Of all groups included in the ban, the AFSC peacemakers received the lion’s share of sympathetic media coverage. Is Israel stifling courageous Christian rebuke, or exposing world-class hypocrisy?
In response to U.S. President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, only a handful of Israeli activists toyed with Messianic third-temple dreams. But some Christians rushed to magnify that rabbinic fringe into an end-time prophetic drama. Meet a new strain of Rapture Fever.
Eighteen months ago, the Gaza director of the evangelical aid organization World Vision was arrested by Israel and charged with diverting their aid to local Hamas terrorists. Today the affair remains clouded by contradictory statements, biased media coverage — and important questions no one is asking.
Last month, Christian activist Stephen Sizer adopted Islam’s favorite term for violent struggle to describe his peaceful assault on Zionism: jihad.
Hannah writes, "The popular sympathy Chabad is able to generate despite this conduct suggests that too many Israelis are just not paying attention. Or, maybe some are so hungry for Torah heroes that they willingly ignore the warning signs of a cult."
Hannah writes, "That’s only the beginning of the mystery. As monster-pillars dwarfing the worshipers, they were certainly strong enough to hold up a roof. Yet Scripture doesn’t record anything being built on them. Solomon erected these twin monuments by the Temple doors as free-standing structures. Their purpose was apparently to illustrate something."
On July 29, an Israeli reporter and cameraman were nearly beaten to death during a Muslim funeral procession. Was the story censored by the media to promote an anti-Israel agenda, to protect Muslim relationships… or to avoid discussing the mysterious circumstances of their escape?
Hannah writes, "Some will now ask: why should the Body of Messiah get upset about Tomorrowland, in Israel or anywhere else? Isn’t it just an elaborate, silly (and very expensive) outdoor trance-dance party that might collapse from its own woes?"
Hannah writes, "The sensational “blood moon tetrad” prophecy of 2014–2015 had not yet been declared a flop when another harbinger was being announced for this coming fall: an appearance in the night sky of the Woman described in Revelation 12..."
Hannah writes, "As worldwide anti-Semitism inspires increasing numbers of Jews to make aliyah, the difficulties of Messianic aliyah are receiving more attention. I'm not an expert on this issue, but from firsthand experience and 30 years of observation, I can suggest what not to do."