Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing. And Miriam sang to them: “Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.” Exodus 15:20-21 (The Israel Bible™)
Dawn breaks over Jerusalem. (Credit: Seth Aronstam)
When Breaking Israel News spoke to Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder of Proclaim Justice to the Nations (PJTN), she was in a fiery mood. “In a really busy week,” she remarked, “we will maybe send out four calls-to-action emails; last Monday alone, I sent out six.” That was the main thread of our lengthy and detailed conversation, the return and growth of the scourge of antisemitism in American life; in schools, on college campuses and yes, even in the church.
The emails that Cardoza-Moore sent last Monday were related to the following; Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory refusing to condemn Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan (and this even before she’d taken the stage with another rabid antisemite Linda Sarsour); the World Council of Churches training 2,000 Christians in pro-Palestinian Propaganda; the refusal of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and senior Democrats refusing to censure Rashida Tlaib for her antisemitism; calling for the State Medical Board of Ohio to revoke Lara Kollab’s license to practice; calling Christians in Newton, Mass to condemn “blood libel” posters and the rise of the “new” antisemitism of the Left. For an organization that works to battle antisemitism, it was certainly a busy few days
Maurie Cardoza-Moore speaks at the UN. (PJTN)
In Cardoza-Moore’s assessment the reappearance and seemingly widespread acceptance of open antisemitism (predominantly in the US, but the same holds true of Europe and elsewhere also) should be a “wake-up call to both Christians and Jews.” She said that PJTN’s mission was to “educate Christians around the world to stand with Jewish people to counter antisemitism.” And she is under no illusion about the scale of the task. She stated that if one had mentioned to her in 2005, for example, that in 2019 we’d see antisemitism as commonplace, she would have not thought it possible. And yet.
Cardoza-Moore questioned where the Christian leadership was in a time of desperate need. She acknowledged the fraught relationship between Christians and Jews that has existed for the best part of two millennia and is only now seeing improvement – and commented that this was all the more reason to stand up now. “Where are the Christian leaders condemning outright antisemitism?” she asked. “Why is the Church silent on this issue?” she added. “We receive emails from members all over the world, the UK, Australia and South Africa, who see not just the increase, but the seeming acceptability of espousing openly antisemitic views, and they want to know what they can do about it?
In the case of the United States, she noted that despite some issues, the country – like it has to many other minorities – has been a hospitable place for Jews. “Why won’t Tamika Mallory – who claims to be a Christian – not condemn the outrageous comments of Farrakhan when presented with the opportunity? (She also wondered why a Muslim preacher was given the honorific “minister” rather than “cleric.”)
The recent story highlighting the World Council of Christians (WCC) – who through its Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel – is allegedly training thousands of activists in the entirely pro-Palestinian narrative also drew her ire. “The WCC parades itself at the UN as a Christian organization, but what BIble are they using? We are reading the same Bible and in mine it says that those who bless Israel will similarly be blessed.” Cardoza-Moore unambiguously calls such views “heretical.” “These people, fueled by Replacement Theology, accuse the Jews of occupying their own land. Which Bible are priests and other leaders using in Bethlehem and Jerusalem?”
BDS movement founder Omar Barghouti (YouTube)
Omar Barghouti, founder and leader of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, was denied entry to the United States on Wednesday.
He was informed by airline staff at Ben-Gurion International Airport in Israel that U.S. immigration officials told the American consul in Tel Aviv to block him from boarding the flight.
A State Department official told NPR, “Visa records are confidential under U.S. law; therefore, we cannot discuss the details of individual visa cases.”
The US Capitol Building. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
Four of Israel’s most dedicated supporters in the US Congress on Friday expressed concern that the Jewish state may annex the West Bank, as results from Israel’s election earlier this week confirmed the likelihood of a right-wing government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“As strong, life-long supporters of Israel, a U.S.-Israel relationship rooted in our shared values, and the two-state solution, we are greatly concerned by the possibility of Israel taking unilateral steps to annex the West Bank,” said a joint statement from Democratic representatives Eliot Engel (NY), Chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs,
The final image sent by Israeli spacecraft Beresheet before it crash-landed on the moon. Photo: courtesy of Space IL.
Astronauts and scientists at the US space agency NASA commended the Israeli non-profit organization SpaceIL for its efforts afyer its spacecraft “Beresheet” failed to land safely on the moon on Thursday.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said, “While NASA regrets the end of the SpaceIL mission without a successful lunar landing of the Beresheet lander, we congratulate SpaceIL, the Israel Aerospace Industries and the state of Israel on the incredible accomplishment of sending the first privately funded mission into lunar orbit.”
“Der ewige Jude” – “Theeternal Jew” movie poster . (photo credit: WIKIPEDIA)
The lead article Thursday on the opinion page of the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper compared Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the 1940 Nazi antisemitic movie The Eternal Jew.
The article was titled in the paper “The Eternal Netanyahu” in a word play in connection with director Fritz Hippler’s antisemitic pseudo-documentary, based on the medieval legend of the wandering Jew, that served as a cinematographic justification for the Holocaust.
Mar 31, 2019 0Last week, in his speech at the AIPAC policy conference, said President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras that he would open a commercial office in Jerusalem – but not an embassy. U.S....
As an orthopedic surgeon for 30 years in Washington, D.C. I see patients from all over the world and from every walk of life and what has become clear to me is that everyone is fundamentally the same. As a rule, I shy away from political or religious discussions with my patients as they have no bearing on their care. But occasionally, the discussions are thrust on me.
Several years ago I treated a professor of political science from a local university and had established a good rapport with him. On his last visit before saying goodbye he popped a question.
It is well-known by some and wholly ignored by others that Islam has a long, sad history of antisemitism, a bigotry that originated in the seventh century CE (the first Islamic century) and has grown more vicious in the 21st. Combined with an almost universal anti-Zionism and bolstered by many on the political “left”, it is today the most ubiquitous and deadliest form of Jew-hatred. It takes the form, not just of insults, boycotts, and lawfare, but of wars, terrorist attacks, and calls for the destruction of the Jewish state and the genocide of the Jews.
Amman – The streets in Amman’s Jebel al-Weibdeh are crowded in the early evening with sounds of young people looking for a place to relax. Coffee shops intermix with art studios selling crafts for tourists. At the Maestro bar and restaurant, a band is getting ready for a live performance. The lights are dimmed and someone has put “no smoking” signs on the tables – they are out of place with the ash trays. Apparently, Monday has jam sessions and anyone can bring their instrument to join in. But it’s Wednesday.
A few of my readers recently asked me to explain the difference between “Palestinians” living inside and outside of Israel’s borders. Who are the “Palestinians” anyway? First, see below:
“Palestine” does not exist today as a nation-state, but at multiple times in history, including the present, it has been one of the names of a place. The Romans, recalling the defunct Philistines – non-Arab Sea People – coined it after defeating [Jewish general] Bar Kochba in 135 CE to disassociate what had been Judaea from Jews.
President Trump’s peace plan for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict surfaced two years ago and to this day – remarkably – only he and a handful of aides know its precise details. A stream of leaks, however, contains enough internal consistency that their collation, supplemented by conversations with administration officials, provides a plausible outline of the plan’s contents.
On March 31, a South Bend grandma brought her grandson to the hospital. The 11-month-old baby boy had been shot. His grandmother’s car had also taken fire. It was another early morning in South Bend.
Around the same time, Mayor Buttigieg, was toting up the $7 million in donations from his charm offensive as his bid for the 2020 Democrat nomination got underway. The national media never bothered reporting the shooting of an 11-month-old boy in the city he was supposed to be running, but instead confined its coverage of South Bend matters to a publicity stunt wedding officiated by Buttigieg.
The Palestinian students are being targeted because of their political affiliations and not because of any crime they committed.
While the Palestinian Authority and Hamas are busy beating up each other’s supporters, “pro-Palestinian” activists on US and Canadian university campuses are busy blaming Israel for Palestinian woes.
As an American Christian who has had the privilege of working in senior-level positions for four US presidents and who has enjoyed a close association with three of Israel’s prime ministers, I believe it is my obligation to provide the Israeli people with my views. I think my viewpoint is important because a vast number of American Evangelical Christians believe as I believe. In addition, Evangelical Christians are, without question, Israel’s strongest supporters in the United States.
Does Case 3000 – known as the submarine affair – prove that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is guilty of doing something illegal? Well, all Likud supporters believe with absolute confidence that it’s a political plot. Netanyahu’s opponents, however, believe – also with absolute confidence – that it’s the largest corruption case to ever occur in the State of Israel.