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Re: [casi] America's new Christian Zionists

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 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,

>===== Original Message From "apeace promise" <> =====
>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.      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
>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:
>     and read:
>Dr Kamil Mahdi
>University of Exeter
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