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Post-Zionism is So 1990s

David1326 Wrote: Apr 28, 2012 10:57 PM
I consider myself a "Christian Zionist": a Christian that believes that Old Testament/Torah prophecies must be fulfilled. That as Jeremiah and others prophesied: "Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shalll no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; but, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led th seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land." I am a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) and as such, I believe I am part of the reclaimed "seed of Israel" (by prophecy, a member of the House of Ephraim), and for that reason, also, hold to Isiah 11:10-14.

You can learn a lot about a nation's health by watching how it celebrates its national holidays. In Israel's case, compare how we celebrated our 50th Independence Day in 1998 to what celebrations involve today.

During the 1990s, Israel's elite took a vacation from reality and history and they brought much of the public with them.

Then-foreign minister Shimon Peres said that history was overrated. The so-called "New Historians," who rummaged through David Ben-Gurion's closet looking for skeletons, were the toast of the academic world. Radicals like Yossi Beilin, Shulamit Aloni and Avrum Burg were dictating government policy.

The media, the...