Figures on January foreign tourist hotel stays are not yet available, but December's numbers were down 9% compared to December 2014 and 28% compared to December 2013.05:09 10.02.16 | 0 comments
The "Christian Zionist" dogma which preaches American carte blanche for "Our Greater Bellicose Israel, Right or Wrong" has been biblically disproven by numerous biblical scholars across a wide denominational spectrum: Modern Israel is NOT the heir of Old Testament Divine covenant promises made to Israel for her "restoration". Read Professor Hans K. LaRondelle's acclaimed exegesis, "The Israel of God in Prophecy" at www.amazon.com . Darbyism/Dispensationalism was created in 1830's London congregation of Edward Irving, who on the strength of 13 year old member Margaret Macdonald's reveries espoused Jesuit Emanuel Lacunza's 300 year old counter reformation doctrine of "futurism" designed to deflect Lutheran papal critics that the latter was the Antichrist of the Apocalypse. J. N. Darby promptly amplified Irving's discovery into today's Dispensationalism, which is neither biblical nor Protestant (nor Catholic, nor Jewish) http://www.opednews.com/seese050504_present_Christian_delusion_dispensationalism.htm http://www.theologicalstudies.org/dispen.html http://www.fwponline.cc/v9n1reasoner.html http://www.theocracywatch.org/ http://www.yuricareport.com/ Beyond theology, which I can prove, and proven by professional theologians from diverse denominational streams, the bottom line is RELIGIOUS BELIEF DOES NOT JUSTIFY IMPOSING YOUR RELIGIOUS IDEAS ON YOUR NEIGHBOURS, AS IN DISPOSSESSING THE PALESTINIANS OF THEIR LAND. Modern Israel is NOT the reconstitution of the Biblical Israel. That the Tanach covenant promises were conditional is beyond question, and the conditions were spelled out by Moses in his parting speeches to Israel, in which he commanded their obedience to a coming Prophet, like unto himself: Jeremiah 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make [it]. 5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.