Seeking LIBERTY from Christian Zionism

Seeking LIBERTY from Christian Zionism
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By Eileen Fleming

 

Activist patriot Ted Arens marked the 48th anniversary of Israel’s attack on the USS LIBERTY by writing Pastor John Hagee:

Hagee Ministries
P.O. Box 1400
San Antonio, Texas 78295-1400

June 8, 2015

Pastor John Hagge,

I wrote you in November of 2013 asking you to support the crew of the USS LIBERTY in a fair investigation where they could testify. I did so because you signed a letter asking the President to release Jonathon Pollard from prison based on justice.

Jonathon Pollard stole the American attack plans on Russia and the names of hundreds of American intelligence assets inside Russia and sold them to Israel. Israel bargained them away to Russia in exchange for letting Russian Jews immigrate to Israel.

The hundreds of American assets were all killed.

Israel is some friend of America.

Now I want to tell you about the power of God.

The USS LIBERTY was 459 feet long- she was hit by 820 cannon holes [4-5” diameter] and over 3000 rounds of 50 caliber armor piercing machine gun rounds. Had anyone of these rounds hit the boilers, the ship would have exploded.

And then they were hit by a torpedo, creating a 40’ hole, and had it hit anywhere else but a bulkhead she would have gone down.

Then they sent her on a one-week sail to Malta [with a 40’ hole as the human remains of our Countrymen washed out] instead of Crete, 1-½ days away.

She would not sink!

John Hagge, you’re a fraud and a tool of the devil.

You would rather let a convicted spy out of jail then seek justice for men who served in the defense of America.

You make me barf,

Ted Arens

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Learn MORE: Free Pollard, Free Vanunu and Reevaluate Allies

 

 

Israeli historian Professor Ilan Pappé informed this reporter:

 

In 1948 the mechanism of denial and ethnic cleansing as an IDEOLOGY, not a policy but a formula began.

When Zionism began in the 19th century it was meant to be a safe haven for Jews and to help redefine Judaism as a national movement, not just a religion.

Nothing wrong with either of those goals!

But by the late 19th Century it was decided the only way these goals could be achieved was by ridding the indigenous population and it became an evil ideology.

Israeli Jewish life will never be simple, good, or worth living while this ideology of domination, exclusiveness and superiority is allowed to continue.

The mind set today is that unless Israel is an exclusive Jewish State, Palestinians will continue to be obstacles.

However, there has always been a small vocal minority challenging this.

The only thing that can save Palestinians is for the world to say “ENOUGH is ENOUGH!”

 

I add another only thing that is needed to save Palestinians: END the cult of Christian Zionism!

 

On November 6, 2007, this reporter traveled to Miami’s James L. Knight Center for my first experience of a John Hagge Christian Zionist cult event.

The Center was packed to the rafters with Hagee’s tribe of Christians and south Florida’s right wing Jewish community.

Zion’s Fire Banners, dancers, singers and a band whipped the crowd into a frenzy of spinning, jumping, clapping, twirling and moved the rotund Hagee to link arms with men in skull caps and dance the Hora-not to Hava Nagila, but to repeated choruses of:

Shout for joy and victory! Bat Yerushalyim!

haggestardavid ZOOMJohn_Haggee_Zionists From one end of the stage to the other, the largest American and Israeli flags I have ever seen were draped side by side and by the end of the evening I imagined every star on the red-white had morphed into Stars of David.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe Martinez pointed to the flags and exclaimed: “Isn’t that beautiful up there together? I get goose bumps! All nations have been created by an act of man, except Israel was created by an act of God.”

Rabbi Freedman delivered the Invocation:

“We are all friends of the only democracy in the Middle East.”  Flemming_SB_0210_R1_0U
I immediately recalled what American Israeli, Jeff Halper, the Co-Founder of ICAHD/Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions told me during one of my eight trips to both sides of The Wall in Palestine Israel:

“Israel is a not a democracy but is an Ethnocracy, meaning a country run and controlled by a national group with some democratic elements but set up with Jews in control and structured to keep them in control.”

 

This reporter's view of Israel's Wall from a roof top in Aida camp.

This reporter’s view of Israel’s Wall from a roof top in Aida camp.

Rabbi Freedman continued on, “From Mount Sinai to Mount Zion to Mount Vernon we are all Zionists! Israel is second to America in how many immigrants we have absorbed.”


Immigrant absorption in Israel comes with perks and is called Aliyah, [“go up”] and is a fundamental concept of Zionism enshrined in Israel’s Law of Return.

This ‘law’ permits any Jew from any where in the world the legal right to government assisted immigration and settlement in Israel, automatic Israeli citizenship, unemployment benefits, free medical, and subsidized housing.

Young adult immigrants receive free room, utilities, and three meals a day for the first five months and 100 percent of their tuition is paid by the government.

Hagee’s mastery of manipulating the fears of his audience garnered him a standing ovation as the shofars blew:

Israel was re-born by an act of God and Israel lives! The Jews have suffered great persecution and survived slavery and the Final Solution!

God Jehovah will bury Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran!

The flag of Israel will fly over the undivided Jerusalem and be the praise of all the earth!

It’s 1938 again and the new Hitler is Ahmadinejad!

Radical Islamisicts are threatening to develop nuclear weapons in order to destroy Israel and then the USA!

But we are indivisible and we are both here forever!

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The oft repeated comment ascribed to President Ahmadinejad, that “Israel must be wiped off the map,” was fully addressed by Virginia Tilley, Professor of political science:

In his October 2005 speech, Mr. Ahmadinejad never used the word “map” or the term “wiped off”. According to Farsi-language experts like Juan Cole and even right-wing services like MEMRI, what he actually said was “this regime that is occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time.”

In this speech to an annual anti-Zionist conference, Mr. Ahmadinejad was being prophetic, not threatening.

He was citing Imam Khomeini, who said this line in the 1980s (a period when Israel was actually selling arms to Iran, so apparently it was not viewed as so ghastly then).

Mr. Ahmadinejad had just reminded his audience that the Shah’s regime, the Soviet Union, and Saddam Hussein had all seemed enormously powerful and immovable, yet the first two had vanished almost beyond recall and the third now languished in prison.

So, too, the “occupying regime” in Jerusalem would someday be gone. His message was, in essence, ‘This too shall pass.’

Tikkun is Hebrew for mend, repair and transform the world.

Tikkun is also an organization which researched and discovered that there are three distinct elements energizing the Christian Zionists:

1. A strong commitment to conservative and ultra-nationalist American politics (so strong, I believe, that if the U.S. were to decide to break with Israel, this part of the Christian Zionist leadership would go along with that and drop its defense of Israeli policies).

2. Dispensationalist religious commitments that lead many of the Christian Zionists to yearn for a cataclysmic “end of history” eschatological war in the Middle East that will precipitate the second coming of Jesus and the Rapture in which all true Christians will go to heaven and all Jews who have not yet converted to Christianity will burn in hell for eternity.

3. A widespread understanding among many Christians that atonement and repentance is needed for 1700 years of murder, rape, and oppression of Jews that was frequently generated by the Church (though, of course, the Evangelicals do not recognize that church as their church). In this category are many Christian Zionists who genuinely feel terrible about what has happened to the Jews and genuinely want to help the Jewish people. Their philo-
Semitism is real and sincere. [Rabbi Lerner, Tikkun Magazine page 9, Nov/Dec. 2007]

However multitudes of misled and misinformed Christian’s celebrate military occupation, violence, power and control and ignore the promise Jesus preached:

“It is the peacemakers who shall be called the children of God.” –Matthew 5:9

Hagee repeatedly cited that all worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but neglected to mention that the first mention of Israel is in Genesis 32:22, when Jacob was renamed Israel for having wrestled and struggled with the Divine.

Hagee threw out the names of all the Hebrew prophets, but not the fact that God raised up prophets to speak truth to power and arrogance and to remind people of what God desires:

What does God require? He has told you o’man! Be just, be merciful, and walk humbly with your Lord. -Micah 6:8

God raised up prophets to remind them they cannot know the mind of the Mystery of the Universe, for His thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.” Isaiah 55:8
God raised up prophets to admonish the “stiff necked people” [Exodus 34:9, Proverbs 29:1] and because “My people are fools, they do not know me! They are skilled in doing evil, they know not how to do good.”-Jeremiah 4:22

Hagee invoked the “Torah Way” but neglected what the Torah commands:

From Moses to Jeremiah and Isaiah, the Prophets taught…that the Jewish claim on the land of Israel was totally contingent on the moral and spiritual life of the Jews who lived there, and that the land would, as the Torah tells us, ‘vomit you out’ if people did not live according to the highes moral vision of Torah. Over and over again, the Torah repeated its most frequently stated mitzvah [command]:

When you enter your land, do not oppress the stranger; the other, the one who is an outsider of your society, the powerless one and then not only ‘you shall love your neighbor as yourself’ but also ‘you shall love the other.'” [Rabbi Lerner, TIKKUN Magazine, page 35, Sept./Oct. 2007]

No religion owns God and no church owns Jesus.

Jesus was never a Christian, for that term was not even coined until three decades after he walked the earth.

Jesus was a social justice radically nonviolent Palestinian devout Jewish road warrior who rose up and challenged the job security of the temple priests by teaching the people no need to pay the priests for ritual baths or sacrificing livestock to be OK with God: for God already LOVES all just as they are.

Jesus always dealt compassionately with the humble, the poor, diseased, widows, orphans, prisoners, refugees and outcasts:

But hypocrites received his wrath!

Compassion, which is sorrow for the suffering of others, is accompanied by the urge to help.

If there is no compassion within a Christian, then it is the spirit of the Antichrist -meaning against Christ- that rules!

And LIBERTY has always meant FREEDOM!

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Eileen Fleming

Senior Non-Arab Correspondent for TADN at The Arab Daily News
Senior Non-Arab Correspondent for The Arab Daily News
Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" who founded WeAreWideAwake.org in response to her first of 8 trips to both sides of The Wall in Palestine Israel.
In 2012, Eileen ran for US House of Representatives District 5, in Fl.
Read her FREE eBooks and more at:http://www.eileenfleming.org/
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