Ireland and the Palestinians- A powerful bond

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JOL: Renewed calls from within the Irish government to formally recognize a Palestinian state have surfaced again over the past two weeks.

Although other voices in Ireland claim that the call is partly to deflect from the current internal crisis besetting the Irish government, the “Palestinian cause” is never far from the surface of Irish political life.

The perception of the Palestinians as the proverbial underdog aroused in the Irish an emotional connection that started around the time the Zionist movement accepted the partition of Palestine and it continues to inspire pro-Palestinian Irish activism to the present day. more …

Opinion:  In 2011, 84.2% of the citizens of the Republic of Ireland and 43.8% of the workforce of Northern Ireland self-identified as Catholic. Here is why that is important:

After embracing one of the world’s most blood thirsty terrorists Pope Francis recently and boldly proclaimed that Muslim terrorists do not exist.

Antisemitism, however is not confined to Ireland.

Gatestone Institute:

Europe is seeing yet again another rise in the number of Jews leaving the continent. Jonathan Boyd, Executive Director of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research (IJPR), notes that the number of Jews leaving France is “unprecedented”.

  • On January 2017 A German court actually ruled that firebombing a place where Jews worship is somehow different from attacking Jews.
  • In France, anti-Semitic incidents more than doubled between 2014 and 2015, from 423 reported incidents to 851.
  • The anti-Semitism facing Jews at UK universities led the Baroness Deech to declare British University campuses “no-go zones” for Jews.
  • The results of the study show that 4% of the French and Belgian Jewish populations had emigrated those countries to reside in Israel.

Replacement theology, one of the best kept secrets in Christendom, is largely responsible for anti-Semitism in Europe. The belief that is followed by Catholic and several Protestant denominations teaches that the blessings that God promised Abraham and his descendants was transferred to the church because of the crucifixion of Christ.

The belief and its equally anti-Semitic cousin, Covenant Theology which teaches that the Church is Israel comprises over 90% of Christian teaching.

Credit Augustine (426 AD), and his work “The City of God” for advancing Replacement Theology.

(for more on Replacement Theology see Bible Prophecy 101, chapter 3 “Doctrines that Divide Christianity here)

(Gatestone Institute (here) a not-for-profit international policy council and think tank based in New York City with a specialization in strategy and defense)

(Thanks to Vason for the Gatestone website)