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As a Middle East specialist, hear and consider my reaction to the on-going criticism against Presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson in regards to his statement: “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. . . .” [See: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/20/founding-father-samuel-adams-say-ben-carsons-opposition-muslim-president/ ].
And hear this unique discussion on the constant violence and harassment on the Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives against Jewish and Christian visitors / worshippers in Jerusalem, with special guest, Director Jeff Daube of the Zionist Organization of America’s Jerusalem Office.
How can the violence be stopped in these areas of tremendous historic and religious significance to millions worldwide? Over 150,000 Jewish graves, where from time immemorial, the tombs of the Prophets such as Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi, as well as such modern leaders as Prime Minister of Israel, Menachem Begin and others, are buried.
Meanwhile, nearly 40,000 gravesites have been destroyed or damaged as Muslim Arabs desecrate their own al-Aksa Mosque today in order to store-up weapons to attack both the living and the graves of the dead in areas where King David of Israel once ruled with purpose and destiny and where Jesus of Nazareth once lived to share the meaning and purpose of life which is to love and glorify God with your whole heart, as recorded by still another former leader of Israel, 120-year-old Moses, upon writing the book of Deuteronomy. (See chapter 6:5).
Learn of the disgraceful reactions to the firebombs and rocks aimed at the innocent in Jerusalem by the United States’ State Department and King Abdullah of Jordan.
Inform leaders in Washington on what ought to be the reactions by the United States, a nation that should be leading the war against Islamic terrorism.
And has the recent treaty signed by the Vatican with Palestinian authorities, formalizing a basic agreement between the Catholic Church and the Palestine Liberation Organization, PLO, a terrorist organization back in 2000, formally declaring the Holy See’s support for the creation of a Palestinian state – a state of terror on Israel’s border, led to increased terror? Has the Vatican actually provoked an uptick in terrorism in Jerusalem by emboldening the Islamic enemies of peace?
Also, hear Ann Coulter’s reaction to multiple expressions of solidarity with the state of Israel by conservative, Republican 2016 presidential candidates.
Then listen-in to a conversation I had with Harvey Schwartz, Chairman, Israel steering committee for the International Committee for the Preservation of Har Hazeitim, (Mount of Olives) in Jerusalem in August.
Coulter’s statement is not only racist, but fails to consider the latest trends by Jewish voters for the Republican Party. Chairman Schwartz makes clear that 80% of American Jews living in Israel voted Republican in the last presidential election in 2012, while nearly 4 million Christians chose not to vote, and 50% of Catholic voters went to the polls to re-elect President Obama. [See: http://www.redstate.com/diary/griffinelection/2012/11/14/what-went-wrong-in-2012-the-case-of-the-4-million-missing-voters/ ].