John Nantz

Aside from strictly Biblical arguments, Israel lays claim to Palestine by precedence. Based on secular historical sources, Joshua began his campaign to occupy Palestine in the 13th century B.C., predating the Arab incursion by millennia. Qur’anic literature mentions Joshua as a God fearing man.

Today, Israel's struggle is purely one of self-defense. Israel responds to a mortal threat from an immoral and radical element as any individual or as any other nation would. America's response to Islamist terrorist attacks was swift and overwhelming, prosecuted by force of arms where diplomacy was less than useless. Israel faces the same evil that America did on 9/11 and is engaging terrorist elements supported by a not so clandestine Iran.

It is beyond question that Hamas initiated this latest round of atrocities by lobbing the Syrian made M-302 and crude, locally made rockets. Rocket payloads vary depending on the type of rocket but may, thus far, contain as much as 350 pounds of explosive.

The Obama administration's hostility toward Israel and lack of positive action is rooted in the administration's sympathy for the Muslim world. Obama has demonstrated an affinity for things Muslim by making statements such as, "The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer." Obama’s formative years were spent under the tutelage of his Muslim father. Furthermore, Obama’s religion was listed as “Muslim”on his enrollment documents at Santo Fransiskus Assisis, an Indonesian Catholic school situated in a predominantly Muslim country. Despite Obama's lame attempt at trivializing his middle name, there is no escaping the assumption that his allegiances, theologically, are questionable.

Not coincidentally, Obama's closest advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was born and raised in Iran. Perhaps, what is most revealing is the intimate relationship of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) with the Obama administration. CAIR is a front organization with documented ties to Hamas. Considering the foregoing with Obama’s loathsome effrontery directed toward Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and it becomes obvious that Obama is deliberately posturing American foreign policy Islamocentrically.

The liberal mind finds an affinity with the totalitarianism inherent in Islam. At first glance, it seems contradictory that liberalism and Islam should find common ground. But, war often makes strange bed-fellows. Here, the old saw, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" holds true. Both liberalism and Islam are at war with Christianity, both on doctrinal grounds. Liberalism is a complex of disjointed maxims adhered by the fanaticism of self-indulgence. It's an intellectual mask for lasciviousness, noting more. Its mortal enemy is Christianity. Islam is fueled by the doctrine of Jihad and is advanced intellectually or by force depending on the degree of orthodoxy. Though Christians are considered to be "people of the Book," ultimately, Christians are infidels that must be brought to heel.

It's the combination of the Obama administration's Islamophilia and Obama's own conviction regarding America's imperialism that has resulted in the wholesale withdrawal of American influence in the Middle East and in the administration's seeming ambivalence toward the assault on Israel.

Israel occupies territory granted to it by Divine proclamation. And, no amount of radical liberal dithering changes that controlling fact. Hamas is a criminal, terrorist entity that wages an unjust war on a peaceful people and anything less than full support of Israel in its struggle is a betrayal of justice and an affront to God's Word. It is Israel's destiny, by right, to occupy Palestine and Israel is right to pursue this objective and to defend its people from death and mayhem.

The Obama administration may side with the wicked, but the Bible records an ominous warning for those who do, "And I will bless them that bless thee (Israel), and curse him that curseth thee..." (Genesis 12:3) On this issue, God is on Israel's side and the Obama administration is on the other.

John Nantz

John Nantz is a graduate of Regent University School of Law and has served in the law enforcement community for 16 years. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area and can be found on Twitter @TheJohnNantz. In his spare time, John enjoys reading, martial arts, hiking, and piling up mounds of brass at the shooting range.