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U. S. Cannot Afford to be an Obstruction to Israel's Right of Defense

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Mar 6, 2012 at 12:59

To suggest that the relationship of the United States and Israel from the past is at a crossroads now is deafening at the minimum from the silence, the silence of the current American administration not revealing its extreme frustration that Israel is not ready to play by the rule setting of the American Chief Executive. One need only look at the face of the Chief Executive of the United States in his encounters with PM Netanyahu to understand this.

Just as there was in the time of Ahasuerus, the emotions of dealing with anti-Semitism rampant in the world and as exquisitely focused in the current Iranian revolutionary regime against Israel puts the United States in an extreme position, that while we are told the current Administration 'supports' Israel, there are attempts at 'checking' Israel so they will not 'react' to the threat outside the control of the United States Administration, somewhat contraindicative to the situation seen as imminent. Just as Esther was faced with hesitation, yet she was reminded of her status of being of the family of the Jewish people and of the importance of being obedient to that calling.

PM Netanyahu spoke to the AIPAC yesterday in a passionate recalling of that reminder of Esther; that in the responsibility he bears towards Israel the nation for her protection, he does so for the protection of who they are as a people, the Children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; a people called by Almighty G-d to be the apple of His eye. It is a responsibility not to be borne lightly; for in it there is the call of Moses' song, to be obedient to her L—D.

Israel is at the center of the controversy for a simple reason, Almighty G-d put her there for this time, just as He did in times past as a witness of His power to the nations that He is in charge. The blessing and curses of Abraham are still as pungent and potent now as they have ever been; and PM Netanyahu's words carry all the portent of those words spoken to Abraham millennia ago with every bit as much of the promise that the WORD of Almighty G-d can carry.

If the United States is going to maintain its 'special' relationship with Israel, then the United States needs to quit playing politics with Israel's future and be a full partner in the blessing; or be found as an obstruction that will be dealt with along with all the clamoring nations that have not yet understood why Israel will win in the end.

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