Associer le délire dominioniste uniquement à Trump serait une erreur : il faut aussi compter Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin et surtout Michelle Bachmann au nombre de ses adeptes, ou du moins de ceux qui parmi la classe politique américaine ont courtisé les milieux dominionistes.
Et mieux encore: Mike Pence, le vice-président de l’administration Trump, est encore plus proche des groupes chrétiens sionistes. C’est d’ailleurs par l’intermédiaire de Pence que Trump a obtenu l’appui des chrétiens sionistes. Avis à ceux qui croiraient que la destitution de Trump pourrait nous débarrasser de l’influence nuisible des chrétiens sionistes sur la Maison blanche.
En même temps, Israel sous Netanyahou ouvre plus que jamais ses portes à des organisations chrétiennes conservatrices ultra sionistes, naturellement des organisations pro-Trump. Israël ne s’est jamais montré si ouvert — jamais autant que sous Netanyahou — aux grandes conférences d’organisations chrétiennes sionistes.
Israël serait-il sur le point d’être colonisé par un néo-sionisme américanocentré fondé sur le Dominionisme ? (Basé sur le « dispensationalisme », le dominionisme est une sorte de millénarisme et de messianisme apocalyptique, qui croit que la nation juive a pour destin de dominer et refaire le monde à son image. Elle croit au retour des juifs en Israel à la fin des Temps et justifie la fondation de l’État d’Israël au XXe siècle.)
Sans être nécessairement inféodés aux intérêts d’Israël, les réseaux politiques américains de droite chrétienne ultra conservatrice unissent la défense d’Israël (comme prétexte à toute intervention au Moyen-orient) à la défense d’intérêts politiques et capitalistes sauvages (déréglementation, réduction de l’État, etc.) particulièrement liés aux intérêts des États-Unis. De la même manière, la Corée du Sud et son organe la secte Moon sert depuis longtemps de véhicule aux services secrets sudcoréens en lien avec la CIA (ou encore la Scientologie en lien avec le Mossad) en luttant à travers le monde contre l’influence socialiste et en infiltrant les organisations, médias et partis nationalistes et généralement de droite, afin de défendre tous azimuts l’hégémonie mondiale des grands capitalistes occidentaux et de leur modèle économique néo-libéral. (Le faux populiste millionnaire Bannon suit exactement cette ligne: derrière son populisme se cache le plus pur néo-libéralisme souhaité par les grands capitalistes.) On les trouve ainsi immanquablement en train de condamner ou même exiger la mise à mort sommaire des dictateurs iraniens et nordcoréens (autrefois irakiens et lybiens), comme ils ont l’habitude de le faire à tous ceux qui osent tenir tête au modèle américain capitaliste sauvage ou qui dénoncent trop ouvertement les prétentions d’ « exceptionnalisme américain » servant à justifier les États-Unis dans son rôle de police mondiale sanctifiée par la puissance divine.
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4. Overlapping Networks
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6. POTUS Trump and the Prophetic Order of the United States
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Comment les sionistes chrétiens ont obtenu leur homme à la Maison-Blanche
Grâce au positionnement de Mike Pence et d’autres comme lui à la Maison-Blanche, les sionistes chrétiens sont parvenus à atteindre un degré d’influence incroyable sur la nation la plus puissante au monde.
Le 18 juillet 2017, le vice-président américain Mike Pence a prononcé le discours d’ouverture du sommet annuel de Christians United for Israel (CUFI). Fondé en 2006 par le pasteur John Hagee, un évangéliste de San Antonio, CUFI affirme être le plus grand groupe pro-israélien des États-Unis, avec trois millions de membres. Hagee a appuyé la candidature de Donald Trump à la présidence en mai 2016.
Pence a encore une fois promis que l’administration Trump transférerait l’ambassade américaine à Jérusalem, cette fois-ci devant des partisans chrétiens d’Israël de plus en plus rétifs face à l’incapacité de Trump à tenir sa promesse de campagne pour Israël – signe de ce que certains analystes ont considéré comme un nouveau revirement idéologique du côté de la Maison-Blanche.
Le revirement idéologique de la Maison-Blanche
« Le discours de Pence marque un changement fondamental dans le langage historiquement employé par la Maison-Blanche pour articuler la relation entre les États-Unis et Israël », a écrit Dan Hummel, chercheur à la Harvard Kennedy School, dans le Washington Post.
Ce changement fondamental s’effectue en faveur du sionisme chrétien, une idéologie qui fonde son soutien politique pour Israël sur la conviction que l’État moderne d’Israël est une manifestation de prophéties inscrites dans la Bible – et que le sort même des États-Unis est prophétiquement lié à Israël.
Hummel décrit Pence comme un « fervent sioniste chrétien » qui exprime son soutien pour Israël en des termes explicitement prophétiques. Son apparition au sommet « est le signe d’une nouvelle ère d’influence des sionistes chrétiens à la Maison-Blanche ».
Pence n’est pas seul dans ses efforts déployés pour convaincre Trump de réaliser ce que les sionistes chrétiens considèrent comme une prophétie biblique. Mike Huckabee, ancien gouverneur de l’Arkansas, sa fille Sara Huckabee Sanders, désormais attachée de presse de la Maison-Blanche, ainsi que Sarah Palin exercent une grande influence dans l’administration Trump et sont de fervents sionistes chrétiens.
Roy Moore, que Trump a appuyé à l’occasion des élections sénatoriales en Alabama, fait partie du troupeau.
L’Armageddon des sionistes chrétiens
Les sionistes chrétiens, qui comptent environ 20 millions de représentants aux États-Unis, ont versé des millions de dollars au cours des dernières décennies dans leur quête d’un Israël élargi. Ils ont parrainé la migration de milliers de juifs en provenance de Russie, d’Éthiopie et d’autres pays.
Ils contribuent à hauteur de plusieurs millions de dollars à la construction de nouvelles colonies dans les régions palestiniennes occupées afin d’y accueillir les migrants. « Le transfert à Jérusalem prouve que notre président tient parole », a déclaré Hagee.
Il a également tenu d’autres propos moins lucides : « Remettre Jérusalem aux Palestiniens reviendrait à remettre la ville aux talibans. » Il a également affirmé que le peuple juif brûlerait en enfer pour l’éternité à moins qu’il n’abandonne le judaïsme et ne se convertisse au christianisme après la bataille d’Armageddon.
C’est ce que croit John Hagee, et vraisemblablement ce que croient les trois millions d’adeptes au sein de CUFI qui font partie des 40 millions de membres du mouvement évangélique, ou du moins partiellement.
l’armée israélienne lors de la marche annuelle de
Jérusalem, le 4 octobre 2012 (MEE/Ryan Rodrick Beiler)
Il reste alors la spéculation la plus effrayante, selon laquelle le président en personne pourrait également partager certaines convictions avec Hagee, ou ne serait-ce qu’une seule d’entre elles. L’obsession de Trump pour l’islam a peut-être été partiellement façonnée par les considérations antimusulmanes de l’ancien chef de CUFI, le pasteur Jerry Falwell, aujourd’hui décédé.
Fini l’intermédiaire honnête
Le 6 décembre dernier, Trump a explicitement nié tout espoir encore persistant de parvenir à une solution à deux États. « Après plus de deux décennies de dérogations, nous ne sommes pas du tout plus proches d’un accord de paix durable entre Israël et les Palestiniens. Ce serait une folie de supposer qu’en répétant exactement la même formule, nous obtiendrions aujourd’hui un résultat différent ou meilleur. C’est la raison pour laquelle j’ai décidé que le moment est venu de reconnaître officiellement Jérusalem comme capitale d’Israël », a-t-il déclaré.
La reconnaissance de Jérusalem en tant qu’unique capitale d’Israël est beaucoup plus que symbolique. En effet, cela revient à nier l’obligation la plus fondamentale du processus de paix, à savoir une solution à deux États.
Le président de l’Autorité palestinienne Mahmoud Abbas l’a reconnu lui-même. Les Palestiniens sont désormais convaincus que les États-Unis ne pourront jamais être un intermédiaire honnête ou un modérateur neutre – bien que les États-Unis n’aient jamais vraiment été un modérateur impartial.
L’influence politique énorme exercée par Israël aux États-Unis a rendu impossible toute interaction honnête et cette duplicité est aujourd’hui flagrante. Lors d’un sommet international qui s’est tenu le mois dernier, Abbas a déclaré que les États-Unis étaient inaptes à arbitrer le conflit au Moyen-Orient, marquant un revirement politique majeur après des décennies passées à courtiser la bienveillance américaine.
Le 21 décembre, l’Assemblée générale des Nations unies a statué en faveur de la condamnation de la décision de Trump sur Jérusalem. Presque tous les États membres de l’ONU l’ont condamnée en dépit des menaces brandies par Trump de mettre fin aux financements américains pour les États qui s’opposeraient à sa décision sur Jérusalem.Abbas a annoncé ce revirement, qui est intervenu en réponse à la déclaration de Trump sur Jérusalem, lors d’un sommet des dirigeants musulmans qui a condamné l’initiative américaine et appelé à la reconnaissance mondiale d’un État palestinien avec Jérusalem-Est comme capitale.
Cela nous amène à un arrêt brutal du processus de paix suite aux efforts fructueux fournis par Jared Kushner, gendre et conseiller de haut rang de Trump, pour exiger des Palestiniens qu’ils acceptent de capituler totalement face aux exigences d’Israël. Jared Kushner et sa famille ont contribué à hauteur de plusieurs millions de dollars aux efforts israéliens de colonisation en Cisjordanie.
L’issue de ses efforts, à savoir refuser aux Palestiniens tout remède à leurs doléances, n’aurait jamais dû être mise en doute dès lors que Trump lui avait accordé une autorité absolue.
Le retour du Messie
Un problème critique pour les sionistes purs et durs et leurs alliés chrétiens est représenté par l’emplacement des ruines des premier et second Temples juifs, situés sous la mosquée al-Aqsa, le troisième site le plus sacré de l’islam. Un principe fondamental de la théorie sioniste chrétienne veut qu’un nouveau temple soit construit sur ces ruines antiques.
Les Palestiniens estiment que les fouilles archéologiques israéliennes effectuées sous le complexe de la mosquée al-Aqsa dans le but de construire un nouveau temple constituent une menace pour la mosquée. Les sionistes chrétiens soutiennent avec véhémence que cela doit être fait afin de réaliser la prophétie. Ils pensent qu’une fois la construction du nouveau temple achevée, le retour du Messie sera inévitable.
Le seul espoir pour les Palestiniens est une inclusion progressive de la population palestinienne de Cisjordanie et de Gaza dans ce qui deviendra une entité unique, Israël. Une issue très peu probable. Les Israéliens n’accepteront jamais d’accorder aux Palestiniens, musulmans comme chrétiens, la citoyenneté et le droit de vote dans ce que Netanyahou proclame désormais comme étant l’État juif.
Netanyahou a la conviction inébranlable et peut-être délirante qu’il a été choisi par Dieu pour diriger le peuple juif. « Le Premier ministre a une notion messianique de lui-même et se voit comme une personne appelée à sauver le peuple juif du nouvel Holocauste », a déclaré Eyal Arad, ancien haut conseiller politique.
Il ferait mieux de se dépêcher. Il est aujourd’hui visé par une quatrième enquête pour corruption et malversation depuis qu’il est en poste.
Pence est également convaincu de l’appel de Dieu. Son passage biblique préféré, qu’il cite souvent, est le suivant : « Car je connais les projets que j’ai formés sur vous, dit l’Éternel, projets de paix et non de malheur, afin de vous donner un avenir et de l’espérance. »
Pence se montre ambitieux au-delà de son manque apparent de références et de ses échecs politiques en tant que gouverneur de l’Indiana. Pence a « clairement fait comprendre » au Comité national républicain qu’il était prêt à prendre la place de Trump en tant que candidat du Parti républicain à la présidence suite à l’affaire de l’enregistrement de l’émission Access Hollywood en octobre 2016.
Un président véritablement évangélique ?
L’été dernier, le New York Times a rapporté que Pence semblait se préparer à briguer un mandat présidentiel. Pence a nié les faits avec véhémence. Pence a imaginé la possibilité réelle que le Parti républicain se retourne contre Trump après un autre scandale majeur, qui assurerait sa propre ascension.
Les États-Unis pourraient se retrouver avec un président véritablement évangélique. Ce qui est inquiétant, ce n’est pas que Pence croie en Dieu, mais qu’il semble certain que Dieu croit en lui.
Les érudits bibliques chrétiens traditionnels considèrent le texte biblique comme étant allégorique. Or, les sionistes chrétiens croient en une interprétation littérale du texte péniblement tortueux du livre de la Révélation.
Toutefois, le mouvement sioniste chrétien n’est pas un phénomène récent. Des efforts sont déployés depuis plus d’un siècle pour restaurer la gloire biblique largement illusoire d’Israël. Au XVIIe siècle, le roi Jacques Ier suggérait que « la fin des temps » aurait lieu en Palestine.
Comme les sionistes chrétiens aujourd’hui, il croyait que les tribus hébraïques devaient être réunies et revenir de la diaspora pour que la bataille finale entre les forces du mal et le Messie puisse avoir lieu à Armageddon.
Une nouvelle déclaration Balfour
Lord Balfour, ministre britannique des Affaires étrangères, et son Premier ministre, David Lloyd George faisaient tous deux preuve de sympathie à l’égard du sionisme chrétien. En 1917, trois ans avant que la Société des Nations n’ait confié à la Grande-Bretagne le mandat sur la Palestine, Balfour écrivait à Lord Rothschild, membre de la famille de banquiers juive immensément riche et partisan de la première heure du sionisme, que « le gouvernement de Sa Majesté envisage[ait] favorablement l’établissement en Palestine d’un foyer national pour le peuple juif et emploier[ait] tous ses efforts pour faciliter la réalisation de cet objectif ».
L’État d’Israël n’aurait peut-être pas vu le jour sans la déclaration Balfour. Lorsque les États-Unis ont reconnu Jérusalem comme capitale d’Israël, l’objectif était, du moins en partie, de convoquer le Messie et de commencer à préparer la bataille d’Armageddon.
C’est ce que croient les sionistes chrétiens et c’est ce qu’ils réclament sans relâche à l’administration. La Bible nous dit que Jésus reviendra pour tout réparer.
Les musulmans, les juifs, les bouddhistes, les hindous, les shintoïstes, les animistes, les vaudous, les catholiques, les agnostiques, les athées et tous les autres seront convertis aux légions sionistes chrétiennes du Seigneur. Le Messie Jésus-Christ triomphera et dénouera tous les maux qui nous touchent aujourd’hui. Il anéantira l’Antéchrist et sa horde barbare dont font partie les Russes, tandis que lui, Jésus, régnera en roi sur la terre pour mille ans de bonheur et d’abondance.
Mais ils croient tout d’abord qu’il faut rétablir l’Israël antique et le débarrasser des hérétiques de toute confession religieuse autre que la leur, afin de réaliser la prophétie biblique du retour du Christ sur terre.
Cette seconde venue n’augure cependant rien de bon pour les Israéliens selon la liturgie chrétienne sioniste. Israël ne sera malheureusement plus. Israël sera détruit au cours de cette apocalypse.
Selon leur croyance, Jésus, affligé de constater que les juifs ne l’ont pas considéré comme le Messie, tuera tous les juifs qui refuseront de se convertir au christianisme, ou plus précisément au sionisme chrétien. Jésus n’est semble-t-il pas du genre à tendre l’autre joue quand on lui manque de respect.
Si vous croyez le contraire, si vous croyez que les prophéties bibliques telles qu’interprétées par les sionistes chrétiens relèvent de la folie, vous êtes dans la majorité impuissante. Grâce au positionnement de Mike Pence et d’autres comme lui à la Maison-Blanche, les sionistes chrétiens sont parvenus à atteindre un degré d’influence incroyable sur ce qui est peut-être la nation la plus puissante au monde.
Ils croient que seule l’Apocalypse purifiera le monde et que les États-Unis seront l’instrument qui engendrera la colère de Dieu. Les ressources importantes et la puissance militaire des États-Unis font partie du plan divin visant à nous amener l’Apocalypse.
Trump fera tout pour encourager la loyauté aveugle de ce troupeau dont il a hérité. Le Parti républicain repose fortement sur les sionistes chrétiens, à la fois pour leur argent et pour leurs suffrages. Ils ont un impact profond sur la direction du parti, même si le parti semble désormais plus théocratique que politique.
Les sionistes chrétiens sont fortement susceptibles de voter ; ils dépassent les vingt millions et sont de généreux contributeurs. Ils forment la base de cette nouvelle théocratie républicaine.
Ils ne veulent pas la paix avec les Palestiniens. Les Palestiniens n’ont pas leur place dans l’Israël biblique. Les sionistes chrétiens veulent les voir partir afin de purifier le Royaume naissant d’Israël et d’ouvrir la voie à leur éternité de bonheur au paradis.
Morgan Strong est un ancien professeur d’histoire du Moyen-Orient et conseiller sur les questions relatives à cette région pour le programme 60 Minutes de CBS News.
Photo de couverture : le voyage du vice-président américain Mike Pence au Moyen-Orient a été retardé deux jours avant le jour d’arrivée prévu (AFP)
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How Christian Zionists got their man into the White House
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The Christian Zionists managed, through the positioning of Mike Pence and fellow believers in the White House, an incredible measure of influence over the most powerful nation on earth
On 18 July, US Vice President Mike Pence delivered the keynote speech at the annual summit of Christians United for Israel (CUFI). Founded in 2006 by Pastor John Hagee, an evangelist from San Antonio, CUFI claims to be the largest pro-Israel group in the United States, with three million members. Hagee endorsed Donald Trump for president in May 2016.
Pence once again pledged that the Trump administration would move the US embassy to Jerusalem, this time to Christian supporters of Israel who have become increasingly restive at Trump’s failure to make good on his campaign promise for Israel – signalling what some analysts viewed as a new ideological shift for the White House.
White House’s ideological shift
« Pence’s speech marks a fundamental change in the language that the White House has historically employed to articulate the United States’ relationship with Israel, » Dan Hummel, a fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, wrote in the Washington Post.
That fundamental change is towards Christian Zionism, an ideology that bases its political support for Israel on the belief that the modern state of Israel is a manifestation of prophecies in the Bible – and that the very fate of the United States is prophetically linked with Israel.
Hummel describes Pence as an « ardent Christian Zionist » who expresses his support for Israel in explicitly prophetic terms. His appearance at the summit « signals a new era of Christian Zionist influence in the White House ».
Pence is not alone in his efforts to convince Trump to fulfill what the Christian Zionists regard as a biblical prophecy. Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, his daughter Sara Huckabee Sanders, now the White House press secretary, and Sara Palin wield great influence in the Trump administration and are ardent Christian Zionists.
Roy Moore of Alabama, who Trump endorsed for the Senate election in Alabama, is numbered among the flock.
Christian Zionists’ Armageddon
Christian Zionists, who number about 20 million in the United States, have poured millions of dollars over the past decades seeking an expanded Israel. They have sponsored the migration of thousands of Jews from Russia, Ethiopia, and other countries.
They contribute millions toward the construction of new settlements in occupied Palestinian areas to accommodate the migrants. « Moving to Jerusalem proves that our president stands by his word, » Hagee said.
He also said some other things less lucid: « turning Jerusalem over to the Palestinian’s would be tantamount to turning it over to the Taliban ». He also said that the Jewish people are going to burn in Hell for all of eternity unless they abandon Judaism and convert to Christianity following the battle of Armageddon.
That is some of what John Hagee believes, and presumably what three million followers in the CUFI and inclusive of the wider 40-million strong Evangelical movement believe, or at least partially believe.
Christian Zionists express their support for the Israeli military during the annual Jerusalem March on 4 October 2012 (MEE/Ryan Rodrick Beiler)
There remains the most frightening speculation that some, or any, of what Hagee believes may also be believed by the president himself. Trump’s obsession with Islam might have been partially informed by former head of CUFI late pastor Jerry Falwell’s anti-Islam views.
Honest broker no more
On 6 December, Trump explicitly denied any lingering hope for a two-state solution. « After more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. Therefore, I have determined that it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result, » he said.
The recognition of Jerusalem as the sole capital of Israel is far more than symbolic. In effect it denies a most fundamental obligation of the peace process, a two-state solution.
President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority has acknowledged as much. The Palestinians are now convinced that the United States can never be an honest broker, or neutral moderator – although the United States has never been a truly dispassionate moderator.
The enormous political influence of Israel in the United States has made honest dealings impossible, and that duplicity is blatantly obvious now. Abbas told an international summit last month that the United States was unfit to mediate the Middle East conflict, marking a major policy shift after decades spent courting American goodwill.
Abbas announced the shift, which came in response to Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem, at a summit of Muslim leaders that condemned the US move and called for world recognition of a Palestinian state with its capital in east Jerusalem.
On 21 December, the UN General Assembly voted to condemn Trump’s Jerusalem decision. Nearly all of the member states of the United Nations condemned it despite his threats to deny member states who objected further funding.
That brings us to an abrupt close the peace process through the successful effort of Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, to demand the Palestinians accept full capitulation to Israel’s demands. The Kushner family and he have contributed millions to Israel’s settlement efforts in the West Bank.
The outcome of his objective, to deny the Palestinian’s any remedy for their grievances, should never have been in doubt once he was given absolute authority by Trump.
The return of the Messiah
A critical issue for hardline Zionists and their Christian allies is the location of the ruins of the first and second Jewish Temples beneath the al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third most revered site of Islam. A fundamental tenet of the Christian Zionist theory is that a new temple be built upon those ancient ruins.
Palestinians believe that Israeli archaeological diggings underneath the al-Aqsa mosque compound to build a new temple constitute a threat to the mosque. The Christian Zionists are vehement that this be done to fulfill prophecy. They believe that once construction of the new Temple is complete the return of the Messiah will be inevitable.
The only hope for the Palestinians is a gradual inclusion of the Palestinian population of the West Bank and Gaza into what will become a single entity, Israel. A most unlikely outcome. The Israelis will never acquiesce to allow either Palestinian Muslims or Christians citizenship, and voting rights, in what is now proclaimed by Netanyahu as the Jewish State.
Netanyahu is of the unshakable, perhaps delusional, conviction that he has been chosen by God to lead the Jewish people. Eyal Arad, a former top political advisor, said: « The prime minister has a messianic notion of himself, as a person called to save the Jewish people from the new Holocaust. »
He had better hurry. He is now under his fourth investigation for corruption and malfeasance while in office.Pence is equally convinced of God’s calling. His favourite biblical passage, which he quotes often is, « For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Pence is ambitious beyond his seeming lack of credentials and his political failures as the governor of Indiana. Pence « made it clear » to the Republican National Committee that he was willing to take Trump’s place as the GOP candidate for president in the aftermath of the Access Hollywood tape in October 2016.
A truly evangelical president?
Last summer, the New York Times reported that Pence appeared to be preparing for a presidential bid. Pence vehemently denied the story. Pence imagined the real possibility of the GOP turning on Trump after another major scandal ensuring Pence’s subsequent rise.
The United States could end up with a truly evangelical president. What is worrying is not that Pence believes in God, but that he seems certain God believes in him.
Mainstream Christian Biblical scholars regard the Bible text as allegorical. The Christian Zionists believe in a literal interpretation of the tediously, torturous text of the book of Revelations.
The Christian Zionist movement however is not a recent phenomenon. There have been more than a century of efforts to restore Israel to a largely illusory biblical glory. In the 1600s King James I suggested that « the End of Days » would take place in Palestine.
He believed, as the Christian Zionists do now, that the Hebrew tribes must be reunited and return from diaspora so the final battle between the forces of evil and the messiah could take place at Armageddon.
Another Balfour declaration
Lord Balfour, British foreign secretary, and his prime minister, David Lloyd George, were both sympathetic to Christian Zionism. In 1917, three years before the League of Nations gave Britain the mandate over Palestine, Balfour wrote to Lord Rothschild, of the immensely wealthy Jewish banking family, and an early proponent of Zionism, that « His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object. »
The State of Israel might not have come into being without the Balfour Declaration. When the United States recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, we do so, at least in part, to summon the Messiah and begin preparation for the battle at Armageddon.
That is what the Christian Zionists believe, and have relentlessly demanded of the administration. The Bible tells us Jesus will be back to fix it all.
The Muslims, the Jews, the Buddhists, the Hindus, the Shintos, the Animists, the Voodooists, the Catholics, agnostics, and atheists, et al, will be converted to the Christian Zionists legions of the Lord. The Messiah, Jesus Christ, will prevail and undo all evil that now befalls us. He will annihilate the anti-Christ and his barbaric horde, that includes the Russians, and he, Jesus, will reign as king on earth for a thousand years of bliss and plenty.
But first they believe ancient Israel must be made whole and unencumbered by heretics of any religious persuasion, other than their own, in order to fulfill the biblical prophecy of Christ’s return to earth.
That second coming however does not bode well for the Israelis according to the Christian Zionist liturgy. Israel will sadly be no more. Israel will be destroyed during this apocalypse.
According to their belief, Jesus, distressed that the Jews did not regard him as the Messiah, will kill all the Jews who refuse to convert to Christianity, or more precisely Christian Zionism. Jesus, it seems, is not one to turn the other cheek when slighted.
If you believe otherwise, if you believe that Biblical prophesies as interpreted by the Christian Zionists are lunacy, you are in the helpless majority. Because the Christian Zionists managed, through the positioning of Mike Pence, and fellow believers, in the White House an incredible measure of influence over perhaps the most powerful nation on earth.
They believe that only the apocalypse will purify the world and the United States shall be the instrument which brings forth God’s wrath. The great resources, the military might, of the United States is part of the divine plan to bring the Apocalypse upon us.
Trump will do all to encourage the blind loyalty of this inherited flock. The Republican Party leans heavily on the Christian Zionists for both cash, and votes. They have a profound effect on the direction of the party, even if the party now seems to be more Theocratic than political.
The Christian Zionists are most likely to vote; they number over twenty million, and are generous contributors. They are the base of this new Republican theocracy.
They do not want peace with the Palestinians. The Palestinians have no place in Biblical Israel. The Christian Zionists want them gone to purify the nascent Kingdom of Israel and allow their eternity of bliss in paradise.
-Morgan Strong, a former professor of Middle Eastern History, was a consultant to 60Minutes on the Middle East.
The views expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Middle East Eye.
Photo: US Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to the Middle East has been delayed two days ahead of planned arrival (AFP)
This article is available in French on Middle East Eye French edition.
Trump Has Handed The Israel Lobby To Evangelicals. That’s Terrifying.
Vice President Mike Pence’s on again, off again visit to Israel is apparently on again for next week, but the actual timing was never the real thing. Pence and other deeply conservative white Christian evangelicals now driving American policy toward Israel and the Palestinians are playing a very long game that extends far beyond one news cycle.
They are turning public support for Israel — which largely had been bipartisan and religiously pluralistic — into an effort propelled by members of one political party and one religious worldview.
Their belief that Jews, and only Jews, must rule over Jerusalem to herald the return of Jesus Christ influenced President Trump’s decision last December to reverse nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Their absolute fealty toward Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and their antipathy toward the Palestinians are reflected in the itinerary for next week’s trip: Pence is not scheduled to meet with any Palestinian leader, the first time in decades for a top American official.
Some may welcome the way that the Trump administration has tilted the scales toward Israel and its current hard-line government. But there is real reason to worry when foreign policy is in the grip of fundamentalist ideology, when political issues become biblical ones. And this shift is not confined to America. The president of Guatemala, one of the few leaders to so far follow suit and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, also relies on the support of his country’s influential Christian evangelical community.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee remains the largest, richest and dominant Israel lobby in Washington, and its “big tent” approach still defines support for Israel in Congress and beyond. AIPAC prides itself on being bipartisan, and its annual convention attracts scores and scores of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle. While the number of yarmulke-wearing Orthodox Jews attending that convention has increased over the years, AIPAC still finds support in all Jewish religious denominations, and has actively courted other faith groups into its fold.
But after Trump’s unlikely victory, AIPAC is now directly challenged by Christians United for Israel, an evangelical lobby with a more hard-line and partisan approach that aligns with those setting the agenda in the White House.
AIPAC supports a two-state solution; CUFI does not. AIPAC was slow to endorse the Taylor Force Act to strip the Palestinian Authority of some funding; CUFI is in favor of defunding the P.A. entirely. AIPAC stayed largely on the sidelines in pushing for the Jerusalem decision; CUFI was out front.
CUFI has strong personal ties to the White House now that Pence is hovering over Trump’s shoulder. Pence visited Israel with CUFI in 2014 and addressed its annual conference this year. The son of its chief Washington lobbyist is a senior Pence aide.
“The vice president has been a lifelong friend to Israel,” The Rev. John Hagee, CUFI’s founder and chairman, told Politico after the Jerusalem decision was announced.
In the same interview, Hagee said words that we’ve become accustomed to hearing from Orthodox Jews: “[F]or millions of evangelical voters, the president’s position on Israel was a central factor in their support for him in the 2016 election. I think over the past year, and of course in the past week, we’ve seen that our trust in President Trump was well placed.” And, perhaps not coincidentally, Trump and CUFI share a major benefactor: the megadonor Sheldon Adelson, who publicly broke with AIPAC some years ago.
These political shifts, expected when new administrations assume power and new parties ascend, are made more consequential because they are rooted in a fundamentalist religious doctrine. Whereas AIPAC embraces many strains of Jewish practice (or none at all) the white evangelical Christians who have Trump’s ear are absolutely certain of their faith-derived convictions.
“This runs deep. It is a core value,” Richard Land told me in an interview. “I can’t imagine that Jewish people and Israelis can have a stronger ally than the evangelical Christians who believe as I do. Even if they attack us, we are going to turn the other cheek. There’s nothing we’re going to do that will stop us from being pro-Jewish and pro-Israeli.”
Land is the president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, and formerly ran the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. “Evangelical Protestants, the majority of them, believe that God made certain promises to Israel and that those promises are still in force,” Land said. “That the Jews are still God’s chosen people. That he gave the land of Canaan to the Jews forever, in obedience and disobedience.”
Since Land and others like him believe that Jesus Christ will only return as the Messiah when Jews reside in Canaan and rule over Jerusalem, the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 is considered a fulfillment of one aspect of biblical prophecy. Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem is another one.
That’s because their faith is predicated on Jews playing a major role, though one that can make many of us uncomfortable.
And while Americans of many faiths subscribe to the idea that Jews, Muslims and Christians pray essentially to the same God, evangelical Christians like Land do not. “The God of Islam is not the father of our lord savior,” he told me. “It’s a different God entirely. I see no resemblance between the God of Islam and the God of Christianity and Judaism. I don’t recognize the God of the Quran.”
So while Jews have a starring role to play in this biblical drama, Muslims decidedly do not. And this isn’t just about what’s going to happen in the Middle East today. Land believes that the only way God will bless America is if America blesses the Jews. And America blesses the Jews by pursuing a foreign policy that ensures Jewish autonomy over all of ancient Israel, including Jerusalem. Including the Temple Mount.
“The Jews being back in the land and being in control of the land is part of the fulfillment of biblical prophecy, “ Land insisted. “If we were, as a country, to thwart the Jewish people and their desires and their God-given right to occupy that land, then God would not bless us as a people.” This explains how and why a segment of Americans of very deep faith can support not only Trump’s decision on Jerusalem, but also the many other ways Trump has singled out, demeaned and harmed Muslims.
They are simply not blessed. We Jews are. Policy that is shaped by religious belief has a place in the American public square. But when fervent religious belief is entwined with political power, when the resultant policy is perceived to be divinely ordained, it can become dangerous. It becomes impervious to compromise. It can flare into a holy war.
Politics can make some very strange bedfellows. But before American Jews — Israelis, too — embrace this new alliance for what it may deliver temporarily, we should consider the long-term consequences. Evangelical support for Israel may be heartfelt, but in the end it is transactional. And ultimately Jews may pay the price.
For Mike Pence, Backing Israel’s Occupation Is a Matter of Faith
In Mike Pence’s eagerness to be the evangelicals’ messiah, he’s happy to boost the occupation, kill the idea of two states and bully the Palestinians, and frame it all as divinely ordained Zaha Hassan Jan 17, 2018 8:46 PM
« Ahlan wa sahlan » is how Palestinians greet a guest. But these words of welcome will not be directed at Vice President Mike Pence, when he tours occupied Arab East Jerusalem’s holy sites next week. He is unwelcome. The image of him standing adoringly by as President Donald Trump declared a rapidly expanding and amorphous Jerusalem the capital of Israel is still fresh on every Palestinian’s mind. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, between December 6th, the date of the recognition announcement, and December 31st, 2017, Israeli occupation forces killed 14 Palestinians and injured over 3,600 others, by gas inhalation, rubber-coated bullets and live fire. Those protests and demonstrations show no signs of abating.
But where Pence stands has never been in doubt. On the campaign trail, he marketed himself as a champion of the rights of Middle Eastern Christians in their struggle against violent extremism. At the same time, he appeared in ads aimed at U.S. citizens living in Israel and its illegal settlements, promising them that « Israel’s fight is our fight, Israel’s cause is our cause. »
Where does that leave the Muslims and Christians of Palestine who since 1948 have been systematically driven from their homes and property?
Is Israel’s fight to ethnically cleanse them from the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, also the Trump-Pence fight? Is Israel’s cause – to confiscate their land – also the Trump-Pence cause? Apparently, Israel’s brand of violent extremism is not only unproblematic to Mike Pence, it is divinely ordained.
It would be unfair to credit the vice president with the seismic shift in U.S. foreign policy that came with Trump’s Jerusalem decision. Pence, however, like every good vice president who someday wants to be president, would very much like Trump’s dispensationalist-minded evangelical supporters to see him as their true lower-case messiah.
The festive photo op orchestrated for the recognition announcement, in which Pence appears flanked by Christmas trees as the Holy City was taken off the negotiating table, was clearly meant to send just this message.
Donald Trump, with Vice President Mike Pence on hand, holding up the proclamation recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, December 6, 2017. Evan Vucci / AP
In reality, the timing of the Jerusalem recognition wasn’t the work of Pence and his warped understanding of the Bible. It was this-worldly, not other-worldly: Just good, old fashioned, throw-the-Palestinians-under-the-bus politics, sugared with religious symbols and references to biblical history to make it go down easier with the base.
Keep in mind the timeline of political developments in the U.S. before the announcement. On December 1st, the special investigator on Russian interference with US elections, Robert Mueller, had just obtained a guilty plea from former Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn. In his plea, Flynn reportedly implicated Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner, head of Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. With impeachment and more indictments looming large over the president and his inner circle – described in detail in Michael Wolff’s tell-all book « Fire and Fury » – rallying right-wing media, evangelicals and powerful pro-Israel donors like Sheldon Adelson to the administration’s side became critically important.
True, the president had been under some pressure to execute on his campaign promise to relocate the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, but he had put off such a move in order to re-launch Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. With the Flynn plea, however, he could wait no longer. And who better to share the spotlight with him than Vice President Pence, the poster child of evangelicals who had been scheduled to travel to Israel to speak before the Knesset in December 2017? But taking Jerusalem off the negotiating table and killing the two-state solution is not enough to satiate hungry Trump-Pence supporters and donors. The red meat of the day is now destroying Palestinians as a national group along with their history, claims and rights.
To do this, the administration intends to slash most of its $300 million per year in funding it provides UNRWA, the UN agency established to provide food, childhood education and basic health care to five million registered Palestinian refugees. But UNWRA only exists after almost seven decades because Israel has refused to allow the refugees to exercise their right to return home and to restore their properties to them.
President Trump doesn’t seem to understand that Palestinian refugees and their legal rights cannot be made to disappear simply by defunding and destroying UNRWA. What will be achieved with this latest action is hundreds of thousands of impoverished families in the occupied Palestinian territories, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria will go hungry and half a million children will be out of school and will become susceptible and/or succumb to preventable diseases and treatable illnesses from a lack of health care.
The fall out from this cruel and shortsighted action will not only be felt in countries hosting Palestinian refugees. It will be felt throughout the region and beyond. So Vice President Pence will have to forgive Palestinian Christians and Muslims for not welcoming him into their homes and into their churches and mosques with the hospitality and warmth for which they are renowned. They’re a bit pre-occupied these days trying to survive, while resisting a military occupation that Pence, as a matter of faith, has whole-heartedly endorsed as his cause and fight.
Zaha Hassan is a human rights lawyer and Middle East Fellow at New America, based in Washington, D.C. Formerly, she was the coordinator and senior legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team. Twitter: @zahahassan
With Bannon Banished From Trump World, pro-Israel Hard-liners Pin Their Hopes on Pence
Far-right U.S. Jewish Republicans believed the one-time Breitbart supremo had their back, but his fall from grace shifts their focus to the vice president and a very unlikely blast from the recent past
Allison Kaplan Sommer Jan 16, 2018 3:19 PM
Few American Jews shed tears at the downfall of Steve Bannon, whose humiliation was made complete Tuesday when he stepped down from Breitbart News following his ugly estrangement from President Donald Trump – confirmed by the insulting new nickname of Sloppy Steve.
The catalyst for his fate were his uncensored remarks in Michael Wolffs White House tell-all book, Fire and Fury, alienating Trump and then, fatally, the Mercers (Bannons arch-conservative financial backers who bankrolled both Breitbart and his endeavors to become a renegade Republican kingmaker.)
The vast majority of Americas overwhelmingly liberal and Democratic Jews viewed Bannon as either an anti-Semite or an anti-Semite enabler whose conspiratorial references to demonic global financiers awakened and emboldened white supremacists. His oft-quoted description of Breitbart as the platform for the alt-right white nationalist movement confirmed such views.
But for the minority of staunchly hard-line, pro-Israel Jews (and evangelical Christians) who support Israels settlement enterprise, oppose a Palestinian state and any form of territorial compromise, Bannon was an important force in the White House.
For this group, his out-of-the-box positions on Israel far outweighed any threats the views of the Trump-voting, alt-right fan base from which he drew his influence might pose.
Notably, it was Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America – who invited Bannon to address his organizations annual gala last November – who was the sole loyalist quoted as willing to speak up for Bannon in a lengthy Politico piece on Sunday. Klein said: If there is anyone, like Bannon, who is a strong supporter of Israel and a strong fighter against anti-Semitism and that person ends up having less influence on the administration, that is something that would sadden me.
In Fire and Fury, the extent to which Bannons position on Israel matched hard-liners like Klein was described in detail. The book not only revealed that Trumps then-strategic adviser planned to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Day One after entering the White House, but, moreover, had an extreme and highly unorthodox approach to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Let Jordan take the West Bank, let Egypt take Gaza, says Bannon in the book. Let them deal with it. Or sink trying.
He then claimed that both GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were all in on his plans.
Taken as a whole, it is a depiction of an extreme right-wing cabal, one that could find its place on the right fringes of Likud, that has been guiding if not running [President Donald] Trumps Middle East policies, Haaretzs Chemi Shalev wrote. Shalev described it as an axis that dominated Trumps Middle East policies during his first year in office. It is an alliance that Netanyahu appears to have cultivated, with the assistance, or at the direction, of his Las Vegas benefactor, Adelson. All three operate under the premise ascribed to Bannon that the further right you were, the more correct you were on Israel.
This hard-line trio of influence presumably acted as a counterweight against the more pragmatic former military men in the White House – most prominently National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, but also former Secretary of Homeland Security and current Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly and Defense Secretary James Mattis – whom, along with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the far right privately scorn as Arabists who are soft on Israel. It was also a bulwark against Trumps fantasies of making the ultimate deal, which they believed were being cultivated by Bannons nemesis – Trumps son-in-law and aide, Jared Kushner.
Bannons banishment from the White House, and now his political self-immolation and disappearance from Trumps circle of influence, comes as a deep disappointment to those who embraced and celebrated his outlook and that of satellite foreign policy Bannonites like Sebastian Gorka.
Sad, tragic and disappointing, one pro-Trump Republican on the Jewish far right told me, asking not to be identified by name. Israels lost a really important voice.
With that sadness comes concern over the increased influence of the generals, as well as Javanka (Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump), on Middle East policy. The Jewish Trump supporter said he believes the presidents son-in-law has got his head in a very dark place when it comes to this peace thing. I think Jared is really wrong on this whole peace plan and can only do damage, he noted.
But the hard-liners are still hopeful, attributing their optimism that the Trump administration will avoid any Kushner-fueled peace attempts to three factors.
First, and most prominently, their hopes are pinned on Vice President Mike Pence – who will visit Israel on January 22-23 – and the evangelical Christian base he represents. Rejecting the portrayal of a sidelined Pence in Wolffs book, they call him a powerful player, particularly on Israel.
Clear evidence for this, they argue, lies in the fact that last months declaration of recognizing Jerusalem as Israels capital and the plan for an embassy move came after Bannon left the White House. It was Pence and the evangelicals – not Adelson, Netanyahu and Bannon – who ultimately got something done, and they are the ones who will have Israels back in the post-Bannon era. Secondly, there are the Palestinians themselves, who called the Jerusalem declaration a kiss of death to the two-state solution.
Third, there is Trump himself. Much as the president is portrayed as an utterly transactional empty vessel, his Jewish supporters dont believe his views were artificially foisted on him by Bannon, but instead come from his own core beliefs. It was the president himself who wanted to move the embassy at the very beginning of his administration, they say, and it was Netanyahu himself who told Trump it would be better to wait.
If there is now a vacuum in the conduit between the far-right Klein/Adelson crowd and the Trump White House, one figure is clearly eager to fill it. Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is not only different from Bannon – as slick and public as Bannon is unkempt and secretive – but he is also Bannons nemesis.
Call it a coincidence, but on the same day Bannon departed from Breitbart, it was also announced that Scaramucci – who spent the day dancing on his grave – would be a keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas. The RJC confab is set for early February at Adelsons Venetian hotel and casino. In the past, ZOAs Klein has described Scaramucci as being supportive of Israel in the ZOA way, not in the mainstream Jewish way. Scaramucci has made a point of cozying up to the Adelson-backed Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. It was at a Boteach Hanukkah party that Scaramucci reportedly took a verbal detour from recounting his trip to Israel to insult Bannon, allegedly calling the former Trump aide messianic and a loser, warning that Hell be a stalwart defender of Israel until hes not. Thats how this guy operates. Ive seen this guy operate. He was a stalwart defender of me until it became better for him not to be. In the end, it was not his failure to defend Israel that proved to be Bannons undoing. It was his failure to defend Donald Trump.
Arab MK calls Pence ‘dangerous, messianic,’ will boycott his Knesset speech
Head of the Joint List head also rails against Trump, brands him a ‘political pyromaniac’ and a racist woman-hater
By Alexander Fulbright Today, 4:58 pm
Arab Israeli lawmakers will boycott Mike Pence’s speech to the Knesset, with the head of a coalition of Arab parties saying Saturday that the US vice president is “dangerous” and has a “messianic vision” that threatens the region.
Pence landed in Egypt Saturday to kick off a Middle East trip that will also include stops in Jordan and Israel, after canceling a December visit due to the passage of US tax reform.
Ahead of his arrival, Joint (Arab) List leader Ayman Odeh said MKs in his party would not attend Pence’s Knesset speech due to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
In a Twitter post Saturday, Odeh said his party would go through with an earlier promise to skip Pence’s address to the Knesset plenum.
“[Pence] is a dangerous man with a messianic vision that includes the destruction of the entire region,” he also said.
Odeh also attacked Trump, saying he was “even more dangerous” than Pence and a “political pyromaniac” and a “racist” woman-hater. He slammed the US president’s Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking efforts and said Trump “must not have a [political] road map for the region.”
The Arab lawmaker said after Trump’s December 6 declaration that the US “has lost its place as the exclusive mediator of negotiations.” echoing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who has struck out strongly at the Trump administration since the announcement on Jerusalem.
The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem, which Israel captured from Jordan in the 1967 Six Day War, as the capital of its future state. Trump stressed in his speech that recognizing the city as Israel’s capital was not meant to take a position its final boundaries, which he said should be decided in peace talks between the sides.
In addition to being boycotted by Arab MKs, Pence is also being shunned by the PA and will not travel to Ramallah or meet with Palestinian leaders. The PA said it would not meet with any US officials regarding the peace process following Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem.
Pence’s visit to the region comes as Abbas has ramped up his criticism of Trump and his peacemaking efforts. In a speech Sunday, the PA leader called a peace plan being formulated by Trump the “slap of the century” and claimed Israel was a European “colonial project.”
In response to Abbas’ refusal to engage in American-brokered peace talks, the US has frozen tens of millions of dollars in aid to the UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees, although the State Department said the second tranche of funds was being held up due to the need for “reform” at the organization.
Pence ‘Dangerous and Messianic,’ Dedicated to ‘Destruction,’ Israeli Arab Leader Says, Vowing to Boycott VP
Ayman Odeh says Israel’s Arab coalition party will boycott Vice President Pence speech to Israelis, calling Trump a ‘racist political pyromaniac’ Haaretz Jan 20, 2018 7:01 PM
File: Vice President Mike Pence addresses the In Defense of Christians’ fourth-annual national advocacy summit in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017.Cliff Owen/AP
« We were asked if there’s a change in our position regarding Pence’s visit, » Joint Arab List chairman, lawmaker Ayman Odeh, wrote on Twitter. « He is a dangerous man with a messianic vision that includes the destruction of the entire region.
« He comes here as the emissary of a man who is even more dangerous, » Odeh wrote in reference to U.S. President Trump, who he called a « a political pyromaniac, a racist misogynist who cannot be allowed to be lead the way in our region.
« The entire Joint List will boycott his speech in the plenum, » Odeh wrote regarding Pence’s planned speech on Monday in the Knesset.
Ahmed Tibi, another lawmaker from the party, said they were boycotting Pence because « Trump’s speech on Jerusalem and Pence’s own positions, as Pence is one of those pushing for the U.S. to relocate the embassy [to Jerusalem] and because of his outrageous claim that they have taken Jerusalem off the table. This administration is part of the problem, not the solution. »
Pence embarked Saturday on a trip to the Middle East, despite a U.S. government shutdown. His spokeswoman explained that that Pence’s meetings with Egypt, Jordan and Israel are « integral to America’s national security and diplomatic objectives. » Pence was originally supposed to arrive to the area in December, but the White House delayed his visit by a month as a result of the vote in Congress over the Republican tax plan. Over the last few days, rumors circulated that his trip might again be delayed once again because of the internal political crisis in Washington that led to the government shutdown on Saturday, but the White House made it clear that the trip would not be postponed.
Pence landed in Egypt on Saturday, and will then travel to Jordan. He is expected to arrive in Israel Sunday evening. He will then spend a day and a half in Israel, before flying back to the United States Tuesday afternoon. During his time in Israel, he will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, visit the Western Wall and give a speech in front of the Knesset in Jerusalem.
The White House originally presented Pence’s trip as focused on supporting Christian communities in the Middle East. The trip was supposed to include a stop in Bethlehem and a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. However, following U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Palestinians declared that Pence, who played an important role in the policy change, is « not welcome » in Bethlehem.
As a result, Pence will not meet any Palestinians during his visit – and according to an official schedule released by the Israeli government, there are no meetings planned with Christian leaders. A number of Christian leaders in the Middle East, including in Egypt, declared that they will refuse to meet with Pence because of the Trump administration’s « hostility » towards the Palestinians.
The schedule released by the Israeli government suggests that Pence’s visit to the Western Wall, which is located beyond the 1967 lines and therefore is not recognized by the world as part of Israel, will take place without the presence of any Israeli political leaders, just like the visit Trump made to the holy site in May. Pence will be accompanied only by the rabbi in charge of the site, and the media arrangements will be handled by the American embassy in Israel, not the Israeli government press office.
“Thanskgiving », la célébration US d’un génocide “Thanksgiving au Royal Angkor Café” » puis je lire sur un tract. Puis, « 23 novembre, joignez-vous à nous pour la traditionnelle célébration de Thanksgiving ». Il s’agit d’un des […]
Mark Taylor: Freemasons And Illuminati Are Using A Special Frequency To Change DNA And Make People Hate Trump Quand on trouve des idées de tarés comme ça à gauche, ça vient de niaiseux qui savent pas à quel point ils sont imbus d’idées délirantes venant de la droite conservatrice (ex: pucer de tout le monde en leur imprimant la marque du « 666 » apocalytptique = délire du télévangéliste Pat Robertson…)
Trump, Netanyahu kiss on West Bank wall mural. Mural believed to be work of Australian graffiti artist Lushsux; with face covered, man saying he’s Lushsux hopes painting would draw attention to Palestinians’ plight.
Bannon urges US Jews to join ‘insurgency’ against anti-Trump Republicans President Trump deserves Jewish backing, the former White House strategist said, calling him « the strongest supporter of Israel since Ronald Reagan. »
American Jews, lay off Linda Sarsour – Sarsour is a flawed figure. She shouldn’t be leading a discussion on anti-Semitism. But the political pile-on she’s enduring – branding her as Jewish Public Enemy #1 – is hysterical and vicious, and we Jews shouldn’t be participating in it.
The link between Benjamin Netanyahu and extreme libertarian Ayn Rand – In his self-promoting book ‘The Israeli Tiger,’ the prime minister proved himself to be under the spell of the ‘Fountainhead’ writer.
Leader of the Left says ‘the Left forgot what it means to be Jews’ ‘Zionist Union’ Chair will concede top spot to Yair Lapid if polls predict more seats for Lapid party. ‘Everything begins with our Torah.’
Why is Israel legitimizing anti-Semitism? Op-ed: How could a minister and deputy Knesset speaker attend a conference distorting memory of Holocaust and giving Poland’s far-right racists a Jewish-Israeli seal of approval?
Why Jews care that Roy Moore’s ‘Jewish lawyer’ is actually Christian. – Reference to Martin Wishnatsky by wife of defeated Senate candidate invokes age-old debate: Is Judaism primarily an ethnicity, a religion or a culture?
Linda Sarsour highlights her anti-Zionism at anti-Semitism event University panel discussion on anti-Semitism dominated by anti-Israel rhetoric, attacks on ‘Jewish media’, criticism of Jewish community.
America’s ‘Global Policeman’ Role America’s influential neocons and their liberal-hawk sidekicks want U.S. interventions pretty much everywhere, but other powers are chafing against this U.S. “global policeman,” as ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller explains.
Petite histoire de l’évolution de la droite vers une alliance entre l’Alt-Right (droite alternative) et le fondamentalisme chrétien néo-évangélique, convergeant dans le néoconservatisme. Néoconservatisme que les antijuifs de pacotille de l’Alt-Right associent strictement aux juifs et aux politiciens « cocus » influencés, croient-ils, par le marxisme culturel. Or le marxisme culturel, comme la gauche en général, n’a rien en commun avec un tel schéma, au contraire la gauche et le marxisme culturel sont rien de moins que la bête noire préférée des groupes représentés dans ce schéma.
American Zion Shalev clearly demonstrates how these colonists and early Americans read their own stories into the Bible and in so doing created a Bible that stood for republicanism and a soon-to-be-secular republic that was part and parcel of the Biblical story.
‘American Exceptionalism’ Just More NWO Rhetoric
By Michael Collins Piper
During the 2012 election campaign, you’ll probably be hearing a lot about “American exceptionalism,” particularly from the Republican presidential candidates. Newt Gingrich has made the concept a centerpiece of his campaign, and Gingrich’s wife—the current one, that is—has produced a documentary on the topic. Mitt Romney’s campaign book is entitled No Apology: The Case for American Greatness. Sarah Palin’s book, America by Heart, has a chapter entitled “America the Exceptional.” And former Sen. Rick Santorum and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty have also been heard touting the topic.
But don’t be fooled by rhetoric that has a lot of patriotic appeal. In fact, the concept of American exceptionalism— and a related theme known as national greatness conservatism—are really modern-day propaganda masks for old-fashioned Trotskyite communism: rapacious imperialism and internationalism now wrapped in the American flag, but no different from the age-old dream of a world imperium—a global government.
Many call it the New World Order. The wizards who conjured up these themes are three key figures in the so-called neo-conservative movement:
• William Kristol, founding editor of The Weekly Standard, long published by Zionist billionaire Rupert Murdoch;
• David Brooks, a former Kristol underling at the Standard and now a columnist for The New York Times, and;
• Marshall Wittmann, a Jewish Trotskyite-turned neo-conservative and regular Standard contributor. Kristol and Brooks began their crusade for national greatness conservatism with a Sept. 15, 1997 Wall Street Journal article that urged Americans to “reinvigorate the nationalism of Alexander Hamilton, Henry Clay and Teddy Roosevelt.”
And during the 2000 presidential campaign, Wittmann chimed in with a lengthy piece in the Standard promoting John McCain, hailing McCain as a tribune of national greatness conservatism and as a modern-day Theodore Roosevelt.
Although many remember the first President Roosevelt as a symbol of American greatness, the ugly truth that the controlled media ignores is that it was “TR” who—even before Woodrow Wilson —began calling upon the American people to sacrifice their lives and treasure in the cause of global conquest, ostensibly in the name of bringing peace to the planet.
This is not nationalism. It is internationalism, advancing the theme that the United States should act as a world policeman promoting some undefined dream of democracy, which has now become the rallying cry of the modern Zionist-Trotskyite schemers.
So TR was an internationalist, and no true American nationalist should look to TR as a model of American greatness. Yet, TR’s spirit is said to underlie national greatness conservatism and American exceptionalism. More recently, in the Nov. 12, 2010 issue of The New York Times, the aforementioned Brooks—sounding the call for a new centrist movement in American politics— claimed that a national greatness agenda would be promoted by “the next big social movement.”
Brooks said this national greatness agenda would reject the views of “orthodox liberals and conservatives” and end “hyper-partisanship.” He added that “the coming movement may be a third party or it may support serious people in the existing two” and preserve American supremacy—that is, global interventionism. And don’t think it was—as the media has suggested— just a reckless misstep by Newt Gingrich when he criticized the Medicare reform package of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) saying, “I don’t think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. I don’t think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate.”
The truth is that Gingrich’s rhetoric—attacking both the right and the left in the same breath—was deliberate. He was clearly portraying himself as one of the centrist advocates of American exceptionalism, echoed by other recent comments by Gingrich proudly recalling his many years as a Rockefeller Republican.
Don’t be surprised—you heard it here first—that if he fails to win the GOP presidential nomination, Gingrich will be part of a breakaway centrist third party movement which has been conjured up at the highest levels of the establishment elite.
AFP—alone among the media—has been reporting on this phenomenon.
Another disciple of American exceptionalism, Yale Professor David Gelernter—another Weekly Standard figure—has promoted the idea that Americanism is a modern-day incarnation of Biblical Zionism and that Americans have “a divine mission to all mankind” and that “every human being everywhere is entitled to freedom, equality and democracy.”
In a book grandly entitled Americanism: The Fourth Great Western Religion, Gelernter expressed the contention that the United States (the base of what he has called American Zionism) is now charged with an imperial, even God-given, duty to remake the world, that Americanism is the creed of this global agenda, that this “Fourth Great Western Religion” is the driving force behind—and which must establish—a new planet- wide regime. He wrote:
We are the one and only biggest boy [in the world today]. If there is to be justice in the world, America must create it. . . .We must pursue justice, help the suffering and overthrow tyrants. We must spread the creed. This is the New World Order. And this is the underlying theme of national greatness conservatism and American exceptionalism. But there is nothing American about it. So don’t be fooled by what sounds like patriotic rhetoric from the Republicans. It isn’t.
Nationalism, Not ‘Exceptionalism’ the Proper Course for America
by Michael Collins Piper
During the 2012 campaign, Mitt Romney spoke of “American exceptionalism.”
The rhetoric sounded patriotic. In reality, this is a modern-day propaganda mask for old-fashioned Trostkyite communism: rapacious imperialism and internationalism. Though wrapped in the American flag, there’s nothing American about it.
Rather than standing for American nationalism, this philosophy—quite the contrary—is a 21st century manifestation of the age-old dream of a global government under the rule of an elite few. Many call it the New World Order.
While some still fear the UN as the mechanism advancing the agenda, the fact is that the would be rulers of this global plantation now seek to utilize the U.S. as their vehicle for achieving that end.
The grand wizards who conjured up American exceptionalism are those infamous “neo-conservative” high priests of war who orchestrated the invasion of Iraq and who now seek to contrive a war against Iran. They crave U.S. military meddling all over the world—not just in the Middle East.
Perhaps the foremost intellectual proponent of this warmongering madness is Yale professor David Gelernter. Defining “Americanism” as an incarnation of biblical Zionism with “a divine mission to all mankind,” he says the United States is the base of “American Zionism,” charged with a God-given duty to remake the world.
“Americanism,” he asserts, is the “creed” of what is the “fourth great Western religion,” the driving force behind—and which must establish—a new planetary regime.
“We are the one and only biggest boy [in the world today],” he wrote. “If there is to be justice in the world, America must create it. . . .We must pursue justice, help the suffering and overthrow tyrants. We must spread the creed.”
Real American nationalists reject the idea the United States should be the world’s policeman. Instead, nationalists believe in developing and strengthening their nation from within, maintaining the integrity of its cultural heritage and sovereign borders, placing their own nation’s interests first. Nationalists do not start wars of imperialism.
They respect the nationalist instincts of others.
Modern-Day Zionist Philosophers:
“America IS The New Jerusalem”
Lest there be any doubt that the leaders of the American Zionist community do now view the United States as The New Jerusalem, it is vital to consider this salient—and undeniable—fact:
The Zionists now openly charge that critics of Israel are not only anti- Semitic and anti-Israel but also anti-Christian and anti-American, that anti- Israel sentiments are actually the underlying foundation of anti-Americanism and, in turn, anti-Americanism is inextricably indivisible from anti-Israel, anti-Semitic and anti-Christian sentiments.
In short, the bottom line of this proposition is America is indeed “The New Jerusalem.” That America and Israel are one. Such views are being nurtured at the highest levels of the Zionist movement and even now being inserted into the discourse of public debate in America. As such, we can only conclude that all of this is very much a confirmation of the thesis put forth in the pages of The New Jerusalem.
In a certain sense, there is some truth to the theme that “anti- Americanism” is a form of opposition to Israel, for most people around the world who are concerned about the new imperialism being pursued by the United States know full well that this policy is not really “Americanism” but, in fact, the product of the Zionist powers and their policymakers in high places who have come to reign supreme in America, particularly during the presidency of George W. Bush.
However, as usual, the Zionists always show great capacity to twist reality in order to make it fit their peculiar worldview. People worldwide are not “anti-American” (in the sense that they have no problem with the American people). If anything, it seems, because people from all walks of life from around the globe often have a better understanding than even Americans themselves of who really rules America, they actually have a certain sympathy for Americans for having allowed themselves to be manipulated so relentlessly by the Zionist minority. So there’s no “anti-Americanism” in the sense that the Zionists would have us believe.
It is also important to acknowledge that people worldwide have no trouble with the principles of democracy, liberty and freedom—however loosely defined. The idea that the rest of the planet (with the exception of Israel) is somehow “anti-American” is a destructive and dangerous myth the Zionists have propagated in order to turn Americans against anyone around the globe who dares to question Zionist power in America.
This concept of “anti-Americanism” is thus largely a Zionist invention. It was in the wake of the 9-11 terrorist attacks and in the period leading up to the utterly insane (and Zionist-ordered) U.S. invasion of Iraq in the spring of 2003, that the Zionist-controlled media in the United States began hyping “anti-Americanism,” as a consequence of the urgent need to stoke up a worldwide (and apparently unending) “war against terrorism” of which President Bush and his Zionist handlers said the campaign to destroy Iraq was a vital component.
As a direct consequence of lies and inflammatory language coming from the Bush administration, coupled with deliberate distortions and disinformation in the media, good, honest, decent patriotic Americans truly believed that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had played a part in the 9-11 terrorist attacks and that the war against Iraq was thus justified.
And in the build-up to the Iraq war, Zionist propagandists and the media increasingly began touting the message to Americans that “The whole world is against us”—or, to put it more accurately, at least as it was rendered in the media: “The whole world is against us good Americans and our good friends, the Israelis, who are certainly our only democratic ally in the Middle East and our only real, solid, dependable ally in the whole big wide world.”
The theme that “anti-Americanism” had run rampant was instilled in Americans for the very purpose of making them “anti” everyone who refused to support the war against Saddam that the Zionists demanded Americans fight on their behalf. In a sense, the Iraq war became a—if not “the”—measuring stick of determining who was supportive of the bigger, more broadranging Zionist agenda and who wasn’t.
In any case, the theme of “anti-Americanism” is now being introduced by the Zionists in the media into the public debate and now, as noted, “anti-Americanism” is being equated by the Zionists with opposition not only to Israel and Jewish interests but even to Christianity itself—an extraordinary theme indeed.
Yet, although it may be quite difficult for the average American to accept (or even understand) such a broad-ranging historical and geopolitical contention with obviously immense global ramifications, this is precisely what one of Zionism’s most highly regarded “intellectuals” contended in an audacious essay published in the January 2005 issue of Commentary magazine, the always-pompous, but nonetheless candid, journal of the American Jewish Committee.
In his Commentary essay, “Americanism—and Its Enemies,” Yale Professor David Gelernter says that “Americanism” itself—at least as defined by Gelernter and his fellow Zionists—is no more than a modern-day evolution of old-line Zionist thought, going back to the Bible itself. America, he contends, is essentially the new Israel, The New Jerusalem, a virtual adjunct of the State of Israel itself.
However, before we explore the specifics of Gelernter’s amazing essay, it is critical to understand the particular milieu from which it emerged, for that, in itself, points toward how significant this thesis is, at least from the standpoint of the circles of influence in America that truly count for something, that is, the Zionist elite.
That Gelernter’s proposition was put forth in Commentary—long-edited by neo-conservative “ex-Trotskyite” Norman Podhoretz, who still remains the power-behind-the-scenes at the journal—means quite a lot. Generally recognized as one of the foremost media influences directing U.S. foreign policy in the Bush administration, Commentary is certainly one of the leading— and hardline—voices of Zionism, not only in America, but worldwide.
In addition, although Gelernter is a computer specialist, his views on political affairs are regularly published with great fanfare in the pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post, and in such staunch pro-Israel publications as The New Republic, National Review and Zionist billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s house journal, The Weekly Standard, edited by William Kristol, who is perhaps the chief media publicist and public affairs strategist for the so-called “neo-conservative” point of view today.
As such, what Gelernter has to say should be considered carefully, inasmuch he is very much a part of the Kristol network and also given free rein in Commentary to air such provocative opinions. Gelernter is one of the most widely-read voices of Zionism today.
Thus, to understand what the “neo-conservatives” such as Gelernter believe is to understand the very mindset of the hard-line Zionist movement not only in the United States and Israel, but worldwide, for neo-conservatism is probably best described as perhaps the foremost influence within the always-multifaceted world of Zionism today.
Although the history of the neo-conservatives (outlined in detail in this author’s previous work, The High Priests of War) is beyond the scope of our present study, it is important to note that the aforementioned William Kristol’s father, Irving Kristol, is known as “the godfather” of the neo-conservative movement and was himself, as an old-line Trotskyite communist, one of the self-dubbed “New York intellectuals”—part of a cell which actually called itself “The Family”—who acted as mentor for Podhoretz during the time when Commentary was emerging as one of the Israeli lobby’s most powerful media voices.
Today, the Kristols and Podhoretz—along with those such as Gelernter— are stalwart forces behind the global agenda of the Bush administration, allied with such key administration policymakers as Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and collaborating intimately with like-minded allies in hard-line factions in Israel.
(…) it is very much a philosophical complement to the theme put forth by Sharansky—and dutifully and enthusiastically echoed by Bush—and part of a not-so-subtle ongoing effort to underscore and promote the new international imperium the Bush administration is working to effect.
While his essay was published before Bush’s inaugural address was publicly delivered—although it had already been privately concocted in the hands of Gelernter’s Zionist associates—Gelernter contends that what today is the Sharansky-Bush point of view goes back, in American historical terms, to the days of the Puritan and Pilgrim founding fathers.
Noting that “Puritans spoke of themselves as God’s new chosen people, living in God’s new promised land—in short, as God’s new Israel,” Gelernter asserts that “Many thinkers have noted that Americanism is inspired by or close to or intertwined with Puritanism,” noting that “one of the most impressive scholars to say so recently is Samuel Huntington, in his formidable book on American identity, Who Are We?”
An old Council on Foreign Relations hand, Huntington seems an ironic choice for Gelertner to cite when preaching about Americanism and democracy, inasmuch as Huntington’s earlier book The Crisis of Democracy (published by the Rockefeller-funded Trilateral Commission) suggested there was too much democracy in America and that it needed to be suppressed. However, then again, “democracy”—in the eyes of the elite—applies only to those whom they want to have freedom.
More recently, Huntington emerged a vocal spokesman for a determined high-level campaign to block certain groups of immigrants—namely Muslims and Hispanic Catholics—from coming into the United States, basically in the name of “fighting terrorism and anti-Semitism,” since the Jewish elite have concluded that Catholic immigrants, along with Muslims, are suspicious of Jewish power and not easily controlled.
In any case, Gelernter says that the Puritanism of Huntington’s chosen type is the real foundation of America. He writes:
Puritanism did not merely inspire or influence Americanism, it turned into Americanism. . . . You cannot really understand the Pilgrims, or Puritans in general, unless you know the Hebrew Bible and classical Jewish history; knowing Judaism itself also helps . . . Early exponents of Americanism tended to define even their own Christianity [emphasis Gelernter’s] in ways that make it sound like Judaism.
And it is probably worth pointing out that Gelenter notes that Puritanism, in its classic sense on American shores, underwent transition, so much so that many Puritan congregations became Unitarian. And the irony there, of course, is there are quite a few Christians—including fundamentalist supporters of Israel—who don’t even consider Unitarians to be Christians. (But that’s another question for another day and for others to debate.)
In any case, for all intents and purposes, Gelernter is perhaps hinting that (at least in the Zionist view) the modern-day form of “Puritanism” underlying “Americanism” is actually anything but Christian. And this, of course, again, would surprise many Christian supporters of Israel who proclaim that America is a Christian nation doing its part in helping fulfill God’s so-called promises to the Jewish people.
Gelernter’s assessment of the Bible, as he reads it, is that, among other things, Americans, in particular, have “a divine mission to all mankind” and that three conclusions can be reached: “Every human being everywhere is entitled to freedom, equality, and democracy.” (What Bible Gelernter refers to may be a good question, but certainly beyond our scope here.)
Suggesting that those whom he calls “the theologians of Americanism” understood that freedom, equality and democracy were not just philosophical ideas but “the word of God,” Gelernter concludes that the consequence is “the fervor and passion with which Americans believe their creed.” Gelernter says that creed is that “Americans, virtually alone in the world, insist that freedom, equality, and democracy are right not only for France and Spain but for Afghanistan and Iraq.”
Here Gelernter begins to spin his particular theme that Zionism is integral to and inseparable from what he says is “Americanism”:
To sum up Americanism’s creed as far as freedom, equality, and democracy for all is to state only half the case. The other half deals with a promised land, a chosen people, and a universal, divinely ordained mission. This part of Americanism is the American version of biblical Zionism: in short, American Zionism.
Purporting that “Americanism” (as he defines it) is “American Zionism”— the idea that America is also a Zionist “promised land” that is as one with the state of Israel and traditional Jewish Zionism itself, Gelernter is suggesting that both Israel and America are Jewish states. He goes even further:
Classical Israel’s (and classical Zionism’s) contribution to Americanism is incalculable. No modern historian or thinker I am aware of . . . has done justice to this extraordinary fact. They seem to have forgotten what the eminent 19th century Irish historian William Lecky recognized: that “Hebraic mortar cemented the foundations of American democracy.” And even Lecky, I suspect, did not grasp the full extent of this truth. Unless we do grasp it, we can never fully understand Americanism—or anti-Americanism.
In short, Gelernter is avowing that “anti-Americanism” is nothing more (or nothing less) than opposition to the Zionist theology that he contends played such a considerable role as the “mortar” that “cemented the foundations of American democracy.” Then, Gelernter moves forward, applying his bizarre theory to the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. In the same spirit in which The Washington Post on January 21, 2005 declared President Bush’s global view to be “more Wilsonian than conservative,” Gelernter asserts:
[Woodrow] Wilson stands right at the center of classical Americanism. No president spoke the language of Bible and divine mission more lucidly . . . During Wilson’s administration, Americanism accomplished a fundamental transition. It had always included the idea of divine mission. But what was [emphasis in the original] the mission? Until the closing of the frontier in the last decade of the 19th century, the mission was to populate the continent. With the frontier closed, the mission became “Americanism for the whole world.”
According to Gelernter, subsequent presidents such as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S Truman waged wars on behalf of Americanism. FDR’s war against a virtually united Europe, allied with Japan, was no less than a war to vanquish perhaps the greatest threat that ever emerged to Zionist power in the entire history of the planet. Truman, of course, launched the Cold War against the Soviets which we now know was yet another mechanism of global profiteering, for even while American kids were dying in Korea and later in Vietnam, international banking houses—many of them Jewish, some not— were propping up the Soviet tyranny while it was in their interests to do so.
However, Gelernter says, it was Ronald Reagan who affirmed this “Americanism” when he spoke of a “shining city upon a hill,” citing the Bible’s book of Matthew in the same spirit of Puritan father John Winthrop. It was Reagan, claims Gelernter, whose “use of these words connected modern America to the humane Christian vision—the Puritan vision—the vision (ultimately) of the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish people—that created this nation.” Now, Gelernter says, “That Americanism is the successor of Puritanism is crucial to [understanding] anti-Americanism.”
According to the Zionist-based slant that Gelernter puts forth, modernday European opposition to the global designs being advanced by the neoconservative policy makers in the Bush administration is nothing more than a current manifestation of something long past:
In the 18th century anti-Americans were conservative, monarchist and anti-Puritans. . . . In the 19th century, European elites became increasingly hostile to Christianity—which inevitably entailed hostility to America.
And with a grand flourish, Gelernter lays it on the line . . .
In modern times, anti-Americanism is closely associated with anti-Christianism and anti-Semitism. [Gelernter’s emphasis}
All of this reflects the mindset of the Zionist elite and those who are now dictating American foreign policy in the name of a grand scheme of advancing some ill-defined global democratic revolution.
What it represents is nothing more than the New World Order that genuine American patriots warned about for generations, a scheme that is genuine “anti-Americanism” in its most basic definition.
Real Americans—and their many good friends around the globe who are rightly concerned with the rise of Zionist power in America—would make a mistake to discount the influence of such thinking: agree or disagree, this is the philosophy of the Zionist elite, however immoral and Hellish it may be.
The end result, in the Zionist grand scheme, is the establishment of a global empire—ruled from America, The New Jerusalem.
While the “real” Jerusalem in the occupied land of Palestine may function as the spiritual capital of international Zionism, America will provide the money and the arms and the young men and women who will fight and die to make the world safe for Zionist wealth and supremacy, all in the name of “Americanism” which is now the great Jewish mask.
Thus, in the end, the thesis put forth in The New Jerusalem — that the Zionists have laid claim to America as their New Jerusalem — is not some hor- rific and hate-filled “ anti-Jewish conspiracy theory. ”
In fact, according to the Zionists themselves, the concept that America is The New Jerusalem is the very foundation of Zionism in the 21st century. That conclusion is inescapable.
The question that remains is what Americans — and others worldwide — intend to do about it . . .
Is America more than just “ The New Jerusalem ” ?
Perhaps it is truly . . . The New Babylon.
Will the House of David Reign Supreme?
(…) The Rothschild Dynasty has hijacked the American republic and the United States has now been established as the New Babylon with the New World Order forces relentlessly pushing their agenda at a faster pace than ever before. Ultimate victory, they perceive, is within their reach, but only if they are able to destroy the opposition and to continue to divide and conquer those who dare to challenge their agenda.
As such, the blood and treasure of the American people are being hurled into global conflicts designed to bring the NewWorld Order into being. The wars on behalf of Israeli hegemony in the Middle East are really only the beginning. Many more wars of conquest lie ahead.Those nations that challenge the NewWorld Order will be targeted.
And lest there be any doubt that the Rothschild Empire and the New Pharisees now view the United States as the preeminent force in their drive for a global imperium, it is vital to consider this point:
Propagandists for the Jewish agenda now openly charge that critics of Israel (and of U.S. favoritism for Israel) are not only anti-Semitic and anti-Israel but also anti-Christian and anti-American, that anti-Israel sentiments are actually the underlying foundation of anti-Americanism and, in turn, anti-Americanism is inextricably indivisible from anti-Israel,anti-Semitic and even anti-Christian sentiments. Such extraordinary assertions are being nurtured at the highest levels of the Jewish-controlled mass media and are being inserted into the discourse of public debate in America.
In a certain sense, there is some truth to the theme that “anti-Americanism” is a form of opposition to Israel. Many people around the world concerned about the new imperialism pursued by the United States on Israel’s behalf recognize that this policy is not “Americanism” but, in fact, the product of the Rothschild Dynasty and the historic Jewish agenda.
However, as usual, the theoreticians of the Jewish Utopia always show great capacity to twist reality in order to make it fit their peculiar world view.Actually, people worldwide are not particularly “anti-American” (in the sense that they have any problem with the American people).
So because people from all walks of life from around the globe often have a better understanding than Americans of who really rules America, they actually have a certain sympathy for Americans for having allowed themselves to be manipulated so relentlessly by a powerful minority. So there’s very little “anti-Americanism” in the general sense of the term.
In fact, most people worldwide have no trouble with the principles of democracy, liberty and freedom—however loosely defined.The idea that the rest of the planet (with the exception of Israel) is “anti-American” is a dangerous myth propagated in order to turn Americans against anyone around the globe who dares to question Jewish power in America.
Thus, the concept of “anti-Americanism” is a Jewish invention. It was in the wake of the 9-11 terrorist attacks and in the period leading up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003,that the Jewish-controlled media began hyping“anti-Americanism,” to stoke up the so-called “war on terrorism” of which, it was said, the campaign to destroy Iraq was a vital component.
The media began advising Americans that “The whole world is against us”—or, as it was generally rendered in the media: “The whole world is against us good Americans and our good friend Israel.” The theme that “anti-Americanism”had run rampant was instilled inAmericans for the purpose of making them “anti” everyone who refused to support the wars the Jewish lobby demanded thatAmericans fight. In a sense,support for the Iraq war (in particular) became the measuring stick by which to determine who was in sync with the more broad-ranging global Jewish agenda and who wasn’t.
In any case, as noted,“anti-Americanism” is being equated with opposition not only to Israel and Jewish interests but even to Christianity itself—an extraordinary theme indeed.
Now although it is no doubt quite difficult for the average American to understand such a broad-ranging historical and geopolitical contention with obviously immense global ramifications, this is precisely what one of the Jewish elite’s most highly regarded“intellectuals”contended in an audacious essay published in the January 2005 issue of Commentary magazine, the journal of the American Jewish Committee.
In his Commentary essay, “Americanism—and Its Enemies,” Yale Professor David Gelernter said that “Americanism” itself—at least as defined by Gelernter and his confreres—is no more than a modern-day evolution of old-line Zionist thought, going back to the Old Testament itself. America, he contended, is essentially the new Israel—a virtual adjunct of the State of Israel.
That Gelernter’s proposition was published in Commentary—long-edited by neo-conservative “ex-Trotskyite” Norman Podhoretz and which is now under the direction of John Podhoretz, his son—means a great deal. Known as one of the foremost media influences directing U.S. foreign policy in the Bush administration,Commentary is certainly one of the leading—and hardline—voices of the Jewish power elite, not only in America, but worldwide.
In addition, although Gelernter is a computer specialist, his views on political affairs are regularly published with great fanfare in the pages of all of the elite magazines and newspapers in America, ranging from The Washington Post to The NewYork Times to TheWeekly Standard, the “neoconservative” journal of Rothschild Empire media baron Rupert Murdoch.
To understand what Gelernter asserts is to understand the mindset of those promoting a NewWorld Order, to recognize that America is now perceived as the force for achieving that Jewish Imperium.
Asserting that what he called“American Zionism”goes back, in American terms, to the days of the Puritan and Pilgrim founding fathers, Gelernter noted that “Puritans spoke of themselves as God’s new chosen people, living in God’s new promised land—in short, as God’s new Israel.”
Gelernter added that “Many thinkers have noted that Americanism is inspired by or close to or intertwined with Puritanism,” noting that “one of the most impressive scholars to say so recently is Samuel Huntington, in his formidable  book on American identity,Who AreWe?” (*) Gelernter says that the Puritanism of Huntington’s chosen type is the real foundation of America and that which has driven American thinking from the earliest days of our history. It’s all Jewish—according to Gelernter:
Puritanism did not merely inspire or influence Americanism, it turned into Americanism. . . . You cannot really understand the Pilgrims, or Puritans in general, unless you know the Hebrew Bible and classical Jewish history; knowing Judaism itself also helps . . .
Early exponents of Americanism tended to define even their own Christianity [emphasis Gelernter’s] in ways that make it sound like Judaism.
(*) An old hand at the Rothschild’s New York outpost, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR),Huntington was also author of The Crisis of Democracy—published in 1975 by the Trilateral Commission, a CFR-allied NewWorld Order power group— which suggested there was too much democracy in America and that it needed to be suppressed. In the eyes of the elite,“democracy” is a right granted only to those in their favor. It was Huntington who popularized the now-infamous term “Clash of Civilizations” in a 1993 article in the CFR’s journal, Foreign Affairs, and in a 1996 book, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. However, the term“clash of civilizations”was first used in 1956—in a small circulation academic publication, The Middle East Journal—by Jewish theoretician and hard-line anti- Arab and anti-Muslim propagandist, Bernard Lewis and later in his 1964 book, The Middle East and theWest. Lewis revived his “clash”theme for high-level circles in an article,“The Roots of Muslim Rage,” in the Sept. 1990 Atlantic Monthly, then owned by Jewish billionaire Mortimer Zuckerman, for several years the president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the official alliance of the key American Jewish power groups. In 2004, Huntington— in his book, Who Are We? (cited by Gelernter)—publicly proclaimed America’s “Anglo” roots and urged blocking certain groups—Muslims and Hispanic Catholics—from coming into the United States, this in the name of “fighting terrorism and anti- Semitism,” since the Jews have historically believed that Catholics and Muslims are suspicious of Jewish power and not easily controlled.
And it is probably worth pointing out that Gelernter notes that Puritanism underwent transition, so much so that many Puritan congregations became Unitarian. And the irony is that there are many Christians—including fundamentalist supporters of Israel—who don’t even consider Unitarians to be Christians. (Another question for others to debate.)
In any case, Gelernter is hinting that (at least in the Zionist view) the modern-day form of “Puritanism” underlying “Americanism” is actually anything but Christian.And this, of course, again,would surprise many Christian supporters of Israel who proclaim that America is a Christian nation doing its part in helping fulfill God’s so-called promises to the Jewish people.
Gelernter’s assessment of the Bible, as he reads it, is thatAmericans, in particular, have “a divine mission to all mankind” and that three conclusions can be reached:“Every human being everywhere is entitled to freedom, equality, and democracy.” Here Gelernter began to spin his particular theme that Zionism is integral to and inseparable from what he says is “Americanism”:
To sum up Americanism’s creed as far as freedom, equality, and democracy for all is to state only half the case.The other half deals with a promised land, a chosen people, and a universal, divinely ordained mission.This part of Americanism is the American version of biblical Zionism: in short,American Zionism.
Purporting that “Americanism” (as he defines it) is “American Zionism”—that America is a Zionist“promised land”as one with the state of Israel and traditional Zionism itself, Gelernter suggests that both Israel and America are Jewish states, declaring:
Classical Israel’s (and classical Zionism’s) contribution to Americanism is incalculable.Nomodern historian or thinker I am aware of . . .has done justice to this extraordinary fact. . .Unless we do grasp it, we can never fully understand Americanism—or anti-Americanism.
In short, Gelernter was avowing that “anti-Americanism” is opposition to the Zionist theology that he contends played such a considerable role as the “mortar” that “cemented the foundations of American democracy.” Gelernter applied all of this to his view of the internationalist bent in American foreign policy that began to emerge in its most grandiose sense, in particular, during the administration of Woodrow Wilson (at which time, we must recall, the Rothschild Empire cemented its power inAmerica with the institution of the Federal Reserve monopoly on the American economy and political system).
In his 2007 work, pretentiously entitled Americanism: The Fourth Great Western Religion—essentially a book-length exposition of his essay in Commentary—Gelernter wrote:
America’s participation in World War I was her attempt to act like the new chosen people, to set forth on a chivalrous quest to perfect the world; to spread liberty, equality, and democracy to all mankind. . . .
No president spoke the language of the Bible, divine mission, and American Zionism more consistently than Woodrow Wilson . . .[and] Americanism inspired his agonized, epochal decision to take America into the war. . .
In time he came to believe that America, grown to be a great power,must fight to bring Americanism to the world. . . .And some of Wilson’s critics made a point of singling out the Old Testament component ofWilson’s beliefs as especially obnoxious.
Those who read Gelernter’s assessment ofWilson’s internationalism and Wilson’s version of “Americanism” cannot help but be reminded—as they should be—of the grand scheme of a Jewish Utopia as outlined earlier in these pages. So by Gelernter’s estimation, let it be said, America is now charged with the responsibility of establishing a NewWorld Order.
According to Gelernter, subsequent presidents such as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S Truman waged wars on behalf of Americanism. And, he said, Ronald Reagan affirmed this “Americanism” when he spoke of a “shining city upon a hill” citing the Bible’s book of Matthew in the same spirit as Puritan father JohnWinthrop.
It was Reagan, claimed Gelernter in Commentary, whose “use of these words connected modern America to the humane Christian vision—the Puritan vision—the vision (ultimately) of the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish people—that created this nation.”Now, Gelernter says,“That Americanism is the successor of Puritanism is crucial to [understanding] anti-Americanism.”
According to the Judeo-centric slant that Gelernter put forth, modernday European opposition to the global designs of pro-Israel neo-conservatives was no more than a manifestation of a longstanding point of view:
In the 18th century anti-Americans were conservative, monarchist and anti-Puritans. . . . In the 19th century, European elites became increasingly hostile to Christianity—which inevitably entailed hostility to America.
Thus with a grand flourish,Gelernter proclaimed . . .
In modern times, anti-Americanism is closely associated with anti-Christianism and anti-Semitism. [Gelernter’s emphasis}
And while many American Christians might be delighted by Gelernter’s discussion of Christianity as it applies to his version of “Americanism” it should be pointed out to those Christians that, in his book Americanism: The Fourth Great Western Religion, Gelernter stated flatly that “You can believe in Americanism without believing in God—so long as you believe in man.” So Gelernter’s definition of “Christianity” (which most Christians affirm is a belief in God) is not what Christians might mistakenly believe Gelernter is talking about when discussing Christianity and “Americanism.”
In short, Gelernter’s version of “Americanism” is not Christianity at all. Rather it is a modern-day expression of the age-old Babylonian Talmudic dream of a Jewish Utopia: global rule of all people by the Jews. But in today’s context, the Jews will use America and“Americanism” to advance their agenda. Gelernter’s theory is fully in line with Jewish philosopher Max Dimont’s suggestion (reviewed in our opening pages) that America was truly the new locus of Jewish power, that America was indeed the New Babylon.
In his book, Gelernter candidly expressed the contention that the United States (base of what he has called “American Zionism”) is now charged with an imperial (even God-given) duty to remake the world, that “Americanism” is “the Creed,” of this global agenda, that this “Fourth Great Western Religion” is the driving force behind—and which must establish—a new planet-wide regime: in short, the New World Order:
We are the one and only biggest boy [in the world today]. If there is to be justice in the world, America must create it. . . .We must pursue justice, help the suffering, and overthrow tyrants. We must spread the Creed.
All of this reflects the mindset of those who are now dictating American policy in the name of a grand scheme of advancing their global agenda. What it represents is nothing more than the NewWorld Order that genuine American patriots warned about for generations, a scheme that is genuine “anti-Americanism” in its most basic definition.
The end result, in the grand scheme, is the establishment of a global empire—ruled from America, which is now the new foundation—the New Babylon—for the Jewish Utopia: the NewWorld Order.
While the “real” Jerusalem in the occupied land of Palestine may function as the spiritual capital of international Zionism, America will provide the money and the arms and the young men and women who will fight and die to make the world safe for Jewish wealth and supremacy, all in the name of “Americanism” which is now the great Jewish mask.
Thus, in the end, the thesis we’ve explored—that the Rothschild Empire and the New Pharisees have laid claim to America as their new base of power—is not some horrific and hate-filled “anti-Jewish conspiracy theory.”
In fact, as we have seen, according to the Jewish world view, America is the very foundation for Global Zionism in the 21st century.
That conclusion is inescapable.
The facts pointing to that conclusion are before us—all too visible. (…)
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L’Europe et surtout la Suède antijuives? L’Union européenne condamne les colonies illégales israéliennes, permet l’étiquetage obligatoire de leurs produits. Tout est en place pour le faux Armageddon prophétisé par le sionisme chrétien, prédisant l’avènement d’une Europe antijuive faisant la guerre à Israël.
Avant les Protocoles des sages de Sion, avant les nazis… la victoire juive sur les nations était déjà un fait accompli. Jamais dans l’histoire un si petit groupe n’a eu autant de pouvoir à l’échelle mondiale—et la tendance n’est pas près de s’inverser.
David Brog, le nouveau leader juif anti-BDS choisi par le milliardaire juif Sheldon Adelson, est le directeur de l’organisation sioniste chrétienne du télévangéliste John Hagee: Christians United For Israel
Les nouveaux « nationalistes »: néo-FN, Finkielkraut, Zemmour, Taguieff et… Murdoch! Guillaume Weill-Raynal avait sonné l’alarme dès 2005. Ils sont la preuve que si le sionisme a longtemps préféré la gauche libérale antiraciste, elle préfère aujourd’hui la droite ostensiblement « nationaliste »! C’est l’essence même de la révolution néoconservatrice. Fox News, le 11 septembre et la mouvance anti-islam: cooptation, canalisation et récupération du nationalisme par le sionisme international sous couvert de lutte nationaliste contre des armées d’envahisseurs et infiltrateurs musulmans.
La « dissidence » à la Maison-Blanche ? (Retour au bercail?) L’antisémitisme du faux fasciste Trump: un leurre au service d’Israël et des intérêts Rothschild qui l’ont sorti de sa banqueroute (comme pour Churchill)
« The Lobby » (2016), le nouveau reportage d’Al Jazeera sur le lobbying pro-israélien suscite de vives réactions: Jeremy Corbyn demande une enquête publique pour faire la lumière sur la question, pendant que des organisations juives pro-israéliennes préparent leur vengeance
L’administration Obama antijuive? Israël dénonce les propos de l’ambassadeur des États-Unis en Israël, Dan Shapiro, qui s’inquiète du « deux poids deux mesures » systématique d’Israël dans son traitement des droits des juifs et des non-juifs dans les territoires occupés. (En référence aux récentes violences de colons juifs envers des Palestiniens.) Le département d’État renchérit en décidant que l’étiquetage obligatoire des produits des colonies illégales est acceptable et n’est pas synonyme de boycott.
La télé publique américaine antijuive? Dans la tête de Bibi Netanyahou le psychopathe : un nouveau documentaire de PBS décrit son obsession de l’éternel retour de la Shoah et de la menace nazie, et explique comment il a réussi à rendre la paix impossible et à s’aliéner la quasi totalité de la planète, incluant même son plus grand allié officiel, les États-Unis.
Médias juifs antijuifs? Netanyahou rappelle au Mossad qu’Israël est voué à devenir une superpuissance mondiale, révélant que le sionisme est un projet mondialiste et pas que nationaliste. Le PM Yitzhak Rabin, assassiné par un extrémiste juif de la mouvance kahaniste, qualifiait de « cancer » la colonisation illégale israélienne et mettait en garde contre l’ « Apartheid ». Tout cela est admis dans les médias juifs israéliens.
Dans la série des terroristes juifs dont vous n’avez jamais entendu parler: un terroriste juif, fervent supporteur de la campagne de Ted Cruz à la présidence US, ne suscite aucune controverse en félicitant les extrémistes juifs responsables de l’incendie qui tua un bébé palestinien. Comme ce fut le cas pour l’assassin d’Yitzhak Rabin ou pour le meurtrier de masse Baruch Goldstein, les proches d’un des individus inculpés pour le meurtre du bébé palestinien clament son innocence et en font même un martyr héroïque…
Héritage colonialiste oblige: malgré le changement de gouvernement le Canada maintient sa position et restera le meilleur ami d’Israël. Chacune des 6 résolutions de l’Onu contre Israël rejetées par le Canada.
La désinformation en marche: Pourquoi il faut rompre avec l’anticommunisme dépassé. (Aurait-on oublié que le concept de « nouvel ordre mondial » célèbre expressément la fin du communisme?) Contre le droitisme retardataire des milieux conspirationnistes.
Pendant que Corbyn le socialiste pro-palestinien nouvellement élu à la tête du Parti Travailliste anglais se fait trucider dans les grands médias anti-antisémites néolibéraux bien-pensants, de plus en plus de dissidents nationalistes américains (même les antijuifs) tombent dans le piège de la nouvelle droite sioniste et deviennent leurs idiots utiles les plus efficaces: le pitre John Friend endosse Donald Trump et Ann Coulter, deux chèvres de Judas qui mènent le peuple américain à l’abattoir en s’attaquant en apparence à la rectitude politique antiraciste, alors qu’ils servent en fait à rendre respectable le racisme israélien. Car Israël a depuis longtemps rejoint le camp de l’ultra-droite de Jabotinski et Kahane…
Un rabbin sioniste conservateur, Daniel Lapin, au rally de Glenn Beck (Tea Party) Au Rally de Glenn Beck (Tea Party), était invité un rabbin conservateur ultra-sioniste (parce que les valeurs juives orthodoxes seraient proches des valeurs républicaines…) Fait intéressant à noter: l’associé juif « Khazar » autoproclamé de Chris Bollyn, Jerry Myers, avait déjà essayé de promouvoir ce rabbin Lapin auprès du journal hebdomadaire patriote The Spotlight (aujourd’hui American Free Press).