Dark Crusade: Christian Zionism and US Foreign Policy by Clifford A. Kiracofe

By Clifford A. Kiracofe

Regardless of its efforts to advertise peace and instil democracy within the zone, the United States is considered via many within the heart East as a unethical dealer waging a "dark campaign" opposed to its enemies: in covert collaboration with Israel. The the most important hostility to Arab and Palestinian pursuits of the so-called "Zionist foyer" within the US has lengthy been well-known. however it is one other much less widely used point in US politics that more and more calls the pictures on Capitol Hill, directing the process American overseas coverage there: Christian Zionism. Christian Zionists now impact not just the Republican occasion, but additionally the White residence and Congress. Protestant fundamentalists are watching for the tip of the realm and they have lengthy made universal reason with the main severe political parts within the kingdom of Israel. yet why? Jews and fundamentalist Christians not often seem like usual allies. Adhering to a feverish apocalyptic ideology, Christian Zionists however think that recovery of the total biblical Holy Land to the Jewish humans will end result the thousand-year reign of Christ. in the course of his 11 years operating within the Senate, the writer saw before everything hand the deep-seated effect of Christian Zionism on American international coverage, and is uniquely certified to evaluate its value. darkish campaign deals the main nuanced research but written of this harmful and complicated phenomenon.

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In June 1980, the USA and Oman concluded an agreement that gave the USA access to Omani air and naval facilities, effectively making Oman a base for the American military in the Persian Gulf. This agreement was revised and renewed in 2000 and its value was highlighted by the subsequent Iraq War. 33 These figures are especially shocking because the USA had The Early American Republic and the Muslim World 37 positive relations with Egypt just after the American Civil War and for the last three decades has relied on Egypt as a partner in the Middle East peace process.

17 Debate continues over the extent of Napoleon’s commitment to the restoration of Palestine to the Jews, but his complex program for the organization and ‘regeneration’ of Jews in France itself is well known and had implications for Jewish emancipation and acquisition of full civil liberties in Europe generally. 19 ‘Napoleon was eager for help from any source,’ historian Nathan Schur argues, noting he attempted to obtain support from Druze, Maronite Christians and even Muslim elements. Schur believes it is possible that Napoleon made specific promises, although definitive historical evidence has yet to be found to support the case.

The main challenge to European stability was the hegemonic drive of Louis XIV in the latter part of the seventeenth century for domination over Europe. In due course, this necessarily sparked continued FrancoBritish rivalry. 15 The Ottoman Empire, while not an integral part of the European states system, interacted with it in significant ways. The great powers eyed each other warily and entered into defensive and offensive combinations, when doing so seemed to suit their interests and desire for self-preservation.

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