Gopnik reviews biblical scholar Pagels' new book, “Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation,” which makes a strong case that the Book of Revelation was mostly political,
that Revelation is essentially an anti-Christian polemic. That is, it was written by an expatriate follower of Jesus who wanted the movement to remain within an entirely Jewish context, as opposed to the “Christianity” just then being invented by St. Paul, who welcomed uncircumcised and trayf-eating Gentiles into the sect. At a time when no one quite called himself “Christian,” in the modern sense, John is prophesying what would happen if people did. That’s the forward-looking worry in the book....
Both Chris Wallace and Shep Smith of Fox News criticized Netanyahu's planned address to the GOP Congress as an insult. They also note that the current Israeli government has been the biggest impediment to the two- state solution.
The GOP wants Netanyahu to direct scuttle multinational nuclear negiotations with Iran for some unknown reason. Perhaps we can engage in the war with Iran that Netanyahu desires. American troops are the ones he envisions doing the fighting.
How the planned Congressional address will effect the upcoming election in Israel is unclear.
He can't run for both Senate and President at the same time in Florida. He maybe just raising money for his Senate race. He was originally being groomed by the Bush machine for a run as president but that fell apart when he ran for the Senate. He found himself on the outs with JEB.