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By Rev. Ted Pike
10 Aug 10

As Orthodox rabbis Daniel Lapin and Nachum Shifren testify, the Jewish Anti-Defamation League is in relentless attack against Christian conservatives. ADL attempts to foment persecution of Christians through their “anti-hate” laws and claims that Bible believers are “anti-Semitic”. (See, The ADL vs. Faith and Freedom and Rabbi Lapin: Christians Under 'Relentless Attack' by 'Secular Judaism') WorldNetDaily owner Joseph Farah is increasingly aware of this assault. He recently wrote that ADL is “busy persecuting people like me” who question the legitimacy of the Obama presidency and stand for traditional American values.

Unfortunately, Farah doesn’t defend himself with the whole truth. Instead of exposing Jewish supremacy’s agenda, he seeks to outdo the zeal of the League itself in defaming those who criticize Israel! His recent article claims in effect, “ADL, I’m no threat. I’m even more against anti-Semites than you!”

Farah says ADL should be focusing on the Democrat party, where “anti-Semitic” words about Jewish donor money recently leaked from Rep. Mike McMahon’s office. McMahon implied—as almost everybody on the Hill knows—that massive donations from wealthy Jews guarantee unconditional support of Israel from members of Congress who receive it. (Jews, 2% of the American population, supply 60% of campaign contributions to the Democrat party; 20 to 35 percent of contributions to the Republican party.) (Jewish Power Campaign Contributions, www.occidentaldissent.com)

ADL immediately demanded an apology from McMahon and, as quickly, received it. Yet Farah is disgusted with ADL’s mercy. He would have preferred even more browbeating, forcing McMahon to grovel. Instead of siding with the whole truth, Farah seeks shelter in the unconditional philo-Semitism with which the religious right is so comfortable.

But there is a death trap in such appeasement. If there is growing “anti-Semitism” among Democrats, it comes from mounting and correct moral outrage at Israel’s misbehavior, especially in Gaza. Today, the Zionist lobby must increasingly rely on Republicans and conservatives who will accept Jewish funds in exchange for blind support of Israel. Zionist “hush money” buys favors, protection and endorsement for a foreign power with a sordid history of human rights violations and war crimes. It has flouted international law for more than 60 years and criminalized the very Christian evangelism so important to the religious right.

It borders on treason for any member of our government to allow their foreign policy decisions to be affected by receipt of money from Zionist interests. Such politicians become de facto agents of Israel, violating the 1937 Foreign Agents Registration Act which requires all lobbyists for a foreign power to declare themselves. Tragically, the honorable choice—refusing to receive such contributions and swear implicit fealty to Israel—may incur the anger of many wealthy Jewish donors and the all-powerful lobby. Ex-House members such as Paul Findlay, Pete McClosky, and John Rarrick are victims of such Jewish vengeance.

Yet Farah and so many conservatives—bound by a false interpretation of God’s blessing on the Jews, and a deep fear of their increasing power and vindictiveness—choose appeasement over truth. Instead of criticizing the evils of the lobby and the Jewish state, they rush to be its most zealous defenders.

Farah blusters about McMahon: “Where is the ADL? Where are those supposedly dedicated to fighting anti-Jewish bigotry?” He says “the most vicious forms of anti-Semitism are alive and well in America today inside the Democratic party – inside the hearts and minds like McMahon. It’s disgusting, revolting, insidious… McMahon should be viewed from this day forward as a fringe lunatic unworthy of anyone’s consideration for a return to the House of Representatives…. Meanwhile, I’m putting the ADL on a notice that it had better get its act together.” Farah perfectly agrees with ADL that Jews should be shielded from scrutiny and disclosure in the political process to a degree not afforded others. Farah agrees with ADL thought police that even the mildest “bias” or unflattering truthtelling relative to Jews is very, very bad. Farah’s demand that McMahon be exiled to political oblivion reveals that he considers even-handed criticism of matters Jewish to be on a par with child-molestation.

Will such rabid anti-anti-Semitism shield Farah or other conservatives from the deadly fangs of ADL? No.

Farah is correct that ADL is out to get him—as he said last November, “the ADL is after me and my news organization.”

Despite his record as an inveterate boot-licker of Israel and the Jewish lobby, Farah has mortally offended ADL too many times. For the past five years, he has boldly opposed ADL’s hate crimes laws, publicizing their abuses in Canada and throughout the world. He consistently exposes persecution of Christians in America by Jewish attack groups including the Southern Poverty Law Center and ACLU. He castigates the (largely Jewish-dominated) abortion industry as well as Planned Parenthood. ADL considers this unforgivable; WorldNetDaily must be destroyed. You can be sure the League is already alienating WND advertisers and amassing an extensive dossier of information about Farah.

What can save Farah and other conservatives? Affirmations of support for Israel and Jews, surpassing even ADL in its hate for “anti-Semitism?” Hardly. Farah must do something he has evidently never done before: trust only in God and the whole truth. He must open his mind to the fact that all the greatest Hebrew prophets, including Christ, severely criticized evil Jews and were not anti-Semitic. God delights in those who speak the whole truth, especially to the lost house of Israel. Scripture prophesies the eventual redemption of a repentant Jewish remnant out of unbelieving Jewry. If Farah continues to dishonor God and his readers with half-truths and outright lies, not only ADL will despise him. God will have contempt for him and abandon him to his enemies.

I’m glad Farah wrote his recent article. It is progress since it mentions the terror-inspiring word “ADL” eight times. That’s eight times more than any other conservative leaders have had the nerve to utter it. Maybe soon another leader of the religious right will be encouraged by Farah’s sputtering, misfiring, self-protective article. Maybe he will muster courage to actually aim at the target.


Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative watchdog organization. 

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