Thursday, July 14, 2005

There's this rock, see...

Deanne Stillman's got an interesting piece over on Alternet discussing the cozy, but underreported, relationship between Born-Agains & Israel.

A certain love affair has been playing out on the international stage. Because love affairs do not get covered unless celebrities are involved, this one has gone mostly unnoticed.

It involves two nations: Israel and the diehard community of born-again Christians, the two redheaded stepchildren of bodies politic. Generally, they get covered in the mainstream press when they're in trouble (an attack on Israel) or causing it (the right-to-life movement). Unbeknownst to many outside the evangelical population and the Israeli tourist industry, Israelis and born-again Christians-not all, but those who believe in the literal Second Coming of Christ-have been tangoing across the flaming desert sands since shortly after the inception of the Jewish state in 1948.
Worth a read for those interested in deconstructing Bush & his End-Times Gang.

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