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The New Israel Fund (NIF), the American based progressive organization that sponsors social justice projects in Israel, is the victim of a new smear campaign launched by the right-wing movement “Im Tirzu” (אם תרצו) and picked up by Israeli media. Im Tirzu, together with right-wing MK’s and even IDF and Shin Beit seniors, are demanding Knesset and government actions that will prevent the NIF from transferring funds to Israeli human rights and peace organizations – and possibly even ban the organization altogether.
The 90% figure would have almost certainly sparked a revolt among his parliamentary allies however, as well as a number of figures in his own party. Netanyahu’s government consists largely of extremely pro-settler blocs, and many of them have objected to the idea of peace talks in principle, let alone an actual deal.
But after objections from the ultra-Orthodox, the bill formally placed authority for conversion in the hands of the chief rabbinate and declared Orthodox Jewish law to be the basis of conversion, making Americans fear that their more lenient conversion processes would be invalidated.
Many American Jews consider the Netanyahu government to be too hawkish, and the conversion controversy is seen by some analysts here and in the United States as a proxy for a broader set of disagreements, including settlement building and the Gaza blockade.
The modern entity bestowing upon itself the name Israel is a proto-state, meaning it is a first and only of its kind, being set up in a novel way, by edict of another proto-state calling itself the U. N.
I'm glad christian zionists are defending Israel's right to exist.
You should read the whole books of the prophets and you will find out that for every promise of deliverance or whatever, there is a promise of punishment and destruction, depending on how they acted.
Israel will be spared and all your Jew hating nations will be destroyed
1Why do the nations conspire
and the peoples plot in vain?
2The kings of the earth take their stand
and the rulers gather together
against the Lord
and against his Anointed One.
3“Let us break their chains,” they say,
“and throw off their fetters.”
4The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at them.
The regathering of the Jews in a fallen, unbelieving state was prophesied, as was an eventual restoral of Judaism that will culminate in the rebuilding of the temple.
JN 11:49 Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, "You know nothing at all! 50 You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish."
JN 11:51 He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, 52 and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one. 53 So from that day on they plotted to take his life.
Who knows but that God intended for there to be Jews, Christians, and Muslims so that He could see who would be more peaceful.
I have a funny feeling the state of Israel is not meant to survive,
There is a Talmudic kabbalistic "Zionist" luciferian even, prophesy that 6 million Jews actually have to die in a "holocaust"
Odd, considering there are churches in the Holy Land that have been there for centuries. So what do you mean, that they destroy regular churches and only preserve what could be useful relics to draw tourist dollars?
. . .Islam that has destroyed most of it's churches and Mosques. . .
In a speech at a Zionist fund-raiser in Holland in 1923, Wedgewood embarrassed the British government by openly referring to the Jewish 'state', rather than a 'homeland' being constructed in Palestine. Three years later, in January 1926, he used the opportunity to address vast Zionist gatherings in five American cities to expound ideas more uncompromising even than Jabotinsky's. Jews were emigrating to their new homeland at the excellent rate of 35,000 a year, he told his audiences, but would not be in a position to set up any democratic institutions until such time as they outnumbered the Arabs. He believed that the wealthiest and most influential of those Arabs would surely emigrate if saddled with a sufficiently punitive property tax. Christian Zionists today who back the radical right-winger Rabbi Benny Elon's plan for a mass 'transfer' of Palestinians from the West Bank to neighboring Arab states are true heirs of Josiah Wedgewood.
Victoria Clark, Allies for Armageddon: the Rise of Christian Zionism pg 130, copyright 2007.
Some observers - including Glenn Greenwald in How Propagandists Function - noted how well the methodology and message of Goldberg’s piece serves the Israeli government’s efforts to push U.S. military action against Iran.
ACJ continues its attempts to get on TV and Radio, with small success. Our policy continues to be not to enter into public debates with them; this stand has caused many producers to drop program ideas initiated by ACJ...Their speakers on campuses have been counteracted effectively... In Los Angeles, the International Round Table, which had scheduled both Berger and Sayegh, dropped them after inquiries in the Jewish community.
ACJ remains, however, a potent anti-Zionist and anti-Israel force. The AZC is now discussing a project which, if implemented, should go a long way in diminishing the acceptance of ACJ in many quarters.
(sorry for being off topic OP)
A Jewish American’s Evolving View of Israel
Steven R. Feldman
Issues Spring 2009
I had always felt weak in my understanding of how Israel was created in 1948. The details we were taught were rather sketchy. I found United Nations data that said about 700,000 Palestinians became refugees in the fighting of 1948. That seemed odd. If Jews had come to a land of empty swamps and deserts as I had been taught, how did so many Palestinian men, women and children become refugees? The part of the story that said Jews had come to an empty land seemed like it couldn’t be true.
I began to question other things I had learned when I read that the 1956 war was actually started by Israel, in conjunction with Britain and France, in an effort to help Britain retake the Suez Canal from Egypt. The idea that “the Arabs started all the wars” certainly seemed questionable. Our special morality came into doubt when I read more about the heroic groups — the Irgun and the Stern Gang — that had fought for the protection of the Jews in Palestine. The tales told to us as children didn’t make clear that these groups were terrorist organizations.
The Secrets in Israel’s Archives
Evidence of ethnic cleansing kept under lock and key
by Jonathan Cook, August 19, 2010
... a decision quietly taken last month by Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, to extend by an additional 20 years the country’s 50-year rule for the release of sensitive documents.
The state’s chief archivist says many of the documents "are not fit for public viewing" and raise doubts about Israel’s "adherence to international law," while the government warns that greater transparency will "damage foreign relations."
Become: By completing the training and pilgrimage, you can be officially commissioned as a Watchman on the Wall for Israel during a special government-sponsored ceremony in Jerusalem. Once commissioned, Watchmen can discover a host of opportunities to take what they have learned and experienced to become articulate ambassadors in their communities on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people.
A fifth column is a group of people who clandestinely undermine a larger group such as a nation from within, to help an external enemy. The term originated with a 1936 radio address by Emilio Mola, a Nationalist General during the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War. As his army approached Madrid, a message was broadcast that the four columns of his forces outside the city would be supported by a "fifth column" of his supporters inside the city, intent on undermining the Republican government from within
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