Sunday, February 19, 2012

How can two different nations be so similar?

On a spiritual plane, post WWII Holocaust survivors knew to flee to the Promised Land, which at the time was renamed Palestine by the Romans in A.D 70 who killed over one million Jews. Why did the Romans hate Jews? Roman government had no tolerance for free societies. The Jews of that time followed the same source of information (the scriptures) that influenced the founding fathers of America. It's the same values that have sparked a threat to the ideals of the Romans, Islamists, Nazis, and today large portions of the Arab world. Because of these ideals they have attempted to slaughter Jews, Christians and Americans, and many of our allies for centuries.

Today, our mighty war on terror finds its roots in nations and persons that violently oppose the following shared ideals between Israel, America and many of their allies:
Freedom of speech, equality for women, free enterprise, the right to own land and businesses without government interference, freedom of religion, and a democratic government.

Another significant parallel between Israel and America is how they both gained independence. Dave Longeuay's novel titled Rebirth, about the rebirth of Israel in 1948, does a great job of weaving this into it's fictional story based on actual events; Both nations were persecuted by the British government and the people rose above their persecutors and founded two of the mightiest nations of their regions. They both fought the British quite violently for their freedom and achieved success! Those successes have influenced the world in ways unimaginable. Of course, Israel fought even harder, because not only did they have the British to fight prior to its rebirth, they also simultaneously had to battle the numerous Arab neighboring countries that out numbered, and out gunned them by hundreds to one. To add to the impossibility of winning, there were also numerous loyal Nazis on the run from WWII war crimes who aided their Arab friends as they had pledged to continue to carry out Hitler's dream of eradicating all Jews and anyone who sided with them.

Most people don't know that Americans and Jews have an even longer partnership; Colonial-era Americans also received assistance from Jews in their battle for independence in the late 1700s: "They (the Jews of Sint Eustatius Island) cannot too soon be taken care of - they are notorious in the cause of helping America and France." --Admiral Sir George Rodney, commander of the British Fleet, February, 1781.

The Jews of this strategic island provided numerous arms to the rebel American fighters and paid dearly for it when Admiral Rodney invaded the island, burned Jewish homes and synagogues, and deported Jewish men back to England without their wives and children.

I thank God that the American government has had the wisdom to support Israel thus far, similar to the way the French and Jews supported America in the battle for their freedom—we have been rewarded by God with prosperity and freedom that many around the world can't even imagine.

I will bless those who bless you (Israel) and curse those who treat you with contempt. Gen 12:3.

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