Tag: Zionism

A Christian fatwa against Israel

By Giulio Meotti The Global Church ignores the threats to itself from the very Palestinian Arabs it supports, for the sake of Israel-bashing. The World Council of Churches, an ecumenical body which claims to represent 590 million Christians worldwide and…

Remembering a Christian warrior for Zion

By MICHAEL FREUND

Orde Wingate’s contributions to the establishment of the State of Israel and its defense cannot be overstated.

Saturday marked the 68th anniversary of the passing of a great man, one whose contributions to the establishment of the State of Israel and its defense cannot be overstated.

And though his name graces numerous streets, thoroughfares and educational institutions throughout the land, Orde Wingate’s unique role in helping to lay the foundation for the revival of Jewish sovereignty has nonetheless begun to fade from public memory.

Just ask any young Israeli about Wingate, and they will most likely think you are referring to the institute for physical education and sport in Netanya, rather than the man for whom it was named.

Christians against Israel

The World Council of Churches recently sponsored a debate on the situation of Christians in the Middle East that went unnoticed by most, but which provided another huge red flag in regards to the direction the Church is going as it relates to Israel and the Jews.

Meeting in Volos, Greece, a collection of 30 theologians, social scientists, politicians and church representatives labored for five days to decisively identify the reason for shrinking Christian communities across the Middle East.

They could have saved their time and their money for other things like, you know, feeding the poor, because everyone already knew what the conclusion was going to be. Israel, and specifically Zionism, is making life untenable for Christians in the region, announced the group in its closing

MKs Orlev, Rotem Excel in Zionism

by Maayana Miskin

MK Zevulun Orlev (Jewish Home) and MK David Rotem (Yisrael Beiteinu) were the two Members of Knesset who most excelled in Zionist lawmaking in the past year, according to the Institute for Zionist Strategies.

The Institute counted laws and amendments to laws that passed every stage of the legislative process, which may have given an advantage to MKs in the coalition.

Seventeen laws and amendments were chosen as those that did the most to strengthen Zionism in the past year. Last year, only 10 laws were chosen as embodying Zionist principles

J Street Rabbi Breaks with Leftist Zionism and Israel

By Moshe Phillips

J Street holds a rally against a Jewish presence in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria

At the end of February J Street will be holding its second national conference in Washington. Some of its leadership (and much of its base) have shown that they have lost patience with its program and are taking a much more radical stance. They even started using the language of the PLO and Hamas to attack Israel.

J Street is the controversial George Soros-funded Jewish pressure group that was created to lobby for a Palestinian state.

Writing in the Washington Jewish Week, Richard Greenberg accurately depicted J Street’s current situation:

“As the organization gears up for its second national confab later this month, J Street continues to generate buzz–but much of it has been unwelcome. Steeped in controversy since its inception in 2008, the group recently has become embroiled in a succession of political and ideological feuds that have sharply eroded whatever credibility and clout it may have accumulated.”

I have previously written about the radical rabbis that comprise much of J Street’s Advisory Council.

Rabbi Brian Walt is a leading voice in the Advisory Council and in the most recent issue of Tikkun Magazine he offers a very stark reminder of the anger toward Israel and Zionism that is harbored by the radicals that make up the core of J Street’s base.

Lousy economy pushes more U.S. Jews to move to Israel

When Nisan and Gilan Gertz stepped off the plane at Ben-Gurion International Airport with their children last August, they were seven of almost 4,000 North Americans to make aliyah in 2009 – the largest number to do so in a single year since 1983.

There were a lot of reasons that the Gertzes chose to move their new home in Beit Shemesh, some 25 miles west of Jerusalem, from their home in Passaic, N.J. There was “inspiration and spirituality,” as Nisan describes it.

“For the first time in 2,000 years, we can live in a sovereign nation that’s Jewish.”