Air Date: June 25, 2012
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: David Rubin
David Rubin is the former Mayor of Shiloh, Israel, in the region of Samaria, known to most of the world as the West Bank. He is founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund, dedicated to easing the trauma of children who have been victims of terrorist attacks, as well as rebuilding the biblical heartland of Israel. David is the author of the groundbreaking book, The Islamic Tsunami: Israel and America in the Age of Obama, which exposes the attempts of the Islamic ideologues to destroy Judeo-Christian civilization. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Rubin currently resides in Israel with his wife and children on a hilltop overlooking the site of Ancient Shiloh, the hallowed ground where the Tabernacle stood 369 years in the time of Joshua, Hannah and Samuel the Prophet.
Crosstalk listeners may remember that when Hosni Mubarak of Egypt was overthrown by demonstrators, the military took over and said they would meet the demands of the protestors for free elections. This alleged, “pro-democracy” movement later came to be known as the “Arab Spring”. David admits there were free elections; however, he noted that in the Islamic world, free elections don’t guarantee freedom of religion, speech or the press.
President Obama has said that the Egyptian revolution will “inspire” us. David, on the other hand, doesn’t see the election of Mohammed Morsi and leadership via the Muslim Brotherhood as inspiring when 80% of the Egyptian people believe that a Muslim who changes his religion should be executed.
Internally, can Egypt’s military and the Muslim Brotherhood get along? Externally, can our leadership establish positive ties with Egypt and how will this affect our relationship with Israel? Get David’s perspective on this and other aspects of this changing scenario when you review this edition of Crosstalk.
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