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Christian Zionism is a belief among some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, is in accordance with Biblical prophecy. The term Christian Zionism was popularized in the mid-twentieth century, following the coining of the term "Zionism" in 1890. Prior to that time the common term was Restorationism.
Hippolytus and Irenaeus foresaw a Jewish return from exile, despite unbelief. Traditional Catholic thought however did not consider Zionism in any form; Christian advocacy of the restoration of the Jews arose following the Protestant Reformation. A contemporary Israeli historian suggests that evangelical Christian Zionists of the 1840s 'passed this notion on to Jewish circles'.
Some Christian Zionists believe that the "ingathering" of Jews in Israel is a prerequisite for the Second Coming of Jesus. This belief is primarily, though not exclusively, associated with Christian Dispensationalism. The idea that Christians should actively support a Jewish return to the Land of Israel, along with the parallel idea that the Jews ought to be encouraged to become Christian, as a means fulfilling a Biblical prophecy has been common in Protestant circles since the Reformation. Many Christian Zionists believe that the people of Israel remain part of the chosen people of God, along with the "ingrafted" Gentile Christians.
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March 18, 2018
These Christian Zionists are active in lobbying the US government for specific policies that support the state of Israel, including the idea that Jerusalem and the West Bank belong to Israel. Two of the most prominent Christian Zionist organizations are Christians United for Israel and the InternationalÃâÃÂ ...
March 12, 2018
Balfour was called into being by the joint influence of Jewish and Christian Zionists and their supporters. Much of England's ruling class was devoutly Christian, and open to Zionist ideas. Moreover, many believed Jews had enormous global influence and – in return for the Balfour promise of a homelandÃâÃÂ ...
March 7, 2018
Or for that matter, take AIPAC, which regularly hosts the anti-Catholic, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, and crazily conspiratorial Pastor John Hagee, simply because Hagee leads a massive bloc of Christian Zionists. Image from Linda Sarsour's Instagram account where she defends Tamika Mallory.Instagram.
March 6, 2018
... Jews and Christian Zionists. Beginning in August of last year, ZOA has lobbied to have McMaster replaced as the head of the National Security Council owing to what ZOA asserts is an “anti-Israel” bias. ZOA President Morton Klein, a long-time admirer of former Trump advisor and Christian Zionist SteveÃâÃÂ ...
Salt Lake Tribune
February 27, 2018
Over the next decade, Graham became an outspoken Christian Zionist. In 1967, after the Six Day War, he told the Anti-Defamation League that he envisioned Jerusalem as an undivided Jewish city and called for evangelical-Jewish dialogue. “The Jews are God's chosen people,” he said. “We cannot placeÃâÃÂ ...
Breaking Israel News
February 15, 2018
Steve Wearp, a Christian Zionist originally from Texas, expressed similar sentiments to Ens. A few years ago, Wearp decided to pursue a dream of advocating for the Land of Israel. He founded Blessed Buy Israel, a company that sells products exclusively made in Judea and Samaria. Blessed Buy Israel isÃâÃÂ ...
February 9, 2018
An official from Christians United for Israel posted an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory about George Soros, according to Jewish Currents. Dumisani Washington, the diversity and outreach coordinator for Christians United for Israel, used his personal Facebook page to post a conspiracy theory about SorosÃâÃÂ ...
Middle East Eye
January 5, 2018
His appearance at the summit "signals a new era of Christian Zionist influence in the White House". Pence is not alone in his efforts to convince Trump to fulfill what the Christian Zionists regard as a biblical prophecy. Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, his daughter Sara Huckabee Sanders,ÃâÃÂ ...
December 14, 2017
In this, AIPAC and similar organisations were recognising the increasing demographic and political power of the Christian Zionists, and also securing a wider foundation of support at a time when American ... The Christian Zionist worldview is thus at the heart of the Trump administration's approach to Israel.
December 9, 2017
This week Jews and Christian Zionists are rejoicing that President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel, and “the capital the Jewish people established in ancient times.” He made his remarks from a room set with a Christmas backdrop, the day before the White HouseÃâÃÂ ...
October 20, 2017
Decades later, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the Christian Zionist organization led by the Texas pastor John Hagee, is enjoying remarkable access to the Trump administration; ... And some Christian Zionists in America worry that they haven't effectively reached young evangelicals with their message.
Religion & Politics
June 13, 2017
The inclusion of conservative mainline Protestant perspectives makes this volume unique in a field of largely non-denominational evangelical and fundamentalist Christian Zionist voices. Taken as a whole, the volume fuses conservative Protestant theology with the legacy of mainline Protestantism's mostÃâÃÂ ...
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