“It is a blow to our self-esteem to see our leaders obeying orders that come from abroad”.
These are the words of Moshe Arens. He was a A member of the Knesset between 1973 and 1992 and again from 1999 until 2003,. He served as Minister of Defense three times and once as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Arens has also served as the Israeli ambassador to the U.S.
This is what he wrote in today Haaretz.
“Israeli subservience to American demands does not strengthen Israel’s image in the eyes of its enemies and in the capitals of Europe and Asia”.
“It is almost 30 years since Menachem Begin gave his now famous reply to the administration in Washington, which threatened Israel with punishment over the Knesset’s passage of the bill applying Israeli law and administration to the Golan Heights: “Are we a vassal state of yours? Are we a banana republic?”
“For many years, Israeli governments have insisted on maintaining a position of proud independence to friend and foe alike. Everyone should know that we are not a banana republic”.
“With Benjamin Netanyahu’s second government and Barack Obama’s entry into the White House, things have gone from bad to worse. After Obama’s Cairo speech, Netanyahu announced, despite his pre-election platform, that he favored the establishment of a Palestinian state”.
“This was followed by the government’s decision, contrary to pre-election promises, to freeze construction in Judea and Samaria for 10 months. The humiliation of Netanyahu during his visit to the White House resulted in a decision effectively freezing construction in parts of Jerusalem”.
Read the full letter in todays Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
It is not difficult to agree with Moshe Arens in principle.
But the difference between the Banana Republics in the Middle East 30 years ago, is that they did not have 40.000 rockets pointing towards Israel. During the reign of Menachem Begin, they had mostly outdated Russian rifles.
If Israel is a Banana republic, she is not the only one.
And the head of the Banana republics is no longer a lone President in Washington. The head if the Devil him self. And they have in common that Satan will lead them towards the final battle in Zion.
Among the Banana Republicans, you now find: China, Russia, United Nations, USA, The European Union, “Peace activists” of all colors, The Arab League, The Vatican, Hizb”Allah, Hamas, al-Fatah, and the World Council of Churches.
I am not sure that Moshe Arens would be better off than Benjamin Netanyahu handling all the Banana republicans.
But behold, people of Israel. There is some good news. God of Israel do not mind how many enemies that will rise up against His Words. His Son, the Messiah Jesus will handle them all.
Israel can not be saved by the IDF, neither her corrupt politicians, not her money and gold. There is no other way than Y’shua (Jesus). He is the way for the Jewish nation, and for all of us. Only He can save us from the coming wrath of God.