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A friend’s son from Newton MA, my hometown, serves in the IDF tunnel commando unit. His unit was in Gaza for two-and-a-half weeks. During this time, they did not take off their bulletproof vests, didn’t brush their teeth, and didn’t take showers. Out of necessity, they had their water and food delivered. They lost members of their unit. They worked and fought around-the-clock, despite the danger, in order to destroy Hamas’ tunnels. Then, they discovered motorcycles in the tunnels that were ready to be used to expand the area for their killing sprees. All of this was set for 9/24/2014—the Jewish high holidays. Israel narrowly missed this 9/11 experience.

In the United States peace proposal offered by Secretary of State John Kerry, he insisted these tunnels, which have no purpose other than to attack Israel, remain intact. There can be no doubt where this administration stands. Obama, as he said in his memoir, stands with Islam.

At the same time, Christians across America need to make our voices heard loud and clearly. We will not stand with any administration, whether Republican or Democrat, who abandons Israel. For us, this is not a political opinion; it’s a conviction. If you are a believer, remember, it was for such a time as this that the Lord redeemed you. We must stand strong for His purposes, which include repudiating the goals of Hamas, as well as the political intentions of our own government.


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What amazes me is anti-Semitism has once again become fashionable, especially in the Obama administration, the UN, and Western Europe. Israel is assumed to be wrong, even when they are clearly right, as they have been in defending themselves against rocket attacks and tunnels that have infiltrated their territory. The purpose of these tunnels is to inflict terror attacks within Israel—nothing else. Despite this, anti-Semitic rhetoric pours out against them.

For Progressives, racism remains a mortal sin, while anti-Semitism is now considered to be enlightened. This shift is because the Progressive worldview is based on nothing more than popular sentiment, which ebbs and flows like the tide. Such a basis for thought, as well as making policy, is not based on principle. Nevertheless, all who do not adhere to its tenets are considered to be fools or worse. Because there is no firm foundation for Progressivism, it will not stand long term, but it can produce a world of harm short term—just like it’s doing now.

Jack Watts

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