The Reason to Support Israel
You say Senator Barack Obama is good for America, because he will stop America from financially supporting the Arabs or Israel. From what I know about him and his record, I don't think he will support Israel.
In any event, I agree with the former: not supporting the Arabs, yes; but I totally disagree with not supporting Israel. The Arab rulers are multi-millionaires, who are not only keeping the power and money for themselves without regard to their own people, many of whom are impoverished and exploited, but they are also holding the United States and much of the rest of the world 'over a barrel' by their control of the price of oil, which they know that the USA desperately needs to function.
They are cutthroat , authoritarian and barbaric (with some exceptions; can't think of any off the top of my head at this moment) in their culture, which hasn't changed in hundreds of years. What have they in sum toto contributed to the world ("full of sound and fury, signifying nothing")? Not very much.
In contrast, Israel, which historically is the land given to the Jews by G-d and has had a Jewish presence for thousands of years, should be the homeland of the Jewish People, who have been persecuted from forever by almost the entire world.
It is the only democracy in the region, has contributed a myriad of good things to the world at large, including technological and medical inventions and advances used world-wide to improve and save lives, and humanitarian aid to people in dire situations from either barbaric warring African régimes or warlords, or from natural disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes; or didn't you know about that (read my previous posts under the label "Israel")?
Israel, despite it's flaws (and it has many) is, in my humble opinion, America’s only hope for the future as a free country; because anyone with eyes and a brain can see that the world is ‘going to hell in a hand basket.’ Radical Islam seems to be taking a hold everywhere, and no country as yet has had the moral courage to stop it.
Israel, which could have and should have stopped this Arab aggression years ago, when it had the perfect opportunity right after the Six-Day defensive War in June, 1967, did not; they didn’t follow through after winning the war which the Arabs had started (we won’t go into the reasons why in depth—that’s for another post).
One reason for that is this: Israel, with all it’s difficulties and deviations, has a different culture, and does NOT live ‘by the sword’ as do the surrounding Arabs.
It still generally follows a Jewish Ethic, straight from the Torah, folks. Christians call it The Golden Rule (do unto others as you would have them do unto you).
It comes from the Jewish Bible and Holy Teachings:
1) Treat the Stranger in Your Midst with Kindness, for You Were Once Strangers in Egypt,
2)“ve-Ahavta le-Re’ahka Kamokha-“ and you shall love thy neighbor as thyself.
After that war Israel tried to enter into peace agreements time and time again, even without concessions by the Arabs – heck, many of them still won’t even recognize Israel as a Jewish State – to no avail.
They have even returned land captured in the war-the Sinai desert, the Gaza Strip-and for what? For kassams raining down on Sederot, Ashkelon and other cities? For suicide bombers killing citizens in a shopping mall in Dimona (who were, by the way, members of Fatah; Israel's supposed 'partner for peace')? For snipers targeting babies while they are being held in their father’s arms?
At the very least, the Arabs were given back a desert transformed into a green, growing, producing land complete with greenhouses-they didn't have to build it all from nothing-the Jews did that for them-so what did they do with it? Did they develop a solid infrastructure in order to create a State? Did they create a viable economy? Did they employ, feed, house and clothe their citizens? Nope. They, like the animals they are, destroyed what they were given and turned the area into dreck*.
Answer my question: If you saw three strapping young Chassidic men dressed in long kapotehs and shtreimels walking together down the street towards you, would you panic in fear of their attacking you, and run like hell? How about if you saw three strapping young Arab-type men walking down the street? What then?
You need to be HONEST with yourselves and face the TRUTH full in the face. Don’t hide from the facts.
Here’s one for you: most Muslims aren’t terrorists. BUT MOST TERRORISTS OVER THE YEARS HAVE BEEN MUSLIM.
These are only a few reasons why the United States should support Israel, financially and ideologically.
Israel, except for America, hasn’t a friend in the world. But when the last days are finally here, it will be Israel, all alone, who will have to save the world from total destruction. Or not.
The hope of the free world rests with Israel. Support the People of the Book.