Jewish Press: The anti-Israeli IfNotNow group, which made its fame by ruining Birthright trips to Israel, on Thursday morning took pride for ruining the House Democratic delegation.
The Dems, who looked so firm and united when they fought–and defeated—President Donald Trump’s government shutdown at the beginning of the year, on Wednesday became mired in an acrimonious battle over the best way to punish anti-Semitic/Muslim/Somali Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for her repugnant tweets.
An email The Jewish Press Online received Thursday morning from IfNotNow (yes, we subscribe so you won’t have to), announced: “We just got word about an exciting victory: our voices were heard — House Democratic leaders indefinitely delayed the vote on the resolution against Representative Ilhan Omar.” more …
Opinion: The vote happened on Friday and Representative Omar was exempt from criticism.
IfNotNow is an American secular Jewish progressive activist group opposing the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The definition has key clues.
- Jewish progressive activist – globalist secular Jews who support Arab Palestinians above Israelis
- Occupation – word used to condemn Israel for conquering lands taken in the defensive war of annihilation from Egypt, Syria and Jordan in 1967
- West Bank/Gaza – lands originally promised to Jews in the 1917 Balfour Declaration taken back to placate Arabs who sided with Germany causing the Ottoman Empire collapse after WWI.
One of IfNotNow’s major projects is its “You Never Told Me” campaign, which calls on Jewish educational organizations and institutions to include information about the occupation in their teachings about Israel.
Why would people who call themselves Jewish be against the much prophesied (Amos 9:15, Ezekiel 37:11-12) rebirth and rightful ownership (Genesis 17:7-8) of their homeland? Perhaps the Apostle Paul provides the answer:
“For I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: A partial hardening has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.”
What an amazing passage. A partial hardness, or blindness, came upon Israel after the death of Jesus that will last until the fullness of the Gentiles (Luke 21:24) has come in.
In the next verse, Romans 11:26, Paul gives more clues as he references a then 700-year-old prophecy from Isaiah: “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.”
Let’s break it down with a literal view:
- Israel is blinded
- Blindness is lifted
- All Israel is saved (Rom. 9:26;)
- God keeps His covenant with Jacob who is Israel (Gen.27:28-29, 35:10)
- God will remove godlessness and Israel’s sins will be forgiven (Zech. 10:12)
- A new covenant begins with regenerate Israel in the 1000 year reign (Rev. 20:1-2)
When is the fullness of the Gentiles? When the last Gentile is saved, the rapture of the Church (1 Thess. 4:16-18) takes place. With the Church safely in God’s care, the hour of trial (Rev. 3:10) commences and after 7 years, brings the return of Jesus Christ when the Jewish remnant will be highly esteemed:
“Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.” Zechariah 8:23