Articles of the Day 3/4/14: Trusting God, not Obama
“CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Tuesday banned all activities of Hamas in Egypt, a judge said, in another sign that security forces plan to squeeze the Palestinian militant group that runs the neighboring Gaza Strip.”
Israel has to be delighted by this. Tell me God is not working in Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood had a chance but they blew it.
“Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) welcomed the decision by an Egyptian court Tuesday to outlaw Hamas as a terrorist organization and seize its assets – and opined that Israel should use the opportunity to eject pro-Hamas MKs from the Knesset.”
Avigdor! There you are. Where have you been all this time?
“The mission was carried out in order to eliminate an imminent attack targeting civilian communities of southern Israel. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, IDF Spokesman: “IDF intelligence, operational capability and determination to eliminate a real-time threat keeps Israelis safe in their homes. This is our obligation and commitment to the civilians in the south of Israel.”
“As rumors of a withdrawal from Judea and Samaria on the negotiating table swirl through the media, Arutz Sheva caught up with Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) Tuesday to discuss the long-term effects of the last withdrawal: the housing crisis for residents of Gush Katif.”
I would like to think this is true but modern history tells a very different story. The truth is, the Israeli government is willing to evict it’s own people from the land God gave them in the pursuit of a peace that is not really there. It was never there. Every time Israel gives land it has brought them no peace and less security, not more. God is saying ‘don’t do this‘ but the Israeli government is listening to Obama instead of God. Mistakes were made in the past and they will be made again. Seriously, why does it take a Christian to tell a Jew not to give up the Jewish land God gave them?
“Arab terrorists hurled a firebomb Tuesday at the community of Beit El, in the Binyamin region, north of Jerusalem. No one was hurt and no damage was caused. A similar attack took place on Monday, too.Tuesday’s firebomb landed close to the community’s perimeter fence, just a few meters away from some houses.”
Arab actions seem to indicate they desire war not peace.
“Washington: Seeking to salvage an elusive Middle East peace plan, US President Barack Obama pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to make the “tough decisions” needed to move forward on talks with the Palestinians.”
Why is it always the Israelis that must make ‘Tough Decisions’? When will the Arabs be asked to sacrifice for peace? Have they compromised on anything? Have they shown anything but violence? Are they demonstrating for peace? Are they demanding their leaders negotiate for peace? We pick on the Arab leaders but look above at the heart of the Arab people. It’s hate and it is not going away. Certainly not a ‘peace’ document.
“A senior aide to Syrian President Bashar Assad accused Israel of involvement in the Syrian civil war, saying it sent troops to bolster rebel forces fighting to topple Assad in a conflict that has already claimed the lives of 140,000 people.”
Of course this is Syrian propaganda to curry favor with the Arab world. I don’t think Israel is directly involved in the fighting against Assad. However, it is very likely they have people on the ground gathering intelligence on both sides of the conflict.
“In a speech that never once mentioned the settlements that US President Barack Obama criticized Sunday during an interview on the eve of his meeting with Netanyahu, Kerry instead assured attendees that “we will never let the West Bank turn into another Gaza.”
In other news, John Kerry is also in the bridge selling business. 🙂 Israeli security doesn’t magically materialize just because the US says it will.
“The first independent emergency evacuation center in Judea and Samaria (Shomron) opened its doors Sunday, according to Walla! News, after a historic ribbon-cutting ceremony with Home Front Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud). The center itself, located in the Talilei Orot school building in the northern Samaria community of Tal Menashe, will only hold about 1,000 evacuees.”
So proud the Israelis are of their shelters. A sad indictment on Israel that this would be a moment of rejoicing. Let’s pray they are never needed.
“The senator criticized “friends” of Israel who pressured Israel to accept peace deals by warning them that if they didn’t, the movement against Israel would only strengthen. Such statements, Schumer argued, added to the strength of the BDS movement. Instead, Schumer said, “friends should be condemning the boycotts in every possible way, weakening them.”
Even the Left have moments of sanity. Too bad they are the exception not the rule.
“Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday that if US Secretary of State John Kerry’s framework agreement fails to give Palestinians a satisfactory answer to the core issues, he will stop negotiations with Israel and turn to international bodies for unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state.”
So let them. Israel has nothing to fear from the PA. Whatever the PA does is better then giving up the land.
“If not now, when? And if not you, Mr. Prime Minister, then who?” Obama asked, insisting that if Netanyahu “does not believe that a peace deal with the Palestinians is the right thing to do for Israel, then he needs to articulate an alternative approach.”
How about this Mr President:
Netanyahu: We will never give up the land the Lord gave to us. We will not negotiate under threat. We would like peace but not at the cost of our nation and our people. There are plenty of solutions involving the surrounding Arab nations but you, Mr President, will not consider them. There is plenty of Arab land that lies east of the Palestinians. Why is the small sliver land of the Jewish people only being considered? There is too much hate, too much incitement from the Arabs. Perhaps you should send your pressure, your threats, your secretaries over their way. Yes we want peace Mr President, and when God desires us to have it, we will.
“There isn’t much in our press about what Turkey is thinking these days. Surely, the Turks have an opinion about Russia gaining a bigger foothold in the Black Sea. Especially with Russia arming Assad to their south in Syria and prepared to collect on their investment with a bigger naval presence in Syria if Assad wins. Turkey could hit Russia where it hurts by invading Syria, overthrowing Assad, and ejecting the Russians from their threadbare (for now) naval base at Tartus. That’s probably a bit too bold for the Turks. But establishing and defending a “humanitarian” zone along the border inside Syria would be a blow to Assad (and so to Russia), giving rebels a safe haven to rest and train before going to battle.”
It is interesting Turkey is not saying anything. Perhaps they fear Russia and Putin. Perhaps they should.