Uri Avnery, then a radical young Member of the Israeli Parliament, had been one of the first Israelis to call for creating a Palestinian state in the newly-occupied territories.
As a matter of fact, it was not this which initially drew me to the party – but rather its opposition to "the rotten old parties" which dominated Israeli politics, as well as the call to separate religion and state.
There was a key moment – an evening in 1971 when I was sitting with some twenty other youths in the a dingy basement of a house in downtown Tel Aviv, and heard a soldier in uniform who had just come from the Gaza Strip.
Nariyan din ang mga tanyag na taguri sa kanila, ang "Supremo," "Gat," atbp.
Nakakabit sa kanilang pangalan ang dangal na inihatid ng kanilang mga nagawa. Malamang ay nakakita na kayo ng mga aklat na may listahan ng mga pangalan na ibinibigay sa mga bagong-panganak na sanggol.
We were shocked, we did not want to believe it, we said "This can’t be true, our army does not do such things! Later that night, we went out with some three thousand leaflets, badly printed on an old stencil machine, which contained what the soldier had told.
We put them into postboxes around Tel Aviv – "To let the people know what the government was hiding from them" – and looked behind our shoulders to make sure there were no police patrol cars in the streets.
The child of Mariano Ysagun and Bonifacia Manalo, and raised as a Catholic, Manalo became a Protestant preacher and then eventually established his own religion and proclaimed himself the last messenger of God.
Despite persecution during its early years, when it was called a cult, the Iglesia ni Cristo continued to grow; today, it counts millions of believers in the Philippines and in other parts of the world.The powerful and influential Iglesia ni Cristo was founded by Felix Manalo on July 27, 1914.Manalo became the first executive minister of the church.Ano ang ating pakinabang/ano ang ating napala sa pagsunod sa kanyang mga utos?Ano ang ating napala sa ating pagluluksa sa ating mga kasalanan?When Felix died on April 12, 1963 at the age of 76, some non-members predicted the fall of Iglesia.