Amidst the exhaustion from packing I had to take a brief break to comment on the parade around Obama’s declaration. Is it a coincidence that I wake up to hearing that he’s the candidate and that the AIPAC conference is going on this week? Yes, I realize that it does not matter who the candidate is–Clinton and McCain were there too. But Obama is a candidate who does know better. Literally I woke up to a message telling me “Sen. Barack Obama vowed Wednesday that Jerusalem must ‘remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.'” (Thanks Tam Tam!) Is it another coincidence that the Israelis are already scheming to make Jerusalem the capital of Jews all over the planet? “The Israeli Parliament passed in preliminary reading a bill on Wednesday to consider the city of Jerusalem as capital of Israel all the Jews world wide.”
I’ve been dying to write about the whole Pastor Hagee controversy with McCain in comparison to Obama’s former Reverend Jeremiah Wright. It has been amazing to me that the media has raked Wright over the coals while Hagee and McCain seem to get a pass. Ironically, anyone who has actually read a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. recently will recall that so much of what he said is present in Wright’s sermons just updated for a more contemporary context. Wright is brilliant and I only wish that more Christian preachers sounded like this instead of collaborating as Christian Zionists. Here is Wright’s brilliant speech and Wright discussing it on Bill Moyers:
Finally, lest those of you are fooled by the AAI’s James Zoby recent email and program, J Street is Zionist. As is true for much of the Zionists in the U.S. they thrive on being devious Naji Ali’s podcast illustrates just how they are trying to present themselves as “peaceful” and different than AIPAC though that couldn’t be further from the truth.