Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Seeking truth in Middle East policy
From the beginning of this Administration, America was on a track to elevate Islam over Israel and that is why we are having the debate on Iran. On June 4, 2009, during his landmark outreach speech to Islam, the US “president” compared with moral equivalency the holocaust where six million Jews were systematically executed with the plight of the Palestinian people who were allegedly displaced by the establishment of Israel. He said, “Threatening Israel with destruction – or repeating vile stereotypes about Jews – is deeply wrong. . . preventing the peace that the people of this region deserve. On the other hand, it is also undeniable that the Palestinian people – Muslims and Christians – have suffered in pursuit of a homeland.”
His use of the “on the other hand” phrase equates what the Jews suffered at the hands of Hitler with giving “Palestinians” a state of their own. He said, “But if we see this conflict only from one side or the other, then we will be blind to the truth: the only resolution is for the aspirations of both sides to be met through two states, where Israelis and Palestinians each live in peace and security.” He speaks of truth throughout his Palestinian presentation, but never mentions terrorism, counting it as mere “violence” and saying, “It’s a story with a simple truth: that violence is a dead end. . .That is not how moral authority is claimed; that is how it is surrendered.” The “president’s” truth is based on a historic lie.
The real truth is that Israel has sought to live in peace since it was reestablished as a state in 1948. It is the Islamists who have prevented peace–first by conducting three wars against Israel where it was said by the Islamic leaders that the desert will be flooded with the blood of the Jews, then by terrorists acts of the Palestinians. There is no moral equivalency in defending oneself as a nation and murdering the innocent because of the existence of that nation. Yet in his speech, he ceded this moral equivalency as the new American beginning with Islam. He equated terrorism with the right to exist as a legitimate state and said that if one looks at the issue from one side, he is missing the truth.
The truth is that the Palestinian Liberation Organization, now the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas are terrorist organizations elected by the Palestinians. Their sole purpose is the annihilation of Israel. Equating terrorists groups with Israel to establish a new truth is immoral. The truth is that Americans better be on their knees in repentance and prayer because the actions of the White House against Israel will surely bring God’s wrath upon this nation. In Zechariah 12:3 , the Lord says, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”