Mar 14, 2019

The US Regime Change Game From Iran to Venezuela

With a straight face, the power brokers of the US government say they want to bring democracy to Venezuela. Never mind that Venezuela is already a democracy, and its socialist leaders have been reelected repeatedly. If you believe the MSM (Main Stream Media) and US government narrative about Venezuela, then this video interview with Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute on the Corbett Report, is not for you. If you'd like to hear a well reasoned analysis, you've picked an excellent analysis of what's going on in Venezuela. The situation in Venezuela is volatile and subject to change, but the history of regime changes by the US, elaborated by Daniel McAdams in this interview, are remarkably similar. Whatever the fate of Venezuela, this interview will provide a good foundation for understanding future US regime change operations. You, too, will be able to spot them from 1000 miles away.

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Mar 4, 2019

Christian Zionist Leaders: Hardly Peacemakers

Jesus was the Prince of Peace and taught his followers: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:9). Why do so many prominent, Christian Zionists ignore what Jesus taught? Find out why in this thoughtful, 27 minute podcast. We take a look at a few of these Christian leaders who include John Hagee (Christians United For Israel), Ann Graham Lotz (daughter of Billy Graham), Kay Arthur (Precepts Ministries), Richard Land & Pastor Robert Jeffress (spiritual adviser to the President), both of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Dr. Wayne Grudem (Seminary professor and author of "Systematic Theology" and “Politics According to the Bible“). Find out why Linda Compton, wife of one of We Hold These Truths' founding directors, Tom Compton, stopped teaching Precept Ministries Bible studies for women, after she had taught about 50 different Precepts studies, five years before she passed away.

Mar 2, 2019

Ask Your Pastor: Why Israel?

We Hold These Truths has been challenging Christian Zionist Churches since 2002 by holding vigils urging fellow Christians to advocate for peace and justice in the Middle East. Our West Coast Outreach Director, Craig Hanson, recently asked a pastor hosting a CUFI (Christians United For Israel) "Why Israel?" event in California, why should Christians support Israel. In this 13 minute, podcast zinger, Craig and members of We Hold These Truths discuss the letter he sent to the pastor and the importance of challenging the theology that puts Israel ahead of Jesus Christ. We think it's time that more Christians ask of their pastors, "Why Israel?" We are pleased to recommend the group, Christians United For Israel and Palestine, that stands in stark contrast to the Christian Zionist theology of CUFI.

Feb 28, 2019

Chuck Carlson of We Hold These Truths: Off the Beaten Path

Chuck Carlson, founder of We Hold These Truths is interviewed on the "Off the Beaten Path" show with host Steve Elkins on RBN (Republic Broadcsting Network). Chuck's article, "The Unholy Trinity for War: The Federal Reserve, Christian Zionists, and the Current White House" is discussed in depth in this program along with Chuck's insights into his mission to educate people about the dangers of Christian Zionism. As a way of introduction to Steve Elkins' listeners, the soundtrack of We Hold These Truths' award winning documentary, "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I" was played in hour one of the program. This is hour two (54 minutes).

Feb 14, 2019

The FED, POTUS and Christian Zionists: Unholy Trinity for War - Q&A

All-wars-are-bankers-wars-08.pngThis is the question and answer part of our podcast, "The FED, POTUS and Christian Zionists: Unholy Trinity for War." Americans are woefully uneducated about the machinations of the Federal Reserve System that provides the primary mechanism to finance America's serial wars.

 

 

Feb 14, 2019

The FED, POTUS and Christian Zionists: Unholy Trinity for War

All-wars-are-bankers-wars-08.pngAmericans are woefully uneducated about the machinations of the Federal Reserve System that provides the primary mechanism to finance America's serial wars. In this 30 minute Podcast, Chuck Carlson and Craig Hanson of We Hold These Truths go behind the scene, discussing Chuck's article, "The Unholy Trinity for War," that makes the connection between the Federal Reserve System, Christian Zionists and the current White House administration. Questions and answers can be found in a separate podcast (click here).

 

 

Feb 1, 2019

Chuck Baldwin on Trump’s Wall & Swamp Creatures

Baldwin_Chuck-07.jpgPastor Chuck Baldwin rejoins us with an appeal to his fellow, evangelical, Christian leaders, who have been blinded by President Donald Trump and his cast of appointed "swamp creatures" to his administration. In this 32 minute podcast, Pastor Baldwin is interviewed by Craig Hanson of We Hold These Truths. Referenced in this podcast are: WHTT's interview with Dr. Baldwin about his journey out of Christian Zionism - "Pastor Dr. Chuck Baldwin Rejects Christian Zionism," and two articles by Chuck Baldwin - "Now It’s William Barr: When Will Christians And Conservatives Stop Making Excuses For Donald Trump?" and "Declare A State Of Emergency To Build The Wall?"

 

Jan 24, 2019

Does Israel Have a Shoot to Cripple & Maim Policy Against Palestinians?

Israel-Palestine-Tensions-UN-shooting-to-maim-inGaza-01.jpgIsrael denies it has a "shoot to cripple and maim" policy against Palestinians, but abundant evidence exists to support this claim. In this 20 min. podcast, members of We Hold These Truths look into these claims. Sources like the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, tend to corroborate these claims, for example, in their article, "Is the IDF conducting a kneecapping campaign in the West Bank?" Another example is the Washington Post article, "Blasted limbs, broken dreams."  Also, referenced in this podcast are these articles: "Israel Shooting to Cripple & Maim," "Israel Continues with its Shoot to Cripple & Maim Policy in Gaza" and "Inhuman Cruelty in Gaza Exposed by BBC & TRT World."

Jan 14, 2019

New York Times Investigates the Killing of Palestinian Medic Rouzan al-Najjar in Gaza

An_Israeli_Soldier_Killed_a_Medic_in_Gaza_We_Investigated_the_Fatal_Shot-NYT-02.jpgThe New York Times has done something remarkable by producing a 17 minute video, investigation report about the killing of Palestinian medic Rouzan al-Najjar during a protest in Gaza on June 1, 2018 as reported in their article, "A Day, a Life: When a Medic Was Killed in Gaza, Was It an Accident?" Rouzan was not protesting, but rushing to aid a wounded demonstrator. According to Mark Regev, Israeli ambassador to Britain, "... and we [Israel] only use live fire in a measured and surgical way." David Keyes, an Israeli government spokesman assured us that, "Israel only targeted people who are actively engaged in violence." And Michael Oren, an American born Israeli and a former Israeli ambassador to the US, claimed, "We [Israel] have a very specific record of every shot fired." Also, be sure to watch the 11 minute video by The Real News, "When The New York Times Investigates Israel’s Killings in Gaza, That’s News" for an excellent analysis of NYT's article and investigation. Also, please read Chuck Carlson's article, "Israel Shooting To Cripple and Maim."

 

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Jan 14, 2019

When The New York Times Investigatess Israel’s Killings in Gaza, That’s News

NYT_Investigation_into_Killing_of_Medic_Rouzan_al-Najjar_Concludes_Possibly_a_War_Crime_by_IDF-01.jpgIt should be intuitively obvious to the casual observer that the US main stream media (MSM) is exceptionally partial to Israel in their reporting. When the New York Times ran a front page story,"A Day, a Life: When a Medic Was Killed in Gaza, Was It an Accident?" readers should ask, "Why?" In this insightful, 11 minute report on The Real News, the significance of the NYT article is delved into with Mondoweiss journalist, James North, who wrote the piece, "‘NYT’ report on killing of Gaza paramedic Rouzan al-Najjar is a big step forward, though flawed."

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Jan 9, 2019

American Housewife Challenges the US Narrative on the War in Syria

Kortkamp_Janice-03.jpgThe War in Syria is NOT a “civil war”; is NOT a “popular uprising,” but is a US and allies’ long-time, planned and orchestrated regime change war, using terrorists and mercenary, proxy, armed groups. This is what American housewife, Janice Kortkamp concluded after four years of intensive study on the issue, and after several fact finding trips to Syria. Janice recounts her incredible journey to understand what's going on in Syria in this 1 hr. 25 min. video presentation she made to the Syrian American Forum in Boston. Also, she was interviewed by We Hold These Truths, "American Christian Housewife Travels Alone Across War Targeted Syria." Be sure to visit Janice's website, packed with information about the war on Syria and what she is doing to spread the truth about the situation there: "Syria Resources Archive."

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Dec 24, 2018

How the US Media Controls the Narrative on the Israel-Palestine Issue

Hill_Marc_Lamont-01.jpgThe firing of political commentator, Marc Lamont Hill, by CNN is an excellent example of how the MSM (Main Stream Media) controls the narrative on the Israel/Palestine issue. Show too much empathy for the plight of the Palestinians, and you'll become a persona non grata or worse. In this 16 minute podcast, Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths discuss how CNN commentators like Chris Cuomo are allowed to continue on at CNN while appearing to be objective about the Israel/Palestine issue. Gideon Levy of the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, explains this phenomena well in his article, "In U.S. media, Israel is untouchable." Also referenced in this podcast is our documentary, "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part 1."

Dec 24, 2018

Prof. Marc Hill Explains Why CNN Fired Him for Speaking Up for Palestinian Rights

Speaking up for the rights of Palestinians could cost your job. Professor Marc Lamont Hill was a political commentator on CNN, who was fired by CNN after he made a presentation at the United Nations on the plight of Palestine that exceeded the MSM's (main stream media) allowable limits of discourse on the Israel/Palestine issue (to watch his courageous, UN presentation, click here). Prof. Hill explains what happened in this excellent, 14 min interview on Democracy Now in their 12/18/2018 broadcast.

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Dec 20, 2018

Texas Fires Speech Therapist for Not Signing the Israel Loyalty Oath

Amawi_Bahia-02.jpgIn this revealing, 3 minute interview with Bahia Amawi by the Intercept, she explains why the state of Texas would not renew her contract as a speech therapist in the Austin, Texas school district because she would not sign the "Israeli Loyalty Oath" clause of a 2017 billed passed in Texas. Twenty five other states have passed similar legislation. The Intercept "asked if she considered signing the pledge to preserve her ability to work. Bahia Amawi told The Intercept: “Absolutely not. I couldn’t in good conscience do that. If I did, I would not only be betraying Palestinians suffering under an occupation that I believe is unjust and thus, become complicit in their repression, but I’d also be betraying my fellow Americans by enabling violations of our constitutional rights to free speech and to protest peacefully.” For more details on this, please read the Intercept story "A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job." Also, watch the report by Rick Sanchez of RT News, "Will Americans Have to Take a Loyalty Oath to Israel Instead of U.S.?"

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Dec 20, 2018

Will Americans Have To Take a Loyalty Oath to Israel Instead of U.S.?

Rick Sanchez of RT America reports on a phenomena sweeping the nation that makes a mockery of the First Amendment to the US Constitution, that protects the right to free speech. Laws have been enacted by 26 states in America deeming that any person doing work for that state must take a loyalty oath that they currently are not boycotting Israel, or will not in the future. This 4 minute report needs to be watched by anyone valuing the right to freedom of speech. More details about Bahia Amawi, who would not sign the Texas loyalty oath to Israel can be found in the Intercept article, "A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job." Also, there is a bill being proposed in Congress that would make the "Israel Loyalty Oath" the law of the land (see: "Senators Working to Slip Israel Anti-Boycott Law Through in Lame Duck").

 

 

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Dec 10, 2018

The Birthplace of Jesus Is Being Walled Off

Jesus_at_checkpoint.jpgWe say, "Open, Bethlehem!" Sure, tourists can still enter Bethlehem from Jerusalem by transiting the wall and checkpoint that separates Israel from occupied Palestine. Most of the Christians visiting the Holy Land have been conditioned to fear and mistrust Palestinians, even Palestinian Christians. Typically, a tour bus drops the pilgrims off at one of the "dead stones" sites in the Holy Land, like the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Rarely, do these pilgrims get to interact with the local, Palestinian Christians, the "living stones," to hear the other side of the story. Palestinian, Leila Sansour, documents how her home town, Bethlehem, is being walled in. In this 33 minute, abridged version of her compelling documentary, "Open, Bethlehem" you will learn what is happening to the birthplace of Jesus. Be sure to share this with your friends because Leila's story will not make the 6 o'clock news! You can become an Ambassador for Palestine and receive a Bethlehem passport by visiting Open, Bethlehem's website: https://www.openbethlehem.org/

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Dec 6, 2018

Why Synagogue Leaders in Nazareth Tried and Failed to Kill Jesus

Jesus remarked, while teaching at the synagogue in his hometown, Nazareth: “Truly I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his hometown." Pastor Joseph Beach from Amazing Grace Church in Denver, CO, explains how and why the hometown crowd quickly turned from admiring Him as the Messiah, to wanting to kill Him. This was because of what Jesus taught, as reported in the fourth chapter of the gospel of Luke. This is a fascinating study of 34 minutes on a subject that is all but ignored in pulpits across the US. Questions for Pastor Joe follow by Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths that add some very interesting insights for today's Christians. 

Dec 5, 2018

US Zionists Get Black Political Commentator Fired by CNN

Political commentator for CNN, Marc Lamont Hill, has been fired by CNN for speaking about freedom and justice for Palestinians, in an address given at the United Nations, not on CNN. Numerous, influential Zionists cried foul to CNN and claimed that Mr Hill's remarks were anti-Semitic. Judge for yourself by watching Mr. Hill's impassioned, 21 minute address, where he gives an excellent overview of the situation in occupied Palestine and describes the racial discrimination policies by Israel against Arab citizens of Israel. Gideon Levy of the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz accurately describes the context of the firing very well in his editorial, "In U.S. Media, Israel is Untouchable."

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Dec 3, 2018

Religious Bigotry Revealed at Israel Honoring Church Event

Faith_Vigil_Arvada_013b.jpgIt's very rare for We Hold These Truths to get media attention at on of their vigils in front of "zionized" churches. Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada, CO held their 40th "Night to Honor Israel" recently, but WHTT was not conducting a vigil as we have done at least three times in the past. Thanks to a local reporter who did his homework, WHTT founder Chuck Carlson was quoted in the article, "Honoring Israel: When a local church takes on an international issue." Chuck Carlson and members of WHTT discuss this, in this snappy, 14 minute podcast. To better understand why WHTT challenges "zionized" churches, watch our 4 minute video about one of the vigils held at Faith Bible Chapel, where John Hagee of Christians United For Israel was the featured guest: "John Hagee with Benny Hinn: Praying for war in the name of Jesus."

Nov 15, 2018

Christian Wahhabists Go On The War Path For Israel

Wahabbism-04.jpgWhen several prominent, self proclaimed Christian Zionists went to Saudi Arabia and had an audience with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman ("Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Hosts Rare Meeting With American Evangelical Christians"), Chuck Carlson of WHTT thinks "Christian Wahhabists" would be a more appropriate moniker. Find out the significance of the term "Christian Wahhabbism" in this 20 minute program. For background on this program, please read Chuck Carlson's article, "'Christian' Wahhabism: The New Cult for War on Iran."

Nov 14, 2018

Ron Paul Lashes Out at Trump Admin Over Iran Starvation Policy

Retired, constitutional Congressman Ron Paul is asking a question about the Trump administration’s ‘neoconservative’ policy regarding how to handle the situation with Iran: Is it normal? In this powerful, 4 minute video, Ron Paul notes: "It’s not often that US Government officials are honest when they talk about our foreign policy. The unprovoked 2003 attack on Iraq was called a “liberation.” The 2011 US-led destruction of Libya was a “humanitarian intervention.” And so on. So, in a way, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was refreshingly honest last week when, speaking about newly-imposed US sanctions, he told the BBC that the Iranian leadership “has to make a decision that they want their people to eat.” It was an honest admission that new US sanctions are designed to starve Iranians unless the Iranian leadership accepts US demands. His statement also reveals the lengths to which the neocons are willing to go to get their “regime change” in Iran. Just like then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said it was “worth it” that half a million Iraqi children died because of our sanctions [in the 1990's] on that country, Pompeo is letting us know that a few million dead Iranians is also “worth it” if the government in Tehran can be overthrown.

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Nov 7, 2018

Unwinding the Middle East Puzzle

The vast majority of Americans are oblivious to the fact that the US has a war based economy that needs enemies and wars to stay afloat. Most of these Americans are stuck in a left vs. right, Democrat vs. Republican paradigm. Americans are dragged into wars by both Democrats and Republicans. In reality, the major party in the US is the "War Party."  In this 20 minute podcast, Chuck Carlson and members of WHTT discuss Chuck Baldwin's insightful article, "How To Identify The People Who Truly Do NOT Get It" (We suggest reading Chuck Baldwin's article before listening to this podcast.)

 

Oct 31, 2018

Challenging American Christians at Christ At The Checkpoint-USA

20181018_105906a.jpgSadly, American, evangelical Christians mostly get one side of the Israeli/Palestine conflict narrative. And, that is the "zionised" Christian version that claims that modern Israel is the fulfillment of biblical prophecy, and, that only modern Jews have a right to live in Israel. Christ At The Checkpoint-USA held their first conference in the US in Oklahoma City to tell the Palestinian Christian side of the story. Palestinian Christians are the "living stones," of the Holy Land, and, for the most part, are ignored by American Christian pilgrims visiting the "dead stone" sites in the Holy Land. We Hold These Truths had a booth at the conference and came away very encouraged by the gathering. In this 34 min., fascinating and thought provoking podcast, members of WHTT discuss the CATC-USA conference and challenge their fellow Christians to tell the other side of the story to anyone who will listen. Videos of the speakers at the conference can be viewed here.  Also, we recommend watching Palestinian Pastor Alex Awad's excellent video presentation: "Palestinian Christians in the Shadow of Christian Zionism."

Oct 7, 2018

The Strong Delusions of Christian Zionists

Strong-Delusion-of-Christian-Zionism_.jpgThe evidence of the strong delusions held by Christian Zionists is explored by Chuck Carlson of We Hold These Truths in an interview on Dr. Kevin Barrett's "Truth Jihad" radio program. Chuck delves into the history of C.I. Scofield, "Godfather of Christian Zionism," and Scofield's connection to powerful zionists like Samuel Untemyer that helped with the publishing of his Scofield Reference Bible by the Oxford Press, who had never published a book by an American author until that time. This is a very interesting, 51 minute program.

Sep 27, 2018

Jews Who Challenge the Israeli Narrative

There are a growing number of Jews around the world who have gone from ardent Zionists to critics of Israel and its occupation of Palestine. In this remarkable and courageous documentary, "Jews Step Forward," 23 Jews tell their stories of transformation. Be sure to watch the entire 112  minute documentary to fully understand the difficult process these people went through to come to the conclusions they made to resist Israel's national march to national suicide. World famous Israeli conductor, Daniel Barenboim, defined the situation in Israel, perfectly, in his acceptance speech to the Israel Knesset for the Wolf Prize, one of Israel's highest honors for "achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among people ... irrespective of nationality, race, colour, religion, sex or political views." Mr. Barenboim remarked: "I am asking today with deep sorrow: Can we, despite all our achievements, ignore the intolerable gap between what the Declaration of Independence promised and what was fulfilled, the gap between the idea and the realities of Israel? Does the condition of occupation and domination over another people fit the Declaration of Independence? Is there any sense in the independence of one at the expense of the fundamental rights of the other? Can the Jewish people whose history is a record of continued suffering and relentless persecution, allow themselves to be indifferent to the rights and suffering of a neighboring people? Can the State of Israel allow itself an unrealistic dream of an ideological end to the conflict instead of pursuing a pragmatic, humanitarian one based on social justice?"  

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Sep 20, 2018

Israel’s Perverse Profusion of Prevarications-The Need To Lie

Israel is very proud of its legal system that so cleverly denies building permits to Palestinians, but legitimizes illegal (under international law) Israeli settlements in the West Bank of Palestine. A case in point is the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar that is slated for demolition. Professor Frank Romano found out the consequences of non-violent protesting against the destruction of this village. Professor Romano explains beautifully in this 2 1/2 minute video. For background info on Khan al-Ahnar, take a look at these articles from the Israeli newspaper, Harretz: "Everything You Need to Know About the West Bank Bedouin Village at the Eye of a Diplomatic Storm," "In Unusual Move, Israeli Army Arrests French-American Law Professor in West Bank" and "Why Did Israel Handcuff and Deport a French-American Law Professor?"

 

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Sep 20, 2018

The Bankers’ Unfolding Scheme for War on the Millenial Generation-Audio

War-On-Millenials-01.jpgA most critical fact about President Donald Trump is that he is an invention of the International Bankers Cabal (IBC) that owns and controls the Federal Reserve System. The IBC is the faceless structure that creates the FED dollars necessary to finance the private wars which, like most of his predecessors, President Trump is inciting with every passing day.  The IBC also influences the major international news media.  These brewing wars are enveloping our current youngest adult generation, the Millennials, much as WWII dominated the lives of the so-called “Greatest Generation.” In this controversial, 19 minute, podcast, Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths discuss Chuck's ground breaking article, "The Bankers’ Unfolding Scheme for War on the Millennial Generation." Background material referenced in the podcast: "Federal Reserve’s Role in Financing America’s Wars," War Is A Racket" by Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler and "Perpetual War For Perpetual Peace" by Gore Vidal.

Sep 14, 2018

A Palestinian Love Story and a New Museum to Tell the Story

Ana-Michele-02.jpgWe met the remarkable Ana Michele last summer at the Holy Land Trust's month long Iktashef Experience, based in Bethlehem, in the West Bank of Palestine. Ana Michele went to Israel and Palestine to find out for herself about the conflict because she had been inspired by a college professor that told a different side of the conflict, not widely known in the US. In this 25 minute interview, Ana Michele tells us about the transformation she experienced in Palestine that led her to help with the founding of the Museum of the Palestinian People in Washington, DC. If after hearing her inspiring stories about the Tent of Nations farm near Bethlehem and a heartwarming encounter with a Palestinian family she met in a refugee camp near Bethlehem, you may want to donate to the museum (Click Here). As mentioned in the program, there is a survey being taken by the museum to help them with ideas to eductate the public about Palestinians. (Click Here)

Sep 3, 2018

The Southern Baptists Love Affair with Modern Israel

Jeffress_Robert-06a.jpgThe Southern Baptist Convention's leadership loves to defend Israel, using mostly political arguments or corrupted biblical theology. Since our first vigil in Nov. 2002, We Hold These Truths has been challenging Southern Baptists and their leaders. (see: "WHTT Asks Southern Baptist Convention Messengers To Choose Life Not War") In this 33 minute podcast, Chuck Carlson and members of WHTT discuss biblical responses to the Southern Baptists surrounding their recent support for the move of the American embassy, in Israel, to Jerusalem. The dedication ceremony was led by a prayer given by Southern Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress (see: "Dallas Pastor Uses Bible To Justify Killing N Korea Boss"). Referenced in the podcast: "Israel embassy, protests draw Baptist reactions," "The Israeli Emperor Has No Clothes" and WHTT on Southern Baptists. (Graphic: Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church of Dallas)

Aug 23, 2018

Why Neo-Christians Are Hostile to Peace in the Middle East

Two recent actions by members of We Hold These Truths in Fresno, CA and Scottsdale, AZ highlight the continuing need to challenge Neo-Christian churches on issues like peace in the Middle East. Our team in Fresno challenged the California Southern Baptist Convention at their state headquarters in Fresno with some interesting results, both encouraging and and troubling. In Scottsdale, the ongoing need to challenge our church leaders is revealed in this 34 minute podcast by Chuck Carlson and members of WHTT. Excellent references mentioned in the program are: "WHTT Asks Southern Baptist Convention Messengers To Choose Life Not War," "Pastor Dr. Chuck Baldwin Rejects Christian Zionism" and "Does the Bible Require Followers of Jesus to Support the Jewish State of Israel."

 

Aug 9, 2018

Palestinian Christians in Gaza are Between 2 Fires

Massad_Hanna-01.jpgPastor Dr. Hanna Massad is a Palestinian Christian with a fascinating story. He was born in a Gaza refugee camp because his parents and grandparents, and over 750,000 Palestinians, were forced off their land in Palestine, by the Zionists in 1948, when Israel was founded. In this remarkable and inspiring, 44 minute podcast, Pastor Hanna is interviewed by Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths. We learn about the challenges Palestinian Christians face in Gaza and the West Bank of Palestine. They are caught between two fires: the brutal Israeli occupation and radicalized Muslims. Growing up in Gaza, Christians like Hanna Massad and his family lived peaceably with their Muslim neighbors. We learn from Pastor Hanna the impact of Christian Zionism and the Israel-first policies of the US government on Palestinian Christians and Muslims. An excellent book that includes a story about Pastor Hanna, and delves into the plight of evangelical Christians in the Holy Land is: "Between 2 Fires: The Untold Stories of the Palestinian Christians"' by Jack Kindaid. If you were moved by Pastor Hanna's story, any help with his ministry would be greatfully appreciated. It is: Christian Mission to Gaza and it helps with Gaza relief, the Gaza Baptist Church (Yes, there still is a Evangelical Baptist church in Gaza, praise God!), Iraqi & Syrian refugee relief.

Aug 3, 2018

Flying High in Gaza

Under a blockade and siege since 2007, children in Gaza don't have many fun things to do. One very popular activity is kite flying. In 2011, over 13,000 kites were flown in Gaza to break a Guinness World Record. This one minute report by ABC, tells the poignant story. During the recent "The Great March of Return" protests in Gaza, starting in March, about 150 people have been killed and over 2000 people have been wounded by Israeli snipers. To fight back, some Palestinian protesters in Gaza decided to try out "armed" kites and helium-filled balloons as weapons that have ignited some Israeli farmlands (see here & here). After all, Gaza is the world's largest open air prison and some of the inmates aren't too happy about the ongoing Israeli economic blockade that is slowly strangling Gaza to where it will be unlivable by 2020 (see here).

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Jul 18, 2018

Why American evangelicals are a huge base of support for Israel

Christian_Zionism-22.jpg"Evangelical Christians make up the biggest pro-Israel bloc in the US. Support for Israel is stronger among American evangelicals than it is even among American Jews. According to a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, 82 percent of white evangelicals think God gave Israel to the Jewish people. Less than half as many Jewish Americans or Catholic Americans agree." Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths discuss this tought that was presented in an article entitled "Why American evangelicals are a huge base of support for Israel" by Christopher Connelly at pri.org. The companion commentary to this 28 minute podcast is "Public Radio Details Judaized Christians’ Passion for Israel." Referenced in the podcast: "Dr. Chuck Baldwin Rejects Christian Zionism" and "Confessions of a Former Christian Zionist."

Jul 15, 2018

A Public Banking Revolution Is Headed to Los Angeles

Public_Bank-LA-01.jpgChallenging the international bankers and the corrupt mega-banks is no small task. Phoenix Goodman, co-founder of the PublicBankLA movement, discusses with Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths, his group's intriguing efforts to get the City of Los Angeles to start a public bank. Los Angeles manages more than five billion dollars in annual revenue collected from tax, fee and fine payers. The city paid over $109 million in transactional and origination fees to commercial banks in 2016. In an era of consolidation, where banks have grown too-big-to-fail, any discerning city will soon run out of options of where to put its money. The PublicBankLA campaign has convinced the Los Angels City Council to put an iniative for starting a city, public bank on the ballot for voter approval. A very successful example of a public bank is the Bank of North Dakota that has been existence for almost 100 years. For articles by WHTT about public banking: Click here (32 minutes)

Jul 14, 2018

Christians Challenging Christians In Fresno

Since 2002, We Hold These Truths has conducted over 200 vigils at "zionized" churches around the US. A group in Fresno has taken the WHTT message to Clovis Hills Community Church (CHCC) near Fresno, CA. In this 12 minute podcast, David Jacobs and his crew reveal the success of their vigil. CHCC is a Southern Baptist Convention church, but doesn't advertise it as such. We can understand why that is, as evidenced in our reports, "Choose Life, Not War!" and "WHTT Asks Southern Baptist Convention Messengers To Choose Life Not War" that challenge Southern Baptists.

Jun 30, 2018

Protesters Greet Ivanka Trump During California Stop

We Hold These Truths' California, Central Valley, Outreach Director, Dave Jacobs, spotted media at the Fresno, CA airport, while he was driving by. He found out that President Donald Trumps' daughter, Ivanka was arriving in Fresno for a Republican fundraising luncheon. Dave retreived his signs and went back to the airport to greet Ivanka and her entourage. Chants of "No More Wars For Israel" can be heard on the video report showing Ivanka leaving the airport. With some super sleuthing, Dave was able to find out where Ivanka was heading for lunch. Then, Dave and his crew showed up at the offices of Harris Construction with some other protestors. This got reported in local TV news reports (1 min. 18 seconds).

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Jun 15, 2018

Franklin Graham Goes to Bat for Israel

Graham_Franklin-Fresno-20180528-02a.jpgMillions of "zionized" Christians have been jumping for joy with the moving of the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Among them is Franklin Graham, son of deceased evangelist, Billy Graham. Evidence that Franklin Graham is a genuine, "zionized" Christian should be obvious to the intuitively obvious to the casual observer in these two articles: "Franklin Graham links return of Christ to opening of US embassy in Jerusalem," "Franklin Graham Speaks at Israeli Embassy." Franklin Graham has conducted a "Decision America" California. Friends of We Hold These Truths, in Fresno, CA conducted a vigil at the event with remarkable results. In this 15 minute zinger of a program we learn from Kitty Jacobs that the Graham tour has been meeting with opppostion at other stops. One of Kitty's signs asks the question, "Is Jesus or the State of Israel the Fulfillment of Prophecy. Choose!"

Jun 14, 2018

Controversy Around The Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead-Sea-Scrolls-03.jpgThe Denver Museum of Nature & Science has hosted a "Dead Sea Scrolls" exhibit, presented by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). Chuck Carlson of We Hold These Truths visited the exhibit and discovered a subtle controversy that is analyzed in this 33 minute podcast with Craig Hanson and Palestinian Pastor Jamal Bishara. Craig Hanson takes a Biblical look into the idea that Jesus, not the modern state of Israel, is the Vine, as referred to in the New Testament. The Denver Post noted another controversy in an article, "'Dead Sea Scrolls' exhibit in Denver illuminates the mysterious origins of major world religions," - "In December, the IAA canceled a major Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition at a museum in Frankfurt after German authorities refused to guarantee their return if the scrolls were claimed by Palestinians or Jordanians. Palestinian activists have argued that the scrolls do not belong to Israel because they were first found during the 1940s in caves in the West Bank." This is a very unique program, as Pastor Jamal joined our podcast while attending the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting held this year in Dallas. Pastor Jamal and other Southern Baptists are working to keep politics out of the SBC and focusing on winning souls to Christ. He reported that many Southern Baptists were questioning the appearance of Vice President Mike Pence, a "zionised" Christian, at the convention.

Jun 6, 2018

Can US Empire Sustain Its War Based Economy

Orwell_George-1984-06a.jpgThe US has a war based economy requiring enemies and serial wars to sustain its "empire." That fact should be intuitively obvious to the casual observer, but it isn't widely believed in the US. Former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura reveals truths about the perilous plight of the America, that is an "Empire in crisis." The US federal debt is skyrocketing with ever increasing amounts budgeted to maintain our military and the security state. Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos discuss, on RT, the fate of the global order and why some experts predict American hegemony will end by 2030. Take time to watch this 26 minute program and educate others to the dangers we face in the US.

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Jun 4, 2018

Pastor Dr. Chuck Baldwin Rejects Christian Zionism

Baldwin_Chuck-02.jpgDr. Chuck Baldwin is a prominent American, evangelical, Christian pastor who ran for President of the United States on the Constitution Party in 2008. He currently is the pastor of the Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell, MT and is a nationally syndicated columnist. What may not be widely known about Pastor Baldwin is his Neo-Christian theology, known as "Christian Zionism," that he preached for over 30 years. In this 47 minute podcast with Chuck Carlson and Craig Hanson of We Hold These Truths, Pastor Baldwin reveals his step by step account of his long journey of change to put aside the distorted view of history required to believe the teachings of "Christian Zionism." Christian Zionists believe with religious fervor that to say or do anything against the modern state of Israel, no matter what they do to the indigenous Palestinians, constitutes a sin against God. Traditional Christians reject this notion and don't see the modern state of Israel as a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. We Hold These Truths' awarding winning documentary, "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I," exposes and explains the false theology of "Christian Zionism." We hope and pray that what Pastor Baldwin says about his journey out of "Christian Zionism" will cause other Christian pastors to examine and evaluate their own theology. Recommended articles by Dr. Baldwin: "Perpetual War: A Racket For Politicians, Bankers And War Profiteers," "Seventy Years Of Turmoil, Treachery, Death And Destruction" and "How Zionist Israel Celebrated Its 70th Anniversary."

 

May 25, 2018

Neo-Christians Put Israel First But Other Christians Last

Jeffress_Robert-04.jpgNeo-Christian Pastors like Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas and John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, TX were bookends for the inaugural celebration of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. Jeffress offered up the prayer of dedication and Hagee the benediction. Israeli newspaper Haaretz described Jeffress & Hagee as part of the “axis of fundamentalist, messianic End-Times-adoring elements that increasingly dominate ties between the two countries [Israel & US].” In this 25 minute podcast, Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths delve into the phenomena of "Neo-Christianity," often referred to as "Christian Zionism," that puts Israel's interests ahead of their Palestinian brothers and sister in Christ. For background see: Raabi Tuly Weisz - "Time to start crediting the Christians - While you are rejoicing tomorrow for the diplomatic and religious achievements that the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem represents, thank the Christian Zionists, too," Haaretz - "Messianic U.S.-Israel Axis Showcased at Jerusalem Embassy Ceremony Is Gut-punch for Most American Jews," Rev. Dr. Stephen Sizer: "ANGLICAN “PEACEMAKER” CALLS FOR CHRISTIANS TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION IN ENDING ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT,"

 

May 25, 2018

Rabbi Reacts To Trump’s Jerusalem Eternal Capital of Jewish People

Rabbi-Shapiro-03.jpgAfter President Donald Trump annouced that the US would move its embassy in Israel to the "eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem," Orthodox Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro analyzed Trump's claim: "The Jewish Nation don’t have a capital, a capital is a political concept. We are not a country, we are a people, a nation established on Torah Judaism. Yes, Jerusalem is a Holy place but that doesn’t make it our capital. It is a Zionist concept that Jews are not a religion, but a nationality/race...Zionists say that the Jews became a people when they entered Israel. Not true - it happened at Mount Sinai, before we even entered the Land of Israel. Step 1 for Zionism was to nationalize the Jewish people. Step 2 for Zionism was that they say Israel is their country...The modern state of "Israel" was founded by people who wanted to create a country in the middle east. Somehow they say that this country is the country of Jews worldwide. How? They claim to represent every Jew, a completely unfounded claim. The Jewish people had nothing to do with the creation of this state. The Zionists did. The majority of religious Jews at the time did not want Israel to represent them at the state’s founding. Ben Guirion, Israel's first Prime Minister agreed with his generation's leading Rabbis to never claim that "Israel" represents worldwide Jewry as it would be dangerous to Jews worldwide. It casts them as dually loyal. They can never be fully loyal to their home country if they are also loyal to "Israel". He later went back on his agreement." Rabbi Shapiro's sound logic is presented in this compelling, 7 minute video. Reference: "Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of ‘Jewish people’ is assault on my religion — Queens rabbi." 

 

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May 16, 2018

Occasionally Truth About Palestine Gets Reported on MSM

CBS News aired on May 14, 2018 a most amazing and insightful, 9 minute interview with Noura Erakat, a Palestinian American, human rights attorney, activist and an Assistant Professor at George Mason University. Professor Erakat explains the Palestinian side in the context of the ongoing demonstrations by Gazans and killings by Israel of Palestinians in Gaza, and, the dedication of the US embassy in Jerusalem. After reflecting on the interview, Noura made this comment on her FB page: "I want to clarify my comments on the CBS interview regarding Hamas. In the beginning I said, "...Palestinians don't want Hamas either..." It was a mistake on my part to make it seem like critique of Hamas is absolutist. I meant to say, and should have said, "not all Palestinians support Hamas..." in order to demonstrate the point that that is a straw man argument and a distraction from what is happening on the ground. I own that and it is a reflection that I am still learning to respond well and effectively under pressure. May we all continue to grow and work together for freedom." Also, check out Noura's follow up piece to the video interview that appeared in the Washington Post: "Palestinians have no choice but to continue the struggle."

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May 11, 2018

Examining Israel’s Pretext for War on Iran

Netanyahu_B-Iran-20.jpgNothing unites Americans and Israelis like a good enemy to hate and wail about, and, to go to war against. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled out all the stops with his sophomoric slide show, "Iran Lied," designed to demonize Iran further by claiming Iran was pursuing nuclear weapon development, inspite of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that limited Iran from developing nuclear weapons, since it was signed in 2015. Only problem is, it was all old news gong as far back as 2003. Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, challenged Netanyahu with an article, "After Netanyahu Speech, UN Reiterates Found No Traces of Iran Nukes." In this 25 minute podcast, Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths look into how Netanyahu's "discovery" could lead to war?  War has become the excuse most commonly used to cover up deficits and out-of-control spending. Simply stated, our politicians believe that if they can find a war to fight, no one will bother to look at how much money it costs, or where that money is coming from.  War is like a general anesthetic! As mentioned in the podcast, America even planned its wars on Iraw, Libya, Syria and Iran as was revealed by retired General Wesley Clark on a 2007 Democracy Now interview, "General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned - Seven Countries In Five Years." We say, "No MOre Wars For Israel."

Apr 28, 2018

Are Christians to be Fans or Followers of Jesus?

Followers-or-Fans-Jesus-04.jpgWhat does it mean to be a fan vs. a follower of Jesus? Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths discuss this subject in a short introduction to a sermon by Pastor Scott Rice in Colorado. This thought provoking, 38 minute podcast will give Christians pause to think about where they are in the spectrum of fans and followers of Jesus. Pastor Rice recommends the book, "Not a Fan" by Kyle Idelman in his message.

 

Apr 23, 2018

Parnoid Self Pity Spawned in ADL Training Class

The Anti-Defamation League sets a low bar for hate speech. According to the ADL, one of the criteria for a person to be labeled an "Anti-Semite," is for a person to think "Jews stick together." In this thought provoking, 25 minute podcast, We Hold These Truths' Craig Hanson reports on his attendance at a local synagogue that hosted a speaker from the ADL, speaking on the subject of "Anti-Semitism." Craig learned that according to the ADL speaker, "Anti-Zionism" is not "Anti-Semitism," but support for BDS (Boycots, Divestments and Sactions) is. Books recommended by Craig in the podcast are: "Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict" by John Judis and "Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel" by Alison Weir. And, this documentary by Israeli filmaker, Yoav Shamir, is most enlightening: "Defamation: The Anti-Semitism Movie."

Apr 22, 2018

Palestininan Teenager Ahed Tamimi Stands Up to Israel’s Military Kangaroo Court

Ahed-Tamimi-07.jpg After her cousin was shot in the head by an Israele soldier, Palestinian Ahed Tamimi made the "slap heard around the world" upon a heavily armed IDF soldier. She was arrested in a night raid, as is the usual IDF modus operandi. This 2 minuted video, "The Interegation of Ahed Tamimi, 26 December, 2017 at Shaar Binyaminpolice station" needs to be seen and passed on to educate others about the brutal Israeli practices used against Palestinian youth. Two other documentaries highlight the ongoing brutality of the Israeli occupation: "Israel's Inhumane Treatment of Palestinian Children" and "Major Media Espose of Israeli Attacks on Palestinian Children." Also, a 5 minute report by CNN on3/18/2018 gives some background to Ahed's story: "Palestinian teen jailed for slapping soldier."

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Apr 22, 2018

Shut Up, Obey & Support America’s Serial Wars

Carlson-Tucker-Shut-Up-Obey-01.jpgOn occasion, a loan voice in the main stream media, exposes the hypocrisy of the MSM and its collusion with the American government. Selling wars through the MSM, is a mainstay tactic the US government employs. This is very evident in this report by Tucker Carlson of Fox News, who dared to ask some questions about the sudden rush to punish President Bashar al-Asad and Syria for an alledged chemical attack in Douma. In this 5 1/2 minute segment, Tucker Carlson exposes the attempts to silence his questioning of the attack on Syria. It's interesting how the left joins with the right to clamor for war. For background, watch a previous news segment by Carlson (Click here). Will a desenting voice like Carlson's be allowed to continue on Fox News? See also, "'Chemical Attack' Evidence in Syria Debunked."

 

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Apr 19, 2018

“Chemical Attack” Evidence in Syria Debunked

Syria-Douma-Fake-Chemical-Attack-20180407-02.jpgHassan Diab, a young boy from Douma, Syria didn't know he was being recruited for a "chemical attack" video that was made by some local rebels, and, that went viral. The US, UK and France used this type of evidence to justify a military strike on Syria. Evgeny Poddubny, a war correspondent from Russian broadcaster VGTRK, found the boy in the video. Hassan's "story differed from the one presented by the activists and later propagated by the mainstream media. He was in the basement with his mother, who said they ran out of food, when they heard some noise outside.  'Somebody was shouting that we had to go to the hospital, so we went there. When I came in, some people grabbed me and started pouring water over my head,' he told Evgeny Poddubny...Hassan confirmed that he was the boy in the video, and was very scared when the whole situation unfolded. He is now fine and shows no symptoms of having experienced a chemical attack two weeks ago." This 2 minute video should lead any honest observer to question the US government's policy of shooingt first and asking questions later. References: "Boy in Douma ‘Chem Attack’ Video Says He Was Lured With Cookies, Then Sprayed With Water,"The search for truth in the rubble of Douma – and one doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack" by Robert Fisk of the Independent, "Must See Report on Syria War by FOX Newsman, Tucker Carlson," "Former UK Ambassador Reveals Truth About Syria" interview by Ron Paul.

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Apr 13, 2018

Making War On Syria

Why is another deadly gas attack on a rebel area near Damascus instantly blamed on the government of Syria by the US and her allies, without proof? This charge makes no sense as Syria and her allies are winning the war against ISIS and the other opposition jihadists. Is this another false flag operation like the two similar chemical weapons attacks in 2013 and 2017. It sounds like deja vu to We Hold These Truths and another attempt by the US to keep our war based economy going. In this 24 minute podcast, Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths analyze what is going on in Syria. This video analysis, "War In Syria: This Could Be The End" by Stefan Molyneux is referenced and recommended in the podcast. Also, Fox News' Tucker Carlson's report confirms what we are saying: "Must See Report on Syria War by Fox Newsman, Tucker Carlson."

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