Israel: More Friends Than Foes

Israel: More Friends Than Foes [Excerpts]

Headlines tell the frightening stories of the genocidal slaughter of believers abroad. Israel, too, is under attack— literally and figuratively. Part of this battle involves evangelicals turning away from Israel to support the creation of a Palestinian state.

This anti-Israel campaign repudiates biblical doctrine, endorses Arab revisionist propaganda and claims Israel is illegally occupying Arab land and imposing apartheid-like conditions on the Palestinians. Furthermore, Millennials are being recruited to fashion a pro-Palestinian evangelical opinion regarding the Israeli-Arab peace process.

While social media highlight this movement, they do not change the fact that the argument that evangelicals are deserting Israel is flawed.

Devotees of “Christ at the Checkpoint,” a group of evangelicals dedicated to reclaiming the “prophetic role in bringing peace, justice and reconciliation in Palestine and Israel,” are clearly pro-Palestinian. They embrace Replacement Theology, the belief that God is finished with Israel as a nation and has installed the church as the true “Israel of God.” This position negates God’s promises, etched in Scripture, of (1) Israel’s future restoration; (2) a Messianic Kingdom on Earth; and (3) glory for Jacob and his posterity, including full land rights to the inheritance in the Middle East. Undoubtedly, the Jewish return to Israel is theologically unsettling to Replacement practitioners. And gentlemanly disagreement has turned into a united front among Replacement adherents to discredit the opposition. This spring’s reconciliation between Hamas leaders in Gaza and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas is a terrorist union based on absurdity. Purportedly, the agreement includes working toward a two-state solution that recognizes Israel’s existence.

Yet, Hamas has fired thousands of missiles into Jewish towns in an attempt to kill as many Israeli men, women and children as possible. Hamas’s very charter enshrines its commitment to eradicate Israel. Additionally, Abbas oversees an unremitting incitement campaign against Israel, praising suicide attackers who have drenched Israeli streets with innocent blood.

Professing believers in Christ who align themselves with anti-Semites defame Bible-believing Christians and demonize Israelis. . .

More here:

http://www.thebereancall.org/content/israel-more-friends-foes

New Date for Sabeel Conference Next Spring

The Canadian Friends of Sabeel anti-Zionist conference which was postponed until next spring has now been officially rescheduled and will take place next April. All those wishing to stand for Israel, take note.

Facing the New Jerusalem:
Face-to-Face with Christian Zionism and with Palestinian Christians

April 23 – 25, 2015

Vancouver B.C.

necefsabeel.ca

Learn more. . .

*This blog post is all about the Canadian Friends of Sabeel conference which was originally going to take place this October but was postponed (TBA) to spring of 2015:
Canadian Friends of Sabeel or Enemies of Israel? (UPDATED)
http://olivepress.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/friends-of-sabeel-canada/

*This blog post is about the mini lecture event that was scheduled in its place:
Anti-Zionist Lectures in Canada
http://olivepress.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/anti-zionist-lectures-in-canada/
More on the upcoming anti-Zionist mini conference
http://olivepress.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/more-on-the-upcoming-anti-zionist-mini-conference/

*This is how the mini lecture event turned out:
A Night at the anti-Israel Improv
http://olivepress.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/a-night-at-the-anti-israel-improv/

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Learn about the Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) conference that took place in Portland, Oregon, here:

McLaren’s Palestinian Justice Speech, Part 1
http://mennolite.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/mclarens-palestinian-justice-speech-part-1/
McLaren’s Palestinian Justice Speech, Part 2
http://mennolite.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/mclarens-palestinian-justice-speech-part-2/

Bethlehem Bible College – purveyor of anti-Israel propaganda

Bethlehem Bible College – purveyor of anti-Israel propaganda
by Tricia Miller

According to its website, Bethlehem Bible College (BBC) is a Christian college founded for the purpose of training leaders to serve local Arab churches and communities.

BBC affirms the National Association of Evangelicals’ Statement of Faith and believes the Bible to be the authoritative word of God.


But there is another side to BBC not evident on their website. The school has a deeply entrenched anti-Israel position, demonstrated through statements and publications of leaders associated with the school, and the biennial “Christ at the Checkpoint” conferences it sponsors. Most recently, its media center produced a video that employs numerous errors and false accusations in a blatant attempt to demonize Israel.


The video, Bethlehem Voices on Gaza , was made during Operation Protective Edge and was posted on YouTube on August 8, 2014. The production purports to “interview people on the streets of Bethlehem regarding the war in Gaza.”

Read the rest of this article that appears in the November 2014 Jerusalem Post Christian Edition, here:

http://new.jpost.com/Christian-News/Bethlehem-Bible-College-purveyor-of-anti-Israel-propaganda-379858

At Berkeley, Israel is worse than IS

At Berkeley, Israel is worse than IS
Video experiment shows students unmoved by jihadist flag, while Israeli flag draws angry charges of genocide and child murder

The question of whether Israel is worse than the Islamic State terror group has mostly been settled in the Jewish state’s favor, outside of certain Middle Eastern capitals at least, but on one American college campus it’s apparently not so clear.

A video posted online this week shows filmmaker Ari Horowitz waving an Islamic State flag and an Israel flag on the campus of the University of California Berkeley to test which garners the more public condemnation.

Dismally, campus-goers were outraged to see the blue and white, while the brutal IS terror group got nary a shout.

More here:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/at-berkeley-israel-is-worse-than-is/#!

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Fear in Jerusalem

But the LORD of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. Isaiah 8:13

Fear of terrorists pervades mood in Jerusalem
Following terror attack at synagogue, residents and visitors in the capital are increasingly vigilant, uncertain.

As a group of young Jewish men danced and sang Am Yisrael Chai while hoisting Israeli flags in downtown Jerusalem’s Zion Square Wednesday afternoon, several nearby residents and visitors to the capital expressed pronounced fear and uncertainly following the Har Nof massacre a day earlier.

Ofer, an Israeli in his 30s who asked that his last name not be published, said he is unable to walk the streets without a foreboding sense of dread.

“I’m not feeling good about yesterday because when I walk outside I now look in every direction – in front, behind, to my sides,” he said.

“I feel fear. I think [the violence] will stop at some point, but it’s very difficult to stop. And even if it does, it will start again.”

More here:

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Fear-of-terrorists-pervades-mood-in-Jerusalem-382315

Video warns ‘Zionists’ that car attacks are coming

Video warns ‘Zionists’ that car attacks are coming
Animated clip, posted to Shehab News Agency’s Facebook page, shows vehicle hitting victim at bus stop

A music video clip posted to a Palestinian news agency web page on Wednesday warns “Zionists” that they can be killed at any time in a car attack and advises they “run away” before being sent to their graves . . .

Read more: Video warns ‘Zionists’ that car attacks are coming | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/video-warns-zionists-that-car-attacks-are-coming/#ixzz3JY7umEyT

Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel

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