After he said “Christians have no greater ally than Israel,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was heckled off the stage at a Wednesday night (Sept. 10) gala to raise awareness of beleaguered Mideast Christians.
I support Israel, not because of their Zionism or some connection to the Old Testament or a version of eschatology that peers into the unknown future, but because the world is at war with radical Islam, specifically the Sunni branch.
Several high-profile evangelical leaders will travel to Israel next week as a part of the “Christians in Solidarity with Israel” trip put together by the National Religious Broadcasters in response to the most recent conflict in Gaza.
The attention of those ogling the polished, classic cars on display in downtown Spokane Thursday evening was interrupted when dozens of people waving Palestinian flags and shaking “no war” signs marched their way to the offices of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Sen. Patty Murray to show opposition U.S. military aid supporting Israel's bombing of civilians in Gaza.
One day, he told me he was from Bethlehem in Palestine. He started to tell me about what life was like in Palestine: clean water was scarce, poverty was endemic, military checkpoints degraded and humiliated people, settler roads cut the occupied territories up and made it impossible for people like him to travel, he had to go through Jordan when visiting home because he would be detained if he tried to return through Israel.