Apr 28, 2017
President Trump again shows us that he is a master of deal making. He signed a bill that seems to reduce Planned Parenthood’s funding, which will help cement to Trump the support from the Zionist wing of Christian Evangelicalism. And, he did it at the very time he has taken selective killing into his own hands in bombing our one time ally, Syria. Chuck Carlson and Craig Hanson delve into the perplexing "pro life" sentiment of millions of evangelical Christians who are, paradoxically, "war willing" in their supprt for America's serial wars. Articles referenced in this thought provoking podcast: here and here. (21 mins.)
Apr 24, 2017
It's official. Israel is an apartheid state according to the well researched report released by the UN, "Israeli Practices Toward the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid." It concludes that Israel is guilty of policies that constitute apartheid and, therefore, crimes against humanity. In "The Israeli Emperor Has No Clothes-Part I-The Unveiling" we expose the cover up to hide the report from world scrutiny. In this report Craig Hanson delves into the damning facts in the defamed report. (39 mins.)
Apr 20, 2017
Israel continually gets away with its brutal, military occupation of Palestine, often by getting the US to intercede for them. A recent event demonstrates this. The release of a 74 page UN report, "Israeli Practices Toward the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid" concludes that Israel is guilty of policies that constitute apartheid and, therefore, crimes against humanity. Most of the world understands this. US Ambassor Nikki Haley quickly condemned the report and the UN was forced to remove it, two days after it was released. In this fascinating report, Craig Hanson looks under the covers as to what is going on. In his analysis, Craig references an article by Richard Falk, "Richard Falk: Anger at my Israel 'apartheid' report puts free speech at risk," one of the authors of the well researched report. Curiously, Israel makes no mention that Richard Falk is Jewish. Falk is an international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for 40 years. In 2008 he was also appointed by the UN to serve a six-year term as the Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights. In Part II, Craig will analyze the contents of the report in depth in "The Israeli Emperor Has No Clothes-Part II - Exposing The Facts." (29 mins.)
Apr 6, 2017
Isai Garcia, a seminary student at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary gives a remarkable account of his recent, eyeopening pilgramage to Palestine and the Holy Land. Sadly, the majority of American Christian who go to Israel, just go as tourists looking at Biblical sites. And, most often, they come away with no idea about the obstacles their Palestinian Christian brothers and sisters in Christ face in a country of military occupation that is rife with discrimination, even towards the arab citizens of Israel. In this program, Isai recites "The Pilgrim's Prayer" that started every day on their travels through the Holy Land. (31 minutes) In the photo, Isai is standing in front of the Israeli separation wall that is surrounding and choking off places like Bethlehem (see "Keep Bethlehem Open and Help Palestinian Christians Stay")
Apr 3, 2017
In his recent address to the ultra-Zionist and war-mongering Stand With Us, Alan Dershowitz said; “people say Jews are too powerful, too strong, too rich, we control the media, we’ve too much this, too much that and we often apologetically deny our strength and our power. Don’t do that!” Internationally acclaimed, Israeli musician, Gilad Atzmon, reported this in an article he wrote, "Alan Dershowitz - The Keys to Athens." that should be read before watching the one minute clip of the pronoucement by Alan Dershowitz.
Apr 3, 2017
President Donald Trump has carried on with what President Bush started and President Obama expanded: Extra-Judicial Executions that include American citizens. In the first such action by President Trump, a Navy Seal incursion team in Yemen killed 8 year old, American citizen. Nawar Al-Awlaki in a raid against "terrorists." In a cruel twist of irony, Nawar's older brother, Abdulrahman, was killed in a 2011 drone attack authorized by President Obama just two weeks after his father, Anwar Al-Awlaki, was killed by a drone attack. In this podcast Chuck Carlson and members of WHTT discuss the ramifications of these deadly actions. For background inforamation, see "Please, Trump, Stop Extajucicial Killings." (24 mins.)
Mar 19, 2017
Chuck Carlson was interviewed by Judith Sharpe of ISOC, a traditional Catholic organization, to help Catholics understand the false theology of Christian Zionism. In this revealing interview with the founder of We Hold These Truths, several background resources are mentioned: "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I" and "Christian Zionism Is A War Based Religion." (73 mins.)
Mar 9, 2017
In this video presentation, our Palestinian friend, Rev. Alex Awad, tells the remarkable and inspiring story of his mother, Huda Awad, who was left as a widow with seven children in 1948, during the Zionist takeover of Palestine. Alex gives a unique look at the Israeli/Palestine conflict as a Palestinian Christian. This presentation is based on his fascinating book, "Palestinian Memories: The Story of a Palestinian Mother and Her People." Alex's older brother, Bishara, founded the evangelical Christian college, Bethlehem Bible College in 1979. Alex served as the pastor at the East Jerusalem Baptist Chruch and Dean of Student Affairs at Bethlehem Bible College. Sadly, most American Christians are unaware of the plight of Palestinians Christians. In addition to watching Alex's presentation, we recommend this article by Alex Awad that will challenge those Christians who believe that God gave the land of Israel in 1948 to Jews only: "Palestinian Christians in the Shawdow of Christian Zionists." (59 minutes)
Mar 6, 2017
The U.S. desperately needs new enemies to keep its war based economy on high alert. It should be intuitive obvious to the casual observer, including Christians who claim to follow Jesus, the Prince of Peace, that the U.S. prefers war to peace. In this podcast we look at the massive NATO military build up in eastern Europe rivaling the Berlin crisis of 1961. Russia is being moved into America's "Number One Enemy" slot. For background material, read Chuck Carlson's article, "Massive Army Deployment is Deliberate Restart of ‘The Cold War’" and listen to our podcast "Christian Zionism is a War Based Religion." (27 mins.)
Feb 26, 2017
Christian Zionism is a war based, political religion wrapped around the notion that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. It is a form of dispensational Christian theology (less than 200 years old) where war figures into its end times theology. In this podcast, Chuck Carlson, Tom Compton and Craig Hanson delve into various aspects of this war based religion including numerous, prominent evangelical Christian leaders like Henry Blackaby, Chuck Colson (deceased), Bill Bright (deceased) of Campus Crusade, D. James Kennedy (decesead), Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Conference, Ted Haggard, John McArthur, Dr. Wayne Grudem (author of "Politics According to the Bible") and John Hagee who have blessed the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, both before and after the wars started. They've gone so far as to say these wars are "just wars" according to their intrepretation of the Bible. WHTT's Chuck Carlson warned his fellow Baptists in 1990 about not going to war against Iraq ("Iraq: Americans Prepped For 'War'." Also, before the 2003 Gulf War on Iraq, WHTT opposed going to war, again (see here). An excellent article from 2004 in antiwar.com exposes evangelical Christians who support unjust wars: Pro-War Christians Should Come Clean.
Feb 17, 2017
This excellent and balanced news report from Australia exposes the war based religion that is known as Christian Zionism. Even though this program was originally aired in 2007, it is still accurate and applicable now. The reporter from the Australian Broadcasting Company interviews Christian Zionist. mega church, Pastor John Hagee who founded the pro-Israel lobby, Christians United For Israel (CUFI), the Christian Zionist version of AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). A Jewish rabbi in Hagee's home town of San Antonio, TX, that is interviewed expresses that Hagee's agenda is detrimental to Jews in America and to Israel. Also interviewed is the Palestinian Ambassor. who is a Christian, and who says that Hagee's brand of Christianity is an embarassment to Palestinian Christians. (17 mins.)
Feb 7, 2017
Victories for the struggle for peace and justice for Palestinians come slowly, but are coming more frequently. We discuss the inspiring documentary Open, Bethlehem by Palestinian filmmaker, Leila Sansour. and her Bethlehem passport project designed to put wings to her film. We also talk about a recent, major victory in Boulder, Colorado where a resolution to make the Palestinian city of Nablus a sister city to Boulder was passed by the city council over strong opposition from vocal, local Zionists. It's of a few sister city projects in the US with a Palestinian town in the West Bank. In 2009, the city of Sacramento, Ca passed a sister city resolution with Bethlehem. (16 mins.) For examples of the turning, click here.
Jan 30, 2017
Jamal Bishara, a Palestinian Christian and Sputhern Baptist pastor spoke out against a "Pray for Israel" (but not for Palestinians) resolution passed at the annual Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) meeting in St. Louis. Dispensational and outright, Christian Zionist theology is widely held among prominent, Southern Baptists leaders and pastors, like Richard Land, Adrian Rogers and Charles Stanley. Pastor Jamal reveals in this inspirational podcast that he remains a Southern Baptist so that he can be "Salt and Light" to other SBC pastors by challenging the pro-Israel theological bent prevalent in the SBC. (36 mins.). References: "Southern Baptists Reject Peace Plea by Palestinian Pastor," "The Cause of Our Conflict, Part I: Fixing the Blame," "A Theological Response to Christian Zionism" aand "Will Southern Baptists Become Peacemakers?"
Jan 19, 2017
Five months before the war against Iraq in 2003 started, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) declared that a war against Iraq would be a "just war" according to his and other evangelical leaders' interpretation of the Bible. Fast forward to 2016 and it still appears that Southern Baptists have a way to go before they can be called peacemakers. However, there are some encouraging signs from some peacemakers within the SBC who asking to be heard. Listen and find out what's going on. (23 mins.)
Jan 14, 2017
Over 100 evangelical, Christian. Presbyterian theologians, including the highly respected, Dr. RC Sproul, were signatories to "An Open Letter to Evangelicals and Other Interested Parties: The People of God, the Land of Israel, and the Impartiality of the Gospel." They asserted that: "At the heart of the political commitments in question are two fatally flawed propositions. First, some are teaching that God's alleged favor toward Israel today is based upon ethnic descent rather than upon the grace of Christ alone, as proclaimed in the Gospel. Second, others are teaching that the Bible's promises concerning the land are fulfilled in a special political region or "Holy Land," perpetually set apart by God for one ethnic group alone. As a result of these false claims, large segments of the evangelical community, our fellow citizens, and our government are being misled with regard to the Bible's teachings regarding the people of God, the land of Israel, and the impartiality of the Gospel." If you're looking for a well reasoned, biblicsl response to pre-millenial dispensationalism (sometimes known as Christian Zionism or Neo-Christianity). this letter is worth studying.
Jan 10, 2017
This 5 minute, podcast zinger loaded with dynamite, could set off a "AH..HA!" moment. Find out what "Eretz Israel" means and its implications from WHTT researcher, Craig Hanson. Referemces: "Future Israel," "New UN report reveals collaboration between Israel and Syrian rebels."
Apr 22, 2016
Mariam Fathalla, an 86 year old, stateless, Palestinian refugee living in Lebanon, has come to the US and Canada to tell her story about the Nakba (the Arabic word for "Catastrophe) that she, and her family, lived through in 1948. Mariam and over 750,000 other Palestinians were forcibly expelled from Palestine, and, around 500 of their villages were destroyed by the Zionists, in their drive to set up the modern state of Israel. For more background on the North America Nakba Tour with Mariam and Amena Ashkar, click here & here.
Apr 7, 2016
Here's some shared values by America and Israel that will not be mentioned by US politicians stumping for office. Expressing "shared values" enumerated in this 2 1/2 min. video from Apartheid Adventures would be an almost certain kiss of death for any aspiring candidate for a US federal office (congressman, senator or president). Don't miss our version, "Sharing Values - The American and Israeli Way."