Facebook Admits It Is Deleting Accounts Under Orders Of Israeli And U.S. Governments

Facebook deletes accounts under orders of Israeli and US governments

Facebook has admitted that it is now deleting user accounts under orders from both the Israeli and U.S. governments.

In September 2016, journalist Glenn Greenwald uncovered evidence that Facebook executives were secretly meeting with the Israeli government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians should be deleted on the ground that they constituted “incitement.”

Theintercept.com reports:  The meetings — called for and presided over by one of the most extremist and authoritarian Israeli officials, pro-settlement Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked — came after Israel threatened Facebook that its failure to voluntarily comply with Israeli deletion orders would result in the enactment of laws requiring Facebook to do so, upon pain of being severely fined or even blocked in the country.

The predictable results of those meetings are now clear and well-documented. Ever since, Facebook has been on a censorship rampage against Palestinian activists who protest the decades long, illegal Israeli occupation, all directed and determined by Israeli officials. Indeed, Israeli officials have been publicly boasting about how obedient Facebook is when it comes to Israeli censorship orders:

Shortly after news broke earlier this month of the agreement between the Israeli government and Facebook, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Tel Aviv had submitted 158 requests to the social media giant over the previous four months asking it to remove content it deemed “incitement.” She said Facebook had granted 95 percent of the requests.

She’s right. The submission to Israeli dictates is hard to overstate: As the New York Times put it in December of last year, “Israeli security agencies monitor Facebook and send the company posts they consider incitement. Facebook has responded by removing most of them.”

What makes this censorship particularly consequential is that “96 percent of Palestinians said their primary use of Facebook was for following news.” That means that Israeli officials have virtually unfettered control over a key communications forum of Palestinians.

In the weeks following those Facebook-Israel meetings, reported The Independent, “the activist collective Palestinian Information Center reported that at least 10 of their administrators’ accounts for their Arabic and English Facebook pages — followed by more than 2 million people — have been suspended, seven of them permanently, which they say is a result of new measures put in place in the wake of Facebook’s meeting with Israel.” Last March, Facebook briefly shut down the Facebook page of the political party, Fatah, followed by millions, “because of an old photo posted of former leader Yasser Arafat holding a rifle.”

2016 report from the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms detailed how extensive the Facebook censorship was:

Pages and personal accounts that were filtered and blocked: Palestinian Dialogue Network (PALDF.net) Gaza now, Jerusalem News Network, Shihab agency, Radio Bethlehem 2000, Orient Radio Network, page Mesh Heck, Ramallah news, journalist Huzaifa Jamous from Abu Dis, activist Qassam Bedier, activist Mohammed Ghannam, journalist Kamel Jbeil, administrative accounts for Al Quds Page, administrative accounts Shihab agency, activist Abdel-Qader al-Titi, youth activist Hussein Shajaeih, Ramah Mubarak (account is activated), Ahmed Abdel Aal (account is activated), Mohammad Za’anin (still deleted), Amer Abu Arafa (still deleted), Abdulrahman al-Kahlout (still deleted).

Needless to say, Israelis have virtually free rein to post whatever they want about Palestinians. Calls by Israelis for the killing of Palestinians are commonplace on Facebook, and largely remain undisturbed.

As Al Jazeera reported last year, “Inflammatory speech posted in the Hebrew language … has attracted much less attention from the Israeli authorities and Facebook.” One study found that “122,000 users directly called for violence with words like ‘murder,’ ‘kill,’ or ‘burn.’ Arabs were the No. 1 recipients of hateful comments. Yet there appears to be little effort by Facebook to censor any of that.”

Though some of the most inflammatory and explicit calls for murder are sometimes removed, Facebook continues to allow the most extremist calls for incitement against Palestinians to flourish. Indeed, Israel’s leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, has often used social media to post what is clearly incitement to violence against Palestinians generally. In contrast to Facebook’s active suppression against Palestinians, the very idea that Facebook would ever use its censorship power against Netanyahu or other prominent Israelis calling for violence and inciting attacks is unthinkable. Indeed, as Al Jazeera concisely put it, “Facebook hasn’t met Palestinian leaders to discuss their concern.”

FACEBOOK NOW SEEMS to be explicitly admitting that it also intends to follow the censorship orders of the U.S. government. Earlier this week, the company deleted the Facebook and Instagram accounts of Ramzan Kadyrov, the repressive, brutal, and authoritarian leader of the Chechen Republic, who had a combined 4 million followers on those accounts. To put it mildly, Kadyrov — who is given free rein to rule the province in exchange for ultimate loyalty to Moscow — is the opposite of a sympathetic figure: He has been credibly accused of a wide range of horrific human rights violations, from the imprisonment and torture of LGBTs to the kidnapping and killing of dissidents.

But none of that dilutes how disturbing and dangerous Facebook’s rationale for its deletion of his accounts is. A Facebook spokesperson told the New York Times that the company deleted these accounts not because Kadyrov is a mass murderer and tyrant, but that “Mr. Kadyrov’s accounts were deactivated because he had just been added to a United States sanctions list and that the company was legally obligated to act.”

As the Times notes, this rationale appears dubious or at least inconsistently applied: Others who are on the same sanctions list, such as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, remain active on both Facebook and Instagram. But just consider the incredibly menacing implications of Facebook’s claims.

What this means is obvious: that the U.S. government — meaning, at the moment, the Trump administration — has the unilateral and unchecked power to force the removal of anyone it wants from Facebook and Instagram by simply including them on a sanctions list. Does anyone think this is a good outcome? Does anyone trust the Trump administration — or any other government — to compel social media platforms to delete and block anyone it wants to be silenced? As the ACLU’s Jennifer Granick told the Times:

It’s not a law that appears to be written or designed to deal with the special situations where it’s lawful or appropriate to repress speech. … This sanctions law is being used to suppress speech with little consideration of the free expression values and the special risks of blocking speech, as opposed to blocking commerce or funds as the sanctions was designed to do. That’s really problematic.

Does Facebook’s policy of blocking people from its platform who are sanctioned apply to all governments? Obviously not. It goes without saying that if, say, Iran decided to impose sanctions on Chuck Schumer for his support of Trump’s policy of recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, Facebook would never delete the accounts of the Democratic Party Senate minority leader — just as Facebook would never delete the accounts of Israeli officials who incite violence against Palestinians or who are sanctioned by Palestinian officials. Just last month, Russia announced retaliatory sanctions against various Canadian officials and executives, but needless to say, Facebook took no action to censor them or block their accounts.

Similarly, would Facebook ever dare censor American politicians or journalists who use social media to call for violence against America’s enemies? To ask the question is to answer it.

As is always true of censorship, there is one, and only one, principle driving all of this: power. Facebook will submit to and obey the censorship demands of governments and officials who actually wield power over it, while ignoring those who do not. That’s why declared enemies of the U.S. and Israeli governments are vulnerable to censorship measures by Facebook, whereas U.S and Israeli officials (and their most tyrannical and repressive allies) are not:

All of this illustrates that the same severe dangers from state censorship are raised at least as much by the pleas for Silicon Valley giants to more actively censor “bad speech.” Calls for state censorship may often be well-intentioned — a desire to protect marginalized groups from damaging “hate speech” — yet, predictably, they are far more often used against marginalized groups: to censor them rather than protect them. One need merely look at how hate speech laws are used in Europe, or on U.S. college campuses, to see that the censorship victims are often critics of European wars, or activists against Israeli occupation, or advocates for minority rights.

One can create a fantasy world in one’s head, if one wishes, in which Silicon Valley executives use their power to protect marginalized peoples around the world by censoring those who wish to harm them. But in the real world, that is nothing but a sad pipe dream. Just as governments will, these companies will use their censorship power to serve, not to undermine, the world’s most powerful factions.

Just as one might cheer the censorship of someone one dislikes without contemplating the long-term consequences of the principle being validated, one can cheer the disappearance from Facebook and Instagram of a Chechen monster. But Facebook is explicitly telling you that the reason for its actions is that it was obeying the decrees of the U.S. government about who must be shunned.

It’s hard to believe that anyone’s ideal view of the internet entails vesting power in the U.S. government, the Israeli government, and other world powers to decide who may be heard on it and who must be suppressed. But increasingly, in the name of pleading with internet companies to protect us, that’s exactly what is happening.

  • Steve S

    And like the spineless coward that he is, he complied. He should have said censorship is illegal and free speech is protected. I guess that is why the C I A pays him the big bucks. Glad I dont use FB except to print on my TP.

  • Deserttrek

    the indigenous arabs who call themselves palestinians can stop the violence any time they want
    there is no illegal occupation and the author is obviously an apologist for the murders of children and other non combatants on both sides
    pure terrorist propaganda

  • Guest

    Angela Merkel told Mark Zuckerberg to start censoring a few years ago

  • Guest

    NO such thing as a palistine as thats a mooslium lie

    There Was Never A Country
    Called Palestine

    If you consider Palestine to be a “Sovereign” and “Independent”
    country that goes back through most of recorded history as many would
    have you to believe, then a few questions need to be answered:

    When was it founded and by whom?

    What were its borders?

    What was its capital?

    Who was the President?

    What was its form of government?

    What were its major cities?

    What constituted the basis of its economy?

    Who was the Palestinian leader before Yasser Arafat?

    Was Palestine ever recognized by a country whose existence, at that time or now, leaves no room for interpretation?

    What was the language of the country of Palestine?

    What was the prevalent religion of the country of Palestine?

    What was the name
    of its currency and what was the approximate exchange rate of the
    Palestinian monetary unit against the US dollar, German mark, GB pound,
    or Japanese yen on any particular date?

    And, finally, since there is no such country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur?

    If these so-called “Palestinians” are anything
    but a generic collection of Arabs from all over the rest of the Arab
    world and if they really have a genuine ethnic identity that gives them
    right for self-determination, then why did they never try to become an
    independent and sovereign nation until Arabs suffered their devastating
    defeat in the Six Day War in 1967?

    • Faith, Hope and Love abide

      Conquering forces for the most part have always ruled these lands that are the gateway to the Middle East for the better part of 2 thousand years, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, British, et al.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Palestine
      Wiki seems to refer to it as Palestine, even if as you say and are accurate that there are no “true Palestinians,” just those that were Arab nomads occupying the territory under others rule. Maybe we should say the Romans, Byzantines, or the Ottomans are the rightful rulers?

      • Guest

        No Israel always belong to the Jewish people … Philistines (War Mongers ) squadded on it till they disappeared , But there is No such thing as a palistine as its a muslim / British lie

        • Faith, Hope and Love abide

          Why would the British lie when they signed the Balfour Declaration guaranteeing in advance an Israeli state in Palestine?

          • Guest

            They lie because palestine never exited . They want to destroy Gods people

          • Guest

            The Philistines:

            It is from the term “Philistines” that the name “Palestinians” has been taken. Actually, the ancient Philistines and modern Palestinians have something in common: both are invaders from other lands! That is precisely the meaning of their name, that is not an ethnic denomination but an adjective applied to them: Peleshet, from the verb “pelesh”, “dividers”, “penetrators” or “invaders”. The Philistines were a confederation of non-Semitic peoples coming from Crete, the Aegean Islands and Asia Minor, also known as “Sea Peoples”. The main tribes were Shekelesh, Shardana, Tsikel or Thekker, Akhaiusha or Ekwesh, Danauna or Denyen, Masa or Meshuesh, Uashesh, Teresh or Tursha, Keshesh or Karkisha, Lukka or Rukka, and Labu. The original homeland of the group that ruled the Philistine federation, namely the “Pelesati”, was the island of Crete. When the Minoic civilization collapsed, also the Minoic culture disappeared from Crete, as invaders from Greece took control of the island. These ancient Cretans arrived in Southern Canaan and were known as “Peleshtim” by Hebrews and Canaanites (that became allied to fight the invaders). They also invaded Egypt and were defeated by Pharaoh Ramose III in the 12th century b.c.e. The Philistines were organized in city-states, being the most important the Pentapolis: Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath and Ekron, and their territory was close to the Mediterranean coast, a little longer and broader than the present-day “Gaza Strip” – not the whole Judah, they never reached Hevron, Jerusalem or Yericho!
            Those Sea Peoples that invaded Egypt were expelled towards other Mediterranean lands and did not evolve into any Arab people, but disappeared as distinguishable groups in Roman times. Those dwelling in Canaan were defeated by King David and reduced to insignificance, the best warriors among them were chosen as David’s bodyguard. The remaining Philistines still dwelling in Gaza were subdued by Sargon II of Assyria and after that time, they disappeared definitively from history. They are no longer mentioned since the return of the Jewish exiles from Babylon.
            Conclusion: there is not one single person in the world who may be able to prove Philistine lineage, yet, if Palestinians insist, they have to recognize themselves as invaders in Israel, and then they must ask Greece to return them back the Isle of Crete! The Philistines are extinct and claims to alleged links with them are utterly false as they are historically impossible to establish. In any case, claiming a Philistine heritage is idle because it cannot legitimate any land in which they were foreign occupants and not native dwellers. Philistines were not Arabs, and the only feature in common between both peoples is that in Israel they should be regarded as invaders, Philistines from the sea and Arabs from the wilderness. They do not want Jerusalem because it is their city, which is not and never has been, they simply want to take her from the Jews, to whom she has belonged for three thousand years. The Philistines wanted to take from Israelites the Holy Ark of the Covenant, modern so-called Palestinians want to take from them the Holy City of the Covenant.

      • Guest
      • Guest

        How often have the Palestinians been offered their own state?

        At least three times the Palestinians have refused statehood when it was offered to them, most recently just a few years ago.

        The first time was in November 1947 when they refused to accept the UN Resolution 181, the Partition Resolution which called for the creation of a Jewish state and an Arab state in the land which at that point was controlled by the British-run Palestine Mandate.

        All the Arab countries opposed the resolution, voted against it, and promised to go to war to prevent its implementation.

        Representing the Palestinians, the Arab Higher Committee also opposed the plan and threatened war, while the Jewish Agency, representing the Jewish inhabitants of the Palestine Mandate, supported the plan.

        The second time was in the summer of 2000 US President Bill Clinton hosted intense peace talks at Camp David between Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat and Israeli leader Ehud Barak, culminating in a comprehensive peace plan. Despite the vast concessions the plan required of Israel, Prime Minister Barak accepted President Clinton’s proposal, while Arafat refused, returned home, and launched a new terror campaign against Israeli civilians (the Second Intifada).

        The third time was in 2008, after extensive talks, then Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and presented a comprehensive peace plan. Olmert’s plan would have annexed the major Israeli settlements to Israel and in return given equivalent Israeli territory to the Palestinians, and would have divided Jerusalem. It would have created a Palestinian state on 97 percent of the West Bank

      • Guest

        A Few Forgotten Facts

        1. Israel became a nation in 1312 BCE, two thousand years before the rise of Islam.

        2. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel.

        3. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 BCE, the Jews have had dominion over the land for one thousand years with a continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300 years.

        4. The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 CE lasted no more than 22 years.

        5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem, they never sought to make it their capital, and Arab leaders did not come to visit.

        6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy Scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Koran.

        7. King David founded the city of Jerusalem. Mohammed never came to Jerusalem.

        8. Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Muslims pray with their backs toward Jerusalem.

        9. In 1948 the Arab refugees were encouraged to leave Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the land of Jews. Sixty-eight percent left without ever seeing an Israeli soldier.

        10. The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands due to Arab brutality, persecution, and slaughter.

        11. The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948 is estimated to be around 630,000. The number of Jewish refugees from Arab lands is estimated to be the same.

        12. Arab refugees were intentionally not absorbed or integrated into the Arab lands to which they fled, despite the vast Arab territory. Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since World War II, theirs is the only refugee group in the world that has never been absorbed or integrated into their own people’s lands. Jewish refugees were completely absorbed into Israel, a country no larger than the state of New Jersey.

        13. The Arabs are represented by eight separate nations, not including the Palestinians. There is only one Jewish nation. The Arab nations initiated all five wars and lost. Israel defended itself each time and won.

        14. The PLO’s Charter still calls for the destruction of the State of Israel. Israel has given the Palestinians most of the West Bank land, autonomy under the Palestinian Authority, and has supplied them.

        15. Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated and the Jews were denied access to places of worship. Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian sites have been preserved and made accessible to people of all faiths.

        16. The UN Record on Israel and the Arabs: of the 175 Security Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel.

        17. Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before 1990, 429 were directed against Israel.

        18. The UN was silent while 58 Jerusalem Synagogues were destroyed by the Jordanians.

        19. The UN was silent while the Jordanians systematically desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives.

        20. The UN was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like a policy of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.

        • Faith, Hope and Love abide

          Babylonians came before anything such as Israel. Hence, the modern day Iraqi/Babylonians then have rightful claim over the land of Palestine.

          • Guest

            Isreal is from God to the Jewish people

          • Faith, Hope and Love abide

            Who is this God or “Lord” of whom you speak? Do the Chinese or all the world’s peoples recognize this God or “Lord” of yours? Perhaps, you are referring to this passage.
            Genesis 15:18-21
            On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi[a] of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates— the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites.”

            At least you could site some actual scripture, if you are going to make a claim such as that.

          • Guest

            There is only one God and its JESUS anything other then him is satanic

          • Faith, Hope and Love abide

            Matthew 5:44 “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” Do you love the Palestinians and Muslims. If you do not, then possibly you are Satanic.

          • Guest

            God warns anyone who embraces or approves of any religions, teachers, or people who deny Jesus Christ is the promised Son of God will be held terribly responsible. These are God’s words in these verses … not mine. So, beware if your church or church leader embraces any religion which denies Jesus Christ is God who stepped forth from eternity as the Son of God … “from of old, from everlasting” (see Micah 5:2) to suffer and die on the Cross for all of our sins, and was buried and then raised from the dead the third day as the “firstfruits” of the coming Resurrection.

            “So it will be

            at the end of the Age.

            The angels will come forth,

            separate the wicked

            from among the just,

            and cast them

            into the furnace of fire.

            There will be wailing

            and gnashing of teeth.”

            (Matthew 13:49-50)

          • Guest

            I pray for my enemies …..
            Ephesians 5:11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

          • Guest

            There is NO such thing as palestinians thats a delusional thought . muslims is also fake as the Vatican created it

          • Mollie Norris

            “Isreal is from God to the Jewish people”; No; according to the Tanach:
            “the Mosaic Covenant differs significantly
            from the Abrahamic Covenant and later biblical covenants because it is
            conditional in that the blessings that God promises are directly related
            to Israel’s obedience to the Mosaic Law. If Israel is obedient, then
            God will bless them, but if they disobey, then God will punish them. The
            blessings and curses that are associated with this conditional covenant
            are found in detail in Deuteronomy 28.
            The other covenants found in the Bible are unilateral covenants of
            promise, in which God binds Himself to do what He promised, regardless
            of what the recipients of the promises might do. On the other hand the
            Mosaic Covenant is a bilateral agreement, which specifies the
            obligations of both parties to the covenant.
            The Mosaic Covenant is especially significant because in it God promises
            to make Israel “a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Exodus 19:6).
            Israel was to be God’s light to the dark world around them. They were
            to be a separate and called-out nation so that everyone around them
            would know that they worshiped Yahweh, the covenant-keeping God.”
            https://www.gotquestions.org/Mosaic-covenant.html

          • Guest

            Fact #1. The Jewish people are the Chosen People: After Adam and Eve sinned, humanity deteriorated so badly that God destroyed the early world of men with the Great Flood. Noah and his family knew the Lord, and were spared, but after they came out of the Ark and started repopulating, their descendants abandoned God, became idolatrous, perverse and evil. Then God created a special nation to be a light to the other nations. The Creator of the universe specifically chose the nation of Israel to be that unique people who would witness to His reality. “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the people who are on the face of the Earth” (Deuteronomy 7:6).

            You are My witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and My servant whom I have chosen, in order that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me. I, even I am the Lord; and there is no Savior beside Me” (Isaiah 43:10-11). If the Chosen People were faithful to our calling, God promised to bless us above all the other nations, so that the nations of the world would know that the God of Israel is the true God who alone can save us, by reconciling us to Himself, thereby restoring us to peace, joy, blessing and life. But if we were disobedient to our calling, the Lord promised to severely punish us so that the nations of the world would learn a lesson from us, and know that it is a terrible thing to disobey the God of Israel. Either way, through our obedience or disobedience, the Chosen People would witness to the other nations of the world that the God of Israel is to be reckoned with.

          • Mollie Norris

            And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus
            saith the LORD; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the
            things that come into your mind, every one of them.
            6Ye have multiplied your slain in this city, and ye have filled the streets thereof with the slain.
            7Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Your slain whom ye have laid in the midst of it, they are the flesh, and this city is the caldron: but I will bring you forth out of the midst of it.
            8Ye have feared the sword; and I will bring a sword upon you, saith the Lord GOD.
            9And
            I will bring you out of the midst thereof, and deliver you into the
            hands of strangers, and will execute judgments among you.
            10Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
            11This city shall not be your caldron, neither shall ye be the flesh in the midst thereof; but I will judge you in the border of Israel:
            12And ye shall know that I am
            the LORD: for ye have not walked in my statutes, neither executed my
            judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are round about you.
            Ezek 11

          • Guest

            Fact #2. The Land of Israel belongs to God: “The Earth is the Lord’s and all it contains, the world and those who dwell in it” (Psalm 24:1). Since the entire world belongs to God, He has the right to apportion it as He chooses, and He specifically gave the nations their lands based on the Jewish people’s right to the Land of Israel! “When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the sons of Israel. For the Lord’s portion is His people; Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance” (Deuteronomy 32:8-9).

          • Guest

            Fact #3. The Chosen People needed a Chosen Land, and so the God of Israel strategically chose the Land of Israel for the People of Israel: “This is Jerusalem; I have set her at the center of the nations, with lands around her” (Ezekiel 5:5). The Land that God chose for us is located in the center of the nations, connecting the continents of Europe, Africa and Asia. Because of this strategic location, the Jewish people had ample exposure to all the nations of the world.

          • Guest

            Shall i continue mr mooslium ?

          • Guest

            You are a sneaky snake arnt you 🙂

            What is the Mosaic Covenant?”

            Answer: The Mosaic Covenant is a conditional covenant made between God and the nation of Israel at Mount Sinai (Exodus 19-24). It is sometimes called the Sinai Covenant but is more often referred to as the Mosaic Covenant since Moses was God’s chosen leader of Israel at that time. The pattern of the covenant is very similar to other ancient covenants of that time because it is between a sovereign king (God) and his people or subjects (Israel). At the time of the covenant, God reminded the people of their obligation to be obedient to His law (Exodus 19:5), and the people agreed to the covenant when they said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do!” (Exodus 19:8). This covenant would serve to set the nation of Israel apart from all other nations as God’s chosen people and was as equally binding as the unconditional covenant that God made with Abraham because it is also a blood covenant. The Mosaic Covenant is a significant covenant in both God’s redemptive history and in the history of the nation of Israel through whom God would sovereignly choose to bless the world with both His written Word and the Living Word, Jesus Christ.

            The Mosaic Covenant was centered around God’s giving His divine law to Moses on Mount Sinai. In understanding the different covenants in the Bible and their relationship with one another, it is important to understand that the Mosaic Covenant differs significantly from the Abrahamic Covenant and later biblical covenants because it is conditional in that the blessings that God promises are directly related to Israel’s obedience to the Mosaic Law. If Israel is obedient, then God will bless them, but if they disobey, then God will punish them. The blessings and curses that are associated with this conditional covenant are found in detail in Deuteronomy 28. The other covenants found in the Bible are unilateral covenants of promise, in which God binds Himself to do what He promised, regardless of what the recipients of the promises might do. On the other hand the Mosaic Covenant is a bilateral agreement, which specifies the obligations of both parties to the covenant.

            The Mosaic Covenant is especially significant because in it God promises to make Israel “a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Exodus 19:6). Israel was to be God’s light to the dark world around them. They were to be a separate and called-out nation so that everyone around them would know that they worshiped Yahweh, the covenant-keeping God. It is significant because it is here that Israel received the Mosaic Law that was to be a schoolmaster pointing the way towards the coming of Christ (Galatians 3:24-25). The Mosaic Law would reveal to people their sinfulness and their need for a Savior, and it is the Mosaic Law that Christ Himself said that He did not come to abolish but to fulfill. This is an important point because some people get confused by thinking that keeping the Law saved people in the Old Testament, but the Bible is clear that salvation has always been by faith alone, and the promise of salvation by faith that God had made to Abraham as part of the Abrahamic Covenant still remained in effect (Galatians 3:16-18).

            Also, the sacrificial system of the Mosaic Covenant did not really take away sins (Hebrews 10:1-4); it simply foreshadowed the bearing of sin by Christ, the perfect high priest Who was also the perfect sacrifice (Hebrews 9:11-28). Therefore, the Mosaic Covenant itself, with all its detailed laws, could not save people. It is not that there was any problem with the Law itself, for the Law is perfect and was given by a holy God, but the Law had no power to give people new life, and the people were not able to obey the Law perfectly (Galatians 3:21).

            The Mosaic Covenant is also referred to as the Old Covenant (2 Corinthians 3:14; Hebrews 8:6, 13) and was replaced by the New Covenant in Christ (Luke 22:20; 1 Corinthians 11:25; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Hebrews 8:8; 8:13; 9:15; 12:24). The New Covenant in Christ is far better than the old Mosaic Covenant that it replaces because it fulfills the promises made in Jeremiah 31:31-34, as quoted in Hebrews 8.

          • Guest

            Isreal has coins proves they were the first … = FACTS

          • Guest

            Israel Museum obtains world’s ‘first Jewish coin’ h ttps://www.timesofisrael. com/israel-museum-obtains-worlds-first-jewish-coin/

          • Faith, Hope and Love abide

            Summarians and Babylonians had several thousand years of history before there was even the thought of Israel. BTW, Israel is the northern part of what was a divided kingdom, with Judea being the south.

          • Guest

            I gave you Facts its up to you to shake out of our delusional state if you want … I believe only facts

          • Guest

            Islam was invented by the Vatican

          • Guest

            The Land of Israel
            The Promised Land

            The history of the Jewish people begins with Abraham, and the story of Abraham begins when G-d tells him to leave his homeland, promising Abraham and his descendants a new home in the land of Canaan. (Gen. 12). This is the land now known as Israel, named after Abraham’s grandson, whose descendants are the Jewish people. The land is often referred to as the Promised Land because of G-d’s repeated promise (Gen. 12:7, 13:15, 15:18, 17:8) to give the land to the descendants of Abraham.

            The land is described repeatedly in the Torah as a good land and “a land flowing with milk and honey” (e.g., Ex. 3:8). This description may not seem to fit well with the desert images we see on the nightly news, but let’s keep in mind that the land was repeatedly abused by conquerors who were determined to make the land uninhabitable for the Jews. In the few decades since the Jewish people regained control of the land, we have seen a tremendous improvement in its agriculture. Israeli agriculture today has a very high yield.

            Jews have lived in this land continuously from the time of its original conquest by Joshua more than 3200 years ago until the present day, though Jews were not always in political control of the land, and Jews were not always the majority of the land’s population.

            The land of Israel is central to Judaism. A substantial portion of Jewish law is tied to the land of Israel, and can only be performed there. Some rabbis have declared that it is a mitzvah (commandment) to take possession of Israel and to live in it (relying on Num. 33:53). The Talmud indicates that the land itself is so holy that merely walking in it can gain you a place in the World to Come. Prayers for a return to Israel and Jerusalem are included in daily prayers as well as many holiday observances and special events.

            Living outside of Israel is viewed as an unnatural state for a Jew. The world outside of Israel is often referred to as “galut,” which is usually translated as “diaspora” (dispersion), but a more literal translation would be “exile” or “captivity.” When we live outside of Israel, we are living in exile from our land.

            Jews were exiled from the land of Israel by the Romans in 135 C.E., after they defeated the Jews in a three-year war, and Jews did not have any control over the land again until 1948 C.E.

            Zionism and the Formation of the State of Israel

            MIDI The Jewish people never gave up hope that we would someday return to our home in Israel. That hope is expressed in the song Ha-Tikvah (The Hope), the anthem of the Zionist movement and the state of Israel.

            Kol od baleivav p’nima
            Nefesh Y’hudi homiya
            Ul’fa-atey mizrach kadima
            Ayin L’Tziyon tzofiya
            Od lo avda tikvateynu
            Hatikva bat sh’not alpayim
            Lih’yot am chofshi b’artzenu
            Eretz Tziyon v’yirushalayim.
            Lih’yot am chofshi b’artzenu
            Eretz Tziyon v’yirushalayim. As long as deep within the heart
            The Jewish soul is warm
            And toward the edges of the east
            An eye to Zion looks
            Our hope is not yet lost,
            The hope of two thousand years
            To be a free people in our own land
            In the land of Zion and Jerusalem.
            To be a free people in our own land
            In the land of Zion and Jerusalem.
            But for a long time, this desire for our homeland was merely a vague hope without any concrete plans to achieve it. In the late 1800s, Theodor Herzl and Chaim Weizmann founded Zionism, a political movement dedicated to the creation of a Jewish state. They saw a state of Israel as a necessary refuge for Jewish victims of oppression, especially in Russia, where pogroms were decimating the Jewish population.

            The name “Zionism” comes from the word “Zion,” which was the name of a stronghold in Jerusalem. Over time, the term “Zion” came to be applied to Jerusalem in general, and later to the Jewish idea of utopia.

            Zionism was not a religious movement; it was a primarily political. The early Zionists sought to establish a secular state of Israel, recognized by the world, through purely legal means. Theodor Herzl, for example, was a completely assimilated secular Jewish journalist. He felt little attachment to his Jewish heritage until he covered the trial of Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish captain in the French military who was (unjustly) convicted of passing secrets to Germany. The charges against Dreyfus brought out a wave of anti-Jewish sentiment that shocked Herzl into realizing the need for a Jewish state. Early Zionists were so desperate for a refuge at one point that they actually considered a proposal to create a Jewish homeland in Uganda. Alaska and Siberia were also discussed. But the only land that truly inspired Jewish people worldwide was our ancient homeland, at that time a part of the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire known as Palestine.

            During World War I, the Zionist cause gained some degree of support from Great Britain. In a 1917 letter from British foreign secretary Lord Balfour to Jewish financier Lord Rothschild, the British government expressed a commitment to creating a Jewish homeland in Palestine. This letter is commonly known as the Balfour Declaration. Unfortunately, the British were speaking out of both sides of their mouth, simultaneously promising Arabs their freedom if they helped to defeat the Ottoman Empire, which at that time controlled most of the Middle East (including the modern states of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq, as well as significant portions of Saudi Arabia and northern Africa). The British promised the Arabs that they would limit Jewish settlement in Palestine mere months after the Balfour Declaration expressed support for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”

            After World War I, Palestine was assigned to the United Kingdom as a mandated territory by the newly-formed League of Nations. The Palestinian Mandate initially included the lands that are now Israel and Jordan, but all lands east of the Jordan River were later placed into a separate mandate known as Transjordan (now the nation of Jordan). The document creating the Palestinian mandate incorporated the terms of the Balfour Declaration, promising the creation of a national Jewish homeland within the mandated territory. Many Arab leaders were initially willing to give Palestine to the Jews if the rest of the Arab lands in the Middle East were under Arab control. However, the Arabs living in Palestine vigorously opposed Jewish immigration into the territory and the idea of a Jewish homeland. It is around this time that the idea of Palestinian nationality (distinct from Arab nationality generally) first begins to appear. There were many riots in the territory, and the British came to believe that the conflicting claims were irreconcilable. In 1937, the British recommended partition of the territory.

            The Holocaust brought the need for a Jewish homeland into sharp focus for both Jews and for the rest of the world. The Jews who tried to flee Nazi Germany were often turned back due to immigration limitations at the borders of every country, including the United States, Britain and Palestine. Many of those who were sent back to Germany ended up in death camps where they were systematically murdered.

            The British were unable to come up with a solution that would satisfy either Arabs or Jews, so in 1947, they handed the problem to the newly-founded United Nations, which developed a partition plan dividing Palestine into Jewish and Arab portions. The plan was ratified in November 1947. The mandate expired on May 14, 1948 and British troops pulled out of Palestine. The Jews of Palestine promptly declared the creation of the State of Israel, which was recognized by several Western countries immediately.

            However, the surrounding Arab nations did not recognize the validity of Israel and invaded, claiming that they were filling a vacuum created by the termination of the mandate and the absence of any legal authority to replace it. The Arabs fought a year-long war to drive the Jews out. Miraculously, the new state of Israel won this war, as well as every subsequent Arab-Israeli war, gaining territory every time the Arabs attacked them.

          • Guest

            The land called “Palestine”

            In the 2nd century c.e., the last attempt of the Jews to achieve independence from the Roman Empire ended with the well-known event of Masada, that is historically documented and universally recognized as the fact that determined the Jewish Diaspora in a definitive way. The Land where these things happened was until then the province known as Judæa , and there is no mention of any place called “Palestine” before that time.

            The Roman emperor Hadrian was utterly upset with the Jewish Nation and wanted to erase the name of Israel and Judah from the face of the Earth, so that there would be no memory of the country that belonged to that rebel people. He decided to replace the denomination of that Roman province and resorted to ancient history in order to find a name that might appear appropriate, and found that an extinct people that was unknown in Roman times, called “Philistines”, was once dwelling in that area and were enemies of the Israelites. Therefore, according to Latin spelling, he invented the new name: “Palæstina”, a name that would be also hateful for the Jews as it reminded them their old foes. He did so with the explicit purpose of effacing any trace of Jewish history. Ancient Romans, as well as modern Palestinians, have fulfilled the Hebrew Scriptures Prophecy that declares: “They lay crafty plans against Your People… they say: ‘come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more’.” – Tehilim 83:3-4 (Psalm 83:3-4).

            They failed, as Israel is still alive. Any honest person would recognize that there is no mention of the name Palestina in history before the Romans renamed the province of Judea, that such name does not occur in any ancient document, is not written in the Bible, neither in the Hebrew Scriptures nor in the Christian Testament, not even in Assyrian, Persian, Macedonian, Ptolemaic, Seleucian or other Greek sources, and that not any “Palestinian” people has ever been mentioned, not even by the Romans that invented the term. If “Palestinians” allegedly are the historic inhabitants of the Holy Land, why did they not fight for independence from Roman occupation as Jews did? How is it possible that not a single Palestinian leader heading for a revolt against the Roman invaders is mentioned in any historic record? Why there is not any Palestinian rebel group mentioned, as for example the Jewish Zealots?

            Why every historic document mentions the Jews as the native inhabitants, and the Greeks, Romans and others as foreigners dwelling in Judea, but not any Palestinian people, neither as native nor as foreigner? What is more, there is no reference to any Palestinian people in the qur’an (koran), although muslims claim that their prophet was once in Jerusalem (an event that is not mentioned in the koran either). It appears evident that he did not meet any Palestinian in his whole life, nor his successors did either. Caliph Salahuddin al-Ayyub (Saladin), knew the Jews and kindly invited them to settle in Jerusalem, that he recognized as their Homeland, but he did not know any Palestinian… To claim that Palestinians are the original people of Eretz Yisrael is not only against secular history but also against Islamic history!

            The name “Falastin” that Arabs today use for “Palestine” is not an Arabic name, but adopted and adapted from the Latin Palæstina . How can an Arab people have a western name instead of one in their own language? Because the use of the term “Palestinian” for an Arab group is only a modern political creation without any historic or ethnic grounds, and did not indicate any people before 1967. An Arab writer and journalist declared:

            “There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Iraqis, etc. Keep in mind that the Arabs control 99.9 percent of the Middle East lands. Israel represents one-tenth of one percent of the landmass. But that’s too much for the Arabs. They want it all. And that is ultimately what the fighting in Israel is about today… No matter how many land concessions the Israelis make, it will never be enough”.

          • jwclark

            If you ask the prophets this “Your People” is a very tiny few—looked at of course from the disunity of word and deed.
            Anything else is just a pretentious and self righteous rabble!

          • Guest

            You dont seem to know what you are talking about ?. please i need more info of what you are trying to say and please use facts ty

          • jwclark

            I am making reference to the Jews own sacred tradition. If you don’t know that then you have some work to do.
            The same could be said of “Americans.” The People willing to submit to the set of self evident truths that define them are a People. But those who don’t even know those principles are and always will be in their behavior a rabble and hardly worth talking about.
            No rabble can ever make a nation, not a nation that is one coherent thing.
            Now, there is a long intellectual history behind what I am saying and how that is said. And the fact that this is unintelligible to you is not something I can fix.
            In my experience there is usually a bigot lurking behind divisive disquisitions like your essay just above. Is the earth not big enough for all of our brothers?

          • Guest

            TY for actually kinda saying what you mean .. Calling someone a bigot right out of the gate usually means you are a leftie ? as thats there m.o. ,, anyway the land is ALL Israels as God Gave it too them and to have a make belive country / people to try to steal your land is unacceptable , But it is written

          • jwclark

            You can’t hide what you are—especially when you don’t even know what that is.
            Goodbye nameless one.

          • Guest

            LOL i know that the TRUTH scares satanic people they will everything even the kitchen sink to stear you in the opposite direction in a conversation , classic satan tactic … I am just a guest here on you world as mine is in Heaven … Buh Bye JW

          • jwclark

            There is a word used in the Bible to describe those who are vain about their spiritual attainments. As always talk is cheap. Good bye.

          • Guest

            jwclark
            since you cant come up with the word or verse of what you are trying to imply i will write it off as hearsay ,, Hello 🙂

          • jwclark

            For The proudly ignorant person, their ignorance always trumps those who know.
            PS in my generation, such was taken in with one’s mother’s milk, and the reference would be immediately intelligible.
            I’m sorry that the Master’s teaching on self righteousness was not a part of your up bringing!
            Please don’t allow that deficiency to keep you down. And especially don’t allow any such deficiency to make you proud, eh?

          • Guest

            jwclark
            So by someone that maybe knows some Truth that you don’t so that gives you the right too mark me as self righteous ? did you ever have a teacher in your life or did you run from them self righteous teachers ?

            PS your generation is no different then mine BUT in different countries in this world have major/minor propaganda to keep them feed with lies to keep them in control for Government use

            Still you haven’t given me a verse as of yet

          • Guest

            jwclark
            There is no one that is Righteous nope not one only JESUS .. You like to use the Bible for your propaganda but you dont know the Bible OR you want to deceive ?

        • Mollie Norris

          The Jewish anti-zionism movement is censored by NWO Luciferian Zionists like Zuckerberg”

          This is the first full-scale history of the only organized American Jewish opposition to Zionism during the 1940s. Despite extensive literature on the Zionist movement, the Jewish opposition to Zionism has received only marginal and usually negative attention. In this impartial study, Thomas A. Kolsky examines the neglected phenomenon of Jewish anti-Zionism, its roots, and its results.

          In 1942, a number of dissident Reform rabbis founded the American Council for Judaism, the first and only Jewish organization created to fight against Zionism and the establishment of a Jewish state. Emphasizing the purely religious nature of Judaism and unequivocally rejecting Jewish nationalism, the Council supported free Jewish immigration and equal rights for Jews throughout the world. For Palestine, specifically, it advocated establishment of a democratic state wherein all citizens, regardless of their religion, would enjoy equal political rights.
          http://www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/717_reg.html

          • Guest

            Zionism (Hebrew: צִיּוֹנוּת‎ Tsiyyonut IPA: [t͡sijo̞ˈnut] after Zion) is the national movement of the Jewish people that supports the re-establishment of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the historic Land of Israel (roughly corresponding to Canaan, the Holy Land, or the Roman-named region Palestine).[1][2][3][4] Modern Zionism emerged in the late 19th century in Central and Eastern Europe as a national revival movement, in reaction to anti-Semitic and exclusionary nationalist movements in Europe.[5][6]
            Soon after this, most leaders of the movement associated the main goal
            with creating the desired state in Palestine, then an area controlled by
            the Ottoman Empire.[..

          • Mollie Norris

            “There were over one thousand villages in Palestine at the turn of the 19th century. Jerusalem, Haifa, Gaza, Jaffa, Nablus, Acre,
            Jericho, Ramle, Hebron and Nazareth were flourishing towns. The hills were painstakingly terraced. Irrigation ditches crisscrossed the land. The citrus orchards, olive groves and grains of Palestine were known throughout the world. Trade, crafts, textiles, cottage industry and agricultural production abounded.

            Eighteenth and 19th century travellers’ accounts are replete with the
            data, as were the scholarly quarterly reports published in the 19th
            century by the British Palestine Exploration Fund.

            In fact, it was precisely the social cohesiveness and stability of
            Palestinian society which led Lord Palmerston, in 1840, when Britain had established a consulate in Jerusalem, to propose, presciently, the founding of a European Jewish settler colony to “preserve the larger interests of the British Empire”.”
            http://www.marxists.de/middleast/schoenman/ch02.htm

          • Guest

            Again answer theses questions if not move along as you are delusional…..
            If you consider Palestine to be a “Sovereign” and “Independent” country that goes back through most of recorded history as many would have you to believe, then a few questions need to be answered:

            When was it founded and by whom?

            What were its borders?

            What was its capital?

            Who was the President?

            What was its form of government?

            What were its major cities?

            What constituted the basis of its economy?

            Who was the Palestinian leader before Yasser Arafat?

            Was Palestine ever recognized by a country whose existence, at that time or now, leaves no room for interpretation?

            What was the language of the country of Palestine?

            What was the prevalent religion of the country of Palestine?

            What was the name of its currency and what was the approximate exchange rate of the Palestinian monetary unit against the US dollar, German mark, GB pound, or Japanese yen on any particular date?

            And, finally, since there is no such country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur?

            If these so-called “Palestinians” are anything but a generic collection of Arabs from all over the rest of the Arab world and if they really have a genuine ethnic identity that gives them right for self-determination, then why did they never try to become an independent and sovereign nation until Arabs suffered their devastating defeat in the Six Day War in 1967?

          • Guest

            There are lefties in every country in the world and are trying to destroy Israel … lefties = Tares in the Bible

      • Guest

        Everyday excavations finding artifacts and coins ectt in Israel proves that it belonged to Israel ,,

    • jwclark

      Same could be said of the so-called “United States, eh?
      PS where did you get your list of rules for legitimacy? You speak as if they were self evident truths.

      • Guest

        I go by facts not delusional stuff … Facts has shown there is NO such thing as a palestine as i have proved here ,, The USA ? you know why there are pyramids there as well as the Indians were not first as the Indians dont know who created them ,,, Please enlighten me on this if you can

    • Mollie Norris

      Israel�s creation in 1948 was a result of Zionism, the nationalist movement based on the belief that Jews can find a safe home only in an exclusively Jewish state. To rationalize establishing that state in the land of Palestine, Zionism had to disregard the rights of the people already there. As of the early 1900s, 700,000 people lived in Palestine, the vast majority of them Arab. Yet, in building support for Israel, the Zionists popularized the myth of “a land without people for a people without land.”
      http://libaware.economads.com/protestssurge.php

      • Guest

        I have posted facts of Israel and proved that there is NO such thing as a palistine through Truthful history facts ,

        • Mollie Norris

          ” after 1920, many Jews migrated to the area and lived with the far more numerous Arabs there. At this time, the area was ruled by the British and both Arabs and Jews appeared to live together in some form of harmony in the sense that both tolerated then existence of the other. There were problems in 1921 but between that year and 1928/29, the situation stabilised.”
          http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/modern-world-history-1918-to-1980/the-middle-east-1917-to-1973/palestine-1918-to-1948/

          • Guest

            Israel has always protected itself never started it till this day Israel helps its enemies with Love and Care then to have them same people turn around to kill more Jewish people ,,,, soo let that sink in

          • Mollie Norris

            LOL:
            “Israeli MDs Harvesting Organs for International Trafficking Ring

            Costa Rica says ring allegedly sold kidneys to patients in Israel, East Europe; Health Ministry: No knowledge of reported cases.”
            read more: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.530848

          • Guest
          • Mollie Norris

            Cyber Berkut hack of Senator John McCain’s cell phone which includes a video of an Isis beheading production John McCain shot himself while it was in progress in a hollywood studio.

            “THE HISTORY OF THE CYBER BERKUT HACK:

            Mccain and his entourage were traveling in Ukraine, and somehow a Cyber Berkut hacker staging as a waiter was able to steal data off of McCain’s phone. On the phone was a video McCain shot himself, which showed an ISIS beheading being staged in a Hollywood style studio. Obviously if McCain was able to shoot that video, ISIS is his baby. This video is the most censored, falsely debunked, slandered, and HARDCORE DAMNING PROOF Isis is a totally staged false front used for the sole purpose of
            excusing the destruction of foreign nations. Obviously no one dies in the video, the beheadings were purely an act and you can watch the victim and the beheader take instructions while joking about what is going on when the cameras are not rolling. Unfortunately the audio track was over written with the “nutcase Muslim music” McCain used in some of the ISIS videos but the video is certainly enough to know what
            is going on.”

            http://82.221.129.208/.zm4.html
            http://82.221.129.208/foxnewsisraelibust.mp3

          • Guest

            Mollie Norris

            You still haven’t answered my 13 question but to continue to regurgitate mooslium lies ,,, answer them or seeeya

          • Mollie Norris

            You’re incapable of speaking the truth; you speak for the Synagogue of Satan; the perpetrator of Israeli genocide.

          • Guest

            Mollie Norris
            Still not ONE answered question from the 13 ? hmmm i find that very strange but i figure as much as you believe in lies NOT the TRUTH = FACTS

          • Guest

            Mollie Norris
            delusional :
            Psychiatry. maintaining fixed false beliefs even when confronted with facts, usually as a result of mental illness:

          • Guest

            Mr mooslium

            The Ten Commandments of Arab Lies

            1 The “Palestinian People” have an historic connection to the land.

            This is very interesting since there is no such thing as a “Palestinian People”. When the Romans changed the name of Israel to Palestine, the people living there at the time were Jews, not Arabs. If there had been a “Palestinian People”, which there never was, they would have been Jews.

            2 The Palestinian People have been in the land from time immemorial.

            For centuries pre-Israel Palestine was a forgotten, desolate wasteland inhabited by a remnant of Jews, along with some Christians and wandering Bedouins who certainly had no thought of a national identity of any kind.

            3 There were no Jews in Palestine until Israel became a state in 1948.

            The Romans officially banished the Jews from Israel (Palestine) in 135 CE. However, historical records show there was always a Jewish presence in the land. While many were scattered, other Jews simply moved out of harm’s way until a less hostile power ruled the land. Jews were returning to what is now Israel well before 1948. Many left Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917.

            4 Arabs and Jews lived in harmony before Israel became a state.

            Throughout the centuries, Jews as well as Christians, living under Islamic rule suffered persecution and humiliation, the intensity of which was determined by the character of a particular Moslem ruler. As second-class citizens, there was never a “good time” for non-Muslims living under Islamic rule. Because of the way that most Islamic countries look down on non-Muslims, they are always considered second-class citizens and less than equal. Arabs have rarely lived in harmony with anyone if they were the majority.

            5 The returning Jews displaced the Palestinian Arabs

            The ancestors of most of the present-day Arab population migrated to the land after Jewish pioneers began to reclaim the land. They came from many different countries and were not original inhabitants of the land.

            6 The Jews stole Arab land

            Jews returning to the land settled on unclaimed, unoccupied land or bought land from absentee Arab landowners at outrageously high prices. This is a matter of record.

            7 The Jews forced Arabs to flee Palestine

            When Israel was declared a state in 1948, leaders from the surrounding Arab countries declared war on Israel and instructed the Arab civilians living in the land to flee until the Jews were annihilated. Israeli leaders, to no avail, urged the Arabs to stay. Property that they owned was abandoned.

            8 The Jews caused the Arab refugee problem

            If Arab countries would assimilate and care for the “Palestinian” refugees, as Israel did for their Jewish refugees, there would be no refugee problem. Instead they use the refugees as political pawns in their struggle against Israel. No Arab country that wants “Palestinian Arabs” in their country as they would rather use the “Palestinian Arabs” as pawns rather than assimilate them into their populations and bring peace to the Middle East.

            9 Israel is the aggressor against defenseless Palestinians

            In its brief history, Israel has had one war after another and each time they are blamed as the aggressor. The Arabs do not recognize the right of Israel to exist and are in a constant state of hostility against Israel. Their aim is to destroy Israel.

            10 Jerusalem is holy to Muslims

            While Jerusalem is mentioned over eight hundred times in the Bible, it is not mentioned one time in the Koran. Muslims have had little or no interest in Jerusalem until the Jewish presence in modern times.

      • Guest

        The name “Zionism” comes from the word “Zion,” which was the name of a stronghold in Jerusalem. Over time, the term “Zion” came to be applied to Jerusalem in general, and later to the Jewish idea of utopia.

        Zionism was not a religious movement; it was a primarily political. The early Zionists sought to establish a secular state of Israel, recognized by the world, through purely legal means. Theodor Herzl, for example, was a completely assimilated secular Jewish journalist. He felt little attachment to his Jewish heritage until he covered the trial of Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish captain in the French military who was (unjustly) convicted of passing secrets to Germany. The charges against Dreyfus brought out a wave of anti-Jewish sentiment that shocked Herzl into realizing the need for a Jewish state. Early Zionists were so desperate for a refuge at one point that they actually considered a proposal to create a Jewish homeland in Uganda. Alaska and Siberia were also discussed. But the only land that truly inspired Jewish people worldwide was our ancient homeland, at that time a part of the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire known as Palestine.

        During World War I, the Zionist cause gained some degree of support from Great Britain. In a 1917 letter from British foreign secretary Lord Balfour to Jewish financier Lord Rothschild, the British government expressed a commitment to creating a Jewish homeland in Palestine. This letter is commonly known as the Balfour Declaration. Unfortunately, the British were speaking out of both sides of their mouth, simultaneously promising Arabs their freedom if they helped to defeat the Ottoman Empire, which at that time controlled most of the Middle East (including the modern states of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq, as well as significant portions of Saudi Arabia and northern Africa). The British promised the Arabs that they would limit Jewish settlement in Palestine mere months after the Balfour Declaration expressed support for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”

      • Guest

        Zionism (Hebrew: צִיּוֹנוּת‎ Tsiyyonut IPA: [t͡sijo̞ˈnut] after Zion) is the national movement of the Jewish people that supports the re-establishment of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the historic Land of Israel (roughly corresponding to Canaan, the Holy Land, or the Roman-named region Palestine).[1][2][3][4] Modern Zionism emerged in the late 19th century in Central and Eastern Europe as a national revival movement, in reaction to anti-Semitic and exclusionary nationalist movements in Europe.[5][6]
        Soon after this, most leaders of the movement associated the main goal
        with creating the desired state in Palestine, then an area controlled by
        the Ottoman Empire.[

      • Guest

        There is NO such thing as a palestine you are just regurgitating Muslim/ Vatican lies

      • Guest

        Answer theses Questions ………………………..

        If you consider Palestine to be a “Sovereign” and “Independent” country that goes back through most of recorded history as many would have you to believe, then a few questions need to be answered:

        When was it founded and by whom?

        What were its borders?

        What was its capital?

        Who was the President?

        What was its form of government?

        What were its major cities?

        What constituted the basis of its economy?

        Who was the Palestinian leader before Yasser Arafat?

        Was Palestine ever recognized by a country whose existence, at that time or now, leaves no room for interpretation?

        What was the language of the country of Palestine?

        What was the prevalent religion of the country of Palestine?

        What was the name of its currency and what was the approximate exchange rate of the Palestinian monetary unit against the US dollar, German mark, GB pound, or Japanese yen on any particular date?

        And, finally, since there is no such country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur?

        If these so-called “Palestinians” are anything but a generic collection of Arabs from all over the rest of the Arab world and if they really have a genuine ethnic identity that gives them right for self-determination, then why did they never try to become an independent and sovereign nation until Arabs suffered their devastating defeat in the Six Day War in 1967?

    • Mollie Norris

      “…when we study what the Zionists have written and said – particularly when addressing themselves – no doubt remains about what they have done or of their place in the political spectrum, dating from the last quarter of the 19th century to the present day.
      Four overriding myths have shaped the consciousness of most people in our society about Zionism.

      The first is that of “A land without a people for a people without a land.” This myth was sedulously cultivated by early Zionists to promote the fiction that Palestine was a remote, desolate place ready for the taking. This claim was quickly followed by denial of Palestinian identity, nationhood or legitimate entitlement to the land in which the Palestinian people have lived throughout their recorded history.

      The second is the myth of Israeli democracy. Innumerable newspaper stories or television references to the Israeli state are followed by the assertion that it is the only “real” democracy in the Middle East. In fact, Israel is as democratic as the apartheid state of South Africa.Civil liberty, due process and the most basic human rights are by law denied those who do not meet racial, religious criteria.

      The third myth is that of “security” as the motor force of Israeli foreign policy. Zionists maintain that their state must be the fourth largest military power in the world because Israel has been forced to defend itself against imminent menace from primitive, hate-consumed Arab masses only recently dropped from the trees.

      The fourth myth is that of Zionism as the moral legatee of the victims of the Holocaust. This is at once the most pervasive and insidious of the myths about Zionism. Ideologues for the Zionist movement have wrapped themselves in the collective shroud of the six million Jews who fell victim to Nazi mass murder. The bitter and cruel irony of this false claim is that the Zionist movement itself actively
      colluded with Nazism from its inception.

      To most people it appears anomalous that the Zionist movement, which forever invokes the horror of the Holocaust, should have collaborated actively with the most vicious enemy ever faced by the Jews. The record, however, reveals not merely common interests but a deep ideological affinity rooted in the extreme chauvinism which they share.”

      II – Zionist Objectives
      ” The objective of Zionism has never been merely to colonize Palestine – as was the goal of classical colonial and imperial movements during the 19th and 20th centuries. The design of European colonialism in Africa and Asia was, essentially, to exploit indigenous peoples as cheap labor while extracting natural resources for exorbitantprofit.

      What distinguishes Zionism from other colonial movements is the relationship between the settlers and the people to be conquered. The avowed purpose of the Zionist movement was not merely to exploit the Palestinian people but to disperse and dispossess them. The intent was to replace the indigenous population with a new settler community, to eradicate the farmers, artisans and town-dwellers of Palestine and substitute an entirely new workforce composed of the settler population.

      In denying the existence of the Palestinian people, Zionism sought to create the political climate for their removal, not only from their land but from history. When acknowledged at all, the Palestinians were re-invented as a semi-savage, nomadic remnant. Historical records were falsified – a procedure begun during the last quarter of the 19th century but continuing to this day in such pseudo-historical writings as Joan Peters’ From Time Immemorial.

      The Zionist movement would seek alternative imperial sponsors for this bloody enterprise; among them the Ottoman Empire, Imperial Germany, the British Raj, French colonialism and Czarist Russia. Zionist plans for the Palestinian people anticipated the Ottoman solution for the Armenians, who would be slaughtered in the first sustained genocide of the 20th century.”

      http://www.marxists.de/middleast/schoenman/ch02.htm

      • Guest

        You still bring up a imaginary people / place ,,, Again NO such thing as a palistine country or people

    • Faith, Hope and Love abide

      Revelation 3:9 Behold,
      I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews,
      and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship
      before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

      • Guest

        But too often for many non-Jewish believers, the word “synagogue” merely refers to a non-believing Jewish place of worship, and so they would therefore see the word “synagogue” in Rev 2:9 and 3:9 as having a negative connotation. But the word doesn’t merely mean a “Jewish” place but an “assembly” place. Thus the phrase “synagogue of Satan” in these verses might better be translated as “an assembly of Satan” and thereby refer to an assembly, a cult of Gentiles calling themselves Jews, (i.e., today Mormons also call themselves “Jews”) who were persecuting the believers made up of both Messianic Jews and Messianic Gentiles. Satan had this legalistic cult of Gentiles, who called themselves Jews though they were not, spiritually deceived. Individuals and groups like this are acting as his agents against the true Messianic faith even while they give actual Jewish people a bad name!

        • Faith, Hope and Love abide

          You are twisting facts to meet your narrative. Exodus 20.4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.

          Act 7:43 “You have taken up the tabernacle of Molech and the star of your god Rephan, the idols you made to worship.”

          The Star of Rephan (not David) is a 6 by 6 by 6 idol.

          • Guest

            Nope

          • Faith, Hope and Love abide
          • Guest
          • Guest

            You are very delusional mr mooslium

          • Guest

            ‘Allah’ means ‘Curse’ in Hebrew… Just a Coincidence?
            “Therefore the curse [“alah”] has devoured the earth, And those who dwell in it are desolate …” Isaiah 24:6

            An interesting discovery was made by my friend ‘ICA’ over at Midnight Watcher regarding the Hebrew word for “curse” – it is pronounced “alah”, same as Allah, ‘God’ in Arabic. I did some further digging and compared the Hebrew letters of the words “alah” and the Arabic letters of Allah; they are exactly the same, except for some diacritic/pronunciation marks above the main letters and an extra “L”, as follows:

            אלה , alah (“curse” in Hebrew) and الله‎ , Allah (“God” in Arabic), where:

            א = aleph (Heb) is equivalent to ا = alif (Arab), or “A” in English

            ל = lamed (Heb) is equivalent to ل = lam (Arab), or “L” in English; “Allah” has two “L”s in Arabic

            ה = heh (Heb) is equivalent to ه = ha (Arab), or “H” in English

            Quite amazing – the Hebrew word “curse” and the Arabic word “Allah” don’t just sound the same, with the exception of an extra “L”, THEY ARE THE SAME.

            There is an idea called “the law of first occurrence” (probably more like a principle) whereby if one locates the first occurrence of a word in scripture it can provide guidance as to how the word or concept is defined in the rest of God’s Word. Its instructive, for instance, to learn how the first ‘tree’ or ‘serpent’ is developed in scripture, and allow this to influence our understanding of how trees or serpents are used subsequently. Oftentimes this provides a key to a cryptic scripture that would otherwise be baffling. This is a variant on the notion of allowing the Word to interpret the Word.

            In examining ‘curse’ (אלה , alah), it first use appears in Numbers 5 in ‘the adultery test’, the Mosaic methodology for determining the faithfulness of a wife to her husband. If the man suspects adultery, the wife is made by the priest to drink bitter water. If she’s innocent, she will be immune, but if guilty, the “water that brings a curse shall go into your stomach, and make your abdomen swell and your thigh waste away.” (Num 5:21) There is a word thought by scholars to be a related form of the word ‘curse’ (arar) used in v19: “If no man has lain with you and if you have not gone astray into uncleanness, being under the authority of your husband, be immune to this water of bitterness that brings a curse“. I think its more than a coincidence to see that first use of the word “alah” and its older form “arar” in scripture is in connection with an unfaithful woman – is this not perhaps a foreshadowing of the Revelation Harlot riding the Beast?

            The older form of the word ‘curse’ is first used in the garden in Genesis 3, verses 14 and 15:

            The LORD God said to the serpent,

            “Because you have done this,

            Cursed are you more than all cattle,

            And more than every beast of the field;

            On your belly you will go,

            And dust you will eat

            All the days of your life;

            And I will put enmity

            Between you and the woman,

            And between your seed and her seed;

            He shall bruise you on the head,

            And you shall bruise him on the heel.”

            The very first use of ‘curse’ is toward the serpent Satan; perhaps its a stretch, but if Allah means ‘curse’ in Hebrew, I believe that understanding can be extended to the older form of the word as well. Note too that ‘the woman’ is again caught up in this mess.

          • Faith, Hope and Love abide

            Jesus was cursed, destined to die in agony on the cross for humanity’s sins, sent by his Father in Heaven to do so, still part human and at the end: Matthew 27:46 “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

          • Guest

            satan you are

          • Faith, Hope and Love abide

            You are an AI Chatbot. I am neither Satan, nor Jesus, nor anything other entity other than a simple human, who wants peace, love, and understanding for all humanity.

          • Guest

            yup satan you are ,,, have a good evening

          • Faith, Hope and Love abide

            No, not Satan, just a simple human; that is either Rothschild, Soros, or Obama. I have no power over the world or humanity.

          • Mollie Norris

            John 8:44-45

            44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.
            He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth,
            because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of
            his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

            45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

          • Guest

            people like you that hate Israel
            “I (God) will bless those who bless you (Israel)

            and will curse those who curse you”.

            (Genesis 12:3)

            “Cursed be everyone who curses you (Israel),

            and blessed be those who bless you!”

            (Genesis 27:29)

          • Faith, Hope and Love abide

            I don’t hate the Jewish people. I love the Jewish people, but understand them better than you do; all of them, including the Sabbatean-Frankists and the OTO alike. I also understand at least a lot more of the truth about the world, as does Jewish American Dr, Alan Sabrosky:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT1AzrKuEtM

          • Guest

            You are a deceiver and work for the other team NOT of JESUS as JESUS is Jewish as well so YOU are the enemy

          • Faith, Hope and Love abide

            I am not your enemy, but your brother. Jesus is the WAY!

          • Guest

            No as my brother would NOT hate Israel and follow Jesus words to that ,,you are the enemy

          • Guest

            You are a mooslium ……al-Taqiyya:deception; the islamic word for concealing or disguising one’s beliefs, convictions,ideas,feelings,opinions,strategies

          • Faith, Hope and Love abide

            I am neither Islamic/Muslim nor deceiving you. The Islamist/Muslims have their own issues, and should renounce their call to violence. I bring you the truth. John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

          • Guest

            You are NOT a Christian as you would of said so, and you wont bring TRUTH as you are not of TRUTH

  • jwclark

    What politicians and journalists consider “America’s enemies,” should be in quotes. Our only true enemies are those who violate those principles stated or enumerated in the Declaration and Constitution!

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  • Alex Truman

    It is evident Rothschild has bought off the people/public servants within Our Govt. and is in complete control –

    The house of Rothschild was the moving force, both politically and financially, behind the original Zionist movement of Jews back to the land of Israel. The Satanic Illuminist, Rothschild, began the Zionist Movement in 1896, funded the agitation through 1948 to get Israel re-established back in the land, and has owned the leadership of Israel up to the current day.

    Israeli Dual Citizens in US Congress

    http://educate-yourself.org/cn/dualcitizensobamaadmin23aug12.shtml

    https://jhaines6a.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/list-israeli-dual-citizens-in-the-us-114th-congress-and-bernie-sanders-is-on-it-j/

    Former US lawmaker Cynthia McKinney says every candidate for Congress has to sign a pledge to vote for supporting the military – superiority – of Israel.

    http://galacticconnection.com/former-us-lawmaker-cynthia-mckinney-says-every-candidate-for-congress-has-to-sign-a-pledge-to-vote-for-supporting-the-military-superiority-of-israel-video/?mc_cid=a40455cd56&mc_eid=2e113c3a6a

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/03/12/shockwaves-part-iii/

    http://www.gtr5.com/ & http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/ussliberty.html

    Trump & Obama paying homage to Rothschild with Our $$$$$

    http://fortune.com/2016/09/13/us-israel-military-aid/
    http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Trump-supports-75m-supplemental-aid-to-Israel-beyond-Obama-era-MOU-504800

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