Among the most exciting moments in this process of Redemption is watching the pieces come together. Anyone can do this. (You don't have to be a prophet!) Just by being an observer of the human scene,...current events, talk radio, internet news and daily experiences,--all this can be eye-opening about how the Rebbe's prophecy is being fulfilled.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Jon Voight: There will be world peace when the nations come to appreciate the Jews.

Jon Voight
In this interview at the Jewish film festival in Los Angeles, 2012, Hollywood star Jon Voight seems to be highly aware that we are in the time of the final Redemption. The way he talks about the changes in the former Soviet Union betrays a deeper understanding,--that the fall of the "evil empire" was the beginning of a new Era. When he says, “There will be peace on earth when all nations come to appreciate the Jews,” he adds, "I mean it. I mean it,” hinting at the importance of recognizing the role of the Jewish people in bringing the world to a perfect state.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Muslim Turns From Hatred to Love of Israel.

" If I can go from chanting 'Death to Israel' in Trafalgar Square to proudly supporting Israel, then change is really possible."
                  - Kasim Hafeez

In the end of days it is foretold that the Arabs will recognize that Israel belongs to the Jewish people and they will willingly give it to them. Perhaps we see glimmers of this in radical Muslims who come to appreciate Israel and renounce terrorism. (Thanks to D. BenAbou)
Israel News

Muslim, Zionist and proud

Op-ed: His father praised Hitler, but Kasim Hafeez writes about love for Israel, Jewish people
Kasim Hafeez
Published: 04.25.12, 17:27 / Israel Opinion
Growing up in the Muslim community in the UK I was exposed to materials and opinions at best condemning Israel, painting Jews as usurpers and murderers, and at worse calling for the wholesale destruction of the "Zionist Entity" and all Jews. In short, there was no accommodating a Jewish State in the Middle East.
To grow up around this constant barrage of hatred directed at Israel has a massive effect on an individual’s own opinions. More disturbingly, many of these people weren’t radical or extreme, but when it was about Israel the most vicious of rhetoric poured out, coupled with the casual anti-Semitism that seemed too prevalent, when the phrase "stop being a Jew" used as an insult.

My father, however, was much more brazen in his hatred, boasting of how Adolf Hitler was a hero, his only failing being that he didn't kill enough Jews.

By the time I had reached 18 I was completely indoctrinated to the fold of radical Islamism. My hate for Israel and for the Jews was fuelled by images of death and destruction, set to the backdrop of Arabic melodies about Jihad and speeches ofHezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah or Osama Bin Laden.

These views were reinforced when I attended Nakba Day rallies, where speakers predicted Israel's demise as Hezbollah flags were waved proudly in the centre of London.

The Case for Israel

Was there a case for Israel? In my mind, of course not, there was no shadow of doubt. Even the most moderate clerics I came across refused to condemn terrorism against Israel as unjustified; the Jews must obviously deserve it, I believed.

So what changed? How could I go from all this hatred to the great love for and affinity with Israel and the Jewish people? I found myself in the Israel and Palestine section of a local bookstore and picked up a copy of Alan Dershowitz’s The Case for Israel. Given my worldview, the Jews and Americans controlled the media, so after brief look at the back, I scoffed thinking "vile Zionist propaganda."

I did, however, decide to buy it, content that I would shortly be deconstructing this propaganda piece, showing that Israel had no case and claiming my findings as a personal victory for the Palestinian cause.