Zionism is the problem

It’s hard to imagine now, but in 1944, six years after Kristallnacht, Lessing J. Rosenwald, president of the American Council for Judaism, felt comfortable equating the Zionist ideal of Jewish statehood with “the concept of a racial state — the Hitlerian concept.” For most of the last century, a principled opposition to Zionism was a mainstream stance within American Judaism.

It just goes on from there.

Zionism is the problem — latimes.com.

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

2 thoughts on “Zionism is the problem

  1. There is a paper I once did research on as a possible thesis topic. The paper was going to trace the development of dispensationalism and fundamentalism through the establishment of the modern state of Israel. It is interesting in that the majority of modern dispys and fundys point to the foundation of Israel as fulfilment of prophecy and yet do not realize that the people who did the work on the establishment of the modern Jewish State were in fact Dispys and Fundys themselves. Wilson for example held to dispensationalism and was one of the major forces in getting the ground laid for the founding of modern Israel.

    Christian fundamentalism and Israeli Zionism run hand in hand.

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