Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What do ISIL, Israel, and Evangelicals have in common?

A lot!

Washingtons Blog has an article on Israel claiming that it is losing support among its biggest ally – the Evangelicals.  This is excellent news. But if we look at the timeline of this write up, it starts in January and again March. It is within this timeline timeline that ISIL and its atrocities were brought into our living rooms via tweeter, youtube, and nightly news. Not a coincidence. The end of the Cold War left Israel in an awkward place. According to The Jerusalem Report, in 1991, the idea that radical Islam would replace communism had taken seed among the Israeli right. The basis of the idea was founded on the neoconservatives fear that with the demise of the Soviet Union, and the splintering of the America’s right wing faction, there would no longer be an unconditional support for a U.S.-Israel alliance. This seems almost like a redux – a recycled policy - It worked then, why not now? So ISIL not only puts Islam in a terrible light, but the ruthless terrorists killing everyone in their path (though they seem to have no hostility toward Israel!), is once again in obvious view  and in fact, overshadowing the barbarity of Israeli actions.   I don't believe in coincidences.  

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