JEWISH NATION EXPLAINED
by: Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
OF ISRAEL OR THE END OF ISRAEL?
5:15 - "I will go and return to My place; til they acknowledge their
offence, and seek My face, i their affliction they will see me
is one of the most significant scriptures in the entire Bible dealing
with the 'Second Coming', the rapture of Jesus Christ our Lord."
and let us return unto the Lord: for He hath torn, and He will bind
us up. After two days will He revive us in the third day He will
raise us up, and we shall live in His sight." (Hosea 6:1-2)
WERE THE SINS OF THE JEWISH NATION?
of years ago, the Old Testament prophet pin-pointed the sins of the
Jewish nation in:
1 - The Jewish nation breaking the Mosaic Covenant and
2 - The Jewish nation rejecting their Messiah, Jesus Christ, as well
as their terrible suffering and return to God in repentance and faith
in the last days
nearly 2000 years, the Church of Jesus Christ has lived in the hope of
His promised return. Old Testament prophets HAD FORETOLD IN DETAIL the
time and place of His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miraculous
ministry, His vicarious death and His glorious resurrection. They also
prophesied His second advent and triumphant millennial reign.
HAS THE JEWISH NATION SUFFERED AND BEEN PERSECUTED OVER THE MILLENNIA'S?
UNDERLYING REASON for the terrible suffering, pain and sorrows meted out
to the Jews of the Jewish Nation over centuries and millennia, is because
they broke the covenant Moses made with God on their behalf.
you doubt that, read the 28th chapter of Deuteronomy which details the
blessings of God upon Israel if they keep the covenant (Deuteronomy
28:1-14) and the curses of God upon Israel if they break the
covenant (Deuteronomy 28: 15-68).
SECOND REASON the Jews have been hated and persecuted for thousands
of years - which actually only accounts for only a limited period of 'one
generation' - is that the Jewish Nation rejected their Messiah!
stated, "Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men,
and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them
shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to
UPON YOU (only that specific generation which rejected Jesus as their
Messiah, not subsequent generations!) may come all the righteous blood
shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of
Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the
altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them
which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children
together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye
your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not
see Me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is He that cometh in the
name of the Lord." (Matthew 23:34-39 KJV)
JEWS REJECTING THE MESSIAH WAS JUST ONE OF A LONG LIST OF SINS
Note: The Jews rejection of the Messiah was only the tip of the iceberg
in a long list of "killing the prophets & stoning them that have
been sent to you"
a matter of fact, the crucifixion of Jesus was not included in the reason
for God's judgment upon them. Jesus specified the blood shed from Abel to
Zacharias. He did not mention His own blood!
CENTURIES, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH SAID THE JEWISH RACE WAS CURSED
centuries, the Roman Catholic Church as well as some Protestant Churches
said the Jewish race was cursed because of their rejection &
condemnation of Jesus Christ which culminated in His crucifixion by the
teaching was terribly flawed and became a tool which was used to
denigrate & destroy Jewish people! For centuries, Jews were called
Christ killers and only recently has the Roman Catholic Church renounced
that evil, devilish doctrine! It’s almost bizarre that the Roman
Catholic Church would call Jews by that terrible name, since it was
Italians (Romans) who crucified Jesus Christ our Lord. Yet no one thought
of calling Italians, 'Christ-killers'.
REAL REASON FOR JEWS SUFFERING IS NOT THE DEAL THEY MADE WITH PONTIUS
real reason for Jewish suffering is not because they made a deal with
Governor Pontius Pilate, saying: "Let His blood be upon us and upon
our children." (Matthew 27:25)
me make myself abundantly clear on this point: It is impossible for the
blood of Jesus to harm anyone or bring any curse upon Jews or anyone
else! THE BLOOD OF JESUS BRINGS ONLY FORGIVENESS, HEALING & ETERNAL
LIFE! IT CANNOT BRING A CURSE! (1 John 1:7; Colossians 1:20)
BROKE THE COVENANT WITH GOD AND THIS IS THE REASON FOR THEIR SUFFERING
repeat: Israel's grievous sin of breaking their covenant with God is the
primary reason for their suffering.
Bible says, "But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken
unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all His commandments
and His statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses
shall come upon thee, and overtake thee." (Deuteronomy 28:15)
LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou
settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until
thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby
thou hast forsaken me."
LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed
thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it."
LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an
inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with
blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou
perish." (Deuteronomy 28::20-22)
LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and
with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.
LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of
thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou
shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and
spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee." (Deuteronomy
the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed,
even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of
He will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid
of; and they shall cleave unto thee."
every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of
this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven
for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy
it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good,
and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you,
and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land
whither thou goest to possess it.
the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the
earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which
neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone."
the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof
I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be
sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy
you." (Deuteronomy 28:68)
PROPHESIED 2000 YEARS AGO CONCERNING THE JEWS ON THE CURSES AND BLESSINGS
is of vital importance for everyone to know that 2000 years ago Moses,
God's prophet & law giver, prophesied concerning the Jewish people
and the blessings they would receive if they kept the covenant.
(Deuteronomy 28:1-14). Moses also prophesied concerning the curses
that would come upon the Jewish people if they broke the covenant
(Deuteronomy 28:15-68). The prophecy of Moses came to pass in
every way to the smallest detail.
68 of the Mosaic Covenant states that if the Jews broke the Mosaic
Covenant, they would be taken back to Egypt - as slaves - in ships. It
stated further, that no man would buy them.
are the brutal facts: After General Titus had destroyed Jerusalem in A.D.
70, killing 1.1 million Jews in the siege, 89,000 Jews were taken to
Egypt as slaves.
WAS MUCH HATRED AMONG THE ROMANS FOR THE JEWS AND ONLY EGYPT WOULD TAKE
JEWS AS SLAVES
was such a hatred against Jews, that it was below the dignity of any
Roman to own a Jewish slave. Among our nations, only Egypt would take
Jews as slaves! That's how perfectly true God's prophetic Word is.
THE JEWS KILL JESUS? DID THE ROMANS KILL JESUS?
WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST?
simple truth is that Jesus was born to die! (1 Corinthians 15:3;
Romans 5:7-8; 1 John 3:8) Jesus Christ was ordained to
be the propitiation for our sins, in order to satisfy the DEMANDS OF
DIVINE JUSTICE (Romans 3:25; 1 John 2:2; 4:10)
was crucified by the foreknowledge of God. (Acts 2:23)
God used Judas, a human instrument to betray Jesus, the Jewish leaders to
unjustly condemn Jesus to death and the Romans to kill or crucify Jesus
Christ, the death of Jesus was according to God's will, God's plan &
God's purpose. (Romans 8:32)
WAS GOD, THE FATHER WHO LAID THE STRIPES ON JESUS AND SMOTE HIM
FACT, IT WAS GOD THE FATHER WHO LAID THE STRIPES UPON HIM AND SMOTE HIM.
I never fully understand God's love, until it was revealed to me during a
crusade in Kenya. When He showed me His great love, I wept for 3 days and
nights! Here are the scriptures that touched my heart, and I pray will
also minister to you.
that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall
He not with Him also freely give us all things." (Romans 8:28)
Paul declared that God’s love is so great that He did not spare His
only Son but turned Him over to murderers and gangsters (delivered Him
up) to be humiliated, tortured & crucified on the "cursed
tree" for us.
since Jesus paid the ultimate price by making the supreme sacrifice for
us, God will freely give us whatever Jesus' death & resurrection has
provided, since He is seated - even now - on God's right hand as our
Saviour, Redeemer & Advocate.
only did our Heavenly Father deliver up His Son to die, HE ALSO LAID OUR
SINS AND SICKNESSES UPON HIM (Isaiah 53:4-6; Matthew 8:16-17; 1 Peter
love regarding our salvation was so intense that He rejoiced when Jesus
suffered & bled for us. The Bible says, "Yet it pleased the Lord
to bruise Him. He hath put him to grief." (Isaiah 53:10)
Norwegian translation says: "Det behaget Herren til a knuse ham - it
pleased the Lord to CRUSH Him."
IS MUCH BITTERNESS IN THE OLDER JEWISH PEOPLE AND MUCH UNBELIEF
AMONG THE YOUNG JEWISH
'children of Israel' suffered terribly for thousands of years, from the
time of the Babylonian captivity until Hitler's holocaust! This suffering
continued under the cruel yoke of Soviet Communism for decades more.
Since the coming of glasnost and perestroika and the dissolution of the
'Evil Empire' in 1991, however, hundreds of thousands of these precious
people have immigrated to Israel.
my dealings with older Jewish people, I HAVE DISCERNED MUCH BITTERNESS
TOWARD CHRISTIANS, GOD AND LIFE IN GENERAL, because of the treatment
their previous generations received at the hands of cruel Papal armies
during the Middle Ages. That is understandable because the evil, unholy
acts carried out BY THAT RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION were done in the name of
PEOPLE MUST COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH AND BE SAVED
order for Jewish people, however, to come to the knowledge of the truth
and be saved, they must - like everyone else - stop blaming other people
for their own problems.
Bible says, "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not
one...for there is no difference: For all have sinned and come (fallen)
short of the glory of God.." (Romans 3:10-23)
there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord
over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call
upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:9-13)
there is neither Greek nor Jew...But he that doeth wrong shall receive
for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of
persons." (Colossians 3:11, 24-25)
& GENTILES ARE ALL ALIKE.
is no difference between Jews & Gentiles with God. We have all
sinned and we must receive Christ as our Saviour and Lord.
truth is, that only Jesus Christ can forgive and save lost humanity! He
alone has the power to forgive sins, remove fear and condemnation and
give peace to troubled hearts and minds, having defeated death, hell and
the grave and purchased full salvation for all who receive Him as Lord
IS THIS? Only Jesus Christ qualifies as the Saviour of the world, because
He shed His precious blood as the sacrificial 'pascal lamb' on Mount
Calvary and died as our substitute, according to the Old Testament
Scriptures! (Romans 1:4)
JEWISH AUTHORS LINK THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH & CHRISTIANITY AS HAVING THE
SAME BELIEFS AS HITLER
false statements linking Hitler and Nazism beliefs to Christianity is a
huge injustice to the Christian Church and is very unfair. These
false statements are made by prejudiced, liberal Protestant
completely prejudiced and accusatory film 'Anti-Semitism' of the
United States Holocaust Museum which lays blame for the Holocaust, on the
teachings of Christianity is a perfect example of the injustice done to
the Christian church.
JEWISH PEOPLE FEEL GOD HAS DESERTED THEM, BECAUSE OF THE HOLOCAUST
recent report by 'Christianity Today' states: "Now, a group of
prominent Jews has accused the United States Holocaust Museum...of
misleading the public by blaming Hitler's genocidal program on historic
Christian beliefs about Jews.." The film paints with a broad
dull voice intones disconnected facts and quotations that leave the
viewer believing that anti-Jewish bias is the result of Christian
influence on the Roman Empire, that it has been Christian society alone
that has marginalized and oppressed Jews, and that Nazi racial prejudice
against the Jews was in clear continuity with earlier religious
Anti-Judaism that preceded Christianity and that had long existed outside
Europe, is ignored."
New York Times quoted Joan Brown Campbell, general secretary of the
National Council of Churches as saying, "If you look at the Nazi
regime, you can see in it the philosophy of Christian superiority."
Today' points out how inaccurate that statement is, "ignoring Nazi
beliefs about the defects in historic Christianity." And
ironically, Campbell made that statement in an interview where she
downplayed the awful persecution, suffering and torture inflicted upon
Christians around the world today.
it is a Jewish Barrister, Michael Horowitz who is awakening clergymen and
politicians alike to the horrible persecution, torture, enslavement and
other atrocities being carried out against Christians by many governments
in the world today.
her book, 'Faith and Fraticide', Rosemary Radford Ruether, called upon
Christians to abandon the belief that Jesus is the Saviour for everyone
in favor of the notion that Jesus is the saviour of some while others
will have their own 'saviours', stated the 'Christianity Today' article.
MANY JEWISH PEOPLE ARE OPENING THEIR HEARTS TO CHRIST AND ACCEPTING
HIM AS THEIR MESSIAH
of years before His first coming, the Jewish Messiah stated that He would
"GO AND RETURN TO MY PLACE" referring to Heaven, until
the Jewish people acknowledge their offence (sin) and seek My face. They
are doing that now!
1971, I conducted a Gospel crusade in the YMCA building in
Jerusalem. We distributed 10,000 handbills there as well as carried ads
in the 'Jerusalem Post'. A lot of Arabs, Roman Catholics, Greek Orthodox
and Protestants attended. Only a miniscule number of Jews came to our
20 years ago, you couldn’t find more than 100 born again Christian
Jewish believers in Israel. Today, there are more than 70,000 in 90
different congregations in that nation.
70,000 CHRISTIAN JEWISH PEOPLE LIVE IN ISRAEL TODAY
DID THAT HAPPEN? The 'Law of the Return' opened the door for any Jewish
person with at least one Jewish grandparent, to immigrate to Israel.
About 750,000 returned from Eastern Europe and several hundred thousands
from South America. Some of these were believers in Jesus Christ and they
brought the gospel (the good news) with them to the land of the Bible.
states that they will recognize their grave error and with repentant
hearts return to the Lord, realizing that God had to punish their
forefathers for breaking the Mosaic Covenant, and for rejecting their
they will say, "Come, let us return unto the Lord: for He hath torn,
and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up;" Then
the prophet interjects something very important - A TIME-DATE LINE!
"After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us
up, and we shall live in His sight." (Hosea 6:1-2)
Pastor Max Solbrekken,
‘Shaul of Tarsus’, a fanatical Pharisee, crusading to
exterminate the ‘Maaminim’, met Jesus of Nazareth - in a bright light
- on the Damascus Road and was converted.
PAUL MOST EFFECTIVE
the evangelists, he was the most effective in converting the heathen.
Gentile believers became known as Christians and their houses of worship,
churches (hebrew fem. of synagogue).
the Jerusalem Council-A.D. 50, the ‘Maaminim’ accepted gentile
believers into fellowship - without embracing Jewish customs and
disciples - except refraining from idolatry.
‘Maaminim’ grew so large that in A.D. 90, Gamaliel II called the ‘Yavneh
Council’ of rabbis to stem the growth of the new Jewish movement.
It was decreed that a disparaging verse against the ‘Maaminim’ be
included in the ‘Amidah’ (central prayer in synagogue
INCREASED ON THE JEWISH
persecution increased when Rabbi Akiba declared ‘Shimon bar Kochba’ -
who led an insurrection against the Romans from A.D. 132 to 135 - the
Messiah. The ‘Maaminim’ remonstrated saying, “There is no
Mashiach - except Yeshua”.
bar Kochba’s “messiahship” was later repudiated by Jewish leaders,
but the breach with the ‘Maaminim’ remained. Whatever happened to the
Jewish believers? Why did the ‘Maaminim’ - who continued until the
fifth century - disappear?
HISTORICAL RECORD EXPOSES ONE OF CHRISTIANITY’S MOST SHAMEFUL CHAPTERS.
THE UNRIGHTEOUS TREATMENT OF JESUS’ FIRST FOLLOWERS AND GOD’S CHOSEN
PEOPLE. WHAT PERSECUTING JEWS FAILED TO DO - DESTROY THE ‘MAAMINIM’ -
PROUD, BIASED AND SPITEFUL GENTILE CHRISTIANS SUCCEEDED BY THEIR HATE AND
preachers had converted many pagans to Christ. But after the first
century, gentile Christians - who had become dominant - began to
persecute their Jewish brethren!
FATHERS DEMANDED JEWISH BELIEVERS RENOUNCE THEIR JEWISH PRACTICES
fathers and clergy demanded that Jewish believers renounce their Jewish
observances and practices. They forgot that the ‘Maaminim’ in
A.D. 50 embraced them - on the basis of their belief in Jesus - without
they demanded that the Jews change their customs - as the basis for
salvation. (Romans 11)
the ‘Maaminim’, Irenaeus wrote: “They circumcise their sons,
observe their holidays and customs of the Law and lead a life as Jews and
love Jerusalem as if it were the House of God”.
BEGINS IN A.D. 325 BY NICEAN COUNCIL
A.D. 325 Nicean Council, with 318 bishops present - no Jews - changed the
Resurrection Day from the 14th day of Nisan to a perpetual Sunday. Hence
the gap between Passover (Pesach) and Easter. Note the anti-Semitism: “We
ought not, therefore, to have anything in common with the Jews...our
worship follows a...more convenient course...we desire dearest brethren,
to separate ourselves from the detestable company of the Jews...How,
then, could we follow these Jews, who are almost certainly blinded”.
Vita. Const. Further humiliations were decreed against the Jews at the
Laodicean Synod (A.D. 343-381): “It is not lawful to receive unleavened
bread from the Jews, nor to be partakers of their impiety” (Cannon
538 - JEWS MAY NOT APPEAR IN COMPANY OF CHRISTIANS
Third Synod of Orleans (A.D. 538) ordered: “From the Thursday before
Easter for four days, Jews may not appear in the company of Christians”
COUNCIL A.D. 692 - No priestly order or layman may eat unleavened
bread of Jews
Quinisext Council (A.D. 692) stated: “Let no one in the priestly order
nor any layman eat the unleavened bread of the Jews, nor have any
familiar intercourse with them, nor summon them in illness, nor receive
medicines from them, nor bathe with them; but if anyone shall take in
hand to do so, if he is a cleric, let him be deposed, but if a layman,
let him be cut off” (Cannon II).
INVENTED SAYS CHRISTIANS ARE TUE ISRAEL
(died ca. A.D. 165), invented the doctrine that Christians are the true
Israel and that the Church must reject its Jewish past, His ‘Dialogue
with Tryphon’ was riddled with falseness against the Jews.
CALLED CAINS, MURDERERS & NOT CHOSEN PEOPLE OF GOD
(A.D. 150-225) stated that the Jews were the Cains, the murderers, and
“were rejected as the Chosen People of God”. - ‘Adversus Judaeos’.
(A.D. 184-253) declared the Jews dangerous enemies of Christians, and
stirred up the pagans against them.
(A.D. 342-420) wrote that the Law was God’s deliberate trick to destroy
Bishop Epiphanius (died ca. A.D. 403), declared Jewish believers -
heretics - because they observed Jewish holy days. St. Chrysostom (A.D.
345-407) called the synagogue “a brothel, home of vice, refuge of
the devil, citadel of Satan”. He stated “God hates the Jews
and has always done so”.
these false statements about the Jews contradict the Holy Scriptures that
remind us of God’s great love for Israel and His Chosen People, the
DEMAND CONFISCATE & BURN ALL JEWISH BOOKS
A.D. 1236, Pope Gregory commanded all church officials in France,
England, Spain and Portugal to confiscate Jewish books on the
first Saturday of Lent. Subsequent to the decree of A.D. 1242, thousands
of volumes - filling 24 wagons - were publicly burned in Paris.
A.D. 1259, a synod of the archdiocese in Mainz ordered Jews to wear
yellow badges. In A.D. 1434, Jewish men in Augsburg had to sew yellow
buttons to their clothes. Across Europe, Jews were forced to wear a long
undergarment, an overcoat with a yellow patch, bells and tall pointed
yellow hats with a large button on them.
LUTHER - TERRIBLE TREATMENT OF THE JEWS
Luther - the great reformer - was no better than the popes, in his
treatment of the Jews!
A.D. 1543, Martin Luther wrote in ‘On the Jews and Their Lies’:
“What shall we do with this rejected, damned Jewish people? I will give
my true counsel. First that their synagogues and schools should be set on
fire.. Second, that also their houses be demolished and destroyed.
Third that their prayer books and Talmuds be confiscated... Fourth,
that, under penalty of death, their rabbis be forbidden to teach...that
their freedom to travel be restricted...and all their money and valuable
in gold and silver be taken”.
AND THE HOLOCAUST
HOLOCAUST WAS A CULMINATION OF 1800 YEARS OF ANTI-SEMITISM BY EARLY
CHURCH BISHOPS, MEDIEVAL POPES AND PROTESTANT REFORMERS!
God forgive the Church for all the hatred, bias and erroneous teaching
that has fueled the perverse anti-Semitic prejudices for so long.
Council of the Evangelical Church met in Stuttgart, Germany - October,
1945. Lutheran clergymen went on record as saying: “We are bound to
our (German) people not only in a community of suffering but also in a
solidarity of guilt. With heavy pain we say: Through us, unending
misfortune was brought to many”.
the German Bishops’ Conference - June 11, 1961 - ordered that a special
prayer for forgiveness concerning the murdered Jews, should be offered in
all Catholic churches in Germany for “the immeasurable guilt which
cannot be blotted out by human penance”.
JOHN XXII PRAYS PRAYER OF FORGIVENESS FOR TREATMENT OF JEWS
John XXIII prayed the following prayer of repentance, shortly before his
death June 3, 1961: “We now recognize that many, many centuries of
blindness have covered our eyes so that we no longer see the beauty of
Your Chosen People and in their face no longer recognize the features of
our first-born brother.
realize that the sign of Cain is marked on our forehead. For centuries,
Abel was lying in blood and tears because we forgot Your love. Forgive us
the damnation we pronounced unjustly upon the name of the Jews.
us for having crucified You a second time in their flesh. For we knew not
what we were doing.”
is most unfortunate, that after all the sufferings the Jews have
experienced - much of it at the hands of the Roman Church - that it took
the Vatican so long to finally recognize Israel as a nation.
doubt the very recent “turn around” resulted in the Pope’s
proposed journey to Jerusalem!
JOHN PAUL II - BEING THE CONSUMMATE POLITICIAN THAT HE IS - REALIZED THE
NEED TO DO SO IN ORDER TO BE INVITED TO ISRAEL BEFORE HIS DEATH. IN ANY
EVENT, THE VATICAN WAS FORCED TO FINALLY CHANGE THEIR BIGOTED AND
PREJUDICED ATTITUDE TOWARD ISRAEL!
the rebirth of the Jewish State however, there is also a re-emergence of
the ‘Maaminim’, in Israel.
since hundreds of thousands of Jews have returned to Israel during this
past decade (some of them born again, spirit-filled Christians from South
America & Eastern Europe) the Evangelical Christian Church is growing
rapidly in Israel. Praise God!
H.H. Goldberg, spirit-filled rabbi of a Los Angeles Maaminim congregation
says, “A true Jew is committed to God, to the land of Israel and to
the Jewish people. And many Jews today believe in Jesus as their Mashiach”.
THE JEWS &
History of the
& Persecution of the Jews
Pastor Max Solbrekken
the people of any country and this includes Ukraine in the
full sense - can decide their fate," Putin told reporters after
meeting Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer.
can play the role of a mediator, but one must not meddle and apply
pressure," Putin said in a tacit reference to Western countries,
which have been taking part in negotiations to defuse the Ukraine crisis.
the eve of the Supreme Court's ruling Friday, Putin had ridiculed
Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko's call for a repeat of the
bitterly disputed runoff - again staking his position clearly on the side
of Yushchenko's rival for office, Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych.
Western countries have issued veiled criticism of Russia for what they
contend was meddling in Ukrainian politics. Last week, President Bush
said any new election in Ukraine should be free from outside interference
- in remarks apparently directed at Russia.
left open how Russia will react to the repeat runoff, scheduled for Dec.
he said:""Of course we will ... accept the will of any nation
in the former Soviet space, and will work with any elected leader."
comment suggested Russia could accept the runoff result, but his
criticism of changing laws and his past congratulations of Yanukovych as
the winner left it unclear whether the Kremlin considers the new vote
will reflect the will of Ukraine's deeply divided people.
rejected Western accusations, saying Russia acted "absolutely
correctly" in disputes throughout the former Soviet Union. He
suggested forces in the West were seeking to create new divisions in
Europe for their political purposes.
don't want, as in Germany, for us to divide Europe into Westerners and
Easterners, into first-class and second-class people, where the
first-class people have the opportunity to live by stable, democratic
laws and the second category of people are those with, to speak
metaphorically, dark political skin," Putin said.
said the second-class people would be subjected to "a nice but stern
man in a helmet who will show them under what political understanding
they must live. And if, God forbid, the ungrateful foreigner resists, he
will be punished with bombs and missiles, as it was in Belgrade."
I consider completely unacceptable."
vehemently objected to the 1999 NATO bombing campaign against
Yugoslavia, Russia's ally, which badly damaged Russia's relations with
NATO and particularly the United States. Resentment persists over the
assault, which ended Serbian forces' crackdown on separatist ethnic
Albanians in Kosovo.
delivered his comments as EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and other
mediators headed to Kiev for new talks with Ukrainian leaders.
Brussels, EU spokeswoman Emma Udwin said the 25-nation bloc was not
seeking to create new divisions over Ukraine.
are not meddling in Ukraine; OSCE observers were invited in", she
said, referring the the Organization for Security and Cooperation (news -
web sites) in Europe, an election-monitoring agency.
suggested voters in Ukraine were now under pressure to support the pro-Yushchenko
opposition, which has put hundreds of thousands of protesters in the
streets and has won the support of many Western countries and
course, it is completely unacceptable for threats to be addressed to
people that leave them with no choice, when one of the political leaders
says that 'whatever happens, whatever the result of elections, we will
take power - including by force," Putin said. "This is
not just pressure, it is scaring people."
Ukrainian opposition warned repeatedly before the court ruling that they
were prepared to take "immediate adequate actions" if the
government tried to drag out the political crisis - an apparent hint at
more radical measures.
the court ruling, Yushchenko has called supporters not to leave their
demonstration in Kiev's Independence Square.
an interview with Britain's Sunday Telegraph, he spoke more forcefully.
the old regime tries to interfere in any way and tries to defy the will
of the people and of parliament, we will simply storm our way into the
Cabinet office. This is what the people expect," Yushchenko was
quoted as saying.
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