Almost every day we read in the newspapers that yet another deadly event has occurred between Hamas and Fatah in the Palestinian territories. In order for peace to prevail, it is obvious that these two opposing groups of people must put their differences aside and somehow form a unified government.
It would seem logical that Israel’s Arab neighbors would rise to the occasion and put real pressure on Hamas and Fatah to put aside their differences and make peace. But they do not. The question is, “Why?”
With all the attention supposedly now focused on negotiations and “peace talks” between the Israelis and the Palestinians, why is most of the attention going to the ending of the building of new residences on land in towns and villages rightfully belonging to Israel?
Conflict between Jews and Muslims is certainly nothing new. In the Middle East it has been going on for centuries producing war after war and conflict after conflict. Death is always the result. The dead on both sides, both Jews and Muslims, are buried in the ground - the very same ground deeded to the Jews by God Himself in an eternal covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The bodies of the dead, Muslims and Jews alike, ‘rest in peace’ side by side buried in the same ground as their ancestors. Can Muslims only exist peacefully side by side with Jews in death?
Why do so many people in the world hate the Jews? Why is there so much anti-Semitism in the world? Why do so many nations seem to despise Israel? What is the cause of all this negative prejudice? What is the root of all this deep-seated hatred?
I think the answer is plain and clear. The answer is God.
The Western world has gotten a glimpse into the content of children’s television programs produced by the Palestinians and we have been shocked and appalled at what we have seen. Each day Palestinian children are stuffed full of hate by a counterfeit Mickey Mouse who calls on children to hate Jews and to kill them wherever they are found. Palestinian children’s storybooks as well as text books are filled with the same anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, anti-Western venomous propaganda. Before it is too late we must consider the implications of this brainwashing and ask ourselves a very tough question, “What sort of adults will these children become who have been fed a steady diet of hate?”
What’s NOT in your wallet? Perhaps the few extra dollars Uncle Sam has taken from you and gave to the Palestinian Authority (PA) with virtually no accountability and no expectations. Its over $600 million dollars from your wallet to theirs amid continued acts of terror and violence perpetrated against our friend an ally Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently addressed the United Nations General Assembly, strongly defending the existence of the state of Israel, and stressing that the Jewish state "will live forever." He also warned the nations of the world that a nuclear armed Iran will be a great threat not only to Israel and the Middle East, but also to all the world.
He started his speech by saying that he was happy to be addressing the UN General Assembly, which was being presided over by the Israeli Ambassador to the UN. Then the first item on his agenda was to stress the long existence of the state of Israel and to defend its present existence. "Three thousand years ago," he said, "King David ruled over a nation called Israel, and from a capital called Jerusalem." He added, "Today we are happy to have a modern Jewish state that will live forever."
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.