True, modern political Zionism, rather than being a Jewish nationalist aspiration, was first the product of English and American Protestantism. English Puritans, from the earliest colonisation of North America, conceptualised their new home as a new Israel, a ‘City on a hill;’ a New Jerusalem.
If questioning Zionism is a dangerous task then challenging Christian Zionism, the largest, best funded, and most religio-politically fundamentalist branch of Zionism, is infinitely more perilous. It is all the more dangerous because its influence – advocating the agency of God in Israel’s present history – reaches deep within the Church and to every level of US and British government.
Each year the thought leaders of this Christian Zionist movement issue updated religious rulings on who the ‘coming antichrist’ might be, and these constantly changing lists have an uncanny relationship with Israel’s enemies and US foreign policy.
The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, an undereducated British appointed puppet, knew what he was doing, and, like every other willing participant in the horror, he bears personal responsibility for his words and actions.
Follow @UrFhasaidh “Arab terrorism” has once again swept through the streets of Israel claiming the lives of a number of innocent Israelis and injuring others. Both the victims and the perpetrators of this violence are human beings and so there is nothing trivial about this recent outbreak of violence. Our hearts go out to those … Continue reading Polite Neutrality is No Longer an Option
In 1967 Israel launched an aggressive land and air invasion of its Arab neighbours, and has since held the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank under military occupation – despite both the United States and the Soviet Union determining that Egypt, Jordan, and Syria did not pose a threat to Israel’s security.