“And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.” Bereishit 32:28 – Genesis 32:28
By Eliana Benador
From the onset of his first term, President Obama has set everything in motion for the conquest of the world by Islam, Israel’s sworn enemies. As recently as a few weeks ago, when the revered Rabbi Ovadia Yosef passed away in Jerusalem, Israel, the leading Islamist theoretician, Tariq Ramadan, grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, found nothing better to do than bash Rav Yosef on Twitter barely one day after his passing. Rabid.
4,000 years ago, God’s Chosen Children received the Tablets of the Law via Moses, in Mount Sinai. So began the story of allegiance to and moral support from, of commitment and of devotion to, One God. It was a radical separation from idolatry and its several evil in the shapes of idol figures of animals, things or people.
The belief and knowledge in ONE GOD marked the understanding of One Source for everything that was created and understood within mankind’s intellectual capabilities and all that which would go beyond those limitations.
It was God, who created the world, the Same One who created Israel, the only country that received specific borders by Divine Order.
The name “Israel” appears for the first time, in the Jewish Torah, when God changes the name of Jacob, the son of Isaac and grandson of Abraham, the Three Jewish Patriarchs. Jacob or Ya’acov, means “at the heel.”
Jews began their history, they were enslaved by the Egyptians in 1428. The First Temple, in Jerusalem, was destroyed by the Babylonians who sent the Jews to exile. Haman and the Persians wanted to eradicate the Jews in 355 BCE while, in 312 BCE, it was the Greeks turn to conquer them. Enters the common era.
In the year 70, Romans destroyed the Second Temple in Jerusalem and, one more time, Israel was in ruins. In 1096, the Crusades wrecked havoc on Jewish communities across Europe. After a period of calm, in 1492, the Spanish Inquisition set the Jewish nation in flames. Later on, in 1648, Jews were massacred again across Europe. In the XXth century took place the Holocaust, supposed to be the Final Solution, the total extermination of Jews. And those are only but some of the most notable examples, there are more.
Despite all the attacks, Jews survived. With a current population of barely 11 million worldwide, they fit in the category of minority wherever they are, except in their Land, Israel.
“And God said [to Abraham], Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son [at this set time in the next year] … and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.” Genesis 17:15-22
THESE ARE ISRAEL’S REAL BORDERS
Israel means “God Prevails.” A name rich in the depth of meaning, worthy of the Land God gave to His Chosen Children.
“And the L-RD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land:
The East to West borders of the Land of Canaan were from the the river of Egypt (the Nile) To the Great River, the Euphrates, Gen 15:18 The North to South borders of the Land of Canaan were from Hamat (which is 100 miles North of Damascus) towards the south to M’rivot-Kadesh 100 miles south of Jerusalem and to the Egyptian river, the Nile.
[Modern day Israel is only a tiny part of the whole, the west bank (Judea and Samaria) of the Jordan, all of Lebanon, and substantial parcels of Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.]
Thus saith the Lord God; This shall be the border, whereby ye shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of Israel: Joseph shall have two portions. And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another: concerning the which I lifted up mine hand to give it unto your fathers: and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance. And this shall be the border of the land toward the north side, from the great sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go to Zedad; Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazarhatticon, which is by the coast of Hauran.
And the border from the sea shall be Hazarenan, the border of Damascus, and the north northward, and the border of Hamath. And this is the north side.
And the east side ye shall measure from Hauran, and from Damascus, and from Gilead, and from the land of Israel by Jordan, from the border unto the east sea. And this is the east side.
And the south side southward, from Tamar even to the waters of strife in Kadesh, the river to the great sea. And this is the south side southward.
The west side also shall be the great sea from the border, till a man come over against Hamath. This is the west side.
So shall ye divide this land unto you according to the [twelve] tribes of Israel.” Ezekhiel 47:13-21
From time immemorial, Jerusalem belongs exclusively to the Jewish people and to Israel.
Jerusalem is mentioned 667 times in the Jewish Torah and for that matter, Zion -which refers to Jerusalem and sometimes to the Land of Israel- appears 154 times, both together, 821 times. And, every week, Israel is mentioned in each portion of the week, the Parashat Ha Shavua
The Christian Bible mentions Jerusalem 154 times and Zion 7 times. Jerusalem and Sion do not appear even once in the Koran, just as they do not appear in the Hindu Bhagavad-Gita, the Taoist Tao-Te Ching, the Buddhist Dhamapada and the Zoroastrian Zend Avesta.
Muslims cannot have legitimate claim to Jerusalem because there is absolutely no mention of it in the Koran, they never pray towards Jerusalem. It is also not mentioned in any of their prayers, and it has also never had any relation with the life of Mohammed -and for that matter, it has no political or scholarly connection with Islam and has never been capital to any Muslim country.
Last week, Obama’s mouthpiece, Secretary of State John Kerry, sounded threatening while warning Israelis to “make peace with a leadership that is committed to nonviolence,” except for the fact that Palestinians continue educating their children to hate Israel and are raising them in the art of terrorism from their most tender age.
“Failure of the talks will increase Israel’s isolation in the world,” Kerry said. “The alternative to getting back to the talks is a potential of chaos. I mean, does Israel want a third intifada?”
“Intifada,” an Arabic term meaning “shaking off the yoke,” is regularly used to describe a violent uprising in 1987-1993 and a murderous terror war in 2000-2009 that killed 1,178 Israelis, 70% of them civilians, in over 20,000 attacks that included 144 suicide bombings.
And, yet, the Palestinians worst enemies are their own, the Arab Muslim nations that could have provided for them without letting them live in misery but they rather relish using them as an ignoble excuse for their designs of world domination under sharia and to promote the cruelty of terrorism in its different facets.
Palestinian worst enemies are their own leaders, such as Arafat, who stole from his own people billions that were destined to education and to improve their standard of living.
Palestinian children worst enemies are their own parents, who do not love them and use them to be martyrs in a war that should not be theirs, mistreating them as they teach them to be terrorists and train them to torture others -instead of protecting them in their tender age.
No. Israel is not the Palestinians worst enemy. All the above are.
Judaism forbids proselytizing and conversions are strongly discouraged. There is no intention whatsoever to achieve world domination. God assigned Jews the dignified task of being a Light to the World and Tikkun Olam, which is the Jews responsibility to help repair the world, to be a force for the good in this world. Respect for animals, is also in the intrinsic teachings of Judaism. Care for the sick and charity are also characteristics of the Jews.
Obama and his people have the nasty habit to visit countries and do as they will. It happened in Egypt, when Obama simply invited the Muslim Brotherhood to his Cairo Speech in 2009, insulting then President Mubarak, as he chose his sworn enemies over him.
Obama has equally chosen to send American troops to side with the enemies who launched the attacks of 9/11. Indeed, al Qaeda can now boast that their brothers-in-arms are also decent Americans who signed with the army and were sent courtesy of Obama to Libya. During Benghazi, he turned his back when three former navy seals and an American ambassador were slaughtered at the hands of his terrorist friends.
Regarding Israel, Obama should not confuse the Jewish people with the cowards he is used to deal with. Four thousand years of existence despite slavery, persecution, destruction, disarray have been also blessed with the incredible creativity, invention, analytical mind, moral sturdiness that can only be received from God, to survive and to blossom for the benefit of mankind.
Obama and his evil friends may want to unleash their evil on tiny Israel, and they want to purposefully forget the One Who Created Her and gave her to the Jews: God.
But God who said this, at the very beginning of the Chapter of Creation, will not forget them:
“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse.”
Bereishit 12:3 Genesis 12:3
God bless the Land of Israel
Copyright ©Eliana Benador
Eliana Benador is a global strategist, a political operative and a human rights activist. She has been the founder of Benador Associates. She has represented dissidents abroad from Iraq, Iran, the Copts and others. Her blog is Eliana’s Choice. You may follow her on Twitter, join her fan page on Facebook and you may find her also on LinkedIn.