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Politics : Israel to U.S. : Now Deal with Syria and Iran

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To: Ed Huang who wrote (5932)10/4/2004 4:48:56 AM
From: GUSTAVE JAEGER   of 22250
 
Judeofascism's Pope Pat Robertson outjews Ariel Sharon:

Mon., October 04, 2004 Tishrei 19, 5765

Pat Robertson chides 'carving' WB, Gaza
By Associated Press and Haaretz Service


As participants in the annual Jerusalem March prepared to flood city streets on Monday afternoon, American evangelist Pat Robertson, leading thousands of Christian pilgrims showing support for Israel, indirectly rebuked Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan, saying that God would "judge those who carve up the West Bank and Gaza Strip."

As many of 20,000 marchers were expected to take part in the procession, which was to pass through the heart of the city in the afternoon. A number of main traffic arteries were closed to allow the parade to pass.

In a gathering of more than 4,000 pilgrims at a Jerusalem convention center Sunday, Robertson warned that some Muslims were trying to foil "God's plan" to let Israel hold on to its lands. The number of pilgrims was about 25 percent higher than the past three years, according to organizers with the International Christian Embassy.

"I see the rise of Islam to destroy Israel and take the land from the Jews and give East Jerusalem to [Palestinian Authority Chairman] Yasser Arafat. I see that as Satan's plan to prevent the return of Jesus Christ the Lord," said Robertson, a Christian broadcaster.

In two Jerusalem appearances, Robertson Sunday praised Israel as part of God's plan and criticized Arab countries and some Muslims, saying their hopes to include Israeli-controlled land in a Palestinian state are part of "Satan's plan."

Robertson, who has made critical statements of Islam in the past, called Israel's Arab neighbors "a sea of dictatorial regimes."

He said he "sends notice" to Osama bin Laden, Arafat and Palestinian militant groups that "you will not frustrate God's plan" to have Jews rule the Holy Land until the Second Coming of Jesus.

Only God should decide if Israel should relinquish control of the lands it captured in the 1967 war, including the Gaza Strip, West Bank and East Jerusalem, Robertson said, in a reference to Sharon's plan to pull out of Gaza next year.

"God says, 'I'm going to judge those who carve up the West Bank and Gaza Strip,'" Robertson said. "'It's my land and keep your hands off it.'"

Blowing rams' horns and exclaiming "Hallelujah," hundreds of pilgrims - including visitors from Norway, England and Germany - gathered in downtown Jerusalem to pray for peace and celebrate Israel's unification of the city with the capture of East Jerusalem in 1967.

haaretz.com
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