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Anti-Israelism


Over the weekend there were reports of Hamas missiles reaching Tel Aviv and Jerusalem – fortunately falling outside of populated areas. On hearing that I thought how ironic it would have been if the Dome of the Rock had been hit by one of these wayward missiles.

Then on a Christian forum I saw contributors inferring that Israel had “faked” those missiles:  that Hamas rockets weren’t capable of reaching those distance. I shouldn’t have been surprised. There are still those who see that the September 11th terrorist attacks were an “inside job”.

So, suspicion is already being sown –  IF the Dome of the Rock fell victim, the blame would quickly be turned upon Israel and further hostility stirred up against them. It probably wouldn’t take much to convince many that Israel and not Hamas was to blame – and the “Christian” inferences mentioned above would only add fuel to an already combustible situation.

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9 Responses to “Anti-Israelism”


  1. November 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I was thinking about the exact same thing. We must pray for peace for Jerusalem, and also pray for our leaders regardless of what side of the political spectrum they fall.

  2. November 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    The important thing to remember is that without Jesus EVERYONE is on the wrong side and they are all sinners in need of repentance. To highlight one sinner above another doesn’t really achieve anything worthwhile.

  3. 3 Martin
    November 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I’ve been deeply involved with Christian Zionism for twenty five years, on many different fronts. Active and lately, more passive. So many times during public meetings speakers, including myself, have been heckled, abused, taunted by such men as the poster to whom you refer.

    A classic answer given by a close friend … there’s no Christ in your words, sir. Get saved now or get out!!

    For in my experience, that is the fact. Jesus Christ is absent from such people; theirs is an Old Testament God, they live under law. No grace and no understanding.

    I ask you. If it were anyone else claiming a disused wasteland for their home, buying the land as they went, and establishing a nation, would the world care? Only Jewish people attract such vehement denunciation, such vitriol, such hatred, such barbarism.

    Remember the genocide in Rwanda? Who on the world stage cared? Mmmm. Thought so!

  4. November 20, 2012 at 7:14 am

    And how many other nations routinely bombarded with rockets from beyond their borders are expected to act with “restraint” when dealing with the problem? How many nations are faced with that AND the real and regular threat to its citizens from “suicide bombings” and are STILL denounced for any action they take to prevent the attacks?

    I seem to recall one nation, free for most of its history from any outside military or terrorist action within its borders, started interational wars on two fronts that lasted for a decade or more after experiencing a single morning of attacks on its own soil. I seem to recall other nations, some of whom are quick to denounce Israel’s self-protection measures, had little hesitation to join in those wars against much weaker struggling nations.

  5. 5 Martin
    November 20, 2012 at 9:47 am

    An open door … how often does that occur? My thanks indeed.

    Prepare for a diplomatic incident!!!

    Long, long ago, before Hans Christian Andersen was a twinkle in his mother’s eye, a young girl married her uncle, a man named Samuel, a man from a far country. She could’t go to his country because she was from socialist state, so they lived apart, he in his country and she in hers. They had no children of their own, but each fostered kids from their own and other countries, she making socialist children and Samuel making Samuel -like children.

    Samuel matured, growing bigger and more powerful. He became a giant and lived atop a beanstalk surrounded by much water, a bean stalk so high he thought no one could attack him. His family grew corn, built cars and rockets and tanks and bought influence in smaller countries by telling them they wouldn’t be invaded for their oil.

    The giant Samuel became so brave he thought he could control the whole world. He benevolently fought other people’s battles and lost, or at least needed friends to win with him; he bought favours and influenced people in other lands, not always to the best. He changed their religion and claimed the home of their religion belonged to someone else. And all this from the security of Samuel’s bean stalk. No one dare attack Samuel, or shake his bean stalk for his reputation was fearsome.

    One day, a little island country a few hundred miles from Samuel’s beanstalk disagreed with him; Samuel sent in fighting forces – ships, planes, marines and soldiers. A mighty battle ensued, Samuel’s men with their rifles and missiles securing the island from it’s natives wielding terrifying bows and arrows. It was hailed as a mighty victory for Samuel and his men and the war was won in a day!

    Samuel’s children, whom he had fostered, were grown by now. He loved them all, for his own purposes. But one child was different from all the others. He had close family scattered all over the world. He’d long been trouble to Samuel, who, for the sake of peace and quiet and of course the renown and acclaim for such a magnanimous gesture, allowed this child his own piece of waste land to build upon and call home. This child, by now a young man, gathered his family about him, calling them from all over the world. They built houses and schools and hospitals, tilled the land and invented things all people needed. But they had no oil, just oranges to sell. So they sold oranges to the world. The families became rich, but neighbours wanted their little piece of land. These neighbours blackmailed Samuel into assisting them and all but denying his child. But Samuel was brave; he supplied the latest armaments to his child and loudly supported them, but he had a change of heart. He played cards from under the table, dealt with sleight of hand.

    Samuel’s child’s position looked hopeless; but the one thing which had set him and his formerly scattered family apart from the rest came to bear on the situation. Their God. they cried aloud to him, How long O Lord, how long?

    Now this was once Samuel’s God, who had prospered Samuel and his family but whom Samuel had tried so hard to change into his own image and render this God seemingly powerless. But He remained an ancient and all powerful God who had sworn by Himself to defend his children, no matter what.

    So the rains failed in Samuel’s land, the harvest withered, wells dried up, nobody wanted to buy their cars or missiles and many were out of work and hungry. They couldn’t even afford a familial orange. Still Samuel wouldn’t listen. He wanted to control God now. So the winds blew and blew, and one day Samuel’s beanstalk fell down. He landed on the ground; money stuffed in his pockets flew to the winds. Samuel was angry; he huffed and he puffed but no one was listening, no one cared. And Samuel grew very angry. Many people laughed at him because they had found another, richer, giant in another land far away. In anger he shouted, Is this what I get for saving the world?

    And God looked down on Samuel and said, This, this is my Son in whom I am well pleased, and my people who will see Him as my Son and be glad.

    A little whimsy, best not to publish it – even a little truth is known to offend.

  6. November 22, 2013 at 5:03 am

    The attacks of September 11 were indeed an inside job. Thankfully, more and more people are realizing this all the time.

    Martin:
    a) Except there were people living on the land at the time.
    b) No one would care about Israel either if the Jews did not control most Western media.
    c) Rev 3 9

  7. November 22, 2013 at 7:29 am

    I leave this comment form Alex Horton as a record of this commentor’s mindset. Futher anti-semitic and conspiratorial comments of this type will not be passed through moderation.

  8. November 22, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Fine, I will no longer visit this blog except to look at the remaining replies you gave to my comments up till this point. I shake the dust off my shoes.

  9. November 22, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Okay, shake away if that’s what you choose.


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