In the wake of a gruesome terrorist attack at a Jerusalem synagogue (seven were murdered), various Israeli media groups and politicans continue to show weakness.
I used to like The Times of Israel. A new, English-language paper launched in 2012, the paper was at one time flush with insightful writers, such as existed at one time for the Jerusalem Post. With the passing of such brilliant writers and editors as David Bar-Ilan, Israeli media have become even more left-wing, and, in my view, a threat to the state.
Much like in America, where the Deep State despises Donald Trump so much that policies harmful to America are considered fair game, Israeli sources hate Benjamin Netanyahu with a passion. I believe the source of their hatred is his Zionist foundations, instilled by his father.
Journalists in Israel like to paint a dark picture regarding what the international community will think or potentially do to the Jewish state, if it does not buckle-under to Palestinian demands. In a bizarre way, I do believe this will become a self-fulfilling prophecy and down the line, fulfillment of a biblical prophecy.
In an article by Jacob Magid in the Times of Israel, we see first this headline:
Nadler joins list of Jewish, pro-Israel Democrats to raise alarm over new government
Before we go farther, you realize of course this refers to the Rep. from New York, Jerry Nadler, at once clownish and malevolent. Nadler’s efforts to take down Trump and weaken American foreign policy are sinister. Take note of this:
“The US Congress’s longest-serving Jewish member warned Wednesday that the proposals by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to overhaul Israel’s judiciary could ‘irrevocably strain’ the Jewish state’s ties with the US, adding his name to a growing list of pro-Israel Democrats voicing their discomfort with the new hardline coalition in Jerusalem.
“Criticism of Netanyahu’s government on Capitol Hill has been growing since the coalition took power late last month, indicating that opposition to its policies extends beyond the progressive wing of the Democratic party, and risking the bipartisan support in Washington that Israel views as critical for its security and wellbeing.
“Nadler, from New York, highlighted his Jewish background and his pro-Israel positions before warning that the proposals announced by Justice Minister Yariv Levin are reminiscent of the threats to America’s democracy that he has sought to combat in recent years as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.”
Magid was referencing an op-ed Nadler penned for Haaretz.
Notice a few things. First, Nadler identifies as pro-Israel. He’s anything but. He’s a left-wing hack and has done much harm both to his own country and Israel. Second, the implied threat that the relationship with Washington can be harmed because of Netanyahu. True “friends” do not make such threats. Third, Nadler links Netanyahu with the policies of Trump, who sought to pull the mask off the Swamp. Netanyahu has attempted similar things in Israel.
In the same issue of TOI, blogger Amichai Cohen echoes similar dire warnings:
Palestinians are playing the long game on world stage – Israel could lose
“The coalition’s aim to apply sovereignty in the territories and soften the Supreme Court may harm Israel’s global standing
“The Palestinian activity in international organizations is coordinated and aggregate. For example, the General Assembly’s recognition of the State of Palestine in 2012 provided the basis for the determination that the International Criminal Court has the authority to investigate Israeli actions related to the conflict. An ICJ decision that the Israeli occupation is illegal would serve as the basis for additional proceedings against Israel.
“There are significant t differences between the Russia-Ukraine conflict and that between Israel and the Palestinians. But the most recent Palestinian action is meant precisely to blur them. An ICJ declaration that the Israeli occupation has become ‘permanent’ would mean that Israel could be seen as having effectively annexed Judea and Samaria. If that is the conclusion, international law will require European countries to take action against Israel. Such measures – as can be learned from the Russian case – can be imposed even without the backing of international bodies such as the Security Council. Obviously, Israel has scant ability to ward off the effects of such decisions.”
The same kinds of threats as in the Nadler piece. Israel will be harmed in the international community. International law will judge Israeli sovereignty as illegal. Action will be taken(!).
Now, prophetically, notice the line “international law will require European countries to take action against Israel.” Here is where the rubber meets the road, biblically. It sets the stage for the great end-times prophecies in which Israel will be attacked by the international community. That’s exactly what the text tells us in numerous places.
But all who devour you will be devoured; all your enemies will go into exile. (Jeremiah 30:16)
On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. (Zechariah 12:3,4)
I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save. I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will be drunk on their own blood, as with wine. (Isaiah 49:26).
These passages are discussing the outlines of what we are seeing now. But now, as Israel inches closer and closer to the cliff’s edge, where she will be abandoned by everyone but her Great God, enemies within the state are rising.
Netanyahu has a seemingly impossible job. I know many readers of this column pray for Bibi continually. I believe it helps.
Keep it up!