The world watches while the people of Gaza are bombed, tortured, maimed and killed. The justification for this are the "fire-crackers" (by comparison) fired by Hamas into Israeli which justifies retaliation by the Israeli MWDs. Professor Noura Erakat has debunked every attempt by the Israeli's to justify what she concludes amounts to international war crimes. http://m.thenation.com/article/180783-five-israeli-talking-points-gaza-d....
The Palestinians have no air defense, no navy, no superior U.S. made smart weapons supported and paid for by U.S. taxpayers. They have no President Obama (as previous presidents) to sign off on 70 billion dollars in U.S. taxpayer dollars to fund the Israeli killing machine, and that with a different pen while each of the representatives for the largest “welfare" check written look on in glee. Imagine how the USA could be transformed if that 70 billion were poured into our deteriorating cities, crumbling infrastructure, and education. With all the other perks given away the subsides to the Israeli settlement experiment is much higher.
According to former Georgia Congress Woman Cynthia Mckinney, all U.S. lawmakers are required to sign a pledge saying that 'Jerusalem is the capital of Israel' and to make a commitment that they would vote to support the military superiority of Israel and make a commitment to vote to provide the economic assistance that Israel wants.
This would normally be called treason and some have made that call. Can you imagine China agreeing to pledge their support to the superiority of Japan's military or that of Viet Nam? Would the government of Russia pledge their unwavering support to the Ukraine or to Afghanistan or to Germany? Is this not insanity? In other words, they pledge their allegiance to a foreign state.
Former Congresswoman McKinney says this is what is done for 535 members of Congress. That's 100 Senators and 435 members of the House of Representatives. When she was asked to do so, she brought the matter public and now the lawmakers are required to write a paragraph which in essence says the same thing. If they refuse to do it, then they do not get money to run their campaigns. You may watch the entire video or start at about minute 17 to hear the specific comments.
Why the Recent Offensive Against the Palestinians?
Most of what is reported in the U.S. is that the recent offensive is the Israeli's right to defend itself against the preemptive strikes of Hamas. However, others report that it is about the discovery of natural resources in Gaza that started greedy chops and lip-smacking in the Zionist state.
It is reported that the Palestinians discovered natural gas on their land valued at a minimum of $4 billion U.S. dollars which is a "drop in the bucket" of the offshore resources discovered. Israel wants it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWNb5Oho-Wg. These natural gas supplies means the Palestinians of Gaza now have the potential revenues to be a complete independent and sovereign state. So the Christian Zionists have another theft motive to add to their reasons for supporting Zionism.
Bias of the U.S. Media
Rarely do you hear a balanced measure of reporting in the news media. According to PressTV, the claim that Hamas murdered three Israeli teenagers has recently been reported by the Israeli police as false. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/26/372839/zbig-netanyahu-imperils-i...
It is also stated that this information was known prior to launching this most recent offensive of collective punishment against an entire people. Most "reporting" in the U.S. has been what could be the equivalent of "watergate" coverups slanted in favor of the Zionists state.
The Biblical Illegitimacy of the Zionist Settlement
The settlement state of Israel is supported by mainstream churches based upon the belief that (a) they are God's chosen people and (b) they were promised land. The land promises to Israel were based upon the old covenant, given to them under Moses at Sinai. However, that covenant is no longer valid today. It has been superceded by the covenant of Christ and the New Testament.
Christian Zionists who legitimize the claims of the Israelis (Zionists) right to the land can only do so by delegitimizing the New Testament. Anyone with knowledge of the Israelis perspective on the covenant knows they do not accept the New Testament or Jesus Christ as the Messiah. Thus, to support the Israeli settlement Christian Zionists must logically deny the New Testament as a valid covenant.
According to Jeremiah 31:31-34, God promised to make a "new" covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the first covenant. This text is quoted verbatim in Hebrews 8:6-13 where God says that the inaugeration of the new covenant results in the old becoming obsolete, decaying and ready to vanish. It stood valid as long as the temple stood which was destroyed in 70 AD. That ended Israel's Levitical priesthood upon which the old covenant was based, Heb. 7:11-12.
The New priesthood has therefore transferred from the family of the Levites to that of Judah under Jesus Christ. Concerning this tribe, Moses spoke nothing concerning the priesthood, therefore it is a new priesthood which requires a new covenant. The land promise, i.e. Palestine was not a part of the new covenant. Rather, the "land" in the new covenant is Christ, and our salvation. The old was but mere types and shadows of the true spiritual realities in Christ. Most ministers and informed Christians know and understand this.
True Sons of God
True Israel today are those who (whether "Judahites" or Gentiles) accept Jesus Christ by faith. They are the sons of Abraham. "And the Scripture foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, 'In you all the nations shall be blessed." (Gal. 3:8)
In fact, God says only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. (Gal. 3:7) Christian Zionist who sell out Jesus Christ to promote Zionism are complicit in their “unwavering” support for Zionism. Many even boast of their allegiance.
The scriptures cannot be overturned. Paul, the Apostle is emphatic in his statements that all are sons of God by faith in Christ Jesus. In a context which is directly related to the inheritance he affirms that unlike in Judaism where the land was only inherited through free Jewish males, it is now received by Jews, Gentiles, women and slaves alike, as long as they are Christians.
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Gal. 3:26-29)
Adherence to the tenets of Zionists changes the religion of Judaism into a political racist ideology. Palestinians are treated as subhuman and therefore, it is presumed an amoral act to collectively and individually punish and kill them. Thus Christian Zionists are desensitized to the crimes against humanity.