Palestinian Christians have published an open letter to the World Council of Churches asking that the international ecumenical body recognize Israel as an apartheid state.
Recently We Hold These Truths uploaded a podcast featuring a discussion on the book, “Judaism’s Strange Gods,” by Michael Hoffman. The following is the program description:
This post is intended as a companion piece to my article, Destabilizing Venezuela: Exploring the Zionist Connection. In that article I offered the following observation regarding former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez:
There are some admirable leaders on the world stage today. By and large they are the same ones most heavily demonized by the mainstream media. But for standing up and speaking truth to power, Chavez was in a class by himself.
Recently a reader named “Lisa” posted a comment on one of our articles. The article is a piece entitled “Are the Jews Crazy?” that was written by my friend, Ariadna Theokopolous, and posted back in 2014, but which has been getting a lot of hits lately.
Lisa, in her somewhat lengthy comment (which I reproduce in full below along with my reply) offers the view that this is an anti-Semitic website. She also seemingly blames “bigoted Christians” for most of the world’s problems, while at the same time going to great lengths to assure us that she herself is pure and untainted by any form of hatred.
Lisa, by the way, is Jewish. “I am a Jew!” she says–but she is a liberal, non-religious Jew who once dated an Arab and does not consider herself a supporter of Israel. She also believes Palestinians and Israelis fight “because they choose to,” and that Jews are just like everybody else, with some good and some bad.
“Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.”
By Richard Edmondson
Reading the gospels in the light of current events becomes a more eye-opening experience for me with each passing day. Take the words of Jesus in Luke 12:1. “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy,” he remarks to his disciples.
The music is by Franz Schubert, sung by Dolores O’Riordan, while the images are from the film The Passion of the Christ.
[ Ed. note – The video above is of a townhall meeting conducted last week by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in her home state of Hawaii. If you want to hear the congresswoman discuss the situation in Syria, fast forward the video to about 10 minutes in. Gabbard, who introduced the Stop Arming Terrorists act in Congress and who has drawn fire for challenging the media lies about Syria (most recently for questioning the narrative that the Assad government was behind the April 4 chemical weapons attack), is one of a number of a small number of prominent Americans who have been a voice of sanity in a world seemingly gone mad and moving closer and closer to war.