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.
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.
What is Israel's government like behind the scenes? Who better to reveal that than our old friend, author and Middle East expert Avi Lipkin (avilipkin.net). He joins us from his home east of Jerusalem for a candid conversation. He describes the new incoming government and why former Prime Minister Netanyahu's time in power ended. He also reveals that there is a surprising amount of socialists within the Israeli government and military in that country's version of a deep state. And you don't want to miss the story of Avi, a Jewish man, having dinner with a neo-Nazi and the lessons learned there! Never a dull moment when Avi's here.