Feb 17, 2017
This excellent and balanced news report from Australia exposes the war based religion that is known as Christian Zionism. Even though this program was originally aired in 2007, it is still accurate and applicable now. The reporter from the Australian Broadcasting Company interviews Christian Zionist. mega church, Pastor John Hagee who founded the pro-Israel lobby, Christians United For Israel (CUFI), the Christian Zionist version of AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). A Jewish rabbi in Hagee's home town of San Antonio, TX, that is interviewed expresses that Hagee's agenda is detrimental to Jews in America and to Israel. Also interviewed is the Palestinian Ambassor. who is a Christian, and who says that Hagee's brand of Christianity is an embarassment to Palestinian Christians. (17 mins.)
Feb 7, 2017
Victories for the struggle for peace and justice for Palestinians come slowly, but are coming more frequently. We discuss the inspiring documentary Open, Bethlehem by Palestinian filmmaker, Leila Sansour. and her Bethlehem passport project designed to put wings to her film. We also talk about a recent, major victory in Boulder, Colorado where a resolution to make the Palestinian city of Nablus a sister city to Boulder was passed by the city council over strong opposition from vocal, local Zionists. It's of a few sister city projects in the US with a Palestinian town in the West Bank. In 2009, the city of Sacramento, Ca passed a sister city resolution with Bethlehem. (16 mins.) For examples of the turning, click here.
Jan 30, 2017
Jamal Bishara, a Palestinian Christian and Sputhern Baptist pastor spoke out against a "Pray for Israel" (but not for Palestinians) resolution passed at the annual Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) meeting in St. Louis. Dispensational and outright, Christian Zionist theology is widely held among prominent, Southern Baptists leaders and pastors, like Richard Land, Adrian Rogers and Charles Stanley. Pastor Jamal reveals in this inspirational podcast that he remains a Southern Baptist so that he can be "Salt and Light" to other SBC pastors by challenging the pro-Israel theological bent prevalent in the SBC. (36 mins.). References: "Southern Baptists Reject Peace Plea by Palestinian Pastor," "The Cause of Our Conflict, Part I: Fixing the Blame," "A Theological Response to Christian Zionism" aand "Will Southern Baptists Become Peacemakers?"
Jan 19, 2017
Five months before the war against Iraq in 2003 started, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) declared that a war against Iraq would be a "just war" according to his and other evangelical leaders' interpretation of the Bible. Fast forward to 2016 and it still appears that Southern Baptists have a way to go before they can be called peacemakers. However, there are some encouraging signs from some peacemakers within the SBC who asking to be heard. Listen and find out what's going on. (23 mins.)
Jan 14, 2017
Over 100 evangelical, Christian. Presbyterian theologians, including the highly respected, Dr. RC Sproul, were signatories to "An Open Letter to Evangelicals and Other Interested Parties: The People of God, the Land of Israel, and the Impartiality of the Gospel." They asserted that: "At the heart of the political commitments in question are two fatally flawed propositions. First, some are teaching that God's alleged favor toward Israel today is based upon ethnic descent rather than upon the grace of Christ alone, as proclaimed in the Gospel. Second, others are teaching that the Bible's promises concerning the land are fulfilled in a special political region or "Holy Land," perpetually set apart by God for one ethnic group alone. As a result of these false claims, large segments of the evangelical community, our fellow citizens, and our government are being misled with regard to the Bible's teachings regarding the people of God, the land of Israel, and the impartiality of the Gospel." If you're looking for a well reasoned, biblicsl response to pre-millenial dispensationalism (sometimes known as Christian Zionism or Neo-Christianity). this letter is worth studying.
Jan 10, 2017
This 5 minute, podcast zinger loaded with dynamite, could set off a "AH..HA!" moment. Find out what "Eretz Israel" means and its implications from WHTT researcher, Craig Hanson. Referemces: "Future Israel," "New UN report reveals collaboration between Israel and Syrian rebels."
Apr 22, 2016
Mariam Fathalla, an 86 year old, stateless, Palestinian refugee living in Lebanon, has come to the US and Canada to tell her story about the Nakba (the Arabic word for "Catastrophe) that she, and her family, lived through in 1948. Mariam and over 750,000 other Palestinians were forcibly expelled from Palestine, and, around 500 of their villages were destroyed by the Zionists, in their drive to set up the modern state of Israel. For more background on the North America Nakba Tour with Mariam and Amena Ashkar, click here & here.
Apr 7, 2016
Here's some shared values by America and Israel that will not be mentioned by US politicians stumping for office. Expressing "shared values" enumerated in this 2 1/2 min. video from Apartheid Adventures would be an almost certain kiss of death for any aspiring candidate for a US federal office (congressman, senator or president). Don't miss our version, "Sharing Values - The American and Israeli Way."