Tuesday, 18 December 2012
How The Israeli Embassy In Dublin Might Have Dilated On The Theme

A Thought For Christmas Causes “Outrage?”

by sheikyermami on December 18, 2012


Hugh Fitzgerald ina post a few years ago:

“What would happen if the Virgin Mary came to Bethlehem today?” — asks a local “Palestinian” Arab in this article.

That’s easy.

Mary, Joseph, and the baby they are about to have are all, of course, Jewish. And if the Virgin Mary (presumably with Joseph) were to arrive in Bethlehem today, and arrived without the IDF around them, in a place now controlled by the kind of Palestinian Muslim Arabs who are there now, they would be killed on the spot.

Someone among the killers would think to cut the baby out of Mary, and raise him, the baby Jesus, as a Palestinian Arab and good Muslim. And come to think of it, that is exactly what Islam does when it appropriates, and changes, the Jesus of Christianity for the Jesus of Islam, about which Karen Armstrong is such an enthusiast.

That’s what would happen if a Jewish girl, the Virgin Mary, arrived nine months pregnant, and with labor pains beginning, anywhere that “Palestinian Arabs” were free to do what they do to any Israeli who happens to wander or stumble or arrive, unprotected, in their midst today. And if you need evidence for that, start with any number of Israeli hitchhikers picked up and murdered, or those two Israeli boys beaten to death in a cave, or those two Israeli reservists who took a wrong turn into Ramallah and were lynched, as those who killed them and gouged out their eyes held up their bloody hands to a crowd below hysterical with its own happiness and hate, or those four little Jewish girls sitting in their car, methodically shot to death, one by one, by one more brave hero — hailed as a hero, held up as a model — of the “Palestinian resistance.”

Despicable Cartoon: No Outrage.

 Truth on Facebook: Outrage!

We have come full circle: in the eyes of Western leftists, Jesus was a Palestinian Arab and the Jews are the occupying Roman legions.

Posted on 12/18/2012 4:54 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
19 Dec 2012
Christina McIntosh

 Yes.  Mary - Miriam of Nazareth -  is Rivkah Holzberger.  Mary is Tali Hatuel (the mother of those four little girls whom Hugh mentioned; she was nine months pregnant).  Mary is the pregnant Jewish woman who, only this last year, was among the dead in that bus that the Muslims blew up, in Bulgaria, because it had Jews on board.  And I remember - though I cannot recall her name offhand - another Jewish Israeli woman, very very pregnant, who (with her husband) was attacked by Muslims; they shot at her and her husband and them, after the car crashed, they raked her torso with bullets to be quite, quite sure that she and her baby were destroyed.

Everyone knows the nativity story.  But few know St John the Divine's cosmic meditation thereupon, in the Revelations, chapter 12. To understand it fully, one needs to know that in Genesis the sun, the moon and the stars are - in the story of one of Joseph's dreams - a figure for the House of Israel; and perhaps one also needs to know the Hebrew/ Jewish image of Amalek, the Destroyer.

"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.

"And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered".  {Note: the English here is passive, but the Greek is active - it means something like 'strove to bring forth' - CM).

'And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his horns; and his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven and did cast them to the earth; and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born".

Eros, Life, Kol Israel, Bride of God, the Woman, this woman blazing with life and light: for John, she is Miriam of Nazareth - this was what was happening, the meaning of what was happening in Bethlehem; the Woman giving birth, bringing forth divine life.. but there before her, crouching, snarling, gaping, is the Destroyer, Thanatos, the Dragon, lurking, to devour her child.

But YHWH is on the side of the woman, and the child, and the Destroyer is thwarted, the Child rescued, the mother swept away to safety.

"And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron (echo of Psalm 2, here - CM) and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

"And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God..".

Those who do not accept the Christian story may still 'read' that great icon from Revelations as giving us a powerful image of Life vs Death; and remember, this pregnant woman in John's vision is a Jewish woman (indeed, one particular Jewish woman, in time and space and history).

Throughout history that Dragon which seeks to devour the Child and the Woman has been many things; but today, I would say, it is Islam.  There is in Islam a murderous and violent animus toward wome, and in particular toward pregnant women; and toward pregnant Jewish women, Islam - the Ummah - is perhaps most violent and murderous of all.

Perhaps some brave artist may like to meditate upon St John's vision and show us...the Affirmation of Life vs the Worship of Death, that is, he House of Israel as a heavily pregnant star-crowned woman in shining garments, assailed by a monstrous dragon representing the Ummah.

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