- Jim Fletcher
"With Allies Like These, Who Needs Enemies?Ē
Angela Merkel said this week that Germany will always defend Israel.
No, they wonít.
The German chancellor since 2006, Merkel is actually quite
an improvement over some past German premiers. She seems genuinely sincere,
giving an historic speech in the Israeli Knesset. Merkel, whose father was a
pastor in East Germany,
conveyed her deep sadness over the Holocaust, even using the Hebrew word
Shoah, to describe the ghastly
murders of six million European Jews.
But Merkel is wrong for two specific reasons.
First, the prophet Jeremiah recorded that one day, all of Israelís
friends will abandon her. This will happen in the last days, which Iím convinced
we are experiencing now.
Secondly, Merkel also subscribes to the wacky theory that
security means endorsing the ďpeace process,Ē that opiate of the diplomatic
masses. Sadly, Franceís
new president Nicolas Sarkozy also endorses the Oslo Delusion. How different our
world might be if these leaders, along with President Bush, would stand up to
the global blackmail thrust on us all by the Palestinians.
Arab population is deranged, driven mad by evil practiced by Yasser Arafat, his
Fatah lackeys, and the wider Arab world, so dominated by dictators. The
Palestinians feel a sense of entitlement and, but for some minority segment of
their population, feel that violence is okay. Violence directed at other people,
The international community will realize at some point that
there is no diplomatic solution, and when they see that UN forces and shuttle
diplomacy donít work, they will conclude first that itís unsolvable. Then when
things get worse, they will conclude that itís all Israelís
All this is another indication that my current obsession ó
If the Bible were true, what would we
expect to see in the real world? ó is confirmed. People can pay lip service
to the security of the Jewish state, but because Godís word says otherwise, we
know the latest pathetic peace process is an illusion. Amazingly, even if humans
try to fool themselves, the Bible always confirms ďrealĒ reality. The
international community wants us all to believe that there is a peace process
thatís working, or can work, in the Middle East. The Bible tells us something
else, and is confirmed by reality.
In a poll recently, the Palestinians indicated that they
favor Hamas strongman Ismael Haniyeh over the wax figure rolled out by Fatah,
Mahmoud Abbas, aka, Abu Mazen, aka Holocaust Denier. This is telling, if for no
other reason than it shows the Palestinians favor the overt violence employed by
As Middle East analyst Barry Rubin noted in the Jerusalem
Post, there is no good solution to the crisis in Gaza.
Rubin astutely advocates for a buffer zone to be created in Gaza by the IDF, to keep Palestinian rocket
launchers far enough away from Israeli cities like Sderot and Ashkelon. One only has to fly into Ben Gurion
airport to get a chilling, birdís-eye view of just how small Israel
really is. Everyone knows ó even if it isnít talked about ó that if rockets can
hit Ashkelon, they will eventually hit Tel Aviv, and then west Jerusalem.
The two peoples live in such close proximity to each other
that itís difficult to imagine a more difficult problem. In Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), Jewish communities are within
rock-throwing distance of Palestinian villages. The so-called boundary, marked
now by the security fence, has Jewish and Arab communities on both sides of the
border. In a region full of crazy ideas, the idea that these two can live
together is the craziest of all.
The Arab-Israeli conflict has occupied the most brilliant
minds in the world. No one can solve it. Israel
has tried heavy handed approaches, subtle approaches, diplomacy, cajoling, empty
threats, real threats. Nothing works. Do we need more evidence that the Bible is
true and God is alive? He declares over and over that He alone will save the
The current situation is perilous, because weapons of mass
destruction are now being sought and used by Israelís
enemies. This is a relatively new reality, that makes the apocalyptic scenarios
in the Bible more and more plausible.
In Jeremiah 30:16, God tells the Jews, ďTherefore all they
that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of
them, shall go into captivity.Ē
Every one of them.
God then tells His people that he will restore health to
them, that their long and painful exile will come to its conclusion. Because the
Lord has rebuilt Zion,
we know that this is the season.
Angela Merkel has good intentions. Sheíd also better make
plans to duck when the shooting starts.