6 thoughts on “Christian Zionists Israel’s Mujahadeen? – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. The joke may some day be on AIPAC. Some (though not all) of these evangelical southern white folk are just a hop, skip and a lobotomy away from their Klansmen forefathers, and have about the same amount of charm. Except when stuff hits the fan though, this lobotomy may be reversible. I wouldn’t want these guys watching my back. Even when you are talking more or less about your own peeps, crazy is crazy.

  2. I resemble that remark!!!

    Seriously I agree with you Richard as well as Liberal White Boy. On this night of Tisha b’Av I feel especially that in some way I am responsible for what AIPAC does and even what the Settlers do. Responsible, not guilty of.

    I am not willing to take upon myself the same responsibility for a bunch of crazy Xtian extremists who would gladly have me stoned to death now as a gay man, rather than wait until the Jews do something they disapprove of.

    Not to get all da’ati on everybody, but I see the message of Tisha b’Av as one of caring for each other and behaving in a menschlich way with our neighbors, whether that’s the poor guy next door who can’t feed his family or the Palestiians who have many just claims that Israeli governments try to ignore.

  3. If you don’t mind my asking, Richard, is it really correct to describe CUFI as “uber-Zionist”? Do you really think these people care about a homeland for the Jews? Or do they just fantasize about bringing on the “Rapture” as soon as possible?

    Relatedly, it alsays deeply disturbs me to see the media describe people like Pat Robertson and James Dobson as “pro-Israel”. Does anyone really think that Robertson and his ilk care about anyone in Israel to the left of the Likud?

    One more question while I’m on this topic: have you ever discussed the “Left Behind” novels on this blog? I myself haven’t read them, but I’ve heard that it doesn’t take much reading between the lines to discern a real anti-Semitism in them.

  4. Andy: I think it’s both. I think they believe in a homeland for the Jews but only in the sense that this will bring the Rapture that much closer. And of course in their scheme of things we’re all going to either die or convert to Christianity in the long run. That’s why I argue that these people should be considered poison as far as being allies of Israel.

    You make a good pt. about the term “pro-Israel,” which has always troubled me when taken in a literal sense since these people aren’t actually espousing views that will do any long term good for Israel. And as you say, they are only “pro” a certain narrow extreme political viewpoint within the Israeli political spectrum.

    I’ve never heard of those novels. If you have a link I’ll take a closer look.

  5. I haven’t read the _Left Behind_ books, but I have read Pat Robertson’s _The New World Order_. Somehow, he manages deny being anti-semitic while blaming to the world’s problems on those familiar Jewish bankers. The leopard has not really changed his spots.

    Zhu Bajie

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