Netanyahu Addressing CUFI and John Hagee
On March 18, 2012, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed John Hagee and a large group of American Christians United for Israel (CUFI) in Jerusalem. Among the heresies said there, Netanyahu was compared to Moses, King David, and the Messiah. Both sides showed matchless faithfulness to each other, while candidly ignoring God. Two days before that, leading Hebrew writer A.B. Yehoshua said in a formal forum that “American Jews are only partial Jews while Israeli Jews are total Jews.” Israel’s odd new alliances seem to be a prelude for an Armageddon-styled war in the nearby future.
Is Netanyahu the Messiah?
American Evangelical pastor John Hagee heads the largest pro-Israel lobby group in the United States. Despite his Christians United for Israel organization having over a million members and his control over Global Evangelism Television (GETV), he finds time also for the John Hagee Ministries, which broadcasts in the United States on 160 TV stations, 50 radio stations, and eight networks, with access to 99 million homes.
Considering this, it is surprising that he is also a senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a non-denominational charismatic megachurch with more than 19,000 active members. He is Israel’s big prize in the USA. No rabbi can compete with such influence and rating.
Without sentimentality, Israel is giving up on those rabbis for the sake of John Hagee, who had proclaimed Netanyahu as Messiah and King David. Israel and Hagee are consciously building a scenario that closely resembles the descriptions of the Battle of Armageddon in the Book of Revelations, where a false Messiah is recognized by a false clergy man, both in the service of Satan. Netanyahu would do anything for his new friends.
CUFI was originally formed in 1992 by David Lewis. After a period of inactivity, Hagee received permission from Lewis to use the title for his own organization, which was incorporated on February 7, 2006. Over 400 leaders, each representing a denomination, mega-church, media ministry, publishing company, or Christian university joined John Hagee’s initiative.
Hagee has been criticized for his statements about Israel, the Catholic Church, and Islam, to the extent that in 2008 he made a public apology to the Catholic Church, which was accepted by Catholic League President William Donohue. Some of his statements about Judaism would be considered by Jews as anti-Semitic.
He calls liberal Jews “poisoned” and “spiritually blind.” On March 10, 2007, he said to Talk2Action that the preemptive nuclear attack on Iran, which he supports, will lead to the death of most Jews in Israel. In his book Jerusalem Countdown, Hagee claims that Adolf Hitler was born from a lineage of “accursed, genocidally murderous half-breed Jews.” This is one of the clearest citations showing he is not a true Christian, but just another racist in the service of Zionism.
CUFI Logo No Christian Symbols
Christian Zionism is a Christian sect claiming that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, is in accordance with Biblical prophecy and a prerequisite for the Second Coming of Jesus. John Hagee is a prominent Christian Zionist, from the sect’s branch claiming that conversion of the Jews is not necessary.
Checking his other positions on religious issues discloses him as a Pentecostal at his core, giving strong emphasis to Revelations, a book centered on the Armageddon Battle at the End of Times.
Knowing that, his saying that the Holocaust is to be blamed on Jews themselves, and that Hitler’s persecution was a “divine plan” to lead Jews to form the modern state of Israel can be understood. Yet, Christian Zionism claims are not in accordance with the Bible.
Christian Zionists invariably cite chapters 9 to 11 of the Book of Romans as a justification for their heresies. Yet, even there Apostle Paul cites from the Book of Isaiah in Romans: 9:27 “Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved.” That means that only a few of Israel would return to God, no matter what. Most of ethnic-Israel does not belong to God.
Moreover, in the same chapter we read (Romans 9:8): “That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.” That means the True People of Israel are so by Faith, not by genes. Christianity is not about racism. Galatians 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” I made a longer analysis of the issue in the True People of Israel. Zionist Christians deliver a false message even on the level of contradicting the same short text upon which they have constructed their explosive theory.
With such a background, they make the perfect ally for warmongering Zionists. Hagee supports an American-Israeli pre-emptive nuclear strike on Iran; yesterday, a joyful Netanyahu justified this atrocity when at his speech to CUFI’s leadership he said: “When Iran is funding terror and violence all over the world and is calling for our annihilation, I don’t have to explain to you why that regime can’t have nuclear weapons, our enemies don’t hate us because of what we do, but because of who we are,” he said.
Would both be kind enough to disclose their economic interests within the weapon industry? There is no doubt, Netanyahu is Hagee’s Messiah. Without Israel morally supporting him, Hagee is nothing but a heretic warmonger. Mr. Hagee—I use mister because you are not a true pastor—Christianity is about Faith and Love, not about running amok around the world killing people.
Near the northern edge of Tel Aviv there is a problematic Zionist institution known as the Land of Israel Museum. Somehow, there is nothing belonging to the Palestinian culture and nation on display there. The institution conducts the prestigious HaKatedra Strategic Friday lecture series, which has already provided sizzling content to this website (see Astonishing Israeli Attack on Iran).
Make no mistake; anybody invited to speak there is Zionist and Israeli aristocracy, or closely related to them. Two days before the CUFI-Netanyahu meeting, the museum hosted Hebrew writer A.B. Yehoshua. He likes to be described as left-wing, but he said in Italian La Stampa that even before the 2008-2009 Cast Lead Operation—which awarded the title “terror inflicting” to Israel by the UN—he had published an appeal to Gaza residents urging them to end the violence, and that “the Israeli operation was necessary.”
That fully justifies the “B” in his name; it stands for his nickname “Bully” (this is not a joke).
In his talk, Yehoshua supported John Hagee—without mentioning him—even on the Holocaust issue. “I have never heard the Jews analyze the Holocaust as a Jewish failure, which was not anticipated, where … for 2,000 years, in spite of the many red lights which lit up throughout history … we must say, first and foremost, we failed. For five years a third of the nation was destroyed and it was not because of ideology or religion, or economics or territory.”
However, such a statement is common also among Haredi ultra-Orthodox Jews. Yehoshua made another statement that would have been applauded by John Hagee and most Christian Zionists. “American Jews are only partial Jews while Israeli Jews are total Jews, in no way are we the same thing – we are total and they are partial; we are Israeli and also Jewish. In recent years, my friends and I have needed to defend … as if it is merely an issue of citizenship, while Israel is the authentic, deep concept of the Jewish people … in no siddur (prayer book) is there a mention of the word ‘Jew’ but only ‘Israeli.’
The name of our country and the territory is Land of Israel – and it is about this deep matter that we must defend against a Jewish offensive.” He reinstates the issue of the abovementioned gathering, discrediting the entire American Jewish community because they don’t emigrate to Israel.
“If Judaism is important to you, then come here, receive it in full and be part of it. But it is important that you understand: ‘they’ and ‘us’ are not the same thing. Do not make do with texts. At least learn Hebrew, learn about us through the intimacy of Hebrew. They should come here more often.
All the love they have for Israel, yet they were here for barely a five-day visit; barely 20 percent of them [American Jews] were ever in Israel,” he added. In other words, Yehoshua is preaching for war and the gathering of Jewry in Israel; to add irony to his words, his name is Hebrew for “Joshua,” one of the most bloodthirsty leaders in the Bible; the one who conquered the Land of Israel.
We can see this as yet another example of Isaac’s sacrifice; a recurrent theme in Jewish history. Abraham was told by God to sacrifice his son—Isaac—as an act of Faith. At the last moment an angel stops Abraham from committing the sacrifice. Genesis 22:12 “And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.”
There are interpretations that the Holocaust was allowed by Jewish leadership as a sacrifice that would allow for the foundation of the State of Israel. Due to the delicate nature of the following material, I want to state it is quoted verbatim from the Neturei Karta website. Neturei Karta is an Orthodox, non-Zionist groups of Jews with congregations in New York and Jerusalem. The abovementioned page is an excerpt from Sefer Min Hametzar (page 92) by Rabbi Michael Ber Weismandel.
The excerpt is a literal translation of the letter the Jewish Rescue Committee in Czechoslovakia received from the Zionist Jewish Agency Executive Officers in Switzerland. This was in reply to the call of the Jewish Rescue Committee for help, with documentary evidence furnished, concerning the fate of millions of Jewish people in Nazi-occupied Europe.
The letter says: “So, insofar as the masses are concerned: RAK B’DAM TIHJE LAKU HAAREZ, (Eretz Yisroel will be ours only by paying with blood), but as far as our immediate circle is concerned, ATEM TAJLU. The messenger bearing this letter will supply you with funds for this purpose.” The book explains “After I accustomed myself to the peculiar writing, I trembled when I realized the import of RAK B’DAM TIHJE LANU HAAREZ. But many weeks passed, and I was still confounded by the meaning of ATEM TAJLU.
Until one day, it struck me. ATEM TAJIU meant “You escape”, for the word “tiyul” (walking trip) was used by them as a euphemistic code for “escape”. They meant to say – you fifteen or twenty “party members”, escape from Czechoslovakia and save your hides. The price of Eretz Yisroel is the blood of the men and women, hoary sages, and babes in arms, – but not YOUR blood!
Let us not spoil this plan by giving the Axis powers money to save Jewish lives. But for you, comrades, I have enclosed carfare for your escape. What a nightmare! The Zionist agent “diplomat” comes to Czechoslovakia and says ‘Now is a very critical time. But comparatively speaking, it is not at all critical for you trapped Jews.
For there is an emergency of far greater proportions; namely, BINYAN HA-ARETZ (the prize of Modinat Yisrael). Shed your blood cheerfully, for your blood is cheap. But for your blood, the Land (of Israel) will be ours!” The Hebrew transliteration and translation could be further improved, but overall, the assessment made is true. The Jewish leadership during WWII made an Abraham-like decision to sacrifice their flock in order to get material gains in the near future. In The Cross of Bethlehem there is another example from that period.
The point is clear (see “After me, the deluge!” for more on this), the Abraham Syndrome is hitting again. Yehoshua (and also Netanyahu) is sacrificing the declining American Jewry (see Jewish Setback in Berkeley) for the sake of a more profitable—war-wise—alliance with a sect of warmongers, which is strong enough to influence the American government. Hagee has already declared his support for a preemptive American-Israeli nuclear attack on Iran. Armageddon’s Alliance has openly emerged this week; get ready for war!