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Peace Comes Not from a Golden Idol of a Wanton World - But From a World that Seeks True Peace From Israel

Reader comment on item: One Cheer for Obama's Arab-Israeli Policy
in response to reader comment: Response to M. Tovey

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Oct 19, 2009 at 14:29

Much as we would like to treat the handling of critical world issues by those who do not share our world view with a common mindset, it is not going to salve the cringing sensibilities of such things by hoping to 'rub the belly of the golden genie (Nobel Peace Prize-an oxymoron now fully maturated)' and see some miracle of disengagement from the hostilities that world is racing into headlong. In view of the rapidly changing posture the United States finds itself in after the American Administration announced to the Muslim (and the rest of the) world an implementation of a less than neutral stance regarding Israel and her national integrity, we see that there is a loss of creditability and reliance upon the United States for ensuring peaceable solutions to the various crises facing every sector of the globe, but especially in the Middle East. The earlier exultations of an American presidential win by someone the Muslims' thought could be their friend have been retracted or negated by a more cynical observation that more than likely nothing has really changed after all.

So we now understand the earlier reason for coughing up a cheer may have been premature from the perspective of either side of the Middle East situation, and more than likely, a better reaction may be to look at the situation as a premonition and cast a wary eye to those who have yet to recant their vehement hatred towards Israel and the United States. To make an analogy out of finding a way to peace, we are not out of the woods yet, and there are still bears roaming around with all the other nasties who would love nothing more than to sink their teeth into an unsuspecting target. One cannot placate a bear by rubbing some belly of gold; only by throwing him something he can devour can he be potentially satisfied; even then only for a moment. Israel struggles, then, not to be that morsel left as bait by the world to bargain for its false peace and security. Israel will lead the world to seek her peace eventually, but only as Israel turns to her Eternal Sovereign for her final defense.


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