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The War Against the Jews

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“The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream- stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in the twilight now, or have vanished.The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality? Mark Twain

The war against the Jews has been waged from the dawn of history and is relentless until this very day as we are now witnessing with the awful and outrageous missile attacks from Gaza aimed at the towns and population centers of Israel. It is a saga of great proportions and significance though many fail to see it or appreciate it. It has one goal in mind and that is the liquidation of the Jewish people and the State of Israel.

The world wants a new world order where the Jews are subdued and put in a place of humiliation. The attempt to murder the Jews has taken many forms over the centuries including open hostility and wickedness as we witnessed in the Second World War. Although, unable to achieve this end by conventional war in recent years, this attack against the Jews has been political and very often couched in the language of peace and political intrigue. It is waged according to a narrative that is inaccurate and pure myth but one that is accepted in most circles as truth. Just the idea, for instance, of Israeli occupation of Arab lands is totally untrue but accepted everywhere.

The Palestinians never ever had a state in history and the ground they claim for a state was in fact occupied for centuries by the Ottoman Turkish Empire and then illegally by the Jordanians from 1948 to 1967. Before that from 1917 onwards it was mandated to the British Empire as a consequence of the First World War. Indeed, the restoration of the Jewish state in 1948 came into existence by the will of the international community expressed through the United Nations but previously ratified by the San Remo Agreement of 1922. Of course, these facts mean nothing to those who seek only the destruction of the Jews and Israel.

Collaborating with evil

Today Hamas, Hezbollah, Fatah and all their fellow travelers are fully committed to the liquidation of Israel. This fact is not hearsay or rumor, no it is enshrined in their charters and confirmed by their statements; made frequently in the Arabic speaking press. The school books and TV programs for children in the Palestinian Authority and in Gaza, and indeed all over the Arab world, constantly demonize the Jewish people and Israel and thereby incite their impressionable minds to hatred and murder. In addition, all over the Muslim world the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, which accuse the Jews of seeking global control, are routinely printed and distributed and regarded as fact even though this work has been discredited as a forgery. In addition, and sadly, the most read book on contemporary geo-political history is Hitler’s, “Mein Kamph.” This too is on public record, and all of this can be verified by a visit to the websites of Palestinian Media Watch, MEMRI and Amazon books. It’s all out in the open for all to see. The Jews are likened to pigs and apes and suicide attacks against them are glorified as the ultimate religious ritual in life! Those who carry out this goal are honored by having streets and squares named after them in Palestinian towns and villages and it is believed that they, because of their murderous actions, have instant access to paradise accompanied by erotic pleasures.

This same radical Islamic menace collaborated with Hitler in the hope that his triumph would also bring about the complete annihilation of all Jews. He came close but thank God was defeated and yet today the world community expects Israel to sit down and make peace with “Hitler!” That is, with a people who fully embrace his vision and seek to complete it. Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran now have a unity agreement that, according to its tenets must result in the total destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews everywhere. All of this is the backdrop to the awful events unfolding in Israel today. Without a doubt this is a religious war meaning that Iran and its proxies are determined to remove the state of Israel from what they deem to be Islamic land and thus polluted by a Jewish presence upon it. For far too long the nature of this conflict has been ignored or “swept under the carpet” by western politicians and power blocks like the European Union and the United Nations. Time and time again Hamas has launched hundreds of rockets against Israel’s southern towns and villages and the routine response from these halls of government has been that Israel should show restraint and allow her civilians to be attacked at will. The same is true now. This is outrageous and right-thinking people everywhere should now stand up in support of Israel and certainly affirm her right to vigorously defend herself against this monstrous assault against her people. No right-thinking government in any part of the world would tolerate such an attack.

Sadly, a world without a moral compass and unable to identify evil is therefore pressurizing Israel to make what would be a suicide pact with a new version of Nazism. Many of the nations pushing for this would not do it themselves but somehow it is good enough for the Jews. One has to wonder why all this is happening. Are these people stupid, just ignorant or is there another agenda being followed? Or, maybe still there is a spiritual reality behind the War against the Jews!

The God of Israel

Given that the very essence of sin is rebellion against God, not only in terms of where He is and who He is, it is therefore not surprising that anything that reminds a rebellious world of God will also be attacked. This is the nature of sin that lurks in the heart of every human being. If then this God calls into existence a people to take His name and reflect His character one can expect this people to be the target of rebellion and evil. From the very first day of Israel’s calling and close association with the only true God this war began, and it has never stopped. It separates and divides the world and as long as the Jew exists it will rage. It is a desperate war and, if it were not for the faithfulness of God, the Jews would have vanished a long time ago. This is the answer to Mark Twain’s question in the quote above. The war against the Jews is in fact a war against God Himself! This is clearly taught in the first four verses of Psalm 83:

“Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold your peace, and do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” Psalm 83:1-4

It is to be noted that the enemies of God strike out against Him by making War Against the Jews!

This war will then not stop until the evil in the human heart has been finally overcome by the intervention of the Messiah.

Thankfully, this day is fast approaching. Nevertheless, the honor and existence of the only true God is at stake in this war and thus Israel will never be destroyed because God Himself, the God of the Bible, has vouched safe her existence! This is the promise of His word (Jeremiah 31:35-37).

We however are invited to “show our colors” by standing with and praying for Israel. In this we don’t work for God but with Him against those who, from generation to generation, pursue the “War Against the Jews.” Like Corrie Ten Boom, Raoul Wallenberg, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and many others of the Second World War era, we must now make good our promises to stand with Israel and defend her right to exist.

Most of all we must take our place as watchman on the walls of Jerusalem and through determined intercession pray for Israel until our heavenly Father makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Malcolm Hedding.