PJTN is set to build upon the momentum gained over the last eight years to launch the 2014 plan, PJTN 2.0. Utilizing and leveraging the many assets created, the relationships made and the associations gained, we will expand our media reach, our fight to stop anti-Semitism and our push to facilitate change at the United Nations.
K-12: Documentary Production 2014
The working title for the next PJTN documentary is Teach Your Children Well. It will focus on the disinformation now widely disseminated in the K-12 educational system including textbooks and other curriculum. From much of the information gathered and contacts made in other states, this problem is spreading. Plus, as the federal government moves to have greater control over education through the Common Core Curriculum program, more and more textbooks and materials reflecting bias, inaccuracies and political correctness will be injected into the system.
This documentary will not only highlight the anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric, it will also expose the anti-Christian, anti-American and pro-Marxist statements and teachings that have infiltrated U.S. classrooms. Thus the film will have a greater reach to Christians who have not been involved with PJTN and function in a Trojan horse manner as it subtly teaches them about the “new” anti-Semitism.
BDS AND CHRISTIAN ANTI-ZIONISM: Documentary Production 2014
This film will focus on the history of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement and its ultimate goal, to delegitimize Israel’s rights to her ancient homeland by accusing her of occupying Palestinian land. Today a growing number of mainline denominations, evangelical churches and Christian universities are joining the ranks of this “new” form of anti-Semitism by introducing resolutions to boycott Israeli products at their annual conferences. It is critical that we confront this heretical doctrine head-on with biblical truth.
This movement is not only spreading in Christian churches, but through Christian conferences like “Christ at the Checkpoint” in Bethlehem, through Christian media such as the “With God On Our Side” documentary and on Christian campuses from Oral Roberts University to Wheaton College. We cannot allow this effort to go unchallenged. It is critically important that we remind Christians of the Covenant that God made to Abraham and his descendants. Both of these films will premiere at the 2015 NRB Convention in Nashville.
In 2014, Laurie will be writing the long anticipated book that tells the story of her battle against the world’s oldest hatred. It will tell how one person, one home schooling mom, worked against the odds to make a world of difference. Laurie’s goal is to inspire others to follow in her footsteps and blaze their own path to stand with the Jewish people and Israel.
Working with Joseph Farah at WND (World Net Daily), the plan is to hire a ghostwriter to write and edit the book from Laurie’s many letters and columns as well as through an extensive interview session with her. This is the usual route taken by most people with Laurie’s already stretched time and schedule.
The main distribution will be through WND’s large internet database. Other outlets will also be utilized such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
THE PROTOCOLS CAMPAIGN
One of the major roots of today’s Jew hatred points straight to a book that tells a BIG lie, that book is the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The Protocols has reinforced the Jew as the convenient enemy in many parts of the world. Thus, the Jews are responsible for any and all ills and crises that strike. Bad crops, the Plague, foreign invaders…“the Jews” get blamed AND punished. Today, with a global financial crisis, “Jewish bankers” are blamed and anyone who is Jewish sees a virulent and pernicious anti-Semitism growing stronger once again.
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion was first published over a century ago and has been used to incite hatred, violence, and genocide against the Jewish people. The Protocols claims that a select group of Jews are attempting to seize control of the world. For decades, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion has served anti-Semitic demagogues and, as one scholar put it, “as a virtual warrant for genocide.” Alarmingly, in today’s unsettled climate of international terrorism and economic crisis, The Protocols are gaining unprecedented popularity.
From violent hate crimes on the streets of Berlin and the suburbs of Paris, to inflammatory rhetoric coming from politicians in North America, too many people are once again using The Protocols to justify the most heinous acts of violence and anti-Semitism.
The Protocols is now being spread worldwide via the internet where it can be downloaded for free in over 12 different languages. It is a devious propaganda tool for modern extremists including:
The Hamas terrorist organization, which has murdered and maimed thousands of Jews over the last decade, cites The Protocols in its Charter specifying that: “…Their plan is The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and their present [conduct] testify to the truth of what we say.”
Egyptian First Secretary Alaa Roushdy recently defended the broadcast of a miniseries, based on The Protocols asserting that, “We know that The Protocols is based on historic truth.”
The Moscow City court ruled that the publication of books like The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and Mein Kampf do not incite racial hatred. They closed a criminal investigation against the publisher of those books, who wrote that “Jews are by their very nature destroyers, the children of the Devil…”
This Big Lie forms the nucleus of the strategy of well-orchestrated global anti-Israel, anti-Jewish, anti-Semitic PR campaigns, like BDS aimed at the de-legitimization of Israel.
PJTN is now embarking on an ambitious strategy, as it launches a campaign to disavow the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. We plan to directly attack one of the root causes of anti-Semitism that for centuries has continued to fester and metastasize throughout the world.
We are leveraging our NGO standing at the UN and our association with the WCICC to launch an unprecedented campaign directed to convince the Russian government, the creator of the Protocols, to disavow this leading cause of modern anti-Semitism. By actively seeking the support of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church, we look to influence the leaders who can step up and publicly denounce this Big Lie.
As a result of our efforts, Laurie petitioned The Most Reverend David Choby, Bishop of the Archdiocese of Nashville to assist with a request for a meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis to discuss His Grace’s assistance with this unprecedented initiative. Her request has been accepted. Laurie and a delegation of 8 PJTN Advisory Board members traveled to Rome in April to meet with a member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council. The delegation submitted a petition to request Pope Francis’ assistance in confronting global genocidal anti-Semitism. During the official meeting with Fr. Norbert Hofmann, we were assured that Pope Francis would address the Catholic Churches position on anti-Semitism. We also requested that Pope Francis designate a Sunday in October of 2015 as “Nostra Aetate” Sunday in remembrance 50th anniversary of the signing of the document in 1965 in perpetuity. Our final request was to appeal for the assistance by Pope Francis in calling for Russian Patriarch Kirill to publicly disavow the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Fr. Hofmann recommended the next step would be to petition the Secretary of State to the Holy See. We will be submitting the petition in the coming weeks.
THE ZION CHRONICLES: Feature Film
One of the most challenging obstacles today is reaching the hearts and minds of today’s young people. They seldom watch documentaries and few are engaged in learning the news and the truth. Many are easily influenced and swayed by liberal viewpoints from celebrities and liberal worldviews of history often portrayed in films. Thus, we are losing many of these young souls to the anti-Semitic/anti-Israel media that dominates film and television. To teach them, we must go to where they “live.” Using social media and the internet has gained some ground in this battle but a larger and more powerful weapon is needed. The need to produce a film that appeals to a younger audience and projects a positive message about Israel and the Jewish people is a costly but imperative goal for PJTN.
In 2014, we are looking to commit resources and time to our long friendship with Brock and Bodie Thoene, author of The Zion Chronicles. Our connection and discussions with them have led them to grant PJTN the rights to produce a film from Bodie’s best-selling book series.
The Zion Chronicles series covers the events surrounding Israel’s statehood in 1948. Each book vividly portrays the intense struggle of the Jewish people in the aftermath of the Holocaust and the forces, within and without, which engulf the Middle East in conflict and controversy even today. As with many successful films, the story of Israel will be wrapped around the fictional story of a young Jewish woman, Rachel Lubetki. After suffering the horrors of years in a Nazi concentration camp, she has at last come home to Jerusalem… and the family who thought she was dead. But the mark on her arm has also marked her heart. Will her past, if revealed, discredit her among her own people?
As the events unfold, we are drawn into the lives of Rachel and those close to her as we share their struggles, fears, hopes, and joys in the midst of a real war going on for the survival of Israel and the Jews. In many ways, this film will pickup where the classic Exodus film left off. With action, adventure, mystery and intrigue, the film will be produced to appeal to a wide audience with great emphasis on targeting the younger generation.
We are planning to start the initial phases of producing the film in order to launch its production in 2015. This will include script writing, sales material creation, investment structuring, investor recruitment, film planning and budgeting as well as other related pre-production tasks.
PJTN donors are the tips of the spear in confronting the “new” anti-Semitism through the Christian media. Now we need you, your network, and your financial support to allow us to produce and distribute Christian media – online, in print, and on TV, with pro-Jewish/Israel content that reaches and educates hundreds of millions of Christians around the globe to stand with our Jewish brethren and Israel at this crucial time in history. Our vital goal to grow an advocate base cannot be overstated.
It is humbling for all of us immersed in PJTN – the worse the news gets, the harder we push to reach our audience and viewers with a message of hope and information with a call-to-action. As we continue to develop more original PJTN programming and develop our diplomatic strategies for the UN, we are cognizant that we have a role to play throughout 2014 as advocates for Israel and the Jewish people.
It is imperative that we expand our impact through the distribution of our documentary films and programs to Christian broadcasters around the globe and continue to leverage our position at the UN. We are asking our donors to make a three-year financial commitment to PJTN so that we can adequately plan the production of more original PJTN media to meet that demand.
We always welcome your comments, suggestions and ideas as we move forward through this very busy coming year.