Mr. President, You are NO Friend of Israel

Mr. President, You are NO Friend of Israel
By Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison , CP Op-Ed Contributors

President Obama, you recently gave an interview to Israeli television claiming you are “the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat in this office.” That’s so far from the truth even a GPS cannot find it.

First, there was George Washington. His address to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport in 1790 was the first time in history any national leader spoke to the Jews as fully equal fellow citizens. Then, there was Thomas Jefferson, who thought the Great Seal of the United States should have been the Children of Israel and their Exodus from Egyptian bondage. President Lincoln was so beloved by American Jews that they called him “Rabbi Abraham.”

Then there was FDR. President Roosevelt met the first King of Saudi Arabia. He didn’t bow to him, Sir, as you did to that desert despot’s son. But President Franklin D. Roosevelt insisted on holding Divine Services on board his warship, the USS Quincy, before his Sunday meeting with the Saudi king. Roosevelt got nowhere pleading with King Adbul Azziz for a homeland for the Jews. But at least he maintained his dignity and our national honor. . .

More here:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/mr-president-you-are-no-friend-of-israel-139980/

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Justice…for Israel?

Justice…for Israel?
by Jim Fletcher
Prophecy Matters

I am just returning from the Justice Conference, a two-day affair in Chicago. From the website:

“Our vision is to serve the discovery of ideas, celebrate the beauty of justice, and foster a community of people who live justice together. Now, more than ever, people of faith need to come together to wrestle with the injustice in our world. This is the time. This is the place.”

I have many thoughts about the conference, and will be writing and speaking about it more in the coming weeks, but for now I want to focus on two things: Israel and Bible prophecy. . .

Read more of Jim Fletcher’s June 8, 2015 entry, HERE.

***Also see these important articles:

Justice Conference Mainstreams Cornel West to Evangelical Millennial Audience
June 6, 2015
Jim Fletcher, Prophecy Matters
http://www.prophecymattersisrael.com/#!Justice-Conference-Mainstreams-Cornel-West-to-Evangelical-Millennial-Audience/c165a/557309590cf219f1772a5ed7

PM Analysis: Israel, Christian Zionists Marginalized at Justice Conference
June 5, 2015
Jim Fletcher, director, Prophecy Matters
http://www.prophecymattersisrael.com/#!PM-Analysis-Israel-Christian-Zionists-Marginalized-at-Justice-Conference/c165a/55720a1b0cf219f177290502

A One-Sided Attack on Zionism

A One-Sided Attack on Zionism
The many problems with the documentary ‘With God on Our Side.’
Gerald McDermott

The documentary With God on Our Side is anything but balanced. It does not give “both sides their due” but instead interviews only Israelis on the far left and ignores Christian Zionists who defend the rights of Palestinians. The result is a one-sided attack on Israel that treats social and political realities with the same ideological insouciance which the documentary assigns to John Hagee and his band.
One interviewee in the film claims—without rebuttal—that Jews did not live in the land for two thousand years. The truth is that Jewish communities have lived in the land through all this time, flourishing in Jerusalem, Galilee and coastal cities in the 9th and 11th centuries, and then rebounding after being massacred by Crusaders in the 12th century. By the early 19th century, long before the rise of Zionism, more than ten thousand Jews lived in what is now Israel. . .

Read more here:

http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2011/january/one-sided-attack-on-zionism.html

FOUR THINGS NATALIE PORTMAN GETS RIGHT WHEN TALKING ABOUT ISRAEL

FOUR THINGS NATALIE PORTMAN GETS RIGHT WHEN TALKING ABOUT ISRAEL

Read headlines about Natalie Portman’s recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, and you would be forgiven for thinking that the 2010 Oscar winner appointed herself as Israel’s chief critic by virtue of her cinema stardom – a move that would not be so unusual for most Hollywood elites. But if you read the interview itself, you will find that Portman deserves credit and emulation for the careful way in which she discusses Israel, her Jewish faith, and the importance of principled parenting.

Here are four principles Portman applied that we all would do well to imitate:

Read these on the Philos Project, here:

http://philosproject.org/four-things-natalie-portman-does-right-when-talking-about-israel/

Anti-Jew, Anti-Israel, Replacement Theology Movie

Anti-Jew, Anti-Israel, Replacement Theology Movie

“It was the spirit of anti-christ that brought [the Jews] back to the Promised Land.” (Pastor Steven Anderson at 41:02 in Marching To Zion)

Steven Anderson, quoting 2 Chronicles 19:2, says, “The Bible teaches that if we help an ungodly and wicked nation like Israel, we’ll have God’s wrath on us.” (1:04:38)

Watch movie and read review here:

http://mywordlikefire.com/2015/06/09/anti-jew-anti-israel-replacement-theology-movie/

Jerusalem-born Americans can’t list Israel as birthplace

US Supreme Court: Jerusalem-born Americans can’t list Israel as birthplace
In landmark ruling backing president’s stance, legal body strikes down law permitting US citizens to cite Jewish state on passport

WASHINGTON (AP) — The US Supreme Court struck down a disputed law Monday that would have allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their US passports in an important ruling that underscores the president’s authority in foreign affairs.

The court ruled 6-3 that Congress overstepped its bounds when it approved the law in 2002. It would have forced the State Department to alter its longstanding policy of not listing Israel as the birthplace for Jerusalem-born Americans.

More here:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-supreme-court-jerusalem-born-americans-cant-list-israel-as-birthplace/

Netanyahu Blasts World’s Silence on New Gaza Rocket Attacks on Israel

Netanyahu Blasts World’s Silence on New Gaza Rocket Attacks on Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sharply criticized the international community for what he called “silence” in response to multiple Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel during the past two weeks.

“I have not heard anyone in the international community condemn this firing; neither has [the] U.N. said a word,” Netanyahu said during his weekly cabinet meeting Sunday. “It will be interesting if this silence continues when we use our full strength to uphold our right to defend ourselves.”

More here:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/06/07/netanyahu-blasts-worlds-silence-on-new-gaza-rocket-attacks-on-israel/