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    • Gil
    • 06.12.09 | 08:12 (IST)

    Let's not forget that the VAST majority of supporters of right wing Israel are Christian dispensationalists. This is NOT a small lobby controlling US foreign policy, but a sizeable percentage of the American populace who believes that Israel should be a Jewish state for theological reasons. Many Europeans don't really understand this, but there are ten times more Christian zionists in America than there are Jewish zionists in Israel. Most Israelis aren't zionists. They believe that Israel should be a state of its citizens, rather than a "Jewish" state. Most Israelis are secular "post Zionists" who desire a constitution separating synagogue from state. The Christian zionists from Texas and Mississippi etc disagree with this idea.

    from the article: American Jews eye Obama's 'anti-Israel' appointees
    First published 12:44 04.12.09 | Last updated 15:01 04.12.09
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