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Israel Needs to Move in Only One Direction

Reader comment on item: What Is Israel's Next Move In The New Middle East?

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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