U.S. failure is leading to dangerous outcomes in the Middle East.
- Our only ally in the Middle East
- The only Democracy that protects human rights in the Middle East
- The only country, in the Middle East, that creates wealth other than oil for its population
Israel is being undermined by U.S. policies and the liberal, biased media.
The State Department, Secretary of State John Kerry, President Barack Obama, CNN, ABC, NBC (MSNBC), CBS and the mainstream media have ignored 9 shocking realities that will impact the U.S. and world peace for years to come.
1. The U.S. is undermining Israel
With its involvement in this recent conflict alone, the U.S. has been undermining Israel in a variety of ways, becoming the most anti-Israel administration in history.
- President Obama has largely focused on Palestinian casualties implying that Israel is at fault, not Hamas.
- Flights into Israel were banned for TWO days. This was pure politics to punish/push Israel into compliance with Obama/Kerry’s plan. Only after a huge public outcry was this ban lifted.
Flights to Palestine, Afghanistan and other dangerous areas were not banned at all.
This ban was the biggest victory for Hamas, ever.
- The Obama/Kerry “Plan” is anti-Israel.
- It recognizes Hamas’ position in the Gaza strip
- It promises billions in funds
- It requires no dismantling of rockets
- It requires no destruction of tunnels
- Hamas, a terrorist group, is recognized as an equal of Israel.
2. Israel is under attack and defending itself, not attacking
Israel is defending itself against well over 1,000 rockets and a massive tunnel system, 40 found so far—many going into Israel, built for the purpose of reigning terror on innocent civilians.
Thankfully, Israel has the “iron dome”, a “star wars” defense system that strikes down most rockets.
Israel has a moral imperative to protect itself.
If Hamas stopped the rockets and massive terrorist tunnel projects, there would be immediate peace.
If Israel stopped sending troops and targeted explosives to stop the attacks, Hamas’ attacks will continue.
Hamas started it. They could end it. They won’t.
3. Hamas is a terrorist organization harming Palestine and Israel-Not a political opposition group
Hamas is an Islamic terrorist group. Its sole purpose is to kill Jews and destroy Israel.
Hamas uses hospitals, schools, even mosques to hide and fire rockets at Israeli civilians.
Hamas feels no remorse in consistently violating the rules of war.
“Hamas” is an Arabic acronym for “Islamic Resistance Movement.” It published its official charter in 1988, calling for the destruction of Israel and raising “the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine.”
The founder of Hamas reflects the attitudes of many in Palestine. They believe that God condemned Jewish people as “apes and swine” (Qur’an 5:60; see 2:65, 7:166). They are convinced that they must attack the Jewish state and its people in defense of Islam (Qur’an 2:190) and to “fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them” (Qur’an 9:5).
They believe that Abraham offered Ishmael rather than Isaac to God, making Ishmael’s Arab descendants the “chosen people.” They believe that God intends Palestine only for Palestinians, and that the creation of Israel in 1948 is a theft of land from its rightful owners.
And those who die battling the Jews are martyrs– promised eternity in paradise.
4. The Palestinians are under a great delusion
They elected Hamas.
They have been complacent in the horror of war.
Millions of tax dollars are being used– not to help the Palestinians, but to develop and perfect a terrorist infrastructure to continue their attack on Israel.
62% of Palestinians in Gaza support suicide bombings to kill Jews.
Gaza (and the West Bank) have everything they need for an economic boom to lift their people out of poverty.
They could rise to be as prosperous as, if not more than, Israel but they are a third world nation because of a socialist government controlled economy not because of Israel.
There is no free market. Instead, Hamas has turned to collectivism–its system of micromanagement and excessive taxes that lead to high unemployment and poverty.
Frankly, between the repressive regulations, who would want to invest and take the risk when the country is under Hamas’ control with one objective–the destruction of Israel.
5. The media and social media is biased and distorting the truth
The liberal press and social media have used the victories of Hamas–the Palestinians–as their visual on TV and social media.
Horrible human tragedy is displayed without showing both sides of the story.
The Hamas strategy is to parade the bodies of the dead before TV cameras to prove how bad Israel is.
Hamas put the rockets where women and children are – including schools and hospitals. However, the press never asks the question, “ Why are children put in harms’ way of rockets and tunnel systems?”
Here is a must see video–you can see how the Israeli Ambassador blasts CNN for its biased reporting.
Dr. Paul de Vries, president of the New York Divinity School said, “The media tries to paint this as two forces that we have to bring together and try to resolve their differences. One is terroristic and the other supports the core biblical values of life, liberty and justice. There really is no problem choosing sides between Hamas and Israel.” “The Palestinian people are the ones we love, along with the people of Israel, but the abuse by the tyrannical leaders of the Palestinians is just incalculable.”
“In Israel the basic human rights are respected, right to life, right to freedom of religion,” says de Vries. “The Hamas embodies a mentality of death and is against liberty, against the lives of their own people, and against freedom of religion.”
De Vries continues to state that Hamas has continued to “torture, abuse and murder of Palestinian Christian ministers and leaders whom they have known. The only country in the Middle East where there is freedom of religion is Israel.”
6. The UN is a joke
Different groups within the United Nations have condemned Israel. The U.N. Security Council has demanded an “immediate and unconditional” cease-fire.
Let’s face it, when you have brutal dictatorships and anti-Israeli countries in the Middle East and other parts of the world, it’s no surprise the U.N. doesn’t like Israel’s defending itself.
Hamas rockets were discovered in U.N. sponsored schools.
They didn’t know?
Did they destroy them?
No, the U.N. returned the rockets to Hamas – to be used against Israeli civilians.
7. The U.S. is helping fund the madness
The U.S. has been funding the Palestinian Authorities with about $5 billion in assistance since the mid-1990s.
Senator Rand Paul has sponsored a bill that would prohibit direct U.S. assistance, loan guarantee or debt relief to the Palestinian Authority if it was at all affiliated with Hamas.
But the liberal Democrats have blocked it.
This aid funding terrorists’ salaries and activities MUST stop.
Check out this video. Is the U.S. administration turning its back on Israel?
8. The world against Israel? Anti-Semitism on the rise
The Liberals oppose Israel. The Muslims oppose Israel. The media opposes Israel.
And so do those who hate Jews.
From the beginning of history…through the ages…from the death and crucifixion of Jesus…through the ages past…through recent history…anti-Semitism has sought to extinct the Jews.
Lies. Distortions. Hatred.
All against the Jews…well because they are Jews.
In America’s cities and across the world there have been protests and even riots.
There have been riots in Paris. Jewish stores have been ransacked. Websites have come up calling for a second Holocaust and attacks on synagogues.
In Berlin, crowds chanted, “Jew, Jew, cowardly pig, come on out and fight.”
The hatred is being stirred up.
Just visit a local college campus!
And, of course, Hamas feeds on this.
They released a music video in Hebrew calling for the Palestinians to bomb Israel and kill the Jews: “Burn it to the ground, exterminate the cockroaches nest, and banish all the Zionists”.
9. The solution–4 thoughts
Politically, there is no solution to this conflict except reducing the conflict.
- The U.S. must support Israel, not undermine it.
- The U.S. should help Israel with iron dome protection.
- We must stop sending money to the Palestinians.
- Pastors across America need to be praying for the peace of Israel.
The Reality Alert is that Jesus is the solution–He is the Prince of Peace for the Israel/Palestinian/Muslim conflict.
Jesus loves the Jews. Jesus loves the Palestinians. He wants both to be saved and come to the truth (1Timothy 2:4).
And we are the answer (1Corinthians 12:27) as we proclaim the salvation through the cross and the hope for all mankind.