You’re either with Israel or you’re for the Islamo-Nazi. This unqualified statement is true simply because the nation of Israel is fighting for survival, battling against fanatical Islamists who are backed by Iran’s army of insurgency, Hamas. And, the stated purpose of Hamas and Iran is to accomplish the total destruction of the Jewish people and Israel as a nation. It doesn’t get more black and white than that. It's the very definition of anti-semitism.
This should be a no-brainer for our ivy league educated plutocrats, a real soft ball foreign policy issue, but it’s not. The Obama administration is perpetually befuddled by reality butting in and altering their fairytale narrative. The Islamists in Gaza and in Iran aren't impressed by Obama's middle name nor do they regard mere lip service to their primitive religion. If you don't subscribe to their brutal jihad and its genocidal objective, then you're a mortal enemy too. Still, the Obama administration's enlightened aristocrats puzzle at why their dalliance with Islamophilia hasn’t resulted in peace in the Middle East. The answer isn’t as technical as administration wonks would like you to think.
Millennia ago in Canaan, modern day Israel, an Egyptian woman named Hagar gave birth to a son of Abram (Abraham). This child's name was Ishmael. And, with the child came an ancient prophecy, "And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren." Ishmael grew and was blessed and lived in the ancient region of Param, which is now Arabia. Abraham had another son Isaac, the father of Israel. The antipathy between Israel and the peoples of the Levant runs through ancient bloodlines and represents the opposing forces battling for survival (Israel) and dominance (the Palestinians backed by the ancient Persians (Iran)) in the Middle East. This isn't just ancient history, it is the basis for conflict in the Middle East and is readily acknowledged by both sides of the struggle.
However, Israel occupies Palestine by right, Isaac was the son of promise, and has yet to fulfill its manifest destiny. Indeed, much of the constant conflict is the result of Israel's failure to fulfill its Divinely appointed manifest destiny. The specific dimensions of the Promised Land have varied in relation to Israel’s obedience to God but the Gaza strip and the West Bank fall within territory that is indisputably Israeli. The territory occupied during the time of King David and King Solomon represents, more or less, Israel's proper boundaries as described in the book of Numbers, chapter 34.
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