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  • When Zionism imagined Jewish nationalism without supremacy


    When Zionism imagined Jewish nationalism without supremacy July 22, 2019 14:08

    Source: +972 Magazine

    https://972mag.com/will-imagining-zionism-without-supremacy/142415/

     

    By Meron Rapoport

    Published July 21, 2019

     

    In his recent book, Dr. Dmitry Shumsky shows that, contrary to popular belief, the forefathers of Zionism did not envision a state based on Jewish supremacy. And yet Zionism, he says, inevitably involves the oppression of Palestinians.

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  • It Started Out So Good …


    It Started Out So Good … July 24, 2019 12:03

    By Abraham A. van Kempen

    The Hague, The Netherlands

     

    Israeli journalist, Meron Rapoport, states in his article, ‘When Zionism imagined Jewish nationalism without supremacy:’

     

    “In his recent book [‘Beyond the Nation-State’], Dr. Dmitry Shumsky [a historian of the Zionist movement at the Hebrew University] shows that, contrary to popular belief, the forefathers of Zionism did not envision a state based on Jewish supremacy. And yet Zionism, he says, inevitably involves the oppression of Palestinians.”

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  • The Abuse of Religion to Foster Extremism Is a Universal Phenomenon


    The Abuse of Religion to Foster Extremism Is a Universal Phenomenon July 31, 2019 15:06

    Source: Common Dreams

    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/07/29/abuse-religion-foster-extremism-universal-phenomenon

     

    By James Zogby

    Published July 29, 2019

     

    When it masks a political agenda or when it justifies violence either by groups or state actors, it becomes a danger

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  • Evangelicals aren’t turned off by Trump’s first term — they’re delighted by it


    Evangelicals aren’t turned off by Trump’s first term — they’re delighted by it August 14, 2019 10:57

    Source: Washington Post

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/evangelicals-arent-turned-off-by-trumps-first-term--theyre-delighted-by-it/2019/08/11/3911bc88-a990-11e9-a3a6-ab670962db05_story.html?noredirect=on

     

    By Julie Zauzmer
    Published August 13, 2019

     

    BRANDON, Fla. — Three years ago, Rickey Halbert was torn about whether to vote for Donald Trump.

     

    On the one hand, he’d read about Trump’s extramarital affairs and the women who alleged he had sexually assaulted them. Halbert, a Defense Department employee, didn’t think the candidate matched his moral compass.

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  • Setting The Record Straight On Christian Zionism


    Setting The Record Straight On Christian Zionism September 16, 2019 12:58

    Source: Forward

    https://forward.com/culture/430428/setting-the-record-straight-on-christian-zionism/

     

    By Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

    Publsished August 29, 2019

     

    The book review for “Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, And U.S.-Israeli Relations” entitled “Why Everything You Think You Know About Christian Zionism is Wrong” grossly misstated numerous aspects of Christian Zionism and the movement in America. The narrative that Raphael Magarik puts forth seeks to debunk the idea that: “Christian Zionism conceals under a cloak of philo-Semitism, a nefarious agenda. Christian Zionists support Israel, supposedly, to hasten the end-times, when “Jews must convert or die.”

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  • Katanacho and the Protestant struggle against ‘Israelism’


    Katanacho and the Protestant struggle against ‘Israelism’ October 10, 2019 17:06

    By: Abraham A. van Kempen

     

    This article is a translated and slightly revised version of a contribution by Dr. Steven Paas to a symposium of the Dutch branch of Kairos-Sabeel on 20 September 2019, at the occasion of the presentation of the Dutch translation of the Palestinian theologian Yohanna Katanacho’s book The Land of Christ.

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  • Can You Trust God to Let the Chips Fall Where He wants?


    Can You Trust God to Let the Chips Fall Where He wants? October 15, 2019 13:51

    By: Abraham A. van Kempen

     

    1. Many Evangelicals presume that peace in Israel-Palestine will never happen unless Jesus Christ, God in the Flesh, ruptures through the clouds, detonating his divine light, between the heavens and earth, his Second Coming.

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  • Making the Means, Methods and Mechanism for MANY to Move Mountains …


    Move mountains September 04, 2015 11:09

    By: Abraham A. van Kempen, Editor

     

    Source: The Times of Israel

    https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/to-dignify-or-to-destroy/

    Published SEP 3, 2018

    Become part of what might become the biggest letter writing campaign in the history of mankind. Anyone, everywhere may write a letter, personally or anonymously, to a designated world leader of choice in just three clicks. Immediately thereafter, the letter is published on www.buildingthebridge.eu and, simultaneously, it is flashed throughout cyberspace.

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