The Miracle of Zionism

"Israel is the only nation in the world that is governing itself in the same territory, under the same name, and with the same religion and same language as it did 3,000 years ago." - Historian Barbara Tuchman

"Israel is the only nation on the face of the earth that was created by a sovereign act of God" - Pastor John Hagee

"All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?" - Author / Atheist, Mark Twain (long before the Holocaust and Israeli-Jewish statehood)

"They are the most glorious nation that ever inhabited this Earth. The Romans and their Empire were but a Bauble in comparison of the Jews. They have given religion to three quarters of the Globe and have influenced the affairs of Mankind more, and more happily, than any other Nation ancient or modern." - President John Adams - His 1808 response letter criticizing the depiction of Jews by the French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The "Spirit of Palestine" Down Through the Ages

Since the very beginning of the foundation of ancient-biblical Israel there has always been a Gentile-world movement to destroy the nation of Israel. It's a phenomenon within and of itself that long before the Crusades, Inquisitions, Pogroms, and Holocaust, that took millions of Jewish lives, the Jewish "Haggadah" which is the religious text that sets out the order of Passover would state: “in every generation they rise up against us to destroy us”.
It has been stated by many in the secular Gentile world, "I know that there has to be a God, because antisemitism is so irrational that it can be only explained by the spiritual".

King David stated three thousand years ago: "Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter" - Psalms 44:22. And in Psalms 83: 2-12 that was written well over two and a half millenniums ago, depicts how the Gentile nations that surrounds Israel, conspired to blot out the God of Israel and His Name YHVH, by blotting out the nation of Israel itself!

If one was to apply the context of Psalms 83 to modern Israeli history since the First Aliyah (1881-1903) and especially since statehood (1948) a whole new world view through the eyes of the Bible would emerge. With that biblical view in mind, certain questions come into mind:
  • If the Biblical spirit of anti-Israel as depicted in Psalms 83 is alive and well in this modern era, what nations of the earth are guilty of displaying such national anti-Israel tendencies?
  • If indeed in every generation there arises a force to annihilate the Israelite people as the ancient Jewish Haggadah states and given the fact that the Nazis Israelite-annihilators were of a generation ago, who might it possibly be during this present generation to fulfill this role of the Israelite-annihilators in light of Psalms 83?
  • Now here is the real kicker question; if the anti-Israelite spirit as depicted in Psalms 83, could be transformed into the form of a new modern "state" among the nations of the world, what type of a new-state could it possibly become?
To me it's quite simple. One can either look at the Middle East situation through the eyes of the Hebrew Bible that includes the context of Psalms 83, or they can look at the Middle east through the opposite lens of the Hebrew Bible, namely the US-lead Quartet. Just the phenomenon of historical antisemitism alone causes me to view the entire world and especially the Middle East situation through the eyes of the Hebrew Bible.

The term "circle of violence" used primarily by the world media, depicts aggression coming from both of the Israeli - Palestinians sides of the conflict avoids three key main concepts in understanding the true nature of the conflict:
  1. The term does not consider the factor of whether or not the Palestinians are indeed effected by the world-historical phenomenon of antisemistism (Judaism-racism).
  2. The term does not consider the tell-tall signs of the "nature of aggression" that the Hamas' and al-Fatah's covenants decree, compared to the non-aggressive nature that the Israelis' Independent Declaration of 1948 displays.
  3. The term does not take into account the Jew-murdering, anti-Israel historical concept implications that name "Palestine" historically derives from!
The term "circle of violence" and others with the same connotation, are used so that Israel can appear to be equally guilty of same terrorists mentality as the Palestinians in order that only the Jewish Israelis - the recipients of the continued world-historical antisemitism - can be the only ones blamed in and for the conflict, as seen recently in the UN Goldstone Report! Isn't that amazing?

Can modern antisemitism be spiritually linked to ancient historical antisemitism?1 The phenomenon of antisemitism itself that goes far beyond the natural realm more than suggests that it can! Therefore, what antisemitic historical movements and causes from the ancient past that carried with it the same overall goal and motivation as today's so-called Palestinians? What might be considered the "spiritual ancestors" of the modern Palestinian anti-Israel / anti-Judaism Cause? Could the Hebrew Bible give us some indications of the ancient-past "Spirit of Palestine" earthly manifestations?

Pharaoh of Egypt 1530BCE:
Pharaoh wanted to keep the Jews in his Gentile land where they could continue to be oppressed at the whim of gentile leadership as would be the case in all future Gentile lands. He was vehemently opposed to the Jews having their own land where they could worship in peace and closeness to their God YHVH (Exodus 3:18-19). Regardless of how many signs was giving Pharaoh that pointed to God's favor towards the Jews, it caused Pharaoh's heart to be all the more hardened. In this modern era, the Gentile world allowed the Jews to have a state over their direct guilt of the Holocaust. However they never intended the Jews to return to their ancient homeland for the purpose of their God-favoring covenant! The 1975 UN resolution declaring "Zionism" as God chosen people, to be racism proves this to be true! Now, the Quartet - like Pharaoh - is striving to retrieve their letting Israel go - forgetting their guilt of the Holocaust!

Balak, King of Moab:
Is it a far fetched idea to suggest that Balak who wanted Israel cursed and "driven from the land" (Numbers 22:6) is eternally and spiritually linked to today's Palestinians who shout "death to Israel" and has whose religious chants include driving Israel "into the sea"? Can it be said that this ancient King of Moab who lived around 1200 BCE (over 3,200 years ago) was a direct ancient-past expression of say, today's 1988 Hamas Covenant? Would the "Spirit of Balak" that wanted Israel cursed by God and driven from the land, be in today's world, a supporter of a Hamas-lead Palestinian State?

Haman, Councilor to King Ahasuerus - 4th century BCE:
Haman, who probably represents the Nazis more than any other modern antisemitic force, is spiritually linked to the 9th. century CE Islamic hadith that states: "The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim or servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him". - Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj al-Qushari ( 821 - 873 CE) Book 41 No. 6985

Hamas is spiritually dedicated and therefore spiritually linked to this ninth-century hadith as well as to their prophet Mohammad, who murdered men of the Banu Qurazah Jewish tribe of Yathrib Arabia. The question is, would the spirit of Haman who tried to have all the Jews murdered, be supportive in this ninth-century hadith? If so, we therefore have a spiritual link:
  • King Balak of Moab from 1200BCE
  • Haman - Councilor to King Ahasuerus - 4th century BCE
  • Mohammed - False Prophet Jew-murderer 7th century CE
  • Hadith for Jew Murder 9th. century CE
  • Nazism - 1933 - 1945
  • Hamas 1987 - present
Of course there are many more "Spirit of Palestine" movements that produced like-minded "Judenrein" anti-covenant expressions down through the epochs of time that would be placed within the above time-line between Balak and Hamas. These would include but not limited to:
  • King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon 586BCE - Temple destroyer - Jewish banishment from the covenant land.
  • The foreign tribes placed in Samaria (West Bank) by Sennacherib, who themselves hired (UN / Quartet) advisers for their Spirit of Palestine Cause (Ezra chapter 4). 536 BCE
  • Sanballat, Tobiiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites (Jordanian army) and the Ashdodites (Palestinian Gazans) who made jihads and fatwas against Nehemiah (Nehemiah 4) 443 BCE
  • Antiochus IV Epiphanes 164BCE - Outlawed all forms of Judaism especially Jewish temple-worship. (The Hanukkah story).2
  • Titus Flavius Vespasianus 70CE - Temple destroyer - mass-murderer of Jews in Judea and Samaria (West Bank).
  • Emperor Hadrian 132 - 135CE - banishment of Jews from covenant land - renamed Israel "Syria Palaestina" (the name that still stands among antisemites) - renamed Jerusalem to "Aelia Capitolina" (today's so-called "Al-Quds") - and raised the Dome of the Rock shrine over the Temple Mount in the form of the deity "Jupiter".
  • The Crusaders 1095 - 1291CE - Murdered the Jewish population of Jerusalem including the burning of synagogues with Jews locked inside.
  • The Inquisitions (Medieval, Spanish, Portuguese, Roman) 1184- 1870
  • The Pogroms 1821 - 1946
  • Mohammad Amin al-Husayni (Palestinian Grand Mufti of Jerusalem) - Responsible for the 1929 Hebron massacre, the anti-Jewish riots of 1938-39 - Nazi (Hitler interviewed) sympathizer and radio broadcaster - Recruiter for the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the Nazi SS Handschar.
It doesn't take a lot of effort to see this "Spirit of Palestine" within the ancient biblical text. As pointed out in the above time-line, the same scenario that Ezra and the rest of the Jewish nation faced is almost exactly what the State of Israel faces today. There was a political and spiritual force within the Judea and Samaria (today's West Bank) whose origins were not indigenous to the land and arrived there via the conquest and banishment of the true indigenous people of the land (since the Exodus) which was the Jewish people.

There is spiritual reason as to why that today's most vicious enemy of modern Israel calls themselves "Palestinians". Not only is the renaming of Israel to "Palaestina" synonymous with the Hadrian Jew-murder and banishment that went along with that particular renaming, but the Arabic pronunciation of Palestine is "Philistine" which also illustrates a very Biblical significance.3

The Palestinian government leaders and clerics are notorious for expressing the words "our land" in every way they can in verbal attempts to claim the land of the covenant for themselves. I didn't notice until recently that their "spiritual-linked ancestors" - the real Philistines - did the exact same thing!
"Our god [Dagon / modern Allah] hath delivered into our hands our enemy [Samson], and the destroyer of OUR COUNTRY, which slew many of us." - Judges 16:24

The 4th chapter of the Hebrew Bible (Joel 3 in the Christian Bible) is quite an amazing prophetic chapter. In starts off by address the return of Jewish people back into the Land of the Covenant. Then it addresses the Gentile nations who was responsible for scattering Israel to be among the nations and outside of Israel to begin with and of whom placed forbidden Gentiles people powers within the Land of the Covenant.

Today's culmination of this Gentile sin is the "Quartet - Palestinian Cause"! It's in this amazing chapter that its referral to the area of "Gaza" is only time the English pronounced word of "Palestine" is mentioned in the 1611 King James Version (verse 4). As mentioned in previous blogs, it is also within this chapter that "Hamas"- pronounce in Hebrew - the language of the covenant land, is literally within the text pertaining to the innocent blood Judah (Jews) has shed due to the Christian-Rome's and Islamic-Ishmaelite Egypt's violence (verse 19).

The Palestinian rewriting of history that includes Palestinian Arab-Canaanites, Jewish temple denial, and of course Holocaust Denial, is really quite laughable. However, when the "spirit element" is added to this equation, then yes, the spirit of Palestinians were indeed "there" with every enemy ancient Israel ever faced or dealt with including the Philistines!4

Not only does the Palestinians spiritually connect with the pass, but the reverse is also true. Today's Palestinians spiritually represent the culmination of all historical enemies of Israel coming to meet Israel in this final age, and guess what, they have the world in the form of the Quartet, and all other forces (i.e. NGOs, world media, the Vatican, World Council of Churches, and academic institutions, ect.) backing them!

It's this powerful "Spirit of Palestine" that Christian Replacement Theology or supersessionism adheres to being made part of its ranks. Literally "all" Christian expressions of antisemitism stems from their Replacement Theology including Christian-antisemitism coming from the far right-wing white-supremacy groups such as the Aryan Brotherhood. All white-supremacy groups support the Palestinians hands down in all areas of the conflict with Israel because white supremacy groups along with all other replacement theology advocates, are spiritually of the "Spirit of Palestine"!

As Dore Gold pointed out in his book "The Fight for Jerusalem" Christian Replacement Theology was a strong movement during the late nineteenth century both in Germany and in the USA. What stifled this movement was none other than the Holocaust! What gave rise to Christian Zionism (the spiritual opposite of replacement theology) was the realization that Christian Replacement theology was not only responsible for laying the foundation of the Holocaust via men such as Martin Luther, but also played major role "during" the Holocaust as well! The Vatican (also of the Spirit of Palestine) signed the Concordat that was a spiritual agreement between the Vatican and Nazism, and Kristallnacht (The Night of the Broken Glass) was a commemoration of Martin Luther's birthday!

So here we are again; Christian Zionism is on the decrease and replacement theology is on the rise again. There is a Hussein in the White House leading the Quartet with an Islamic supporter and Jew-hater Tony Blair representing the Quartet. If your Jewish and Judaism is your faith, building a home in your ancient homeland is now a crime. Almahdinejad is currently test firing the improved Sejil 2 and the Shahab-3 rockets both capable of hitting Israel, and not one Gentile power is doing a single thing about it! The world of the "Spirit of Palestine" is at work against the everlasting covenant God has with Israel.

Out of ashes of the Holocaust came the State of Israel. But as it stands now that state that rose from out of the ashes of the Holocaust cannot continue to exist as it is, for it is currently set towards a path of certain destruction and the world "Spirit of Palestine" knows it, causing them to be ever-united in their cause. But because the world implications are so great in this last antisemitic go-around in there final setting against Israel and her covenant, what will rise out of the ashes this time is none other than the judgment of nations, and the nations recognizing Israel in her true covenant place. As it was prophesied in ancient times:

"I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for My people and for My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted My land." - Joel 3:2 (Joel 4:2 in the Hebrew Bible)

"And the Gentiles shall know that I YHVH do sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore." Ezekiel 37:28

1. "Spiritual linking" spiritual makeup of past generations is noted in the New testament:
Matthew 23: 35-36 states:
"That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation."

. Simon Maccabee's letter to the then "Spirit of Palestine":
The Jewish right to the Land of Israel was expressed in a letter from the Jewish leader Simon, the only survivor of the five Maccabee brothers to king Antiochus, whom they had just defeated. Antiochus demanded the return of the 'occupied territories' -- that is territories the Maccabees liberated during their recent war.

Simon writes: "We have neither taken foreign land nor seized foreign property, but only the inheritance of our fathers, which at one time had been unjustly taken by our enemies. Now that we have the opportunity, we are firmly holding the inheritance of our fathers."

3. "Palestine" is not an Arab word. It is a Roman word and name which in and of itself exposes to the antisemitic lie that the Jews "stole" Arab land. It further indicates that the "Palestinians" (or as I like to say, "the Haj Amin al-Husseini people") are indeed an Arab people that embraces the ancient Roman doctrine of detaching Jews from their ancient homeland (the original purpose of Hadrian naming the land in 135 CE). They have taken on the Roman name for their so-called Arab homeland signifying the spiritual link and spiritual alliance between Edom and Ishmael.

4. Though today's modern Egypt is not connected with ancient Egypt in language, culture, common shared history, and religion, as the enemy of Israel's everlasting covenant they become connected to ancient Egypt as enemies of the God of Israel. Therefore we can see the spiritual element behind Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser speech delivered on August 31, 1955:
"Egypt has decided to dispatch her heroes, the disciples of Pharaoh and the sons of Islam and they will cleanse the land of Palestine....There will be no peace on Israel's border because we demand vengeance, and vengeance is Israel's death."
Also modern white supremacist David Duke defends the ancient Persian Haman claiming that we don't hear about "Haman's side of the story" much like we don't hear much about the Palestinian's side of the story due to the Jewish controlled media. The reason Duke as a self-proclaimed Christian will take up for Haman (a Jewish annihilation seeker) is because Duke is spiritually linked to Haman. Being that Duke is the most identified "Aryan" supremacist in America (one of Nazism's favorite self-identifying terms) isn't it amazing that the term "Iran" from which Haman lived, stems from the word "Aryan"? >


Charles said...

Whenever we stand up to those who deny or minimize genocide we send a critical message to the world. As we continue to live in an age of genocide and ethnic cleansing, we must repel the broken ethics of our ancestors, or risk a dreadful repeat of past transgressions. We know from captured German war records that millions of innocent Jews were systematically exterminated by Nazi Germany - most in gas chambers. These facts have been proven repeatedly through countless thesis and dissertation research papers. Virtually every PhD in the world will stake their career on the veracity of known Holocaust facts. Despite this knowledge, Holocaust deniers ply their mendacious poison everywhere, especially with young people on the Internet. Such deniers have only one agenda - to distort the truth in a way that promotes antagonism against the object of their hatred, or to deny the culpability of their ancestors and heroes.

Museums and mandatory public education are tools to dispel bigotry, especially racial and ethnic hatred. Books and films can reinforce the truth of past and present genocides. They help to tell the true story of the perpetrators of genocide; and they reveal the abject terror, humiliation and degradation resulting from blind loathing and prejudice. It is therefore essential that we disclose the factual brutality and horror of genocide, combating the deniers’ virulent, inaccurate historical revision. We must protect vulnerable future generations from making the same mistakes.

A world that continues to allow genocide requires ethical remediation. We must show the world that religious, racial, ethnic, gender and orientation persecution is wrong; and that tolerance is our progeny's only hope. Only through such efforts can we reveal the true horror of genocide and promote the triumphant spirit of humankind.

Charles Weinblatt
Author, "Jacob's Courage"

Joe Whitehead said...

To Charles,
I agree with most all of the posted article except for perhaps adding an issue from the last paragraph.

When something is declared "wrong" I always ask, "based upon what?"
The primary cause of the Holocaust was "rejection of the Torah".
If the German people was Torah-principle minded, Hitler would have never seen daylight of the German chancellery, much less the advent of the Holocaust.

The Jewish people are the chosen (priestly) people called by the one true God of Israel to be a light unto the nations (Isaiah 42:6, 49:6,60:3) to demonstrate the "whole duty of man" (Ecclesiastes 12:13.

It is much more effective to teach the Torah and man's whole heart devoted to God - from which ones fellow man was created, than to try harnessing the wild human heart towards some self-control (can't we all just get along) understanding.

Thanks for your post,

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