A textbook used in colleges across the United Kingdom has been found to have an alarming anti-Israel prejudice.
The textbook—called Skills in English Writing: Level 1—is used to teach students English as a second language, and one of its segments on geography includes a map of the Middle East on which the name “Israel” is nowhere to be found. Instead, the Jewish nation is labeled “Occupied Palestine.”
This textbook’s widespread use in the UK is symptomatic of the nation’s embrace of Islamic culture. Garnet Education, the firm that produced the book, is owned by the Lebanese Tahseen Khayat Group, which also owns Ithaca Press—a publisher specializing in Islamic studies. Any question of the group’s political leanings should be obliterated by the fact that Ithaca Press recently published Through Secret Channels—a book written by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
So, why would so many educational institutions in the UK choose to teach from such a book? London bends over backward to demonstrate its hospitality toward Islam’s culture and beliefs, no matter how extreme. Lax immigration policies and liberal social benefit programs combine to make Britain an attractive home to swaths of Islamists.
The textbook is also one of many indications showing that not only is the traditional anti-Semitism of the far right gaining momentum, but it is being joined by a new leftist anti-Semitism in media and academia. Among British liberals especially, Israel has come to be regularly accused of explicit racism. And the disparagement of Israel’s foreign policy often bleeds into resentment of Jews in general.
There is a growing divide under way—propelled by public opinion—between Britain and Israel, two nations which have traditionally been strong allies. The changing British demographic is also creating a similar rift between the UK and the United States. The ever broadening breaches between these three entities leave all three substantially weaker. To understand the significance of the drift of these nations away from each other, read The United States and Britain in Prophecy.
German and U.S. troops are being deployed on a NATO mission along the Turkish border with the ongoing Syrian civil war continuing.
January 9, 2013
Troops and military equipment from the United States and Germany headed for Turkey on Tuesday. The deployment will support nato operations along the Turkish-Syrian border. American forces included soldiers from the Army Air and Missile Defense Command, based in Ramstein, Germany. German soldiers deployed from the Dutch city of Eindhoven.
The United States, Germany and also the Netherlands are each sending soldiers to Turkey, along with a pair of Patriot missile batteries. The six Patriot batteries are intended to protect Turkey against any spillover from Syria’s ongoing civil war.
Although they are ineffective against artillery and mortar fire, Patriot batteries can shoot down enemy missiles, as well as manned aircraft. The systems are expected to become operational later this month.
America and Germany are cooperating on this nato mission, and it appears that Washington wants to rely on Berlin even more in the future. But in doing so, the United States is expecting friendship and peace from the greatest war-making nation in history.
The Bible reveals where this relationship will lead. Ezekiel 23 refers to Germany as America’s “lover,” but it also shows that Germany will betray America in the end.
In the September/October 2000 issue of the Trumpet, editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote that the United States trusts Germany more than it trusts God. America’s trust in Germany, he said, “could be the worst foreign-policy mistake we have ever made—or ever will make.”
The German government is planning a spectacular new battery cell factory to be constructed in the state of Saxony. It will produce the best lithium-based product, transforming the auto industry and dominating market share. In the spirit of economic lebensraum, it will be the largest instillation of its kind in Europe.
At the end of October 2012, German officials traveled to the Batteries 2012 convention in Nice, France, eager to inform manufacturing partners of the planned factory and its cutting-edge product, with the goal of establishing strong sales pipelines.
“Discover market opportunities in Germany,” read the banner advertisement for Germany Trade and Investment (gtai) on the official Batteries convention website. Keynote speakers hailed from Japan, India, North America and Europe, but they were unsurprisingly dominated by a battery of German captains of the energy industry.
Thomas Grigoleit, renewable energy expert at gtai in Berlin, stated, “To realize the leading position Germany has taken in the field of electromobility, one must analyze the numbers. There are 1.72 million electric and hybrid cars in Europe, of which Germany claims 670,000. If R&D continues to increase in terms of funding and in the generation of intellectual capital, this number could potentially almost double by 2020.”
The national business and job market is watching closely, as the aggressive plan requires confirmation of integrity of price, product life cycle and charging, combined with foreign investment, in order to propel the project to its intended lithium summit.
Germany’s goal, as with numerous other markets, is to become the Continent’s most dominant vendor for electric cars and parts supply. Berlin’s Environment Ministry is so confident of the project’s success that it forecasts some 30,000 extra employment opportunities as its result.
The Trumpet’s editor in chief has drawn particular attention to the domineering of Europe by Germany, from domestic to foreign policy, finance, trade, religion and military expansionism. On the surface, to the ignorant observer, the ever increasing overt actions of German elites appears just another business plan. However, to the non-ignorant of recent geopolitical past, such aggressiveness, exploitation, regional expansionism and blatant Euromart domineering reveals the scale and impact of an aggressive continental and globally unchallenged economic policy whose designed scope portends disturbing, far-reaching, historic implications. Request Herbert W. Armstrong’s booklet Who or What Is the Prophetic Beast? for a deeper comprehension of these concerning developments.
As the Trumpet has exhaustively reported for over two decades, the fiscal foolishness of one-time “United” States and “Great” Britain squandering their economic birthright inheritance blessings, and their respective unabashed turning away from the great God from whence those blessings came, are resulting in punishment at the hands of Europe’s undisputed king and master (Isaiah 10:5-7).
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The war for women’s equality, in many ways, has already been won. Women now dominate men in most of the fields they have battled for—from elementary schools to universities, in sheer numbers in the workforce, within hundreds of formerly male-dominated careers.
Most people applaud and celebrate this mass unleashing of woman power. Many say it hasn’t been radical enough. They say the Pink Revolution has only begun.
One area they particularly want to target is the tippy top of the leadership pyramid. Currently the vast majority of heads of state, politicians and corporate leaders are still men. But women are making determined efforts to change that, and a number of factors suggest that it’s only a matter of time. “Within a generation, Britain will not hear any more concerns about too few women being on the boards of public companies. There may be quotas for men,” predicts Liza Mundy in the Spectator (Sept. 7, 2012).
In politics, women are definitely taking strides. In America’s last election, women won big. The new Congress has a record number of women, including 20 senators and 82 representatives—28 of whom are non-white women. New Hampshire became the first state to elect an all-woman congressional delegation, with two women representatives to go along with two women senators. The state also elected a woman as its governor.
“There is no longer an all-male state legislature anywhere in the country,” observed Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. “Forty percent of the U.S. population now has at least one woman senator.”
And she sees this as just a start. “We have to double down in 2014. We’ve got to make sure we recruit more women for office,” she told a pro-choice political group after the election, “because it’s not just a slogan that when women run, women win. They do, and when women run, Democrats win.”
In a recent interview with abc News, the newly sworn-in women senators exulted in their electoral victories with a healthy measure of condescension toward their male colleagues.
“We’re less on testosterone,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein explained. “We don’t have that need to always be confrontational.” Sen. Maria Cantwell praised women for being uniquely able to “leave their ego at the door.” Sen. Patty Murray described her view of the superiority of women in government: “Every man wakes up in the morning and looks in the mirror and says, I could be president. I think every woman looks in the mirror and says, What can I get done for my country today?”
If Washington is ever to be fixed, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand believes, “It’s women who are going to lead the way.” Sen. Barbara Boxer says that with only 20 senators, women are still “underrepresented” in the Senate. “I think that until we get to 50, we still have to fight, because it’s still a problem,” she said.
Do you suppose that they would actually stop “the fight” upon reaching 50, considering how much better women senators supposedly are?
The party line is that this is a fight for women’s equality. The truth, though, is that these women seek to rule. They believe they are more qualified, more responsible, more grown-up, more capable. In their view, men have had their turn and failed. Now they want to step in and take over.
God, though, says they’ve already taken over. He prophesies of our day in Isaiah 3:12: “As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them.”
Look for more information on this revolutionary trend in a coming issue of the Philadelphia Trumpet.
“We want a country for the Palestinians on the entire land of Palestine,” he said in an interview shown on Al-Quds tv, March 20, 2010, in Lebanon.
“All the talk about a two-state solution and about peace is nothing but an illusion, which the Arabs have been chasing for a long time now,” he continued. “They will not get from the Zionists anything but this illusion.”
“We must confront this Zionist entity,” he said. “All ties of all kinds must be severed with this plundering criminal entity.”
“We should employ all forms of resistance against them,” he said in his September statement. “There should be military resistance within the land of Palestine against those criminal Zionists, who attack Palestine and the Palestinians. There should also be political resistance and economic resistance through a boycott, as well as by supporting the resistance fighters. This should be the practice of the Muslims and the Arabs outside Palestine. They should support the resistance fighters and besiege the Zionist wherever they are.”
If Morsi wants to eliminate Israel, and replace it with a state of Palestine, and if he believes that peace is an illusion, how long do you think he will maintain Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel? Only for as long as it suits him.
Morsi shuffled his cabinet January 6, bringing in more Islamists. Three new ministers are long-standing Muslim Brotherhood members. The new finance minister, Al-Mursi al-Sayed Hegazy, specializes in Islamic banking. Egyptian media report that he may be on the Brotherhood’s side.
Morsi and the Islamists are growing in power in Egypt. Israel absolutely cannot trust them.
For more information on where Israel is heading, see our article “On the Road to Sharia Law” from the latest print edition of the Trumpet magazine.