Anti-Semitism on the rise. Young Jewish boys afraid to wear their yarmulkes on many European streets. Jewish businesses targeted. Jews being attacked and killed. Jews fleeing Europe.
The 1930’s or 1940’s? No.
The rebirth of Jew-hatred around the world should give us all pause. Iran is an existential threat to the state of Israel, as are the many Islamic terrorists/groups around the world. At least in their totality. Sadly, this is basically expected. But the diffusion of these people/groups/nations around much of the world is a new development. As is the fact that Israel’s greatest protector, the United States, now appears- and acts- as if it isn’t sure if Israel is deserving of its beneficence.
Incredibly, the vast majority in the West have been robotically tolerant of Islamists, despite the continuing litany of atrocities committed in the name of Allah. Many have not been as tolerant of Jews or even the existence of the Jewish state.
This is odd. The West loves the underdog, the downtrodden, the victim. We love to hate the rich, the ‘one percent’, those that have more than their fair share, life’s ‘lottery winners’, ‘Mr. Big’, the New York Yankees and the New England Patriots.
Yet it is Israel that is history’s biggest underdog. If an Underdog Hall of Fame existed, Israel would be a first ballot unanimous selection. Millions of Jews were exterminated in the Holocaust. Israel covers 0.0016% of the Middle East’s land-mass. Israel covers 0.00014% of the Earth’s land-mass, as opposed to, say, modern-day Russia’s 11.48%.
At the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, there was a notable absence. Russian President Vladimir Putin (Vlad the Impaler) was a no-show, even though the Red Army liberated the ‘camp.’ He was too busy accusing Ukraine of killing civilians “in cold blood” in their defense of the country he is slowly invading. Putin will eventually take the whole of Ukraine if he is not stopped. He will take other former Soviet slave-states as well. Poland, arguably a stronger backer of the Ukraine in this conflict than the U.S. (and therefore certainly much braver) and the site of the Auschwitz ceremony, could also eventually fall to the Russians…again.
We need to be clear on who the bullies are. Israel just wants to protect its tiny little sanctuary. It isn’t threatening to invade other nations.
There exists a Biblical Prophecy regarding Israel, Russia and Iran, among others. It appears that it is coming true before our very eyes.
Total Square Miles On Earth’s Surface: 196,939,900
Total Land Mass On Earth: 57,510,000 square miles
Russia: 6,602,000 square miles
Israel: 8,019 square miles
The rest of the Middle East: 4,991,981 square miles