Murray Rothbard wrote about the massacres in Sabra and Shatila in 1982:
Even Israeli press was horrified at it, and the pro-Begin newspapers demanded the government resign for its supervisory and conscious role in the events.
Rothbard (an atheist Jew) exposed the American Jewish establishment in this essay, but he didn’t speak to the reaction of the “American Zionists”. That would be the American “Evangelical” Media Establishment, like Moody Radio Network, and Christian television networks, and most Christian evangelical press.
The Jewish Zionists never got the full impact of the reputation due for a government that was established not only by the methods used against the British occupation in Palestine. Britain is also complicit in the entire situation we have today, because they had promised independence to Israel.
The Israeli propaganda machine says there never was a “Palestinian” people as such, there never was a “nation” of Palestine.
What they do not say is that before the Western powers divided up the Ottoman Empire into vassal states after World War Two, there never was an Iraq either, nor was there a Kuwait as such. And they always invoke the “right” of Jews to have a homeland. Left out in all the noise –except among American Evangelical Zionists and a few factions of Judaism– is how this can be a right above the rights of another people.
The American Christian Establishment, infiltrated by a false theology that condemns the ancient Sanhedrin and Pharisees and Saducees, and yet justifies worse behavior by their modern “spiritual descendants”, as one Israeli rabbi proudly proclaimed. It is a viewpoint not often repeated, lest they lose their support from American Christians. These Christian spokespersons mistake flesh and spirit, earthly and heavenly, works and grace. They call evil good, and good evil.
Deir Yassin was only one of dozens of massacres of civilians by the Zionists. There were reports of killings of groups of Jews as well, including at a Haifa refinery where the Irgun (that’s Menachem Begin’s “militia”) threw a bomb into a group of Arab employees which provoked a reaction, killing several Jews.
Ilan Pappe, a Jewish-Israeli historian, documented the events as an “ethnic cleansing” of Arabs.
WHAT ABOUT THE CHRISTIANS?
One item that usually goes unmentioned is the great number of Palestinian Christians. Around the time of these events, they numbered almost half, or about half, of the Palestinians. The founder of one prominent independent Christian missionary movement associated with “the Jesus People” of the 1960s and 1970s went to Israel about that time thinking of establishing kibbutzes, but found himself dining with a Palestian medical doctor who had been reduced to working as a janitor.
Between the Zionist “affirmative action” program that favors ethnic Jews, including and especially Ashkenazi Jews over all other groups, and the radical elements of Islamists among Palestinians and other Arabs, the Palestinian Christians have migrated in great numbers elsewhere. There remain some, in any case, in the “West Bank”, and persecutions by Islamists in Gaza have pushed down their apparent numbers there too.
When Zionists and their friends say that the PLO in its charter demanding dissolution of the state of Israel, “pushing them into the sea”, it was just the way of the propagandists of interpreting the clause in the PLO charter that called for a state in Palestine that treated Jews, Christians and Muslims equally.
Even if the PLO were a cover for Islamists, it was a recognition of the numbers of Christians among the pre-war occupants of the land of Palestine.
For the Christians who base their support in theology, Remember..
(1) “I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee”:
—This promise was to Abraham, but if you want to apply it to his seed, you have to consider what God did to the kingdom of Saul, of Ahaz and Jezebel (the dogs ate her body), and the long list of other wicked kings of Israel. Even before the book of Judges, God himself brought invaders to the land when the people began worshipping the false gods and idols of the pagan neighbors, and sacrificing their infants to Molech, and only rose up liberators when they repented and cried out to him.
With Jesus’ birth, life, death, burial and resurrection, and their meaning, though, “Israel” and “seed of Abraham” take on new meaning, as Jesus himself made very clear, unambiguously.
(2) Genesis 22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
—Remember it’s “..because thou hast obeyed my voice…” Because of that obedience, there was always “a remnant” among the descendants that also obeyed God’s voice, and finally there came the fulfillment of that promise in Jesus Christ.
It is not a promise that God will use the unbelievers in Israel who reject their own prophets’ messages about the Messiah to bless the Earth. It is the promise that the Saviour of Mankind would be borne of his descendants. Mankind is indeed blessed.