Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Clare Short Takes A Swipe At Christian Zionism

This recent Facebook post (hat tip: reader P, who tells me that its author is posting anti-Israel links there virtually round the clock) refers to Christians United For Israel.

Meanwhile, the post's author, our clerical friend from Virginia Water, is surely scraping the bottom of the barrel when he invokes that embarrassing leftwing Labour sufferer from foot-in-mouth disease, former British government minister Clare Short, a practised anti-Israel warhorse, as an ally in the fight against specifically Christian support for Israel.

Says Clare, plugging Sizer's tome attacking Christian Zionism:
“This is a very fine and important book.  All Christians who believe that Jesus favoured peacemakers, should read it and realise what terrible harm is being done in the name of Christianity.  And all who are concerned about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict should read it to understand how Christian Zionism disables the US as fair minded mediator.  European foreign policy thinkers should read it,because this distortion of US political space, puts a greater responsibility on European governments to stand up for justice and international law”

1 comment:

  1. Out of curiosity, I Googled electronic intifada as in the Sizer pic. According to them, the BBC has become a hotbed of Zionism. I wonder what BBC that is? But no worries, mate, as I believe you say these days. George Soros has it all under control, because, according to Uprooted Palestinian (http://uprootedpalestinians.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/electronic-intifada-you-are-what-you.html) Electronic Intifada work for Israel!
    I'm going to do something sane, like fix the mirror on my car, but I might play with this madness a little more over at The Almond Rod.

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