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Focus on Israel is Through the Lens of Her Eternal Sovereign

Reader comment on item: The U.S. legacy in the Middle East is disappearing
in response to reader comment: why the focus on Israel?

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), May 6, 2014 at 15:54

There is a compelling resonance to the quandary many people have as to the prominence Israel has in the Middle East in comparison to the other populations. Israel takes on this reluctant distinction for a variety of reasons, as many reasons as there are the anti-Semitic attitudes from around the world and throughout history. Even the Jewish people who are current legacy holders of an ancient prophesy cannot fully explain it from that certain reluctance in observing such things for fear that it will bring on another rash of anti-Semitic tirades many see in the world today, but having little resolve to stamp it out completely.

America's involvement in Jewish history is limited by a (the) timeline of its own history, certain annals implicating the clandestine (?) objective of Christopher Columbus was to find where entire Jewish populations could go that were fleeing from Europeans inquisitions. Later, America came into picture during the First World War as Allenby entered into a liberated Jerusalem and President Truman put his imprint on the reestablishment of the independent Jewish state, much to his, and by participation, America's credit. As spotty as the relationship was due to an uneven support structure for Israel in America, the United States stood with Israel, most of the time.

It can be easily said that Israel's place in the world remained and remains in the spotlight due to America's connection, even as it appears strained in the current circumstances. In times past, the leadership of America took great pains to bargain with conflicting parties to assist in the negotiations for a peaceful solution to Israel's sovereignty and security, a process that was not and is not always easy to maintain. Lately, America's position in being able to assist in defending that security is being eroded away along with much of the former good will that had been the ground work for past cooperation in mutual defense policies.

Author [M]yth asks, and legitimately so: why the focus on Israel? Why, indeed, does the world seem so intent on imprinting so many different interpretations of how Israel should be (or should not be) allowed to exist in this emerging global domain? The query might be put like this: how many United Nations resolutions are targeting Israel for various 'human rights' violations while other more egregious allegations could be placed in other locations around the world – the ratio is reported to be overly unbalanced to the detriment of Israel. How is that fair?

But what is not understood, in reality what is not sought out, is the more direct answer as to why Israel is singled out for so much unwanted attention: it is its relationship to the Almighty Sovereign of Israel's Hebrew Holy Scriptures. In fact, too many are so devoted in separating Israel from her Biblical legacy that any belief that Israel has a legacy right to her ancient homeland that many try to write an alternative scenario, unknowingly participating in a judgment of anti-Semitism that has laid empires waste. Is there any question that Germany still pays dearly for what the Austrian corporal did to the Jewish people of his time?

To be sure, there is an Arab –Israeli connection that still has a Middle Eastern history to be played out. It is related to the Biblical narrative of the descendent issues between the heirs of Ishmael versus Isaac and the Holy Bible has too many references to the enmity of the two family strains to mention here; but they are as strong today as they have ever been and it is not going away into the sweet night until the fight for the heritage is over. The Holy One of Israel will see to that and Ishmael will not win. So, true, the world focuses on Israel, but for a reason. That reason needs searching and one needs to be on the right side of that issue or be swept up in the consequences for not having arrived at the right conclusion.


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