Recovering Evangelicalism – Seeking a Justice-based peace in the Middle East –

MY TELEGRAM 1119   WEEKLY INTELLIGENCE APPRECIATION

RECENT JEWISH MILITARY SUCCESSES (IF INDEED OPERATIONS BASED ON THE MORTARING OF TERRIFIED WOEMN AND CHILDREN CAN BE CLASSED AS SUCH) HAVE AROUSED EXTRAVAGANT REACTIONS IN THE JEWISH PRESS, AND AMONG THE JEWS THEMSELVES A SPIRIT OF ARROGANCE WHICH BLINDS THEM TO FUTURE DIFFICULTIES …

Apologies for the Uppercase, but that is how telegrams were formatted in 1948.  The full text of this ‘TOP SECRET’ telegram from the High Commissioner for Palestine to the British Secretary of State is available in The National Archives (a link is available from the ‘History’ page of my website where this blog is relocating. You can get to the document HERE

 

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War: a Lament

Getting rid of stuff, a book fell open at random, at this:

War: a Lament

Not of its glory! leave that song to others,
Who have no risks to run, no lives at stake,
Who are not wives forlorn, are not mothers,
Let them with warlike songs the echoes wake.
The song I sing is one of grief and tears,
Of blighted homes through all life’s bitter years.

The grievousness of war! – awhile ‘tis hidden
By flashing swords, or lost ‘mid cannon’s roar,
While hate is hot, justice is overridden,
And universal brotherhood’s no more.
But let me bring the ‘afterword’ to thought:
Can glory fill the blank that war has brought?

Oh, how can hate to be overcome by hating?
Or how can blood and slaughter bring us peace?
When shall love’s morning end the night of waiting?
When shall love rule, and wars and bloodshed cease?
Not while ambition, love of power and pride
Master men’s hearts, and God is shut outside.

See how the fires of hatred Hell is heating!
See the grim weapons dealing death abroad!
See the peace-angel shudd’ringly retreating!
See how a nation sinks, bereft of God!
See the mad thirst that only blood can slake!
See and bewail! for human hearts must break!

The grievous loss of war outweighs its glory,
The woe and sorrow long outlive the gain;
The desolation lingers – when its story
Has faded from the busy people’s brain.
Oh, God have mercy, bid our warfare cease,
Teach us to choose Christ’s way of winning peace.
Ruth Tracy
from ‘The Salvationist Reciter’ published circa 1960’s

NB. Published on 11th on http://www.meec.org.uk

Right to resist

link to my recent post on website

Moving Blog

But not far. My blog is moving to my updated website. Nothing else will change, and I’ll copy posts here for a time till I get used to it. I hope you will too. To make it easy for you go to my Blog

Hi Dave, (Response in Red)
Again, thank you for allowing my post to stand! I do so because you make important, but, to my mind, inadequate points. You seem only to be able to see things from the perspective of Zionist propaganda, and I suggest your responses betray a strange lack of knowledge for someone who is clearly intelligent and has done much research.

You ask the important question; “is it seriously your position that the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is justified by European anti-Semitism?”

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Posting this link because Robert Cohen is spot on.

 

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