When Israel Stands Alone

Zechariah 12

An Oracle.

The word of the Lord concerning Israel: Thus says the Lord, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the human spirit within: See, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of reeling for all the surrounding peoples; it will be against Judah also in the siege against Jerusalem. On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it shall grievously hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth shall come together against it. … 9 And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

Today we see our President who has turned his back on Israel, a temporary cease-fire negotiated instead by a member of the Muslim Brotherhood when we should have taken up our role. Then we see the UN, and the acceptance of Palestine. One has to wonder at the lack of thinking that goes into these decisions. Then again, the UN started losing all credibility a long time ago. Decisions like this, as well as their summer decision to place Iran as their country in charge of arms negotiations, just solidify the fact that they have become useless.

Jerusalem will always be the capital of Israel. That is what this is all about after all. The people of Israel will always have a duty to protect the people from yet another attempt at Jewish discrimination and displacement.

The people are not likely to forget that the Palestinian Arab national movement in the 1920’s when their anti-Jew riots killed many in the Hebron area and required them to evacuate many places. Or maybe in the later Arab-Israeli war of 1948. Or perhaps when the Palestinian Liberation Organization attacked Israel in the 1978 Coastal Road Massacre. Or how about after the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993 and the Palestinian Liberation Organization was allowed to live in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, what happened? Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad immediately started attacking Israelis. And in 2005, guess which party comes to power in Palestine? Hamas. And by 2007 Hamas gained total control through force of Gaza, through funding from Iran.

I suppose it does no good to tell anyone any of that if they don’t know who Hamas is, besides being a powerful group in Palestine. To that end, let me post a quote from Wikipedia regarding Hamas:

The Hamas Charter (or Covenant), issued in 1988, outlined the position of the Palestinian Islamic organization Hamas on many key issues at the time. The Charter identified Hamas as the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine and declares its members to be Muslims who “fear God and raise the banner of Jihad in the face of the oppressors.” The charter states that “our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious” and calls for the eventual creation of an Islamic state in Palestine, in place of Israel and the Palestinian Territories, and the obliteration or dissolution of Israel.

According to the charter, Jewish people “have only negative traits and are presented as planning to take over the world.” The charter claims that the Jews deserve God’s/Allah’s enmity and wrath because they received the Scriptures but violated its sacred texts, disbelieved the signs of Allah, and slew their own prophets. “The Day of Judgement will not come until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say, ‘O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.’

Ah but what about Iran, the people who fund Hamas. Surely we have all heard about the nuclear issues with Iran, but what else? Here is a snippet you might find interesting regarding Iran and Jews, also from Wikipedia.

In a December 2005 speech, [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad said that a legend was fabricated and had been promoted to protect Israel. He said,
“They have fabricated a legend [the Holocaust], under the name Massacre of the Jews, and they hold it higher than God himself, religion itself and the prophets themselves … If somebody in their country questions God, nobody says anything, but if somebody denies the myth of the massacre of Jews, the Zionist loudspeakers and the governments in the pay of Zionism will start to scream.”

The remarks immediately provoked international controversy as well as swift condemnation from government officials in Israel, Europe, and the United States. All six political parties in the German parliament signed a joint resolution condemning this Holocaust denial.

Hamas political leader Khaled Mashaal described Ahmadinejad’s comments as “courageous” and stated that “Muslim people will defend Iran because it voices what they have in their hearts, in particular the Palestinian people.”

But wait, we’re supposed to forget about the long standing history of anti-Jewish movements against Israel from Palestine and just expect Israel to want to get along with Palestine suddenly. If you substitute the word Palestine for Hitler in that, you’ll see how unlikely that ever will be.

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