In Bed with Israel

What’s the reason behind the USA’s blind and unwavering support of Israel, even when Israel behaves like a spoiled teenager in need of a long-overdue grounding?

The best explanation I can find is in this article in The Economist, which states:

Two in five Americans believe that Israel was given to the Jewish people by God, and one in three say that the creation of the state of Israel was a step towards the Second Coming.

Here’s a thought: Jesus predicted that he was going to be betrayed. That doesn’t forgive Judas for making it happen.

Likewise, for those whose personal interpretation of the Bible leads them to believe a second coming depends on Israel despoiling the entire Middle East, that doesn’t forgive them for helping it happen.

The Main Stream Media tends to play down Israel’s offenses, but let’s be impartial with our anti-terrorist rage. There are plenty evildoers on Israel’s side of the fence.

It’s wrong for the USA to keep enabling another country’s noxious and immature behavior, as exhibited in the following links:

Nov. 1, 2006: Israeli strikes kill nine Palestinians
Nov. 2, 2006: Israel kills five Palestinians in Gaza
Nov. 3, 2006: Israeli troops kill two women in Gaza mosque siege
Nov. 4, 2006: Israel kills seven in Gaza, briefly eases grip on town
Nov. 5, 2006: Israel kills two Palestinians in Gaza, presses offensive
Nov. 6, 2006: Israeli air strike kills Gaza teenager
Nov. 7, 2006: Israel quits Gaza town, Palestinians bury dead
Nov. 8, 2006: Israel kills eighteen civilians in Gaza shelling

[tags]Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Second Coming, Middle East, Main Stream Media[/tags]

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5 Responses to In Bed with Israel

  1. J says:

    Perhaps when the Arabs finally stop trying to destroy Israel, then there’ll be peace.

  2. Ed says:

    Yes, and perhaps when the Israeli stop killing Arabs, imprisoning Arabs, oppressing Arabs and trying to destroy Arabs, they will stop trying to protect themselves. Maybe then they will get over their rage at what Israel has been allowed to do to them. Maybe then there will be peace. But as long as there are people like you around, it seems unlikely.

  3. Joe says:

    I really wasn’t trying to start a flame war here, but Israel smart-bombed a UN observer post in Lebanon (link) and said it was an accident.
    Last week, an Israeli sniper shot a 12 year old girl in the head (link)
    And then they just killed 18 civilians in Gaza, including 7 women and 4 children (link).
    There’s only so many times the “accident” excuse is remotely believable, and that time has long since passed.

  4. Berta says:

    Hey: Try Genesis 12: (whole chapter). I have always prayed for Israel and they (like U.S.) have their up’s and downs! In Genesis 12 “GOD” says: I will bless those who bless you and CURSE those who curse you! So it all boils down to …. do you believe GOD or do you NOT! It is hard to bless those who do evil agains you…but agaiin…One of the 10 commandments. That is if I am still in my right mind. Ha.
    Love you guys.

  5. Joe says:

    I guess this article from sums up my feelings about it:

    Notice, the direct “bless-curse” line concerned Abraham alone, not Israel, and “all the families of the earth” were to be blessed in Abraham, which meant through “his seed,” which was Jesus Christ (see Galatians 3:16). In order to receive that very blessing, individuals must be willing to be “turned away” from their sins by God’s grace (see Acts 3:25,26).

    In Deuteronomy 28, God said if Israel followed Him she would be “blessed,” but if she strayed, she would be “cursed.” Throughout the Old Testament, God’s blessing or curse upon the Israelites was connected to their faith and obedience to His will. In the Bible, there is NO UNCONDITIONAL BLESSING upon any individual or nation that chooses to reject faith and disobey God. Paul said that “glory, honor, and peace” would come upon “the Jew first, and also the Gentile,” if they do what is right, whereas “indignation and wrath” would come “upon every soul of man that doeth evil, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile for there is no respecter of persons with God” (Romans 2:8-11).

    If Jews respond to God’s love, repent of their sins, trust in Jesus Christ as their promised Messiah, and do good, they will be blessed. If they don’t, they will be cursed. The same is true for every human being inside Jerusalem, America, Russia, Europe, China, or Japan.

    There is no UNCONDITIONAL BLESSING in the Bible upon any man or nation, including America or the modern nation of Israel.

    Different opinions are what makes the world go round :-)

    P.S. Jodi found that LIFE magazine; I’m gonna scan that photo of you soon and share it…

    Love ya!

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