Thursday, August 4, 2011

De-legitimization At Its Worst

by Dr. Michael D. Evans

Since its rebirth in 1948, Israel has endured and overcome military attacks from neighboring nations. She has been assailed by gun-wielding fanatics and terrorists encased in explosive-laden backpacks. Israel stands today because of the grit and tenacity of the Jewish people and the providence of God. Having been deterred by Israel's security forces, her enemies have turned to defaming the nation by questioning her very right to exist. This attack is both convoluted and hazardous. The airwaves are constantly bombarded by those wishing to prove Israel's lack of legitimacy as a nation and detailing her supposed "war crimes" against humanity. I don't often quote Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi war criminal, but in this instance, it is appropriate: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

The denial of the authentic claim of the Jewish people to occupy their homeland is de-legitimization at its worst . Those who would wish to strip the Jewish people of their birthright are subtle and urbane. Israel is cleverly portrayed as a nation of immoral people whose birth is illegitimate and character questionable. The test for those embroiled in this issue is to separate valid criticism from innuendo--to distinguish the truth from the lie. In peace talks, Israel is portrayed as the recalcitrant child unwilling to share her toys with the other kids on the block. The Palestinians are the poor, deprived underlings. They are the orphans with a hidden roomful of toys donated by those who pity the underprivileged--the bully on the block who somehow manages to elicit sympathy while surreptitiously pummeling the innocent. The fires of public opinion are burning brightly against the State of Israel.

Western countries and leaders unfortunately seem to have embraced this crusade for de-legitimizing Israel. The Liberal Left has joined forces with fanatical Muslim elements in an attempt to crush the very life from the Jewish nation comparable in size to the state of New Jersey. Israel is expected to kowtow to the demands of its detractors without a whimper and accept her intended fate without a fight. With the Liberal Left emphasis on human rights and a finger of blame pointed at Israel as a nation that intentionally violates those standards, world leaders have become more accepting of the de-legitimization process.

Understand this clearly -- every nation and individual that supports the United Nations and Obama Administration plan to curse Israel and steal from her the land God promised the Jews as an eternal possession will suffer His chastisement and judgment. While every nation and individual that opposes this plan and stands with Israel as a blessing to her will enjoy His blessing. Blessed art thou, Lord our God, King of the universe, who girds Israel with might.

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