Israel’s Secret Weapon
by Christine Egbert
Forget, for now, that a nation, which had been destroyed for some 2,000 years, was reborn in a day, in 1948. Instead, ask yourself about an even greater miracle in my estimation: “How has Israel survived since 1948?”
Before I answer this question, allow me to set the stage. On November 29th, 1947, everyone in what would become Israel, in May of the following year, sat glued to their radio, listening to news about the United Nation’s decision. Would they, or would they not, partition Palestine into two states?–one Arab and one Jewish. Such a partition would put an end to Britain’s rule in the Middle East, and an end to the punitive limitations on Europe’s displaced holocaust survivors from legally emigrating. Under British rule, Arabs could openly sell firearms in the marketplace, while a Sabra (a native born Jew) would be arrested for carrying so much as a pocketknife, or anything that resembled a weapon. In their newspapers, Great Britain predicted that should this partition be voted in by the U.N., all the Jews in Palestine would be slaughtered.
The following is taken from a speech David Ben-Gurion made following that U.N. decision to partition Palestine that fateful night of November 29th, 1947.
“I know that God promised all of Palestine to the children of Israel. I do not know what borders He set. I believe they are wider than the ones posted. If God will keep HIS promise in His own time, our business as poor humans who live in a difficult age is to save as much as we can of the remnants of Israel …”
NOW FOR THE HISTORY
On May 14, 1948, the British Mandate over Palestine expired: The Jewish People’s Council gathered at the Tel Aviv Museum, and David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz Israel. Immediately after this declaration five standing armies from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Iraq invaded this fledgling State.
Outcome: Israel won the war.
1956 Suez Crisis: Egypt closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping and blockaded the Gulf of Aqaba, (contravening the 1888 Constantinople Convention and violating the 1949 Armistice Agreement). Then on July 26, 1956, Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal Company, and closed it to all Israeli shipping. So supported by Britain and France, Israel responded by invading the Sinai Peninsula.
Outcome: Israel captured the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula.
1967 Six-Day War: Egypt, Syria and Jordan attack Israel. On May 30, 1967, Jordan signs a mutual defense pact with Egypt. Egypt mobilizes Sinai units, expels UN border monitors, crosses UN lines, and mobilizes on Israel’s southern border. June 5th, Israeli Air Force destroys most of Egypt’s Air Force in a surprise attack, then turns east and destroys Jordan, Syria, and Iraqi air forces.
October 6, 1973, Yom Kippur War: Syria and Egypt (abetted by Iraq, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and five other nations) launched a surprise attack against Israel on Yom Kippur. Caught off guard, it took Israel 3 days to mobilize. Meanwhile, other Arab states reinforced Egypt and Syria with more troops. Arab countries enforced an oil embargo on industrial nations, including the U.S, Japan, and Western Europe, and as a political tactic against Israel, the OPEC countries increased the price of oil fourfold.
Outcome: The tide turns. Once Israel began to win, the USSR threatened a military intervention, prompting the the United States to secure a ceasefire on October 25, 1973.
Since 1973, realizing that in an all-out war, they could not defeat Israel, Arab nations have adopted two new strategies: 1. State sponsored terrorism; 2. Weaponized Propaganda to destroy Israel.
1.State sponsored terrorism–PLO, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc.
2. PROPAGANDA. In the footsteps of Hitler’s propaganda minister, Goebbels, they use all forms of media to brainwash the world into hating Israel and everything they label as Zionist.
Their latest LIE claims that Ashkenazi Jews aren’t really Jews, and therefore these holocaust survivors have no legitimate claim to the the tiny plot of earth they call Palestine. (I will deal at length with that farce about Ashkenazi Jews not being real Jews in an an article I will post tomorrow.) Right now I must explain how and when Israel first became known as Palestine. When Rome expelled all the Jews from Jerusalem in the 1st Century, the Emperor Hadrian renamed it Aelia Capitoline. All the surrounding areas of Israel, he renamed Palestine (after Israel’s ancient enemies the Philistines). When Jews were exiled from their Holy City, they moved to the surrounding areas Rome had renamed Palestine, making Jews the original Palestinians.
Now, I must once more ask: “How, since 1948, has Israel managed to survive and prosper? What is this tiny Nation’s secret weapon?”
The answer is found in Psalms 121:4.
“He who keeps Israel (Yahweh) neither slumbers nor sleeps.” And one day, according to the prophet Zachariah, He will return and destroy every nation that has attacked Jerusalem. (Zac 12:9) When That Day comes, and it will likely be in our lifetime, I pray that everyone reading this article will find themselves on the right side of what Scripture calls “the controversy of Zion”. For as the prophet warned in Isaiah 34:8 “It will be the Day of Yahweh’s vengeance, the year of recompense for the controversy of Zion.