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Have you written anything against John Hagee and his organization?

05/30/08

I am very concerned with CUFI, John Hagee's oranization. I believe it will bring persecution upon the Jew and any Christian opposing it. Have you directly addressed this organization?

Yes, we have published an article mentioning CUFI and related organizations.

Here is a link to the article.

You are right that CUFI, alongside AIPAC, makes it hard for anyone in public office to oppose Zionism.

Regarding Hagee's recent comments that the Holocaust was G-d's way of punishing Jews for not being Zionists, those who get offended by this should be aware that religious Zionist scholars have made the same ridiculous claim.

As far back as 1933, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, the spiritual father of religious Zionism, compared Hitler in a sermon to a shofar made from the horn of an unclean animal, which can be used on Rosh Hashanah only if there are no kosher horns available. If the people of Israel do not seek redemption themselves, he said, "the enemies of Israel blow in our ears for redemption. They force us to hear the sound of the shofar, they warn and make noise and do not allow us to rest in exile. The horn of an unclean animal becomes the shofar of the Messiah. Amalek, Petliura [who was allegedly responsible for many Ukrainian pogroms], Hitler - they wake us up to redemption."

One could of course argue that Rabbi Kook said this six years before World War II broke out. But the analogy remains in the writings of his followers to this day: If the Jews had awoken and returned to the Promised Land in time, G-d would have had no need for the Holocaust.

A similar claim is made by Rabbi Yissachar Shlomo Teichtal in Eim Habonim Smeicha, a strongly Zionist work written during the Holocaust.

You don't have to be a believer in the Torah or an anti-Zionist to be shocked at such words, which portray G-d as punishing millions of innocent for the sin of...not fighting for themselves and making a government. Just sometimes it takes an outsider to say it and wake the Zionists up to what they themselves say.