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The Political Consequences. Christian Zi Y nism The Political Agenda. Chosen People : Supporting Israel Restorationism : Facilitating Aliyah Eretz Israel : Sustaining the Settlements Jerusalem : Lobbying for Recognition The Temple : Solidarity with Orthodox

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    1. The Political Consequences

    2. ChristianZiYnismThe Political Agenda • Chosen People : Supporting Israel • Restorationism : Facilitating Aliyah • Eretz Israel : Sustaining the Settlements • Jerusalem : Lobbying for Recognition • The Temple : Solidarity with Orthodox • The Future : Opposing Peace Process

    3. 1. The Chosen People : Supporting Israeli Colonialism “The biblical mandate for Christians is to support the State of Israel.” 24% agree

    4. 1. The Chosen People : Supporting Israeli Colonialism “Sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians” Pew Religion & Politics Survey 2003 55% agree

    5. 1.1 Standing with Israel “The UN voted 605 resolutions between its inception and the Gulf War… 62% of the total of the UN’s resolutions were against Israel or its interests.”Hal Lindsey

    6. 1.1 Standing with Israel

    7. 1.1 Standing with Israel

    8. 1.1 Standing with Israel “Now is the time to stand with Israel. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, our hearts are heavy as we watch the images of violence and bloodshed in the Middle East…

    9. 1.1 Standing with Israel “…our support for the survival of Israel in this dark hour [must] be irrevocable. Now is the time for Christians to stand by Israel.”Jews for Jesus

    10. 1.1 Standing with Israel

    11. 1.1 Standing with Israel “In the last 8 years alone, an estimated 400,000 born-again donors have sent Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein about a quarter of a billion dollars for Jewish causes of his personal choosing. No Jew since Jesus has commanded this kind of Gentile following.” Zev ChafetsNew York Times2005

    12. 1.2 The Israeli Lobby on Capitol Hill

    13. 1.2 The Israeli Lobby on Capitol Hill “Direct political lobbying activities in cooperation with the Israeli government.”International Christian Embassy

    14. 1.2 The Israeli Lobby on Capitol Hill ‘there are 1,000 lobbyists up on the Hill today lobbying Congress for loan guarantees for Israel…

    15. 1.2 The Israeli Lobby on Capitol Hill and I’m one lonely little guy down here asking Congress to delay its consideration of loan guarantees for 120 days.”

    16. 1.2 The Israeli Lobby on Capitol Hill “Many present and former high ranking Israeli officials of both major parties and leaders of Jewish communities in America & Europe

    17. 1.2 The Israeli Lobby on Capitol Hill urged the pardon of Mr Rich because of his contributions and services to Israeli charitable causes & Mossad’s efforts…” New York Times

    18. 1.2 The Israeli Lobby on Capitol Hill “the greatest abuse of the Presidential pardon power in American history”Michael Lind

    19. 1.2 The Israeli Lobby on Capitol Hill “60 percent of all financial help to Democrats came from Jewish sources.”Aluf Ben(Ha’aretz)

    20. 1.2 The Israeli Lobby on Capitol Hill “Most pro-Israel fund-raisers estimate that at least 60 to 90% of Democratic campaign funding comes from Jewish sources, which also supply perhaps 40% of Republican funding.” The Washington Report 1995

    21. 1.2 The Israeli Lobby on Capitol Hill $150 billion(1949-2004)

    22. 1.2 The Israeli Lobby on Capitol Hill ‘It is wrong and perverse for fanatical elements within the 2½% of our population who are Jewish to hold Congress hostage…

    23. 1.2 The Israeli Lobby on Capitol Hill “America must regard the Israeli progression from penetration to direction of US foreign policy as the work of a master criminal.”Andrew Killgore FormerUS Ambassador to Qatar

    24. 1.3 Solidarity Tours to Israel

    25. 1.3 Solidarity Tours to Israel “On-site tour of modern Israeli battlefields... Official visit to an Israeli defence installation... strategic military positions, plus experience first hand the battle Israel faces as a nation.”Falwell

    26. ChristianZiYnismThe Political Agenda • Chosen People : Supporting Israel • Restorationism : Facilitating Aliyah

    27. 2. Restorationism: Facilitating Aliyah

    28. 2. Restorationism: Facilitating Aliyah

    29. 2. Restorationism: Facilitating Aliyah EXOBUS80 team members : 40 vehicles : 16 bases : 1200 FSU Jews per month International Christian EmbassyFunded 40,000 immigrants15,000 on 51 ICEJ sponsored flights

    30. ChristianZiYnismThe Political Agenda • Chosen People : Supporting Israel • Restorationism : Facilitating Aliyah • Eretz Israel : Sustaining the Settlements

    31. 3. Eretz Israel:Sustaining the Settlements

    32. 3.1 JustifyingEretz Israel: “The Arabs already have 99.5 % of the land … this cannot be tolerated.”David Allen LewisChristians United for Israel

    33. 3.1 JustifyingEretz Israel: “What is so sacred about the 1967 line?” Bridges for Peace

    34. 3.2 Adopting the Settlements

    35. 3.2 Adopting the Settlements Christian Friends of Israeli Communities

    36. 3.2 Adopting the Settlements “A piece of land where brave, Jewish pioneers have taken up residence. In most cases it is a barren rocky hilltop set up to establish a Jewish community where none had existed for 1000s of years.”

    37. 3.3 Funding the Settlers Bullet-proof Bus for Efrat AppealInternational Christian Embassy

    38. 3.3 Funding the Settlers Bridges for Peace - Operation Ezra

    39. 3.4 Justifying the Separation Wall

    40. 3.4 Justifying the Apartheid Wall

    41. “For the first time in history the Jews are putting ourselves into a ghetto” CMJ

    42. ChristianZiYnismThe Political Agenda • Chosen People : Supporting Israel • Restorationism : Facilitating Aliyah • Eretz Israel : Sustaining the Settlements • Jerusalem : Lobbying for Recognition

    43. Jerusalem: Lobbying for Recognition

    44. Jerusalem: Lobbying for Recognition “Israel’s capital is not on the table of the peace process and moving the US embassy to Jerusalem does nothing to prejudice the outcome of any future negotiations” Bob Dole

    45. Jerusalem: Lobbying for Recognition “Jerusalem … should remain forever, the eternal and undivided capital of the State of Israel.The time has come ... to enact legislation that will get the job done.”Bob Dole