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Op-Ed: Who Will Be There For Israel?
Arutz Sheva ^ | 4-16-14 | Mark Langfan

Posted on 04/16/2014 6:43:59 AM PDT by SJackson

Talmudic Sage Hillel the Elder had timeless words for us to take to heart. Obama paraphrased them, but missed the most important phrase of all.

If not now, when? And if not you, Mr. Prime Minister, then who?”

Those were the timeless words of the Talmudic sage Rabbi Hillel, paraphrased, added to and ironically invoked by President Obama to ambush the Jewish Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, on his trip to Washington DC earlier this year. They are more ironic than ever after the terrorist ambush of Officer Baruch Mizrahi, father of five, several hours before the Passover Seder.

Obama cited Rabbi Hillel to mock the 'nettlesome' stubbornness preventing Netanyahu from acceding to Obama's vision the "inevitability" of "peace," and the creation of a PA terror state in Judea and Samaria. Obama, however, skipped the real wisdom of Rabbi Hillel's maxim, the phrase immediately applicable to Israel: "If am not for myself, who will be for me?"

Transposed to Israel's current predicament, the question becomes, "If Israel is not for Israel, who will be for Israel?" After the "best-friend-Israel-ever-had" went "poof," we are all forced to face the ugly truth. Obama and Kerry don't have Israel's back, unless it is with a knife. But, Obama has Iran's back. And, Israel is all alone (except for, maybe, the "moderate" Sunnis, whatever that implies).

The media reported that Netanyahu was "deeply disappointed" by Kerry's "poof speech" in which Kerry blamed Israel alone for the breakdown of talks. I have one question: When would Israel like to be "deeply disappointed" by the fact that Obama wants Israel eradicated: before or after Israel gives up defensible mountains of Judea and Samaria that overlook Tel Aviv and Jerusalem?

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TOPICS: Editorial; Israel; Politics/Elections

1 posted on 04/16/2014 6:43:59 AM PDT by SJackson
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2 posted on 04/16/2014 6:44:21 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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If Obama and Kerry stab Israel in the back now in a collegial Senate hearing, how would Obama and Kerry betray Israel when the Palestinian Katyusha rockets fly from Kalkilya in the PA state into Tel Aviv, or Palestinian terrorist mortars from the "liberated" Temple Mount pound into the Israeli Knesset? What would Kerry or Obama would do to protect Israel: Zero. No, I strike "Zero," they would vote against Israel in the UN.

3 posted on 04/16/2014 6:45:02 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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Almighty Father, God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob...of the house of David. I pray protection over Israel and her people...Your people.

May the enemies of the Jewish nation see your awesome power revealed. They will then bow the knee to your holy reign.

In the name above all names, Messiah Jesus. Amen Amen

4 posted on 04/16/2014 6:49:12 AM PDT by servantboy777
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Let Israel fight her own battles. I am serious. It would probably solve things a lot quicker, and with less overall bloodshed, than the games now.

Give her all the arms she can pay for, and say “See you on the far side of the Euphrates”.

5 posted on 04/16/2014 7:35:37 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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e her all the arms she can pay for

D@mn straight free weapons are only for the muzzies.

6 posted on 04/16/2014 11:00:29 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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No guns to baby rapers. That pretty much eliminates the Muslim world.

7 posted on 04/16/2014 4:37:12 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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8 posted on 04/16/2014 8:56:39 PM PDT by primrose (PRIMROSE)
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