Posts Tagged ‘Palestine’

Good News According To Mosab Hassan Yousef

March 17, 2010

Former Hamas member who saved Israeli lives and converted to Christianity. Although, in Islamic law one who converts to another religion can be killed for it.

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Good News According To Anna Baltzer

September 7, 2009

Anna is a peace activist concerned with Palestinian rights in Israel and the Holy Land.

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Peace is possible.

http://www.soldiersofpeacemovie.com/index.php
http://nswas.org
http://www.peres-center.org/
http://www.musalaha.org/

This guy is interesting, refused to give an oath to Hitler, helped co-found Neve Shalom and gave a tour to Jimmy Carter, according to Wiki.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bargil_Pixner

God Angrily Clarifies ‘Don’t Kill’ Rule –

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28151

J’accuse (1919) is a French silent film directed by Abel Gance. It juxtaposes a romantic drama with the background of the horrors of World War I, and it is sometimes described as a pacifist or anti-war film.[1] Work on the film began in 1918 and some scenes were filmed on real battlefields. The film’s powerful depiction of wartime suffering, and particularly its climactic sequence of the “return of the dead”, made it an international success, and confirmed Gance as one of the most important directors in Europe.[2]

Humor –
Wise Jewish Man

A female CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Western Wallto pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time.

So she went to check it out.

She went to the Western Wall and there he was, walking slowly up to the holy site.

She watched him pray and after about 45 minutes, when he turned to leave, using a cane and moving very slowly, she approached him for an interview.

“Pardon me, sir, I’m Rebecca Smith from CNN. What’s you name?”

“Morris Greenberg,” he replied

“Sir, how long have you been coming to the Western Wall and praying?”

“For about 60 years.”

“60 years! That’s amazing!

What do you pray for?”

“I pray for peace between the Christians, Jews and the Muslims.

I pray for all the wars and all the hatred to stop.

I pray for all our children to grow up safely as responsible adults, and to love their fellow man.”

“How do you feel after doing this for 60 years?”

“I feel like I’m talking to a f*****g brick wall.”

PALESTINE PEACE MUSIC – Ensemble Ambitions in a World Divided

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/21/arts/music/21wakin.html?_r=2&ref=arts&pagewanted=all

Jerusalem Peace Makers

http://jerusalempeacemakers2008.jerusalempeacemakers.org/home.html

Good News According To Thomas Cook

April 26, 2009

Thomas Cook’s tour in 1869 marked the start of regular package cruises to Palestine. Participants camped in sumptuous tents, with servants preparing baths and picnic tables. In case of bad weather, the tourists could stay in hotels in both Jaffa and Jerusalem belonging to Cook’s first local agent, Alexander Howard, a Maronite Christian.

Before long, tourism to the Holy Land had become big business. By 1883 Thomas Cook & Son had taken 4,500 travelers to Palestine. With increasing demand, a railway from Jaffa to Jerusalem was clearly desirable.  THE JERUSALEM POST

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Good News According To Izzeldin Abuelaish

April 23, 2009

PALESTINIAN DOCTOR WHOSE PEACE EFFORTS TURN TO ANGUISH.

Good News According To Sabaaneh, A Creative Palestinian Artist

April 22, 2009

Sabaaneh is a creative Palestinian and Holy Land artist. Check out some of his work here  http://www.jffra.com/temp/index.php?month=07&year=2006&view=archiv&last_index=.

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Good News According To Laurence Oliphant then William Blackstone

March 25, 2009

Modern zi0nism is a core part of the Protestant reformation. As average Christians in Europe were finally allowed to read the Bible and to actually read God’s promises to Israel and the Jewish people they started to support the restoration of Israel. There was a major movement especially within Britain. America’s founders came out of this environment and brought these ideas with them to the new American promised land where they flourished even more.

William Bradford – ‘Come let us declare in Zion the word of God’
quoting Jeremiah in 1620 as he got off the Mayflower. Founding of
America.

In the 1700’s Famous preacher Jonathan Edwards was a Christian Zionist.

According to Sizer, the term ‘Christian Zionist’ first appears to have been used by Theodor Herzl to describe Henri Dunant, the Swiss philanthropist and founder of the Red Cross. Dunant was one of only a handful of Gentiles to be invited to the First World Zionist Congress.

Joseph Rabinowitz was a leader in the Jewish community in Russia when he went to Palestine seeking a place of safety from Russian mobs who were attacking Jews. In the holy land he realized that Jesus is who he says – the way to true peace and the Messiah. Rabinowitz did not think Oliphant was as effective as he could have been but…

Laurence Oliphant (1829–1888) was an early Christian zionist (and British author, international traveller, diplomatist and mystic) who desired to see the resurrection of Israel.

…his mind was occupied with a large project of colonization in Palestine, and he made in 1879 an extensive journey in that country, going also to Constantinople, in the vain hope of obtaining a lease of the northern half of the Holy Land with a view to settling large numbers of Jews there (this was before the first wave of Jewish settlement of the Zionists in 1882). This he conceived would be an easy task from a financial point of view, as there were so many persons in England and America anxious to fulfill the prophecies, and bring about the end of the world…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurence_Oliphant

Charles Taze Russell – founder of Jehovah’s Witnesses, prophetic Christian Zionist

Conrad Schick (1822-1901) a German Protestant missionary was actually the architect who planned Meah Shearim in Jerusalem which is now the main Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem, the city of Jesus.

Another Christian zionist was professor George Bush (distant ancestor of the future US president).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bush_%28Biblical_scholar%29

Henry Wentworth Monk (April 6, 1827 – August 24, 1896) was a fascinating Canadian Christian Zionist.  “If Blacks free what about the Jews?”

Mormon Christian Zionist –

Orson Hyde 1841‏
– famous prayer for restored Israel
– site of BYU israel

Also, Brandeis called William Blackstone the Father of Zionism, not Herzl because Blackstone was first.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackstone_Memorial

Emma Lazarus – female Zionist predating Herzl by a few decades

Herzl – Moses, Moses Rambam, and Herzl – “the 3rd Moses”. According to Herzl’s biographer Reuben Breinin, “Herzl had a dream in which he encountered Moses and a messiah figure on a shining cloud…” . Also, Robert S. Wistrich wrote in “Theodore Herzl between Messianism and Politics”….

THEODORE HERZL – BETWEEN MESSIANISM AND POLITICS – ROBERT S. WISTRICH

former US President George Bush (Jr) is the greatest Christian zionist supporter of Israel in history so far. IronicallyChristian Zionists have been stronger supporters of Israel than the liberal American Jewish community (see the book A Match Made in Heaven by Zev Chafets for the details).