This blog includes several comments I made on another blog about the negative observations made about Netanyahu by French leader, Nicolas Sarkozy, and President Obama which have been in the news recently.
The author of the blog approves of the remarks made about Netanyahu. He says the leaders of the world are “sick of Israel” and calls Israel “evil” and a “scumbag.” He accuses Israel of abusing Muslim and Christian citizens, of stealing land, of building a wall to block humanitarian aid from the Gaza strip and cut off their water supply, and of dishonorably attacking the activists on the Turkish flotilla who were trying to break a blockade of Gaza.
He further accuses Israel of cruelty, brutality, injustice, murder, and Nazi behavior (genocide).
I find myself unable to remain silent when faced with such blatantly false and defamatory statements. I am sharing my lightly edited responses in the remainder of this blog. Some of my comments have been stated before but truth must be restated when lies abound.
The accusations being made against Israel are false. If Israel is as bad as is claimed, there would be no need for a wall in Israel because no “Palestinians” would even survive there. It’s the Muslim countries who persecute and ban people. Look at Saudi Arabia.
If you haven’t read my article on Israel’s Forever Land, I encourage you to read it. Israel does not block humanitarian aid to the “Palestinians.” She spends millions helping support them — as we in the USA do. But, there is no appreciation from Muslims, only more attacks.
Israel allows humanitarian aid from other countries to go to the Arab “Palestinians.” She only tries to keep out more weapons of destruction to protect her citizens. Any country would do that.
The attacks on Netanyahu are shameful. What did he lie about? Sarkozy and Obama should both be ashamed of such juvenile conversation. As world leaders, they are the ones who look bad for talking about Netanyahu behind his back.
“You shall not follow a crowd to do evil…” Exodus 23:2
No matter how many nations or their leaders, including Obama, turn against Israel, they are wrong and will not bring her down because she is under God’s protection.
The most powerful Muslim nations surrounding her tried to destroy Israel in 1948, 1967 and 1973. They failed! Why? She is under God’s protection.
Many nations will come against her again in the not too distant future and will bring destruction on themselves. The Bible predicts this situation and the Bible’s predictions never fail!
I am not against Muslim people, or even against the Arabs trying to steal Israel’s land. I truly desire their salvation, but it will not happen if they persist in persecuting Israel.
(As this debate rages) There is no proof for eyes who will not see or ears who will not hear. I hope readers will open their eyes and their ears to the truth.
The Turkish-led attempt to break through Israel’s blockade was not to deliver humanitarian aid. It was to make Israel look bad in the eyes of the world. And, because of one-sided reporting by the media, it seems they have been successful in painting Israel in a bad light.
Israel offered to assist the liberal activists (blockade runners) in delivering any humanitarian aid they had brought with them, but boarded the ship to inspect for possible weapons. The Israelis who boarded the ship were brutally attacked with knives and pipes by the prepared activists — and then blamed for the outcome!
Note: “U.N. investigation concluded that Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, and thus its intervention to stop a Turkish-led flotilla last year, was legal.” Washingston Post Sep 12, 2011 Entitled: Once Again, Israel Is Scapegoated.
Israel is the Jewel of the Middle East. No other country offers the freedoms she guarantees her population of Jews, Muslims, Christians, etc. Over a million Arabs live peacefully within her borders and have all the rights of other citizens. No Muslim country can make that claim.
It’s true God cares for the oppressed and God condemns all forms of unrighteous behavior whether one is rich or poor. We do not always see clearly, but in the end, Jesus will make all things right.
At present, however, the wicked often prosper. God does not bribe people to serve Him by always providing immediate benefits. And, God uses wicked nations to “discipline” His people. This is clearly revealed in the writings of the Old Testament prophets. The prophets lamented when God used nations more wicked than Israel to discipline her. It was hard for them to understand. But, God assured them the wicked nations would not prosper forever and would be punished in due time. And they have been– and will be.
I cannot understand how the world can see Israel as the wicked nation in this situation. The entire Middle East doesn’t automatically belong to Muslim Arabs.
When the Ottoman Empire collapsed the land was divided and almost all of it was given to the Arab nations. Only a small part of their original land was returned to the Jews, and even at that, they didn’t get it all for free. If anyone had a claim at all and wanted to sell it, the Jews bought the land from them. Otherwise, those living on the land stayed. Arabs were never forced out. No land was stolen from Arabs (calling themselves Palestinians).
Israel was a desert wasteland. The Jews who returned labored hard to restore it to a productive condition, and finally, they became a modern nation.
The Arabs who lived among them were not asked to leave and many stayed– even when Israel was attacked by her Muslim neighbors in 1948 and 1967. Only about 350,000 Arabs fled the country during the war. It was their choice. And now, they claim 5 million should have a Right of Return! Never in the history of the world has such an outrageous claim been made on behalf of refugees.
At least twice as many Jews were forced out of Arab nations at that time. They fled to Israel and were accepted there. The Arabs who left Israel could have settled in Jordan which is a “Palestinian” state, or in other Arab nations which are much larger than Israel.
The Arab world created the refugee problem just to punish Israel and make her look bad. I am sorry for the “refugees” but they should have been absorbed by the Arab nations long ago. Even King Hussein of Jordan said that was true.
The Jews need a homeland. God gave the land of Israel to them. Trying to make them into the bad guy when all they are trying to do is survive in their own land is injustice on a very large scale. Again, over a million Arabs live peacefully in Israel. If she is so wicked, that would not be the case.
The Bible foretold that God would bring the Jews back to their homeland and He did. The Bible says it is theirs forever and they will never be forced out of it again. God will defend them!
The Bible is God’s Word and God does not lie. So, those who are trying to destroy Israel cannot win.
See Zechariah 12: 6-9 “In that day I will make the clans of Judah like a firepot among pieces of wood and a flaming torch among sheaves, so they will consume on the right hand and on the left all the surrounding peoples, while the inhabitants of Jerusalem again dwell on their own sites in Jerusalem. The LORD also will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will not be magnified above Judah. In that day the LORD will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the one who is feeble among them in that day will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the LORD before them. And in that day I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”
If you doubt God’s Word, I pray you will open your mind and ask God to give you an understanding of the truth.
Addendum: I have visited Israel and talked with Christians, Arabs and Rabbis. Israel is not killing Christians and bombing churches. The Christian population is growing in Israel. The Christian population is dropping from Muslim persecution in “Palestinian” areas and sacred places are being destroyed there.
Historically, a majority of the Palestinians would rather live under Israeli rule than under their own government. Their lifestyles and environment would improve drastically if they weren’t repressed by Muslim terrorists.
Israel does everything it can, under the current circumstances, to help the “Palestinian” people. But, Israel can’t allow their population total freedom because many among them are out to destroy Israel. When “Palestinian” homes are damaged or civilian lives are lost in the conflicts, it is because the terrorists use civilians as shields. It is the “Palestinians” who place a low value on human life. They send their children out with bombs
strapped to them to kill innocent Israeli citizens. And they blow up innocent civilians in buses and on sidewalks. Muslims are often wounded and killed with the Jews.
I sympathize with the “Palestinian” people because they are trapped in an ungodly Islamic terrorist stronghold. Israel is not to blame for that. Their wicked leaders (like Arafat
did) may prosper for a short time, but they will answer to Jesus when every knee bows and every tongue confesses His Lordship.
Israel is not perfect but her humanitarian standards are very high. Read Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef. He shares what life was like under Arafat and how the kindness of the Israelis changed his prejudiced attitude toward them and how accepting Jesus changed his life.
Jews have suffered. They have no desire to oppress others.