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Netanyahu Seeks to Name a Golan Heights Settlement for President Trump
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The latest Israel Gaza flare-up
Zack, Jenn, and Alex break down the latest round of fighting between Israel and militants based in the Gaza Strip. They run through how it started, the reasons why it may or may not escalate, and what it tells us about the perpetual state of instability on the Israel-Gaza frontier. On Elsewhere, they talk about the EU’s move toward banning Daylight Saving Time — and yes, there is a Brexit tie-in. Jenn and Zack ask “who among us” hasn’t accidentally fired off a rocket, and Alex explains his abuela’s extremely strong opinions on time changes.Alex has an explainer on the recent fighting between Israel and Gaza.Rockets from Gaza usually target parts of Israel’s south.As Zack noted, the Israeli military assessed that the first rocket attack toward Tel Aviv was a mistake.Polling shows Gantz’s party has a slight lead over Netanyahu’s.Jenn noted the indictments plaguing Netanyahu.An expert told Alex that Netanyahu would respond forcefully but “within reason.”The Gaza Strip faces many problems, including protests against Hamas’s leadership.Jenn cited some reporting that Iran might have been involved. Listen to Vice President Mike Pence’s full speech at AIPAC.Jenn referenced her friend Lauren Mellinger’s research on Hamas as a hybrid organization. It’s true: European lawmakers voted to end clock shifts starting in 2021.Spain changed its own time zone decades ago to be in line with Nazi Germany.Listen Today, Explained’s great episode on Trump’s Golan Heights decision.
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Why do Israeli politicians come to AIPAC?
Why do so many Israeli politicians come all the way to the US to participate in AIPAC, a lobbying conference that champions American support for Israel? Also, President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation officially recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, but is that proclamation at odds with international law? And in Japan, atomic bomb survivors receive support from the government, including free medical checkups. In Hiroshima, the aging children of atomic bomb survivors have sued the government to receive the same support as their parents.
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The End of Days: How Christian Zionism is Transforming US Policy in the Middle East
Twenty years ago, a movement known as Christian Zionism was on the furthest fringes in the land of Israel. Back then, mainstream theologians — Christian and Jewish alike — dismissed Christian Zionism as a dangerous interpretation of biblical prophecies; the ideology was flawed at best, at its worst, inherently anti-Semitic. Today, Christian Zionism has gone mainstream, with explosive growth in both fundraising and political power. Its journey is evident in today’s headlines in Israel-Palestine. When the United States announced a relocation of the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, many observers believed it was the Trump administration’s way of answering directly not only to the Israeli right but also to the American Christian evangelical base that supports Trump. Christian Zionists view the embassy move as a milestone on a prophetic timeline that aligns with an apocalyptic interpretation of scripture. Similarly, Christian Zionists are squarely behind Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and celebrating his re-election this week. Last month, they applauded the Trump Administration’s backing Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights. They also praised Netanyahu’s promise to annex the West Bank Jewish settlements, a campaign pledge made in the waning days of a tight election. To Christian Zionists, policy shifts are prophetic signs, and they are not content to wait for prophecy to unfold. Calling themselves “believers,” Christian Zionists are ushering apocalyptic scriptural prophecies into the here-and-now through political influence and dollars. Based on in-depth reporting over the last two years, The GroundTruth Project has found that over the past 20 years the top Christian Zionist organizations have raised over $2 billion to support Israel, with a steady stream going directly to Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. The efforts of the Christian Zionists often work against the Palestinian Christian communities which see themselves as part of a 2,000-year continuum in the land where the Christian faith began.