An evangelical pastor from Texas was recently a featured speaker at a conference sponsored by two Islamist organizations. His appearance has raised a few questions. Back with us today to answer those questions is Dexter Van Zile (meforum.org), now Managing Editor at the Middle East Forum. He and John discuss the differences between Islamic adherents and Islamists as well as how some evangelical leaders have begun to ingratiate themselves toward a group that wants no compromise whatsoever. They also look at the strange bedfellows of Islamists and far leftists – two groups who share anti-American sentiment but really can't stand each other.
There has been an erosion of positions in the West on issues that should be firmly held, including that of Israel and anti-Semitism. Back with us today is CAMERA's Christian Media Analyst Dexter Van Zile (camera.org). He describes his battles against anti-Semitism and concludes that it is becoming more and more dangerous for Diaspora Jews. There is widespread hypocrisy regarding the issue of tolerance and Jews in large measure find themselves on the losing side of that hypocrisy. In the overarching battle, the message seems to be about depriving Jews of their rights – both in Israel and here in America.
Today, more and more religious groups – many evangelical – are joining the bandwagon of anti-Zionism. Why is that? Back with us today is Dexter Van Zile (camera.org), Christian Media Analyst at CAMERA, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis. He discusses what historically has happened when society tries to replace God and/or attempts to establish a utopia – Jews get hurt and eventually so does humanity. The Marxist takeover in the West right now is doing just that. And it may explain how religious groups have allowed social justice – and by extension anti-Zionism – to gain a foothold.
Critical race theory has taken hold in education, but now that it has been roundly rejected by a majority of the people, teachers unions and educrats are running away from it. First up on the show this week is Lindsey Curnutte (heritageaction.com), Press Secretary for Heritage Action for America. She looks at how the NEA seems to be washing their hands of CRT, erasing it completely from their website. She also promotes Heritage's new e-book on how to combat critical race theory, which you can find at crtbook.com.
Because of CRT and the many other Marxist theories that have been taught to children for decades, many of today's youth don't want to debate and don't seem capable of understanding history as it actually was. Anne-Christine Hoff (jarvis.edu), Professor of English at Jarvis Christian College in Texas, joins us. She discusses how ideological youth make claims they can't back up or defend and then call you a racist if you disagree with them. That is classic Marxism. She also looks at how many Christian universities haven't stepped up to address these issues.
This toxic ideology has spilled out of universities onto the street as our next guest can attest. Back with us is longtime friend of the show Dexter Van Zile (camera.org), Christian Media Analyst for CAMERA. He describes the horrible treatment he endured during a Students for Palestine rally at a university campus in Boston. There's a degradation of civility in the U.S. and a significant part of that is aimed at Jews and supporters of Israel. That campaign is in part a result of untrue narratives being perpetuated throughout the education system.
We wrap up today's show with Tara Ross (saveourstates.com), Advisor at the group Save Our States. She examines the checks and balances that keep absolute power from any one branch of government, focusing on the For the People Act, which has been shot down for now but will not go away. She also looks at 2020 election-related procedures that did not go through proper channels and egregious overreach by governors during the pandemic.
The word psyops is most often used in describing crazy conspiracy theories, but there's actually psychological warfare being conducted on U.S. soil right now – and it's not a theory. Joining us today is Dexter Van Zile (camera.org), Christian Media Analyst for CAMERA, and he describes what happened to him during a Students for Palestine rally at the University of Massachusetts campus in Boston. A few days later, a rabbi in Boston was stabbed 8 times. There's a degradation of civility in the U.S. and a significant part of that is aimed at Jews and supporters of Israel. This psychological, and at times physically violent, warfare is a result of untrue narratives being perpetuated throughout the media and in the education system.
The World Council of Churches has always found a reason to condemn Israel, but now they seem to be backing away from the BDS movement, something they have supported for the last two decades. Why is that? Back with us today is Dexter Van Zile (camera.org), Christian Media Analyst with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis. He looks at evidence that the WCC has in fact supported BDS over the years, but may be opting out now due to political concerns. They haven’t spoken out about religious persecution in China yet. We’ll see if they will.
HR1 is a new bill in Congress that, if passed, will codify every suspect procedure involved in the 2020 election – vote by mail, no voter ID, no voter roll cleaning, etc. J. Christian Adams (www.publicinterestlegal.org), President of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, joins us briefly to discuss this new bill. Attempts are being made to make that which is illegal legal.
We then transition to Kurt Hyde (thenewamerican.com), contributor to The New American magazine, who offers possible solutions to HR1, moving back to the fairly secure and reasonable voting procedures of the past. Can we have election reform if HR1 passes?
Censorship is running rampant today, but the media, who should be upholding freedom of speech, are instead advocating for more censorship. John Tierney (city-journal.org), Contributor Editor to the City Journal, is with us to discuss the ramp up of censorship since the Capitol violence and the hypocrisy of the media who did nothing when leftists called for violence during the Trump administration. When freedom is ignored, totalitarianism isn't too far behind.
Finally this week, Palestinian leaders are blaming Israel for not providing them with Covid vaccines, even though they had already procured some elsewhere. Back with us is Dexter Van Zile (www.camera.org), Christian Media Analyst with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis. He points to a bigger picture than just a vaccine controversy – statehood for Palestine and isolation for Israel.
Recently, Palestinian leaders procured Covid vaccines from Russia but quickly turned around and blamed Israel for not sending some of their own supply of vaccines. Back with us today is Dexter Van Zile (camera.org), Christian Media Analyst with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis. He looks at who is responsible for healthcare in the Palestinian territories and posits that the vaccine controversy may be pointing to a bigger picture. Now that President Trump is no longer on the world scene, there is a push to solidify Palestinian statehood and isolate Israel.
China is positioning itself to become the world's biggest superpower, replacing the U.S. as leader on the world stage. Retired U.S. Navy Intelligence Captain James Fanell is back with us this week from his home in Switzerland. Chinese leadership is saying one thing, but their actions convey something completely different. Under President Trump, we were attempting to stay even with China, but with the new Biden administration, we may lose any advantage we once had. With their aggressive tactics, will China surpass the U.S. as the world's most dominant superpower?
Reading from the leftist playbook, groups aligned with the BDS movement in Israel are now shouting 'Jewish supremacism!' Dexter Van Zile (www.camera.org), Christian Media Analyst with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis, discusses how Christian groups are getting caught up in untrue narratives from different anti-Israel groups and justifying their actions against the Jewish state.
Finally this week, we look at the case of Kevin Clinesmith, the FBI lawyer who plead guilty to falsifying evidence during the Spygate scandal in 2016. He was recently sentenced to probation – effectively a slap on the wrist. We welcome back Thomas Lifson (www.americanthinker.com), Founder and Editor of American Thinker, who reviews the Clinesmith case and shows how the establishment circles their wagons and always seems to weather the storm while the little guy is afforded no such protections.
Straight from the 'tag anything not leftist as white supremacism' playbook here in America, groups aligned with the BDS movement in Israel are now shouting 'Jewish supremacism!' Back with us today to dive into this is Dexter Van Zile (camera.org), Christian Media Analyst with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis. Political narratives from different groups are spun instead of reality and that leads to justification for actions against Israel. Christian groups are caught up in it, noting that since Jewish groups inside Israel are beating up on Israel, then it's OK to do so as well. In short, believing the untrue narrative forces Christian groups to lie about Israel.