Should America Stand With Israel? Should America Stand With Israel? (Part 3)

Should America Stand With Israel? (Part 2)

April 25th, 2010

In my last post, I discussed where our administration is at on the subject of….should America Stand With Israel?  Let’s take a moment to view a very condensed look at who Israel is as a nation.

Israel is one of the smallest nations on the face of the earth.  It’s about 8,000 square miles, two times the size of Rhode Island.  It is only 260 miles at its longest point, 60 miles at its widest.  It is between 3 to 9 miles at its narrowest points along the West Bank border.  Think about that for a moment.  A very high powered rifle could launch a projectile right across portions of the country!  This is particularly frightening when one considers that 65% of Israel’s population is within this 9-mile wide section….Tel Aviv area.

Arab propagandists call Israel “expansionist” and the “aggressor”….which means….“one who dares fight back against Arab aggression.”  So every time Israel has fought back in every war, the mere fact that she resisted total destruction is viewed as an “act of aggression.”  I personally didn’t know that definition about the Arab philosophy until I discovered it through study.  So, if someone slaps you in the face…do not slap back or it will be your fault….according to Arab rule.

Israel is a democratic nation surrounded by 22 Arab/Islamic governments, with 640 times her size and 60 times her population.  When you consider her size compared to the Arab world that surrounds her, how can anyone call Israel….expansionist?  Is it because she took land that was won in battles from those Arab nations that attacked her?  How can Israel, which occupies one-sixth of one percent of the land called Arab….according to the Arabs….be responsible for the dissatisfaction of many of the 22 Arab countries?  Yet with every issue that arises in the Middle East quest for a peace agreement, at some point, it’s all Israel’s fault!  Really?

Can any small nation of 7 million have dominance over what equates to over 1.7 billion Arab/Muslims??  What are the odds??  Let me throw one other thought into the mix.  If it is so important for the Palestinians to have a state, why don’t some of their Arab brothers give up a few square miles of their vast lands to give them their home?  Even better than that, why don’t they just set up shop in the West Bank and deem it their homeland?  After all, Israel did not annex it after they took control of it in the 1967 war.  Why does it have to be land the United Nations…not to mention God… gave to Israel?  As a matter of fact, today’s Israel inhabits only a fraction of the land that God actually gave them in scripture, at least for the time being.  Do you think this fight is not so much about specific acreage, as it is about the existence of a Jewish nation?

The fact is, Palestinian people do not actually exist….at least according to one of their own.  From a quote he made many years ago in 1977, Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein, really put all this into perspective.  His direct quote was this.  “The Palestinian people does not exist.  The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity.  In reality today, there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese.  Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.”

To oppose what?  The Jewish nation.  So by their own admission, this has been a decades old struggle not to have fairness to a nation of people that “do not” exist, but do away with one “that does.”

From the time Britain had to relinquish control of the ground that the UN gave to Israel in 1948, the new Jewish nation was given notice that this would not be tolerated by the Arab world, no matter if it was a UN resolution or law.  On the day that Israel declared its independence, the Arab League Secretary, General Assam Pasha declared “jihad,” a holy war.  He said, “This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre, which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades.”  I’m not sure what he thought the Jewish people had just been through with the Holocaust!  Then the Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin Al Husseini stated, “I declare a holy war, my Moslem brothers!  Murder the Jews!  Murder them all!”  Shortly thereafter, the armies of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq, invaded the tiny new country with the declared intent of destroying it.  They failed!  Why did they fail?  Well, that’s where we will pick up in part three.

Until next time….Keep watch and America Bless God.