Upon Mount Golgotha, when Christ was hanging from the cross, and the Jews mocked him saying, “If you are the Son of God, save yourself and come down from the cross!” and when He — the suffering Messiah — stood upon the platform, crown of thorns upon His head, and the Jews screamed “Crucify him!” they were waging a revolution against their King, against their Messiah. They were launching a revolution against the Wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24), and thus they threw themselves into disorder, and this chaos resounds through the ages. Not all Jews called for His death; it was the fanatics and the pharisaical mobs who wanted blood, unlike Joseph of Armathea and Nicodemus and the common folk who followed Christ. There was the good, the bad and the very ugly. In their state of revolt, they are as Judas — destroying himself after conspiring to murder his Messiah. The word Judas literally means Jew or the Jewish nation. Thus, Judas hanging himself foreshadowed a coming self-destruction of the Jews, just as they destroyed themselves during their war with Rome. When Christ was on earth He warned us: “They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.” (John 16:2) The Jewish extremists in Israel want to use the state to persecute Christians, and if they could they would kill Christians, thinking that they are doing God a service. Today, the Orthodox Jews want to overthrow the Israeli Supreme Court to remove the hinderance to their desire to put Christians in prison for preaching Christ. Many Israelis — especially the secular Jews — have no issues with Christians and will even refer to Christ as a good Jewish rabbi. It is the fanatics that want Christian blood.
The Netanyahu administration’s pursuit to reduce the power of the High Court is about making Israel into a halachic state, based on the law of rabbis. The High Court of Israel is the biggest hinderance to Israel’s Orthodox from passing the rabbinic prohibitions that they want to impose. For example, the Orthodox in Israel want to prohibit anyone from bringing leavened bread into a hospital during Passover. This would mean people having their bags searched for leavened products upon entering a hospital, just to make sure that things stay halachic. In 2020, Israel’s High Court declared that hospital guards could not search visitors for leavened products or foods that are not Kosher during Passover. Nor could guards make remarks to visitors about how they should not bring non-kosher foods nor make any sort of explanation about certain foods being ‘forbidden’ according to halachic law.
The Israeli judges stated that to bring non-kosher foods into a hospital was part of an individual’s autonomy and the religious freedom of every citizen in a democratic state. Thus, the court concluded that hospitals have no right to get guards to impose rabbinic law on people. “At the heart of the recognition of human dignity as a constitutional right, the perception is that man is an autonomous and free being, who writes his life story and shapes his personality according to his wishes,” Judge Uzi Vogelman wrote in the ruling. “The ban on bringing food into a hospital during Passover does not allow anyone in the hospital at the time to eat the food he wants.”
Of course, this ruling outraged the Orthodox faction of Israel, with the United Torah Judaism party declaring that it would support an “override clause” that permits the Knesset to overrule Israel’s High Court in certain circumstances. This “override clause” is what Netanyahu and his ilk have been trying to establish. Thus, Netanyahu’s cause is the cause of the rabbinic fanatics who wish to make Israel into a Jewish theocracy wherein rabbinic and talmudic law would be imposed. And if he succeeds in his agenda, then the Orthodox Jewish faction will be in a position to impose laws like the one in which guards would check the bags of hospital visitors to make sure that nothing has yeast in it. From there, the Orthodox would eventually begin to make laws against Christians, and laws against non-Jews, especially the Arab population.
What these lunatics want is akin to Wahhabism’s shariah police force. The rage of the Orthodox resounds in Israel. Moshe Gafni, a member of the Knesset and of the United Torah Judaism party, expressed his anger toward the Israeli High Court: “The judges are extremely insolent … What we legislators do with countless discussions and four plenum readings, they cancel with a single decision that lacks all logic, ruling according to their worldview without regard for anything else. We should end this.”
Uri Maklev, another member of the Knesset who is also part of the United Torah Judaism party, declared that the High Court “is hurting patients who are careful about hametz on Passover, as most Israeli citizens are. …The judges aren’t respecting hospitals as public places where the feelings of all populations should be considered. The court, with a series of recent foreknown rulings, is rushing toward blowing up relations between different parts of society and is doing everything to replace the leadership”. As if somebody eating pita bread in a hospital room hurts the Orthodox patient next door.
Yisrael Eichler, also part of the same party and a member of the Knesset, condemned the High Court’s ruling as “dictatorial.” They accuse of what they are themselves: dictatorial. Eichler stated: “Everyone already knows the dictatorial method of the High Court. They no longer hide their anti-Jewish and anti-democratic tyranny.”
So, anyone who disagrees with imposing rabbinic law is deemed as “anti-Jewish” in the eyes of the Orthodox zealots. Thus, fellow Israelis who are Jewish, who do not want a halachicly ruled society, are seen as enemies of the true Jews. Its’ like they have created a new form of antisemitism in which Jews hate other Jews. With such a way of thinking, combined with a country intensely divided between secularists and zealots, the prospect of civil war is always lingering about. What these Jews are asking for is essentially Jewish sharia law, with the kosher police micromanaging people to make sure that they are not doing things like carrying around food with yeast during the Passover. Tamar Zandberg, a member of the Knesset and of the liberal Meretz party embraced the court’s ruling and affirmed that it “carried out justice against religious coercion and stopped a disgraceful practice at hospitals. A hametz police has no place in hospitals or anywhere else”.
In 2021, the Chief Rabbinate and Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit requested for the High Court to rehear the case for kosher police making sure that people don’t bring yeast into hospitals during a certain time of the year. The High Court rejected the request, and the rabbis wailed in agony. The president of Israel’s highest court, Esther Hayut, stated that the idea of guards searching hospital visitors’s bags for food touched by yeast, violated basic rights. The Chief Rabbinate, with a sense of disappointment said that the Court’s decision “harms a majority of the public and the Jewish character of the state.” The Chief Rabbinate went so far as to say that the court’s rejection of halachic law “would lead those who keep kosher to avoid going to hospitals, denying themselves medical treatment, thereby putting their health at risk”, as if religious patience would be fanatical enough that they would rather kill themselves (like Masada) then go to the hospital because somebody (God forbid) might have a piece of bread with yeast in the hospital. Truly, this is the fanaticism that Christ fought, the worship of the letter of the law and the rejection of the spirit of the law, the enforcement of circumcision and the rejection of spiritual circumcision, the rejection of God’s law and the embracing of the laws of rabbis.
The leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, Arye Dery, was enraged by the court’s conclusion that it does not want kosher guards searching for yeast and (God forbid) sandwiches that may have meat with cheese, stating: “It’s inconceivable that in the Jewish state, hospitals will be forced to let hametz in during Passover. … A hospital that serves the Jewish population is not the same as hospitals serving minority populations”. After the High Court refused to have a rehearing on the issue of yeast-laced products in hospitals in 2021, the United Torah Judaism party member, Moshe Gafni, stated that his party would pursue the passing of a law enabling the Knesset to override the Supreme Court. It is very obvious what this desire to override the Supreme Court is about: the imposing of Jewish law on non-Jews and Jews who don’t care of the ‘sharia’ kosher police. Christians and Arabs in Israel want to bring the foods that their relatives and friends who are sick in hospitals want to eat, and celebrate with them eating foods that may outrage the halachic guards. Such a desire to override the Supreme Court would allow the religious faction of Israel to control non-Jews and secular Jews. The idea is to make it so difficult for non-religious and non-Jews to live in Israeli that they would leave the country, thereby ‘purifying’ Israel wherein only the ‘true’ Jews would live. This is an incremental step towards a rabbinic theocracy. The mass protests in Israeli recently weren’t just about the Supreme Court, but about preventing the imposing of rabbinic law. There is a war being launching right now within Israel to establish Jewish sharia. Arab lawyer Sawsan Zahar praised the court’s decision:
“Today an end was put to the humiliating and degrading custom of hospitals imposing Jewish religious law on Arab visitors and employees through their security guards while trampling their dignity … It’s good that they won’t be searching anymore for pita at hospital entrances and that every person will conduct himself according to his faith.”
This is the pita war.
The Secular Forum said in a statement, “With this the end has come to the efforts by the Health Ministry and the rabbinate to harass secular and non-Jewish patients, and during the coming Passover holiday, all the patients and their visitors will be able to consume the food that they wish that comforts them, even if it isn’t kosher for Passover.”
In March of 2023, the Knesset passed a law banning leavened bread from hospitals during the Passover holiday. The bill was approved by a majority of 51 supporters to 46 opponents, and if it is imposed hospital administrators will be allowed to stop people from accessing the hospital if they carry chametz, or leavened foods. Christ warned of the leaven of the pharisees, and when He made this warning His disciples thought He was speaking of the loaves of bread that they forgot to bring. But Christ reminded them: “‘How is it you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread?—but to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.’ Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” (Matthew 16:11-12) The pharisees of modern day Israel, just like their ancestors, want to focus on actual leaven while embracing the spiritual leaven that Christ warned of. The antichrist spirit in the kosher police is obvious, since they wish to imprison people for preaching Christ just like the Jews of antiquity persecuted the earliest converts to Christianity. In 2023, Moshe Gafni and his gang of kosher cops — the very people who don’t want pita bread in hospitals — pushed for a decree that would imprison people for one year for preaching Christ to an adult and two years if you preach to a minor. But Netanyahu, who is heavily backed by American Evangelicals, shot down the proposed bill. “We will not advance any law against the Christian community” said Netanyahu. Thanks to the Evangelicals, who are amongst the biggest supporters of Israel, the Jewish sharia police did not get their way. But what happens when Netanyahu is gone? Or what if Christians are no longer seen worthy of appealing to? The anti-christian spirit will fully incarnate itself in the vicious leaven of the pharisees which is still alive and well in Israel.
The antichrist spirit is strong in Israel, and one can see this in Aryeh King, the deputy mayor of Jerusalem, when he said in 2016: “did they elect us to allow a handful of local elected officials to change the face of the holy city and give it the appearance of a whole city: impurity, Christianity, Sabbath desecration…?” (Ellipses mine). King sees Christianity as a blight on Jerusalem, which reflects the agenda of his faction: the removal of Christianity. In 2021, the Israeli government forbade people from attending an annual celebration in honor of the famous rabbi and Kabbalist, Baba Sali, because it did not want a repeat of what took place earlier in which dozens of Orthodox Jews stampeded themselves (like wildebeest’s running to the waterhole) to death during the Lag B’Omer festival (when Orthodox Jews celebrate the end of the plague that killed Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 disciples by lighting a giant bonfire, amongst other things). Orthodox Jews fumed at this prohibition, and Knesset member Itamar Ben Gvir complained that the government allowed a Christian event but not the bonfire festival:
“Judaism no, Christianity yes? It is not possible for the government to prohibit Jews from participating in a religious event that is important to the crowd of believers, but approve a Christian event. Apparently whoever leads the government prefers Christianity and not Judaism”.
The reason why the event was prohibited is to prevent the next rodeo stampede.
To the minds of these people, if the government forbids an event because a stampede happened in the last Orthodox Jewish holiday, and does not stop Christians from celebrating a holiday, then the state is anti-Jewish, pro-Christian and thus an enemy. One can see to where the Orthodox agenda leads, right back to what Jesus warned the disciples about: You will be beaten in the synagogues (Mark 13:9), They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. (Mark 16:2).
The synagogue is not killing Christians today, at least not yet. But the synagogue is beating Christians. In fact, since the beginning of 2023, there has been a sharp rise in anti-Christian violence in Israel. For example, an Armenian priest is quoted as testifying that since the beginning of 2023 he has been spat on more than 90 times. On January 2nd, 2023, Jews vandalized a Protestant cemetery on Mount Zion. On January 12th of 2023, Nazi inscriptions were sprayed on the walls of the Armenian monastery on Mount Zion and vandalism was done to the Maronite monastery in Ma’alot in Galilee. On January 27th of 2023, a gang of Jewish radicals — supporters of extremist settler leader Baruch Marzel — attacked an Armenian restaurant in the Christian quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. Miran Krikorian, co-owner of the restaurant, recounted:
“We had tourists, Arabs and Jewish Israelis sitting outside dining when the group started chanting ‘death to the Arabs, ‘death to Christians,’ ‘Christians go back to Europe’ and insulting Muhammad and Jesus. Our employees told them to leave and then (the group) started throwing chairs … When our manager called me I could hear chairs and glass breaking. … We had (Jewish) Israeli customers who were here, and they apologized to us a million times for what happened. They said it was the first time they had seen such rioting with their own eyes. They didn’t realize such things were happening in Jerusalem”.
Krikorian pointed out that he noticed that such violence had become more common before the attack on his restaurant:
“We are a restaurant, and I don’t want to politicize the place, but this is something that has been going on for a while … It is a way of intimidation. These are people who provoke. I live right next to the Jewish Quarter door-to-door with Jewish neighbors, and we have very good relations with them. The people who did this are not from here, they have come here specifically to provoke things.”
On January 28th of 2023, two Jewish extremists began to block traffic on the Armenian Patriarchate street; they then hit a car inside of which were young Armenian men who were returning home from work. The Armenians got out of their car and asked why they were being so hostile, and stated that they lived in the area and were going home from work. One of the Jewish extremist screamed: “You don’t have a neighborhood here. This is our country, get out of our country.” One Armenian young man replied: “This is also our country, our home is here, we were born here, we have nowhere else to go,” and to this one of the fanatics sprayed an irritant into the eyes of the Armenian and the two lunatics ran away. One hour later, another gang of Jewish fanatics arrived and began climbing the roof of the Armenian Patriarchate to remove the flags of the Patriarchate and the Republic of Armenia. A group of Armenian men saw what was going on, confronted them and the lunatics cursed the Armenians and fled. The Armenian youths chased them, and then the lunatics started shouting “Terrorist attack, terrorist attack!” Israeli police, believing the gang, blocked the Armenians, beat some of them, and pointed guns at them.
They arrested Gevorg Kahkejian and charged him with attacking a police officer. He was taken into police custody for one night, and after the intervention of Patriarch Nourhan Manoogian and the decision of the court, Kahkejian was released and given twenty days of house arrest. But Kahkejian suffered injuries and was allowed to have a medical examination. Theophilos III, the patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, wrote in an op-ed in The Sunday Times (U.K.): “Our presence in Jerusalem is under threat, at the time. …Our churches are threatened by Israeli radical fringe groups. At the hands of these Zionist extremists the Christian community in Jerusalem is suffering greatly. Our brothers and sisters are the victims of hate crimes. Our churches are regularly desecrated and vandalized. Our clergy are subject to frequent intimidation”.
Researcher John Munayer, stated regarding attacks on Armenian Christians in Jerusalem: “The believers suffer spitting, pushing, blows on the head and curses, occasionally graffiti is sprayed and there are more serious attacks inside the churches. People think twice whether to walk through this alley or the other”.
Will there be another genocide of the Armenians, not only by the Turks but by the Jews also? Reading of the enmity that these Jewish fanatics harbor towards Christians, it is as if a demonic spirit has possessed Israel, and that soon this demon will call upon his friends to inhabit this nation as a host for its abysmal designs. Scholar Yisca Harani says that in the past when a Jew wanted to spit on a Christian he would have made sure that people weren’t around to see it; but now, they do it in the open absent of shame: “There is an increase not only in numbers, but also in the daring … If in the past people would spit without being seen, now they spit openly. It is no longer something that is done in secret”.
There is a video showing a Jewish extremist spitting on a cross.
In January of 2023 a video came out showing two extremist tearing down a Christian cross:
Watch: Jewish extremists vandalize #Christian cemetery in Mount Zion in the occupied city of #Jerusalem. pic.twitter.com/QZFE8L53uM
— Wafa News Agency – English (@WAFANewsEnglish) January 4, 2023
And how is this different from the Islamic radicals who do the same thing to Christian tombs? There is a spirit rising up, full of rage and viciousness, full of iconoclasm and bloodlust, and the very demon that has possessed the Islamist is made manifest in the rabbinic radical, and the demonic rage entrenched in his warped soul — that has ruled over him since his ancestors cried out for the crucifixion of their Messiah — has grown ever so bolder. The Turks wants to resume from where they left off in the Armenian Genocide, but it appears that there are Jews who want to join in. And none of this is surprising, given that Israel is very anti-Armenia and very pro-Azerbaijan, Turkey’s strongest ally (Azeris and Turks are both the same nation). At the beginning of February of 2023, the statue of Christ in Via Dolorosa was vandalized by a “mentally disturbed” American-Jewish tourist.; and at the end of February Armenian priests carrying the cross were attacked by Jewish lunatics in the Armenian quarter.
The antichrist iconoclasm that riddles Israel was seen in March of 2023 when an American Jew vandalized a wooden statue of Christ in the Church of the Conviction in the Old City:
This morning, a Jewish extremist targeted the statue of the scourged Savior in the #Flagellation Chapel, the first stop on the famous #ViaDolorosa in #Jerusalem.
Welcome to the new Christian-hating Israel, encouraged and supported by the current government!@ProtectingHLC pic.twitter.com/0wQ3TK9uX1
— Pater Nikodemus Schnabel (@PaterNikodemus) February 2, 2023
Mathieu Munri, a Franciscan priest who resides in a nearby monastery and is familiar with this viciousness, stated the root of all this evil, the rejection of the Trinity: “They have a problem with the Holy Trinity, and also that according to our religion God became flesh and blood and this is something that cannot be accepted according to Judaism”. And what does St. John say of this? “He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.” (1 John 2:22)