DAVID IN NORTH CAROLINA
This past weekend David has been teaching the Bible at a Prophecy Conference at Calvary Chapel in Cary, North Carolina, where the Senior Pastor, Rodney Finch, ministers the Word of God each week. The theme this past weekend has been "ISRAEL IN THE LAST DAYS." David began with the message last Friday night on the question: "ARE THESE THE LAST DAYS?" On Saturday morning he gave two messages: "ISRAEL UNDER ATTACK" and "PERILS WE WILL FACE." As this weekly e-mail goes out, David is finishing his series on Sunday morning with the message "WHY SUPPORT ISRAEL IN THE LAST DAYS?" We so appreciate your prayers and financial support for this Bible-teaching ministry!
THE PALESTINIAN NATIONAL CHARTER
One of the most serious problems we have with what is going on in Israel deals with the Palestinian National Charter, written in 1968, after the Six-Day War. The late Yassir Arafat said many times that the so-called "Palestinians" would make the necessary changes in that Charter in order to satisfy the demands of the "Road Map to Peace" which promises to divide the Land of Israel as well as the City of Jerusalem. The "Palestinians" have NEVER been a nation, culture, separate language, etc. It is a fabrication of Islam in order to destroy the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Please take the time to read the 33 articles of this Charter which we will present in their entirety in both this issue of HFT Connect as well as in the June 15 edition. Here are the first 18 articles of this "Charter":
ARTICLE 1: Palestine is the homeland of the Arab Palestinian people; it is an indivisible part of the Arab homeland, and the Palestinian people are an integral part of the Arab nation.
ARTICLE 2: Palestine, with the boundaries it had during the British Mandate, is an indivisible territorial unit.
ARTICLE 3: The Palestinian Arab people possess the legal right to their homeland and have the right to determine their destiny after achieving the liberation of their country in accordance with their wishes and entirely of their own accord and will.
ARTICLE 4: The Palestinian identity is a genuine, essential, and inherent characteristic; it is transmitted from parents to children. The Zionist occupation and the dispersal of the Palestinian Arab people, through the disasters which befell them, do not make them lose their Palestinian identity and their membership in the Palestinian community, nor do they negate them.
ARTICLE 5: The Palestinians are those Arab nationals who, until 1947, normally resided in Palestine regardless of whether they were evicted from it or have stayed there. Anyone born after that date, of a Palestinian father , whether inside Palestine or outside it, is also a Palestinian.
ARTICLE 6: The Jews who had normally resided in Palestine until the beginning of the Zionist invasion will be considered Palestinians.
ARTICLE 7: That there is a Palestinian community and that it has material, spiritual, and historical connection with Palestine are indisputable facts. It is a national duty to bring up individual Palestinians in an Arab revolutionary manner. All means of information and education must be adopted in order to acquaint the Palestinian with his country in the most profound manner, both spiritual and material, that is possible. He must be prepared for the armed struggle and ready to sacrifice his wealth and his life in order to win back his homeland and bring about its liberation.
ARTICLE 8: The phase in their history through which the Palestinian people are now living, is that of nation (watani) struggle for the liberation of Palestine. Thus the conflicts among the Palestinian national forces are secondary; and should be ended for the sake of the basic conflict that exists between the forces of Zionism and of imperialism on the one hand, and the Palestinian Arab people on the other. On this basis the Palestinian masses, regardless of whether they are residing in the national homeland or in diaspora (mahajir) constitute, both their organizations and the individual, one national front working for the retrieval of Palestine and its liberation though armed struggle.
ARTICLE 9: Armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine. This it is the overall strategy, not merely a tactical phase. The Palestinian Arab people assert their absolute determination and firm resolution to continue their armed struggle and to work for an armed popular revolution for the liberation of their country and their return to it. They also assert their right to normal life in Palestine and to exercise their right to self-determination and sovereignty over it.
ARTICLE 10: Commando action constitutes the nucleus of the Palestinian popular liberation war. This requires its escalation, comprehensiveness, and he mobilization of all the Palestinian popular and educational efforts and their organization and involvement in the armed Palestinian revolution. It also requires the achieving of unity for the national (watani) struggle among the different groupings of the Palestinian people, and between the Palestinian people and the Arab masses, so as to secure the continuation of the revolution, its escalation, and victory.
ARTICLE 11: The Palestinians will have three mottoes: nation (wataniyya) unity, national (qawmiyya) mobilization, and liberation.
ARTICLE 12: The Palestinian people believe in Arab unity. In order to contribute their share toward the attainment of that objective, however, they must, at the present stage of their struggle, safeguard their Palestinian identity and develop their consciousness of that identity, and oppose any plan that may dissolve or impair it.
ARTICLE 13: Arab unity and the liberation of Palestine are two complementary objectives, the attainment of either of which facilitates the attainment of the other. Thus, Arab unity leads to the liberation of Palestine, the liberation of Palestine leads to Arab unity; and work toward the realization of one objective proceeds side by side with work toward the realization of the other.
ARTICLE 14: The destiny of the Arab nation, and indeed Arab existence itself, depend upon the destiny of the Palestinian cause. From the interdependence springs the Arab nation’s pursuit of, and striving for, the liberation of Palestine. The people of Palestine play the role of the vanguard in the realization of this sacred (qawmi) goal.
ARTICLE 15: The liberation of Palestine, from an Arab viewpoint, is a national (qawmi) duty and it attempts to repel the Zionist and imperialist aggression against the Arab homeland, and aims at the elimination of Zionism in Palestine. Absolute responsibility for this falls upon the Arab nation, peoples and governments, with the Arab people of Palestine in the vanguard. Accordingly, the Arab nation must mobilize all its military, human, moral, and spiritual capabilities to participate actively with the Palestinian people in the liberation of Palestine. It must, particularly in the phase of the armed Palestinian revolution, offer and furnish the Palestinian people with all possible help, and material and human support, and make available to them the means and opportunities that will enable them to continue to carry out their leading role in the armed revolution, until they liberate their homeland.
ARTICLE 16: The liberation of Palestine, from a spiritual point of view, will provide the Holy Land with an atmosphere of safety and tranquility, which in turn will safeguard the country’s religious sanctuaries and guarantee freedom of worship and of visit to all, without discrimination of race, color, language, or religion. Accordingly, the people of Palestine look to all spiritual forces in the world for support.
ARTICLE 17: The liberation of Palestine, from a human point of view, will restore to the Palestinian individual his dignity, pride, and freedom. Accordingly the Palestinian Arab people look forward to the support of all those who believe in the dignity of man and his freedom in the world.
ARTICLE 18: The liberation of Palestine, from an international point of view, is a defensive action necessitated by the demands of self-defense. Accordingly the Palestinian people, desirous as they are of the friendship of all people, look to freedom-loving and peace-loving states for support in order o restore their legitimate rights in Palestine, to re-establish peace and security in the country, and to enable its people to exercise national sovereignty and freedom.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The remaining 15 articles will be presented in the June 15 edition of HFT CONNECT. Please notice carefully in the above articles the repetition of the words "liberation of Palestine." Those words refer to the destruction of the State of Israel and the annihilation of the Jewish people!
There also is no such thing as the "Palestinian people" (no culture, language, people, history, etc., it is an attempt to create that which does not exist in order to gain the sympathy of the world. The Arab peoples of the world have many nations already, and the desire to live in the Land of Israel and to prove some sort of historical right to this Land was NEVER a pressing issue nor national desire until the Jewish people returned to the Land and established the sovereign State of Israel. These articles NEVER refer to the Bible and its history nor to the fact that this Land was given to the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as an "everlasting covenant" from God Himself!)
MORE TO COME NEXT WEEK