's punishment of our efforts was not long in coming, the Shdema people announced, and today, Friday, the 8th of Elul, the IDF did not allow us to ascend to the hilltop. Large police and army forces, as well as concrete barriers at the foot of the hill, blocked our way. However, we established a tent at the foot of the hill, where we hung our signs and flags and held our lecture-class as scheduled.”

Struggle for the Rest of the Hill
“Now that we have learned that the hilltop will remain in IDF hands," the activists stated, "we have begun the struggle for the rest of the hill. We will continue to arrive next week every day ­ by foot, if necessary.”

Yehudit Katzover of Kiryat Arba, who heads the Committee to Keep Shdema Jewish, told Israel National News afterwards, "The situation is that in the north-northeast area of the hill, the Arabs have already built, with American and European aid, an amazing complex, with buildings, a park, a playground, and more. The IDF has done nothing to stop them, even though there are stop-work orders and the like. Meanwhile, while they build massively down below, we're still forced to bicker with the army about whether we can go up, and for how long, and if we can do a little refurbishing.

“It's a hard trek,” Katzover said, but at least we see that the army is now present at the site more massively than it's ever been before. It's a familiar story from elsewhere in Yesha; we keep on coming and showing our presence, and finally, the army takes over, and then, hopefully, it will become a Jewish town.”

Arabs Wish to Build Hospital
“Now that the army has agreed to retain the top of the hill for its own purposes," Katzover said, "we said OK, let’s try to make sure that we can retain the area, or some of it, that is around the hill. As [Gush Etzion Regional Council chief] Shaul Goldstein wrote to [Defense Minister] Ehud Barak, it is clear that if they are allowed to build a hospital, as they wish, that will be a major enterprise, and they will want to expand, etc. - and even the army's hilltop will be in danger.” No response has been received yet from Barak's office.

After the class on Friday, a group of activists attempted to ascend the hilltop, while the soldiers tried to block them. Some of the former made it up, while others lost the soldiers in the hills, and others were briefly detained. Afterwards, Mrs. Katzover said, three leftist/anarchists went through and were not stopped, so we turned around and tried to stop them, explaining to the army that these people are enemies of all of us, and how they incite against us on their website, etc. The soldiers told us that they would not let them - , but we were unable to see if that's what actually occurred in the end.…”

MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union) said, "The ban on Jews in Shdema by Central Commander Gen. Gadi Shamni, at the same time that he ignores Arab and anarchist vandalism in the abandoned army base, is simply a leftist political move, and has nothing to do with security."

Eldad continued: "Shamni, who served as Olmert's and Sharon's military secretary, is the proof that a general who was in politics may not be allowed to return to active military service. Peace Now has enough supporters among the Arabs and Jew-haters abroad; there is no need for their political supporters to be active in the IDF as well.”

Women For Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green)
POB 7352, Jerusalem 91072, Israel
Tel: 972-2-624-9887 Fax: 972-2-624-5380

Palestinian people do not exist

Palestinian people do not exist

Posted: July 11, 2002

By Joseph Farah
© 2009

A provocative headline? It's more than that. It's the truth.

Truth does not change. Truth is truth. If something was true 50 years ago, 40 years ago, 30 years ago, it is still true today.

And the truth is that only 30 years ago, there was very little confusion on this issue of Palestine.

You might remember the late Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir making the bold political statement: "There is no such thing as a Palestinian people."

The statement has been a source of ridicule and derision by Arab propagandists ever since. They love to talk about Golda Meir's "racism." They love to suggest she was in historical denial. They love to say her statement is patently false – an intentional lie, a strategic deception.

What they don't like to talk about, however, are the very similar statements made by Yasser Arafat and his inner circle of political leadership years after Meir had told the truth – that there is no distinct Palestinian cultural or national identity.

So, despite the fact that conventional wisdom has now proclaimed that there is such a thing as the Palestinian people, I'm going to raise those uncomfortable quotations made by Arafat and his henchmen when their public-relations guard was down.

Way back on March 31, 1977, the Dutch newspaper Trouw published an interview with Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein. Here's what he said:

The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct "Palestinian people" to oppose Zionism.

For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.

That's pretty clear, isn't it? It's even more specific than Golda Meir's statement. It reaffirms what I have written on this subject. And it is hardly the only such statement of its kind. Arafat himself made a very definitive and unequivocal statement along these lines as late as 1993. It demonstrates conclusively that the Palestinian nationhood argument is the real strategic deception – one geared to set up the destruction of Israel.

In fact, on the same day Arafat signed the Declaration of Principles on the White House lawn in 1993, he explained his actions on Jordan TV. Here's what he said: "Since we cannot defeat Israel in war, we do this in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish a sovereignty there, and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel."

No matter how many people convince themselves that the aspirations for Palestinian statehood are genuine and the key to peace in the Middle East, they are still deceiving themselves.

I've said it before and I will say it again, in the history of the world, Palestine has never existed as a nation. The region known as Palestine was ruled alternately by Rome, by Islamic and Christian crusaders, by the Ottoman Empire and, briefly, by the British after World War I. The British agreed to restore at least part of the land to the Jewish people as their ancestral homeland. It was never ruled by Arabs as a separate nation.

Why now has it become such a critical priority?

The answer is because of a massive deception campaign and relentless terrorism over 40 years.

Golda Meir was right. Her statement is validated by the truth of history and by the candid, but not widely circulated, pronouncements of Arafat and his lieutenants.

Israel and the West must not surrender to terrorism by granting the killers just what they want – a public relations triumph and a strategic victory. It's not too late to say no to terrorism. It's not too late to say no to another Arab terror state. It's not too late to tell the truth about Palestine.

Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. His book "Taking America Back: A Radical Plan to Revive Freedom, Morality and Justice" has gained newfound popularity in the wake of November's election. Farah also edits the online intelligence newsletter Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, in which he utilizes his sources developed over 30 years in the news business.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Blood Libel in Sweden

Blood Libel in Sweden

Isaac's Empire now available to order

Isaac’s Empire: Ancient Persia’s Forgotten Identity

by Cam Rea
ISBN: 978-1-60047-342-5
Paperback (6x9): 148 pgs.

Persia, an empire that dominated the known world 2500 years ago, has been written about and romanticized by many throughout history. But that is about to change. Cam Rea, author of The Assyrian Exile: Israel's Legacy in Captivity, has brought up a new question. Is it possible that the ancient Persian Empire was really an empire made up of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel?

Shepherd Hotel

Touring Israel with Mike Huckabee

Dear Friends,

Firstly, please click on the following link to see a one minute youtube videoclip that says it all about the
hypocrisy of the world around the issue of the Shepherd Hotel:

Secondly, below please find Helen Freedman's first-person account on "Touring with Mike Huckabee"

With love for Israel,

Nadia Matar, Women in Green
Yehudit Katzover, the Committee for a Jewish Shdema

First-Person Account: Touring Israel with Mike Huckabee
August 24, 2009
by Helen Freedman
( A first-person account of a US presidential candidate's trip to Israel by a prominent Jewish-American activist reveals a calm man with strong principles.

When I received the invitation from Shani Hikind at the Ateret Cohanim/Jerusalem Reclamation Project (JRP) to accompany Republican Presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on a mission to Israel, I agreed immediately.

Having listened to Huckabee speak at the many debates held amongst the candidates, and being a fan of his Fox television show and his ABC radio shows, I knew that traveling with Mike would be a unique and extraordinary experience. It was all that and more!!

I arrived at Newark Airport late Saturday night, August 15, and waited at the gate to board my El Al midnight flight to Israel. An unassuming man walked into the area all alone. There was no entourage, no guards, no secretaries, and no press. When I looked again, I realized it was Mike Huckabee. I approached him, introduced myself, and told him I was part of the group with which he would be traveling. He was as gracious as could be, agreed to take some books and materials that I had for him, and posed for a photo with me. From that time on, he greeted me as Helen whenever we met.

He had that same warm quality with everyone in the group, remembering each one's name and greeting each one with a smile. This calm, affable, genuine quality about him continued throughout our three-day trip in Israel, despite the constant pressure of the media surrounding him, pushing their way forward, shouting out questions, and following him everywhere.

The trip was under the tireless guidance of JRP Representative in Jerusalem, Daniel Luria. Our first day was concentrated in Jerusalem, with a fascinating tour of the City of David, where ancient excavations dating back 3,200 years have been discovered. This was followed by trips through the former Yemenite village in Silwan, mostly Arab but with a renewed Jewish presence as there was decades ago, a visit to Maaleh HaZeitim, a flourishing Jewish development on the Mount of Olives, and a delightful stop at Kidmat Tzion, another Jewish development, adjacent to the ugly wall that cuts through Jerusalem and separates Abu Dis from the rest of Jerusalem.

While most of us enjoyed a picnic lunch in the lovely shaded forest area adjacent to Kidmat Tzion, Mike Huckabee sat in the strong sunshine, in front of a stunning view of the Old City, while he gave interview after interview to the omnipresent press.

Huckabee's remarks to the press have been well-recorded, but there were some particular comments that stand out in my memory. He insisted that his visit was not meant to be a provocation. He believes that two sovereign nations cannot control the same piece of territory, and that though the PA deserves to have a state, "it can't be in Israel." He affirms the unique relationship between the U.S. and Israel which he describes as "organic," with both having experienced the same struggle and victory. He also spoke about his experiences growing up in the deep South with segregated schools, which makes him very sensitive to issues of discrimination and prejudice.

When asked about the "occupation," Mike Huckabee responded brilliantly. He described Israel's government as one of "accommodation, not occupation." He spoke about Israel's efforts to bring all types of services to the Arab communities such as schools, infra-structure development, hospitals, and welfare payments.

The Moskowitz family, owners of the Shepherd Hotel in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem, hosted a lovely cocktail reception on Monday evening at the hotel. Although the hotel is located near the National Headquarters of the Israeli police, near the tomb of Shimon HaTzadik, and adjacent to the Hebrew University and Hadassah Hospital on Mt. Scopus, the purchase of the hotel by a Jewish family, with the purpose of converting it to apartments for Jews, had set off a storm of protest. As we arrived at the hotel, we saw the protestors from Peace Now screaming their opposition to Huckabee's presence. Huckabee's reaction to their insults and noise was that their ability to behave in that fashion simply demonstrated Israel's democratic character, where free speech, even if ugly and unwanted, was fully tolerated.

On Tuesday, the former governor was given a tour of Maaleh Adumim and the E1 corridor to Jerusalem. The town's mayor, Benny Kashriel, explained that the population of nearly 40,000 people in the city provided 2,000 jobs to Arabs, and that freezing construction meant putting Arabs out of work. Huckabee agreed that Obama's policies are not in sync with either his campaign promises, or his assurances made to AIPAC of his continued support for previous understandings regarding Israel's settlement situation. Huckabee asserted that Israelis must be allowed to make their own decisions.

He continued along these lines as we toured Shomron/Samaria with David HaIvri. We visited Beit El, Mt. Gerizim overlooking Shechem (Nablus), Har Bracha, and Givot Olam. In each place he met hard-working, devoted people who love the Land of Israel and dedicate their lives to its preservation. Gershon Mesika, the head of the Shomron Regional Council, asked Huckabee to do what he could to encourage the Jewish people to love Israel and thus restore the Temple to Jerusalem.

Huckabee spoke about American Christians' very deep support for Israel. He believes there is more unity amongst Evangelicals for Israel than there is among Jews. He describes the Christian connection to Judaism as one that is totally genetic, "part of its DNA," and that because of this, Bible-believing Christians assert the right of the Jews to their homeland.

Huckabee suggested that Obama's positions on Israel have brought anxiety to Congress, and that Democrats don't want to be seen to be in conflict with Israel. He reminded us of Reagan's bombing of Libya, and stated, "Abandoning the Israel/U.S. relationship would be the undoing of both countries." Responding to questions about defensible borders for Israel, Huckabee maintained that there would be none if control were turned over to Hamas.

Referring to the years of peace processes, he reminded us of Einstein's definition of insanity, namely, "doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Huckabee recommends starting with a blank slate and seeing what is realistically possible; "there is no point in talking about a plan that is a proven failure." Although he recognized that he is out of the mainstream in his beliefs, he says he prefers that to the position of always having to check the prevailing winds.

Asserting that Jews should have the right to live wherever they choose in their homeland, he commented, "If Arabs didn't want to lose land, they shouldn't have started wars." He reminded us that wars and history have caused so many lands to change hands and populations.

That evening, back in Jerusalem, there was a cocktail reception at the very beautiful home of Mr. Guma Aguiar in Yemin Moshe. The former governor was awarded photos and plaques for his deep devotion to Israel as the Jewish homeland. Many Members of Knesset and other dignitaries were there, along with the press of course, and once again Huckabee displayed his modesty, equanimity, and sincerity as he graciously accepted the awards and once again pledged his devotion to Israel.

By Wednesday, August 19, work commitments began to intrude in the planned schedule. Though he did not make it to the Gush Katif "resettlement camp" in Nitzan (see below), Huckabee did get to the Gush Katif museum in Jerusalem, where he met Rivka Goldschmidt, an evacuee from the destroyed Gush Katif communities. He spoke to her earnestly, listening to her description of what it had been like to have led a useful and productive life in a beautiful home and community and then to have it all torn away and destroyed. Four years later, only 15 percent of the 400 farmers of Gush Katif have received proper compensation. There were 50 greenhouses in Gush Katif; today, the former residents have only three. People are still paying off the mortgages on their destroyed homes, and must pay rent for the caravans in which they live in the "refugee camps." Huckabee seemed deeply moved by what he heard, as well as by the vivid photos and powerfully emotional film of the expulsion.

He was unable to continue with us on our visit to Nitzan, the largest of the Jewish "refugee camps," where we met with Dror Vanunu and Rachel and Moshe Saperstein, former residents of N'vei Dekalim. After a lovely lunch at the visitors' center, we traveled on to Hevron to enjoy the spirituality always present in this city of our Matriarchs and Patriarchs. David Wilder once again served as our valuable guide.

At our farewell dinner at the "Between the Arches" restaurant in the Old City, Huckabee was there to greet each one of us. He shook hands with us individually, and posed for photos. I spoke to him briefly about his plans to visit Israel again in late January/February with a Christian group. I reminded him that Herbert Zweibon, chairman of my organization, Americans for a Safe Israel/AFSI, has always worked closely with the Christian community and would work with him on his planned visit. He indicated that he would look forward to discussing this further.

Mike Huckabee did not stay to dine with us; he fought the Jerusalem traffic that erev Rosh Chodesh Elul night simply to say farewell personally to each one of us who had accompanied him on this memorable trip. He then left for the airport and his return flight to New York. I look forward to watching his personal reports on Fox News and listening to his radio commentaries on Israel.

I trust that the messages he brings back, which are strong contradictions of the Obama policies, will help educate the general public about the true situation that exists in Israel today, and the necessity of keeping Israel a viable ally of America.

Helen Freedman is Executive Director of Americans For a Safe Israel/AFSI - 212-828-2424;

Women For Israel's Tomorrow (Women in Green)
POB 7352, Jerusalem 91072, Israel
Tel: 972-2-624-9887 Fax: 972-2-624-5380

Foolish Jews seem to be gushing over CFR-friendly Mike Huckabee's pro-Israel statements, failing to remember many American and Israeli politicians have talked tough and then failed to deliver (even aiding and abetting the ethnic cleansing of Jews and rewarding terrorism). Never forget: The CFR is an enemy of the United States and Israel!

It would be wise to support CFR-friendly Huckabee's sensible comments with a guarded optimism.

Revenge Of The CFR

McCain Madness

Barry Chamish on Netanyahu

Bye Bye Gaza

Hillary Clinton and Fatah terrorists

Don't Expel Jews From Gaza!

Ariel Sharon: From Zionist to Traitor

EU to Conquer Anglo-Saxons and Jews

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

CFR Netanyahu is a liar

Netanyahu: Jerusalem is ours, deal with it

Israeli PM to carry firm message on control of Jerusalem to European leaders, but offer to freeze Jewish settlements more»


The CFR tool Benjamin Netanyahu can talk tough all he wants, but as long as he enables the Temple Mount to remain under Nazi Muslim occupation, failing to respect the religious rights of Jews and Christians, his words ring hollow.

Benjamin Netanyahu: CFR Member

Who is Bibi Netanyahu working for?

CFR Netanyahu is all talk and no action when it comes to loving and preserving the Jewish homeland. He cannot be trusted! He’s proven it. Bibi failed to make Oslo null and void, Bibi surrendered Hevron, and most wickedly - Bibi failed to open the Temple Mount to *Jewish worship as he said he would!

*Benjamin Netanyahu: “The right of the Jewish people to its holy place - the Temple Mount - cannot be questioned…I believe it is necessary to arrange for Jewish prayer on the site, especially given that we permit freedom of worship to all the religions in Jerusalem…”. And his office charged Palestinian officials with “disparaging Jewish holy sites and threatening potential worshippers” (in flagrant violation of Israel’s 1967 Law for the Protection of the Holy Places and the Oslo Accords). His deputy director of communications, Michael Freund, responded to the PA mufti’s declaration of war (that Jews “…must absolutely forget about having any rights over the Temple Mount…the Western Wall is just a fence belonging to a Muslim holy site”) by saying “these statements are repugnant and they betray a contempt for Judaism’s most sacred sites and beliefs. They are an affront to history and insulting to Jews everywhere.”

Dangerous Ideas?
EU to Conquer Anglo-Saxons and Jews
Israel’s Only Way Out: Follow Kahane!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Embrace Christian Zionists?

Should We Embrace Christian Zionists?

( Broadcasting live overlooking the Temple Mount, Rabbi Tovia Singer & Jeremy Gimpel answer your questions on Israel and Judaism. Today's question: Should we embrace Christian Zionists?


Christian Zionists, Jews, and Israel
I am a Bible-believer, a Christian-Zionist (one who believes the Prophets foretold the restoration of Jews first of all 12 Tribes of Israel to the Promised Land of Israel before the end of this world as we know it). I am not a Protestant or a "Jew for Jesus" and certainly not a member of the Roman Catholic Cult. I am a baptized member of the Sabbath-keeping Church of God...



"Rabbi Elazar would first give a coin to a poor man, and only then pray."
--- Babylonian Talmud


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---> outlook
The Jewish Ethicist
By Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir

Condemning those who succeed at making a killing with other people's money

---> on law
Judge: Muslim teen who converted to Christianity stays in Florida for now
By Rene Stutzman

She loves Jesus, she told the judge, and wants to be free to worship without fear of being beaten and killed.

The teen escaped last month after her father threatened to kill her, in accordance to mainstream Islamic belief, for converting to Christianity



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"Building Your Self-Image and the self-image of others"

This series can change your life. And the life of your spouse, your children, your friends and your employees.

Every success story begins with a positive attitude. This series will show you how you can maintain a winning state of mind --- and how you can instill a sense of confidence in those around you. And that is sure to improve your life; physically, emotionally and spiritually.

For decades, Rabbi Zelig Pliskin has been motivating people to believe in themselves and to realize their potential. As a counselor, he has transformed the lives of hundreds; through his books and lectures, he has motivated and inspired many thousands. Rabbi Pliskin explains the
emotional dynamics of success. He shares insights and stories. Most importantly, he gives us practical tips on how to believe in ourselves --- and how we can get others to believe in themselves. From recognizing our abilities and appreciating our talents to coping with setbacks and and dealing with failures, this series has it all.

TODAY: Making and Reaching Worthwhile Goals, Part II


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* Ripleys Believe It Or Not!

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Obama's Wrong Thoughts

No second thoughts
August 18, 2009

When asked about whether US President Barack Obama was rethinking his decision to give Mary Robinson his nation's highest civilian award, a spokesman for the White House was quoted as saying that the president "had no second thoughts" about giving the former Irish president the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Indeed, the ceremony went off without a hitch and nary a discouraging word as Robinson and 15 other less controversial recipients got their medals amid a blizzard of presidential praise.

Obama lauded Robinson, the woman who presided over the United Nation's anti-Semitic hate fest at the 2001 Durban Conference on racism, as "an advocate for the hungry and the hunted, the forgotten and the ignored," and ignored the widespread criticism of the honoree from a
wide range of Jewish groups as well as some members of Congress.

Robinson is a longtime foe of the Jewish state and even today holds the post of honorary president of Oxfam, an NGO that gained publicity last week for firing actress Kirstin Davis of Sex and the City fame as its spokeswoman because she also represents Ahava, whose Dead Sea
cosmetics are considered off-limits by Israel-haters.

Though the dustup over Robinson cast something of a shadow on an event that is almost always non-controversial (because the White House generally eliminates questionable candidates), the dispute did not generate a great deal of publicity. It was Robinson's good fortune that the weeks leading up to the ceremony were dominated by a divisive national debate over health care reform.

Even Obama's most virulent critics on the right were too preoccupied with the debate over the president's massive expansion of government power for it to register much of an impact on the nation's political Richter scale.

BUT FRIENDS of Israel, especially those Jewish Democrats who have been doing their best to ignore the White House's increasingly belligerent tone toward the Jewish state, would do well to note what happened with Robinson. Obama honored a virulent enemy of Israel, someone who bore a great deal of responsibility for Durban, one of the most disgraceful episodes in the history of an institution - the UN - that is no stranger to disgrace. And he has gotten away with it with hardly a scratch on his reputation.

Though some will dismiss this incident as a minor mistake that will soon be forgotten, the main lesson to be learned here may not be the one about presidential award nominations needing to be more thoroughly vetted. Rather, it may be that as much as this was an unforced error
on the part of the White House, what Obama and his advisers may take away from this incident is how easily they were able to dismiss a nearly universal Jewish dismay.

In the weeks to come, the president and his foreign-policy team are said to be preparing what we are told is a new Middle East peace plan. The upshot of this exercise may be some sort of peace conference doomed to certain failure because neither of the two leading Palestinian factions - the supposedly more moderate Fatah that runs the Palestinian Authority and the Islamist terrorists of Hamas - have any real interest in a peace deal with Israel.

As Robert Malley, the former Clinton administration staffer who is a prominent critic of Israel, wrote in The New York Times last week, for either group "to accept Israel as a Jewish state would legitimize the Zionist enterprise that brought about their tragedy. It would render
the Palestinian national struggle at best meaningless, at worst criminal." Thus, the only possible purpose of the Obama initiative will be to attempt again to bludgeon Israel into making concessions to Palestinians that are uninterested in peace.

THE ADMINISTRATION is also still committed to "engagement" with Iran's despotic Islamist regime and continues to appear uninterested in any serious effort to stop Teheran from gaining nuclear capability. Though both Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert
Gates have talked about giving the Iranians until after the General Assembly of the United Nations meets this fall before attempting to organize more stringent sanctions, this is not a credible stance since such efforts will not only be undermined by lackluster European
support and open opposition from China and Russia, they will almost certainly be too late to stop Teheran's nuclear timetable.

On both these issues, despite their hopes that Obama may ultimately step back from a full-throttle battle, the pro-Israel community may soon find itself looking into the business end of a White House propaganda machine that will feel confident about dismissing concerns
about Israel's security in much the same way that they have trashed opponents of their health care plan.

There are those who take the point of view that the willingness of mainstream groups such as the Anti-Defamation League and others to allow any daylight to be seen between themselves and the White House on the Robinson affair is a sign that Jewish spines are stiffening in
response to Obama's attitude on Jewish security issues. But that strikes me as over-optimistic at best since left-wing groups with growing clout among administration circles, such as J Street,
dutifully supported the president on the issue. So long as his leftist base sticks with him, it's doubtful that the president will worry about support from mainstream liberals who are loathe to make common cause with Obama's critics.

Though they may have been surprised that any major Jewish groups had the chutzpah to oppose the president even on this issue, the nonchalance with which Obama and his apologists road roughshod over any opposition to the award may well have taught the White House that
they can get away with anything.

There may have been some who thought Robinson's award would prove to be Obama's Bitburg moment - a symbolic episode that forever tarnished Ronald Reagan's reputation even among his most ardent Jewish supporters. But while Reagan paid a heavy price for offending Jewish
sensibilities by honoring dead SS members at a German cemetery, Obama escaped from the Robinson award with few scars and little media attention to the story.

Far from serving as a warning to the White House to tread carefully in the future when it comes to Israel or the Jews, Mary Robinson's medal may turn out instead to be a trial run for far worse outrages yet to come from this president.

The writer is executive editor of Commentary Magazine where he contributes to its blog Contentions at

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ketzele opens office in Shdema


Tens of people showed up in SHDEMA today Friday August 21, 2009, to protest the latest wave of vandalism by the Arabs and international anti-Israeli activists who had come over the past two weeks to Shdema, besmirched the Israeli flag and destroyed part of our storage room.

The morning started with a shiur by Rabbi Shimon Ben Zion from Kiryat Arba Hevron, teacher in Machon Meir, great fighter for Erets Israel (in Chomesh, on hill 26 in Kiryat Arba, Hazon David, and many other places).

After the shiur, the tens of activists who had come from all over Israel to strengthen the Jewish presence in Shdema, marched from the top of the hill to the illegal Arab construction, funded by US and European money, at the bottom of the hill.

At the head of the march was member of Knesset Yaakov Katz (Ketzele) from the National Union who promised to open an office in Shdema and to work from Shdema.

Among the tens of participants, we had the pleasure and honor to have with us a AFSI delegation: Helen Freedman, executive director of AFSI and Bill and Sylvia Mehlman, AFSI Jerusalem, who saw from close the discrimination against the Jews.

While Arabs are allowed to build an entire campus on land that is Israeli controlled(!). the government does not allow any Jewish building or construction!

After the march the participants returned to Shdema to clean and paint the walls that had been vandalized.

We would like to thank Arutz 7 for being there in Shdema faithfully and constantly.

The Committee for a Jewish Shdema has decided to increase its presence in Shdema by coming almost every day for a few hours where we will work on fixing up the buildings. Volunteers who want to join and professional workers (contractors, plumbers, electricians, etc.) are asked to contact us and tell us how they can help. Donations of building materials will be welcomed, too. (So will financial donations.)

The daily shifts in Shdema will start, please G-d, this coming Sunday, August 23, at 4:00pm.

Please contact Nadia Matar 050-5500834 or Yehudit Katzover 050-7161818

Shabbat shalom,

The Committee for a Jewish Shdema and Women in Green

For the link to the Arutz 7 news report on Shdema with a video report:

For pictures by Rivka Ryback and Yossef Hartuv:

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Israel Today

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Israelis: Obama does not support us
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Iran appoints terrorist as defense minister
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Senior Israeli minister says US cannot pressure Jews into leaving 'West Bank', urges rest of gov't to follow his example more»

Obama hates US and Israel

Israelis: Obama does not support us
Only 12 percent of Israelis think US under Obama supports the Jewish state; down significantly from other presidents more»


Where's the Birth Certificate?
Why would Israelis even vainly imagine the president usurper, Obama/Soetoro/Obama, would "support" them when he fails to support the Constitution, our Republic, and hates We The People who expose his fraud?

Obama's failure

Savior or Saboteur? Obama in a Realistic Light

Emperor Obama

President Usurper Obama New Articles - August 23, 2009

A Place for the Light
by David Sacks
Sometimes the wrong way gets you to the right destination.

The Year of The Seed
by David A. Linn
A college student infiltrates and exposes a messianic cult.

Divorcing God
by Rebbetzin Feige Twerski
Does ending my marriage also mean turning my back on God?

Deep Water Test
by Rabbi Boruch Leff
The secret to making lasting changes.

The Hebron Massacre
by Toby Klein Greenwald
Eighty years ago, an Arab mob went on a rampage and murdered 69 Jews.

Falling in Love in Elul
by Rabbi Jason Gelber
What's love got to do with it?

Miraculous Rescues
by Tova Younger
Any survivor has at least one miracle story. My father has several.

Four-Letter Words
by Rabbi Leiby Burnham
Is there anything wrong with swearing?

by David Appletree
Join a Twitter Campaign for Gilad Shalit

Say Goodbye to Summer
by Gitta Bixenspanner
Cool dishes for final hot summer days.

Embarrassing Actions
by Rabbi Avi Shafran
Whatever a Jew does reflects the entire Jewish people. Editors Pick

Three Steps to Genuine Change
by Rebbetzin Tzipporah Heller
Getting free from the prison we've erected around ourselves.
This weeks Torah reading: Ki Tetzei

Swedish Newspaper Proves Antisemitism Is Anti-Zionism

Stop the Presses: Blood Libel Goes Mainstream:
Swedish Newspaper Proves Antisemitism Is Anti-Zionism Is Now Acceptable
By Barry Rubin
August 19, 2009

We are not talking about a Saudi newspaper or Hamas radio station but a Swedish newspaper. We are not talking about a neo-Nazi rag but a daily closely tied to the Swedish Social Democratic Party. And we are not just talking about an obscure item but an article that received top billing.

On August 18, Aftonbladet, Sweden's largest newspaper which claims 1.5 million readers, published an article by a man named Donald Bostrom. The editor responsible is named Asa Linderborg. She is the newspapers cultural affairs editor.

This was no random decision for her. When asked once: What do you wish for most in life right now? She answered: What a simple question. What I want is a free Palestine.

And what did this article say? That Israels army deliberately kidnaps Palestinian civilians and then murders them so it can cut out and sell their organs to sick people needing transplants.

The story is based on the arrest of a Jewish man in Brooklyn for selling organs but the news coverage has no hint of any Israeli connection.

The Swedish story is based on Palestinian sources (though the author also claims he has UN sources for it)--like so many slanders of Israel which are widely purveyed. It is easy to forget that the false claim of a Jenin massacre--which received massive coverage in the Western media--was based on an interview with a single Palestinian who nobody even knew.

Palestinians simply told him that the bodies of terrorists or others killed came back with organs missing. Any photos, medical records, documented complaints? Of course not.

[Ironically, the Beirut Daily Star has a very responsible article, with no claim of Israeli involvement, on the issue of organ sales.]

At this point you are no doubt thinking: This is some kind of sick joke.

Yes, it is. But the newspaper published it any way.

Apparently, the author is a left-wing activist for Palestinian causes, though the newspaper calls him a journalist.

[By the way, this is not the first time such accusations have been made. In the Turkish film, "Valley of the Wolves," Gary Busey played an American Jewish doctor who was stealing the organs of Iraqis for the United States and Israel. Note that the Turkish prime minister praised the film, that it was shown to large Muslim audiences in Holland and elsewhere in Europe, and that a friend who saw it in Syria noticed people crying in the theatre at the sight of such evil behavior. Have no doubt: many thousands of people who saw the film believe this accusation to be true.]

To show how typical this is, Radio Sweden has just broadcast once again the claim that Israel murdered Muhammad Dura, a little boy who may or may not have been killed in the Gaza Strip by Israeli or Fatah bullets. The only proof of these claims was a very suspicious video (other parts of which show Palestinians rehearsing for the show) which a French court has determined to be a fraud. That court decision went unmentioned by Swedish radio.

As Ralph Haglund points out, a Swedish radio Middle East correspondent said he is always ready to take the word of Hamas over that of Israel.

And just to "balance things out," Sweden, at the moment EU president is sending its ambassador to Iran to grace next month's inauguration of recently "reelected" President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose ideas are starting to seem triumphant in key sections of the European mass media. This is at the very moment when Stalinist-style show trials of opposition leaders are being held by his regime.

To paraphrase Shakespeare, Something is rotten in the state of Sweden.

Will Swedish politicians, intellectuals, and others rise up, pronounce this defamatory article and other things going on in that country to be a national disgrace, and demonstrate? Will the editor be fired? Will there be serious reconsideration of how the hatred of Israel which has so obsessed this supposedly enlightened country has gone over the edge? Will this irrational hatred be re-examined and repudiated? Will the forgotten lessons of how such attitudes produced the Holocaust be learned once again?

I wish so but I don't believe there will be a powerful reaction.

At least, though, the competing newspaper, Svenska Dagbladet, has blasted the article which it says is an antisemitic blood libel without a shred of evidence. For other brave people who are objecting in Sweden--albeit there are very few of them--go here.

.What does this incident tell us? One thing is that there is no limit to the insanity of how Israel is treated nowadays in so many supposedly responsible, left-wing, and intellectual circles.

It also tells us that anyone of decency and good intentions should start re-examining right now their credulity in accepting anti-Israel slanders, nonsensical media or academic claims, or irresponsibly inaccurate human rights group reports.

It also tells us that Jews who criticize Israel based on what they are being taught at universities and what they see in the media need to think about what they are doing. And, yes, all this bashing and chipping away at Israels reputation; this unfair blaming; this blindness toward the goals, behavior, and ideology of radical Islamist forces and Palestinian intransigence is promoting an antisemitism beyond anything seen in the Western world since 1945.

The time has come to realize that antisemitism, anti-Zionism, absurd misrepresentation of Israel and the effort to wipe it off the map are all tightly intertwined.

We have seen the rise of a systematic industry in wild anti-Israel claims by Palestinians which are repeated without evidence by the Western news media and others.

Yet this type of story about ghoulish Israeli monsters is actually rather typical nowadays. The basic methodology in the Swedish case is like that of dozens of others, only in this case the specific accusation was too lurid to win wide acceptance in the West (though not in much of the Arabic-speaking and Muslim majority world).

The recipe is simple: Palestinians make up charges, tell them to sympathetic reporters or academics or "human rights'" officials who don't demand evidence, and then are widely spread through other willing executioners of truth whose low degree of professionalism and high level of politicization make them conducive to becoming collaborators in the enterprise.

Before Israeli officials can investigate and present a detailed response--largely ignored by the media--they are all off to the next lurid accusation.

The fact that none of these accusations is ever ultimately proven correct seems to have no effect on the industry.

In a variation of this theme, a few days ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly denounced, as if it was some sort of ethnic cleansing, the eviction of two Palestinian families from an apartment building in Jerusalem. Apparently, Palestinians had presented it as such to U.S. diplomats in Jerusalem.

In fact, as the public record clearly showed, this was merely the result of an Israeli court decision following a long, detailed case lasting years, for non-payment of rent. Palestinian families who paid rent in the building had no problem at all.

The British newspaper of intellectuals and beautiful people, the Guardian, carries an article which uses this incident, among other things, to claim that Israel is a Nazi country. That's two families evicted for non-payment of rent, not quite equivalent to seizing Austria and Czechoslovakia, invading all of Europe, and murdering 12 million or so Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, Poles, Russians, etc., etc.

In fact, when the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein murdered tens of thousands of Kurdish citizens in the 1990s or when the Syrian regime murdered 10,000 to 15,000 of its own citizens in Hamas in 1982, there was no outrage at all in the West. There still isn't today.

In his Cairo speech, President Barack Obama urged Arabs and Muslims to reject antisemitism. Guess he needs to make that speech to Europeans now.

After all, the hysterical misrepresentation of Israel increasingly seems to parallel the tales of well-poisonings, ritual murders, and Zionist conspiracies to seize world power of past eras.

Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. His latest books are The Israel-Arab Reader (seventh edition) and The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East (Wiley). To read and subscribe to MERIA, GLORIA articles, or to order books, go to To see or subscribe to his blog,

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Isaac's Empire. Ancient Persia's Forgotten Identity

Isaac's Empire by Cam Rea
Yair Davidiy's review of Isaac's Empire by Cam Rea:

Cam Rea has written Isaac's Empire. Ancient Persia's Forgotten Identity. We have corresponded with Cam for quite some time and benefited from his insights and instinctive appreciation of historical reality.

In our work, The Tribes. The Israelite Origins of Western Peoples (1993, 2004) we traced exiled Israelite Tribes to groups amongst the Cimmerians and Scythians as well as to other entities within the Median and Persian domain. We noticed Scythian and other groups in areas where traditions related the Lost Ten Tribes were to be found. The Bible itself says that the Israelites were re-settled in the Cities of the Medes (2-Kings 17:6). Entities int he said areas in several cases had names that confirmed their Israelites origins: The Pasargadie have a name meaning "Sons of Gad", the Dangali meaning Dan of the Galilee, the Iskiguli meaning the Exiled of Isaac, the Asarkati for Issachar, and so on. Cam Rea has taken these identifications a step further, added others of his own. He has found evidence of Israelite origins in the names of Persian tribes, rulers, and officials. No-one is saying that the Ancient Persians were Hebrews. On the contrary. What is being said is that in the area at that time were important Israelite groups. Later the Israelites moved out of the region going to the north and westward. They have little or no relation to the present-day Iranians and only a tenuous one with the bulk of the Ancient Persians.

We do not necessarily agree with Cam Rea on every point but we still recommend his work. Cam Rea writes very well. He has done valid research. His observations are all worth considering. In the course of his narrative he gives an outline of the historical background of great value. The majority of the Israelites were exiled. They were taken into northern regions of the Assyrian Realm which area later became the Persian-Median Empire. Israelites were there. This is an important subject. It is worth knowing about. Cam Rea has prepared a work that prepares the reader towards a study of this matter and its historical background.

Yair Davidiy,
Director of Brit-Am,

Jerusalem, Israel

Nazi Muslims and Bolsheviks

"We will offer the Christian world unheard of peace overtures, and these nations, stupid and decadent, will leap at the chance to be our friends; they will willingly cooperate in their own destruction. Then, when their guard is down, and they have gone to sleep, we will smash them with our clenched fist."
-- Dmitri Manuilsky
[Dmytro Zakharovych Manuilsky] (1883-1959) Bolshevik/Soviet Diplomat

Sounds like Nazi Muslims talking about foolish Jews and Christian sheeple. Torah-observant Jews and Christian Zionists aren't so easily misled.

Lying Visions of Peace

Shimon Peres Has No Clothes: Where's the Peace?

Christian Zionists, Jews, and Israel

All bigots aren't racist

Re: What democracy in Israel, mix marriages are forbidden.

Religious differences are not racist
Why not go educate yourself? You also probably assume the United States is a "democracy." Regardless, the Bible forbids the sin of interracial marriage and the folly of interfaith adultery.

For those who hatefully feel the same way about Israel as you do, let them feel free to move to any of the many Arab countries where they can enjoy all the "democracy" they please. Nobody is stopping them, eh? Then they'll BEG to return to Israel!

Even the Arab-occupied parts of the Promised Land of Israel that are Judenrein, that are ethnically cleansed of Jews by Nazi Muslims (and those who aid and abet them like Bush, Condi Rice, Obama, Clinton and other useful idiots for terrorists), is due to demented political and religious beliefs - not necessarily racist.

And when Israel finally repents and expels their sworn enemies, removes the murderers from their midst (they must go!), it will be for religious reasons and security concerns, not racist - since even the covetous Arabs are kin, not some different race. Although race matters.

Everybody needs to get back to where they belong, to appreciate segregation, to respect our God-given diversity and inheritances and stop mixing and adulterating bloodlines and borders and beliefs, causing so much unnecessary confusion and chaos.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More from Singer & Gimpel

Bible - Can we rely on the translated version?
Why don't Jews proselytize?


Rahm Emanuel does not deserve our sympathy.
Palestinian Politics and The Peace Process
Evangelicals: An appreciation
Settlement Freeze News
Will the UN recognize Palestine as a state without Israel's agreement

Israel Today

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Huckabee: There can be no Palestinian state here
Popular Republican candidate says 'unrealistic' to have Arab and Jewish states west of Jordan River more»

Israel: Settlement freeze has been in place for months, nothing new
Netanyahu's office notes he has not approved any new Jewish homes in Judea-Samaria since taking office more»

Swedish newspaper prints blood libel against Israeli soldiers
Featured story citing Palestinian sources says Israeli troops kidnap Arabs and harvest their organs more»

Netanyahu to freeze Jewish construction, settlers furious
Netanyahu and Barak agree to comply with Obama's demands, even in Jerusalem; right-wing threatens to oust Netanyahu more»

Gaza group denies Al Qaeda link after being defeated by Hamas
Al Qaeda-inspired Islamic group tries to seize control in parts of southern Gaza, but is defeated in bloody street battles more»

Outrage: IDF Accused of "Harvesting Palestinian Organs"

Outrage: IDF Accused of "Harvesting Palestinian Organs"
A Swedish newspaper publishes disgraceful accusations

HRW: Too Little Too Late
Human Rights Watch finally issues a report on Hamas rocket attacks.

The New York Times: Just the Facts?
A six month study of the New York Times shows a bias toward the Palestinian narrative.

No Alternative to Israel

No Alternative to Israel
August 14, 2009
by Moshe Phillips

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants to wipe the state of Israel off the face of the planet. Sadly and strangely, two American-born Jewish writers seem content to go along with the idea. One of the writers explains, "Sometimes I think it might have been better had Herzl dreamed of a Jewish state in a place less embattled than the Middle East...." The defeatism from these writers, and far too many others, is blatant.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon was the first Jewish writer to recently examine the modern history of plans to establish sovereign and semi-sovereign Jewish territories outside of the Land of Israel. Chabon's 2007 novel The Yiddish Policemen's Union is set in an imaginary Jewish settlement in Alaska. In Chabon's alternate universe, Israel was destroyed in the 1948 war. A proposal by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes to develop parts of Alaska as a "haven for Jewish refugees from Germany and other areas in Europe where the Jews are subjected to oppressive restrictions" had been implemented.

Now, Hollywood film-making mavens Joel Coen and Ethan Coen are reportedly planning to make The Yiddish Policemen's Union into a movie. So, tragically, these long forgotten ideas will be romanticized for still larger audiences throughout the world.

Adam Rovner is writing a non-fiction book that examines the proposals to create a Jewish refuge on the island of Madagascar, off the coast of Africa, and "various [other] proposals to establish Jewish 'homelands' around the globe."

In an article in the May/June 2009 issue of Moment magazine, titled "Madagascar: An Almost Jewish Homeland", Rovner writes, "Early Zionists debated a host of proposals to settle Jews in remote regions of the world, and one of them was Madagascar. I'm an American-born, naturalized Israeli citizen and sometimes I think it might have been better had Herzl dreamed of a Jewish state in a place less embattled than the Middle East. That's why I am so curious about this would-be promised land that, at least until a recent military coup, was a relatively pacific republic in the Indian Ocean."

As if the dream of a Jewish state originated with Herzl. Hatikvah, the anthem of modern Zionism, was written in 1878, eighteen years before Herzl published The Jewish State. The dream began in Biblical times with the Prophet Abraham, and survived Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Mamelukes and Ottomans.

There are three key points to consider when looking at this nonsense from Chabon and Rovner:

First, at the core of Ahmadinejad's rhetoric is a strategy of breaking down Israel's will to survive. Chabon and Rovner play right into his hands. If Ahmadinejad really wanted to nuke Israel, G-d forbid, why would he declare it? What would be his advantage to warn Israel of his plans? Ahmadinejad wants to destroy Israel's key security asset: its morale. He wants to force Jews to reconsider the value of a national Jewish homeland versus the threat of annihilation. Iran wants to drive Israel into making suicidal concessions.

Secondly, there is a disconnect in the Jewish commitment to the Land of Israel that Chabon and Rovner imply. The Land of Israel is called the "Promised Land" for a reason. It was not promised to the Muslims. The Holy Land was deeded to the Jewish People in the Holy Bible. Does any people anywhere in the world have a clearer deed than that?

There was never an independent Muslim nation in the Land of Israel in all of history. Moreover, how would the US, Israel or the West benefit from the creation of yet another hostile Muslim state, wherever it would be?

Lastly, for President Barack Obama, as well as Chabon and Rovner, there is a misunderstanding of Zionist history as it stands apart from the Holocaust. Zionism was not born of a wish to escape Nazi persecution or any other modern forms of anti-Semitism.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in his June 14, 2009 foreign policy speech at Bar-Ilan University summarized it as follows:

"The right of the Jewish People to a state in the Land of Israel does not arise from the series of disasters that befell the Jewish people over 2,000 years: persecutions, expulsions, pogroms, blood libels, murders, which reached its climax in the Holocaust, an unprecedented tragedy in the history of nations. There are those who say that without the Holocaust the state would not have been established, but I say that if the State of Israel had been established in time, the Holocaust would not have taken place. The tragedies that arose from the Jewish people's helplessness show very sharply that we need a protective state. The right to establish our sovereign state here, in the Land of Israel, arises from one simple fact: the Land of Israel is the birthplace of the Jewish People."

Netanyahu tragically missed the essential point, just as he does far too often. Yes, "the Land of Israel is the birthplace of the Jewish people" - but that is not all. G-d decided that the Jewish people be given the Land of Israel as their only homeland for all time; it was not a decision the Jewish people made of their own volition. The Jewish connection to the Land of Israel is unlike the attachment of any other people to their homeland. The relationship is unique.

Modern Zionist resettlement in the Land of Israel began before Hitler was born. Tel Aviv was established in 1909. The desire of Jews to return to the Jewish homeland never left the Jewish people throughout our exile; and Jews throughout history lived in Jewish communities in Jerusalem, Hebron, Safed and elsewhere for hundreds of years before Zionism was reinitiated. Jews from Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, Afghanistan, Libya, Morocco and elsewhere in the Islamic world did not return to Israel because of European anti-Semitism.

Jews from throughout the world made their way to Israel for the same reason as did Jews in the times of Moses and Joshua: it is the Divinely established homeland for Jews. There is no other.

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A Jewish Homeland
Did God condemn the Jews to wander until Messiah comes but blessed every other tribe of Israel with a national inheritance?Does that make sense? Is God fair? Is Israel so much holier than Judah? Or could it be, as Herbert W. Armstrong taught in The United States and Britain in Prophecy, that Israel's punishment was to last for 2,520 years (Lev. 26:21)?

Christian Zionists, Jews, and Israel
I am a Bible-believer, a Christian-Zionist (one who believes the Prophets foretold the restoration of Jews first of all 12 Tribes of Israel to the Promised Land of Israel before the end of this world as we know it). I am not a Protestant or a "Jew for Jesus" and certainly not a member of the Roman Catholic Cult. I am a baptized member of the Sabbath-keeping Church of God...

Christians Reject "Palestine" for the Promised Land of Israel
Satan inspired the Romans to mock God and dishonor our Father by attempting to erase Israel's name off the map! "They have said, 'Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more'" (Psalms 83:4).

Monday, August 17, 2009

J Street's Arab and Muslim donors revealed

By Ed Lasky

J Street, the lobbying and fundraising group that bills itself as being a pro-Israel advocacy group ( a claim dismissed by many), has Muslims and Arabs as donors as well as people connected to Palestinian and Iranian advocacy, Federal Election Commission filings show.. From the Jerusalem Post:Additionally, at least two State Department officials connected to Middle East issues have donated to the PAC, which gives money to candidates for US Congress supported by J Street. The organization describes itself as a "pro-Israel, pro-peace" lobby pushing for more American involvement... (Read Full Article)


It's past time former Jerusalem Consul General Edward Abington, Jr. gets investigated. Will The American Thinker lead the way?

Why Edward Abington, Jr. Must Be Investigated!
"The American Diplomat in Arafat's Corner," published in The Jerusalem Report, came as no surprise to me. It was referring to Edward Abington, Jr., the United States' former consul general in Jerusalem who is now "guiding the Palestinians through the labyrinths of Washington. And his firm is being paid $2.25 million for his expertise."

Israel Today

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Israeli troops shoot Egyptian officer along Sinai border
Egyptian officer fails to identify himself to Israeli border patrol, instead cocks his weapon more»
Arab thugs beat Jewish man to death
Israeli Arab youngsters attack Jewish man and his family on Tel Aviv beach; local Arab village appalled by incident more»
Israeli doctors downplay threat of 'swine flu'
Most Israeli hospitals won't even test for swine flu, since severity and treatment are identical to 'regular' flu more»
US Democratic lawmakers say Abbas biggest impediment to peace
Large delegation of US Democrats blames Abbas' refusal to meet Netanyahu as real reason peace process is stuck more»
Police suspect Israeli soldier kidnapped near airport
Media blackout means few details, but roadblocks have been set up in case reports are accurate more»
Palestinian gunmen attack Jewish motorists
Two Israelis wounded when passing car opens fire on them, shattering windows more»