See Miko Peled’s blog: mikopeled.com
If you are not already familiar, I believe you need to contact and get to know the people of Bethlehem Bible College. Too many Christians have fallen for bad theology to support the nation of Israel without question. And it is wrong. I hope you will seek out the people of the Bethlehem Bible College.
Wow is this ever correct. I was regaled with dramatic propaganda regarding Zionism & the need for an Israeli state as a child. This dogma is still rampant in mainstream “Christian” churches today and needs to be confronted with truth. Mega televangelists like John Hagee out of Texas promote this theme big time and suck the wallets of well meaning church-goers for a false agenda. This conversational thread needs to be continued.
Miko – would you be available Dec. 22, 2012 for a radio interview on “The Secret Truth”
http://www.thesecrettruth.com between 7:15-9 pm CST – Our engineer can call you
Dear Mr. Peled,
My name is Dana Zolkina, I am a producer at the Voice of Russia World Service, Moscow. My colleagues from our Washington bureau have kindly recommended me to contact you. Hope you don’t mind.
We discuss in our live program the kidnapping of three Israeli students – Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16 and Naftali Frenkel, 16, which disappeared on Thursday night in the West Bank. A Facebook group started the day after the teenagers disappeared, calling on people to “eliminate” anyone referred to as terrorists every hour until the teenagers are found while Israeli troops have conducted predawn raids and detained at least 240 Palestinians, most of them members of Hamas. The troops have shut down Hamas radio stations, confiscated the group’s cash, captured its weapons and jailed its top-tier political leaders across the West Bank. Israeli military commanders describe it as one of the most aggressive operations against Hamas in the territory in the past decade. Israel this week also deployed three combat brigades to the West Bank, supplementing the six already there.
Could we please ask you to share your opinion with us (5-8 min) about this over the phone at any time which would be convenient for you? I will be happy to send you questions for the interview.
Thank you so much in advance,
Looking forward to hearing from you,
The Israeli Palestinian conflict can easily be understood when reduced to its core fundamentals. It simply consists of two groups of people, each fighting for its own survival on a given common small piece of land, by trying to knock out the other. It’s not an issue of “right” vs. “wrong”, or of any “historical justice” of any kind. It’s just a matter of survival, of being dead vs. staying alive. That’s all.
I am afraid that any attempt to reconcile the conflicting interests of these two groups is bound to fail, because each sees the other as an existential threat.
Luckily for the Israeli group, they are currently the winning side, and their survival instincts drive them to do whatever it takes to maintain their survival advantage, for if the situation was reversed, the Israelis would have long been slaughtered by the Palestinian group. As you well know, the survival struggles of the Jews extend way beyond this relatively young Palestinian conflict. Through history, Jews were persecuted and slaughtered almost everywhere they lived.
So, it’s a very basic survival struggle for both sides, and there are no “good guys” and “bad guys” in this conflict. There are only “alive guys” and “dead guys”. It’s not a “nice” struggle, it’s not “politically correct”, and it’s not “fair” either. It’s just an ugly struggle to survive in a very tough neighborhood called “The Middle East”. A neighborhood in which you either achieve dominance or die.
On which side would you want to be…?
I just saw you in the video “An honest Israeli Jew tells the Real Truth about Israel” on Youtube. I got to see it because it is one of the most viewed on the topic of Israel. It has been viewed 1.7 million times. I also think Israel has to be criticised for parts of its politics, although I’m pro-Israeli in that I believe in a two state solution etc. But then I look at who posted your video and see it’s “Muslims and the World”. Among the other videos they have posted are videos about that they are against democracy, they say almost all paedophiles are freemasons, they say Israel was responsible for the 7/7 terror bombs in London etc. Can’t you see that you are being used by people who just want to hurt Israel and the jews, the western culture, values of democracy/human rights?
Greetings from India.
I am Shrinivas Dharmadhikari from India. I am your great fan and draw inspiration from your work AND secular views. The purpose of this message is the following:
As you are already aware we have in India a right wing party in power with Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, heading the Government.
In today’s newspaper, there is headline news that Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India plans to visit Israel and Palestine. This will be the first Indian prime minister visiting Israel which is epoch of incremental shift in Indians foreign policy under American influence.
In our (me & few of my colleagues) opinion India’s prime minister should not visit Israel which will not only be a major foreign policy compromise but also provide approval to the newly elected extremist Likud party government of Mr. Netanyahu.
As a democratic means of opposition, we wish to start petition campaign and hope to get it endorsed by distinguished persons and average Indians.
This is to request you to provide your endorsement to the proposed petition. Obviously we will first share the draft of petition and you may suggest changes/corrections which we value most.
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