Anti-Israel Pathology

More typical anti-Israel media bias . . .

Jerusalem Terror Attack: Headline Fails

On Wednesday evening, a Palestinian deliberately drove his car into a crowd of people disembarking Jerusalem’s Light Rail, killing a three-month old baby and injuring several more, in what was clearly a terror attack.

Initial reports produced some jarring headline fails. Take the Associated Press’s first headline, which has caused widespread outrage. . .

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Attacks on Israel and Friends

There have been three tragic attacks in as many days on Israel and her supporting friend, Canada (Saturday people and Sunday people). The attackers all have links to radical Islam.

Hamas terrorist…

Baby killed as car rams crowd in Jerusalem terror attack
Vehicle driven by Hamas member careens into people at light rail station; eight others injured, suspect shot; Netanyahu blames Abbas ‘incitement’
A three-month-old girl was killed Wednesday afternoon and eight others were injured when a car crashed into a crowd at a light rail station in Jerusalem in what officials said was a terrorist attack.
The suspect, identified by an Israeli official as a member of terror group Hamas, attempted to flee the scene on foot and was shot and badly hurt by police, a police spokesperson said.!

ISIS affiliated Muslim convert…

Canadian officials identify shooter in brazen attack on Parliament complex
Canadian authorities late Wednesday identified the shooter in a brazen attack on the Parliament complex in Ottawa that left a soldier dead as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, Fox News has confirmed.
The shooting, which left the nation’s capital on lockdown, came just two days after a terror attack in Quebec.
A government official told Fox that investigators believe Zehaf-Bibeau, who was killed at the scene, had changed his name from Joseph Michael Hall. U.S. agencies also have been advised he was believed to be a convert to Islam and was from Quebec.
Counter terrorism investigators are reviewing his social media traffic and profile, with a focus on any link to the attack on two soldiers in Quebec Monday.

Radicalized Muslim convert…

Suspect in attack on 2 soldiers in Quebec ‘had become radicalized’

The man who allegedly struck two soldiers with his car in Quebec and was killed after a police chase had become “radicalized” and was known to federal authorities, the Prime Minister’s Office said Monday.

They used bullets and cars . . .

“Zehaf-Bibeau had connections to at least one jihadist who went to Syria to wage jihad, and Rouleau listened to what the Islamic State was saying, and “did his part” in Canada. What was the Islamic State saying? Late in September, the Islamic State’s spokesman, Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani, urged Muslims to murder non-Muslims in the West. “Rely upon Allah,” he thundered, “and kill him in any manner or way however it may be. Do not ask for anyone’s advice and do not seek anyone’s verdict. Kill the disbeliever whether he is civilian or military, for they have the same ruling.” He also addressed Western non-Muslims: “You will not feel secure even in your bedrooms. You will pay the price when this crusade of yours collapses, and thereafter we will strike you in your homeland, and you will never be able to harm anyone afterwards.”

Al-Adnani told Muslims to murder non-Muslims with any weapon at hand, or anything that could be used as a weapon: “If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him.” Zehaf-Bibeau found a bullet. Rouleau found a car.”

- Canada’s Jihad Denial

The Sabbath Project


This upcoming Shabbat (Sabbath), October 24-25, Shabbat Noach, and the last before turning the clock, has been declared “Israeli Shabbat”. . .
“Israeli Shabbat” is happening parallel to the global initiative “The Shabbos Project” which hopes to bring together Jews worldwide to keep the Sabbath.

-Unity: Religious and Secular Families Come Together for Shabbat

See: The Shabbos Project

Stephen Sizer and Friends Are No Friends of Israel

Has Stephen Sizer gone too far?


Sizer Claims Christian Zionists the Same as ISIS and Al Qeada
October 13

Rev Stephen Sizer, notorious anti-Zionist, appears yet again on Iranian propaganda channel Press TV, denting his academic credibility even further, as he claimed his fellow Christians who support Israel – Christian Zionists, are really no different from ISIS or Al Qaeda (3:38)! However Christian Zionists, even in their “extreme form”, (which is defined as supporting building homes for the wrong people (Jews) in the wrong place), are not chopping off people’s heads, slaughtering people who hold the wrong theology or practice, nor selling non-Muslim girls in to sex slavery. When Christianity was involved in its own Jihad during the Crusades, it was not Christian Zionists who took up arms, rather those who believed God had cast off the Jews and taken their land from them who went to war, urged on by clergymen like Sizer!

More here:


Sizer in Iran to Talk Christian Jihad Against Israel
October 2

Stephen Sizer

Crusading Anti-Zionist vicar Stephen Sizer is in Iran once again, this time to “expose” the Zionist lobby in England at an anti-Israel conference in Tehran. Presumably RPP will feature in his presentation to all those peace-loving anti-Zionist moderates gathered in Iran, as we made his official Zionist Lobby listing here.

Sizer is also quite happy to implicate his fellow Christians who support Israel, to the gathered hordes of Israel haters by shaping them all into one, easy to stereotype, big Zionist Lobby. Sizer doesn’t even think the Jews were the Chosen People! One can only imagine what wonders of nuance and moderation Sizer will display with is talk titled “Christian Jihad vs. Christian Zionism”? or his part in the discussion group pejoratively titled “Christian Responsibility against Systemic Iniquity”

. . . So not only is Sizer a patsy for the Iranian regime’s propaganda channel Press TV, he will also travel to their propaganda conference in Iran. Sizer is used to sharing conference podiums with extreme anti-Semites whilst claiming he is not. . .

More here:

Stephen Sizer


Stephen Sizer has been very busy spreading his message since 2004, when Paul Wilkinson, after attending the Sabeel conference at its beginning, saw him here:

“…the Lord prompted me so clearly to go out to Israel for the very first time and witness this movement called Sabeel, and see all these evangelical leaders assembling in Jerusalem, basically, to condemn Israel, to condemn the United States for supporting Israel, and to condemn all Christians for supporting Israel based on a literal interpretation of the Word of God, and that’s where I met men like Stephen Sizer, Gary Burge, Donald Wagner—leading evangelicals within the Anglican and Presbyterian churches who, as I mentioned in a previous program, lined up with Yasser Arafat and gave him their support and their endorsement, and that shows you the power of this movement I’ve termed, “Christian Palestinianism,” that Yasser Arafat would want to meet with this group involved with the Sabeel conference.”

Source: Paul Wilkinson, T. A. McMahon & Paul Wilkinson (Part 4)

In 2010, Stephen Sizer was prominently featured in the anti-Israel film “With God on Our Side.”[1] Besides Sizer, the cast of this movie also included Ron Dart and Gary Burge.

Next week Gary Burge and Ron Dart, Sizer’s associates and partners in his anti-Israel campaign, will be speaking at a mini conference[2] in Canada.

Next spring, Gary Burge and another associate of Sizer’s, Donald Wagner, will be speaking at the upcoming Friends of Sabeel Conference[3] in Canada.

Pro-Israel Canadians who are very proud of their Prime Minister’s staunch support of Israel can either hang their heads in shame that such conferences could take place on Canadian soil, or they can plan to attend and support Israel.


[1] See: Turning Churches Against Israel @
Also see: 2010 Film “With God on Our Side” – Championed by Jim Wallis, Tony Campolo, Brian McLaren & Steve Haas (World Vision) – Has Changed the Minds of Evangelicals
By Jan Markell of 
Olive Tree Ministries



Church of England Vicar Denies Backing “Anti-Semitic Hate-fest” in Iran

Israeli prof.: US lagging behind on Ebola precautions

Israeli prof.: US lagging behind on Ebola precautions
Screening passengers using infrared cameras is a no-brainer, says BGU’s Leslie Lobel, who has been working on cure for a decade

The airport screening of passengers for Ebola using infrared cameras to detect temperatures is a simple, obvious precautionary measure, said an Israeli expert in the field.

According to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Professor Leslie Lobel, “the world has been asleep for 50 years regarding infectious diseases and Ebola is the wake-up call.”

Lobel is a world-recognized virologist who has studied the virus and others emanating from the African continent.

“Fifty years ago, we were dealing with eradicating polio, smallpox and yellow fever which had similarly high mortality rates. Today, most of the world seems to understand the need to screen passengers in airports using infrared cameras for elevated temperature as a simple precaution — the US is lagging behind,” said Dr. Lobel. . .

More here:

More on the upcoming anti-Zionist mini conference . . .

For all those who have expressed a serious interest in attending next week’s anti-Zionist lectures by Gary Burge and Ron Dart, Olive Press is posting the following research helps:

To get an idea of Ron Dart’s view on Christian Zionism, watch a discussion between Prof. Ron Dart of UFV and Vladika Lazar about the phenomenon of Christian Zionism in Canada, here:

To understand the views of Dr. Gary Burge of Wheaton College as he shares about “Theology of the Land in the New Testament” at Christ at the Checkpoint 2012, watch here:

Also in regards to Gary Burge’s beliefs regarding Israel, the following is an excerpt from an article written by pro-Zionist warrior Jim Fletcher this August, during the height of the Gaza conflict. Please read the entire article if you plan to attend the mini conference next week.

Israel’s battle of the Burge
AUGUST 29, 2014 by Jim Fletcher

At a time when jihadists are not only slaughtering innocents, but also advancing their media war by using religious dupes in America to advance their political goals, it is distressing — catastrophic, really — to see Israel’s old enemies in the American church continue to blame the victim

Gary Burge, a professor of theology at Wheaton College, the storied evangelical institution in Chicago (and home of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism), has penned another polemic that distorts the situation in Gaza.

Curiously, Palestinian apologists like Burge accept the label “evangelical” when in fact their ideologies align far more with mainline, liberal/leftist denominations. Others who fall into this camp are Tony Campolo, Brian McLaren, and Bill and Lynne Hybels. In fact, I believe they accept the evangelical label in order to dupe real evangelicals.
In an August 26 piece for The World Post (“A Partnership of the Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute on Governance”), Burge once again castigates Israel. An important initial reaction to note when reading “Gaza: Some Secrets Few Will Say Aloud” is that Burge never tells his readers that Gazans elected Hamas. An avalanche of such inconvenient facts is meaningless to a propaganda hack like Burge, whose animus for Jews and for Israel is now legendary.

(In a bizarre introduction to his post, Burge described sitting in a Phoenix airport and overhearing men advocate bombing Gaza “back to the stone age.” Burge then decided to move a few seats over because: “Besides. This was Arizona and I was in ‘conceal-carry’ central.” Did he really think he might be shot? This little aside allows Burge to caricature conservatives as wild-eyed loose cannons, literally.)

Much of what follows in his post is garden-variety Israel-bashing, as Burge begins by alleging that Israel, during the War of Independence, forced 750,000 Arabs from their homes. Comically, he cites Benny Morris and Ilan Pappe as authorities on this subject. No mention of the Jews forced from Arab countries in the same period, either.
He then gets into the numbers game regarding casualties since Operation Protective Edge began, telegraphing his lack of empathy over Jewish deaths: “And on the Israeli side: 67 (mostly) soldiers have died.”

Burge ends that section of his post with this:

“The bottom line: Israel has been actively bombing Gaza for a long time.”

Does Burge know this is factually not true? Would it matter if he did?


*Please read the rest of this article here:

Once again, these have been posted here for research purposes. Olive Press does not share the views of Burge or Dart on Israel or Christian Zionism.

For those who can’t find the details for their upcoming lectures next week, as well as the Friends of Sabeel anti-Zionist conference next spring, see previous post, or click here:

Anti-Zionist Lectures in Canada

Anti-Zionist Lectures in Canada

Previously, Olive Press reported on the Facing the New Jerusalem Conference: Face-to-Face with Christian Zionism and with Palestinian Christians by Friends of Sabeel. Originally scheduled for this October in the Lower Mainland of B.C., Canada, it has been postponed until spring 2015. (See the information and reasons for concern as previously posted on this blog here: Canadian Friends of Sabeel or Enemies of Israel?)

Christians who support Israel and are aware of this upcoming anti-Zionist conference next spring may also be interested in a lecture series next week. It seems to be the precursor to next year’s Friends of Sabeel conference (at the same location). This mini-conference is also supported by Canadian Friends of Sabeel and endorsed by the political science department at UFV[1]. Here is the information:

Challenging Christian Zionism: Canadian Roots and Responses

October 24 & 25, 2014 

AbbotsfordOctober 24, 2014 – 7 p.m.
 University of the Fraser Valley (m. B101) [2]

VancouverOctober 25, 2014 – 9:30 a.m.
 St. Mary’s Anglican Church [3]


anti-Zionist lectures poster

Speaker Series on Christian Zionism focusing on the Canadian roots to this false theology, the undermines the biblical message of love, mercy and justice and how the insidious form of Christian zionism creates obstacles to a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis.

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Gary Burge
  Professor of New Testament
  Wheaton College

Prof. Ron Dart  Professor of Political Science and Religious Studies  University of the Fraser Valley


book launch by the presenters!



Since these (anti-Zionist) lectures are about what Christian Zionists believe, it is interesting that no Christian Zionists have been invited to speak at this event. May those who know the truth spread the news and plan on attending to support Israel. The future direction of students with impressionable minds may depend on it.

*Note: is it any coincidence that this event has been scheduled on a Friday night and Saturday (Shabbat) when observant Jews will not be able to attend?



[2] University of the Fraser Valley
 (Lecture Theatre), 33844 King Rd, Abbotsford, B.C.
[3] St Mary’s church, 2490 W37th Ave in Vancouver, B.C.


*Additional info:

For a primer on the viewpoints of lecturer Gary Burge, see these:

*Read Review of Gary Burge’s “Whose Land? Whose Promise?” by Calvin Smith here:

*Read the archives on Gary Burge at the following sites:


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