This is a title of a new book from Nauka
(Science) Moscow Publishing House. The publication is sponsored
by Michael Cherney Foundation and supported by Russian
The book brings home the spiritual meaning
of the war on Islamic Fundamentalism. In this war, Israel
took the brunt of the struggle against the new world evil,
and it is standing side by side with Russia.
The historical missions of Russia and Israel
are bound inextricably, and return of peace from Babylon to
Jerusalem - from belief in profit to belief in the Good -
lies through the unity of Russians and Israelis.
The book also raises the important issue
of Russia retaking its key role in the Middle East, that of
the protector of Arab Christians suffering from Islamic extremism,
and the role of Russian Orthodox Church as the equal partner
of Western Church in the cause of joining all Christians in
Zion around the Jerusalem mother church.
The book's first section includes a selection
of articles by Russian Orthodox hierarchs, from Feofan the
Recluse to Patriarch Alexiy the Second, whose works prove
that a true Christian cannot be an anti-Semite.
The second section is the book Babylon
and Jerusalem proper, which shows why a true disciple
of Christ cannot be an anti-Zionist, cannot help Israel's
enemies, and cannot step aside from Israel's war. The book
is written by Jan Willem van der Hoven, the founder of International
Christian Embassy in Jerusalem. The prophetic book Babylon
and Jerusalem has been translated into several languages,
and now appears in Russian for the first time.
The third section describes the steps that
can be taken by Russia and Russian Orthodox Church to help
Israel and Christian Arabs in Palestine. It contains the Open
Letter from Avigdor Liberman to Patriarch Alexiy, which outlines
the plan to set up a Christian Bethlehem enclave with active
support of Russia and Russian Orthodox Church.