Oct 1, 2013

{Reprint} God's Jewish Warriors & The Future Of Israel

God's Warriors: God's Jewish Warriors. CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour travels to six countries on four continents to examine the intersection between religion and politics and the effects of Christianity, Islam and Judaism on politics, culture and public life. Click here to visit the original website that accompanied the documentary or watch the report 'God's Jewish Warriors' on the videos below:

God's Jewish Warriors: The Six Day War

Christiane Amanpour looks back at the 1967 Six Day War that put the heartland of biblical Judaism under Israeli control.

Taking over (occupying) a people leads to social unrest. For example; In the United States we had something called "Slave Owners", they not only beat and killed thier slaves they also fought a war to keep them (and thier slaves fought for them ... so this isn't an exact comparison). As it is a little power seems to corrupt awfully quick while absolute power seems to corrupt almost everyone absolutely... to follow a small section of society that is following Biblical Law that is not based in the Rabbinical teachings of 'Love thy neighbour as thyself' ... and instead follow a policy that involves doing what was done to the Jews of World War 2 (holocaust)... is absurd.

As a result Israeli society has been hit i.e. this proves that current policy doesn't just make a person heartless the heartlessness affects thier own society and thus national security in the long run. The long run (of over 40 years of occupation) is approaching.

God's Jewish Warriors: Settlements

The U.S. claims Jewish settlements are an obstacle to peace, but continues to give Israel generous foreign aid.

Continuing with settlements CAN'T lead to peace (besides being against international law). If you are for settlements in an area you have occupied then you are FOR war. It's that simple. If you are for war, this is your future...

A quick look at the types of illegal and covert wars the United States Government has been involved in (which in turn creates problems for Israel and almost all of these actions seem to inevitably lead to war)...
1. Lt. Col. Daniel Davis: Commanders Sending False Impressions of Afghan War: - Army Lt. Col. Daniel Davis recently criticized top military brass, including retired Gen. David Petraeus, saying they have misled Congress and the American people about progress in the war in Afghanistan. Margaret Warner speaks with Davis about his whistleblowing, why he went public and what his future may hold in the military.
2. Confessions of an Iraq War Whistleblower: The State Department fired me for telling the truth about US failures in Iraq. Here's why I don't regret it. What I saw while serving the State Department at a forward operating base in Iraq was, however, different. There, the space between what we were doing (the eye-watering waste and mismanagement) and what we were saying (the endless claims of success and progress) was filled with numb soldiers and devastated Iraqis, not scaredy-cat bureaucrats. That was too much for even a well-seasoned cubicle warrior like me to ignore, and so I wrote a book about it, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the War for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People. I was on the spot to see it all happen, leading two Provincial Reconstruction Teams in rural Iraq while taking part up close and personal in what the US government was doing to, not for, Iraqis. Originally, I imagined that my book's subtitle would be "Lessons for Afghanistan," since I was hoping the same mistakes would not be endlessly repeated there. Sometimes being right doesn't solve a damn thing.
3. Petraeus and the signature of U.S. terror: The CIA pressures Obama to step up indiscriminate attacks in Yemen 
4. The GOP's CIA's "War On Yemen"
5. Enemies of The Constitution?
6. From PBS: Timeline | The Decade-Long Covert War Against Iran

Warning... pick carefully which allies you listen to and follow...

In Matthew 24:14, the Bible says that the Gospel (the news about Jesus and his offer of salvation and eternal life) will be preached throughout the world. The Bible also says that sometime after this happens, the end will come. The Bible has been preached throughout the world for a long time. But now, with the increasing worldwide availability of television and the Internet, there is greater potential for the Gospel to be preached to everyone, everywhere. - Matthew 24:14: And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. i.e. ...

"God's Christian Warriors" & The Beginning Of The End For Christianity?

There IS a future for peace is that is the goal...
Palestinians and Jews working together, in the present and historically, is not something you hear allot about in the media; Anna Baltzer and Mustafa Barghouti advocate a non-violent approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in this complete, unedited interview...
Anna Baltzer & Mustafa Barghouti Extended Interview Pt. 1

Part 2 of Anna Baltzer & Mustafa Barghouti interview:
'The US is too biased to one side and this isn't good for Israel' A pro-Israel Lobby you don't hear about in the media...  
Interview: Jeremy Ben-Ami, the president of the pro-Israel lobby J Street, discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Palestine's application for full U.N. membership....
Israel came into being by a UN mandate so its only fair that the Palestinians do too. Ben Ami is taking a mainstream approach as that's necessary for his political position (Israel on one side and a right-wing Obama administration on the other)
From the Washington Post: Ben-Ami provides an arsenal of logistical and moral arguments stressing that not only is Israel’s occupation over another people a threat to the Zionist dream and American interests in the region, but that it also runs counter to rabbinic values — indeed, even to the very letter of Israel’s Declaration of Independence, which promises equality to all, regardless of race, religion or gender. In short, he tells us that Israel is on the brink of becoming an “apartheid state” and losing its status as a moral beacon to the Jewish people and the safe and democratic haven its pioneers intended it to be. Ben-Ami argues that by taking a radically conciliatory pro-peace position today instead of the stance represented by the conservative AIPAC, the American Jewish community would serve Israel’s interests far better — paradoxically, just as the radically militant policy pursued by his father, Yitshaq (whom Ben-Ami calls a “terrorist”), in Israel’s early days was exactly what was needed in order to ensure its creation: At the time, his father’s brand of Zionism ran counter to what was considered acceptable by the Jewish community. Ben-Ami says that today’s Jewish voice in America should clearly call for an active American intervention in the Middle East that will bring about the end of occupation and the establishment of a Palestinian state. How can this be done? He suggests that the American president, backed by the international community, must present a take-it-or-leave-it political package to the two sides. The basis already exists for this in various peace initiatives that call for making the pre-1967 armistice line a border between the two states and allowing for a one-to-one exchange of territory for reasons to do with security or demography. The resulting refugee problem could be addressed in any number of ways, including compensation, family reunification schemes and resettlement. Most of these plans also call for making Jerusalem a joint capital for the two states. President Clinton proposed a formula for sharing the city by having Arab neighborhoods come under Arab sovereignty, and Jewish neighborhoods under Jewish sovereignty.

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