Monday, November 26, 2012

A War Silent About God

   Prof. PaulEidelberg               Israel, a nation that bears God’s Name, has leaders who cannotpronounce the Name of God. It seems that not a single Prime Minister of this countrycan invoke the Name of God without choking.   Nor is a word is there heard a word inspired by the Prophets ofIsrael or by King David. This treasury of wisdom has been left to rabbis. Allhonor to them, but they seem silent.   Imagine: Suppose the rabbis invoked the name of Clausewitz orof Sun Tzu or of General George Patton. Wouldn’t that be marvelous (as well as hilarious)?     Hence it’s hardly an exaggeration to say that Israeli primeministers are not only without God; they are also far removed from the greatestmasters of war—and who is a greater master of war than He Who gave Israel the wisdomof the Torah?   Having banished God from the domain of statecraft, and withoutan illumination from Israel’s rabbis, is it any wonder that Israel’s governmentlacks wisdom, courage, and Jewish national pride and purpose?   Why is Israel always on the defensive? Is it because herruling elites are godless in contrast to Israel’s enemies? Notice how Jewish primeministers have consorted with Arab despots such as Yasser Arafat or hissuccessor Mahmoud Abbas who never fail to invoke the name of Allah. Nevermind the hypocrisy and murderous heart of these Arabs. Because they sanctifiedAllah, the world sanctified them, while Israel, in the eyes of the world, is a pariah.   The asymmetry between Arab and Jewish leaders can be seen inthe psychological consequences of their respective goals.Whereas the Arab goal of conquest arouses Arab pride and arrogance, the Jewishgoal of “peaceful coexistenceâ€� or “two states for two peopleâ€� arouses Jewishself-effacement.   Israel without God is Israel without spiritedness, without thewill to conquer her enemies by fulfilling their desire to enter paradise. 

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