An Open Letter to Jewish Community on Oct 1st, 2023

Muhammad Fakharuddin
31 min readFeb 9, 2024
Photo by Joshua Sukoff on Unsplash

shalóm ‘aleikhém the Jewish community, may you find God's mercy wherever you are.

I did not have a chance to have Jewish friends, with whom we could share and have deep conversations; about the meaning of life; discuss their daily routine, their celebrations; their religious events, and their idea of a greater Jewish body and nationalism.

But Growing up and reading and understanding the Quran, I always had the understanding that Jews are the ones who follow Judaism, but then after reading and watching a few videos, I figured out Jews want them to be classified as Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and have become more secular especially because of the impact of renaissance.

Comparing Jews and Muslims, from a religious and historical perspective, there are a lot of similarities, we both believe in a monotheistic religion, and you have been blessed to have received great prophets Moses, David, Solomon, and many more, who have been given books. There was the rise of the Jewish nation during the time of Solomon AS when the First temple was built and he ruled it from Jerusalem and then later after being freed from the Babylonian captivity; you were able to restore the temple for a second time; which was destroyed by Romans. Another Similarity, Muslims prayed toward facing Kabba and so you pray toward the temple.

All of your great prophets Joseph, Jacob, Moses, and the story of the people of Bani Israel is recorded in the Quran pretty comprehensively, how they were persecuted by Pharopah and how Moses helped them to escape away. Even there are more verses about Moses in the Quran than Muhammad PBUH mentioned. Also, I am not sure you are aware Muhammad, the prophet prayed more years while facing the temple in Jerusalem than (with a later ruling) toward Kabba during his life in Medina.

Though most of you want to be recognized based on ethnicity or cultural practices, I still like to maintain my relationship as a people who are created by a monotheistic God and had been chosen by God for its moral purpose and given books and great prophets to be torch bearers of monotheism for the world and example of a nation who will uphold God Promise.

The same is the case with most orthodox Rabbis, who wanted to see Jews as a nation based on Torah observance and great example of this is evident in the story when Moses (along with his brother Aaron) went into Pharoah's castle and below is the conversation recorded in the Quran

“So go you both to him, and say: ‘Verily, we are Messengers of your Lord, so let the Children of Israel go with us, and torment them not; indeed, we have come with a sign from your Lord! And peace will be upon him who follows the guidance!

‘Truly, it has been revealed to us that the torment will be for him who denies [believes not in the Oneness of Allâh, and in His Messengers, etc.], and turns away.’(from the truth and obedience of Allâh)”

Fir’aun (Pharaoh) said: “Who then, O Mûsa (Moses), is the Lord of you two?”

[Mûsa (Moses)] said: “Our Lord is He Who gave to each thing its form and nature, then guided it aright.”

[Fir’aun (Pharaoh)] said: “What about the previous generations (previous peoples)?”

[Mûsa (Moses)] said: “The knowledge thereof is with my Lord, in a Record. My Lord is neither unaware nor He forgets, “

Who has made earth for you like a bed (spread out); and has opened roads (ways and paths etc.) for you therein; and has sent down water (rain) from the sky. And We have brought forth with it various kinds of vegetation.

Eat and pasture your cattle, (therein); verily, in this are proofs and signs for men of understanding.

Thereof (the earth) We created you, and into it, We shall return you, and from it, We shall bring you out once again.

And indeed We showed him [Fir’aun (Pharaoh)] all Our Signs and Evidence, but he denied and refused.

Another, remarkable similarity between Muslims and Jews is the amount of religious persecution, mostly at the hands of Christian nations (which later became secular but the practice continues); first, by colonization and oppression they looted and plundered the Muslim lands and later in the name of War on terror and to install democracy; in the last 30 years millions have died in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Yemen, and Syria.

Fault lines also exist in Mulsim's behavior, and upholding God’s words; instead of uniting and not letting colonizers install dictators after World War 2; especially in the Middle East; they were allowed a free hand to install regimes, which later caused more suffering to Muslims at the hands of their Muslim leaders.

Jews also have been historically persecuted, by Roman Christians ( as they tie them to Jesus' crucifixion). For that reason, they were not able to return to the land of Palestine and visit their Holy temple. But it was Umar who allowed them to pay homage to their temple after 500 years.

I can expect in reward of the act; by Umar; that you will try to read my letter with your heart and not with your mind ( intelligence).

Generally, Muslim and Jewish relationships have been very cordial; there might be a few incidents for political reasons; in fact, the Golden Age of the Jewish diaspora is attributed to Mulsim rule in Spain, where they were part of government hierarchy and held important positions.

I think there lies a genuine question; what happened in the last 200 years when Christians became friends and close to Jews and supported them in any way possible to have them successful in settling a state where they were historically rooted? and this means Muslims and Islam need to become the necessary evil.

It started with John Nelson Darby ( 1800–1882), who introduced Dispensationalism or Rapture theology, It is hard to summarize this in summary but I will use this article for help.

“The rapture is an end-times event some faith traditions believe in, one in which faithful Christians will be physically taken (raptured) from this earth. It is based mostly on Bible passages such as Matthew 24:39–41 and 1 Thessalonians 4:15–18. This theology gained prominence in the 19th century thanks to the Scofield Reference Bible. Since then it has been popularized through some Christian books, such as the Left Behind series.

In the most common version of this theology, the rapture is seen as rescuing the saints from impending suffering and Earth’s destruction. Christ’s second coming is seen as a two-stage event. First, Christ will secretly come to rapture his saints before a period of great suffering known as the Great Tribulation. Only rapture-ready Christians are taken into heaven, leaving others behind to suffer. After the seven years of tribulation, the second stage of Christ’s second coming will happen, this time for all to see. Christ will physically and politically reign for 1,000 years (the Millennium) from a throne in Jerusalem as king of the nation of Israel. During the Millennium, all the biblical promises to the nation of Israel will be literally fulfilled, and all Jews will become Christians. At the end of the Millennium, Satan and his forces, including human allies, will challenge Christ in the final battle (Armageddon), which will likely end up destroying the world in a nuclear holocaust. The final judgment will then occur, and the new heaven and earth will replace the destroyed Earth. This, in very brief summary, is the most popular version of rapture theology.”

Similarly, this concept was popularized by books and media, for example

Late-Great-Planet-Earth , It sold more than 28 million copies by 1990, an estimated 35 million by 1999, and was translated into more than 50 languages, A 1977 movie version narrated by Orson Welles ran in theaters nationwide and was later broadcast on HBO.

and Left Behind tells an apocalyptic story about the ending of Earth (set in the contemporary era) over a period of seven years. The true believers in Jesus Christ have been raptured (taken instantly to heaven), leaving non-believers behind on Earth, now a shattered and chaotic world.[4] As people scramble for answers, an obscure Romanian politician named Nicolae Jetty Carpathia rises to become secretary-general of the United Nations, promising to restore peace and stability to all nations. What most of the world does not realize is that Carpathia is actually the Antichrist foretold in the Bible.

According to James Bielo, it is based on a dispensationalist interpretation of prophecies in the Biblical books of Revelation, Daniel, Isaiah and Ezekiel.[5]

Multiple books in the series have been on the New York Times Bestseller List. Starting in 2000, Books 7 and 8 reached number one on the list followed by book 10, which debuted at number one.[9]

In 2016, several books in the series were bestsellers and 65 million copies were sold in various languages.[10]

For more history, this can be referred to how Puritans’ interpretation of biblical text led to this, https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1028&context=pretrib_arch

But essentially when Puritans moved to the new world in the USA, the same ideas moved over for example

In 1818, President John Adams wrote, “I wish the Jews again in Judea an independent nation”, and believed that they would gradually become Unitarian Christians.[55]

Another example of President Truman, who was the president when Israel was created

..After his presidency, his longtime Jewish friend Eddie Jacobson introduced Truman to a group of professors by saying, “’ This is the man who helped create the state of Israel,’ but Truman corrected him: ‘What do you mean “helped to create”? I am Cyrus. I am Cyrus.’”182 Truman was comparing himself to Cyrus in the Old Testament who enabled the Jews to return to their land in the sixth century B.C. from their 70-year captivity.

Cyrus is the one who; helped Jews freed from Babylonian captivity; and back to the land of Palestine.

Truman went against the State Department’s recommendation to support the state of Israel and voted in favor of the UN,

https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/creation-israel

https://www.christianitytoday.com/history/issues/issue-99/i-am-cyrus.html

Christian Zionists, predate Jewish Zionism and promote this idea in Jews of returning to their land, below videos and article explain more history and background on this.

https://www.amazon.com/Road-Armageddon-Evangelicals-Became-Israels/dp/B003E7F09M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPGlgz1zC-4&t=3623s

https://www.wrmea.org/2018-may/when-and-how-did-evangelicals-become-zionists.html

It said that Herzl ( founder of Zionism) had an advocate and a mentor who was a committed Christian. Herzl may be the face of modern Zionism, but William Hechler is an unsung hero who also played an important role in helping to recreate the Jewish homeland.

https://www.oneforisrael.org/bible-based-teaching-from-israel/theodore-herzls-christian-mentor/

It is because of Christian Zionists, help and link in different groups, and governments that this idea of Jews returning to this land makes progress; they are more in love of the prospering Jewish state than the Jews themselves.

It is a very reductionist ideology, they try to interpret every event in the world through biblical events, it is like orchestrating the events to verses in the bible as if they would exactly happen.

for example: https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Babylon-Charles-H-Dyer/dp/0842356185 , Sadam interpreted through bible prophecies

https://www.amazon.com/dp/078525224X , on being ready for the Rapture where Jesus will lift the Christians in the sky, before tribulations

Iranian President, Ahmadinejad was also found in the bible; https://www.amazon.com/Apocalypse-Ahmadinejad-Revelation-Nuclear-Prophet/dp/1601421028

U.S. Christian Zionists have been the driving force of the increased oppression of the Palestinian people in the past 10 years. Christians United For Israel (CUFI), the largest pro-Israel lobby group in the country, claims to have grown from 5 to 8 million members in 2019 alone. It was founded in 2006 by John Hagee. There are at least 200 Christian Zionist organizations known to have been founded since 1980.

there is a lot of history and content on this love, hate relationship ( will put more sources down)

Camouflaged in love and an exuberant support for Israel, Hagee and other Christian Zionists openly teach narratives that parallel the storylines of overt antisemitism in which Jews are portrayed not as ordinary people, but as superhuman or subhuman.”

above is an excerpt from an article, they have induced this concept of God’s chosen people and special in the eyes of God, especially below verse is normally quoted

“God’s Word contains a clear and abso­lute, timeless promise relative to the Abrahamic promise of Genesis 12:3, “‘And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse,’

Evangelicals support aliyah (Jewish emigration to Israel) mainly because it speeds the battle of Armageddon, the mass conversion or death of the Jews, and Christ’s Millennial kingdom.

It does not care about human life, or love for neighbor as Jesus teaches, because they think all this suffering is justified on the ground that it is for Jesus and arrival and should not matter if it goes against basic ethics or morality.

Jews are a tool for them to be successful in this great scheme of things, some believe Jews will convert to Christianity before the time of the rapture, while some interpretation is Jews will be left on earth during the tribulation years.

Evangelical Zionists’ biblical worldview allies them with extreme right-wing Israeli politicians in opposing any exchange of land for peace. since Jews are heirs to God’s promises to Israel; and that modern Israel is the fulfillment of that prophecy.

Jewish Zionism

Zionism started as a nationalist idea, under Hertzel, who wanted a more inclusive state but later idea turned into a more ultra-nationalist ideology, and essentially the soul of having a state where Jews would be safe and secure eroded.

Jewish Zionism does not care much about Jews themselves and their safety, it is more about bringing more people to this land, utilizing the resources and trade routes in the area; while keeping the people busy in a constant state of fear, for example, Ben-Gurion comment below.

“If I knew that it was possible to save all the children of Germany by transporting them to England, and only half by transferring them to the Land of Israel, I would choose the latter, for before us lies not only the numbers of these children but the historical reckoning of the people of Israel.”
Ben-Gurion (Quoted on pp 855–56 in Shabtai Teveth’s Ben-Gurion in a slightly different translation).

“If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?”
David Ben-Gurion (the first Israeli Prime Minister): Quoted by Nahum Goldmann in Le Paraddoxe Juif (The Jewish Paradox), pp121.

Ben-Gurion emphasized that the acceptance of the Peel Commission would not imply static borders for the future “Jewish state”. In a letter Ben-Gurion sent to his son in 1937, he wrote:

“No Zionist can forgo the smallest portion of the Land Of Israel. [A] Jewish state in part [of Palestine] is not an end, but a beginning ….. Our possession is important not only for itself … through this we increase our power, and every increase in power facilitates getting hold of the country in its entirety. Establishing a [small] state …. will serve as a very potent lever in our historical effort to redeem the whole country.” (Righteous Victims, p. 138)

Similarly, Nethanyahu in 2015, in a speech ( clearly anti-Semitic)

There’s no question Adolf Hitler led Nazi Germany when it implemented the “final solution” to kill all Jews.

But, in a speech this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested it wasn’t Hitler’s idea.

Rather, he pointed to Jerusalem’s then-grand mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, who met with the Nazi leader in Germany in the early 1940s.

“Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews,” Netanyahu said Tuesday at the 37th Zionist Congress, according to a transcript on his website. “And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Hitler and said, ‘If you expel them, they’ll all come here.’

“‘So what should I do with them?’ (Hitler) asked. (Husseini) said, ‘Burn them.’”

Below is from a podcast, of the writer “https://www.amazon.com/Zionism-During-Holocaust-weaponisation-service/dp/1803693045

He says that in the early 1940s, Zionists “not only were not bothered about the Holocaust, they actively tried to stop anyone who wanted to provide a refuge from doing so. And that was the amazing thing. They had a weird and incredible logic. But it was their logic.”

The Zionist logic, he adds, “was that where there are Jews, there is anti-Semitism. Jews cause anti-Semitism because they are living in the countries of other people. In the words of [Israeli novelist] A.B. Yehoshua, they are guests in other people’s hotels, and of course, they’ve outstayed their welcome.”

Transplanting Jews from Nazi-occupied Europe to America or Britain, he explains, “would not solve the problem. It would simply recreate anti-Semitism in another place. So you had to be cruel to be kind and say the only place of settlement was Palestine.”

Similarly, Zionism collaborated with Nazi Germany, in helping their economy afloat during the ban on Germany to sell their goods, Zionist worked with them to open up a market in Palestine and transferred some selected Jewry back to Palestine ( https://www.amazon.com/Transfer-Agreement-25th-Anniversary-Dramatic-Palestine/dp/0914153137 ), Below is an excerpt from review

The Transfer Agreement by Edwin Black tells the full account of how the Zionists worked with Hitler as middlemen to sell German exports during the worldwide, very effective, boycott against Germany in 1933 and later, that Jewish and non-Jewish groups around the world were supporting. They also made Israel/Palestine a major market for German goods under the agreement.

I didn’t realize that there was ever such a boycott that brought the early Nazi regime virtually to its knees. The German people were on the verge of starvation because they needed a strong export market and couldn’t sell their products under the boycott and were also burdened by the payments they had to make under the Treaty of Versailles. Because of the financial distress the Nazi national government created an official movement to create “One Pot Meals” that cost no more than 50 pfennigs so that people could survive the winters.

The Zionists, against the will of the majority of world Jewry, lied about the agreements they had made to get about 50,000 select Jews and a portion of their assets out of Germany and into Palestine. Then the Zionists took 90% of the assets to build Palestine and left them the rest to make their lives there. They also selected certain Jewish youth from other European countries that they put into training programs to teach them to help build Israel and arranged to get them to Palestine through the same program. They decided that the others would be left to deal with their fate in service to the creation of Israel. (I guess they didn’t have a voice in that decision.)

The Transfer Agreement and the abandonment of the worldwide boycott was a tremendous struggle among the various Jewish groups around the world and is still not well known or acknowledged.

The Patria disaster was the sinking on 25 November 1940 by the Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah of a French-built ocean liner, the 11,885-ton SS Patria, in the port of Haifa, killing 267 people and injuring 172.[1]

At the time of the sinking, Patria was carrying about 1,800 Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe whom the British authorities were deporting from Mandatory Palestine to Mauritius because they lacked entry permits. Zionist organizations opposed the deportation, and the underground paramilitary Haganah group planted a bomb intended to disable the ship to prevent it from leaving Haifa. — However, 267 people were declared missing — over 200 Jewish refugees[1] plus 50 crew and British soldiers — and another 172 were injured. Many of the dead were trapped in Patria’s hold and were unable to escape as she rolled on her side and sank.[11] 209 bodies were eventually recovered and buried in Haifa

Operation Condor, where US and Israel provided weapons to a collaborative effort of right-wing dictatorships in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay to combat the communist menace allegedly imperiling the hemisphere — lasted from the 1970s until the early 1980s and dispensed with some 80,000 people .

“The Argentinian regime and its supporters also targeted… Jewish civilians and espoused anti-Semitic rhetoric. Although just 2% of Argentina’s population was Jewish, between 10–15% of the people who were arrested, tortured, and disappeared during the Junta were Jewish.” A small price to pay, perhaps, to ensure the continued health of the arms industry.

There is a reason why Multiple Jewish historians, writers, ex IDF officals are openly Anti-Zionist because they understand that the state is not loyal to Jewish sentiments in general, and the concept of the state has overtaken morality, basic human rights, ethics, and eventually, it will put Jews in danger for both living in Israel and the diaspora. Will leave books and more sources if anyone is interested in understanding the context.

Around 50 percent of Jews believe in the coming of Messiah ( there is another sect of Jews for Jesus, who believe Jews were the Messiah), it’s a continued belief they had since they did not accept Jesus as a Messiah and it’s been in waiting, some belief that greater Israel and rebuilding of third temple will happen after the arrival of Messiah but they do not oppose the idea of expansionism and getting more Jews back to this land.

there is a concept that the messianic age will be turbulent, conflict, and war. Chabad, which is an Ashkenazi Jewish tribe believes in working toward bringing about the messianic age.

Education, To keep the hate relationship with Palestinians and Arabs in general, kids need to be indoctrinated from an early age; and this video is a clear reflection of it; we know ideas generated in early life go a long way and these kids must be taught early to ridicule Arab so once they join IDF its easy to follow policies of dehumanizing Arabs and does not question state attitude toward them.

In his book, One Nation Under Israel, Hurley explained the consequences of such indoctrination through the testimony of Israeli educator Shlomo Ariel, who had met with 10 groups, each made out of 50 Israelis about to enter the army, and discussed with them their perception of and attitudes towards Arabs.

“In each discussion group there were a few who proposed physically liquidating the Arabs, right down to the elderly, women, and children,” Hurley quoted Ariel as saying. “They received the comparison between Sabra and Shatila (massacres in Lebanon) and the Nazi destruction favourably and said with full candor that they would carry out such destruction with their own hands with no inhibitions or pangs of conscience. Not one expressed shock or reservations about these declarations…Many supported apartheid on the model of South Africa…In each group, there were not more than two to three holders of humanitarian, antiracist views.”

Marriage of Christian Zionism and Jewish Zionism

So these two ideas of bringing back the Jewish people to the land of Palestine married, relationships developed around different levels for both ideologies to be successful in their goals

Considering a common Jew ( however religious one would be) in the early 1800s-1900, it was not safe and made sense to leave one’s home, settled job, and family friends and go to a place that was not developed, ruled by Ottomans at that time. they need a motive and a good enough reason to move to such a place.

For these two ideologies to be successful, they need some families to start moving over to have some presence, on which they can build and gain momentum. this idea of moving needs to be planted, forced and pushed into the mind

Then they started collaborating on different levels, being part of different governments, newspaper organizations, military organizations…

If one is looking for a short version of understating this context then Ilan Pappe (Israeli Historian) summarized it well in one of his article

“… there are several historical contexts for what is going on now in Israel-Palestine that cannot be ignored. The wider historical context goes back to the mid-19th century when evangelical Christianity in the West turned the idea of the “return of the Jews” into a religious millennial imperative and advocated the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine as part of the steps that would lead to the resurrection of the dead, the return of the Messiah, and the end of time.

Theology became policy toward the end of the 19th century and in the years leading up to World War I for two reasons.

First, it worked in the interest of those in Britain wishing to dismantle the Ottoman Empire and incorporate parts of it into the British Empire. Second, it resonated with those within the British aristocracy, both Jews and Christians, who became enchanted with the idea of Zionism as a panacea for the problem of anti-Semitism in Central and Eastern Europe, which had produced an unwelcome wave of Jewish immigration to Britain.

When these two interests fused, they propelled the British government to issue the famous — or infamous — Balfour Declaration in 1917.

Jewish thinkers and activists who redefined Judaism as nationalism hoped this definition would protect Jewish communities from existential danger in Europe by homing in on Palestine as the desired space for the “rebirth of the Jewish nation”.

In the process, the cultural and intellectual Zionist project transformed into a settler colonial one — which aimed at Judaizing historical Palestine, disregarding the fact that it was inhabited by an Indigenous population.”

Diplomatically speaking, for example, British foreign secretary Lord Arthur James Balfour was a conservative Christian

https://www.jpost.com/opinion/christian-zionism-and-the-balfour-declaration-508034

Monetary Means

Not only were Jewish ultra-rich families in favor of creating a zionist state, but they did played a big role, as they were the first movers in creating the banking industry and also funded war and played on both sides, Ottomans were also debted to them in last part of its decline. Their motive could be driven by monetary and economic benefits when they realized a nation would be carved on a Muslim Land and there would be a lot of economic opportunities.

for example e.g, the Rothschild family has the monetary means to support this effort and helped buy Palestinian land

https://www.ynetnews.com/magazine/article/hjyolz00bh

https://www.dailysabah.com/opinion/columns/who-sold-palestine

Prof. Gottwein explains that the Rothschilds’ ability to avoid expropriation was due to their creation of a stratified power structure, their risk management skills, and their coordination as an international network.

They also challenged the political elites and aristocracy in their countries of residence, gradually becoming part of the British aristocracy and entering politics within the Liberal Party. They even helped in the purchase of shares in the Suez Canal and were behind the repeal of the ban on Jews being members of Parliament.

https://www.businessinsider.com/the-rothschild-gang-shadow-conspiracy-or-rumor-2011-6 , We can trace the roots of this antipathy as far back as the 19th century when the Rothschilds were the supreme financiers of the world. At that time, the family was already being accused of financing wars for their financial gain. The German writer Friedrich von Scherb wrote in his 1893 history of the family:

“The house of Rothschild has arisen from the quarrels between states, has become great and mighty from wars. The misfortune of states and peoples has been its fortune.”

This view that wars could not be fought without the support of Rothschild finance was shared by the left-wing English writer JA Hobson, who wrote in his book Imperialism: A Study (1902) that the Boer Wars had been funded by a small group of Jewish-German financiers, principally the Rothschilds, for economic gain.

“Does anyone seriously suppose that a great war could be undertaken by any European state, or a great state loan subscribed if the house of Rothschild and their connections set their face against it?” he wrote.

Other Dimensions Supporting Colonization

As we discussed above, the reductionist theologies of Christians and Jews's ultra-nationalistic goals, united to create a movement and demand the idea of occupation, along with powerful economic interest for the ultra-rich Jewish families, there are other forces and means that shaped this occupation.

  1. Colonization ideas, in general also promoted this occupation since this would allow the Western world to create an outpost in the Middle East, which reflected their ideas, and allowed them to physically exist to tap into resources, while virtually existing in the form of debiting countries through IMF.
  2. Over time military and intelligence-gathering collaboration increased between Israel and the US ( and with other European nations), this is needed to counter Russia and China’s influence in the region on the Middle East, which allows strong ties to develop between the two in sharing intelligence and Ops and supporting each other.
  3. Monitoring Oil Supply and trade routes, Israel’s positioning in the area also helps align its strategic interest in the region to counter any hostilities or Muslim government not toeing the line.
  4. With war lobbies and a Military Industrialist complex, the US has documented participation in 70 coups in different countries, and the main export for it is driven through weapon sales, The unstable Middle East serves this purpose well by selling more arms to the region
  5. The Holocaust played a bigger role in shaping this narrative of a Jewish homeland in Western minds and sympathy for the cause, promoting the story of oppressed people, and the solution to create a Jewish homeland makes perfect sense.

6. Jews have been historically persecuted, first by Christians ( because of Jesus’ crucifixion), but the same anti-semitism continues, e.g numerous pograms (a violent riot incited to massacre or expel an ethnic or religious group, particularly Jews), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogrom, have been recorded, some are due to the economic situation in the area or town, some by government forces or some by the mob; this needs more research as well but most of them transpired very quickly and Jews have to migrate ( 100,000 were killed in these, https://www.timesofisrael.com/20-years-before-the-holocaust-pogroms-killed-100000-jews-then-were-forgotten/)

It’s hard to determine how many of them were instigated and conspired to move the Jews back, but for all recent conflicts and wars Jews have been moving back to Israel ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliyah)

Yemen’s Jews furtively flee to Israel, leaving an ancient legacy behind https://www.cnn.com/2016/03/22/middleeast/yemen-jews-israel/index.html

Iraq, From 1951 to 1952, Operation Ezra and Nehemiah airlifted between 120,000 and 130,000 Iraqi Jews to Israel[1] via Iran and Cyprus. The massive emigration of Iraqi Jews was among the most climactic events of the Jewish exodus from the Muslim World. — The Iraqi Jewish Leaders had expressed anti-Zionist statements during the 1930s, but in 1944, they boldly and vehemently refused a similar request. They did so as a protest against the authorities’ treatment of the Jewish community and not because they had changed their minds about Zionism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ezra_and_Nehemiah

Immigration from Iran continued throughout the following decades. An estimated 70,000 Iranian Jews immigrated to Israel between 1948 and 1978. Following the Islamic Revolution in 1979

Ethiopia, Operation Moses was the covert evacuation of Ethiopian Jews (known as the “Beta Israel” community or the derogatory “Falashas”)[1] from Sudan during a civil war that caused a famine in 1984. Originally called Gur Aryeh Yehuda (“Cub of the Lion of Judah”) by Israelis, the United Jewish Appeal changed the name to “Operation Moses”

In the 1999–2002 Argentine political and economic crisis that caused a run on the banks, wiped out billions of dollars in deposits and decimated Argentina’s middle class, most of the country’s estimated 200,000 Jews were directly affected. Some 4,400 chose to start over and move to Israel, where they saw an opportunity

Ukraine war, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 triggered a wave of Jewish emigration from both countries, many of whom moved to Israel. Over 43,000 Jews from Russia and over 15,000 from Ukraine moved to Israel in 2022, accounting for almost 80% of Israel’s total immigration that year.

Demographic issues with the Zionist

Demography is also against Jewish and Christian Zionism, which means if they need to make a push for greater Israel, now is the time; otherwise, it will be a distant dream.

Within Israel’s population ( https://aspeniaonline.it/israel-a-demographic-ticking-bomb-in-todays-one-state-reality/) Arab population is increasing and with Aliya, more non-Jew Jews are coming because of monetary benefits, Secular Jews birth rate is slow while only Jews population increasing mostly because of Sepherdi — — As of 2020, haredi women are outnumbering any other Israeli group fertility rate, with 6.6 children on average, compared to 2.1 children per secular woman. This represents an annual growth of more 4% and 24% in the past five years for the Haredi community. Despite favoring the Israeli side of the demographic war against the Arabs, the threefold increase of the Israeli ultra-Orthodox population will put a strain on Israeli economics and its society, as the Haredim are net recipients of social welfare expenditures and do not contribute to bearing either the security or the fiscal burden. Similarly, Haredi are limited to participating in IDF which puts an additional load on more Secular and Conservative Jews to participate in IDF as well as pay taxes to keep the economy going

The younger generation ( mainly due to social media influence) is refusing to join IDF, https://www.businessinsider.com/israel-gen-z-facing-prison-ostracization-refusing-join-idf-gaza-2023-12

Within Evangelic Christians, faith is in decline, especially with the younger generation, which means fewer votes and funding for the cause they serve, and it’s hard to convince the younger generation on certain acute ideas https://www.pewresearch.org/religion/2019/10/17/in-u-s-decline-of-christianity-continues-at-rapid-pace/

With the Muslim diaspora increasing in Western countries, especially in Europe they will form a big block and affect politics and once they engage in civil matters will be a hard sell to the general public. Also, Islam is growing rapidly in Western countries which adds another portion and voice to the Muslim population in the West.

Premises of the letter.

1) Why US support Israel with around 4B every year, do you see any example in history where a country serves another ( which is better in terms of health care, education, and food quality) while it has homelessness, education debt, etc, what is the purpose?

2) It is Christians who are the ones (mostly) who persecuted Jews (because of Jesus' crucifixion) what changed in the last 200 years or so that they love Israel and Jews more than then their selves.

3) Does Peace serve the US weapon Industry or Geo-politics in the area?

4) Why people like Hague (openly Anti-Semitic) are invited to podiums, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_NQt0gB-V4&t=5s

5) Why the concept of state is supreme in Israel and is treated as sudo God; which requires children to be taught hate early in their life?

6) Where is the policy document or strategy; toward peace; when the US with all its might is with Israel and it can bomb a country; manipulate and remove leaders as it wishes; put sanctions on any country as it sees fit; and then why it cannot help Israel with a peace problem?

Ultimately Jews need to decide for themselves, what is good for them, would they want to keep up with the status quo and have these forces; use their history and sacrifices to keep gathering more people to this land, and displace existing people through force and persecution and ultimately create a great Israel.

Greater Israel, just not mean more suffering and death of more Arabs, but it also will be at the expense of the life losses of Jews; also undermining their safety and lives; since they will need to be at the forefront of fighting a war forever; and live in a constant threat, instead of finding the peace, they always desire and which their forefather hold when moving to this land.

Also, Israelis need to understand, that the US's aggressive policies toward different nations ( it said that the USA is directly or indirectly involved in 70 coups around the world) worked while not compromising the US citizens because they live between two oceans but the same would not be true for Israel.

Instead, Israel should be more focused on developing regional relationships, which could not happen if it continues to pose an aggressive posture toward its neighbor and their people.

In my opinion,

In Jewish culture, it says that when there are two Jews there are three opinions; so hope you do not take my opinion lightly.

Earlier in the article, I stated that I wanted to establish a relationship with Jews as a nation that is chosen by God to deliver its message; it is a moral covenant and not based on race, land, glory, or wealth. though most of you have moved past the religious paradigm. But still, God's law holds, even today.

Quran states that Jews were given power in the land but they caused corruption; so God sent them a warning to return and remind them of their promises; and it intends to do the same in the future.

talking about the Babylonian period: (Al Quran 17:4–5) And We warned the Children of Israel in the Scripture, “You will certainly cause corruption in the land twice, and you will become extremely arrogant. When the first of the two warnings would come to pass, We would send against you some of Our servants of great might, who would ravage your homes. This would be a warning fulfilled.

talking about the Roman period: (Al Quran 17:7) And when the second warning would come to pass, your enemies would be left to totally disgrace you and enter the Temple of Jerusalem as they (their predecessors) entered it the first time, and utterly destroy whatever would fall into their hands.

(Al Quran 17:8) Perhaps your Lord will have mercy on you if you repent, but if you return to sin, We will return to punishment (by sending another army).

The Bible has a similar passage, where it states punishment will be multiplied seven times over.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus+26&version=NIV

9 “‘I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you. 10 You will still be eating last year’s harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new. 11 I will put my dwelling place[a] among you, and I will not abhor you. 12 I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people. 13 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high.

Punishment for Disobedience

14 “‘But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands, 15 and if you reject my decrees and abhor my laws and fail to carry out all my commands and so violate my covenant, 16 then I will do this to you: I will bring on you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and sap your strength. You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it. 17 I will set my face against you so that you will be defeated by your enemies; those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee even when no one is pursuing you.

18 “‘If after all this you will not listen to me, I will punish you for your sins seven times over. 19 I will break down your stubborn pride and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze. 20 Your strength will be spent in vain, because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of your land yield their fruit.

I understand the history of Jewish persecution, it makes perfect sense to have a state where they can live according to their way of life; every community and person should have the right to establish a way of life and society according to what they deem fit; that is why we have free will to choose. Similarly, every life is precious and sacred and should be saved and protected; at the end of the day we are all equal in the eyes of the creator and we will be judged based on our actions and intentions. This life is a temporary abode and we can all live peacefully which mostly was the case during the Ottoman era.

So now the question is if you want to keep a state that is driven by the idea of colonization and to serve the US empire; for geopolitics and control over the region, and to also serve Evangelical Christians of making Israel great and bigger to set the stage of second coming of Jesus ( in between, which is also based on wrong theology) at the cost of more Jews suffering.

then please continue supporting your government ( who are lobbied by these above groups) in maintaining the status quo; and keep the people divided and confused so they can select a leader who will continue on this destructive path. and also red hiefer are prepared for you in Texas to purify the priest who will serve in the third temple.

But if not, work toward peace ..

For the above groups to be successful; peace does not suit them; but war; instability and conflict are better suited to keep the people divided and in constant fear. So if we want to move the area toward peace these are my recommendations.

Dismantle any influence of Christian Evangelicals, lobbying the Israeli government, or making tours to Israel; similarly, any effort by the Israeli government or people forming a relationship with these groups should be avoided and discouraged.

Promotion of laws in government that members should hold only Israeli citizenship, and make laws that no foreign aid should be taken especially from the US.

Disengagement of any form of military alliance, or people serving as foreign nationals in the Israeli military should be discouraged and laws should be made to criminalize it legally.

Some populations of Jews for example.g Haredi are paid stipends just to study Torah and do not participate in the economy; these groups can easily be manipulated to support right-wing; extreme parties; so if laws can be made to discourage that; politicians will not be able to manipulate these groups.

Political advocacy to make sure a candidate is elected who is more pro-peace and supports more anti-US (anti-imperialist) policies.

Education revamped; so books are more inclusive and text that is based on hate and causes division should be removed; hold Arabs to be equal and emphasize ethics, morality, and secularism.

Presurrize government in the creation of one state government in the land of Palestine; where both Arabs and Jews hold equal rights and have the right to have a land, do any business, participate in government, and have access to other government facilities and not be treated as second-class citizens.

Pressurize the government to let Arab leadership develop and minimize interference in their daily routine, we need to understand how power works; any type of agreement is between parties; who recognize each other; and respect their rights and entities else there is no agreement; and mostly just done for ceremonious purposes.

Protest against the government to Remove all West Bank settlements immediately, and no facilities will be provided to those inhabitants.

If the government does not feel threatened by the people it will keep the status quo and keep the international order intact; it needs to be forced to think for its people; and its region and their future.

Please do not let anyone scapegoat you in driving their agendas and purposes, and please try to hold ethics, morality, and law higher than ethnicity, land, and state; because they transcend into higher objectives, and at the end, we will be accountable for our actions.

Sources:

https://apnews.com/article/a02fec9f026449b49751a05e1dd4ef6f

Further reading on Christian Zionism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hechler

https://politicalresearch.org/2010/01/18/the-new-christian-zionism-and-the-jews-a-lovehate-relationship

Further reading on Jewish Zionism

https://www.progressiveisrael.org/ben-gurions-notorious-quotes-their-polemical-uses-abuses/

https://asawinstanley.substack.com/p/long-history-of-zionist-nazi-collaboration

https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0SF151/

Zionism and Dajjal, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU9CN7ae33s

Further reading on Jewish Messiah

https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1157486/jewish/Moshiach-An-Introduction.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaim_Weizmann

https://www.thejc.com/news/features/a-family-that-helped-build-a-new-nation-kkakggbe

Greater Israel: https://rossingcenter.org/judaisms/eretz-israel/

Jewish historians and writers who are Anti-Zionist

Meet Meital Yaniv, Former Israeli Soldier Turned Anti-Zionist Organizer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebsG_YRV3ak

This Israeli Soldier Fought In Gaza. Now He Speaks Out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0KKHIS9D7I&t=639s

https://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/about/organization

https://www.amazon.com/Gaza-Inquest-into-Its-Martyrdom/dp/0520295714

https://www.amazon.com/Zionism-During-Holocaust-weaponisation-service/dp/1803693045

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/8/30/reappearing-the-disappeared-of-operation-condor

https://www.amazon.com/Zionism-Age-Dictators-Lenni-Brenner/dp/0985890991

https://www.amazon.com/Generals-Son-Journey-Israeli-Palestine/dp/1682570029

https://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Years-War-Palestine-Colonialism/dp/1250787653

https://aninjusticemag.com/how-zionists-became-the-new-nazis-5363d48906d5

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2023/11/5/why-israel-wants-to-erase-context-and-history-in-the-war-on-gaza

https://www.amazon.com/Ethnic-Cleansing-Palestine-Ilan-Pappe/dp/1851685553

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patria_disaster

https://www.amazon.com/Decolonizing-Israel-Liberating-Palestine-Colonialism/dp/0745343392/

https://www.amazon.com/Palestine-Hijacked-Zionism-Forged-Apartheid/dp/1623718198/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1704518221&refinements=p_27%3AThomas+Su%C3%A1rez&s=books&sr=1-1&text=Thomas+Su%C3%A1rez

Zionism Before Herzl (1882–1896)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGWQUilit9Q

The Struggle for a Free Palestine | Miko Peled | Challenging the Zionist Narrative of Palestine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT51DJu1acc

How Zionists collaborated with the Nazis, in conversation with Tony Greenstein | EI Podcast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9evhLCuA_k

A Christian Explains What Christians don’t Know about I$RAEL

https://youtu.be/mqqEwQHesZo?si=0BE83MMLXv-rJL39

With God on Our Side (2010) | Full Movie | Evan Albertyn | Gary Burge | Ron Dart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NahTjAsDThs

The Historical Roots of Christian Zionism, its Theological Basis and Political Agenda

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPGlgz1zC-4&t=3624s

Understanding The Myths And Realities Of Israel | Ilan Pappe | TMR

Christian Zionism

The Extreme Ambitions of West Bank Settlers
https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/the-extreme-ambitions-of-west-bank-settlers

Why Are Americans So Uniquely Provoked by Israel — A Foreign Country?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psUDKHXk-a8

Netanyahu speaking on Palestine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tsz2LftcGA

US senators talking why they support Zionism
https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/1717363331324088535

Christian Zionism part 1: Tracing the Lines of a Warmongering Heresy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlRjFBSNy1M

Why Evangelical Christians Love Israel | VICE on HBO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo77sTGpngQ

America’s Christian Zionists: Israel’s strategic weapon?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bprofax5SPk

One in four American Christians say they believe it is their biblical responsibility to support the nation of Israel.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/05/14/half-of-evangelicals-support-israel-because-they-believe-it-is-important-for-fulfilling-end-times-prophecy/

But why are there so many Christian Zionists in America?
https://twitter.com/conmomma/status/1719815836850872556

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