This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Supporting Israel Essay

2234 words - 9 pages

**It is perfectly acceptable to criticize Israel’s policies. Israelis do it all the time in blistering debates, but criticism turns into classic anti-Semitism, according to Stand with Us and Christians United for Israel in the magazine Israel 101, when it exhibits the Three Ds of anti-Semitism Delegitimization, Double Standards, and Demonization. “Delegitimization: The Jewish State has no right to exist. Israelis do not belong in the Middle East. Double Standards: Israel is condemned harshly for self-defense measures and social problems that are seen as acceptable or inevitable in other nations. Demonization: Through distortions and lies, Israel is depicted as the world’s most evil and dangerous country, and the claim is made that if the Jewish State ceased to exist, the middle east’s and the world’s problems would be solved” (Israel 101, 39). In a poll taken in 2007 from citizens of 15 countries in the European Union (EU), it was found that as a country, Israel posed a greater threat to world peace followed by Iran, North Korea, and the United States (Simon 154-55). Even to all this opposition, Christian Zionism is in support of Israel.
Zion is an “age old” name for Jerusalem and the land of Israel. Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people “who sought to restore their freedom and independence in their ancestral land” (Israel 101, 4). The Zionist movement is based on the idea that the Jewish people have a “historical and spiritual claim to the land of Israel” (Issitt 1). At first it was just a dream but they adapted and began to work for it. Zionist believed that if they reunited the scattered Jews and reunited them with the ones already in Israel, freedom would be restored- they could live free of prejudice and further develop their culture.
Christian support for Zionism is quite widespread. “Christian Zionism is an ideology with Christian roots” (Schoeni 23) says Mark Schoeni in the article The Roots of Christian Zionism. In the nineteenth century there was a movement in Britain to re-examine the Bible, and uncover the literal meaning of verses. The final verdict of the movement was that Israel was no longer “repudiated” by God, rather, they were still blessed by and special to God. This new view of Israel caused for the church to join together and form a political lobbying group representing the fundamental values of Christians called the Moral Majority in the late 1970’s explains Daniel Friedman in Christian Zionism and its Impact on Foreign Policy. One belief that became a core issue for the Moral Majority was the State of Israel. Even though the Moral Majority had to close down, they were the pioneers to the creating of Christian Zionist groups today with the same core ideology.
Currently, there are multiple organizations that Support the State of Israel. Most are Christian organizations or have biblical roots. First there Christians United For Israel commonly referred to as CUFI. The purpose of CUFI is to...

Find Another Essay On Supporting Israel

US Foreign Policy Essay

1151 words - 5 pages the US was supporting it, it wouldn’t have been part of this war. Israel knew it had the support of the US and it depended on this support throughout history and that’s why it has all this extra territory and control over the area. The US supports Israel in all conflicts, letting other countries with no chance of victory against Israel. This destroys the balance of power since Israel is allied to a superpower while others fight on

Do the Benefits Outweigh the Problems Brought by Retaining Territory Won in the Six-Day War?

3515 words - 14 pages Do the Benefits Outweigh the Problems Brought by Retaining Territory Won in the Six-Day War?"Our aim... is the full restoration of the rights of the Palestinian people. In other words, we aim at the destruction of the State of Israel. The immediate aim: perfection of Arab military might. The national aim: the eradication of Israel." (Katz, pp. 10-11). These words, spoken by the Egyptian president Abdel Nasser, sum up Arab goals in the Six-Day

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

1496 words - 6 pages supporting of Israel by the United States has also lead to much debate. By supporting Israel the United States gains an ally in the Middle East, increases the ability for Intelligence sharing (Source #3). On the opposite side of the spectrum; the United States faces political dispute with other countries such as Syria and Lebanon, a higher chance of terrorist attacks, public disapproval from within the United States, and no substantial economic

How the Israel Lobby Strengthens the Bond Between U.S. and Israel

795 words - 4 pages Lobby is comprised of American Jews who make a significant effort in their daily lives to bend U.S. foreign policy so that it advances Israel’s interests. Their activities go beyond merely voting for candidates who are pro‐Israel to include letter‐writing, financial contributions, and supporting pro‐Israel organizations. Jewish‐Americans have formed an impressive array of organizations to influence American foreign policy, of which AIPAC is the

Unintended Consequences - Israel from Palestine

1764 words - 7 pages people. Harry Truman sought to evacuate the “problematic” Jews from the American sections of Germany by sending them to Israel. He also looked for voter support from American Jews and Zionists, such as the vast numbers in New York, by supporting the Jewish influx in the region (Rosett). In the end, the pushes from the US had to be political, because hardly a soul within the United States was even properly aware of the disaster. When politics

The Israel-Palestine Conflict

1210 words - 5 pages involving Israel and Palestine, primarily due to the death of Yasser Arafat. Primarily, I believe that unless there is a resolution of this conflict, there will never be peace in this portion of the world, and there will always exist a threat to world stability and peace. The history of the Palestinians and the Israelis date back many centuries. Judea was the home of the Jewish ancestry. Judea was conquered by the Romans and renamed Palestine

Israel V. Palestine

880 words - 4 pages became fervently anti- Jew and anti- British. He was then exiled, and he found himself in Nazi Germany. There he became an avid supporter of the Nazi movement, which did not bode well for Palestine when Nazi Germany fell in the war. After the war footage of concentration camps was released across the world, which led to the world supporting Jewish people. This led to the UN establishing Israel in 1947. However, Palestine did not accept this

The Christian Zionist Organization

2258 words - 9 pages that several Christians hold for financially and politically supporting the State of Israel against the native Palestinian peoples, Christians’ morality as influenced by Scripture, worship, doctrine, and other resources should instead lead them to support peace and justice between the two groups. One of the motivations that can be derived from the work of CUFI and John Hagee is related to his eschatology. CUFI’s website states that “It is

An Examination of the Palistinian-Israeli Conflict

1435 words - 6 pages States for supporting Israel. One of the examples of this hatred is the attack of Sept 11, which was a message from Bin Laden to the United States for supporting Israel. Like many Arab terrorist groups, Bin Laden is the leader of the Al Qaeda, who has gone as far as to establish Islamic schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which teach young Muslims to hate Israel. The Hamas is another most dangerous terrorist group who represent the military wing of

An Article from the Colorado Daily published By Alex Lubin,

2573 words - 10 pages will always be remembered as the general responsible for the massacre at a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. Moreover, Sharon has been a staunch opponent to any concessions to Palestinians. Sharon's election only adds weight to the harsh history of Israel's military occupation of the Palestinian homelands. I write this editorial to voice my opposition to the policies of the state of Israel, and to the United States' role in supporting this

Palestinian Smuggling Tunnels

1204 words - 5 pages , ‘Palestinian Nonviolent Resistance to Occupation Since 1967’, Faces Of Hope: A Campaign Supporting Nonviolent Resistance in Israel and Palestine, AFSC Middle East Resource Series, Middle East Task Force, Fall 2005. Date accessed; 15/6/11, URL: HolyLandAlternatives, What has been the outcome of the second Intifada? The Intifadas. Date accessed; 30/6/11, URL: Israeli

Similar Essays

Supporting Israel Essay

1923 words - 8 pages horrible country where the people are racist, there is no religious freedom and the listeners then begin rooting for the “peace” religion of Islam. They begin to spread the hatred of anti-Semitic claims. Israel is left with a bad image and no defense. This paper examines the recent rise of anti-Semitism across the United States and argues the importance of supporting Israel and the validity of Christian Zionism. It is rather important for Christians

The United States’ Relationship To Israel During The Cold War

2145 words - 9 pages Johnson. However, supporting Israel came with detrimental consequences including picking sides throughout the Arab-Israeli conflicts. In 1967, the Six Days War, which resulted in another Israeli victory, launched an increase support diplomatically, militarily and economically led by the United States. However, support for Israel did not come easily. President Johnson sent a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Eshkol, asking him to not take military

America And Israel Essay

2065 words - 9 pages Six-Day War and the Yom Kippur War. This happened in 1967 and 1973 respectively. With Israel defeating the allies of the Soviet Union, this showed the world that the Soviet Union gave limited support to its allies. In addition Israel drained the resources of the Soviets by supporting its allies. If Israel had not have defeated the allies of the Soviet Union, most of the resources that the Soviet Union gave to Syria would be used for the economy

The United States Must Support Israel

1454 words - 6 pages but should we continue to support them? This question is a big question in America’s diplomatic stance. The question to aide Israel after forty plus years has quite a lot of positive and negative responses but overall supporting Israel is a positive thing to the Union. The United States of America needs to continue to support Israel because Israel’s historical significance in monotheistic religions, their importance as an ally, and their