Christian Zionism




Published on Aug 14, 2012

The fundamentalist and evangelical Protestant Christians in the US who fervently embrace Israel are the single most important block of non-Jewish American supporters of the Zionist state and its policies. But few of these "Christian Zionists" realize just what an odd minority they are among the world's Christians, and how out of step their views are with traditional Christian principles. Christian Zionists reject the ethical values of Jesus as laid out in the Gospels, and betray fellow Christians in Palestine who are victims of Israeli dispossession and oppression. They also reject the US foreign policy principles laid out by George Washington and other founders, who warned against "entangling alliances" with foreign countries, and holding a "passionate attachment" to foreign states.