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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Dear Kamil, I would say that the only thing that is new about all of this is that the Zionists have grown in power to the point that they control most of the National Government. But the agenda for the US supporting Israel has always been a Zionist agenda. One of the biggest myths on the planet is the reason why Israel was created. THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF ZIONISM by Ralph Schoenman speaks of this. There is a film out , a documentary, call THEY CAME IN PEACE Part 1 and Part 2. Narrated by Mike Douglas. In the film there is an interview with the mayor of jerusalem at the time in the 40's. He is a rabbi. He says he prayed they would not make a seperate Israel. But of course the US and the UN pushed for it. The US wanted Israel there to be their arm for Oil and arms.And the UN is doing always what it is told. On Mother Jones web site you can access all the arms dealers who get rich off war and selling arms to the highest bidders. What is scary is how much power these people wield now not only towards the rest of the world but to it's own citizens. The legislation being pushed thru the elected bodies violates us citizens civil rights very strongly. We are probalbly agreeing more than we disagree. I don't think though that journalist was courageous. It reminded me of so much of the journalism I am so used to in the US. Loaded with tons of drama ,that played in reality a small percentage of what represents the US citizenry. Most of the people he interviewed don't even get play on the very right wing media in this country.Journalists are not artists. I know many of them risk their lives to get at stories. Those I have the highest regard for ,But many are in love with their own dramas that they print not realizing what they are putting out in the world.Or not caring because their paychecks are so large as is the case with some of the US journalists. Of course it is his right to print or produce whatever he wants. Just as it is my right to reject it as stirring up the winds of hatred and panic. Sincerely, Peggy ----- Original Message ----- From: Kamil Mahdi Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 6:52 AM To: apeace promise Subject: RE: [casi] America's new Christian Zionists Dear Peggy, Thanks for your message. Of course, the extreme right is not new and it has a racist aggressive white-supremacist conception of its religion which most christians abhore. This right is also anti-semitic, but has always been pro-Israel. There is nothing new in zionist anti-semetic alliances either. Menachim Begin's Herut Party wanted an alliance with the Nazis in 1933. One wanted the Jews out of Europe, the other wanted them in Palestine. What has been growing in recent years and what has been admirably reported by Stephen Sackur is the shift in US Zionism (the Jewish pro-Israel lobby) to the extreme right and the growing alliance with the extreme Christian right, such that the US (establishment and media) is now in some respects more Zionist than Israel itself. America's support is not for the allegedly moderate Israeli labour party any more, but to Sharon and Netanyahu. I am afraid the alliance of the increasingly right-wing (not predominantly democratic party loyalist as in the past) Jewish lobby with the "Christian Zionists" is very significant, and it has a stranglehold over US Middle East policy and now over the "War on Terrorism" with all its huge implications. Nobody says that these biggots are all that the US is, but it seems that even "Big Oil" is now marginalised in Middle East policy terms. On the media, yes BBC News is disgracefully biased towards Israel and it fans the flames of war against Iraq in giving credence to government insinuated rumours, but the BBC should be congratualted when it broadcasts such a serious investigative programme. I think Stephen Sackur is extremely courageous. My regards, Kamil >===== Original Message From "apeace promise" <email@example.com> ===== >Dear Kamil, > These christian zionists are not anything new. They are the same ones that believe in armegedian . In fact one of the pastors interviewed I believe said in fact that. They are a scary bunch and have always been. In the US they are the same as the David Dukes and George Bush is somewhat in that group. They are in no way reflective of most of America. >Though I know the BBC is well respected in England and here in the US. I often find that their news ,though more honest than most of the American media, can at times be a bit one sided. Did they cover the story that on April 20, 35,000 people marched on the capital in support of Palestine with banners saying HANDS OFF IRAQ. I would bet not. This last thursday in the Financial TImes, there was a story about Britians media and how it is up for sale to the highest corporate bidders. I am going to type it on casi when I get a chance. Noam Chomsky in the movie "Manufacturing Consent" says propaganda is to democracy as brutality and killing is to a dictatorship. Western democracies are loaded with mostly radio and media stations playing the propaganda game. The west by no means has the rightious ground when it comes to the news. www.freespeech.org is a good media station about some of the progressive movements in the US that try to fight these zionists extremists. These Zionists,they use Sep. 11 in the US as an excuse to come out of the woodwork. They were always in the US, just hidden. They are basically Klu Klux Klan and skin heads dressed in suits. Sincerely, Peggy > >----- Original Message ----- >From: Kamil Mahdi >Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2002 2:30 PM >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Subject: [casi] America's new Christian Zionists > >BBC Radio 4 > Analysis: America's new Christian Zionists > > Lobbying for Israel > > The Jewish lobby has long been perceived as a powerful influence on US >foreign policy > but, as BBC Washington correspondent Stephen Sackur reveals, Israel has >found new > support from American Christians. > > > Listen to: > >http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/cta/progs/02/one_offs/a_lobby_to_deal_with07may .ram > > and read: > >http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1969000/1969542.stm > >Dr Kamil Mahdi >University of Exeter > > >_______________________________________________ >Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. >To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss >To contact the list manager, email email@example.com >All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk Dr Kamil Mahdi University of Exeter _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. 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