ג' חוהמ"פ תשע"ד
So, I have depicted the three components of this symbol individually. It is bad enough, I put that fish symbol here.
The first two should be easily recognizable by Jews, the Menorah and the Magen David. The last one might not be.
The simplistic fish outline, sometimes seen with a dot for an eye, as I understand, is a very old symbol used by the first Christians as a secret code for identifying each other. I was taught that the symbol could be found on homes as an identifier. A friend of mine, raised as a Christian, and now a Jew by conversion, explained to be that one Christian would casually draw a curve with his foot in the dirt. If the person he was with understood the gesture, he would do the same, drawing a second curve, and completing the drawing of the secret fish symbol. Then, they would know that they were in safe company.
The fish symbol represents the Christian false deity/false messiah, yet certainly not the first religion to apply the symbol of the fish to its mythological savior figure. The Babylonians thought of the idea, long before the Christians.
In the symbol I saw yesterday being hocked to Christian tourists, gathering in Israel now for their various festivals of avodah zarah filth, eg. Easter, combine the three symbols I have depicted here separately.
On the bag I saw, and two word quote from Christian mythology, "Grafted In" was included, with the textual citation. The fish "grafted in" to the Menorah and the Magen David is representative of this grafting into Israel concept. Of course, it is much more like digging their claws in and hanging on for dear life, as we try to shake them off. Smiles and "monetary support" make it virtually impossible for many in the so-called right-wing, Zionist camps, both religious and not religious varieties, to shake them off.
They do not even see the Christian claws as a problem, but rather of great benefit to them.
I have spoken to vendors have this symbol. Calling it problematic would be a gross understatement. Some claim not to have know what was exactly. After all, it cleverly disguised, as is the result of Esau's sneakiness.... וְלֹא-תִקַּח שֹׁחַד--כִּי הַשֹּׁחַד יְעַוֵּר עֵינֵי חֲכָמִים, וִיסַלֵּף דִּבְרֵי צַדִּיקִם. (דברים טז,יט)...nor shall you take a bribe; for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous. (Deut. 16:19)
Others play dumb, and still others do not see a problem with making money off of the tourists, by selling them souvenirs they desire, albeit based on lies.
Either way you slice, such filth, such messages of joining with Israel, in order to brainwash us into their cult of false deity worship, or false messiah, or whatever they are calling it these days, in order to make it more palatable for us, has no place in Eretz Yisra'el. It does nothing less than add to the pollution of avodah zarah, already present here.
The grafting is no longer about missionizing and attempts as converting Jews, and has not been for quite some time. It is about finding new and effective ways and means to sneak into Israel, stay, and eventually usurp inheritance.
Esau wants his birthright back, and throughout history, he has adapted and changed strategies according to his needs, in order to achieve his nefarious, anti-Torah goals.
For more on the "grafting" concept, and other dangers of Christian "friends" of Israel, and their money, visit Jewish Israel and Esav Exposed.
And don't forget to read all about Judeo-Christian Values.