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More Churches Need to Support a Secular One-State Solution for Palestine-Israel

By Roger Copple
 World Without Empire!

March 7, 2024

After the Holocaust, the idea of creating a safe homeland for the Jews in Palestine through Zionism became more popular. Then the State of Israel in Palestine was officially established in 1948.

Beginning in the 1920s, Jews mostly from Europe started immigrating into Palestine increasingly. The ethnic cleansing or removal of Palestinians from their homeland started becoming systematic in 1948 with  Plan Dalet (or Plan D). The current Israel-Hamas war and the impending destruction of Ramah, the  last safe zone for Palestinians in Gaza, could lead to WW3, as tensions among nations increase. According to a  leaked document the Israeli plan is to push Palestinians from Gaza into refugee camps in the Sinai desert of Egypt.

Zionism has not made a safe place for Jews in Palestine. It has only caused Arabs in the Middle East to feel increasingly indignant toward the State of Israel, and it shouldn't be too hard to understand why. Starting with the  Nakba, which means "catastrophe" in Arabic, there was a violent expulsion of approximately three quarters of all Palestinians (more than 750,000) from their homes and homeland by Zionist militias and the new Israeli army during the process of Israel's establishment (1947-1949).

What is needed is international pressure for the Israelis to dismantle  Zionism democratically to create a safe homeland for the Jews, Muslims, and Christians currently living in the State of Israel and the Israeli-occupied State of Palestine.

A one-state solution is better than a two-state solution, but even a two-state solution would be better than the current apartheid state of settler colonialism, which is now finishing the job of removing as many Palestinians from Palestine as possible.

Isn't Zionism just another form of imperialism? A two-state solution would just encourage the land-grab expansionism that we have today. What the Nazis did to the Jews, the Zionist Israeli Jews are doing to the Palestinians.

Not all Christians and Jews support Zionism, but most evangelical, Baptist, Pentecostal, and megachurch Christians do with their belief in  dispensational premillennialism. And these churches are currently the fastest growing! US evangelicals are an important constituency for Israel, but younger evangelical Christians are becoming less supportive of Israel. As stated in the subtitle of this  article: Israel's treatment of Palestinians is increasingly seen as unfair-it is turning younger churchgoers away from Christian Zionism.

The dwindling  mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Peace churches that do not support  Christian Zionism need to study and believe in the Bible, deepen their relationship with God, and become anti-war activists. They need to oppose and demonstrate against the endless wars. Then their churches will start making a comeback, and they will be more pleasing to God.

A one-state secular integration of Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Palestine-Israel could even become a democratic model for establishing world peace if we equally empower the 7 largest political parties in a unicameral legislature and give those political parties proportionate control over the mainstream media as well.

Peace in Palestine-Israel is not likely to happen soon. According to a recent survey,  2/3 of Jewish Israelis oppose humanitarian aid to Palestinians starving in Gaza. But all things according to God's will are possible if we pray, believe, and work to make it happen. And if the majority of citizens in Palestine-Israel in the future choose to be Christian, Muslim, or Jewish-let it be.

References

 Peoples Dispatch. org : "Millions March for Palestine": International Day of Action Called for March 2-March 1, 2024

 St Pete 4 peace. org : "I will no longer be complicit in genocide"-Aaron Bushnell-February 29, 2024

 Times of Israel. com : Gantz: Israel will launch Rafah offensive if hostages not returned by Ramadan-by Sam Sokol-February 18, 2024 The holy Muslim month of Ramadan begins this year on March 10.

 AP News. com : Palestinians cling to life in Rafah, a town likely to be Israel's next focus in the war on Hamas-Several large photographs with captions-February 24, 2024

 Middle East Monitor. com : All Eyes on Rafah: Israel's brutal evacuation plan-3 min, 20 sec-February 14, 2024

More than 100 days and 75 years of Genocide-by Sarah Abashaar-9 min, 41 sec-February 2, 2024

The Myth of Israel's 'Democracy'-with Ilan Pappe-The Chris Hedges Report-47 min, 50 sec-January 2024

 Religion News. com : Evangelical Christians must rethink their reflexive support for Israel-by Gregory Khalil-Read and listen: 11 min, 5 sec-May 27, 2021

 the conversation. com: Anti-war protests 50 years ago helped mold the modern Christian right which supported the Vietnam War-May 2, 2018

 Book: After Zionism: One State for Israel and Palestine

 Book: The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine-by Ilan Pappe

The two files below are from my website WorldWithoutEmpire. com:

 Current Events Regarding the Israel-Hamas War-Articles and Videos-8 pages

 Not All Christians and Jews Support Zionism-Articles and Videos-8 pages

This originally appeared on  WorldWithoutEmpire.com.

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