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Israel Needs to Move in Only One Direction

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), May 3, 2011 at 16:06

The air is filled with pungent whiffs of acrimony, cries for the removal of Israel and the like. After years and decades of attacks and retreats, the Muslim/Arab world might be getting the picture about Israel. A more reticently appearing approach to the common goal of displacing Israel may indeed be on the horizon. But the Middle Eastern antipathies desiring to eliminate Israel must come to their own unity of that common purpose, temporarily setting aside their Hatfield/McCoy antagonisms to form a united front against the avowed enemy, Israel. Hence the more probable reasons for unrest in the Middle East, the redefinition of the 'democratic' processes in Muslim countries, democracy being the convenience to be used to obtain the ulterior purpose, unification of Muslim sentiments and sensibilities. That might even mean another 'hudna' to obscure the intentions against Israel. But real peace with Israel's borders secure from Islamist attack; seriously, who is going to be secure about that?

(I guess this reader misunderstands the rockets still plummeting upon Israeli territory, signaling what? That Hamas, in their newly rekindled spirit of common hatred for Israel with the Fatah, are going to relent on their tactics to foment 'peaceful' solutions at the cost of Israel? The suggestion is compelling if one considers the newly found peaceful attitude of the Egyptian neighbor (term used loosely here) and the likes of Abboud al Zomor and others in a realization that a still well armed Israel is quite difficult to confront.)

There is afoot the unilateral movement to have the 'Palestinian' national entity declared instituted, apparently in September, evidently with certain international support. Maybe the thought is that the declaration of Israel as a nation in 1948 could be used as a pattern to be followed in trying to override that action of the United Nations over sixty years ago, depriving Israel of her moment in history and placing the 'Palestinian' nation as an overlay like the map that Kofi Annan had when he was Secretary General of the U.N. There are significant problems with that, as will be seen at that time.

At this time, all actions, contemplated and ready-prepared by all anti-Israeli elements of the world, are to Israel's detriment. Israel has nothing significant in conventional terms to deal with a unified world seeking to reinvent Israel and trying to do the same things the Romans did centuries ago: renaming the land. Israel is still feeling the pangs of its being at the receiving end of the 'Road Map to Peace,' the two state solution promoted as a means to placate the 'Palestinian' Authority as some form of a more permanent solution was sought out. As it turns out, it turned out to be a ploy. Gaza was offered sacrificially to be a good will gesture, only to be squandered as a means to get closer to the center of Israel, the intended target.

"What is Israel's Next Move?" They have got nowhere else to go. They cannot move. They will shortly be deprived of internal movements as well as the pressure for Israel to concede their own land is mounted by a newly unified movement against Israel. The 'oppressed' Muslim population inside of Israel's sphere of influence and within Israel proper is being identified as we speak as a people that need 'liberation' and protection from the Israeli 'overseers.'

The Muslim unrest is not seeking democracy, but greater political clout to continue their own form of oppression against Israel. It is the same process that we see around the world as the Muslim mindset gains influences in places once thought to be bastions of Western Societal structures. But as the West is finding out the resolve to confront the Islamist sensibilities seeking an influence that will become seemingly indomitable is going to require something the West seems unwilling to embrace: to repent of its modernist secularist approach to the once former strength it had in Christian faith. Without a spiritual return to Biblical truth, it will not be long finding out how wrong that was to move into the secularist realm. Islam is finally learning how to deal with that, in democratic strides.

There is only one truth to be learned by Israel for these times; to recall and recite Moses' song in Debarim and to seek the wisdom of the Hebrew prophets. A full return to the necessity of realizing that all we are seeing today has been declared in ancient times; and that all those things yet to be fulfilled are at the brink of the cup ready to be poured. The movement that Israel needs is a movement of the Spirit, to return to her Almighty God in national strength; for in that they can be best prepared for what will transpire next. All the world will be able to do then is watch in helpless hopelessness.

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5Regarding Israel [1066 words]+Bp Gabrielle Crofts OCCJun 5, 2011 16:05186005
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dear PE [100 words]realistMay 12, 2011 15:29185040
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2Peace in our time? [132 words]Abraham IrwinMay 5, 2011 10:12184913
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14IF THREATENED, ISRAEL SHOULD JUST BE READY TO BOMB ITS ENEMY BACK TO WHERE IT BELONGS---STONE AGE!!! [826 words]Nur el Masih Ben HaqMay 4, 2011 16:09184866
1Shards of Custiss Lemay [224 words]Jon, a Brit from EurolandMay 5, 2011 05:09184866
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2Allah Moon-God [104 words]realistMay 12, 2011 15:41184866
2help for realist [192 words]DEBORAH THE JUDGEMay 13, 2011 09:31184866
Deborah is RIGHT, 'Allah' is originally a reference to pagan deity [119 words]Nur el Masih Ben HaqMay 13, 2011 19:41184866
BIBLICAL SONS(S) OF GOD Vs Mr. realist's MISCONCEPTION [744 words]Nur el Masih Ben HaqMay 13, 2011 20:38184866
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2Totally correct [255 words]AngelMay 16, 2011 03:37184866
37'Allah,' Is Not the God of the Bible [5886 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Brutus BalanMay 23, 2011 00:12184866
BRUTUS BALAN is right but.... [230 words]Nur el Masih Ben HaqMay 26, 2011 12:14184866
1In agreement with Brutus [82 words]+Bp Gabrielle Crofts OCCJun 6, 2011 07:41184866
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Creation days: numbered not named [352 words]Brutus BalanDec 8, 2011 23:56184866
1Brutus Balan is right..... [27 words]Jim BowDec 13, 2011 00:20184866
Allah means God in Arabic. The Christians have a right to the word. [48 words]Daniel AquinoApr 20, 2013 13:56184866
1Do explain please! [26 words]Brutus BalanApr 23, 2013 04:13184866
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Allah and God [170 words]Av MoidenOct 26, 2013 14:29184866
Odd [129 words]VijayOct 27, 2013 07:28184866
Not odd, if the issue is God [408 words]Brutus BalanOct 29, 2013 01:40184866
1Christianity use Allah before Islam so it was Islam who mock identity of "Loving" Allah to become "T3rror" Allah. [304 words]VicenteOct 30, 2013 05:11184866
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Stay Out and Muse Elsewhere [297 words]Brutus BalanNov 5, 2013 21:48184866
not appropriate [97 words]VijayNov 8, 2013 13:02184866
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1Our dear Awang tells us that Muhammad was illiterate which very well explains why the Qur'an is such a confused and confusing book [391 words]dhimmi no moreJun 28, 2014 09:58184866
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1The illiterate and his book [183 words]dhimmi no moreJun 30, 2014 06:31184866
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1Our dear JD the so called "scholar" [360 words]dhimmi no moreDec 21, 2014 12:11184866
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1Deligitimization? [9 words]Melvin A. FechterMay 3, 2011 11:04184802
Don't miss even a vague opportunity [113 words]Ira KasperMay 3, 2011 10:49184801

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