Sadly, 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."
The 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.
A 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.
The 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)
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."
Pastor 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.
"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."
Challenging 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)
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.
Millions 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!"
The 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.
Dr. 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."
Neo-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,"
Nothing 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."
What 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.
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."
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."
Tour Syria alone girls, but don't try it in Chicago or Oakland! Janice Kortkamp's mission is peace and she recognizes that ancient Syria is a current focal point of the West's neo-War Machine. We Hold These Truths learned about Janice and her fact finding trips to Syria when she sent us a letter: "Thanks for your work exposing the murderous poison of zionism in America's churches. I have spent months traveling around Syria the past two years and over five years and 6,000 hours of research. What you've been saying is most effectively and tragically proven in the US illegal and immoral war against Syria." Janice's story is amazing and quite compelling. The listener to this 37 minute podcast will be spellbound by what she has to say. 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." A 1 1/2 hr. video presentation by Janice in Boston in Nov. 2017 can be viewed here: "American Housewife in Syria."
Ever wonder how all America's wars are financed? Chuck Carlson peels back the onion on the machinations of the Federal Reserve system in this informative, 20 minute podcast. Most Americans don't realize that the Federal Reserve System is not an agency of the federal government. Rather, it is a private banking cartel that was brought to life in 1913 by guile. Items referenced in the podcast: Secrets of the Federal Reserve by Eustace Mullins, "The Fed’s new frontier: What happens, why it matters and what could go wrong -'CNBC on FED, Only Scratches the Surface'" and "Proposed, Creation of the State Bank of Alaska."
Author Eileen Fleming talks about her activism for peace that was jump started by 911. She is the author of 9 books, including "A USS Liberty Remembrance of 50 years USA Government Cover-Up of Israel's 8 June 1967 Attack on USA Spy-Ship: Part 1." In a groundbreaking, 2007 article, "How neo-Christian Zionists Infiltrated West Wing," Eileen explains the rise of the evangelical right after the deliberate, 1967 attack on the USS Liberty by Israel. Mentioned in this 29 minute podcast is a recent article by Eileen, "The Rise of Christian Zionism and Vice President Mike Pence." Be sure to check out Eileen Flemings website: eileenfleming.org. Also, if you have not seen WHTT's documentary, "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I" Eileen highly recommends it to better understand neo-Christian Zionism theolgoy. (Photo: Eileen Fleming with Israeli whistleblower, Mordechai Vanunu, in Jerusalem. Vanunu exposed the Israeli atomic weapons program in 1986 and was captured and spent 18 years in Israeli prisons.)
Palestinian Christian Daoud Nassar just completed a very successful speaking tour in Arizona. Daoud's compelling testimony explains his family's non-violent actions to save their 100 year old farm that is surrounded by five, illegal, Israeli settlements in the West Bank of Palestine and subject to the injustices of a brutal military occupation. Daoud's project is called Tent of Nations, and is truly unique in peacemaking efforts as it follows what Jesus taught, "Blessed are the peacemakers for the shall be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:7). Please take time to watch this inspiring, 8 minute video by Urban Tribes that gives an excellent overview of what Tent of Nations is all about and explains their principles and objectives that include: 1. We refuse to be victims. 2. We refuse to hate 3. We live with our faith. 4. We believe in justice. The Tent of Nation's motto is "We Refuse To Be Enemies." (Photo: In one of his presentations in Arizona, Daoud Nassar points to the Tent of Nations on a map that shows how it is surrounded by Israeli settlements [in blue]. The Israeli separation wall goes deep into Palestinian territory and will eventually cut off the Tent of Nations and other Palestinian land from the nearby Palestinian city of Bethlehem.) Daoud's tour in Arizona was sponsored by Friends of Tent of Nations, North America: http://fotonna.org/
Jesus said, "Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the sons of God." (Matthew 5:7). To Neo-Christian Zionists, those words of Jesus play second fiddle to protecting the modern, apostate, secular state of Israel, at all costs. Supporting wars to protect Israel and speed up end times is holy to Neo-Christian Zionists, whose theology resides at the dark side of dispensationalism. Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths discuss his recent article"Mainline and Catholic Churrches can End Zionist Wars" in this though provoking, 27 minute podcast about how Mainline & Catholic churches are the key to promoting peace.
Dispensationalism is the theological underpinning of Neo-Christian Zionism. In this 22 minute podcast Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths discuss what Dispensationalism is all about and the giant word switch employed to deceive millions of evangelical Christians in this "Faith Based, Anti-Reality." References discussed in the program: "What Is Dispensationalism" by David Levi of Friends of Israel, "Holocaust II: Saving Israel From Suicide" by Patrick Hurley (republished by WHTT under the title "One Nation Under Israel")
Adherents to Neo-Christian Zionism theology are doing their best to appear like they are part of mainstream Christianity with a theolgy, they claim, that goes back to the early days of Christianity. This 13 minute podcast is an introduction to a series of programs that we will look into the various claims and aspects of what we call Neo-Christian Zionism (we added the "Neo" because it is a new variation of Christianity). We'll be looking into such confusing terms like "dispensationalism," "Christian Palestinianism," "replacement theology" and "The Rapture." Below is a background paper by Craig Hanson on Dr. Paul Wilkinson, mentioned in our podcast. References: "Brutality Blind Churches Invent Labels for Palestine Sympathetic Christians," "Prophets Who Prohesy Lies in My Name."
Neo-Christian Zionists need to make their dubious theology look holy and true. So, one of their dodges is to call un-believers of the notion that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, adherents of "Replacement Thelogy." In this unique and insightful, 21 minute podcast, Craig Hanson, Chuck Carlson and Tom Compton explain what "Replacement Theology" is and how it is used by Neo-Christian Zionists to defend their new theology, that has been evolving for over 100 year and masquerading as traditional Christianity. References in the podcast include" "These Brothers of Mine: A Theology of Land and Family and a response to Christian Zionism" by Dr. Rob Dalrymple; a podcast on "Christian Palestinianism": "Christian Zionism: Mean-Spirited Religiosity Trumping Faith And Compassion."
The idea of Christ Followers supporting political Israel is a movement no more than 70 years old, having no roots in, nor identity with the Evangelical Movement that helped to found and define America. This development has led Chuck Carlson to conclude that Christian Zionism is neo-Christianity, a new form of Christianity. In this 24 minute podcast, Chuck Carlson discusses his article by the same title and expands upon it with the help of Craig Hanson and Tom Compton. [Links referenced in the program: "Christian Zionism: The World’s Newest Religion (article)," "A Theological Response to Christian Zionism By Dr. Rob Dalrymple (podcast)" and "James Perloff on Christian Zionism and the New World Order (podcast)."]
We discussed the rhetorical question, "What would the Church and our country look like?" in our podcast "What if American Christians were truly followers of Christ?" In Part II, we look at concept that Christians, as followers of the Prince of Peace, should be advocates of peace, and, not of war. In this 20 minute podcast, members of We Hold These Truths expose and challenge American, Christian leaders who steer their flocks to be war-willing supporters of America's serial wars that have focused on attacking predominantly Muslim countries since the 1991 invasion of Iraq. Letter by the INSTITUTE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL ADVOCACY AND PROTECTION - GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER to President Trump mentioned by Chuck Carlson in the podcast
Craig Hanson, We Hold These Truths' California Outreach Director, contends that the Zionistic Judaism of today and the Christian Zionism that supports it, have more in common with the apostate Judaism and Pharisees of Jesus' day than the historic Christian faith. Give a listen to this 16 minute, thought provoking podcast to find out how Craig can make such a connection.
In this podcast, Chuck Carlson, Craig Hanson and Tom Compton of We Hold These Truths discuss the implications of the annoucement by President Donald Trump to move the US embassy to Israel to Jerusalem. Could Trump's proclamation lead us into war? Christian Zionists are ecstatic over Trump's move. Be sure to watch our two minute video, "Palestine Will Be Free," before listening to this 19 minute. podcast. Also, you will want to read the article mentioned by Chuck in this podcast: "Financial Times Weighs In On Israel's Occupation of Jerusalem"
More Christian theologians are waking up to the false promises of Christian Zionist theology. Dr. Rob Dalrymple, in his book, "These Brothers of Mine: A Theology of Land & Family & A Response to Christian Zionism," does an excellent job to biblically challenge the theology of Christian Zionism. We gave a copy of Dr. Dalrymple's book to the president of western seminary. Here's what he had to say: "I had the time to read These Brothers of Mine over the weekend and found it a wonderful book. I so appreciated the spirit in which Rob wrote the book. I cannot say that there was anything in the book that I would not embrace! I am passing this book on to another one of our professors to get his take on it, but I believe this is an area of teaching we need to be addressing in the church." In this informative, 52 minute interview with Dr. Dalrypmple, we delve into the theology of Christian Zionism. We also recommend this message by Dr. Dalrymple: "What Does Israel Mean To You?" Also, Dr. Dalrymple has just written a new book, "Follow the Lamb: A Guide to Reading, Understanding, and Applying the Book of Revelation."
What's going on with the rise of interest in, and the increase in value of, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? This recent, 26 minute documentary by PressTV does a great job of explaining what crptocureencies, like Bitcoin, are, and the push back by the banking estabishment against them. In his recent article, "Millenials Mistrust Financial Institutions; Invented Bitcoin" Chuck Carlson of We Hold These Truths noted that: "The reason we have not heard our own mega-government hold forth with a lethal threat to Bitcoin and the others, is that mega-gov has not figured out what it can say that will not increase interest. If any big government knew a way to monitor or control Cryptocurrencies, I am inclined to think we would have heard about it long before now, and you can bet your socks they are trying. Governments are and will be desperate to control the Cryptocurrencies’ phenomena; they have no choice. This absence of threat from them is positive for Bitcoin investors."
Rich Siegel is a very talented pianist and singer who journeyed from being an ardent Zionist, who even lived in Israel. Rich delved into the Zionist beliefs he held so dear and found that the "facts" he had learned were wanting. After a thorough investigation into the Israel/Palestine conflict, he became an activist for peace and justice for Palestians. In this remarkable, 12 minute video, Rich performs his haunting composition, "In Palestine," talks about his journey out of Zionism, and, how he came to write the song. Rich performs in the New York City area. To find out where Rich is playing, check out his website.
America has a war based economy and sanctions are a vital part of the strategy to condition people to accept and embrace wars that invariably get started afterwards. In this podcast, Chuck Carlson discusses, with members of We Hold These Truths, what sanctions are and how they are used to propagandize both sides. A fascinating example of sanctions used by the US against Japan bfore World War II, is looked into in this podcast. Also discussed, is the war willingness of millions of evangelical Christians. Referenced in the podcast, is Chuck Carlson's article, "'Sanctions' Is 'Doublespeak' for War." (20 minutes)
Both the United States and its proxy, Israel, have war based economies. It's no secret that the US gives Israel $10,000,000 every day to support its military, and, to bolster the US' own Military/Industrial Complex (MIC). We Hold These Truths' Chuck Crlson discusses recent military actions by Israel in Syria that could lead to a disastrous expansion of the wars in the Middle East. In this 21 minute program, Chuck Carlson also explains the connection between the MIC and the Federal Reserve System, and, coins a new acronym, FED-MIC. (For background, see Chuck's article, "US Proxy Israel Is Declaring Unlimited War on Iran, and Maybe Russia.")
In the US, the Israeli side of the Israel/Palestine conflict is the predomnant narrative presented by our main stream media and government. After all, the US government gives Israel over $10 million every day. Besides, we Americans have been educated that the Palestinians are terrorists and that they launch rockets against Israel and don't want peace. We Hold These Truths' Arizona Outreach Director, Tom Compton, spent a month in Palestine and Israel, based in Bethlehem, to find out more about what's really happening there. The Holy Land Trust, offered a unique, on the ground experience called Iktashef (Arabic for "discover"), that presented voices from both sides of the conflict. In this 22 minute podcast, Tom Compton, gives an overview and highlights of his adventure and explains the upcoming series "Voices In Palestine Crying Out For Peace and Justice" from We Hold These Truths. (Picture: Tom Compton and Ophelie, an intern from France at Holy Land Trust)
Two groups of Jewish activists from Jewish Voice for Peace and IfNotNow, in addition to members of We Hold These Truths, challenged a program, "“Christian Zionists-Why Evangelicals Support Israel,” presented by David Brog and sponsored by the Israel Action Committee at the Congregation Emanu-El synagogue in San Francisco. David Brog has been associated with Christians United For Israel, whose leader, John Hagee has publicly prayed for war against Iraq and called for pre-emptive strikes on Iran. In this podcast, Chuck Carlson interviews vigil leader, Craig Hanson and members of WHTT about the importance of this milestone vigil. (24 minutes) [References: IfNotNow: "Urge Temple Emanu-El to Cancel Their Event, 'Christian Zionists-Why Evangelcals Support Israel'," J.-The Jewish News of N. CA: "Opposing CUFI Isn't extreme, it's part of envisoning a future future," J.-The Jewish News of N. CA: "Christian Zionist group has 'noble' motives, leader tells S.F. crowd."]
Mohammad Abdul Qavi was an activist for peace and justice for Palestinians. We met Qavi at the El Beit Guest House in Beit Sahour, the city next to Bethlehem, Palestine, where a group of us on the month long, Iktashef experience, sponsored by the Holy Land Trust, were staying. Qavi, who was from London, had chosen the El Beit Guest House as his retirement home and had been living there for over 6 years. This interview with this remarkable and compassionate man, who practiced only non-violent resistance, was conducted on August 14, 2017, less than two weeks before his passing on August 27, 2017. Qavi, a true friend to Palestinians will be sorely missed (26 minutes)
Craig Hanson, We Hold These Truths' California Outreach Director discusses an upcoming vigil at Congregation Emanu-El in San Franciso on September 7, 2017. Congregation Emanu-El is hosting a talk by David Brog: "Christian Zionists-Why Evangelicals Support Israel," sponsored by the Israel Action Committee. David Brog is the author of Standing with Israel: Why Christians Support the Jewish State (2006), In Defense of Faith: the Judeo-Christian Idea and the Struggle for Humanity (2010), and Reclaiming Israel's History: Roots, Rights, and the Struggle for Peace (2017). David Brog is executive director of the Maccabee Task Force, which combats anti-Semitism and the anti-Israel BDS movement on college campuses. Previously he served as Executive Director of Christians United for Israel (CUFI). The Forward newspaper listed Brog as one of the 50 most influential Jews in America. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. Our message to attendees to the event will include: Coose Life Not War, Dump Trump's Wars, Jewish Brothers: Stop the Trillion Dollar Wars Race in the Middle East. (5 minutes)
On a month long trip to Palestine and Israel, I was very fortunate to meet Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, a Palestinian, who came back to Bethlehem from a career in the US at Yale and Duke Universities, teaching and researching in the field of genetics. He now teaches and does research at Bethlehem and BerZeit Universities in Palestione. He is the director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History and the Institute for Biodiversity Research. This 6 minute video about Dr. Qumsiyeh by Existence Is Resistanc pays honor to a trully remarkable individual.
Craig Hanson, We Hold These Truths' California Outreach Director, reports on the recent 2017 Christians United For Israel (CUFI) annual conference held in Washington, DC. Craig reveals in his analysis what should be obvious: AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) and CUFI should fall under the US government's Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). "FARA is a disclosure statute that requires persons acting as agents of foreign principals in a political or quasi-political capacity to make periodic public disclosure of their relationship with the foreign principal, as well as activities, receipts and disbursements in support of those activities. Disclosure of the required information facilitates evaluation by the government and the American people of the statements and activities of such persons in light of their function as foreign agents." In attendance at the CUFI conference were Vice President Mike Pence and Israeli Prime MInister, Benjamin Netanyahu (via live video conferencing). (22 minurtes )
We Hold These Truths representatives have been invited to speak at numerous mosques about our Christian ministry that challenges Christian Zionism, a form of Neo-Christianity that is less than 150 years old. Christian Zionists hold fast to the belief that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy. In 2012, Tom Compton of We Hold These Truths was invited to make a presentation at the Al-Mahdi Islamic Center in Tempe, Arizona for their International Day of Al Quds (Jerusalem) program. An audio recording was made of the PowerPoint presentation. In this video version, the original audio recording was used using additional photos and videos to bring the challenges being made to Christian Zionism, up to date. For background on the subject, our award winning documentary, "Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I" exposes Christian Zionism's false theology. We are encouraged to see that there is a very gradual turning away from Christian Zionism and a greater awareness of this Un-Christ like theology. 28 minutes.
Chuck Carlson of We Hold These Truths contends that the US war policy is obvious and transparent, but is hidden from us in the confusion created by respected media, like the Financial Times of London, that allow us to be puzzled by the obvious. Why is US policy deliberately widening the 26-year old war in the Middle East? Find out in this dynamite, 15 minute program. (Related article: here)
Members of the vigil team from We Hold These Truths greeted messengers to the 2017 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), held in Phoenix, Arizona. The vigilers were armed only with signs like "Choose Life, Not War," "Blessed Are The Peacemakers," "Where Are The Peacemakers?" and "No More Wars For Israel," and two fliers: "Choose Life Not War" and "Does The Bible Require Followers of Jesus to Support the Jewish State of Israel?" After over 200 vigils around the country, in terms of people engaged and fliers distributed, this vigil turned out to be one of our most effective ones, since we started them in Nov. 2002 at the First Southern Baptist Church of Scottsdale [AZ]. Listen to our report about the vigil and find out if we can argue a case for Divine Providence when we encountered Dr. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC, at the First Southern Baptist Church of Scottsdale, where he gave the sermon on the Sunday before the start of the annual meeting. We told Dr. Moore, after his excellent sermon, that we hope that the SBC becomes part of the turning as described in our award winning documentary, Christian Zionism: The Tragedy & The Turning, Part I. We told Dr. Moore that he had to watch our documentary to understand what we mean by the "turning". Hold onto your hats when listening to this 31 minute podcast.
Many Christians, especially Christian Zionists, believe that the religion of Judaism today is the same as was the religion of the Israelites of the Old Testament, except there are no animal sacrifices now. We Hold These Truths' Craig Hanson does an excellent job delving into the subject and analyzing Michael Hoffman's book, "Judaism's Strange Gods." In the book, Christian scholar Michael Hoffman documents his provocative thesis that Judaism is not the religion of the Old Testament, but the newly formalized belief system of the Pharisees, which arose in Babylon with the commitment of the formally, oral traditions of the elders to writing, in the wake of the crucifixion of Israels Messiah and the destruction of the Temple. Basing his findings on authoritative Judaic sources, Hoffman demonstrates that Judaism is a man-made religion of tradition and superstition, which represents the institutionalized nullification of Biblical law and doctrine. Liberating the reader from the accumulated shackles of decades of misinformation, this book that shows that Judaism's god is not the God of Israel, but the strange gods of Talmud and Kabbalah, and the racial self-worship they inculcate. (23 minutes)
Relatively few Americans know that the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve System, is a private banking cabal, put into place in 1913 thru subterfuge. In this podcast, Craig Hanson and Chuck Carlson, founder of We Hold These Truths and former stock broker, discuss how the Federal Reserve funds our wars through the process of creating money out of thin air. Also, Chuck reveals some startling information that he gleaned from the 2016 "Federal Reserve Banks Combined Financial Statement." Resources mentioned in the podcast: "Secrets of the Federal Reserve," "The Creature from Jekyll Island," "Century of Enslavement" and "The Jewish Story Behind the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank." (22 minutes)
In 2012, shortly after posting our video "John Hagee with Benny Hinn: Praying For War In The Name of Jesus" (you can still watch the video on our site), John Hagee Ministries (JHM) forced YouTube (part of Google) to remove it, claiming they had the copyright on the prayer, offered by Hagee at the end of the program, This Is Your Day, hosted by Benny Hinn. that was used in our video. How does a prayer offered to God in public, and aired on commercial TV, have a claim to a copyright? The copyright on the whole program actually belongs to Benny Hinn Ministries from the 2003 show where the Un-Christlike prayer was uttered. We're grateful that we caused some feather ruffling in the radical Christian Zionist camp after getting over 25,000 views on YouTube in less than a month. In this podcast we also talk about another potentially dangerous phenomena, coming in on the radar screen, known as Messianic Christianity, where God is being promoted as a racist. The Messianic movement is converting Christians into followers of Judaism. PS, May, 2017: We have learned about "Fair Use" laws that allow the use of coprighted material without permission of the copyright holder, for purposes like educational criticism. We have released a new video, "Challenging A War Willing Church" to YouTube that contains Hagee's "War Prayer."
There's no doubt that US gets good intelligence from all its spy agencies. But why is the US flondering with its perpetual wars in the Middle East and edging toward a war with Russia? Chuck Carlson and members of We Hold These Truths look into these issues in this thoughtful podcast. For background resources check our "By Hook or Crook," "Report: U.S., British Forces Enter Southern Syria Alongside Terrorists; Is A Bigger Battle Shaping Up?" and "Who Funds ISIL Mystery Army." (21 minutes)
Israel's prime enabler, the United States government and its complicit, main stream media have virtually ignored the hunger strike being conducted by Palestinian prisoners. Many of these prisoners languish in Israeli prison under an Israeli policy known as administrative detention, where prisoners, who have not been charged with a crime, can be held for years. Elsewhere around the world. others have shown support for the Palestinian prisoners on a hunger strike. In this podcast, we look at some examples of support like that Archbishop of Antioch, Gregory III Laham of Damascus (see here) and the city government of Dublin, Ireland (seer here) with the Palestinian hunger strikers. (16 minutes)
Chuck Carlson, founder of We Hold These Truths was invited onto the respected, alternative network, Republic Broadcasting Network and their "National Intel Report with John Stadtmiller" program to talk about the over 25 year war on Islam. Many patriotic Americans have been uninformed about the nature of this ongoing war on Islam. In this 11 minute podcast, Chuck Carlson gives an overview of his two hour appearance on RBN. To listen to hour 1 of the RBN program: Click Here. Hour 2: Click Here.