Markell: Clinton talks tough but still a liberal   March 21, 2016

The head of a messianic Jewish ministry says American Jews are being fooled if they believe Hillary Clinton is a friend of Israel.

"They can say all the nice words they want to say," observes Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries, "but in their heart they want the destruction of Israel and the exaltation of Islam."

Markell was responding to Clinton's appearance on Monday in front of the annual meeting of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Clinton told the crowd that the United States must never be "neutral" toward Israel, a knock at Donald Trump for suggesting such a stance.

Trump was scheduled to speak later on Monday along with his primary opponents Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich.

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Defending the indefensible at Oberlin     March 8, 2016

The head of an Ohio-based conservative organization says it's absurd that a college in the Buckeye State is not taking action against an anti-Semitic professor.

Oberlin College professor Joy Karga covers her Facebook page with claims that Israel and Jews were behind the September 2001 attacks, and Israel created the radical Islamic group ISIS and was behind the Paris attacks last year.

The Chronicle-Telegram reported that Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov said in a letter to the college community that Karega's posts on social media affected him on a personal level and also challenged his professional beliefs. But despite the fact that he is Jewish, and had family members murdered in the Holocaust, Krislov defended her right to free speech.

"This is typical of political correctness gone awry," observes Phil Burress of Citizens for Community Values.

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A U.S.-born Israeli terrorism expert says Donald Trump waded into a complex issue when he recently stated a "neutral" position in the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Heading into Super Tuesday, both Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz hit frontrunner Trump hard over his "neutrality" statement. Yet the president candidate shouldn't frighten Israel supporters, says David Rubin.

"Trump's beliefs are a lot more complex," says Rubin. "I heard him say as well that he hopes to be seeking advice from Israel because Israel is the only one in the Middle East that he could trust, and that he could rely on when it comes to Islamic terrorism."

Yet a strong supporter of Israel tells OneNewsNow that it's surprising evangelical voters are supporting Trump over his "neutral" stance on Israel, when both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have a different view.

"Both of these men are so pro-Israel at heart," says Jan Markell, "that's it's just grievous to see Evangelicals pull for Donald Trump who has questionable loyalty to Israel."

Click here to read the full article at   Feb. 29, 2016Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s continued lack of understanding about the difference between Israel and the terrorists who control the Palestinian territories is deeply troubling to one leader of a Messianic Jewish ministry.

During the latest GOP debate in Austin, Texas, the GOP frontrunner reiterated that he would take a neutral stance in disputes between Israel and the Palestinians.

Olive Tree Ministries Founder and Director Jan Markell, who hosts American Family Radio’s “Understanding the Times” program, believes that evangelicals who support Trump need to re-evaluate their position.
Trump says he would remain neutral on the Israel-Palestinian conflict because ...
He believes it's a non-issue
He can say anything and not lose support
He doesn't understand the ramifications
He doesn't support Israel
He really intends to do so

"This is a bedrock evangelical position — not to be neutral when it comes to the Middle East conflict,” the Christian leader explained. “We have many churches now caving to replacement theology, which says the Church is the new Israel.”

Merkel cannot understand anyone’s argument to equally support Israel and the Palestinians in their longtime dispute.

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BDS movement - no friend of Jewish liberals   Thursday, February 4, 2016
The head of a messianic Jewish ministry isn't surprised that Israeli professors who espouse liberal views are now becoming victims of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement.

A global boycott movement against Israeli universities is gaining steam. The academic boycott is part of the broader pro-Palestinian BDS campaign, which advocates boycotts, divestment, and sanctions against Israel. Israel says the campaign goes beyond fighting its occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and often masks a more far-reaching aim to "de-legitimize" or destroy the Jewish state.

Israeli academics say they are often shunned at the personal level. They experience snubs at academic conferences, struggle to get recommendations, and can experience difficulty publishing their work in professional journals.

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