Saturday, January 17, 2009

Israel vs the World

I’m tired of the bleeding heart journalists lined up one after another pouring inked pages of condemnation on Israel for acting in defense of their national sovereignty. The latest bilge had to do with Israel’s supposed inhuman destruction of a UN building containing hundreds of Palestinian refugees along with food stores and medical supplies. Hardly a mention was made of Hamas terrorist gun fire from the UN building which caused the Israeli military action against those poor Palestinian refugees.

There would seem to be a major blind spot in the media and members of the UN regarding the documented fact that Hamas has been hiding behind a wall of civilians in order to make them less of a target. Israel has attempted to surgically remove terrorist threats with as little damage and injury to non-combatants, often times against their own interests, simply to satisfy the so called civilized world. Schools, hospitals and mosques falling into the category of “untouchable” targets, more often than not, are used by Hamas as safe havens from which they fire rockets, mortars and small arms fire.

I have a question; how is it the folks running these UN safe havens can be so blind as not to see militant type folks, those carrying rockets, mortar tubes or other weapons into their buildings, can’t seem to notice those weapons; rockets, mortars and small arms when they’re discharged toward Israel, and yet they get all worked up when Israel responds to such threats? How is this possible unless the blind eye is evidence of the double standard so often exhibited by the UN and the terrorist sympathizers?

I went back into the history books and reviewed the “creation” of the State of Israel and about all I can say is that the deck has been stacked against Israel from the get go and yet Israel manages to hold its own in spite of phenomenal odds. The Jewish people were “promised” a land of their own after WWI; it didn’t happen then. After WWII the UN came up with “resolution 181”, which if you’re familiar with other UN resolutions holds as much value as Zimbabwean paper money . Those UN resolutions are a never ending condemnation of a country the Muslim countries and other Jewish intolerant countries do not accept.

A quick glance at the heart of the matter today isn’t much different now than it was sixty years ago. Despite arguments to the contrary posted on the internet or other publications which would have us believe otherwise, the foreign ministry office in Tehran issued this statement, “All official translations of Mr. Ahmadinejad's statement refer to wiping Israel away ”. Ahmadinejad, speaking as President of Iran, and for all the other Muslim nations, has pledged to drive the Jews out of Palestine and has no problem expressing what is on their agenda. Going back to the original issues of 1947:

“The Jewish Agency claimed that the Mandate created a binding legal obligation to establish a sovereign Jewish State. The UNSCOP report to the General Assembly said the conclusion seemed inescapable that the undefined term "National Home" had been used, instead of the term "State", to place a restrictive construction on the scheme from its very inception.”

“The UN never reached a unanimous conclusion. Nothing in the terms of the Mandate precluded the establishment of a Jewish State in all of Palestine. However, a minority felt that nothing in the terms of the post-war treaties and the mandate precluded the establishment in Palestine of a Jewish state denominated along the lines of a 'domestic dependent nation.”

If you looked at the UN’s “planned” partition of the land know as Palestine, a land intended to include a sovereign state for the Jewish people, it looked more like a weather map of thunderstorm activity than the land of milk and honey, a guaranteed war zone, as it has been proven, for six decades.

There have been endless attempts by Israel’s neighbors to drive them out; each time Israel has kicked their butts. I guess the line delivered by Yul Brenner as he played Rameses in the movie, The Ten Commandments, must have missed the mark. Everything Moses prophesied had come to pass, including the destruction of Pharaohs’ army when the sea swallowed them up. Rameses’ wife mocked him, questioning Pharaoh’s inability to beat the Hebrew slaves under the protection of the Hebrew God. Rameses was forced to acknowledge, “Their God really is God.”

In other readings I discovered that Orson Hyde, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was sent to Palestine to dedicate the land for the return of the Jews. This was accomplished on October 24, 1841 as Orson Hyde, a Mormon, offered a prayer in the Mount of Olives and asked the Lord to, “Let the land become abundantly fruitful when possessed by its rightful heirs; let it again flow with plenty to feed the returning prodigals who come home with a spirit of grace and supplication; upon it let the clouds distil virtue and richness, and let the fields smile with plenty.” (History of the Church 4:456-459, emphasis added)

A friend of mine from church was invited to offer a prayer at the home of a Jewish associate during a festive occasion with the stipulation that he not close that prayer, “In the name of Jesus Christ”, as is our custom to honor our Savior. After having properly thanked our Father in Heaven for the many blessings, to include the bounty of prepared foods for the meal all were about to enjoy, he closed his supplications, “In the name of the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” His Jewish friend looked over with a hint of a smile at having understood what had been said, “You did it anyway, didn’t you?”

When will peace come to the land which has been fought over for all these years? Answer, when the people of the world unite in their understanding that the God of Israel, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob; is the one true God. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

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