JPost: “Hard-left activists are trying to exclude Jews who do not renounce Israel from “progressive” organizations. Last year, Rabbi Susan Talve, a longtime activist on race issues in the St. Louis area, was told that her advocacy for Israel was incompatible with the objectives of Black Lives Matter:
“Solidarity from Ferguson to Palestine has become a central tenet of the movement” she was informed, because “Israeli and US state oppression are deeply interconnected.”
Similarly, a student who attended a Black Lives Matter rally at Northwestern University last year was told “you support Israel, so you cannot also support us.”
Opinion: Jewish anti-Semitism was on clear display in the candidacy of Bernie Sanders. Anti-Zionist/anti-Diaspora Jews are mostly secular, pro-Palestinian, and see no connection in the miraculous rebirth (Isa. 11:11, 66:7-8, Ez. 37:21-22; Jer. 31, 35-36) of Israel on May 14, 1948 and are willfully and deliberately refusing to accept God’s authority.
Diaspora: (scattering, dispersion) is a scattered population whose origin lies within a smaller geographic locale. a transliteration of a Greek word that means “to sow throughout” or “to distribute in foreign lands” or “scatter abroad.”
Zionism: movement for (originally) the re-establishment and (now) the development and protection of a Jewish nation in what is now Israel.
The first dispersion began in 586 BC, the Jews were taken from the promised land into (Babylon) captivity for disobedience and for not letting the land have Sabbath rest every 7th year. The captivity lasted 70 years Jeremiah 25:11; Daniel 9:2.
- The re-gathering from captivity 70 years later was prophesied in Deuteronomy 30:1-10
- The second scattering, or Diaspora, began with the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD which sent the Jews to the four corners of the world Jeremiah 52:6-7; Luke 21:20, 24
- The second and final re-gathering was prophesied in Isaiah 11:11, 66:7-8
Modern-day Zionism began in the 1890’s as the Jews returned to the land in fulfillment of prophecy and will continue until the end of the Diaspora, which is clearly prophesied to take place at the end of the war of Gog and Magog:
“Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer.” Ezekiel 39:28
Activists who are trying to exclude Jews who do not renounce Israel from “progressive” organizations are denying the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.