«We learned that the only guarantee for the protection of our people is the State of Israel and its army, the IDF».
This is a statement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Holocaust Remembrance Day at Auschwitz on Wednesday.
In a forceful speech Netanyahu reasserted the right of the Jewish people to self-defense amid growing concern over the Iranian threat and increased attempts to de-legitimize Israel and hand-cuff its military.
«From the cursed ground at Auschwitz-Birkenau and other camps rise the voices of our brothers and sisters, our people who choked to death and were burned and murdered», said Netanyahu.
«Remember what Amalek did to you», he cautioned, quoting a passage from Deuteronomy. «We will never forget. We will not allow the Holocaust deniers or those who desecrate [Jewish] graves and signs to erase or distort [our] memory».
The prime minister also warned that though the «Nazi Amalek» was almost entirely a «ghost of the past», a new Amalek is appearing and once again threatening to annihilate the Jews. We will not allow it …
«We will never forget and always stand guard», he said.
«After losing a third of our people in blood-soaked Europe, we learned that the only guarantee for the protection of our people is the State of Israel and its army, the IDF»
Netanyahu chose not to specifically refer to the Iranian regime and its nuclear drive, but he has drawn a link between the Nazis and the Iranian threat to the Jews in many recent speeches. As he delivered his address in Poland, some 18 tombstones in a Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg, France were found desecrated with swastikas.
The state of Israel and the IDF will not be able to save the Jews. Among Christian Zionists there is always a danger to fall into the trap of elevating Israel, as something more divine and better than the rest. Israel can become an idol.
God of Israel shall be elevated. He is the only protector and savior of Israel, and the whole World. And the full truth about God of Israel can only be found by people who are willing to accept and elevate His Son, Jesus of Nazareth. Those who reject Him will perish.
Lets keep on telling Benjamin Netanyahu, that God of Israel has not restored Israel because of the greatness of the Jewish people or the superior quality of the IDF. He has restored Israel to bring His Son back to His own sinful and not believing people, back to Jerusalem.
I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign LORD. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, O house of Israel!