Sometimes dealing with counter arguments to positions taken helps to elucidate those positions and show if our positions are really of any value. Debates are very healthy towards ascertaining the truth. This section will feature debates dealing with concepts in religion, 9/11, the Palestinian/Israeli conflict and much more. Where possible, feedback from others witnessing the debates is also presented. Most debates will follow the format of presentation of an article followed by a debate regarding the article’s contents. For some of these files it is better to download and view them rather than previewing them from the download site.
”The Lobby:” The Debate over AIPAC's Influence on US Foreign Policy
February 8, 2007
What role does the pro-Israel lobby play in the shaping of American foreign policy? Although discussions of this issue date back decades, the debate has recently been brought into the mainstream by an article published in the London Review of Books in March 2006 by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, which charges that the influence of the Israel lobby result in policies that are in essence incompatible with American interests. Apart from the predictable chorus of Anti-Semitic accusations which the article gave rise to, it also gave rise to a serious debate within the progressive movement, in an attempt to accurately assess the power of the lobby and its influence both on policies and on public opinion.
The two guests on our program have been important contributors to that debate:
Norman Finkelstein is a Professor of Political Science at DePaul University . He is the author of a number of books as well as articles on the history of Zionism, and on the role of the holocaust in shaping Israeli present day policies. His latest book published in (2005) is Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History.
James Petras is a retired Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University , SUNY . He is the author of numerous books and articles on the making of state power and globalization, in the context of the US and Latin America and most recently in the Middle East . His latest book published in 2006 is titled The Power of Israel in the United States.
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Now "google" Talmud and see what Zionist Jews say about Jesus, His mother Mary, and Christians. Jesus identified the Synagogue of Satan. It isn't the Muslims.
It's clearly a "synagogue" that is referred to in that scripture as being satanic.
It's time for true followers of Christ to take a strong stand against "Christian" Zionists. They are traitors not only to America, but also to Christ. By standing with Christ's enemies, they stand against Jesus and effectively betray him like Judas Iscariot.
A certain self-proclaimed "disciple" of Christ named Andre Kerr has been posting some really dirty and obscene images on Facebook. No, they're not the typical "pornographic" variety, at least not pornographic in the usual sense, but something much worse in my opinion. One of them was a picture of a defenseless, grief-stricken Muslim woman with a hangman's noose slipped around her neck and a large Iranian flag in the background.
Another was an image of a skull and crossbones with "ISLAM TOXIC" written upon it. Others were images of Muslim women and young girls wearing black burkas with defamatory captions written beneath them, such as "say cheese" and "I feel sorry for the little ones."
I was so outraged by these offensive and degrading images posted by this bigoted, Islamophobic hatemonger (pretending to be a "Christian") and all the defamatory, hate-inspired captions and comments written beneath them by his like-minded friends that I decided to post links to them on my page so that his evil deeds could be seen and exposed. It was Jesus himself who said: "For there is nothing hidden, except to be disclosed; nor is anything secret, except to come to light."
The following debate is considered by many to be the most effective 9/11 debate ever. It attracted an audience of more than 20,000 viewers on the Liberty Forum and was posted on numerous websites. It took place in 2003 and the information shared is very relevant for today. The two debaters are a Zionist using the name Thoughtcriminal and a Muslim using the name Ansar. The facts exposed in this debate caused thousands to change their minds about 9/11 and to look at the events that happened on that fateful day in a very different manner. Please read and judge for yourself.
The debate is a long but enjoyable read. Most would not want to read all of it in one setting. But once you begin, the information is so compelling that it will be very difficult to stop reading.
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