There appears to be no country on Earth more reviled than the Jewish State. To hear her detractors speak, you would think that she was responsible for every evil in the world, from crop failures in Zambia to smog in California.
The antisemitism has grown to a crescendo, and I find myself deafened by it. You must be as well, so I thought that I would lay out some of my own observations about Israel, having lived there for 15 years – and with family STILL living there.
Most important of all, Israel is the key to the prophecies of the days that we live in, the Last Days.
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ISRAEL – The Truth
My interest in Israel is complex. And, it started when I received Christ at a very young age, with parents who were (and are) passionate about Christ, as well. It led to a life-long love for reading the Bible that has stayed with me, even now. In fact, that love was intensified when my Pastor-father one day gave up in disgust with commentaries on the Book of Hebrews. Realizing the inadequacies of such commentaries, he threw them all out.
Nothing promotes the reading of the Bible, when your spiritual vision is no longer obscured by the well-intentioned views by Doctor this or Professor that. They aren’t necessarily wrong, but they can be a crutch that keeps you from true discernment.
Seriously. When you have the Holy Spirit, you have no need of an interpreter. After all, it was meant to be read, as it is. The Bible interprets itself. This means that commentaries – at best – are often a waste of time, and at worst… well …they can blind you with blasphemous lies.
I Read My Bible
Anyway, I read my Bible. And, when you do that, you quickly get a picture of God’s love for the descendants of Isaac, the son of His friend, Abraham. God made a promise to His friend that would be forever, and when you read the prophets… well, you’ll quickly see how that promise would be fulfilled.
No… make that …IS BEING FULFILLED.
And, the hatred of Israel that is building everywhere is a sign of Satan’s desire to stop that promise from being fulfilled.
I could go on with that aspect of my interest in Israel, but there’s another part that is parallel to my Biblical understanding.
A Secular Interest, Too
From an early age, I’ve had an incredible interest in military history, specifically World War II. The tactics and strategy were – and still are – fascinating. I ate up personal stories of conflict in Europe and East Asia. Personal stories by pilots of the RAF, the Flying Tigers and the carrier pilots of the United States Navy were mesmerizing. Accounts of infantry combat in France and the rebels of Italy were equally interesting.
It was all a tapestry that I just could not get enough of.
But, there was one day that I ran into The Holocaust.
I remember when I opened that Encyclopedia of World War II. I was sitting on the couch in the family room, transfixed by the horrors of what the Germans had done. The genocide. The vile and awful barbarity. I was overwhelmed, and to this day I cannot watch a movie about the Holocaust.
That did not stop my fascination with the strategy and tactics that bring victory on the field of battle, but it illustrated that there was a terrible and dark evil at the heart of all of it.
Eventually, my interest in World War II waned a bit, and I looked for other conflicts with the same dramatic contest between good and evil, where brilliance in battle meant success. And, if there were tanks involved, even better.
Well, outside of the Eastern Front, during World War II, the biggest tank battles in the world occurred during the Arab-Israeli wars of 1967 and 1972. Furthermore, it was a David and Goliath story, where a tiny country attacked by a horde of Arabs… won – against all the odds.
And, I was reminded of the Holocaust, and the Israeli vow to never again be like sheep, sent to the slaughter.
I studied the history that led to those victories, the plucky courage of the new Israelis willing to wrest victory from the jaws of defeat. The stories of courage and sacrifice became as mesmerizing as the daring-do of the heroes of World War II.
And, I also quickly saw the Hand of God in all of this.
Jerusalem Under Jewish Control
On June 7th, 1967, Colonel Motti Gur cried out three words to General Narkis, and to the world, “haHar haBayit b’Yadenu!” (The Temple Mount is in our hands). And, it marked the end of Gentile control of Jerusalem. And, it was the fulfillment of the words of Christ:
And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
I call that verse, one of the longest verses in the Bible. It spans 1897 years, from AD 70 to 1967. And, it also meant that the times given to us – the Gentiles – were over.
Furthermore, since Luke 21 was describing the events of the Last Days, it meant that we were in the final era before the return of our Lord and Savior.
And don’t start telling me that Jerusalem isn’t controlled by Israel and the Jews. I’ve lived a very long time in Jerusalem. The city of Jerusalem is under COMPLETE control by the Jewish people.
For those of you not so sure, let me ask you this:
How do we know when someone is in control of something, in this day and age?
When you break the law in America, you go to an American court and you are penalized under American law. When I break the law here in Taipei, I go to a Taiwanese court and am penalized under Taiwanese law.
What happens when you break the law in any part of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount?
You go to an Israeli court, and you are penalized under Israeli law.
Here, let me emphasize this a bit with a picture:
Those are Israeli policemen.
Does that give you an idea as to WHO rules over the Temple Mount, and the law that prevails over it?
Yeah. It’s Israeli law, applied in Israeli courts. If you violate the law of Israel on the Temple Mount, you pay an Israeli fine or go to an Israeli jail.
Is there anyone ELSE who governs the Temple Mount?
No. Of course not. Otherwise, the Palestinians wouldn’t be nearly as desperate as they are now, to get control of that place.
However, please understand that Jesus specifically made the connection to Jerusalem, and I find that the be particularly significant. He was saying that Jerusalem was the key, not the Temple.
Antizionism Is From Satan
The problem is that there is a concerted effort by antisemites to dilute your understanding of all this. They’ve thrown out lie after lie, mixed with cunning half-truths, to divert your attention from the whole truth.
I keep running into these lies, and the lying liars who tell such contrived tales will not stop, no matter how much truth you throw at them.
Because their hatred comes from Satan.
Unfortunately, the father of lies, is very clever and has caught a few of our brothers and sisters, and I do not wish for you to suffer the same fate. And, it’s important to have a clear head over this, because I believe that it is a life-and-death-issue.
Those of you who have read my free book, Ezekiel’s Fire, will know what I am talking about.
Furthermore, it is an abomination to God for the just to be persecuted.
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.
I don’t think that ANY of you wish to be committing an abomination before God. So, let’s take a look at the lies, fabrications and canards of the antisemites.
DEBUNKING THE LIES ABOUT ISRAEL
So, let’s take a few minutes and debunk the lies being told about Israel. I’ve discovered a bunch of videos from Dennis Prager that is a part of something that he calls:
Dennis Prager’s PragerU YouTube channel is here:
Lots of good stuff there. You’ve already seen me use a couple of those videos, and I expect to be using more, especially below.
Israel Is A Creation Of The Rothschilds?
I always find this one to be interesting. There is some truth the idea – in that the Rothschilds supported the left wing of the Zionist movement. But, that very same ‘left wing’ was against the idea of statehood and had to be dragged kicking and screaming into independence, by the incessant Arab attacks upon the Jews.
Furthermore, the Left wing of Israel has been completely neutralized in Israel. The Labor Party in Israel has been defeated so often that it had to change its name and merge with another party… AND they STILL keep losing.
Who is winning?
Those who were/are ANTI-Rothschild.
The Left Wing of Israel comes from the Theodore Herzl group led by David Ben-Gurion. Very left wing. Very socialist. In fact, so much so, that the Soviet Union thought of Israel as a possible, natural ally.
But, the Right Wing – which has won pretty consistently since the ’70s – comes from a different group originally led by Ze’ev Jabotinsky. Jabotinsky detested the socialists and fought them, tooth and nail.
It is the Likud Party, currently led by Binyamin Netanyahu, that was formed by the followers of Jabotinsky.
So, think of the current government of Israel as Anti-Rothschild.
Furthermore, you can find very few Illuminati symbols in Israel, except in one place:
The Israel Supreme Court Building.
The Rothschilds DID fund the building of that awful monstrosity, and they must have had a hand in designing it. I suspect that the Israelis didn’t know what they were getting into when the were offered that building for free.
They saw something offered for free, and jumped at the opportunity.
Unfortunately, the antisemites have used that building to vilify all of Israel, even though you can find nothing else in Israel that is as remotely like it.
Are you going to label all of Israel Satanic, because of ONE BUILDING?
Please also remember that the Jews are NOT saved. They aren’t going to heaven when they die, unless they accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. And, until they do that, they are going to be ruled by Satan – even though he has difficulty doing that.
So, let’s set some realistic expectations when it comes to Israel.
(Remember that YOU were ruled by Satan, before you were saved.)
The Khazars – A Fiction
There’s this myth running around antisemitic circles that the Jews aren’t really Jews, that they are Khazars – from the Medieval Kingdom of Khazaria.
Well, it’s not true.
In fact, the only proof that anyone has that there was a Jewish Khazaria is based upon the absence of records about this kingdom. That’s right. We have NO RECORD of a mass conversion of a the Medieval Kingdom of the Kazars. None. Zip. Zero. Nada.
My proof comes from a historian that spent four years trying to track down proof of such a kingdom, and couldn’t find any. Four years. Nothing.
Here’s an article to back this up:
Now, go tell any friends who believe in such myths… to shut their yap – after showing them the article. But… nicely, please.
Israel Tricked – The Attack On The USS Liberty
This one comes up a lot. You would think that people had never heard of a friendly fire incident before. Furthermore, the United States and Israel WERE NOT ALLIES AT THE TIME.
There were certainly moves by the US and Israel to come closer together to block moves by the Soviet Union to gain hegemony in the region. But, those moves were a far cry from the kind of alliance that we have today. Just eleven years before the USS Liberty event, in 1956, the United States had forced Israel to retreat from the Sinai.
Furthermore, when hostilities began, Israel contacted the United Nations and communicated to the world that Israel had created a naval exclusion zone. Any ships found in that ‘exclusion zone’ would be sunk. Period.
It was supremely foolish of the US Navy to send the USS Liberty into the naval exclusion zone. The problem is that there appears to be evidence that it was deliberate.
By Lyndon Baines Johnson, President of the United States.
When the USS Liberty was attacked, the President of the United States said to the Secretary of Defense McNamara:
“I want that goddamn ship going to the bottom.”
This was clearly a false flag setup, by the President of the United States of America to get an okay for an invasion of the Middle East.
But, Israel wasn’t a firm ally of the United States, so there was no way that the United States would have trusted Israel to participate in a ‘false flag attack’ on one of its own ships. But, there was one way that Israel could have been trusted to follow through:
Giving false intelligence
Remember that by June 8th, Israel had destroyed Egypt’s ability to command the battlefield in the Sinai by knocking out their communications. Egypt’s military high command would have been desperate to find out what was actually going on, and sending a ‘spy ship’ to the coast of the Sinai would have been one such way of doing that.
However, that would have also been a disaster for Israel, which was moving military resources to fight the Syrians that were attacking in the Golan.
Knowing that Israel had set a naval exclusion zone for the coast of Israel and the Sinai, I believe that the United States sent the USS Liberty towards/into that zone, while telling the Israelis that it was Egyptian.
And please, don’t tell me that there was an American Flag. The Israelis would have known that Egypt had a large supply of ‘American Flags’. There is no way that the Israelis would have trusted such an appearance, especially if the Americans were telling them that there were no American ships in the area.
Was Israel tricked into attacking an American ship?
I believe that they were, especially since Israel could have received no benefit from knowingly attacking an American ship. Nor would the Israelis have trusted America to fulfill any promises made by the American administration, in setting up a false flag. America had not been very friendly up to that point.
Israelis have always had a profound love for the United States. For them to knowingly attack the US would have been… unimaginable. There is just no way that Israel would have done that.
So, those that wish to attack Israel over the USS Liberty need to turn their anger on LBJ. After all, President Johnson was accessory to the murder of JFK. Tricking the Israelis to attacking the USS Liberty would have been child’s play, by comparison.
Israel – A Blessing To The Arabs
This is something that will probably astound you. It even astounded me, once upon a time. However, I’ve had years to digest this – decades, actually. So, you might want to be sitting down while you watch the video and then read what I have to say afterwards:
YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/yfN2IvnIA4M
THAT is a GREAT video. But, I would like to add something else to it. Something important.
Israel Saved Millions Of Arab Lives
Before the Jews returned to the Land of Israel, the Arab population was poor, destitute and horribly ill. It was devastated by one of – if not THE – worst disease to afflict mankind:
Because of that awful disease, nine out of ten children died before reaching maturity. Those that survived lived a miserable life. Because of that disease the Arab population of the Land of Israel numbered less than 300 thousand FOR CENTURIES.
But, when a diminutive Jew named Israel Kligler came along, all of that changed. I’ve written about him before, and you will find the latest incarnation of that writing, here:
Israel Kligler – An Unsung Hero Used by God
I’m not sure that he ever understood the impact that he had, or that he would have. But, Dr. Kligler is responsible for saving millions upon millions of lives and changing the quality of life for Arabs ALL OVER THE MIDDLE EAST forever.
And, if it wasn’t for the Jews, the Land of Israel would be a horrible, disease-ridden wasteland for both Jew and Arab, alike.
Israel: The World’s Most Moral Army
As a student of warfare, I’ve spent time thinking about how it is done and how it SHOULD be done. Each and every battle zone is different, and the strategies and tactics vary according to the situation.
Unfortunately for Israel, their cultural motto is:
To save a life
I say ‘unfortunately’ because their dedication to saving lives makes conflict in civilian areas difficult, and Israel’s enemies know this – which is why they always make sure that EVERY conflict is in a civilian area.
Here’s the video that inspired the subtitle:
Israel: The World’s Most Moral Army
YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/tN1MkAGuVyY
Over the years of watching Israel defend herself against her enemies, I can attest to the truth of that video.
Remember this important quote that explains the soul of the Israeli:
“We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”
– Golda Meir
The Israelis hate being forced to hurt and kill. They hate it, but they are forced to do what is necessary.
Israel’s Legal Founding
Antisemites LOVE to proclaim that Israel has no right to the land that she governs. Well, I’m here to tell you that this is incorrect. Actually, I’ll let someone else do the talking:
YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/12KJa4a0d64
Sorry, but Israel is completely and utterly legal.
Is the UN Fair to Israel?
But, let’s turn to look at how Israel is being bullied by that organization that EVERYONE just LOVES – The United Nations. (I know. I know. You love it, too. Um… wait.)
So, here’s a video about how Israel is treated by the UN:
YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/2tYdL-jiBQE
It’s almost as if the United Nations has an obsession with Israel, a tiny country that you can’t see on a globe without a magnifying glass.
A Black South African on Israel and Apartheid
The antisemites LOVE to talk about Israel as an apartheid state. Here’s a black South African’s view of all this:
A Black South African on Israel and Apartheid
YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/AcEL-NlxBk0
There is NO WAY that Israel could EVER be called an apartheid state. It is JUST NOT POSSIBLE. Furthermore, accusing Israel of being an apartheid state is to diminish the suffering of the black South Africans, who DID live under apartheid.
Are Israeli Settlements the Barrier to Peace?
I love the arguments that Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories prevent peace and are the cause of all the conflict in the Middle East.
Here’s a great video:
Are Israeli Settlements the Barrier to Peace?
YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/dhbCtAz_BQc
And, I don’t actually agree with everything that Dershowitz says there. But, assuming that he’s right, that’s still not a problem.
If the Arabs agreed to peace and laid down their weapons, Israel would give up all of those ‘settlements’ in a heartbeat. But, that’s not what the Arabs want.
The Arabs want Israel… DEAD.
The Middle East Problem
This will be my last ‘Prager University’ video for this article. I promise. But, it’s an important one, so pay attention:
YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/8EDW88CBo-8
That’s just the briefest thumbnail sketch of the problem. PragerU videos are supposed to be short, so including everything is just impossible. And, I won’t add much myself. I’m already over three thousand words at this point, so I’ll be short.
When Dennis Prager spoke of the waves of suicide terrorists being sent into Israel by the leadership of the Palestinians… I was there. They shot up my neighborhood. They blew up a bus down the street. They blew up buses all over Israel.
They forced Israel to build a wall.
And yes, the word ‘forced’ is operative here. I remember the arguments for and against among Israelis, in Israel. Most Israelis were against it – dead-set against it. But, wave after wave of bombings wore the Israelis down… forcing them to agree to build the wall.
I left Israel before that wall was completed. When I brought my lovely wife back to Israel, in 2010, I returned to an Israel that had changed. No longer were they constantly worried about suicide bombers. No longer were they intently worried about terrorist attacks. The stress and intensity were dramatically reduced.
That WALL has helped create peace.
The other thing that Dennis Prager didn’t mention – and did not have time to mention – was the issue of the refugees. Everyone talks about the Palestinian Refugees. Everyone.
But, no one talks about the Jewish Refugees.
The Arab refugees that fled Israel did so voluntarily. They were told by the Arab armies that their Jewish neighbors would be massacred, and they could return to take over the best of the Jewish homes and lands – after the Arab armies were finished killing all the Jews. However, it is true that some Arabs were (irrationally) afraid of the Jews.
The Jews of Arab lands had no choice. They were thrown out by the Arabs, and few were able to go anywhere else than Israel.
So, let me ask you a question:
Which group of refugees were greater?
Here are the figures:
Arab refugees: 400 to 700 thousand
Jewish refugees: 800 thousand to one million
That’s right. Jewish refugees were almost DOUBLE the Arab refugees. I have friends who were among those Jewish refugees.
I think that you are beginning to see that the story that you’ve been hearing from the antisemites and antizionists (same thing) isn’t the truth. You’ve probably been fed line after line about how awful the Jewish people are.
To be fair, some Jews ARE awful. In fact, some of them are even ANTI-Jewish. A friend of mine – who is VERY Jewish – told me once that the worst antisemites are Jewish. But, that’s not your problem.
Your problem… your challenge …is to follow God. To follow the commandments of God. And, God talks about His plan for Israel in the Last Days. You do NOT want to be against that plan.
Furthermore, you need to know the timing of that plan. You can find it here:
Why Israel MUST be Saved BEFORE the Great Tribulation
That’s right. Israel MUST be saved BEFORE the Tribulation. That’s going to be a shocker for some of you, but it’s important to get that right. In fact, read ALL of Ezekiel’s Fire. It might just save your life.
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
(That’s a link. Click it for a discussion on preparation.)
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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