Not Much is Really Sacred – The Un-Christian Support for Zionist Israel

WITHOUT stepping over the policed bounds of “anti Semitism” it is getting easier to see why Zionist Israel survives, and indeed flourishes, with support from Western governments.

Since the end of World War 2, Israel has been allowed to steal an entire country from Palestine, murder tens of thousands of innocent Palestinians and arm itself with nuclear weapons as the Middle East’s own neighbourhood bully.

Yet it remains unchallenged in its atrocities by the governments of the USA, Britain, France, Germany and beyond.

Israel and its unregulated intelligence agency Mossad carries out the dirtiest of deeds, including many False Flag attacks: 7/7 in the UK, the Bulgarian bus bombing of 2014, and the Charlie Hebdo outrage in Paris and was probably behind the Friday 13 November killings too.

From the very start after the formation of its own nation state Israel’s secret services ran rogue operations, stealing money from the Swiss accounts of Hitler’s victims, bombing a synagogue in Baghdad during prayers in 1951 to scare Jewish Iraqis into moving into tent villages in Israel, and bombing British and American offices in Cairo in 1954 (the Lavon affair) to discredit Egypt’s Nasser regime.

Using American funds, Mossad bribed its way across Africa and Latin America and later former Communist Eastern Europe.

So how does it get away with it?

The placement of important Zionist Jews in Western governments is one theory. The fact that Zionist Jews control many of the world’s multinational trillion dollar companies is another.

But a more powerful theory about how Israel remains an unchallenged terrorist state is the twisted logic of Christian Zionism.

Christian Zionism is a belief among some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, is in accordance with Biblical prophecy.

Christian Zionism attaches Israel and the church to an elaborate schedule of End Times events dominated by the Great Tribulation and a rapture of Christians, that leaves Jews and the rest of the world behind.

But in truth Christian Zionism is the largest and most destructive lobby within world religions.

It bears primary responsibility for perpetuating tensions in the Middle East, justifying Israel’s apartheid colonialist agenda and for undermining the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.

The Rev Dr Stephen Sizer is powerful in his description and warnings of the power of Christian Zionism.

“At least one in four American Christians surveyed by Christianity Today magazine said that they believe it is their biblical responsibility to support the nation of Israel. This view is known as Christian Zionism,” he says.

“The Pew Research Center put the figure at 63 per cent among white evangelicals.

“Christian Zionism is pervasive within mainline American evangelical, charismatic and independent denominations including the Assemblies of God, Pentecostals and Southern Baptists, as well as many of the independent mega-churches.

“It is less prevalent within the historic denominations, which show a greater respect for the work of the United Nations, support for human rights, the rule of international law and empathy with the Palestinians.”

The origins of the movement can be traced to the early 19th century when a group of eccentric British Christian leaders began to lobby for Jewish restoration to Palestine as a necessary precondition for the return of Christ.

The movement gained traction from the middle of the 19th century when Palestine became strategic to British, French and German colonial interests in the Middle East. Proto-Christian Zionism therefore preceded Jewish Zionism by more than 50 years.

“Christian Zionism as a modern theological and political movement embraces the most extreme ideological positions of Zionism,” says Dr Sizer.

“It has become deeply detrimental to a just peace between Palestine and Israel. It propagates a worldview in which the Christian message is reduced to an ideology of empire, colonialism and militarism.

“In its extreme form, it places an emphasis on apocalyptic events leading to the end of history rather than living Christ’s love and justice today.”

Followers of Christian Zionism are convinced that the founding of the State of Israel in 1948 and the capture of Jerusalem in 1967 were the miraculous fulfilment of God’s promises made to Abraham that he would establish Israel as a Jewish nation forever in Palestine.

Pastor John Hagee is one of the leaders of the Christian Zionist movement.

He is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church, a 19,000-member evangelical church in San Antonio, Texas.

His weekly programmes are broadcast on 160 TV stations, 50 radio stations and eight networks into an estimated 99 million homes in 200 countries. In 2006 he founded Christians United for Israel.

In March 2007, Hagee spoke at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference, saying: “The sleeping giant of Christian Zionism has awakened. There are 50 million Christians standing up and applauding the State of Israel.”

He went on to warn: “It is 1938. Iran is Germany, and Ahmadinejad is the new Hitler. We must stop Iran’s nuclear threat and stand boldly with Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East… Think of our potential future together: 50 million evangelicals joining in common cause with 5 million Jewish people in America on behalf of Israel is a match made in heaven.”

Palestinians are regarded as alien residents in Israel. Many Christian Zionists are reluctant even to acknowledge Palestinians exist as a distinct people, claiming that they migrated to Israel from surrounding Arab nations for economic reasons after Israel had become prosperous.

A fear and deep-seated hatred of Islam also pervades their dualistic Manichean theology. Christian Zionists have little or no interest in the existence of indigenous Arab Christians despite their continuity with the early church.

“It is my contention after more than 10 years of postgraduate research that Christian Zionism is the largest, most controversial and most destructive lobby within Christianity,” adds Dr Sizer.

“It bears primary responsibility for perpetuating tensions in the Middle East, justifying Israel’s apartheid colonialist agenda and for undermining the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.”

So the Zionist heresy has been mass marketed to a largely ignorant populace who are convinced they do not have enough sense to read the Bible for themselves. They have co-opted Christian laypeople into thinking they can bring about Christ’s return, ending suffering on Earth.

Christian Zionists now have considerable influence over US foreign policy, particularly effective with neo-conservatives as witnessed during the George W Bush administration and the reaction to 9/11.

Burgeoning Christian Zionist organizations such as the International Christian Embassy (ICEJ), Christian Friends of Israel (CFI) and Christians United for Israel (CUFI) wield considerable influence on the US Government claiming a support base in excess of 50 million true believers. In the UK the Christian Friends of Israel have a similarly powerful lobby.

This means there are now at least ten times as many Christian Zionists as Jewish Zionists.

And their European cousins are no less active in the Zionist Hasbarafia, lobbying for Israel, attacking its critics and thwarting the peace process.

The United States and Israel are often portrayed as Siamese twins, joined at the heart, sharing common historic, religious and political values.

Numerous Christian groups encourage Jewish immigration to Israel through financial contributions while assisting ultra-orthodox Jewish groups to promote settlement expansion on Palestinian land.

Not only do Zionists distort Biblical history, they spread lies about more modern events as well.

Proponents of Israel will often pander the tired Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini obfuscation in an attempt to connect all Palestinians to Adolf Hitler. Husseini was imposed upon the Palestinians in 1921 by the British Mandate’s first high commissioner, a British Jew named Herbert Samuel.

Husseini was selected over the rival Nashashibi candidate and favoured by the Zionist Commission. Husseini allied with Hitler to oppose the British, falling into the trap as so many others who have believed “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

In this manner Christian Zionists have the ability to reach outside their own cult and snag more secular individuals by linking Arabs—particularly exploiting the blood connection between Husseini and late President Yasser Arafat – with the epitome of “anti-Semitic” evil.

It is easy to see without looking too far that not much is really sacred.

 

Author: seagullnic

Writer, editor, lecturer and part-time musician. Passions in life: my family, Bob Dylan, music of many genres, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, cooking plus good food and wine.

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