by Keith Johnson
Groups of Evangelical Christian Zionists from the U.S. are providing free labor to illegal Jewish settlers in the West Bank of occupied Palestine.
According to National Public Radio, “The Christian volunteers pay for their tickets and cover their own expenses to come. They work for about six weeks at a time, mostly in the wineries. Hundreds take part every year. It’s a kind of a work-stay program with a spiritual purpose.”
“We take the Bible and we look at those things and we see that one of the exciting things for us is that prophecy of scripture is being fulfilled,” says Tommy Waller, founder of HaYovel, a group that brings willing gentile slaves to what his website calls “the mountains of Israel—Where prophecy meets reality.”
“We don’t bring people here that are expecting mud baths and skin treatments and things like that,” says Waller. “We’re kind of rough guys, nice guys, a lot of us are rednecks from the South, wanting to do a good thing and to help people.”
Is that right, Waller? Let’s let Rabbi Ovadia Yosef tell you what his Talmud says you are, and why you’re really there:
“Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel.”
“In Israel, death has no dominion over them…With gentiles, it will be like any person – they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money. This is his servant…That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew.”
“Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat. That is why gentiles were created.”
Read the NPR transcript here and leave a comment.
Better yet, visit the HaYovel website and give Mr. Waller a piece of your mind.