Pro-Israel Christians and Jews Unite

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Before noon on Wednesday, September 21st, scores of stalwart Christian supporters of Israel, along with sizeable contingents of Jews, poured into Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near the United Nations to express their indignation over the unilateral Palestinian bid for statehood, expected to take place on Friday as part of the annual UN General Assembly meeting. Sponsors of the rally said that a coalition of close to 50 Christian and Jewish organizations, along with the Israeli government, had taken part in mobilizing over 5000 people to attend under the banner of the “Eagles Wings Coalition Council.” Many rally participants had traveled from across the United States and Canada to attend.

Just as President Barack Obama concluded his address to the General Assembly in which he exhorted the Palestinians to abandon their quest for a unilateral declaration of statehood at the United Nations, speaker after speaker underscored the irrefragable anti-Semitism and blatant anti-Israel predilections that have come to define the mantra of the UN.  According to UN Watch in Geneva, over the last five years, the UN Human Rights Council has adopted 70 resolutions condemning specific nations, and 40 of those have been levied against Israel. Likewise, the General Assembly has adopted approximately 20 anti-Israel resolutions each year, compared to only half a dozen targeting other countries.

The demonstrators also roundly condemned the Durban III conference that is scheduled to take place tomorrow and marks the 10th anniversary of the first Durban Conference in South Africa. The ostensible agenda of the UN sponsored conference was to have addressed issues of global racism, sexism and xenophobia, but rapidly morphed into a series of forums in which anti-Israel non-governmental organizations used their time to propagandize against the Jewish state.

“The original Durban conference equated Zionism with racism,” said Robert Stearns, director of Eagle’s Wings. “Thankfully, the United States government and many others have not participated in the Durban conference, and yet it continues. A Durban event in Geneva went so far as to invite the president of Iran as the keynote speaker. When he’s your keynote speaker at a human rights rally, you should know there’s a problem,” he added. In addition to the U.S. and Israel, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom are boycotting Durban III.

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  • NoteBene

    These 'Christians' are no friends of the Jews. Their vision is the return of Jesus Christ and the casting of all who do not accept Him into a lake of eternal fire. Thanks but no thanks.

    To them, we Jews are sacrificial lambs.

    To us, they're useful idiots.

    • Miriam

      Were you there? Do you listen to what our Christian supporters say ? Have you checked into CUFI ?

      You are so wrong and foolish. You are spouting a refrain that may have been true 20 years ago, but no longer. Robert Stearns said in his closing remarks: "The sin of the Christians of the 1930s is not going to be repeated," and he meant it and so did all those thousands who traveled from all parts of this country to be present at the UN yesterday

      This is a new generation of Christians that has a much more sophisticated understanding of their relationship to Jews and Judaism and also of the existential threat to themselves and to the democratic way of life. Thank God for them and for their support. If it were not for these Christians, Jews and Israel would be totally isolated today. The potential for disaster now is greater than it was in the 30s. Then it was only Nazi Germany and there were safe havens in the world. Today it is the 1.5 billion Muslims and the slow and steady elimination of safe havens. Europe is being Islamified; the toleration of anti-Semitism on college campuses in the US and Canada is appalling; Israel is totally surrounded. Anyone who is not self-absorbed recognizes how terrifyingly frightening the current situation is. It is time to wake up and to recognize who are our friends and to be grateful to them for extending a hand of friendship.

      I walked around yesterday, saying 'Thank you', 'Thank you' with tears in my eyes. Rabbi Kermaier also said 'Thank you, Thank you'.

      People who know history can see what lies ahead. To know that there are people who are willing to walk by your side and to face the coming onslaught with you – melts one's heart with inexpressible gratitude. And to know this is to recognize that our religion has been a light to the Gentiles, that even though there is evil, there is also massive goodness in the world.

      I wish you a good New Year and I wish that in the coming year you open your eyes to the terrible reality that is shaping up and that you open your heart to accept help from wherever it comes.

      • NotaBene

        Have I looked into CUFI? Where do you think I got my information? John Hagee is a big proponent of all this apocalyptic Revelations stuff.

        These Christians 9if you want to call them that) are not our friends. We are nothing but tools to them.

  • Madigan

    I hardly think you speak for the Jews.Maybe for the self-hating Jews who vote liberal.

  • Mari

    Just as Ruth did not leave her mother in-law Naomi we Christians will not leave you alone…Scripture says… But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD punish me severely if I allow anything but death to separate us!” When Naomi saw that Ruth was determined to go with her, she said nothing more.

    We true Christians not fake Christians serve The Lord Almighty.

    He says “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

    To you we may be idiots but to God we are His children obeying His law.

    The Great I am knows that when we stand by you we mean it even if it means dying with you. Just as Christ gave His life to save all of humanity.

    You may call Him an idiot but God calls Him His Son. It doesn’t matter how we Christians are viewed or called by the world what matters is what God thinks of us. And so we try our hardest to live a life in obedience according to His will. And His will is to see you Israelites saved, safe and prosperous in the promised land.

    • NotaBene

      Uh,anybody who is actually a Christian views themselves (the Christians) as the Israelities, not the Jews. Nowhere in Christianity is the idea that some people who are not saved through Christ's redemption (if you believe that only through Christ are we saved) will be 'saved' anyway.

      • Miriam

        NotaBene – Replying to this and to your earlier comment about John Hagee.

        John Hagee does believe in the apocalypse to come. But that doesn't stop him from supporting Israel.

        With regard to his stand on those who do not accept Jesus being destined to hell fire, here is an extract from the web page

        "San Antonio mega church pastor John C. Hagee is a well known evangelical leader, but it’s what you may not know about John Hagee that might surprise you. For example:

        "Did you know that John Hagee flatly refuses to preach the gospel to Jews and is on record stating as much?

        "His warped theology is known as dual covenant theology and is a satanic lie. As Dr. David Reagan well said this false doctrine 'is one of the most convoluted forms of anti-Semitism because it is willing, in the name of love, to allow millions of Jews to go to hell'.

        "The Houston Chronicle reported:

        “ 'John Hagee, fundamentalist pastor from San Antonio and friend of Israel, is truly a strange fish. … The man has a mission. He’s out to attack anti-Semitism. He also believes that Jews can come to God without going through Jesus Christ.'

        "The Houston newspaper then quoted Hagee’s own shocking words:
        'I’m not trying to convert the Jewish people to the Christian faith.'

        "And further revealed:
        'In fact, trying to convert Jews is a ‘waste of time,’ he said. ‘The Jewish person who has his roots in Judaism is not going to convert to Christianity. There is no form of Christian evangelism that has failed so miserably as evangelizing the Jewish people. They (already) have a faith structure.’ Everyone else, whether Buddhist or Baha’i, needs to believe in Jesus, he says. But not Jews. Jews already have a covenant with God that has never been replaced by Christianity, he says.' "

        It is important to know your enemies. It is equally important to know who your friends are.

  • NotaBene

    And the theological basis for this is what? or is it simply a cynical political ploy to bring in Jewish support?

  • LooeyNoorey

    For dessert the internet offers a delicious selection for anyone who can at least spell "Israel." It is titled "Mikey Weinstein, Jesus-Basher." (Preview: No, it wasn't Falwell, Hagee or any other Christian who predicted that in the future two-thirds of those in Israel will be killed. Read above article to find out who really did predict this!)