(I originally wrote this about ten years ago)
A reply to Jews who praise the Christian Zionists:
As a Jew, I am frustrated and appalled when I hear fellow Jews extolling the virtues of so-called “Christian Zionists”, George Bush or the American democratic model. As a former American and a former Christian, I am well acquainted with all aspects of this modern-day Rome and in my opinion it can best be characterized by three words: arrogance, ignorance, and hypocrisy. Hardly something for Jews to aspire to or stand in awe of.
While I’m sure all level-headed, realistic, and pragmatic peoples will strongly disagree with me, I have to say that in my opinion, America represents the single greatest existential threat to Israel and the Jewish people today. The holocaust of "love" rolls on as the assimilation rate of Jewish adults between the ages of 26-30 in Denver, Colorado is reported at 90%. And America is losing no opportunity, with the help of the Zionist enterprise, to remake Israel in her image while turning her into a vassal state.
It is no accident of language when the media constantly relates to Pax Americana. Israel has the ability to defend herself against her enemies in the immediate vicinity of her borders, but who is it that stands in her way, defending the access routes to Arab oil? Who sends daily reminders of the arm-twisting and outright blackmail that awaits any Israeli intransigency to toe the American line?
No one can accuse the liberal, Christian-slanted Jerusalem Post of being right-wing, but two articles in the Friday, Sept. 20th edition are quite telling:
“US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has urged Israel not to respond militarily to an Iraqi strike, saying in rare public statement on the issue, it would be in Israel's "best interests" not to get involved. “ (Rumsfeld to Israel: Don't retaliate to Iraqi attack
By JANINE ZACHARIA AND MELISSA RADLER
“In stark contrast, today the US is clearly publicly linking the settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime. In his address to the UN General Assembly last Thursday, President George W. Bush twice mentioned "Palestine" and stated "America stands committed to an independent and democratic Palestine."
(Caroline B. Glick's COLUMN ONE: Averting strategic disaster in Iraq
For Torah Jews, the Zionist entity is a disaster. Thanks to Zionism, the return to Zion has become a nightmare as Russian gangs of rapists prey on Jewish women in the streets of Ashqelon and Ashdod and missionaries prey on Jewish children in the streets of Jerusalem. A “Zionist” government arms the enemies of the Jews and pays them to have ever more children to replace those martyred for the Muslim jihad. The great Hasbara Campaign appeals to the democratic sensibilities of the present-day Greeks and Romans and justifies Israel’s existence on the basis of its being the “only democracy in the Middle-East.” And this is precisely why those of the West admire us and those of the East hate us. The Christian Zionists love us because we are a reflection of them and they are narcissistic to the core.
Democracy=Israeli suicide as the Arab citizens of the State of Israel use their rights of citizenship to destroy the Jewish State. If Israel is to continue to exist, this situation will not be able to continue. What will be the backlash on the day after Israel ceases to be a democracy in the tolerant, pluralistic American mold?
While Ishmael playfully fires arrows in our direction, Esav falls on us with hugs and kisses. Both are jealous and treacherous and challenge our rightful position in the world. Most thinking Jews today have their heads on straight as regards the Arab threat, but remain woefully naive in regard to that posed by Christianity.
The only Gentiles who are true and trustworthy friends of Israel are those who have given up their false religions to become Bnei Noach---true righteous Gentiles. There is no practicing Christian who is not influenced by his false interpretation of the Hebrew scriptures. Speaking as one who has literally been there, the “love” expressed by the Christian Zionists is a spillover from their ecstatic and gleeful anticipation of the fulfillment of the Hebrew prophets as they understand them. By backing and funding the return of the Jews to Israel, they believe they are hastening the return of their own messiah, now long dead and turned to dust. I am sickened by the admission of fellow Jews who claim to understand this, but see no reason why they should not accept the money anyway. When these loving Christians discover the truth, do the Jews care what will come of it? As one young recent olah chadasha told me, “That’s not my concern.” Does the term “money-grubbing” offend? For shame!
The new testament describes a future leader of the Jews who will be the Christians’ “anti-christ.” Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson have already identified him as “a male Jew who is alive at this very moment.” If you are still around when a deliverer arises in Zion as Moses did in Egypt, you will witness how quickly “love” can turn to hate. The Christians who are hugging and kissing the Jews today truly believe they will all be caught up into heaven with their dead messiah when that day arrives, but when they realize the awful truth, pity any Jews who still remain in America.
I find it quite ironic that the Christian Zionists love to come up to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, as they call it. They see themselves as the fulfillment of Zechariah’s prophecy and it is further proof to them that they are bringing about the end of days and the return of the dead messiah.
These clueless Christians have so little understanding of the Hebrew prophets that they have unwittingly identified themselves as part of the ultimate enemy of the Jewish people. According to the prophet:
“It shall be that all who are left over from all the nations who had invaded Jerusalem will come up every year to worship the King Hashem, Master of Legions, and to celebrate the festival of Succot.”
They do not understand that this is a matter of humiliation for them. As members of those people who tried to bring about the ultimate final solution, they will be required to make a public spectacle of themselves as they bow before the True King and submit themselves to His sovereignty.
Today, they boisterously parade around the streets of Jerusalem, grinning from ear to ear in joyful conviction of the rightness of their path and groveling Jews are aiding and abetting their smug and arrogant self-deception rather than tactfully and diplomatically performing their role as priests to the nations and setting them straight. To the Christian Zionists and the Jews who love them, I would like to repeat the words of my forefathers:
“The enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the people of the exile were building a Sanctuary for Hashem, G-d of Israel. They approached Zerubbabel and the heads of the families and said to them, “Let us build with you, for, like you, we will seek your G-d; it is to Him that we have been sacrificing since the days of Esar-haddon…but Zerubbabel, along with Jeshua and the rest of the family heads of Israel said to them, ‘It is not for you together with us to build a Temple for our G-d: rather we, by ourselves, will build [it]…’ ” (Ezra 4:1-3)