News Features Concerning the State of Israel, the Jewish People, as well as
Nations amongst whom we find a significant proportion of descendants from the Lost Ten Tribes.
New Jerusalem News.
20 September, 2011, 21 Elul
1. What Jews should know about Christians by Prof. Barry Rubin followed by
2. Jerusalem - Rav Ovadia Yosef: Leftists Are Angels of Destruction
3. Rape in the USA: Statistics and Social Effects
Prostitution as an Outcome of Child
Members of the Fogel Family from Itamar; Murdered (March 11, 2011) by Arab Terrorists for being Jewish .
May the God of Israel Avenge Them.
1. What Jews should know about
By Prof. Barry Rubin
Most Jews today (or should I merely say many?), even the most secular
among them, have a tremendous fear of Christians, especially fervent
believers of the type represented today by Evangelicals--and
conservatives. There is a material basis for this fear based on past
Jewish experience. But it is the year 2011; things have changed; and it is
time to reconsider these assumptions and see if they still make sense.
... True, in general, for almost 2000 years many Christians and their
institutions have often persecuted Jews, either materially or at least had
very negative views toward Jews. In this short space I will not attempt to
review that history or get beyond generalizations. Readers are able to do
that for themselves.
For 200 years, modern conservative and nationalist thought in the West has
also often persecuted Jews, in words, attitudes, and actions. A good
starting point for that phase is the triumph of German nationalists over
Napoleon and the reversal of the French revolution's grant of rights to
Jews in those lands. And of course the culmination was in the Nazi death
It is understandable, then, that Jews supported parties of the liberal and
left type where they were welcomed, where modernity was extolled, and
where Jews believed they could integrate with the masses and thus defuse
grassroots antisemitism. That strategy made perfect sense.
With Communism's betrayal of the Jews, the contemporary tendency for the
far left to take over traditional social democratic and liberal
institutions, and the left's romance with Third World (and particularly
Palestinian, Arab, and Islamist radicalism), the world has change. The
left has largely abandoned Israel as a cause, often become antagonistic,
and even evinces antisemitism.
There is still hope for reviving the social democratic and liberal
tradition of being pro-Jewish and pro-Israel, but that won't happen until
the infiltration and seizure of intellectual hegemony of the far left is
Meanwhile, there has also been a change among many Christians (especially
those called Evangelicals) and conservatives toward a greater friendship
regarding Jews and Israel. A key reason for this shift, and proof of its
authenticity, are a set of transformations in the thinking of these groups.
Before discussing the details, though, let me make it clear that Jews do
not have to become conservatives or even agree with them; or with
Evangelical Christians; on a wide range of issues. What is worthwhile,
however, is to accept the offer of friendship on certain specific issues,
respectfully disagree on others, and not demonize such people.
As noted above, many conservatives and pious Protestants have changed
their view of Jews. Factors that once made for antisemitism have now been
reversed. Here is a brief summary:
--Formerly, Jews were seen as subverting Christianity. Now, in an
increasingly secular world, Jews (even only slightly religious ones) are
seen as fellow believers, allies in preserving religiosity in the face of
--A key element in antisemitism were Christian doctrines defining Jews as
the suffering servant whose humiliation proved Christianity to be
correct and replacement theology which says that Jews are no longer a
chosen people but their role has been replaced by Christians. These
ideas have been widely abandoned by Evangelicals. There is a new
interest, and gratitude, at the Jewish roots of Christianity and a view of
Jews as fellows in a Judeo-Christian religious community.
They are very much aware of Biblical verses that, for example, say that
the creator of the universe will not bless those who attack or hate the
Jewish people. There is also a real understanding of the history of the
Holocaust and past antisemitism along with a desire to make amends. While
there are those seeking converts, of course, and some who believe that
supporting Jews will bring Armageddon, these are largely outdated concepts
--Conservatives tended to view Jews as cosmopolitan anti-nationalists,
leftists, and pacifists. Today, however, the existence of Israel has given
a different perspective on this. Jews, in the eyes of most conservatives,
have created a model nation-state, a country that is willing and able to
fight in its self-defense, where religion is respected as an important
element in Jewish peoplehood.
--An especially important question has been how conservatives deal with
the fact that there are so many Jews on the left, that is, among their
political opponents and those who fight against religion in various ways.
In the twentieth century especially, this was a huge source of
antisemitism and a central element in Nazi doctrine.
Contemporary conservatives have, however, developed a new way of viewing
this issue. First, of course, they have observed the left's growing
antagonism against Israel and even against Jews. Most importantly, they
view leftist and anti-religious Jews as enemies of their own people. This
neatly dispenses with a traditional core issue of antisemitism.
Someone like, say, Noam Chomsky is not seen as part of the Jewish
conspiracy against America but as a person who has so broken with his
Jewish roots and the interests of his people to be as much against the
Jews as he is against his country or conservative values. In a sense, this
concept parallels what most Jews, especially the religious and the
pro-Israel majority, also think of such people.
In France and Italy, Holland and Spain, the United Kingdom and
Scandinavia, conservative parties are more pro-Israel than their
counterparts on the left. This has less to do with Israeli or Jewish
behavior, whatever claims are made to the contrary, than it does the
philosophical and political evolution of politics within those countries.
Let me make this absolutely clear: to cooperate with liberals on
supporting Israel one need not be a liberal; to cooperate with
conservatives on supporting Israel one need not be a conservative. To
cooperate with Christians on supporting Israel one need not be a
Of course, a distinction must be made between much larger conservative
forces and smaller neo-fascist ones. The Le Pen party in France, the
British National Party, and other forces continue the historic
antisemitism of the right-wing. In the United States, right-wingers like
Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul also still hold traditional antisemitic
Yet the Jewish people have always survived by a willingness to understand
the world as it is and to act as necessary without sacrificing core
principles. While working to maintain and rebuild relations with real
liberal and moderate social democratic forces where possible, Israel and
Jews should also shake the extended hand of conservatives and Christians
which is so often sincerely offered.
We are drawing close to the End Times when the Ten tribes will realize
who they are. They will be reconciled eventually with Judah.
There is already an instinctual arousal in this direction.
Biblical Knowledge acquired through the Christian Religion acts has a catalyst
for this phenomenon.
This is why it will be found that most Christians who are now pro-Jewish and
pro-Israel will be found to belong to Brit-Am Israelite Nations.
On the other hand the wish of many Christians to draw others closer to their
faith does exist. It is occasionally even more virulent concerning Jews.
They would like to see Jews believe as they do!
There are some who are prepared to put such impulses on a backburner and get on
with supporting the State of Israel as an expression of the will of God.
There are a few who do not necessarily really want Jews to convert.
Many are quite close to Judaism in many ways.
Others are confused, or inconsistent in their attitudes.
They are not aware how offensive to Jews propaganda about Christianity and
missionary intentions are.
Jews should not be apathetic towards Christians.
They should be open to them.
Divine Providence has so arranged matters that they have become our friends and
They are almost the only ones we still have!
And they are mostly genuine despite the presence of negative exceptions amongst
Nevertheless Jews cannot compromise on matters of belief and practice.
Many of these Christians are actually descended from the Ten Tribes.
In principle the Jews should be the ones reaching out to them!
The time for this may not yet have come so pressure is being felt in the
There are no vacuums in life.
These are problems and issues that need to be dealt with.
2. Jerusalem - Rav Ovadia Yosef:
Leftists Are Angels of Destruction
Jerusalem - Shas spiritual leader Rav Ovadia Yosef criticized the Left and
secular Right in his weekly Torah class on Saturday night.
'We have leftists, they are all angels of destruction. The rightists - they are
God-fearing people, who follow the Torah,' he explained.
'So everyone needs to secure for himself right angels, not Likud, but those with
the rightist values of the Torah.'
3. Rape in the USA: Statistics and
Prostitution as an Outcome of Child
Who are the Victims?
1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or
completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed rape; 2.8% attempted rape).1
17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape.1
9 of every 10 rape victims were female in 2003.2
While about 80% of all victims are white, minorities are somewhat more likely to
Lifetime rate of rape /attempted rape for women by race:1
All women: 17.6%
White women: 17.7%
Black women: 18.8%
Asian Pacific Islander women: 6.8%
American Indian/Alaskan women: 34.1%
Mixed race women: 24.4%
About 3% of American men, or 1 in 33,have experienced an attempted or
completed rape in their lifetime.1
In 2003, 1 in every ten rape victims were male.2
2.78 million men in the U.S. have been victims of sexual assault or rape.1
Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be
victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.
Nearly 30% of child victims were between the age of 4 and 7.
93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker.6
34.2% of attackers were family members.
58.7% were acquaintances.
Only 7% of the perpetrators were strangers to the victim.
Effects of Rape
Victims of sexual assault are:7
3 times more likely to suffer from depression.
6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.
26 times more likely to abuse drugs.
4 times more likely to contemplate suicide.
Pregnancies Resulting from Rape
In 2004-2005, 64,080 women were raped.8 According to medical reports, the
incidence of pregnancy for one-time unprotected sexual intercourse is 5%. By
applying the pregnancy rate to 64,080 women, RAINN estimates that there were
3,204 pregnancies as a result of rape during that period.
Medical estimates of a 5% pregnancy rate are for one-time, unprotected sexual
intercourse. Some victimizations may include multiple incidents of intercourse.
Prostitution as an Outcome of Child
* 66% of all prostitutes were sexually abused as children. 66% of sexually
abused prostitutes were abused by fathers, step-fathers or foster fathers.
("Treatment of Prostitution Victims of Sexual Abuse," Mimi Silbert, Victims of
Sexual Aggression, ed. By Irving Stuart and Joanne Greer, Van Nostrand Reinhold,
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