The Sixties Radical-

My people The Jews have had a bulls eye focused on us since the beginning of time. This goes back to the time when Adonai made a covenant with Avraham (See Genesis 10-14). Since that time Adonai made subsequent covenants with Yitz’chak, Ya’akov and David.

Adonai’s promise to David is very important. Adonai promised David that he would have a son from Adonai and his name is Yeshua. David’s seed would last forever and Yeshua a descendant of David would rule over the House of Jacob forever. Yeshua would be the King of Jews. Yeshua sit on the throne of Adonai. Yerushalayim is the capital promised to Israel by Adonai.


The Truth Revolt send me this little diddy.

This story has not received much attention. “The anti-Israel left doesn’t know what to make of Chloe Valdary. An African-American evangelical Christian girl who grew up in New Orleans, Valdary has taken it upon herself to combat the ant-Israel movement on college campuses. And she’s causing a stir.

Valdary is a member of the Intercontinental Church of God, which reveres the Hebrew Bible and follows the Hebrew calendar.  As The Times of Israel details, her study of early civil rights leaders, many of whom strongly supported Israel, and her interest in the Holocaust and the history of Israel has given her a unique perspective on the current hostility among many on the Left.

A senior at the University of New Orleans, Valdary has regularly contributed articles in the Jewish press, blogging for The Times of Israel for two years, and led pro-Israel campus events. Her article for Tablet Magazine in July, “To the Students for Justice in Palestine,” earned her widespread attention as she accused them of misappropriating black civil rights rhetoric:

“You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes, and you do not get to feign victimhood in our name,” she wrote. “You do not get to pretend as though you and Rosa Parks would have been great buddies in the 1960s. Rosa Parks was a real Freedom Fighter. Rosa Parks was a Zionist.”

As the Times points out, Valdary’s contextualization of the support of Israel in the black civil rights movement disrupts the current leftist narrative and highlights the shift that occurred in the movement after MLK:

Her outspoken support for Israel in the name of civil rights not only cuts against the arguments of Students for Justice in Palestine and other critics of Israel, but also against the drift of much black civil rights rhetoric over the past few decades.

While a number of early civil rights leaders, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., were supportive of Israel, subsequent black leaders — particularly starting with the black power movement in the late 1960s — often have been sharply critical of the Jewish state. Black power leader Stokely Carmichael described Israel as a “settler colony,” while more recently, professor and activist Cornel West endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “war criminal.”

Valdary argues that while certainly Israel, like all countries, has issues with discrimination, accusations of “apartheid” and Jim Crow laws are false and an abuse of black civil rights rhetoric. She also staunchly opposes the two-state solution and argues that the defense of Israel is grounded in liberal values protecting indigenous groups.

Her political views have made her the target of criticism, including some that has particularly focused on her race. “They finally did it: found a Negro Zionist: Uncle Tom is dancin’ for joy!” blogger Richard Silverstein posted on Facebook.

Writer and filmmaker Max Blumenthal, who is aggressively anti-Israel, also took his shots at Valdary, saying she was unqualified to have an opinion and saying she’s representative of a negative trend for the “Jewish lobby”:

“This is a perfect example of where the Israel lobby is heading, of where Zionism itself is heading, is that a right-wing evangelical has been recruited to attack Jewish intellectuals and to tell them that they are bad Jews.”

But Valdary has also found great support with groups such as Camera, ZOA, and Americans for Peace and Tolerance and comradeship with other like-minded activists such as TruthRevolt‘s Daniel Mael. In the coming years, Valdary hopes to help build upon the existing but often marginalized pro-Israel movement among black civil rights leaders by continuing to lead her campus organization, Allies for Israel, to contribute to the national and international conversation through her writing, and continue to work with other groups to advocate for Israel.


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