Zionism versus Judaism
the end times
of the american
how the unholy alliance
between fake Judaism and fake Christianity promotes
a fake Armageddon, which could turn into a real World War III
[ Saturday Dec 31 2016
from a Letter to C.S. ]
to some of your champagne fueled year end
rap this morning out on the
picket line in front of Planned Parenthood, it seemed to me that what you had
to say about Anti Semitism was
illogical and over the line into demagoguery.
Obama and Kerry are Anti Semites. Being Anti
American is the same as being Anti
you hate women if you didn't vote
for Hillary Clinton ? Are you a racist if you didn't vote for Obama, if
you believe that O.J. Simpson was guilty, or don't believe that Michael Brown
had his hands up trying to surrender when he was shot by
the Ferguson cop ? Anti Semite is a cheap shot epithet which is used like racist to short out the discussion of
have to be made between Anti Semitism, hostility to Jews, disbelief in Judaism, Anti
Zionism and a lack of support for modern Israel or its
current policy of settlement building in the West Bank. Note that Anti
Semite Obama is going along with another $ 38 billion worth of military support
for Israel. That looks very much like
insincere anti semitism to me. If he
belonged to my Anti Semite Club, I
would have to kick him out. Talk is
cheap. $ 38 billion is not cheap.
question of Israel building more settlements on land which was supposed to
become part of Palestine under the two state plan is not a minor
matter. It was basic to the Camp David
Accords with Egypt that Begin signed in 1978.
Prime Minister Rabin was assassinated in November 1995 because he tried
seriously to compromise with the Palestinians on settlements in occupied
territory. Many people now believe that
the aggressive settlement policy of the Likud government means that the two state solution is dead. Which also means that any hope for a peace
agreement any time soon is dead. Where
does that leave us ? Headed for Armageddon, aka World War III. The Islamist extremists, the radical Zionists of Israel and the Christian Zionists of America are eager
for this to happen. The rest of us
should be less eager. That $ 38 billion
is only a down payment on what it is going to cost. And the cost will be measured in blood, not
a negative attitude towards Karl Marx equal anti
semitism ? Marxist Socialism was
more than half of the original Zionist ideology. An Israeli newspaper had a cartoon showing an
old Arab woman leaning on a cane and shaking her fist at an IDF tank column out
in the desert while one soldier remarks to another: You See
? Even out here, Anti Semitism. Distinguish between the Anti Semite who won't sit next to you on the plane--so you have an
extra seat for your stuff--and the Anti
Semite who wants to sit
next to you so he can drop a cyanide pellet in your drink.
Popes protected the Jews of Rome and squeezed money out of them. Pope Saint
Gregory the Great instructed his
agent to reduce the taxes of Jews who converted. But the less pious Popes who followed him
usually preferred to collect the full amount from the unconverted.
medieval Spain at one time the Jews were forced to convert. At other times, they were barred from
government jobs unless they converted.
Hitler's government rounded up the converts along with the rest of the
Jews. They collected birth and baptismal
records from the Church so they could track down half Jews and quarter
see Hitler Deploys the Patriot Pastors page 37 based on Lewy 281-282 on the RadicalChristianPress.org
web site ] Hitler was obsessed
with racial purity while the Christian Church targeted the Jewish religion rather
than the Jewish race. A real Anti
Semite would not want to make the semites
sit in the same pew with him.
Distinctions like that are important.
It is worth noting that even the Arab extremists, who are semites themselves, are religious
zealots rather than racial zealots. They
will bomb a Shia mosque as well as a
Christian Church or a Jewish synagogue.
And, some of them at least, will spare your life if you agree to
have dined more than once at the Jerusalem
restaurant at Evans and High run by some immigrant Palestinians. Which proves that I am not anti semitic. After all, if you dislike semites, you don't want them handling
your food and you don't want to put money in their pockets. The point is that Palestinians, like other
Arabs, are Semites. The Israelis are arguably Anti Semitic. Of course, if a semitic suicide bomber blows up your daughter's wedding reception,
it is likely to make you prejudiced. [ I
also patronized Jewish delis and dairy restaurants when I lived in Manhattan. I have eaten kasha varnishkes and survived to boast of it. ]
Bader Ginsburg and the Reform Rabbis association are committed to abortion as
are many other American Jews. That is
how they define their Judaism. Opposition to such people is not Anti Semitism. Or, if it is, I would like to see a lot more
of it. [ Why not establish a Ruth Bader Ginsburg Farewell Flower Fund
to encourage her to keep her promise to leave the country if Trump becomes
President ? ] On the other hand, there
were orthodox Jews who joined pro life activists in rescues at the abortuaries back in 1988-89. And I welcome their participation even while
I continue to disagree with their definition of Judaism from the perspective of my own adherence to the reform Judaism of Jesus Christ. [ see the first 8 pages of Turning the Other Cheek on my web
See also Jesus and The Law. And The New Covenant versus the Old Covenant. And Render, Not sur-render Unto Caesar. ]
19th century Europe after Joseph II of Austria had issued his Edict of Toleration in 1782 and Napoleon
had allowed the Jews to leave the ghetto and become citizens--and
soldiers--many of them soon became at least nominal converts--like Karl Marx's parents--because of the advantages. Some of them became Capitalists. Even more of
them became Socialists. Which replaced Judaism as the primary faith of many secular and / or assimilated
Jews. Men and women of Jewish background
played a major role in the development of Socialism
and Communism in 19th century
Europe. Early on, half of the politburo were people of Jewish origin, whatever it meant to
them. More than half of those in the
American Communist Party came from Jewish
families. The apocalyptic element in Karl Marx's Scientific Socialism: Revolution leading to a new world order appears to have been
brought over from Messianic Judaism.
The Zionist movement grew out of the
Socialist / Communist movement of the 19th century. Many of them, like David Ben-Gurion, made
pilgrimages to Russia after the 1917 Revolution. Socialism
is still an essential part of the Zionist
faith, although they avoid advertising it in order to facilitate the flow of
contributions from the U.S. The Return
to Jerusalem in the last days theology--a secular version of it--is the
other major part of Zionist
ideology. It is a new age Judaism with David Ben-Gurion subbing for the Messiah.
They were tired of waiting for the Messiah
and went ahead without him. They were
singing the Internationale: We Want No Condescending Savior ! They put their faith in The Workers. [ see note I. ]
can be a devout believer in traditional Judaism and devoutly disbelieve in Zionism. In fact the original Zionist movement was
thoroughly hostile to religious Judaism and most orthodox Jews did not accept
the establishment of modern Israel as the fulfillment of prophecy about the
return of the Jews to the Promised Land.
That is, they did not acknowledge the spiritual / historical validity of
the modern state of Israel. [ Later on,
a lot of them were won over by the miraculous
victory of the 1967 six day war. ] The
Zionists did not wait for The Lord to bring them back to Israel. Instead they relied on Rothschild's money,
Rabbi Kook's new age theology and the backing of the British Empire which armed
the Zionists and the Arabs also to encourage rebellion against the Ottoman
Empire in World War I.
The Mandate for Israel
original mandate for Israel came from The
Lord. [ And included a genocidal
mandate to get rid of the previous inhabitants of the Promised Land. Exodus 3.8
& 3.12 ] The mandate for modern
Israel was the U.N. resolution of November 29th 1947 calling for the
establishment of a Jewish state in the land of Israel. The resolution passed because it had the
backing of Joe Stalin and Harry Truman.
Stalin appreciated their adherence to Socialism and Truman needed to placate the New York Voters ahead of
the 1948 election and also avoid bringing all those ragged Jewish Displaced Persons
to America. Both Russia and America
supplied the Zionists with weapons to drive out the Arabs. That forcible expulsion is the Original Sin of Israel which continues
to dog them. [ cf. Original
Sins Reflections on the History of
Zionism and Israel Benjamin
Beit-Hallahmi ] But, unlike the Americans, they failed to do
a thorough job of getting rid of the natives.
In the Palestinian refugee camps, rooms are named for the villages they
left. One book describes an old
Palestinian woman still keeping the key to her house, from which the Israelis
evicted her long ago.
the founders of other states, the founders of modern Israel can be accurately
described as terrorists. They used terror against the Arabs and they
used terror against the British who were still nominally in control of
Palestine. The book by Geoffrey
Wheatcroft is one of those that describes it:
"In late 1946, scores of thousands of New Yorkers went to see a
play by Ben Hecht, now an ardent supporter of the Irgun. A Flag
is Born 228 "In May 1947 he published an open Letter to the Terrorists of Palestine as
a full page ad in several New York newspapers.
My dear friends, he addressed
the Irgun men, on my word as an old
reporter, what I write is true. The Jews
of America are for you. You are their
champions. You are the grin they wear. You are the feather in their hats. Every time you blow up a British arsenal, or
wreck a British jail, or send a British railroad train sky high, or rob a
British bank, or let go with your guns and bombs at British betrayers and
invaders of your homeland, the Jews of America make a little holiday in their
hearts. 229 . . .
young Irgun men like Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir . . . blew up not
only arsenals and trains but civilian centres, most famously the King David
hotel in Jerusalem, with heavy loss of life, British, Arab and Jewish.
put to death British prisoners. They
were ready, as it proved, to massacre whole Arab villages. On 9 April 1948, an Irgun attack led by Begin
on the Arab village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem resulted in a massacre of 250
civilians. . . . a precipitate flight
took place of Arabs from areas under Jewish control, a torrent of refugees
which soon numbered many hundreds of thousands.
There were Arab attacks on Jews in return, as the British pulled
out." [ from Geoffrey
Wheatcroft The Controversy of Zion Jewish Nationalism, the Jewish State and the
Unresolved Jewish Dilemma ] Of course the Arabs turned terrorist in return, like the Displaced
American Indian, skulking behind the wood pile, waiting for a chance to brain
grew out of the Socialist movement of the 19th century and it is still
fundamentally Socialist and atheist.
Like other socialists they were hostile to religion. They flew the red flag over the kibbutz and
sang Red Army hymns. They believed in free
love and abortion and raising their kids
collectively in child care centers. Most of them still believe it and that is
the basic reason they cannot allow the right
of return to Palestinians who were pushed out of Israel
in the various wars. Who have large
families and who would soon out vote the Jewish Israelis. The Democracy
they have resembles ancient Athens and colonial Virginia where the franchise
was strictly limited.
orthodox Jews did not accept U.N. mandated post 1948 Israel as the fulfillment
of prophecy. [ cf. Judaism or Jewish Nationalism
The Alternative to Zionism Elmer Berger ] But the Zionists had to halfway conceal
their hostility to religion to get American support. And now they have a substantial population of
ultraorthodox new age zealots, like
the followers of Meir Kahane, who are just as ready for Armageddon as the Moslem militants.
They also get major support from the Christian Zionists of America.
Zionist settlers of recent years have organized armed groups with an agenda
that mirrors that of the Moslem extremists, who want to restore the Caliphate. The theology of Gush Emunim, the messianic Jewish settler movement, mandates the
aggressive re-establishment of a Greater
Israel well beyond the borders of present Israel. When
Gush ideologues speak about the complete Land of Israel they have in mind not
only the post-1967 territory, but the land promised in the Covenant (Genesis
15) as well. This includes the occupied
territories--especially Judea and Samaria, the very heart of the historic
Israeli nation, and vast territories that belong now to Jordan, Syria, and
Iraq. [ Ehud Sprinzak
The Ascendance of Israel's Radical
Right 113 ]
southern Lebanon as well. That was one
of the reasons behind the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 which ended in
the massacres at the Palestinian refugee camps.
After he investigated the massacres at the Sabra and Shatila camps in
September 1982, Friedman writes that he lost every illusion I ever had about the Jewish state. [ Thomas Friedman From Beirut to Jerusalem
page 166. And see also Righteous Victims Benny Morris
pages 542-546 ]
In May 1982, the devastating Karp
Report was presented. Not only did it
confirm the existence of Jewish anti-Arab vigilante activities but it showed
that most of these acts went unpunished.
Out of a sample of 70 cases reviewed by the committee--which involved
killing, wounding, physical assaults, property damage, and the use of armed and
unarmed threats--53 were never prosecuted. Meir Kahane,
originally from Brooklyn, was elected to the Knesset in 1984. He
was soon preaching vigilantism against Christian missions. [ Sprinzak
February 1994 A settler called Baruch
Goldstein went into a Hebron mosque firing a sub-machine-gun, killing 29
worshippers before he was killed himself.
[ Wheatcroft page 323 ] There have been a lot of such terrorist acts
ignored by the American media. Clipping
from the Oct 11 2013 New York Times West Bank Settlers Deface a Mosque and burn 3 cars. Settlers
have attacked Palestinian communities 586 times so far this year, up from 370
in all of 2012.
Israeli knew about what George Steiner called the demographic crises underlying the entire question of the future of
Israel: the fact that more people are emigrating from Israel than to it and the great differential in
birth-rate as between Arabs and Jews (to the Arabs' ineluctable gain) inside
Israel itself. So what was to be
done if Israel remained within its post-1967 borders ? For all their self-proclaimed realism, the
Likudniks gave an evasive answer. There
was nothing evasive about Kahane. His
remedy was compellingly simple. The
Arabs should be removed from Judaea and Samaria as so many of them had been
removed from pre-1967 Israel. One
extreme party, Moledet (Homeland), was bluntly advocating forcible expulsion of
the Arabs, asking who will go--us or them
?, and posing an awkward proposition.
We came to conquer the land and
settle it. If transfer is unethical then
everything we have done for a hundred years is wrong. And Kahane said, I am telling you what each one of you thinks deep in his heart: there is only one solution: the Arabs out ! Do not ask me how . . . Let me become defence
minister for two months and you will not have a single cockroach around here ! I promise you a clean Erez Israel." [ Wheatcroft
Zionist propaganda presented Palestine as a
land without a people for a people without a land. They took pictures of immigrants with nothing
but desert behind them. Taken in the
other direction, the picture would have shown an Arab city. "The most succinct review Joan Peters's book ever received came from Moshe Dayan,
before she published it: Jewish villages were built in the place of
Arab villages . . . There is not one single place built in this country that
did not have a former Arab population." [ L. Tal Premissed
land Times Lit. Supp. 4 June 1993
] Livia Rokach's book Israel's
Sacred Terrorism is based upon Moshe Sharett's Personal Diary, finally published despite Israel's efforts to
prevent it. She concluded that: Territorial
expansion was facilitated by Israeli acts of provocation, generating Arab
hostility and creating pretexts for intervention. This policy is amply documented by Moshe
Sharett who was Israel's Foreign Minister under David Ben-Gurion and then Prime
Minister (1954-55). [ see note
can argue that Americans do not have the moral right to judge the Zionists in
the light of what they did to the natives of America to create living room for themselves. But, from a pragmatic point of view, the
Americans did a thorough job of genocide and lived happily ever after. More or less.
While the Zionists, like the settlers of South Africa, failed to do
it. They are not only surrounded by a
hostile populace but well armed Moslem nations who identify with the
Palestinians. And they have to operate
in the glare of modern publicity. [
III. ] It is the compound
legacy of the crime of slavery which still punishes Americans.
A Question of Faith
young lady whose faith you challenged believes the standard Saved
by Grace Not Works doctrine of evangelical Protestants. God does it all, I don't have to do
anything. They also describe it as Saved
by Faith--you recite the theologically correct formula: I
accept Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and that's it.
You are saved. On my web site, I criticize that Reformation
dogma in a long article: Luther's Distortion of Paul's Teaching
and a shorter one: Not Saved by Faith Alone.
major problem with this faith in Passive
Righteousness, as Luther called it, is that it doesn't really leave you
with much to look forward to except a trip to the cemetery followed by a trip
to heaven. That is what pushes the
evangelicals to their obsession with Israel as the major focus of their faith
in apocalyptic adventures in the immediate future--Jesus returns to re-establish the Kingdom of Israel. They do not comprehend the verse which became
the title of the book that Leo Tolstoy wrote which was the source of Ghandi's
faith: Luke 17.21 The Kingdom Of God Is Within You. [ See Turning the Other Cheek pages 5 to 8
Events in Israel, invasions by armies from Russia and China or Europe, the rapture and the tribulation lead to the Second Coming of Jesus = the Arrival of the
Messiah, the Conversion of the Jews, and Armageddon--the
last big battle. All of the TV
evangelists preach some variant of this last
days or End Times scenario and
millions of evangelical Christians believe it.
Turn on any of the Christian
TV channels and you will see what I mean.
They are obsessed with Israel.
John Hagee, Pat Robertson et al push this message in their sermons and
books. They are as willing to give Israel a blank check as President
elect Trump and they have already proven their sincerity.
Ariel Sharon suffered a severe stroke in January 2006, Pat Robertson said it
was probably God's wrath because of the land concessions he had made in
Gaza--the prophet Joel makes it very
clear that God has enmity against those who divide
my land. cf. Joel 3.2 and
parted my land. That was all the thanks
Sharon got for arranging the slaughter of the Palestinians at Sabra and Shatilla and provoking the second
intifada by his visit to the Temple Mount.
launched the Christian Zionists and
many of these churches have some connection with them. They have a yearly Honor
Israel Day in his Church in San Antonio Texas. Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada has an annual Israel Awareness Day. Hagee and his flock expect to be raptured before the tribulation arrives in Jerusalem so they can watch Armageddon from a heavenly
balcony. Jesus will return and the Jews
will be converted. Hagee raises money to
bring Soviet Jews to Israel--not to Texas where he lives--so they can witness first
hand the coming tribulation and
participate in Armageddon.
most Israelis have lost faith in Zionism. And that undermines their faith in
Israel. When he returned to Israel with
his fiance in 1986 Yoram Hazony, an aide to Benjamin Netanyahu when he was
still an opposition leader, was scandalized to discover how many Israelis no
longer believed in The Jewish State
as he records in his book: The Jewish
State The Struggle for Israel's Soul.
describes the Passover I spent with a company [ of Israeli soldiers ] on intifada duty in Ramallah
where most sat on their hands in
boredom as the ancient text was muttered without explanation or comment, filing
out sheepishly when they finally lost patience.
From this I learned that almost an entire army base could voluntarily
show up at a religious-historical commemoration in search of a connection
with their people and their past, and yet without a single person present
knowing how to achieve it. He
blames the University intellectuals, Martin Buber et al, for the fact that the
dream of the Jewish state, as conceived by Herzl and Ben-Gurion, became
discredited among large segments of the cultural-political leadership of that
very state after it was founded.
They accused Ben-Gurion of a false
Messianism, a totalitarianism, or even an imitation of fascism. It did tend to be all three--Ben-Gurion did
become the replacement Messiah and
Zionism is a kind of National Socialism. They had cooperative relations with Mussolini
before Hitler came along.
writes that: No one in Kedumin ever mentioned to me that there were Jews in Israelwho did not believe in the Jewish state. [ Kedumin was the "religious"
commune where his cousins lived, which he visited from America. ] And he says: The Jews of Israel are an exhausted people, confused and without
direction. . . . Of what value is the Jewish people ? What can it contribute to mankind ? What is to be gained by joining in its
struggle ? Why should one sacrifice on
its behalf ? Why should the Jewish state
exist at all ? xvii-xviii Good question.
The miraculous victory of the six day war in
1967 led a lot of people to a renewed faith in Israel. But the near disaster of 1973, when 2500
Israelis were killed--4 times the 1967 toll, and they almost lost--dissipated
the euphoria. It is easy to have faith
in your team when your team keeps winning.
When it starts losing, you are pushed into an agonizing
reappraisal. Faith in America--faith in the flag and the
military--erodes when they no longer arrive at victory, when people get killed
for nothing. How safe are we from Moslem
terrorists after invading Afghanistan and Iraq ? So long as America has unlimited funds and a monopoly of super weapons,
Americans believe in America. But some other faith is wanted when the money
runs out and the missiles hit the wedding caravan instead of the terrorists.
The Faith of Zionism
Zionist faith was a peculiar amalgam.
The major element in it is the faith in The Workers derived from Marxist Socialism. Does anyone still believe in the workers and their mission to build
the new society ? Ben-Gurion did. Most Israelis don't. The other major element is Messianic Judaism,
without the Messiah, without the Lord, and without The Law. They threw out the 10 commandments and
replaced them with a brief for free love. It is hardly surprising that Israelis who are
atheists--which is most of them--no longer have much faith that The Lord Will Return to Zion and
establish the Messiah there. That leaves them with a faith in the jet
fighters and the anti missile missiles coming from America and their secret
stash of 100 atomic bombs. It is a
secret but everyone knows they have them.
Will it be enough for Armageddon ?
is now the key question.
are orthodox Jews--ultraorthodox Jews
anyway--who still believe in the ultimate re-establishment of Greater Israel. And they intend to tear down the Al Aqsa
Mosque and rebuild The Temple. And bring
back the Levitical Priesthood and the animal sacrifices to make atonement for
sin. Do you believe in all that ? Are you ready for the Armageddon showdown with the militant Moslems in order to achieve
it ? How many Jews still believe in
Ben-Gurion's vision of Israel as the Safe Place for all the Jews of the World
? Friedman circa 348 describes the
daily fear that Israelis live with. How
little they feel at home in their Home Land.
book says: "by the 1980s more Jews
were emigrating from Israel every year than were immigrating to it. At least half a million Israelis, an eighth
of all citizens, now live abroad; and the fourth largest Israeli city by
population is Los Angeles. Rabin once
called these yordim--those who
descend rather than ascend--the dregs of
Israeli society. He later apologized
(to an emigre newspaper in Los
Angeles, not surprisingly), but the continuing net drain still rankles. Israeli patriots are angry, both at the yordim and at the far more numerous Jews
who admire Israel but do not want to live there. Matti Golan
With Friends Like You describes what Israelis really think about
American Jews: someone with what's known as a "deep personal commitment to
Israel." You give to the United
Jewish Appeal. You visit Israel every
couple of years and never forget to bring a souvenir from the Wailing Wall and
a painting from the artists' colony in Safed.
Golan, this western Jew, who claims to be a friend and a partner, is neither,
but my enemy. A more harmful and dangerous one than the
PLO. He mocked "the faint-hearted squeamishness of
Dispersion liberals in general who were so shocked by the means used to repress
the Intifada, or rather by the attendant publicity which sullied the cherished
image of purity." 330-331 When you fight for survival, you have little
enthusiasm for those who support
the troops from a safe distance.
Osama bin Laden and his companions saw the World Trade Center come down on
television on September 11th 2001, they exploded
with joy--like your team won a soccer game
because it was revenge for the
children of Al Aqsa [ NYT 2-19-3 A16
Aqsa is the name of the mosque on the Temple Mount. Ariel Sharon, running for Prime
Minister, visited there in the fall of
2000, deliberately provoking a Palestinian riot. Boys threw stones. Israeli police fired at them, killing
13. That is what bin-Laden meant by the children of Al Aqsa. That is what started the second intifada which began in the fall of 2000.. The AP counted 514 Palestinian kids killed
by Israeli reprisal raids from 2000 to 2005.
The AP counted 97 Israeli kids killed by Palestinian attacks.
Vladimir Jabotinsky testified before the Palestine Royal Commission in 1937, "he also embarrassed other
Zionists by insisting that the Jews must have the whole of the Land of Israel. "
Jabotinsky said: We utterly deny
that it means bringing Great Britain into conflict with world Islam, we utterly
deny that it means a real physical conflict with the neighboring states, we
deny all this. the Arab can realize that since there are three or four or five wholly
Arab States, then it is a thing of justice which Great Britain is doing if
Palestine is transformed into a Jewish State. [ Wheatcroft 207-208 ] But he knew better as did the other
Zionists. David Ben-Gurion said: We and they both want the same thing. We both want Palestine. [ quoted by Piers Brendon page 473 The Decline and Fall of the British Empire.
] Jabotinsky served in the 38th Royal
Fusiliers, one of the three Jewish battalions which the British army
established in World War I. The British
tried to disband these battalions after the war but Jabotinsky organized the
underground Haganah which called
itself the Jewish Defence Force and which became the nucleus of a Jewish army
and the sponsor of the Irgun and Stern gangs.
Winston Churchill winked at the gun running to the Haganah circa 1923, but he was
alienated from them after they assassinated his friend Lord Moyne, [
Brendon 467 and 479 ]
two scorpions in a jar
it inherited the British Empire's oil kingdoms in the Middle East, America also
inherited the situation in Israel / Palestine.
It inherited the situation in Jerusalem, which Josephus once described
as a golden bowl full of scorpions. In a letter of February 7 1951, Evelyn Waugh
described it: Both Jerusalems are full of huge cars flying UNO flags while both
countries starve. Here there are half a
million absolutely destitute and hopeless Arab refugees from Israel. Israel, starving and houseless, is importing
25,000 Jews a month from Mesopotamia, Abyssinia, the Yemen, everywhere. Neither side has any housing and both
carefully demolish whole villages where enemies have lived.
the Arabs and the Zionists are still going at it like two scorpions trapped in
a jar. The Zionists are still the
captives of the crazy faith of Ben-Gurion that he could somehow bring all the Jews to Israel and build a
workers paradise at the expense of the Arabs--and the Americans. Recognizing Israel's right to
exist means recognizing the right of the Zionist settlers
to occupy the homes from which half a million Palestinians were driven at gun
point in 1948. Israel's refusal to
recognize the right of
return for these
people is still the obstacle which makes peace
impossible. [ cf. Newman: which
it is their crime to maintain, and their ruin to abandon ]
a million Palestinians were driven from their homes during the 1948-1949 Arab-Israeli War. At the same time the Zionists were bringing
100s of thousands of Jewish Displaced Persons to Palestine / Israel. In The
Seventh Million 161-162 Tom Segev describes how these destitute refugees moved into Arab houses where they found
everything they needed left behind by the fleeing residents: tables,
chairs, closets, pots, pans, plates, sometimes clothes, family albums, books
radios, and pets--while the Palestinians who had been forced out became destitute refugees. The hatred of the Jewish refugees for the
Germans who had driven them from their homes was recycled into the Anti Semitism of the Palestinians living
in refugee camps while Jews newly arrived from Europe lived in their old homes
and slept in their beds.
is necessary to life. But a false faith
can easily get you killed. And a
desultory and half-hearted faith is useless.
Israel has become the focus of several faiths that can accurately be
described as nuts. Like the faith of the Germans in the 1940s
who marched off in the direction of a restored German Empire. There is madness and doom's day in these crazy ideologies.
Chesterton noted that belief in the British Empire was the real faith of most
of his contemporaries. A faith in the
Anglo Saxon race was usually part of that.
After the Empire disintegrated, they turned to Agent 007 fantasies. Most so
called Christian Americans put the
American flag at the center of their faith.
A faith in Israel takes the place of faith in Judaism for many American
Jews and it also has become a major focus for the faith of many American
Christians. Obviously, it is a lot
easier to believe in Israel from a safe distance. And, so long as the American taxpayers can be
made to pick up the bill, you don't really have to count the cost.
your faith in God is united to your faith in the nation, you have to cling to
the nation. You are lost without
it. And people believe in the nation
even more fiercely when they have lost faith in God. America
is the greatest country in the world ! ! ! ( And, since I belong to it, it means that I am the greatest ! ) Adolph Hitler said that Germany Will Be Our Religion and, despite the rest of his peculiar
faith, he sold that proposition to the Christians of Germany: Deutschland
uber alles ! ! ! They swallowed it hook, line and sinker. [ see Hitler Deploys the Patriot Pastors page 24 ]
Ben-Gurion and the other Zionists did not believe in God and their worship was
centered upon the semblance of a nation which they had created with their own hands without his
help. Then they had to impose this
nation by force upon the Arab nation which was already there. Their nationalism provoked the rise of
god who stands apart from the nation is a much more portable God who can travel
with you wherever you go, even when you are exiled from the nation to which you
once belonged. He is not confined within National Greatness or Victory in War. In 1 kings 19.11-12 the prophet does not
find God in the wind or the earthquake or the fire. But then he hears a still small voice.
the long run, or even the short run, it is hard to see any realistic
alternative to the kind of madness which killed 100 million in the 20th
century. Most of the world seems
determined to prove that it hasn't learned a thing from World War I and World
War II and all the follow up wars and genocides. And that it is ready to do it all over again
and sacrifice another generation to
these ancient idols. But there has to be
an alternative. What is it ?
mother grew up on a ranch in Fremont County Wyoming and I still go up there
once in a while. One day, looking at a
map, I was struck by the fact that Fremont County has about 10,000 square
miles, which is roughly the same as Greater
Israel. And the population--about
35,000--is a fraction of what it is in Israel where the Palestinians and the
Israelis fight an endless war over some very sub prime real estate.
of the Soviet Jews being force funnelled into Israel by the Zionists and their
American allies would jump at the chance to come to America instead. Many of them are not even circumcised and
they have no interest in Israel except as their only alternative to living in
the Soviet Union. So why not bring them
to some place like Fremont County ? And
also bring a large number of Displaced Palestinians who would welcome the
chance to escape from those wretched refugee camps in which the only job opening
is for suicide bombers.
don't mean that they should come here as citizens
necessarily. I don't suppose the
American electorate would go along with that.
But they could come as resident
refugees with some hope of becoming citizens or returning to Israel /
Palestine if and when the smoke of battle clears and some sort of sanity
appears. The billions of dollars now
expended on arms to Israel and wars with the Moslems would ease the way to some
sort of resettlement plan.
Fremont County Plan B takes note of the fact that there are Fremont Counties in both Idaho and
Colorado--they don't all have to go to Wyoming.
Fremont County Plan C takes
note of the fact that Wyoming has 23 counties with very little population. And that you can drive across northern
Nebraska on a summer afternoon and meet another car every 10 minutes or so. South Dakota has deserted rural areas and
half abandoned boarded up towns. Those
that prefer a warmer climate might instead be put up in Texas in a settlement
sponsored by Pastor John Hagee's Church--if he can be persuaded to abandon his
agenda of funnelling the Soviet Jews into Israel so they can fight the
Moslems and create the Armageddon rubble suited to The Return
are two compelling reasons for attempting some such solution as this, which,
impractical as it might seem, is a lot less nuts than the alternatives. One is to make amends for the historic
injustices for which Americans are substantially responsible. The other is that the money saved from
subsidizing the Israeli military and waging wars and proxy wars in various
Moslem countries would cover the expense of the whole project 10 times
over. [ 2-28-17 Mr. Trump says the U.S. has spent 6 trillion
in the Mideast. ]
situation in Israel grew out of major historical injustices for which Americans
have substantial responsibility: 1. the
refusal to rescue the Jews of Germany before World War II began 2. the unwillingness to let the Displaced
Persons come to America after the war ended
3. Supporting the Zionist invasion of Palestine and arming them for the
inevitable war with the Arabs.
and Britain could have saved all of the Jews of Germany just by allowing them
to emigrate. Before the war started, the
Nazi policy was to force the Jews into exile.
It was the failure of this policy that led to the final solution. The policy
failed because other countries would not accept the Jewish refugees and forced
them to return to Germany. During the
early period, thousands of Jews lined up daily at the American embassy in
Berlin to try and get one of the few available visas. America did not want a flood of Jewish
refugees. Hitler taunted the western
nations with their pretended concern for the Jews and offered to ship them all
to the West. The severe restrictions on
immigration which America had passed in 1924 remained in place, despite the emergency. Those restrictions had been especially
designed to curtail Jewish immigration to the United States, and they effectively
cancelled the promise of world-wide
welcome set forth in the 1883 Statue of Liberty poem by Emma Lazarus: Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to
tried to get out anyway. One boat load
of unauthorized German Jewish refugees made it to within a few miles of the
coast of Florida before the United States Coast Guard turned them back. They were forced to return to Europe where
two thirds of them later died in the Nazi death camps. A dilapidated ship carrying Jewish refugees
sank off the coast of Palestine after the British navy turned them back--a
British policy to placate the Arabs. Of
course they weren't wanted in Britain, that was out of the question. During World War II, the allies would not
even bomb the rail lines leading to the death camps to slow down the holocaust
when urgent appeals were made to them, even when they were bombing industrial
targets in the same area. [ see note IV. ]
for the 1948 election, President Harry Truman had to cater to the Jewish vote and
the Jewish donors in New York. But he
also realized that most Americans, including most Jewish Americans, had no
enthusiasm for letting a horde of ragged refugees from eastern Europe come to
the U.S. As Lord Halifax, the British
ambassador to Washington, put it, the average U.S. citizen does not want [ the DPs ] in
the United States and salves his conscience by advocating their admission by
Palestine." [ The Long Road Home
Ben Shephard page 115 ]
the Zionists manipulated the situation in every way they could to funnel
population to Israel. They vetoed a plan
to send Jewish orphans to England And France.
[ Shephard 192 ]
1933 the Zionists had signed a Transfer
Agreement with Hitler's government to bring Jews to Palestine who were
being pushed out of Germany. They
undermined the boycott against the Nazi government launched by American Jews
because they saw opportunity for Zionism in the disaster which had just begun
to threaten the Jews of Germany, most of whom had no desire to move to
Palestine. [ Segev page 20 ]
1938 Ben-Gurion told a Mapai conference: If
I knew that it was possible to save all the children in Germany by transporting
them to England, but only half of them by transporting them to Palestine, I
would choose the second--because we face not only the reckoning of those
children, but the historical reckoning of the Jewish people. He may have been using a kind of exaggerated
rhetoric as his loyal biographer
claimed, but it is clear enough that he had an obsessive faith in his vision of
Zion and did not balk at sacrificing
lives to that vision. He worried that Zionism is in danger ! if western
nations responded to Kristallnacht by accepting more Jewish
refugees from Germany. [ Segev page 28 ]
post World War II Exodus to Israel
was supposedly justified by what the Germans did to the Jews in the 1940s. In effect, the Arabs of Palestine were made
to pay for what the Germans did. But two wrongs don't make a right. And it wasn't just 5 million Jews who were killed
during World War II. 60 million were
killed in World war II. That doesn't
count the 10 million Ukrainians starved to death by Stalin's government in
1932-1933--the year Hitler came to power in Germany. [ cf. Robert Conquest Harvest of Sorrow ] Or the
70 million Chinese starved to death by Stalin's appointee, Mao Tse Tsung. If military
Christianity is largely to blame for the slaughter of World War I,
Socialism and Communism are equally to blame for the slaughter of World War
II. And the atheist ex Jews of Europe,
who played a key role in the development of Communism, Socialism and Zionism,
bear some moral responsibility for these several holocausts.
a militarized Israel is the alternative to Jews being helpless victims. But no nation was better armed than Germany
and more Germans than Jews lost their lives in World War II. As Jesus warned: Those
that take up the sword perish with it.
The victorious Russians lost 12 million soldiers. While the red army raped two million women in
its march across Europe. It is a safe
prediction that Armageddon / aka
World War III, to which we are now headed, will be worse.
The Return to Israel
return of the Jews to Israel, prophesied by Isaiah and Ezekiel, came about a
long time ago. Ezekiel prophesied the
rebuilding of The Temple and it happened, 500 years before Jesus was born. It was Jesus who prophesied that destruction
of The Temple which happened in 70 A.D.
Which is were we are now. Very
likely Mr. Trump would finance the rebuilding of The Temple as a tourist
attraction, complete with vegetarian actors playing priests and sacrificing
styrofoam animals--to cater to modern sensibilities. And the Moslems would probably go along with
it if they got a share of the tourist dollars.
Aside from that, it is time to defuse the ticking bomb which Zionist
Israel represents by providing an escape route for anyone there who has sense
enough to take it. At least it would get
some of them out of the line of fire.
[ see note V. ]
24th chapter of Matthew, and other places in the gospel, Jesus warns them of
what is coming to them because they have rejected the kingdom of God to pursue
a secular kingdom. Instead they
continued to pursue the dream and the illusion of a restored secular kingdom of
Israel. [ tc x 3 ] [ See Turning the Other Cheek pages 5-8 The Kingdom of God versus the Kingdom of
rejection of King Jesus and his Kingdom was Act One. Act Two was the attempt to re-establish the
Kingdom of Israel by a great uprising against the Romans in 66 A.D.. That was the kind of Kingdom they believed
in. Act Three was the destruction of
Jerusalem and its Temple by the Romans, the death of a million Jews, and their
dispersal to all nations.
course they were already dispersed. By
the time of Jesus there were as many Jews in Alexandria Egypt as there were in
Jerusalem. And the destruction of the
Temple accelerated the development of the spiritual and individual form of
Judaism which is not centered upon the Nation of Israel and which no longer
relies upon the animal sacrifices of The Temple to stay right with God. And they are hardly to blame for not
converting to that Military Christianity which began to persecute the Jews as
well as the non-conforming Christians in the 4th century. The Jews will be converted if and when they
ever encounter authentic Christianity.
They won't learn it from the TV evangelists.
are some wonderful things in the Jewish culture which developed during the long
years of exile, like lox and cream cheese on a bagel, Klezmer bands and Albert
Einstein. My friend Shelby learned
Yiddish so that he could read the Yiddish anarchists in the original. American Jews had a major role in the Civil
Rights Movement of the 1960s, which is still America's best claim to righteousness--to having finally done
it wonderful that Hebrew became a secular language in Israel instead of just a
sacred language ? Now you can tell a
dirty joke in Hebrew. Jabotinsky
translated the Sherlock Holmes stories into Hebrew. Like Ben Hecht, a lot of American Jews
thought it was wonderful when the Jews finally got an army. They were thrilled to see Jews with Guns. Now they can compete with the Moslems and the
Christians. [ see note VI. on conscripting women ]
lot of Christians thought it was wonderful when they finally got an army
after the Emperor Constantine adopted
Christianity as the state religion of the Roman Empire. They have been at war ever since-- with other Christians mostly. Islam began as a military religion. The Moslems have known peace only when their
armies were defeated and the Caliphate
disappeared. But, like the Zionists,
they have a dream of restoring the Moslem Empire with its endless wars.
has a big national monument to Simeon
bar-Kochba [ aka bar Koziba or Cochebas ] who got a lot of people killed in his failed
rebellion against the Roman Empire in 132-135 A.D. in the time of Hadrian. Rabbi Akiba hailed him as The Messiah. They don't have a big national monument for
Jesus, who is arguably Israel's most famous and successful son. It shows what they believe in. They believe in the military. Like the Moslems. Like most so-called Christians. That is why we
are on this seemingly inevitable course towards Armageddon. Given the choice
between Jesus and Barabbas, who was
in prison for murder during an insurrection,
the Jerusalem mob, instigated by the chief
priests, asked for the release of Barabbas.
[ Mark 15.11 ] They are still
making the wrong choice, with the support of the Military Christians of
America, who think that BlessAmerica
is God's last name.
Victims and Executioners
Zionists were ashamed that the Jews of Europe were led to the slaughter without
resisting or fighting back. But are
conscript soldiers the righteous alternative to being the victims of violence ? In World War II these soldiers died by the
millions but they killed before they died.
Of the 60 million they killed, 2/3rds were civilians--women and kids and
old folks. The incineration of the
children of Dresden and Hiroshima was a holocaust
as much as the incinerations in Auschwitz.
spirit of indiscriminate slaughter is enshrined in 1 Samuel 15.3 where
"The Lord" tells them to exterminate the Amalekites: utterly
destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman,
infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. Orders
like these come from the god of
this world whose real name is Satan. [ See The
New Covenant versus the Old Covenant and Heresy of the Christian State ]
has a monument to 200,000 Jewish soldiers who served in the red army. [ Segev 241 ]
So they got the chance to kill before they died. A noble fate as the world reckons it. But many of them were witnesses of terrible
crimes, if not participants. And many of
them died a slow death in those prisoner of war camps from hunger and cold and
disease and mistreatment.
was some sort of residual mercy in the fact that most of those shipped to the
death camps died the same day, within a short time of their arrival. The women and kids and old people sent to the
showers did not realize until the
last minute what was happening to them.
The Nazis even went to the trouble to plant flower beds in front of the
reception centers to lull their victims.
horror of World War II erodes the faith in a Good and Powerful God who is
supposed to take care of us. And yet it
illustrates the thesis found in the Christian gospel, in Luke 4.5-7 and John 15.18-19. that Satan is
the god of this world and the ruler of all the kingdoms of this world. What else but a powerful Evil Spirit can
account for all the evil that was done on all sides of the war ? The
question remains as to where the Good Spirit can be found.
The Return of Jesus
has already returned as the Holy Spirit
of Jesus Christ, as described in
John 20.21-22, when he gave his followers the mission to establish the Kingdom of God on earth and breathed into them the
Spirit of Courage and Love and Truth which would enable them to do it: As my
Father sent me, even so I send you.
Receive the Holy Spirit.
Inspired by that Spirit, thousands of early Christians went to their
deaths for refusing to worship Caesar and refusing to join his armies. That underground
church has endured under the heretic
label long after apostate Christians joined Constantine's Imperial Church in
the 4th century. It persisted while
Charlemagne was slaughtering the Saxons to establish the blood soaked Christendom which engaged in endless
war, which perpetuated slavery and persecuted the Jews and the non conforming
Christians like the Quakers who refused to go to war and who launched the
Abolition Movement. [ cf. Adam
Hochschild Bury the Chains. ] In
1943 Franz Jaggerstatter was beheaded
for refusing to join Hitler's army. He
left a remarkable testimony as to why he could not belong to the Nazi Folk Community because he was a
citizen of The Kingdom of God. [ see Church of the Empire Appendix B ]
Many Israelis have refused to participate in the indiscriminate attacks
upon Palestinian civilians. More than
140 Israeli soldiers were sent to prison for refusing to serve in the invasion
of Lebanon in 1982. That kind of Courage
is the first sign of the Spirit and it gives some hope for the future. [ see
note VII. ]
claim that Jesus made to be the Son of
God is only part of what he taught.
He also taught his followers to address God as Our Father. Finally, on
Resurrection Sunday, Jesus makes his followers clones of himself [ John
20.21-22 ] and they thereby become the Children
of God by adoption as Paul tells us in Romans 8.15--the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. John 1.12 says: to them
gave he power to become the sons of God.
And so we may confide in Him as
individuals confide in a loving father.
one in the Old Testament dares to address God as Father. The Lord is the Lord of
Hosts and the Hebrews are his servants--his slaves really--and their wisdom
is to fearThe Lord who only speaks to The King and only through the
prophet. The Moslems copied this Old
Testament concept of God as a Sovereign Who Commands War, who wants to see your
back side while you lie flat on your face in front of Him.
the Military Christianity launched in the 4th century, militant Islam and
militant Zionism offer us only endless war.
Faith in the Prince of Peace--the
real Messiah--is the only realistic
alternative. ( Isaiah 9.6 ) He said:
Blessed are the Peacemakers for
they shall be called the children of God.
( Matthew 5.9 )