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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Jews Are Spitting On Christians In Israel

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Yes, it's true, but to be fair, both the religious and civil authorities in Israel have condemned this action...
(NCR) - Recently, the Jerusalem Post carried a piece quoting Rabbi David Rosen, a veteran of Catholic/Jewish dialogue, acknowledging that incidents of ultra-Orthodox Jews spitting at priests, nuns and other Christian clergy is “a part of life” in Jerusalem. Such incidents have been occurring for the last twenty years and are now on the rise, according to the story, although they appear to be limited to Jerusalem.

The piece quoted a Texas-born Franciscan, Fr. Athanasius Macora, who heads the Christian Information Center inside the Jaffa Gate, who said that he’s been spat upon by ultra-Orthodox Jews as much as fifteen times in the last six months – not only in the Old City, but also outside his Franciscan friary.

The Rev. Samuel Aghoyan, an Armenian Orthodox cleric, said he’s been spat upon fifteen to twenty times, most recently in November.

“I was walking back from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and I saw this boy in a yarmulke and ritual fringes coming back from the Kotel, and he spat at me two or three times,” Aghoyan said.

“Every [Christian cleric in the Old City] who’s been here for awhile, who dresses in robes in public, has a story to tell about being spat at,” Macora said. “The more you get around, the more it happens.”

Israeli authorities have taken these reports seriously enough that the Foreign Ministry convened a meeting with municipal officials in Jerusalem and representatives of the ultra- Orthodox Haredi Community. In a sign that the Israelis are worried about possible international repercussions, that meeting was announced in a press release issued this morning by the Israeli Embassy to the Holy See in Rome...

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The reason why 'The Catholic Knight' brings this up is to counter the pro-Judaism and pro-Zionist movement permeating the Evangelical Christian world, and trickling into the Catholic Christian world. Let me make this perfectly clear to every Christian who will listen (Evangelical or Catholic). Neither Judaism nor Zionism is compatible with Christianity, and religious Jews are not necessarily "friendly" toward Christians. I applaud the Israeli religious and civil authorities for condemning these actions, but the fact that they had to condemn them in the first place illustrates the prevailing bitter and hateful anti-Christian attitude of many Israeli Jews.

I have written of this in a previous entry, and once again it seems confirmed that the malicious attitude spawning such assaults is prevalent among the younger generation of Israeli Jews. It's hard to imagine the Holocaust generation, and Six-Day War generation, behaving in such an unsightly way. This new generation coming up in Israel is bitter, supremacist, inciting and militant. What we have here is the product of Zionism - a generation that thinks the world owes them. I fear what will happen when they are old enough to assume political control.

Christians of all types (especially Catholics and Evangelicals) need to understand something. God wants us to treat the Jews the same way we would treat any other ethnicity or group of people. God wants us to treat them with love and respect. He also wants us to evangelize them with the exact same effort as we would apply toward any other group of people, no more and no less, as if they are no different.

At the same time, Christians of all types (especially Catholics and Evangelicals), need to understand that the modern nation-state of Israel was founded by Zionism, a secular-political movement that is man-made with roots in Freemasonry. It has nothing to do with God's will, and opposes the Church established by Jesus Christ. That's because the Church is the "Israel of God."
"But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God." - Galatians 6:14-16 RSV
Christians are not supposed to support Zionism. Nor are Christians supposed to support Judaism, as the religion itself seeks to undermine Christianity by sponsoring a new religion for Gentiles called "Noahidism." Make no mistake about it, the purpose of this religion is to replace Christianity in the distant future.

Not all Jews are Zionists. In fact, I would dare say there are more Christian Zionists in the Western world than there are Jewish Zionists in the whole world. Zionism has found it's home mainly among American Evangelicals, but it's starting to spill into other Western Christian denominations as well. As I said, not all Jews are Zionists. In fact some vehemently oppose Zionism entirely. Some examples of Jewish organizations opposing Zionism are Jews Against Zionism, Neturei Karta and Jews Not Zionists.

This matter should be obvious. Sadly, it is not. Sadly, Christians all over the Western world (especially in the United States) are being conned into sending money to Zionists, and blindly supporting Israel both politically and militarily, all because some pastor or television evangelist told them to. To those Christians "The Catholic Knight" would just like them to know where their money and political support is going. For their monetary support of Zionism, Western Christians can be proud of having their brothers and sisters in Christ spat on in public, while their churches and shrines are defaced by militant Zionist youth. For their blind political support of Israel, Western Christians can be proud of the military conflict between Zionists and Muslims that has led to the impoverishment of their Christian brethren and destruction of their homes.

Listen, we all know Jews need a safe place to live too. The fact is however, that Jews were living relatively safely in Palestine long before the formation of the State of Israel. Furthermore, Jews continue to live safely in the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, and many other nations. Let us not forget that there are more Jews living in the United States than in the entire nation of Israel. The nation with the highest Jewish population in the world is the United States not Israel. If one were to look for a material city of "Jerusalem," New York City would qualify just as much as the Jerusalem in Israel/Palestine, by virtue of it's Jewish population alone. The point I'm trying to make here is that Jews have always had safe places to live, as well they should, just as any ethnic or cultural group should have. The notion that the State of Israel is the only land the Jews have left is positively absurd. The point I'm making here is that anti-Zionism does not equate to anti-Semitism. One can love the Jewish people without loving the Secular Nation-State of Israel. The two are not one in the same.


Peter said...

IN a recent article written by two JEwish advocates, they stated that the canonization of Pius XII is "an act of agression against Jews" So much for "tolerance" and "catholic-Jewish dialog" Why on earth is B16 going to visit a synagog???? (only to be spat on himself, no doubt--- superficialy polite to his face.) Pete Frey

The Catholic Knight said...

Personally, I'm glad that he's visiting the synagogue. It is a show of good will. However, I really wish he would stop making concessions to Jews when it comes to our liturgy and traditions. For changing the Good Friday prayer for the Jews, the Holy Father got nothing but an earful of criticism from the very people he was trying to appease.

It's not worth it. Since when do Christians get to demand that changes be made to the Jewish liturgy? Of course, one would ask, why would we even want to demand such a thing? Then of course the question begs to be reversed, why would they want to demand such a thing from us? Enough of this already. Let Jews be Jews and Christians be Christians, and let's stop all this "changing" to appease the other.

As for the case of the now Venerable Pius XII, we all know that those who consider this an "act of aggression against the Jews" are either completely ignorant of history, or else they have willingly subscribed to communist propaganda sponsored by the old Soviet KGB in the "Seat 12" project. Those doing the complaining now are either ignorant boobs or else communist sympathizers. That's what they are. They cannot be anything else. Hopefully it's the former more so than the latter.

billguy said...

re: spitting
Astonishing information about what seems to be a mentality toward all "outsiders", surely more interesting than much of what I've seen last on the international news. No doubt Americans haven't heard anything about this because 60% of US media executives are Jewish.

See this!:
Here's a link to Bryan Rigg's amazing video talk on his book "Hitler's Jewish Soldiers". It's about the mischling - German soldiers who were 1/4-1/2 Jewish(possibly over 100,000). There was one story the author gives where a Jewish guy who was German faught in two of Israel's wars and was wounded multiple times. When reviewed during a promotion to officer, an intelligence agent visited him and told him that since it was discovered he had a nonJewish grandparent, he could never be an officer since you had to be 100% Jewish to be promoted. Incensed, he went back to Germany, stating that he would get treated more fairly in Germany than Israel. He has stayed happily in Germany since.

Anonymous said...

Dear knight,
I found your site very helpful. I love the Jewish people, but realize that christian ministries that supposedly support the Jews for ie evangelism, these ministries are inherently anti-catholic. And the false history in their articles are as you say 'ludicrous.' Sadly, protestant christian ministries supporting Jews for evangelization,are mostly fundamentalist, anti-supernaturalist, cessationist, and as I already said, anti-catholic. They also have not a clue about true christian ecumenism of the Holy Spirit who desires to unite believers, in the work of reaching out to people, in general, and Jews in particular. So it seems impossible to associate with these Jewish supporters, without constantly running into anti-catholic flak! I am so tired of this I could scream. By the way, there 'are' some loving christian ministries that support the Jews, that do believe in miracles, healing, and God's healing touch. But one of them, which I support, IS anti-catholic as well, and the head of that ministry is a Messianic Christian. Oy vey! What am I to do! I am Catholic. I love my church. I love the Jew. But the Jew sure doesn't love me, and more than often hates my church! The contradiction of sinners is hard to take, n'est pas? Your site is excellent. I agree with the error of the political element behind Zionism. I changed my position on Israel and the dispensational error theology, several months ago. I feel a lot freer, and now distance myself doctrinally and in belief and thinking, from ALL christian zionism. Quite frankly I find it alarming, unchristian, too political, and scary. The fanatical element is most disturbing and a very bad spirit. There is an inherent fanaticism makes the witness of Christ and the Gospel, a negative caricature, and a mockery of His Nature and character. Jesus never took a platform om politics. but the christian Zionists do to such an extreme, that the further I stay away from them, the better I feel at peace and under the loving protection of God the Father. I wonder if the catholic church needs to speak out about this extremism at some time, say from the Vatican? but then if the church did speak out on it, we would be falsely accused of being bigots and anti-semites wouldn't we. Look at all the good our Church in Canada say, has done in positive dialogue with the Jewish community in the past several decades! And not one Jew or anti-catholic Jewish supporter, will give the Catholic church a single credit or gratitude of thanks for our humanitarian and charitable efforts. We are damned by the anti-catholic christian and Jews no matter what we do or don't do. But, God says to walk in love and keep the law of love, and defend the faith. That's what I intend to do. That's the christian way. Sincerely, BQ , Ont. Canada.

The Catholic Knight said...

BQ. Here is the answer to your question of what ministry to support in the Middle East. Did you know the pope has his own? Here is the link:

Anonymous said...

You seem to know a good amount about Zionism, but how do you feel about the Jewish ideology? What I mean in particular is the Talmud. I am assuming you know about it and perhaps you have posted about it, so I'm just wondering what your response is. The talmud is about how Jews are superior to everyone else, that they may perform horrendous acts without repercussions so long as its directed toward gnetiles (killing, stealing, ect.), and that Jesus is in hell. It's also been said to have higher authority than the Torah by rabbis. I understand and applaud your devout Christian view that all people should be loved even the enemy, but how do you feel about such blasphemy? What about Israel's support for these acts and even giving awards and memorials to Israeli terrorists and murderers in particular Baruch Goldstien, Jonathan Pollard, the bombers of the King David Hotel, the agents of the Lavon Affair, ect? I've recently been doing research into Israel's actions and it has become the center of organized crime, prostitution, and many other defilements, I'm wondering would it be a good idea to spread word of Israel's sins to other churchs so they might spread it to the masses and make them aware of Israel's crimes or would it bring about massive consequences from the media?

The Catholic Knight said...

Anonymous, as a Catholic Christian I naturally view the Talmud on par with, and equal to, the Koran. That should answer your question.

Anonymous said...

Your article is fair, but you miss one point: the shameful acts of spitting are all done by Ultra-Orthodox Jews, which are mostly Anti-Zionist, and not by secular or "national-religious" Jews, which are Zionist.

Is it even likely that Neturei Karta which you mention, have a share in this ugly practice.

Peace & Love
-A Jew from Jerusalem