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Zion’s Christian Soldiers

This book explores whether Christians’ support of the modern state of Israel is justified according to the scripture.

The belief that God judges people based how they treat the Jewish people and the state of Israel is based on the promise God made to Abraham that God will bless those who bless Abraham and curse whoever curse Abraham (Genesis 12:3).

Is God’s promise to Abraham still applicable to his descendants today? Even though the promise was iterated by Abraham’s son (Isaac) to his grandson (Jacob), like the promise to Abraham, it was a personal blessing.

Unlike the present day Israel that wants an exclusive Jewish state, Moses warned the Jews against racial exclusivity (Deuteronomy 23:7-8). King David looked forward to the day when other races would share the same identity and privileges as the Israelites (Psalm 87:4). God welcome “those who acknowledge me” — an inclusive Israel. The Bible does not grant a racial exclusivity; it does not give any race preferential or elevated status in God’s kingdom.

Abraham was chosen to lead his family to follow God, so that his descendants would become a godly nation, and through them, the whole world will be blessed. The promise made to Abraham was conditional — the privilege of being ‘chosen’ brought with it responsibility. The promised blessings were conditional on the faithfulness and obedience to God’s law. In his letter to the Romans, Paul explains why the majority of Jewish people of his day, having rejected their Messiah, were now excluded from the covenant promises.

Was the founding of present-day Israel the fulfilment of God’s promise? The boundaries of the land God promised to Abraham and his descendants are demarcated in Genesis 15. If these boundaries were applied today, it encompasses parts of Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Kuwait and part of Saudi Arabia.

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An Animated Introduction to Palestine and Israel

This video was made by Jewish Voice for Peace.

Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land: Media & the Israel-Palestine Conflict

“Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land” provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

This documentary exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites — oil, and a need to have a secure military base in the region, among others–work in combination with Israeli public relations strategies to exercise a powerful influence over how news from the region is reported.

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Palestine 101

The British promised the same land (that did not belong to them) to three different groups, creating a political mess in Palestine that lasts today.

Find out the realities about the occupation of Palestine by Israel. Get your facts right and diversify your sources of information. Below are a few links to get you started.

The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict
Jews and Christians Tell the Real Truth about Israel History

Palesine Before Israel
The Occupation of Palestine by Israel
Einstein’s Letter Warning of Zionist Facism In Israel
Palestine: The Missing Narrative by Paolo Barnard
Why Americans (and Everyone Else) Should Oppose Zionism

Seven Biblical Answers to Popular Zionist Assumptions” by Stephen Sizer
Holocaust Denied: The Lying Silence of Those Who Know
The Iraqi Jews by Naeim Giladi
The Origin of the European Jews

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, a lecture by Ilan Pappe
The Massacre in Sabra & Shatila
What Happened at Nablus and Jenin
Jenin, Jenin (documentary movie)
Palestine: 50 Years of Ethnic Cleansing and Disposession
Demolition of Palestinian Homes

Gaza 20 Months After Cast Lead
Why Israel’s Blockade on Gaza is Illegal

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