How can the entire world seemingly ignore the realities of the conflict between Israel and her Arab neighbors — including the very real threats to Israel’s existence from radical Islam? Is it just blindness, or is it something much deeper? Have world leaders not learned any lessons from past history? Can they not recognize evil when they see it? Will they not acknowledge the contamination of anti-Semitism in their own minds?
Regular readers of my articles here know that I co-host a weekly, hour-long radio program called “Front Page Jerusalem.” This program is broadcast on stations across the United States and around the world. It provides news and commentary about Israel, is produced in Jerusalem, and is giving millions of people factual news about Israel.
The purpose of “Front Page Jerusalem” is to give the world news about Israel without the anti-Israel bias that permeates most of the international media. Our mission is to communicate the truth about Israel in the face of the deceitful untruths or half-truths propagated elsewhere. While the world media often paint Israelis as heartless villains, “Front Page Jerusalem” truthfully reveals Israelis to be people of strong character and high moral values who love life — all life.
As a broadcast and print journalist who specializes in reporting news from the Middle East, I visit Israel many times throughout the year to gather material and information. It seems as though every time I return to America from Israel, I am asked the question, “Why do the Palestinians refuse to recognize Israel as a state?”
Another question which often comes my way is, “Why does Israel receive more news coverage (mostly all negative) than virtually all other countries in the world?” Both of these are valid and highly complex questions.
Have you noticed that in all the current U.S. presidential campaign oratory, in all the TV debates, and in all the mass media coverage of the campaigns, something has been missing? Yes, one most important subject, one most serious issue has been strangely missing and that missing ingredient is nothing other than Israel!
Of course, the first thing we must ask is, "Why?" Why is Israel not on the minds of candidates Obama and Romney? Why are they seemingly ignoring one of America's most important foreign policy issues? Why has there been no in-depth mention of Israel in their campaign rhetoric?
The war drums between Iran and Israel have been beating louder and louder, but both countries face tremendous hurdles that appear to be preventing the obvious. Iran, for example, may well have the warheads, but their missile technology is not yet advanced enough to deliver an accurate strike on Israel. Israel may have first strike capability, but it does not yet have the backing of world super powers to provide the much needed political, and quite possibly, military support.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it accurately recently in an American TV interview. He said that the world holds Israel to a "triple standard." Not a double standard, but a triple standard. He explained that there is one standard for the world's dictatorships, a second standard for the world's democracies, and a third standard for Israel.
To make a point I would like to go back to the time, months ago, when we all listened to media reports about IDF soldier, Gilad Shalit’s, release from captivity. We heard of his “capture” by armed Palestinian gunmen who, in more accurate terms, were Palestinian terrorists. Furthermore, the term “captured” was a complete and intentional misnomer used by the anti-Israel media. Gilad Shalit was kidnapped in 2006, not “captured,” and his two IDF comrades were murdered, not “killed in the conflict.”
An Israeli citizen commented recently that in all his life in Israel, he has never known a time when there was more anxiety, more sense of danger and a greater feeling of insecurity than there is today among the Israeli people. So many perilous prospects exist right now that even the average Jewish person in Israel is more fearful and apprehensive than ever before.
Maybe we should not be too surprised. Maybe we should have seen it coming. Incredible as it seems, it is now a shocking reality. What people would have thought impossible not so long ago is now coming to pass. While not actually new on the scene, it is relatively new to America. What is it? The answer is Chrislam!
Christian and Muslim leaders have been meeting together for months to work on mixing together Christianity and Islam into one religion. They are trying to form an ecumenical merger of these two opposing creeds into a new and strange partnership. And they are giving it the combination name of “Chrislam.”