Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Update : Helen Thomas " Freedom of Speech Except Regarding Israel & Palestinians" & Christian Zionists: Hagee & CUFI

Update: 3:16, Nov. 16, 2010

Note: this post is about the right to criticize Israel's foreign and domestic policies without being called anti-Semitic. Helen Thomas for example has been saddled with a heavy & unwarranted punishment for daring to question Israel's policies towards the Palestinians and Israel's ill-legal occupation of the West Bank Golan Heights and its ongoing ethnic cleansing in East Jerusalem and Gaza.

"The Pharaoh of Egypt threatened the Israeli people and was made into fish food in the Red Sea" Pastor John Hagee.

So does Pastor Hagee want all who dare criticize Israel to be silenced and eventually eliminated. Well of course he does. He demonizes any who dare question Israel's domestic or foreign policies. These are the sort of irrational religious forces that Helen Thomas or any one who criticizes Israel is up against. Whatever Israel does even to exterminating all Palestinians they believe would be done according to God's Will and therefore is outside of criticisms by mere human beings.

American foreign policies are captive to the vocal and powerful organization of Christian Zionists made up of Evangelical Fundamentalist and Christian Dominionists. when it comes to Israel and the middle east
Criticizing Israeli policies isn't sufficient grounds to make one anti-semitic.

Helen Thomas was accused, charged, convicted by one off the cuff remark .
Even after some 50 years as a respected journalist she was not given any leeway by the White House and the wannabe journalist in what is now the White house Correspondents who rarely asked President Bush or his staff a tough question.
Like where's the freaking WMDs & You don't torture!!! Or on War profiteering no instead if they go to a war zone they are embedded and are briefed basically not to make negative comments or show pictures or video of US troops making them look bad. No not badasses but kids doing as they are told- It is OK for US and Israeli troops to kill with impunity.

As we know the White House and the American government argue that International Laws and Agreements are not binding on Americans. America they argue is a sovereign state which exists like Israel by the Grace of God and therefore outside man made laws have no sway over America's domestic or foreign policies.

If America decides to invade some country such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Lebanon the other nations of the world really have no say. Didn't the Japanese, the British, the Spanish, the Dutch , the Nazis , the Roman Empire, The Persian Empire also hold at one time or another to these radical positions that they too were chosen by the Divine powers to fulfill their "Divinely Mandated Destinies" or as Americans call it "Manifest Destiny " or that they are acting accordance to Natural Law in which the Best reins supreme over the lesser nations.

Helen Thomas said Israel should get out of Palestine by which she meant the territories illegally occupied by the Israeli Army in the Six Day War 1967. Since then then the UN has passed various resolutions condemning Israel's actions.

November 15, 2010 by The Real News Network
Helen Thomas on Her Resignation and Middle East
Thomas: Israel should get out of Occupied Territories; White House Correspondents Assoc. out of line

Helen Thomas in her misinterpreted remarks about Israeli policies has been attacked by the Religious Right, Evangelical Fundamentalists and Christian Dominionists, the Israeli Lobby and a large portion of Jewish Americans who believe their first loyalty at all times is to Israel and not to the United States of America. These rather vocal influential organizations backed by tens of millions of American Evangelicals who hold sway over the US Government , the White House, the Pentagon , the military and most of the US media. The last thing they want in the Middle East is for Israel and the Palestinians to sit down and work out a rational agreement in which both may actually compromise in order to bring about a lasting peace.

Americans such as Pastor John Hagee and his millions of True Believers have tied support for Israel with their interpretation of the Bible that insists Christians to be true Christians and to honor God must support Israel unconditionally.

But there is a darker side to Christian Dominionists support for Israel . This support of Israel by Evangelicals or Christian Dominionist is in fact self-serving and at its root is a form of Anti-Semitism. This part of the End-Times scenario is played down before Israeli or Jewish audiences.

Of course the Christian Zionists of CUFI: Christians United For Israel are also committed to supporting Israel because of their belief that Israel must recreate the Ancient "Greater Israel" or Heratz Israel in preparation for the End-Times and Armageddon.

Unfortunately for most Jews in Israel or elsewhere will be incinerated and destroyed by God while a few Jews who convert to Christianity will be saved. and

Israeli governments tend to overlook this Christian Apocalyptic view of Israel since they are just content to use these fanatics for their own agenda which is the continuing existence of Israel and that Israel be permitted to hold onto the occupied territories which they have under International Law no claim.

Christians United for Israel Sunday 2010 - A message from Pastor John Hagee

3,000,000 people under the oppression of Israel
American Christian Zionists insist that in order to prepare for the End-Times all non-Jews must be expelled from Heratz Israel. This of course includes all Christian Palestinians or Christian Arabs etc. This explains why the American Christian Zionists play down or ignore the discrimination of and attacks on Israeli Christians whether Arab or Palestinian or what have you.

With God on Our Side (2010)

Coming early 2010: www.withgodonourside.com

"With God On Our Side takes a look at the theology of Christian Zionism, which teaches that because the Jews are God's chosen people, they have a divine right to the land of Israel. Aspects of this belief system lead some Christians in the West to give uncritical support to Israeli government policies, even those that privilege Jews at the expense of Palestinians, leading to great suffering among Muslim and Christian Palestinians alike and threatening Israel's security as a whole.

This film demonstrates that there is a biblical alternative for Christians who want to love and support the people of Israel, a theology that doesn't favor one people group over another but instead promotes peace and reconciliation for both Jews and Palestinians."

From The Young Turks on the influence Israeli Prime Ministers have over US Presidents

Israel Threatens To Attack Iran If U.S. Doesn't

The Young Turks on Israel and how Israel stopped peace talks once again.
How Much Power Does Israel Have Over the US?

and so it goes,

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