Israel's Manifest Destiny

John Nantz

7/25/2014 12:01:00 AM - John Nantz

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.

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.