We pause to remember and retell the history about Palestine. In 1947, the UN partitioned Palestine into two states, one for Jews and the other for Palestinians. From that time, Zionists worked murderously to get rid of the indigenous people living in Palestine. Today, in Israel, we have witnessed a 64 year military occupation. At the end of our story we relate how this occupation can be ended by getting Christian Zionists, one at a time, to show the love of Christ toward Palestinians instead of demanding that they leave their homeland because God "gave the land of Israel to the Jews."
According to Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, in a letter to supporters, dated 11/17/2011, he writes: "A disturbing movement is making inroads in the evangelical Christian world. A recent op-ed in theJerusalem Post summed it up: 'Evangelical and conservative Christians — Israel's most important allies — are increasingly targeted for conversion from Christian Zionism to Christian Palestinianism'.” We can only hope it's true. We discuss this and other vital topics from rising food prices due to extending ethanol subsidies to sanctions on Iran. There's a lot of food for thought in this podcast.
We Hold These Truths founder and chief messenger, Charles E Carlson, challenged some angry evangelicals in Tennessee who hosted an anti-Islamic, "Hate Fest" at the church of Rev. Maury Davis, a convicted murderer. These anti-Islamic events, being conducted around the US, have become popular among angry evangelicals (aka Christian Zionists). This is an amazing story of the "Anti-Shariah" Seminar attended and reported by WHTT friend, Keith Johnson, and, the vigil held in front of the Cornerstone Church in Madison, TN on the Sunday after the seminar. During the vigil, Rev. Davis came out of his church to challenge Chuck Carlson (see Chuck's letter to Rev. Davis sent before the vigil). The vigil was reported in The Tennessean, "Anti-Shariah conference at Madison church spurs vigil." This podcast interview is exerpted from Mark Glenn's TheUglyTruth podcast of Nov. 17, 2011 (whole program). To understand the context of the whole issue, be sure to watch the 25 min. documentary, Not Welcome or the CNN, 44 min. documentary, Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door about the attack on Muslims in Murfeesboro, TN who wanted to build an new Islamic Center, even though they have had a small mosque there for 30 years.
In an act of civil disobedience, 6 Palestinians were arrested in the West Bank when they tried to ride a "public" bus for Israeli settlers only. A solidarity rally was held in Phoenix, AZ in front of City Hall and across the street from the Occupy Phoenix encampment. The Arizona contingency of We Hold These Truths joined the rally. We talked with at least 5 Occupiers who were in sympathy with our message. One occupier even held one of our signs, "No More Wars For Israel." To read about the Palestinian Freedom Riders go to: "The Freedom Riders of Bus 148" Also, an excellent video about freedom riders, then and now: Palestine Freedom Riders. And, here's a report on the Palestinian Freedom Riders from Australian national TV, not like the U.S. where the event was ignored by the major media: Palestinian 'freedom riders' in West Bank protest
As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down with less than a hundred years more of occupation to go, the US needs another war to keep the military/industrial complex machinery well oiled and perking along. With war drums against Iran being beaten by the US and Israel, coupled with a frenzy of Islamaphobia, we look at what appears to be rampant insanity. Or, is it? Israeli, Gideon Levy, in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, talks about the insanity of Israeli leaders who are pushing them towards a war with Iran. In this podcast, also, find out about a convicted murderer (see: "A Grieving Son Finds No Justice On Rev. Maury Davis' Path To Redemption"), turned pastor who is sponsoring another hate fest against Muslims at his church. Charles E. Carlson, WHTT founder is not only speaking out against such actions, he is leading a Project Strait Gate vigil to challenge this church in Nashville, Tennessee.