Hamas rally in Bethlehem (Wikipedia Commons)
Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of the Christian Zionist organization Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN), addresses the PJTN-organized session about anti-Semitism at the United Nations on Aug. 11. (Photo: Courtesy of PJTN)
Evangelical UN Special Envoy to the World Council of Independent Christian Churches representing 44 million congregants and award-winning Christian TV Show Host Laurie Cardoza-Moore has called upon Christians to protest Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s attempts to deny Jesus’ identity and ignore the persecution of Christians in Bethlehem.
A recent tweet from Omar revealed that the rookie congresswomen had planned to visit Bethlehem with the notorious “Christ at the Checkpoint” organization, an anti-Semitic Palestinian group that said Jesus was a Palestinian and has covered-up the mass exodus of the city’s “legitimate” Christian population since it came under Palestinian Authority Control. Cardoza-Moore highlighted the dire situation in Bethlehem for Christians and exposed Christ at the Checkpoint in her recent award-winning documentary: Boycott THIS!
Laurie Cardoza-Moore commented: “The majority of Christians left Bethlehem since the Israeli government agreed under the Oslo Accords in 1993 to allow the Palestinian Authority to govern the affairs of the city. A day that would forever change the living conditions for Christians in Bethlehem. Omar and Tlaib were planning to visit the birthplace of Jesus Christ with a subversive anti-Semitic organization that seeks to cover-up the daily persecution of the true followers of Christ at the hands of the Palestinian Authority.
Contrary to the disinformation and propaganda of “Christ at the Checkpoint”, the situation for Christians in Bethlehem has greatly worsened under Palestinian control. We have documented how Christians have been shot at and their churches burnt down for the alleged crime of trying to worship in their holy city. The reality remains, that Israel is the only place in the Middle East where Christians are free to worship and their rights are protected. Christians once made-up 20% of the city’s population, and are now barely 2%, but Omar and Tlaib would rather do the bidding of anti-Christian Islamists than demonstrate true Judeo/Christian values.”
She continued: “Not only does Christ at the Checkpoint diminish the message of Christianity, which is deeply rooted in the Hebrew Bible. They have rewritten the Biblical narrative and have quoted texts of scripture out of context in pursuit of furthering their anti-Semitic narrative, suggesting that Jesus, an observant Jew from Judea was actually a Palestinian. All Christians should be appalled at the blanket silence on these women’s Jew Hatred from so many American representatives in congress and the media. We will not allow a loud minority of Islamists to drown out the voices of our silenced brothers and sisters in Bethlehem who desperately need our help.”
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An Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, March 4, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Leonhard Foeger / File.
The acting chief of the UN nuclear watchdog policing Iran‘s nuclear deal with major powers, Cornel Feruta, will meet senior Iranian officials in Tehran on Sunday, a spokesman for the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Friday.
“The visit is part of ongoing interactions between the IAEA and Iran,” the spokesman said
The headquarters of the World Zionist Organization (WZO) in Tel Aviv. Photo: Screenshot.
The World Zionist Organization (WZO) on Friday opened a three-day conference in Santiago, the capital of Chile, on the topic of confronting antisemitism in Latin America.
Convened by WZO vice-chair Yaakov Hagoel, the conference will involve 150 Jewish professionals from around the region who will receive briefings from “high-level experts in the field to deal with the growing phenomenon,” the Spanish-language Jewish news outlet Diario Judio reported.
Russian immigrants (new olim) attend an event marking the 25th anniversary of the great Russian aliyah to Israel from the former Soviet Union at the Jerusalem Convention Center on Dec. 24, 2015. Photo: Hadas Parush/Flash90.
JNS.org – For most olim, moving to Israel is the realization of a dream. After years of hoping and planning, making aliyah and taking root in the Jewish state is a joyous and exultant experience. Still, the big move is not without its challenges, and many new immigrants become frustrated while attempting to navigate Israeli bureaucracy, secure a job, and find the right neighborhood to call home.
Taglit-Birthright Israel trip participants visit the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo: Flash90.
JNS.org – “It’s so much more.” That’s the mantra of the 54 Jewish young adults from across North America who just wrapped up 10 weeks in Israel.
Sure, they had applied to the Birthright Israel Excel program for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to intern at Israeli offices of such top global companies as Facebook, Visa, Microsoft, Ernst & Young (EY), and Barclay’s.
Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announced that the State Department will consider allowing U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem to list “Jerusalem, Israel” on their U.S. passports.
“We’re constantly evaluating the way we handle what can be listed on passports,” he told JNS in a wide-ranging interview. “It’s something that’s actively being looked at.”
The Palestinian Authority Foreign Ministry responded to this in a statement published in Wafa News saying the move was “an emphasis by the administration of President Donald Trump to antagonize the Palestinian people and undermine any chance for peace on the basis of a two-state solution.”
Sep 08, 2019 0Father Vladimir Tobin (courtesy: screenshot) HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – A Christian Orthodox priest in Nova Scotia was forced to retire after delivering a sermon that honored Judaism and Israel...
If you’re Jewish, how afraid should you be of being a victim of a violent anti-Semitic hate crime? In the wake of the Pittsburgh and Poway synagogue shootings in the last year, many American Jews remain afraid. The specter of white-supremacist hate that fueled those and other mass shootings has become the primary focus of those tasked with fighting and monitoring anti-Semitism.
If the use of Nazi symbolism in fashion was manifested in isolated cases, there would be only slight cause for concern. But when this trend is backed or glossed over by giants such as Amazon, the biggest online sales platform in the world, we cannot remain indifferent. From home decor to clothing and accessories, the popular website is infested with products depicting Holocaust victims heading to the gas chambers and images glorifying the Third Reich.
When the Second Intifada broke out in 2000, Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin boasted that the desire of his people for death in the service of Hamas was greater than the Israelis’ desire to live. Yassin, of course, was not referring to himself; happy to send his people off to die, he himself clung to life and even believed that his advanced age and status would protect him. But nothing lasts forever, and in March 2004, he was killed in an Israeli airstrike.
Egypt’s leading authorities have reinstated a notoriously “radical” cleric and hate preacher to the pulpit (minbar), despite strong opposition.
According to Arab Weekly, “The Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments, which controls the mosques, gave Yasser Burhami, the deputy head of the Salafist Call, the umbrella organisation of Salafi movements, approval to deliver sermons before Friday prayers at the Wise Caliphs Mosque in Alexandria.”
This week’s Torah reading Shoftim, maps out for us, the ideal national structure, of the Jewish people in their homeland, the Land of Israel. It describes the policies that Jews should be striving to implement today: Malchut/Kingdom, Sanhedrin/Torah, Nevuah/Prophecy, and Kehunah/Temple.