Washington Free Beacon: The director of Amnesty International USA on Wednesday said Israel “shouldn’t exist as a Jewish state” in the wake of his organization’s release of a controversial report on Israel that drew backlash from U.S. officials.
American Jews want a “safe Jewish space,” Executive Director Paul O’Brien said, rather than an explicitly Jewish state. O’Brien, who is not Jewish, called on the Jewish community to “collectively change the conversation” and bring about a secular state by adhering to “core Jewish values, which are to be principled and fair and just.”
“Amnesty takes no political views on any question, including the right of the State of Israel to survive,” O’Brien said.
O’Brien made the remarks, which were reported by Jewish Insider, at an event hosted by the Woman’s National Democratic Club. The director of the human-rights group defended a report released last month by his parent organization that accused Israel of carrying out an apartheid against Palestinians and called for Israeli officials to face prosecution in international courts.
That report was rebuked by State Department officials and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) called it a “gross mischaracterization” that perpetuated “longstanding tropes” regarding the Jewish state.
O’Brien attributed Democrats’ hostility toward the report to meetings representatives held with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, according to Jewish Insider.
The director was unequivocal in opposing the existence of Israel as a state for the Jewish people. Read More …
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Ignorance of God’s word will not be excused.
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.” Isaiah 11:11
In ‘that day’ refers to the Day of the Lord or 7-year tribulation period. God began calling His people to come back to the land in the early 1890’s.
Before that day, however, there would be three regatherings:
The first regathering is in unbelief to purge out unrighteousness from Jacob (Ez. 20:33-38) in the midst of Jerusalem (Ez. 22:18-22), to prepare for the coming tribulation.
The first regathering is nearly complete.
The Second Regathering is in Belief of God the Father
“…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
The 2nd regathering takes place at the end of the great war of Gog and Magog. A Russian alliance (Ezekiel 38:1-6) forms after Israel defeats her neighbors in the Psalm 83 war fulfilling Ezekiel 38:8.
The second regathering will see a temple and the restoration of animal sacrifices (Daniel 9:27).
The Third Regathering is in Belief in the Son
With an outpouring of the Holy Spirit to lead them to repentance, Jesus brings the Jewish remnant of both the leaders and commoners to salvation, Zechariah 12:10
“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”
No Jew present will be excluded, Romans 11:26-27
“And all Israel will be saved. As it is written:
“The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
For this is My covenant with them, When I take away their sins.”
Amnesty International is an international non-governmental organization focused on human rights, with its headquarters in the United Kingdom. The organization says it has more than ten million members and supporters around the world.
More than 10 million.
See our paper The Three Regatherings of God’s people HERE