Myths About Israel: Muslims Cannot Be Zionists
By Nathan Jones
Can Muslims actually be Zionists in their support of the State of Israel?
Dr. Reagan: On our television program Christ in Prophecy we countered many myths about the nation of Israel and the Jewish people. We continued on in a second episode exposing yet another myth, the one concerning whether the Muslims living within Israel are terribly persecuted, as the world claims. We have been proving with various video testimonies that this accusation is totally a myth.
Nathan Jones: If you don’t believe what Dr. Reagan and I said about Muslims having equal rights and freedoms in Israel as the Jews, then take a look at this video clip shot in Israel in front of the Israeli parliament building. It contains the testimony of a Muslim observant woman named Sarah Zoabi. Listen to and/or read her response to the claim that Israel is an apartheid state.
Sarah Zoabi: My name is Sarah Zoabi: Arab, Muslim, Israeli, and proud Zionist.
I believe with my whole heart in the rights of the Jewish people to a sovereign state in the Holy Land of Israel. It is the right that God promised and gave to the Jewish people — not a kindness — the right of the Jewish people to the land of Israel, the Promised Land, as written in the holy books of the three monotheistic religions.
Everyone knows that the Jewish people lived here 3,000 years ago. They suffered persecution, murder, and attempted genocide throughout history. Millions of Jews were burned in the Holocaust — six million — only because they were Jewish.
The State of Israel is here to stay. I’m here to shed some light, with all my might, on the truth about Israel, and the story of my love and loyalty to my homeland. A never-ending love story. How can I not love you Israel? Even though you suffer from Arab and Muslim terrorism from within and without, you do not distinguish between sex, race, and religion. You respect, welcome, and hug me as an Arab, Muslim woman.
Israel, my heart is full of love for you, a tiny country, but huge in the size of its good deeds. You do a lot of good in the world. I stand proud next to your flag. The national anthem, Hatikva, is playing in my heart, and a never-ending love story is developing between us.
My country, your angelic beauty and purity, your earth, the sun shining over you and the wind blowing through your fields. They are the inspiration for my love to you. My country, hug me to your heart, because my heart is lonely without you. There will never be another country like you.
They boycotted you, blamed you, fought you and attacked you. It was all unjustified. I call to you, Arabs of the world! You should be ashamed of your silence and that an Israeli woman cries out for your conscience, and your heart, that is no longer there. There is a river of blood spilled every day in the Arab and Muslim world in name of religion and you do not do anything. You are not ashamed that the State of Israel is treating thousands of wounded Syrians, and you, the Arab countries refuse to accept them for treatment and close your borders without giving them any help?!? And then you claim that Israel is an apartheid state which occupies land belonging to others and does not respect human rights?
My dear, amazing country, it’s hard for me to describe my love for you. The only thing left to say is that I pray God will protect us and the people of Israel. And keep and protect our Prime Minister and our leaders, and that God will light their way. My beloved Israel, you may be eternal and glorious forever. May you be blessed every year with prosperity. I swear I’ll watch over you with every part of my being because you respect and guard my dignity and my rights.
“Am Israel Hai” — May the State of Israel live forever!
Son of Hamas Testifying
Dr. Reagan: I hope you are getting a clearer picture of what hogwash it is to accuse Israel of apartheid. In reality, it is the Arab nations that practice apartheid because they will not even allow the Jews to live in their countries.
Nathan Jones: We have another video clip for you to consider. It was shot at a meeting at the United Nations Human Rights Council, the group most responsible for making untrue and even irrational accusations against Israel. Nation after nation accuse Israel of apartheid, but then watch the faces of the representatives when a surprise speaker suddenly speaks up. He is Mosab Hassan Yousef, a Palestinian who is the son of the founder of the Palestinian terrorist group called Hamas.
PLO UN Representative: Israel, the occupying power, continues with its colonial policy and its daily violations. It continues to abuse, to arbitrarily detain, to carry out ethnic cleansing, steal land and natural resources, uproot trees, steal money.
Syria UN Representative: Israeli activity to Judaize Jerusalem, demolition of homes, confiscation of land and property, spoiling of natural resources.
Qatar UN Representative: Racist violations perpetrated by Israel.
North Korea UN Representative: Israel continues to commit human rights violations in Palestine.
Pakistan UN Representative: Israel, the occupying power, is advancing in its efforts of mass colonization and continued apartheid. Put an end to this colonialist regime!
Venezuela UN Representative: Apartheid, atrocities, and massive destruction inflicted on the Palestinian people.
Iran UN Representative: War crimes, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, state terror.
UNHRC President: Thank you, United Nations Watch.
Mosab Hassan Yousef: Thank you, Mr. President. I take the floor on behalf of the UN Watch.
My name is Mosab Hassan Yousef. I grew up in Ramallah as a member of Hamas. I address my words to the Palestinian Authority which claims to be the “sole legitimate representative” of the Palestinian people.
I ask, where does your legitimacy come from? The Palestinian people did not elect you, and they did not appoint you to represent them. You are self-appointed. Your accountability is not to your own people.
This is evidenced by your own total violation of their human rights. In fact, the Palestinian individual and their human development is the least of your concerns. You kidnap Palestinian students from campus and torture them in your jails. You torture your political rivals.
The suffering of the Palestinian people is the outcome of your selfish political interests. You are the greatest enemy of the Palestinian people. If Israel did not exist, you would have no one to blame.
Take responsibility for the outcome of your own actions. You fan the flames of conflict to maintain your abusive power. Finally, you use this platform to mislead the international community, to mislead Palestinian society to believe that Israel is responsible for the problems you create. Thank you.
The Future of Israel
Nathan Jones: How’s that for a surprise?
Dr. Reagan: Adolph Hitler’s propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels once said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” And that is exactly what Satan is motivating the world to do regarding Israel. Satan hates the Jewish people with a passion. As I said before, he hates them because they are the Chosen People of God and through them God gave us the Scriptures and the Messiah.
Nathan Jones: The Scriptures make it clear that God intends to bring a great remnant of the Jewish people to belief in Jesus as their Messiah when He returns to this earth at His Second Coming.
Dr. Reagan: Satan does not want to see a single Jew saved. He tried to annihilate them in the Holocaust. He is going to try again in the Great Tribulation where the book of Zechariah says that two-thirds of the Jews will die. That is the reason that he is orchestrating all the nations of the world against them today. And that is the reason for all the myths concerning Israel. They are designed to turn the world against the Jewish people.
Nathan Jones: But, that will all change when Jesus returns. Bible prophecy says He will regather all believing Jews back to Israel and make that nation the prime nation in the world. He will reign from Jerusalem over the world, and the world will be flooded with peace, righteousness and justice as the waters cover the seas.
Dr. Reagan: The blessings flowing to all the world through the Jewish people at that time will be so great that the prophet Zechariah says that when a Jew walks by, ten Gentiles will grab his robe and say, “Let us walk with you, for we know that God is with you.”
Nathan Jones: Psalm 122:6 says that we are to “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” So, when you do so, you are really praying for the return of Jesus, because the Bible reveals that there will be no peace for Jerusalem until Jesus the Prince of Peace returns to reign there.