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For The Record
January - February 2007
Bibi the Prophet
ike many today, former Israeli Prime of Natanyahu’s assessment.
Minister Benjamin Natanyahu has Now comes former Secretary of State
made the obvious connection James Baker, a proven Arabist with an anti-
between Nazi Germany of the 30’s and Zionist record. His Iraq Study Group, along
Jihadist Iran of today. Speaking to the delegates with the tainted counsel of former National
of the annual United Jewish Communities Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, (see the
General Assembly, Natanyahu declared Lekarev Report on page 5) would have us
repeatedly, “It’s 1938 and Iran is Germany.” believe that the key to the solution in Iraq is to
James M. Hutchens
Incredibly, the reported response of the crowd solve the Israel-Palestinian problem. Say what?
was tepid. At best he was largely damned with Contriving this connection serves only the pur-
faint praise. Is it possible that many in the mod- poses of the anti-Israel forces in Iraq, Iran, the mate control in spite of the dark clouds loom-
ern secular/liberal Jewish community in Palestinians and much to our shame, too much ing. “The Lord has established His throne in heav-
America are in the same state of denial as many of American leadership and policy makers. en and his kingdom rules over all.” (Psalm
of the Jews were in Germany in the 30’s? Furthermore, they tell us we should 103:19). Not only is God in control, but he has
“It’s 1938 and Iran is Germany. And Iran is embrace Iran because they have the capacity to placed in authority those whom He has cho-
racing to arm itself with atomic bombs,” control the sectarian violence on Iraq. The sen for His purposes. “The Most High is sover-
Natanyahu declared to his audience that we trade off, as Dick Morris notes well in his arti- eign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to
must “believe him and stop him — this we cle, Baker’s Sellout Plan on page 19, will be to anyone He wishes and sets over them the lowliest of
must do. Everything else pales before this.” allow Iran to fulfill its nuclear ambitions. In a men.” (Daniel 4:17).
With Israel’s preemptive strike against Iraq’s word we are going to supercharge Iran’s race Further, there is the sobering reality of
nuclear reactor in June of 1981 as a precedent, for the atomic bomb. Unbelievably, we are fac- God’s words. “I will bless those who bless you and
Natanyahu predicted that stopping Iran ing the same “peace in our time” crowd that him who curses you, I will curse.” (Genesis 12:3).
required “preemptive leadership. Preemption was wooed and won by Prime Minister Only God knows, but there are those alive
requires will and vision.” “No one,” he pro- Chamberlain in 1939. (see Suzanne Fields’ today in our beloved America as well as else-
claimed, “will defend the Jews if the Jews don’t article on page 12). And unless we awaken where who put themselves under this curse
defend themselves — Iran’s nuclear ambitions from this insanity — from this flight from because of their treatment of the Jews. There
must be stopped.” Only the delusional leader- common sense, we can expect the same, are also those who break God’s command-
ship in the U.S. and Israel will deny the reality beginning with an attempt to annihilate the ments and covenants, of whom it is written,
Jews, unprecedent- they shall be called “least in the Kingdom of
ed war and devasta- God.” (Matthew 5:19).
tion, only this with On a more positive note, we are pleased
Islamic Jihadism. to announce that Walid Shoebat will be serv-
First the Saturday ing as a Contributing Editor for our maga-
people, the Jews. zine with an article in each forthcoming issue.
Then the Sunday (see his article on page 8). Walid’s story (Why
people, the I Left Jihad) is one of God’s triumphants of
Christians. grace. Born in Bethlehem and raised as a
It is imperative, committed Muslim, he joined Yasser Arafat’s
especially for PLO terrorists. When later confronted with
Christian Zionists, the gospel of Jesus Christ, he believed and
to consider all this in was transformed. He is convinced that it is
light of the Scriptures. the transforming power of Jesus alone as
We do believe that revealed in the Gospel that can change radi-
God is sovereign cal, jihadist Muslims. Welcome Walid, we are
Jim Hutchens and Walid Shoebat and remains in ulti- honored to partner with you. JC
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Reverse of U.S. Policy The JerUSAlem Connection
Toward Israel International
mericans — be aware! The cards in Since [then], every Palestinian and Israeli
Washington are stacked against verbal pronouncement has been tuned to
Israel these days. An unfortunate the wavelengths of Bush and his secretary of
combination has emerged of a president state Condoleezza Rice. She will join him in 1. To inform, educate, and
who regards the Jewish state as strategically Amman and lead the effort to bring Israeli activate support for Israel and
weak and a group of key U.S. advisers on the and Palestinian leaders together. Her mis- the Jewish people.
administration’s new Iraqi policy who are sion will be to extract results from these 2. To serve as advocates of
drawn from the most anti-Israeli US admin- encounters to be used in turn to persuade Christian Zionism
istrations of the past. The Olmert govern- Arab rulers to lend the United States a help-
Christian Zionism is the support
ment must of necessity brace itself for a peri- ing hand on the Iraq crisis.
of the modern State of Israel as a
od of intensive American pressure to cede In plain terms, Israel is to be the “sacri- partial fulfillment of God’s covenant
ever more assets to curry favor with the fice” for solving the Iraq dilemma. promise to provide a national home-
Arabs. This is the present situation. The brain behind this new strategy land for the Jewish people, in antici-
The situation which the Bush belongs to Brent Scowcroft, national securi- pation of their ultimate redemption.
Administration is facing in Iraq has created a ty adviser to three Republican presidents,
dilemma which necessitates reversing the Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and George “For Zion’s sake I will not
U.S. policy of support for Israel in order to Bush Sr. He is emerging as the live wire keep silent” – Isaiah 62:1
gain help from the Arab nations with regard behind the latest US foreign policy depar-
to Iraq. The feared diplomatic nightmare tures and the pivotal figure behind the In this time of growing interna-
for Israel is now a reality. Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group. tional anti-Israel, anti-Zionist, and
Hamas was quick to pick up the new tune Scowcroft was the first American strate- anti-Semitic action in churches,
emanating from Washington. Its leaders and gic thinker to say out loud what intelligence governments, and academia, we
Mahmoud Abbas declared a hurried cease- has been reporting since early August — stand in solidarity with Israel and
fire to take advantage of the US president’s namely, that George Bush and his key advis- the Jewish people by:
willingness to broaden his Amman talks ers have diagnosed Israel as coming out of
from his planned meetings with Iraqi prime the Lebanon War weakened and with its • Championing Aliyah – the
minister Nouri Maliki to an effort to con- strategic situation impaired. return of the Jews to Israel.
vene an international conference on the “I think we need to embed Iraq in a larg- (Isa. 49:22).
Palestinian issue. Israel’s prime minister er regional solution, and that to me goes back
• Confirming the present
Ehud Olmert accepted the ceasefire against to the Palestinian issue. I think this would put
validity of God’s covenants
military advice. Jordan’s King Abdullah us back on the offensive psychologically and
to Israel. (Gen.17:7-8)
chipped in by saying that Palestine “is the even make Iraq easier to manage,” Scowcroft
core” of all Middle East violence. said. Scowcroft then proposed an interna- • Confronting Anti-Semitism.
Olmert, loath to relinquish the high tional conference, saying: “But I don’t think (Psalm 83:1-4, 18).
diplomatic ground to the Palestinians, this will start with some kind of a conference
promised that after the kidnapped Israeli because everyone will come with their preset • Countering Replacement
soldier is released, Israel will free many jailed speeches and everything will freeze again. Theology/Supersessionism.
Palestinians, including long term prisoners, But I think that there will be some quiet con- (Rom. 9:4; 11:1-2).
as a confidence-building gesture to prove sultations in the region. I believe the Arab
Israel seeks peace. As soon as a Palestinian states in the region are eager for such a con- • Contenting for God’s heart
unity government is formed, Olmert said, versation. Israel may not be eager, but Israel for Israel and the Jewish peo-
immediate negotiations could start with is in bad shape right now.” ple. (Jer. 32:40-41).
Mahmoud Abbas on the creation of a sover- The mismanagement of the Lebanon
eign Palestinian state. He allowed the evac- War this [past] summer and its distasteful • Comforting the Jewish people
and Israel thru ministries of
uation of some West Bank settlements was results on all fronts are now yielding danger-
mercy. (Isa. 40:1-2).
possible in return for real peace and ous consequences for Israel, far beyond the
Palestinian renunciation of the return of public unhappiness and political implications
• Connecting with the Hebraic
1948 Palestinian refugees. If such talks are within Israel itself. JC
roots of Christianity.
successful, Olmert promised to release (John 4:22).
frozen Palestinian funds. The Lekarev Report, Nov. 27 2006
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Post-Election Changes in
Bush’s Middle East Strategy
By sacking Rumsfeld the day after the elections,
Bush sent a signal to the Democrats that he is willing to forego victory
in exchange for political breathing space.
The President’s announcement of Secretary of Defense
By Caroline Glick Donald Rumsfeld’s “resignation” [on Nov. 8] signaled the trans-
fer of control over the war against radical Islam from Bush’s team
any downplay the signifi- to Bush pere’s team. Robert Gates, Bush’s nominee to replace
cance of the U.S. Rumsfeld, served as his father’s deputy national security adviser
Congressional elections. It is and CIA director. Gates, who will arrive at the Pentagon from
the six-year slump, they say. But the his present position as President of Texas AM University where
truth is nonetheless glaring. By all Bush I’s presidential library is located, is closely associated with
accounts, Tuesday [Election Day, former national security advisor Brent Scowcroft and former sec-
November 7, 2006], the George W. retary of state James Baker. He is a member in good standing of
Bush era came to a close. …The conse- the Arabist wing of the Republican Party which dominated the
quences of this turn of events on Israel President’s father’s administration.
will be dramatic… In recent years, Gates made one notable foray into the world
Across the political spectrum in of international affairs. In 2004 he collaborated with Zbigniew
Washington today there is a sense that after years of wavering, in Brzezinski, former national security advisor in the Carter admin-
the wake of the Democratic victory in Congressional elections, istration. Like former president Jimmy Carter, Brzezinski is one
President Bush transferred control over American foreign policy of Israel’s greatest adversaries in U.S. policymaking circles. It is
to his father’s anti-war advisors. hard to recall a problem, conflict, crisis or war in the Middle East
Impact of Elections on Israel
What the experts are saying:
Jonathan Tobin: In the short term, nent Republican. On the positive side of have a lot to say about both Iraq and the
the answer is not much. The Democrats the ledger, one of the least friendly mem- rest of the Middle East is also troubling.
were at pains to demonstrate solidarity bers of the Senate Republican caucus, If that’s the way things play out, Israel's
with Israel during the campaign thanks Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, also best hope will rest with the idea that
to pressure from a determined ad cam- went down. President Bush will prevent Rice or Baker
paign by Jewish Republicans that made a However, the real danger for Israel in from repeating the mistakes of the past.
point of GOP support for Israel. the coming months appears to not be from But if he doesn’t, then friends of the
Though there will be several new com- the House or the Senate but from Jewish state may well come to regret the
mittee chairs that are not friends of the Condoleezza Rice and the State change in Congress. Whereas GOP lead-
Jewish state, the caucus as a whole will Department. She appears determined to ers like former House Majority Leader
remain on Israel’s side and have no inter- return to the failed policy of pushing for T Delay of Texas or Santorum would
est in a distracting quarrel on this issue. Israeli concessions to prop up so-called have challenged the White House and the
Israel did lose several good friends in Palestinian “moderates.” The possibility State Department in defense of Israel, it
the election carnage, Sen. Rick Santorum that former Secretary of State James Baker isn't likely that their Democratic succes-
of Pennsylvania, being the most promi- (no friend of Israel to put it mildly) may sors will do the same.
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over the past thirty years that Brzezinski has not managed to porary ceasefire will be a U.S. defeat in Iraq and the surrender of
blame on Israel. Iraq to the tender mercies of Iran and Syria is apparently okay by
Gates and Brzezinski co-chaired a Council on Foreign Baker…
Relations-sponsored Task Force charged with recommending a Yet Bush’s policies to date have been far from consistent.
U.S. policy for dealing with Iran. In July 2004 they published Indeed, for the past several years Bush has been simultaneously
their recommendations. The Task Force called for the Bush advancing two contradictory policies. On the one hand, as his
administration to directly engage the mullahs and to use “fewer critics on the Right have repeatedly stated, through his engage-
sticks and more carrots” to convince the regime in T eheran to ment of T eheran and support for Palestinian statehood, he has
stop enriching uranium, and to stop supporting al Qaida and the been carrying out a policy of appeasement towards the Iranians
insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan. In an effort to convince the and the Arabs. At the same time however, Bush supported Israel
Iranians to cooperate, the two recommended that the U.S. dis- in the war this summer. He isolated the Palestinian Authority
card regime overthrow as a policy option and move more force- after Hamas took power, and throughout his first term in office,
fully to establish a Palestinian state as quickly as possible. They he refused to meet with Yassir Arafat in spite of the significant
also recommended that the U.S. pressure Israel not to take any domestic and international pressure exerted on him to do so…
military action against the Iranian nuclear facilities arguing that So when the full breadth of Bush’s policies is taken into con-
such Israeli actions would undermine U.S. national interests. sideration, his decision to appoint Gates does signal a strategic
In recent months, Gates has been serving as a member of the shift in direction. Rumsfeld was completely identified with Bush’s
Iraq Study Group chaired by Baker and former Congressman pro-Israel policies and with his hawkish stances towards Islamic
Lee Hamilton. The Congressionally mandated committee was radicalism. Rumsfeld’s ouster and replacement by a follower of
scheduled to recommend new strategies for managing the war in Baker, Bush pere and Scowcroft signals a clean break with the
Iraq to Bush. policies Rumsfeld embodied. Furthermore, by sacking Rumsfeld
In a series of recent press interviews, Baker and Hamilton the day after the elections, Bush sent a signal to the Democrats
have indicated that they will recommend that Bush enter into that he is willing to forego victory in exchange for political
negotiations with Iran and Syria. The proposed talks they say, will breathing space…
serve to motivate Iran and Syria to stabilize the situation in Iraq T oday Israel stands alone against the Palestinians. More dis-
in a manner that will pave the way for a retreat of U.S. forces turbingly, the responsibility for preventing Iran from achieving
from the country. nuclear capabilities has moved conclusively from Washington to
Since it is Iranian and Syrian sponsorship of the insurgency Jerusalem. JC
that is causing the war to continue, it is fairly clear that Baker is
egging for a temporary ceasefire that will last long enough to Excerpted from an article that first appeared in the Jerusalem
enable a pullout of U.S. forces. The fact that the price of the tem- Post on 11/6/2006.
Daniel Pipes: In every full democra- and the Arab-Israeli conflict. This is
cy, the legislative branch mostly enjoys especially the case given:
power in domestic affairs, while the q The stagnant quality of Arab-
executive branch predominates in for- Israeli relations;
eign policy. q The war on terror having only a
The United States is no exception; minor Congressional dimension;
especially with the virtual disappearance q The debate over Iraq having
over the right to declare wars, Congress more sting and anger concerning
has a distinctly secondary role in formu- events of 2003 than events of 2007;
lating America’s role in the world. Its q The almost complete presidential
main domain is that of taxation, pen- prerogative when it comes to respond-
sions, welfare, and the judiciary. One ing to the Iranian drive to build
vivid example of this: Congress has long nuclear weapons.
tried to move the U.S. embassy from By extension, I expect that the Daniel Pipes (above) is director of the
Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but has never internal conservative debate over Middle East Forum and a prize-winning
come close to succeeding. George W. Bush’s profligate spending columnist. The Forum publishes the
Therefore, I expect the changes will have more of a long-term impact Middle East Quarterly and sponsors
from [the Nov. 7] mid-term elections than the parallel debate over his deci- Campus Watch (Campus-Watch.org), a
to have only minor impact on U.S. pol- sion to go and uproot the Saddam project to review, critique, and improve
JC Middle East studies.
icy in the Middle East, including Israel Hussein regime.
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Why I Left Jihad
call. Psalm 83, had reminded me of The evil, and another set by the G-d of Israel.
By Walid Shoebat Six Day War I had lived through while I knew if I chose the second cup I would
in Jericho. “They have said, Come, and let be declared a traitor and would have to
love movies. The movie I love most us cut them off from [being] a nation; that run from the hunt of an angry family and
is “Indiana Jones and the Last the name of Israel may be no more in a host of haters. But I also knew that I
Crusade.” In one of the scenes, Indy remembrance.” would be appointed as a watchman on the
drinks from the right cup, the rugged “They” are a confederacy of nations of walls of Jerusalem to speak out all over
looking one, and ignores all the other Ishmaelite (Arabs), inhabitants from Tyre world. From that moment on, I turned
cups that sparkle with gold. The keeper (Lebanon), Philistines (Gaza/Palestinians), from being a terrorist to an ambassador
then tells Indy “You have chosen wisely.” and Assyrians (Syrians, Iraqis, Turks). for the coming Messiah.
The world has two cups. One that The outcome of this battle will be: “So I made the choice to pursue the path
says, “Jerusalem is for Jews” and the oth- persecute them with thy tempest, and make of attempting to loose my life in order to
er says, “Jerusalem is for Muslims.” Every preserve it.
one of us must choose one of the two. After spending hundreds of hours
Several years ago, I opened the pages studying the Holocaust, I began to realize
of the Bible and for the first time in my that this Holocaust, which I had denied as
life I read the words “And I will plant a Muslim, was not only true, but had nev-
them upon their land, and they shall no more er really ended. Simply put, its victims had
be pulled up out of their land which I have decided to go home and defend them-
given them, saith the LORD thy God.” selves, while attempting to live a life were
(Amos 9:15) the mobs all around would call on them to
As I continued to search the Bible, I open their windows and doors, so that the
read the book of the prophet Zechariah, marching haters could kill and rape
who said: “For I will gather all nations them—again, and again, and again.
against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall I became a believer in the God of the
be taken, and the houses rifled, and the Bible, which clearly states that Jerusalem
women ravished; and half of the city shall go belongs to Israel alone and was given by
forth into captivity, and the residue of the peo- God.
ple shall not be cut off from the city.” There is a fork on the road ahead, as
(Zechariah 14:2) what we choose determines our destiny
I wondered why we, as Muslims, into eternity. We cannot say that we
were being prepared to kill Jews and Walid Shoebat believe in Jesus, yet deny what He pro-
take their wives as captives to do what- claimed for Israel. T be a believer is to
ever we desired. Yet, while Israel would them afraid with thy storm. Fill their faces accept God’s Word.
go through this awful ordeal, this was with shame; that they may seek thy name, O Yes, I fear for my life, but every one of
not the end of the story: “In that day will LORD.” (Psalm 83:15-16) us has a choice—to either die for some-
I make the governors of Judah like an This fear is what causes victory. I wit- thing, or die of something. As far as
hearth of fire among the wood, and like a nessed this personally as a child. The Jerusalem is concerned, and the cup I
torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour world watched as the Arab armies fled chose, is “Jerusalem for Israel.”
all the people round about, on the right hand from every direction. The Jewish Bible Which cup will you drink? Choose
and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be had outlined every nation that seeks wisely. JC
inhabited again in her own place, [even] in Israel’s destruction, and their end is their
Jerusalem.” own destruction. For the first time, I Walid Shoebat is the author of Why I Left
I continued reading the Good Book, began to recognize that in this world we Jihad. http://shoebat.com. His is a con-
which had fallen from heaven upon my have two opposing road maps, two cups to tributing editor to The Jerusalem
arrogant head and gave me a wake up drink: one that is set up by the house of Connection.
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The rape of
major European cities. “If faith collapses, civilization goes
By Paul Belien Broder is convinced that the with it,” says Bethell. That is the real
Europeans are not willing to oppose cause of the closing of civilization in
he German author Henryk Islamization. “The dominant ethos,” Europe. Islamization is simply the
M. Broder recently told the he told De Volkskrant, “is perfectly consequence. The very word Islam
Dutch newspaper De voiced by the stupid blonde woman means “submission” and the secular-
Volkskrant (12 October) that young author with whom I recently debated. ists have submitted already. Many
Europeans who love freedom better She said that it is sometimes better to Europeans have already become
emigrate. Europe as we know it will let yourself be raped than to risk seri- Muslims, though they do not realize it
no longer exist 20 years from now. ous injuries while resisting. She said it or do not want to admit it.
Whilst sitting on a terrace in Berlin, is sometimes better to avoid fighting Some of the people I meet in the
Broder pointed to the other customers than run the risk of death.” U.S. are particularly worried about
and the passers-by and said melan- In a recent op-ed piece in the the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe.
cholically: . . “We are watching the Brussels newspaper De Standaard (23 They are correct when they fear that
world of yesterday.” October) the Dutch (gay and self- anti-Semitism is also on the rise
Europe is turning Muslim. As declared “humanist”) author Oscar among non-immigrant Europeans.
Broder is sixty years old he is not Van den Boogaard refers to Broder’s The latter hate people with a fighting
going to emigrate himself. “I am too interview. Van den Boogaard says that spirit. Contemporary anti-Semitism
old,” he said. However, he urged to him coping with the Islamization in Europe (at least when coming from
young people to get out and “move to of Europe is like “a process of mourn- native Europeans) is related to anti-
Australia or New Zealand. That is the ing.” He is overwhelmed by a “feeling Americanism. People who are not
only option they have if they want to of sadness.” “I am not a warrior,” he prepared to resist and are eager to
avoid the plagues that will turn the old says, “but who is? I have never learned submit, hate others who do not want
continent uninhabitable.” to fight for my freedom. I was only to submit and are prepared to fight.
Many Germans and Dutch, appar- good at enjoying it.” They hate them because they are
ently, did not wait for Broder’s advice. As Tom Bethell wrote in the afraid that the latter will endanger
The number of emigrants leaving the American Spectator: “Just at the most their lives as well. In their view every-
Netherlands and Germany has basic level of demography the secular- one must submit.
already surpassed the number of humanist option is not working.” But This is why they have come to hate
immigrants moving in. One does not there is more to it than the fact that Israel and America so much, and the
have to be prophetic to predict, like non-religious people tend not to have small band of European
Henryk Broder, that Europe is as many children as religious people, “Islamophobes” who dare to talk
becoming Islamic. because many of them prefer to about what they see happening around
Just consider the demographics. “enjoy” freedom rather than renounce them. West Europeans have to choose
The number of Muslims in contem- it for the sake of children. between submission (Islam) or death.
porary Europe is estimated to be 50 Secularists, it seems to me, are also I fear, like Broder, that they have cho-
million. It is expected to double in less keen on fighting. Since they do sen submission—just like in former
twenty years. By 2025, one third of all not believe in an afterlife, this life is days when they preferred to be red
European children will be born to the only thing they have to lose. rather than dead. JC
Muslim families. Today Mohammed is Hence they will rather accept submis-
already the most popular name for sion than fight. Like the German Paul Belien is a Flemish journalist and
new-born boys in Brussels, feminist Broder referred to, they pre- editor of the conservative-libertarian
Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and other fer to be raped than to resist. blog The Brussels Journal.
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The God vacuum:
America and the barbarian hordes
the God of the T Commandments and
en tual vacuum in these once-Christian lands.
By David Kupelian the Sermon on the Mount. They believed Especially in Britain and Europe, where the
He created us in His image and that human Islamic invasion is already well advanced, ana-
n the Old life was therefore sacred, which meant we lysts concede it’s simply a matter of time before
T estament of don’t slaughter our offspring in the womb some of these nations have Muslim majorities.
the Bible, nor kill off our parents when they get old Then comes Shariah law and the total trans-
God is shown and sick. They believed in biblical morality formation of these formerly Christian coun-
time after time when it comes to sex, which meant homo- tries into repressive Islamic states.
chastising the sexuality, adultery and “shacking up” were Think I’m exaggerating? The
House of Israel, sinful and wrong. Netherlands’ justice minister, Piet Hein
His chosen but And they also believed God had uniquely Donner, recently announced he would let
often disobedi- blessed the United States of America, some- Shariah law take over his European nation —
David Kupelian ent people, by thing Alexis de T ocqueville called “American already rapidly filling up with Muslims — if
allowing barbar- Exceptionalism” — the conviction that the majority votes for it. Just as in other Arab-
ians to invade and plunder their cities and America’s enlightened Constitution, industri- Muslim countries currently under this strict
put many of them to the sword. al and military might, unprecedented stan- Islamic legal system, European nations under
That is what the Western World, includ- dard of living, and most of all its legendary lib- Shariah might well see amputations — as pre-
ing America, is starting to experience today, erty were the direct result of the Almighty’s scribed in the Quran — as punishment for
having likewise turned away from God. blessing on this special nation. Implicit in that certain crimes; women publicly flogged and
This raging conflict between Islam and belief was the understanding that, just as with sometimes hanged or stoned to death for
the West, this “clash of civilizations” that ancient Israel, this divine spigot flowing with adultery or other so-called “crimes against
many are calling World War III, is at root a undeserved blessings could and would be chastity”; and death sentences for leaving the
spiritual war. turned off if we turned away from God. Muslim religion, or even for preaching
It’s been said that it takes a religion to fight Thus it was the “Greatest Generation’s” Christianity, as occurs in Pakistan under its
a religion. More precisely, it takes true faith to national unity, based on its widespread cultur- notorious “blasphemy laws.”
defeat a false one. And by true faith I don’t al and religious fidelity to those core truths — All the vain, prideful fantasies of the post-
mean a set of rules, rituals and doctrine in a what we call “Judeo-Christian values” — that Christian, secular, multiculturalism-worship-
book, any book. I mean a genuine personal gave them the confidence to fight and perse- ping Europeans are crashing down around
relationship with the one true God, and a vere and win the world war that confronted them. The French are so terrified of the
nation of such people who follow the laws of them, whatever sacrifices that effort required. Muslims that comprise 10 percent of their
conscience that same God planted in each of T oday, America and Europe are being population that Parisian police won’t even
their hearts. transformed by Islam because there is a spiri- venture into Muslim communities on the out-
What is the answer to the burgeoning
threat of Islamic jihad? The simple and terri-
fying bottom-line answer is that there is no
answer unless America finally awakens and
gives up its insane rebellion against its own
founding faith and values.
We’re fond of praising our World War II-
era forbearers who won that terrible conflict
with another form of demon-possessed,
expansionist fascism. But the “Greatest
Generation” was different from this genera-
tion. It believed in God.
Come again? You say we also believe in
God today? No, we don’t — not as a nation.
The World War II generation believed
in God. They believed that this God was Protesters in Los Angeles.
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Above left, protesters in New York City. Above right, a t-shirt seen in Los Angeles.
skirts of the capital city. Having traded the Will this nightmare ever end? It will without God. He knows when and where
Christian faith of their fathers for the smug, only end, like all nightmares end, when we the next big terror attack is being planned
self-righteous ecstasy of the socialist welfare wake up. against America. He knows where bin Laden
state, they have no spiritual strength left with We need to wake up and remember who is hiding. Only He can give us the unearthly
which to fight back the invading hordes. we really are. We need to realize the bottom- wisdom and strength required to be longsuf-
What about America? Though the per- line reality that man is a spiritual creature, and fering and merciful when restraint is called
centage of Muslims in this huge nation is that he will have faith, one way or the other. for — and to be merciless when outright,
much lower than in Europe, radical Islam If he doesn’t embrace true faith, he will heart-stopping, shock-and-awe devastation
already has a powerful foothold in many parts embrace false faith. It’s not only automatic — is called for to defeat the enemy. Most of all,
of American society. Beyond the obvious it’s God-ordained. only genuine fidelity to God will give us the
signs — like the rapid proliferation within the The most poignant scene in the film gift of true righteousness — an otherworldly
U.S. of Saudi-funded mosques, Islamic cen- “United 93” — chronicling the events leading quality that terrifies the wicked, inspires the
ters and schools teaching discontent and even up to the Sept. 11, 2001, crash of the ill-fated decent and mysteriously delivers victory into
hatred for America — consider just one of the jetliner into a Pennsylvania field — came the hands of His people.
many less-than-obvious “growth areas”: our toward the end when both passengers and ter- When God withheld His protection
prison system. rorists were depicted as praying. It was just from ancient Israel because of the disobe-
“Muslim chaplains have established an before the courageous group of passengers dience and faithlessness of His people,
Islamic radical regime over Muslim convicts launched their revolt against the hijackers, and there was only one possible solution: They
in the American prisons,” writes Stephen several were seen quietly, fervently reciting the had to repent of their pride and folly and
Schwartz in “Islam in the Big House.” Lord’s Prayer, as though they were asking come back to Him.
“Radical Muslim chaplains, trained in a for- God for the superhuman strength and focus Do we somehow expect the Almighty
eign ideology, certified in foreign-financed they would need to overpower the terrorists to grant a different remedy to us? JC
schools, and acting in coordination to impose while facing almost-certain death. At the same
an extremist agenda have gained a monopoly time, the terrorist pilot, having been warned David Kupelian is vice president and man-
over Islamic religious activities in American that a passenger rebellion was imminent, was aging editor of WorldNetDaily.com and
state, federal and city prisons and jails.” He also praying to his god, begging Allah for help Whistleblower magazine, and author of
adds, chillingly, “Imagine each prison Islamic and strength to prevail against great odds. the best-selling book, “The Marketing of
community as a little Saudi kingdom behind The image of these two mortal enemies, each Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-
prison walls, without the amenities. They praying to his god for victory, was electrifying Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as
have effectively induced American authorities — a perfect distillation of the conflict into Freedom.” He is a dynamic speaker and
to establish a form of ‘state Islam’ or ‘govern- which we have been plunged. has been featured on Fox News, MSNBC,
ment-certified Islam’ in correctional systems.” We can’t — and won’t — win this war CBN and many other media outlets.
January - February 2007 • Kislev-Tevet-Shevat 5767 The Jerusalem Connection Page 11
More than peace in our time
men are preparing a Holocaust that notices what Iran is doing, but wants to
By Suzanne Fields Hitler would envy, not limited to a tiny go about business as usual: “What, me
fledgling democracy in the Middle worry?” The first missiles will have
J ust when
can come up
East. The Iranian nuclear program
poses a threat to the entire West.
“Israel would certainly be the first
stop on Iran’s tour of destruction, but at
Europe in range, then America. Israel
will be the canary in the coal mine, the
first to disappear as a warning to every-
with a genuine the planned production rate of 25 Ahmadinejad isn’t trying to sell a
modern analo- nuclear bombs a year . . . [the arsenal] Holocaust analogy; he insists the origi-
gy to Nazi will be directed against ‘the big Satan,’ nal never happened. But the 5 million
Germany, the U.S., and the ‘moderate Satan,’ Jews in Israel understand that rhetoric
someone does. Europe,’” Mr. Netanyahu told the precedes the reality. Erasing Israel from
Suzanne Fields Benjamin assembled Jewish communities. But the the map is real to them. “Because
Netanyahu, the ordering of events has changed. Hitler Auschwitz really happened, it has per-
leader of the conservative Likud Party started a war first and began work on meated our imagination, become a per-
in Israel, offers a scary and wholly plau- the atomic bomb; Ahmadinejad is manent part of us,” says Nobel Prize-
sible comparison. “It’s 1938 and Iran is building nuclear weapons first. winning novelist Imre Kertesz. “What
Germany,” he told the annual General To do nothing is to appease, which we are able to imagine—because it real-
Assembly of the United Jewish is yet another allusion to the careless ly happened—can happen again.”
Communities the other day in Los international diplomacy before World While Netanyahu was speaking on
Angeles. “When someone tells you he War II: “No one cared then and no one the Left Coast, the man who now rep-
is going to exterminate you, believe cares now.” Hitler went on building a resents “the little Satan,” Prime
him—and stop him.” formidable military machine while the Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel, met
No sooner than he completed his world pretended not to notice. President Bush in Washington. They
speech the Iranian newspapers reported Winston Churchill was the lonely talked for several hours and mostly
that Iranian President Mahmoud prophet whose warning went unheed- about what to do about Iran. Both men
Ahmadinejad was boasting that “we will ed. Appeasement, he said, is “a bit like have been weakened since the last time
soon witness [Israel’s] disappearance feeding a crocodile hoping that it they met. Mr. Olmert suffered because
and destruction.” Ahmadinejad and his would eat you last.” This time everyone he was slow to react with enough
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ground troops for the war in Lebanon. was going to do, and Ahmadinejad is
George W. Bush had a really bad hair saying exactly what he is going to do,”
day on Nov. 7. says Dr. James Dobson, founder of
Thus, their rhetoric rings a little Focus on the Family, the faith-and-
hollow now, suggesting that their coun- family advocacy organization. “He is
tries have deeper divisions than they're talking genocide.”
ready to admit. Israel worries that the The Rev. John Hagee, pastor of a
American weakness in Iraq might com- megachurch in San Antonio, says the
pel the president to press Israel to make Iranian leader’s remarks about a second
unwise concessions to the Palestinians Holocaust prompted him to establish
in order to organize a coalition of Arab Christians United for Israel. He com-
states to support sanctions against Iran. pared the Ahmadinejad Iranians to an
The United States worries that Israel’s Old Testament villain: “Pharaoh
military image was tarnished in the war threatened Israel and he ended up fish
in Lebanon, making it appear less fear- food.”
some. This war in Lebanon was not After President Bush and Prime
exactly the Six-Day War. Minister Olmert concluded their pri-
Israel has strong friends in America, vate meeting in the Oval Office, they
particularly among evangelical spoke in a unified voice that they can-
Christians. Nearly everyone has known not accept a nuclear-armed Iran. The
this for a long time, but some people question of how they would stop it
always find out late. The New York remains unaddressed—in public. But
Times discovered it only recently, and both men obviously know that taking a
put the news of its late discovery on nap is not the route to peace in our
Page One. These Christians frequently time. JC
invoke Biblical references, but they’re
quick to draw analogies to the Third This article was originally published in the
Reich. “Hitler told everybody what he Washington Times on Nov. 20, 2006.
Blows Herself Up
he had nine children and 30 grand-
children. She was also a member of
Hamas. On Nov. 23, 57 year old
Fatma Omar Al-Najar blew herself up on
behalf of the Hamas terror organization
in a suicide bombing attack aimed at IDF
soldiers in Gaza. Three Givati Brigade
soldiers were wounded.
Soldiers received an intelligence
warning earlier in the day about an
impending suicide attack. A Hamas video
was later shown of the grandmother,
bragging of her plans to carry out the Fatma Omar Al-Najar
attack, and dedicating her death to the
terrorist prisoners, Hamas and Hamas her for becoming a 'shahid' (martyr). I
leader Muhammed Haniye. “I offer am very proud of what she did. Allahu
myself as a sacrifice to God and to the Akbar (God is greatest), one of her sons,
homeland,” terrorist says on video prior Fuad, 31, told Reuters. JC
to the attack.
Her family said they were 'proud' of The Lekarev Report, November 24, 2006
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Hold the Rice
their annihilation. And when Rice feeds their a smart woman. If indeed she is smart and
By Joseph Farah passions with this kind of talk, she is in reali- understands the complexities of the Middle
ty paving the way for a future holocaust. East, she has deliberately chosen to side
’ve waited to But she wasn’t finished with those with evil — the kind of people with whom
deal with the insensitive, misguided words. we are supposed to be at war. It means that
following “I believe there could be no greater her boss, President Bush, is committed to
news develop- legacy for America than to help bring into this evil path as well.
ment because it is being a Palestinian state for people who Just so you understand what is at stake:
so disturbing to have suffered too long, have been humili- Your tax dollars are going to subsidize this new
me personally, I ated too long,” she said. terrorist state of Palestine. This will be a state
needed to let my What on earth is she talking about? No that, just as it does today as an autonomous ter-
rage subside. greater legacy for America than to create a ritory, indoctrinates children from the earliest
Joseph Farah I can now new terrorist state during a so-called war ages to hate Jews, to embrace jihad, to consid-
speak and write on terrorism? Is she really suggesting that er “martyrdom” — the homicidal desire to kill
coherently about the latest ghastly statements the Arabs in the region have suffered at the as many innocent civilian Israelis as possible —
by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice con- hands of Israel? Or have they suffered at is the highest calling one can have in life.
cerning the Middle East. But it’s not easy. the hands of their own leaders? What is she thinking about? What is
[Recently], Rice said America could have “I know that, sometimes, a Palestinian Bush thinking about? Why do they contin-
no greater legacy than to divide the land of state living side by side in peace with Israel ue to pursue policies of appeasement with
Israel and establish a Palestinian Arab terror- must seem like a very distant dream but I regard to the Islamic terrorists of the Israeli-
ist state to end what she called the “humilia- know, too, … that there are so many things Arab conflict while pursuing their own war
tion of occupation.” She made the statement that once seemed impossible that after they against the Islamic terrorists in Iraq?
at a dinner celebrating the third anniversary happened they simply seemed inevitable,” Can someone explain the difference? J C
of the American T Force on Palestine.
ask she continued.
“The Palestinian people deserve a better The only thing that seems inevitable Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO
life, a life that is rooted in liberty, democra- to me is that the Bush administration will of WND and a nationally syndicated
cy, uncompromised by violence and terror- continue to make the same mistakes over columnist with Creators Syndicate. His lat-
ism, unburdened by corruption and misrule and over again — never learning from est book is “Taking America Back.” He
and forever free of the daily humiliation of them. No matter how many promises also edits the weekly online intelligence
occupation,” she said. “I promise you my Israel’s enemies betray we will continue to newsletter Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin, in
personal commitment to that goal.” give them every benefit of every doubt. which he utilizes his sources developed
Of course, no one can argue that Arabs I keep hearing that Condoleezza Rice is over 30 years in the news business.
deserve a better life. As a matter of fact, as an
Arab-American who covered the region as a
journalist for many years, I can tell you they
had one — when they were living under
Israeli control. Since they have been living
under autonomy and under the control of
terrorists, life has indeed been miserable.
What chance is there for democracy
or liberty or a life uncompromised by vio-
lence and terrorism or unburdened by
corruption and misrule under leaders
sworn to destroy their neighbors and
committed to unending war?
It’s worth mentioning that these leaders,
the ones who are going to usher into exis-
tence Rice’s fantasy of democracy, liberty and
an end to terrorism and corruption, consider
all the Jews of the Middle East as occupiers.
The only way that occupation will end is by
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A Palestinian Chanukah present
for Israeli children
here appears to be no limits to Palestinian ingenuity IDF forces, rockets were still being fired over the border into
and callousness when it comes to the manufacture of Sderot from Gaza after the cease fire was meant to be in effect.
explosives. During a joint Shin Bet (Israel Security The cease fire was intended to begin at 6 a.m. local time on
Agency) and IDF operation in late November a bomb making Nov. 26 and all IDF forces were meant to be out of Gaza. In
factory was uncovered in the West Bank city of Nablus. Apart fact the IDF had left all of Gaza many hours before the offi-
from the usual list of terrorists’ items, such as cloth belts filled cial cease fire time. Certain terrorist factions have stated that
with explosives, there were very disturbing and poignant they would not in any case observe the cease fire until Israel
reminders that Palestinian terrorism knows no bounds when it has left completely the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Abbas
comes to attempting to kill Israelis. There were a variety of had sent in to northern Gaza Palestinian security forces to try
explosive laden children’s soft toys which would have caused and stop terror groups launching Kassam missiles into Israel.
untold death and injury if they had exploded in the confines of So far the IDF has not responded to the post cease fire missile
a shop or market. The factory together with many explosive attacks, preferring to give Mahmoud Abbas time to try and
items, including the stuffed animals was destroyed by IDF take control of Palestinian militants, who are defying his
sappers in a controlled explosion. Despite the fact that PA instructions. JC
president Mahmoud Abbas had requested on Nov. 25 a com-
plete cease fire between Palestinian terror groups in Gaza and Copyright Isranet 2006
The pictures show children's stuffed
soft toys found in a Nablus bomb
factory and filled with explosives
Photos copyright Isranet
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Christian Zionism, claims “Christian Zionism is the most
By Shelley Neese blood thirsty apostasy in the entire history of Christianity or
any other religion.”
nterfaith Zionism is emerging a Christian Zionists rejoice in the fulfillment of prophecy
power-force in American politics as (i.e. the creation of Israel and return of the exiles). They do
Zionist Christians and Jews are so with no hidden agenda to push Jews towards their doom.
crossing the proverbial aisle to collab- Christian Zionists’ support of Israel is motivated primarily by
orate in support of Israel. To outsiders, repentance, thankfulness to the Jewish people, and obedience
Jews and Christians seem strange bed- to God’s word, three sincere motives that expose the “Jewish
fellows—Jews, traditional loyalists of heart” of Christian Zionists.
the left and evangelical Christians, the Rabbi Irving Greenberg, a pioneer in Jewish-Christian
conservative base of the right. Jews, dialogue, once remarked that he did not care what religion or
persecuted by the church for centuries denomination you belonged to, as long as you were embar-
and Christians, tainted by a persecutor’s rassed about it. Christians have plenty to be embarrassed
history. Jews who believe the Messiah has not yet come and about. For nearly 2,000 years Christians made a habit out of
Christians who believe the Messiah is Jesus who came once and affirming Christianity by negating Judaism.
will come again. Skeptics of this new Jewish-Christian alliance Anti-Semitism started early in the church out of a desire
question its seemingly tenuous nature. to separate Christianity from Judaism. As the Roman Church
The common criticism is that Christian support of Israel gained power this desire for distinction evolved into oppres-
is based on apocalyptic visions. According to this argument, sion. At best Jews were forcefully converted; at worst they
Christian Zionists care little about the welfare of Jews; they were burned at the stake.
support Israel only to realize the scenario of Armageddon Persecution of Jews was justified on the erroneous
when all Jews die or convert. C. E. Carlson, a known critic of Christian teachings that blamed the Jews for the death of
Jesus. According to the anti-semitic theology of the day, God
revoked His covenants with Israel because of Jews’ rejection
of the Messiah and therefore the church replaced Israel as
benefactor of God’s promises.
These Christian teachings of contempt fed the fires of
anti-Semitism for centuries, making possible the crusades,
inquisitions, and pogroms. It took the horrors of the
Holocaust to finally bring Christians to their knees, trans-
forming minds and hearts.
In spiritual humility, Christian Zionists repent of past sins
committed against the Jewish people. They have started a
revolution to erase anti-Semitism in the church by correcting
erroneous teachings. The truth is that all humanity is respon-
sible for the death of Jesus because it was the sins of the world
that nailed him to the cross. The Gospel is an instrument of
love, not hate. By standing in support of Israel today,
Christian Zionists aim to turn afflictions of the past into
blessings of the present.
Old accusations of Jews being Christ-killers have given way
to thanksgiving to Jews for the Bible, Mosaic Law, and Jesus
The first National Night to Honor Israel in San Antonio,
Texas (Oct. 22, 2006) drew attendees from all parts of Christ. Pro-Israel Christians also want to repay the Jewish
America and Israel to show unified support for God’s cho- people for passing down the fundamentals of the Christian
sen people and the nation of Israel. CUFI donated a record faith. Jesus, born a Jew, lived an observant Jewish life.
$7,000,000.00 to various worthwhile Israeli causes ranging According to the New Testament, Jesus kept the Sabbath and
from bringing the exiles home through Exodus II to caring celebrated Jewish feasts and festivals. The prophets, patriarchs,
for the orphans at Migdal Ohr with Rabbi Grossman. What and apostles were all Jewish; John Hagee, national chairman of
an honor to be able to bless Israel in such a manner! Christians United for Israel, always quips “there wasn’t a
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Baptist in the bunch.” Paul, another observant Jew, notes the
importance of Christians recognizing their roots: “you, though a George Soros
wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others (Abraham’s
seed) and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root Takes Aim at Israel
(Abraham’s faith), do not boast over the branches…You do not sup- illionaire investor George Soros is
port the root, but the root supports you” (Romans 11:17-18). leading a move to stitch together an
Fundamental Christian sacraments such as communion and American Jewish political lobby that
baptism are Jewish in orgin. For Christians, understanding is “anti-Israel,” according to a column in the
Judaism and its connection to Christianity makes the words Jerusalem Post.
and purpose of Jesus all the richer. Loving the Jewish people Soros, who spent millions attempting to
out of thankfulness is not a theological stance but a moral one, defeat President Bush in 2004, is one of a
because without Judaism there would be no Christianity. “tiny minority of American Jews” who have
More important than all of these, Christian Zionists are obe- played a role in undermining support for
dient to their biblical responsibility toward the Jewish people. Israel in the Democratic Party, and they
Genesis 12:3 is the cornerstone of Christian Zionism: “I will bless now seek “to undermine Israel’s position in
those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you.” Isaiah 40:1- the U.S. in general,” Caroline Glick writes in Soros
2 is its call to action: “Comfort, comfort my people…speak tenderly the Post.
to Jerusalem” (Isaiah 40:1-2). The commands to bless and com- Soros has invited another American Jewish billionaire, Peter Lewis,
fort Israel are given to all peoples but, according to Paul, along with “North American Jewish plutocrats” like Charles and Edgar
Christians have additional obligations: “For if the Gentiles have Bronfman, to join forces with him and leftist Jewish American organi-
shared in the Jews spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share zations — including American Friends of Peace Now, the Israel Policy
with them their material blessings” (Romans 15:27). Forum and Brit Tzedek v’Shalom — to construct a political lobby that
Christian Zionists obey the scriptures using their pocket- will weaken the influence of the pro-Israel lobby.
books, prayer, and political power. In October 2006 at the “Many of the individuals and organizations associated with the ini-
Night to Honor Israel in San Antonio, Texas, Christians tiative have actively worked to undermine Israel,” Glick writes.
United for Israel (CUFI) donated 7 million to Jewish human- “Soros caused a storm in 2003 when, during a fund-raising confer-
itarian causes. Each year Christian Zionists give millions of ence for Israel, he alleged that Israel was partially responsible for the rise
dollars to help Diaspora Jews make Aliya. Thousands of in anti-Semitic violence in Europe because of its harsh response to
Christian intercessory prayer groups meet regularly to pray Palestinian terrorism.”
for Israel, heeding the command: “You who call on the Lord, give Glick also points out that in November 2005, the leaders of the
yourselves no rest, and give Him no rest till He establishes Israel Policy Forum met with Condoleezza Rice and urged her to dis-
Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth” (Isaiah 62:6-7). miss Israel’s security concerns regarding two of the Gaza Strip's border
Christian Zionists also possess power in their numbers. crossing points. As a result, Rice pressured Israel to make dangerous
While Israel is facing enemies that openly aspire to its concessions to the Palestinians. And after Hamas’ electoral victory in
destruction, Christian Zionists use their political voice to January, American Friends of Peace Now, Israel Policy Forum and Brit
ensure Washington stays true to Israel. This past July, 3,000 Tzedek v’Shalom worked to shield the Hamas-led Palestinian
Christians converged in Washington to lobby their senators Authority from Congressional sanctions.
and congressmen on pro-Israel legislation. Christian Zionists Together they worked to torpedo the Palestinian Anti-T error Act,
believe the command to bless Israel is God’s foreign policy which enjoyed overwhelming support in the Congress and was
statement. Their message: If America is to continue receiving designed to update American policy toward the Palestinian Authority
blessings, it must continue to bless Israel. in the wake of Hamas’ ascendance to power.
Christian Zionists wear no mask. They harbor no ulterior Among its provisions, the bill called for an immediate end to U.S.
motives; they are not war-mongers or cultists. The worst they assistance to nongovernmental and U.N. organizations operating in
can be accused of is being philo-semitic, too fervent in their the PA that had connections to terrorist organizations.
religiosity, or taking the Bible too literally. Ambiguity in Due to the lobbying efforts of the “Jewish leftists,” the Palestinian
Interfaith Zionism is unnecessary. Jews and Christians do not Anti-T error Act was eventually scuttled, Glick notes, adding:
have to get bogged down on every domestic political issue or “Soros would like to institutionalize the ad-hoc coalition’s success in
religious belief in order to be partners in a powerful coalition. undermining the Palestinian Anti-T error Act in a new lobby.
They have only to agree on the point of collaboration: Israel. “While its Jewish founders insist that they are pro-Israel, the fact of
In that respect, Christians and Jews are natural allies as they the matter is that they are about to establish an American Jewish anti-
confront anti-Semitism, challenge radical Islam, and support Israel lobby.” JC
Israel’s fight against terror. JC
First printed at NewsMax.com, Oct. 17., 2006
Shelley Neese is managing editor of The Jerusalem Connection.
January - February 2007 • Kislev-Tevet-Shevat 5767 The Jerusalem Connection Page 17
A true New Year Miracle
in the Land of Miracles
brother and sister who long thought each other dead in steps of his older brother. Though they were both in Israel at the
the Holocaust have been finally reunited for the first time same time, Simon never knew if his younger sister Hilda was
in 61 years. The meeting was made possible due to the alive, and in fact, later filled out a Yad Vashem Page of Testimony
efforts of two grandchildren of the sister, Hilda Shlick. for her as if she were dead.
Hilda’s grandson David always wanted to know about the After Simon was traced to Canada he came to Israel to
family’s past. Last July, after finding out his grandmother’s maid- reunite with his sister Hilda. He will stay in Israel to celebrate
en name was Glasberg, he went to the Yad Vashem website to fill Rosh Hashana with his new-found family. Already they are
in the details he knew about her. He found a page of testimony talking about making a trip to Canada to see their older broth-
saying that she had probably been killed in the Holocaust. er who is too infirm to make the journey to Israel. Hilda will
Following through David realized that the person writing the also visit the grave of her parents, who died and were buried in
testimony did not know that Hilda was still alive. The testimony Canada, thinking that their daughter perished in the
had been written by Hilda’s brother Simon who now lives in Holocaust.
Canada. The family lived in Romania during the Holocaust On Sept. 18, Hilda and Simon, accompanied by family mem-
years, and from there went to Poland and Ukraine. Members of bers, arrived at the Lecture Hall of the International Research
the family spent time in a work camp. After the War, some of the Institute of Yad Vashem, to commemorate their reunion. JC
siblings moved to Israel. Simon served in the IDF during the War
of Independence, but moved afterwards to Canada, in the foot- Copyright Isranet 2006
Photos copyright Isranet
Simon Glasberg and his sister Hilda Shlick at Yad Vashem
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Baker’s sellout plan
By Dick Morris
and Eileen Mc Gann
an Iran help us bail out of Iraq? Maybe — but we’d bet-
ter take a hard look at the price. The idea has reportedly
been floated via a draft report to the Iraq Study Group
(headed by former Secretary of State James Baker), which calls for
a “dialogue” with Iran as well as Syria. Along the same lines,
British Prime Minister T ony Blair recently said Iran could be a
“partner” with the West if it did not develop a bomb.
Presumably, we’d ask Iran to help stabilize the situation in
Iraq, curb the Shiite militias and encourage the Iraqi government
to make sufficient concessions to the Sunnis to end or at least
reduce the violence.
Would it work? It could. Iran certainly has sought to arm and
enflame the Shiites in Iraq. Maybe the mullahs can rein in their
proxies, and let us withdraw in dignity — not holding onto the
skids of the helicopter as it lifts off our embassy this time.
But why would they play ball with Washington at the same
time that Bush is threatening sanctions explicitly and a military
strike implicitly if Iran proceeds to develop nuclear weapons? No
So this proposal amounts to the de facto abandonment of any The Middle East will become an Iranian sphere of influence.
military or economic actions that could deter Iran from going Such an under-the-table deal would amount to a total sellout
nuclear. of Israel and Saudi Arabia and America’s other Arab allies.
Of course, Baker may seek and Iran may offer public assurances The Jewish state would be left with no alternative but to take
that it won't develop nuclear weapons — the same worthless assur- whatever military action it could to stop Iran from completing its
ances it now passes out to the entire world. What will have nuclear program. American capitulation will have left it with no
changed is that America and Britain will be so engaged with Iran alternative.
that they can’t and won’t bomb or even impose tough sanctions. Would Jim Baker cut such a deal? In a heartbeat. Never a
In short, we can only get Iran’s help on Iraq if we let Tehran friend of Israel, he wouldn’t flinch at a realpolitik solution giving
get the bomb. Iran power throughout the region.
Yet, with nukes, Iran gains the leverage to force Iraq, Kuwait, But why would Bush go along? It would be “peace in our time”
Saudi Arabia and all the region’s oil producers to move in its orbit. — Munich, 1938 — all over again. JC
New Commission will call for
he New York Sun newspaper the panel’s expert advisers, who is an advo- parliament on Nov. 28 that when he met
reported that it obtained a confi- cate for renewed American diplomacy with President Bush in late November, he
dential memorandum that indi- with Iran and Syria. According to Close, would push the American leader to focus
cates the Baker-Hamilton Commission the proposed regional talks would focus on more on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,
will call for concessions by Israel to be the finding “a comprehensive resolution to which he called the “core” issue in the
key to enticing Syria and Iran to partici- the Israel-Arab crisis through a process of Middle East. JC
pate in an international conference on reasonable compromise and accommoda-
Iraq. According to the Sun, the revelation tion between Israel and its Arab neigh- The Media Line, Nov. 29 2006,
comes from Raymond Close, a member of bors.” Jordan’s King Abdallah II told his http://www.themedialine.org/
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