November 16, 2023
In this week's episode of Defending Faith, Family, and Freedom with Gary Bauer, senior vice president of public policy at the James Dobson Family Institute, Bauer calls out pro-Hamas marchers in New York City for their brazen hatred of Jews on Veterans Day. Thousands of these demonstrators were heard shouting slogans the infamous Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels would have thought useful in the 1930s. As if this wasn’t outrageous enough, these same miscreants scaled statues and tore down American flags, so they could be trampled underfoot. Then they replaced the downed American flags with the Palestinian flag. This will most certainly be a Veterans Day Manhattanites will remember, but for the most heinous reasons. The same kinds of marches occurred all over the world, including on Remembrance Day in London, where tens of thousands of anti-Israel Muslims organized identical activities and marches. But Bauer says there is some good news. On Tuesday, November 14, more than 290,000 Americans held a somber and peaceful march on the Washington, D.C. Mall in support of Israel. This was a beautiful and encouraging site. As Christians, we must continue to pray for Israel in this time of peril and also for Jews in our local communities. After all, Jesus said in John 13:34-35, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."