Pro-Israel Christians and Jews Unite

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Saying that everyone attending the rally serves as “watchmen on the wall of Israel,” he poiinted to the religious rights granted to minorities in Israel, as well as rights for women and said that Israel is “the only democracy in the Middle East.”

“I believe that all of us who worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob found in the Bible see the modern state of Israel as an expression of God’s fidelity to his friend Abraham,” he said, “so we are concerned and pay attention to what’s happening in Israel.”

As organizational and community leaders gathered on the stage, the rally attendees held aloft signs saying, “Stop the UN Double Standards,” “Israel: We Stand With You,”  “Jews Want Peace: Arabs Want Pieces,” and “Denounce Durban III,” while a sea of blue and white Israeli flags were also raised.

“The whole land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people,” said Helen Freedman, the executive director of Americans For a Safe Israel (AFSI). “The unilateral declaration of independence is very, very dangerous, because what it does is signal to the Arabs that they now have a state. There’s no legitimacy to their claim for a state, but the population will get the message that they do have entitlement and the whole situation will really spiral out of control,” she declared.

Roz Rothstein, national director of the pro-Israel student advocacy organization “StandWithUs,” said, “Today we are all Israelis.” Pointing to the UN, she quipped, “In that building over there, they are fools. They have turned right and wrong upside down. They have turned evil and good upside down.”

“Do not compromise in the name of peace. Do not even talk about peace when the other does not want it,” intoned Simon Deng, a refugee from the Sudan and a former slave. Calling himself a “friend of the State of Israel,” he drew wild applause from the crowd when he called for “an undivided Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.” Spotlighting the horrific hypocrisy of the world body, Deng said, “The UN is turning a blind eye to racism in the Islamic world while condemning democratic Israel.”

Focusing on the escalating genocidal agenda emanating from Tehran, the deputy speaker of the Knesset, Danny Danon, said, “Inside the UN today you can see hatred against the Jewish people. President Obama, you have to wake up and you have to show leadership and you have to deal with the threat that is coming from Iran.”

Other speakers included Herb London of the Hudson Institute; Dr. Marvin Belsky of the Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam (HRCARI); Richard Allen of JCC Watch; Bishop Carlton T. Brown, from Harlem, who spoke on behalf of 15 uptown churches; and Rabbi Yaakov Y. Kermaier, the spiritual leader of Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue Synagogue and president of the New York Board of Rabbis.

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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!)