“We will not let Hamas fire on Israeli civilians and we have the capabilities to stop them.”
This is a promise from IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi. His reassurance comes after weeks of rockets and mortar fire into Israel from the Gaza-strip.
“The attempts at delegitimizing Israel and the IDF are growing stronger. But we have a moral army which operates in the most professional and ethical ways.” Ashkenazi noted.
“We face the threat of rockets and missiles fired from urban areas and nature reserves. We will not let Hamas fire on Israeli civilians and we have the capabilities to stop them.”
Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi also gave a warning to Iran, and those who wants to ban Jews from living in Judea and Samaria.
“Iran is growing stronger, as are Lebanon and Hamas. We also have much work to do in the Judea and Samaria region [West Bank]. The IDF, as the guarding shield of Israel, will stand between the enemy and the State of Israel….We must continue fighting for our right to live here.”
Source: Israel Defense Force
The state of Israel do commit mistakes, just like all of us. But the Jewish homeland still needs our support. The men and woman who fight in the arm forces of Israel do not only fight for the Jewish people. They fight for all of us. Israel is the frontier for all people who love freedom and democracy.
I support the IDF. Please do the same.
Strange indeed that a man who speaks of forgiving his enemies, love and peace as preached by the bible wants readers to support the Israeli Defense Force (IDF)- an organization that has scant respect for human rights and human lives.
But after all, the bible this person reads or refers to is all about mass destruction and massacre of innocent kids.
Dear Soumitra Dey
Do the IDF live by the teachings of Jesus?
Not at all. The IDF is a army of Jews, who do not believe in the teachings of the New Testament.
But as I have said before. If an Islamic suicide bomber do enter you house, you will have two options. Either quickly disable him, or run faster than him.
The Jews are called to look after Zion, the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem. If they do run away, they will live in disobedience to their calling.
Even though the IDF do not live by the teaching of Jesus, the Hebrew Bible set up the highest ethics for the Jewish army. Bless the aliens. Look after strangers among you.
Read this article, and be blessed.
You wrote: Strange indeed that a man who speaks of forgiving his enemies, love and peace as preached by the bible wants readers to support the Israeli Defense Force (IDF)- an organization that has scant respect for human rights and human lives.
My Comment: Israel (including IDF) needs our support. Nations are against them, but as the bible says: “Every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess to Christ.”
There will also be a time very soon, when Christ will restore the nation of Israel, and will rule.
Gloria, I have no quarrels against the people of Israel who genuinely desire a peaceful and honorable settlement of this long standing conflict. But supporting the IDF is tantamount to supporting the Wehrmacht. And if Jesus Christ chooses to support a nation built on death and destruction of other humans…it speaks volumes about his so called holy works.
Dear Soumitra Dey
You have believed all the Islamic lies about Israel. Take a look around this site, and you will find the truth. Media do not tell the truth about the Jewish homeland.
Your Comment: And if Jesus Christ chooses to support a nation built on death and destruction of other humans…it speaks volumes about his so called holy works.
My Comment: Jesus Christ is the creator of all things, including you. This world of non-believers will find out soon enough the truth. But I’d make a suggestion to you. Do not question or judge God because he is forever truthful and just! We are the sinners, Christ is the Holy God, who made the ultimate sacrifice for me and you. All you have to do is repent and accept him.
The bible says:
Romans 14 For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.
Very powerful bible verse huh? Yes it is. Thank you Jesus.
I don’t believe in any Islamic propaganda as much as I don’t in Jewish one. The Israeli people have a genuine right to defend themselves if attacked and maintain sovereignty of the state.
Having said so, it is also vital to realize the excesses that both sides, the Hamas, Hezbollah and other Arab militants as well as the IDF have committed in this conflict. Two wrongs do not make one right. It never has and never will.
But supporting the IDF for its actions is not exactly any divine calling. This same force has committed atrocities under the guise of defending Israel and its people. The same holds true for terrorist outfits such as the Hezbollah and similar militias who have killed Israeli innocents.
I repeat, the Israelis and the Palestinians have a right to peaceful and honorable co-existence, which has to be guaranteed by the global community.
We cannot go back to ancient times and redefine national borders. If that were to happen, the Indian empire would stretch up to Far East Asia while the Roman empire would swallow almost entire Europe. The North and South America would have to be returned to indigenous people of the land such as Mayas, Incas, Aztecs.
I condemn any killing of innocent Israeli citizens as much as I abhor killing of innocent Palestinians. Therefore, any support, even moral support to the IDF is wrong.
The IDF has never been convicted of war crimes despite its impunity. It has become a force in itself that might someday plunge Israel into military dictatorship. Nations that have permitted and pardoned impunity of its armed forces have always plunged into anarchy and military role- as will be evident from history books.
Your comment: We cannot go back to ancient times and redefine national borders.
My comment: The only one who can “redefine’ anything is Christ. And long ago when God made his promise about Israel, it still stands and always will.
Sorry…please read the last sentence as – military rule- not military role. Error sincerely regreted.
Dear Gloria, I will repeat the same thing as I have said before: You are free to follow and believe whatever faith you belong to. Religion and faith are personal choices and nobody has a right to dictate to others what they should follow or they are wrong.
It was not my desire to visit this website and speak evil about your religion. I have never done that before and I don’t intend to do so now. I was merely searching for pictures of Kali Mata for my daughter’s school project for the Durga Pooja festival, which is celebrated with tremendous fervor in Bengal, when I struck upon the utter rubbish your friend had written.
What angered me the most was his wanton assault on Kali and Hinduism. It was absolutely clear from his writings, his knowledge about India and Hinduism was very poor- the say the least. Half knowledge is dangerous. And half knowledge combined with arrogance can have extremely serious consequences.
About Israel- I have been to this country several times. And most Israeli’s I’ve met have expressed their genuine desire to have a peaceful and permanent settlement to the Middle East conflict, as it’s widely called. These Israelis believe their country can exist peacefully along side Palestine. The late parents of an Israeli friend of mine had survived the holocaust as teenagers in Poland. And yet this friend- who served the IDF some years ago- says Israel is now committing another holocaust. Surely, this is no Hezbollah propaganda as your semi-educated and frustrated friend claims.
Decent, educated Israelis abhor violence more than any other nationality in this world because their sons and daughters are forced into military conscription and can fall victim to a suicide bomber or an enemy rocket. As these Israelis and they’ll tell you their honest opinion about the IDF.
Terrorism in modern day occurs in many forms. We in the law enforcement dread the day when an international organization like the UN or Interpol will define the term Terrorist. Why? Simply because the line between terrorism and freedom fighters is so thin, it can have disastrous consequences in law enforcement. If anybody who takes to arms for the freedom of his or her motherland is a terrorist, that definition would include everyone from George Washington and Che Guevarra to Mahatma Gandhi and in recent years, Gusmao Xanana, who led East Timor to freedom from Indonesia through an armed struggle.
Whatever the promises Jesus made is not my business in the least. You are free to follow your beliefs, as much as I am free to follow mine.
You said: Decent, educated Israelis abhor violence more than any other nationality in this world because their sons and daughters are forced into military conscription and can fall victim to a suicide bomber or an enemy rocket.
My Comment: There are Israelis that want to join the IDF and serve their country, to protect it from those that want to take it away from them. And you say their are sons and daughters that are forced? I’ve never read this anywhere. Please elaborate.
Your Comment: Whatever the promises Jesus made is not my business in the least. You are free to follow your beliefs, as much as I am free to follow mine.
My Comment: Actually the promise Christ made is very much every single one of our business. Because the bible is very clear what will occur to those that do not believe in him. The bible is very clear on what will occur to those that believe as well.
Your Comment: What angered me the most was his wanton assault on Kali and Hinduism.
My Comment: You are using words like “assault” to describe what Ivar has done, which is simply ask questions about Hinduism and expose it for what it is. I back Ivar 100%, because as a believer in Christ, it is with great care that we do not want to see anyone perish, because they chose to believe in the wrong things.
Soumitra, I do not know you, and you do not know me. But I do write on this blog with care, in hopes that you and others will see that Christ is the only way. Simply pick up the Holy Word of God, and read with an open heart, and you will see the truth.
God Bless you.
Dear Gloria an Ivar, why don’t you a pick up a Srimad Bhagwad Geeta and see that you are wrong? The bible is crap and it always will be- a depressing book full of mass destruction and gory tales about sufferings. Plus, your bible wants to spread unwanted fear. Really- it’s high time you all started reading some healthy material.
OK, I know Ivar is a believer. He believes in himself and his lies. I asked Ivar one simple question- how can a man who claims to be spreading the word of love and peace as claimed to be taught by Jesus Christ support the IDF. He had absolutely no answer. To me, this silence speaks volumes- that he’s a two-faced snake who uses the name of his god when it suits him and supports inhuman killing of innocents on the other.
My dear Gloria and Ivar, maybe you feel the world is blind. But anybody who knows the Internet and the world of blogging will tell you, writing blogs is a lucrative way of making fast money. If you have the writing skills and decide to support some twisted cause, you are in business. So please don’t tell me this blog is about a god or salvation. An in-depth view into this website will reveal that this is a commercial website.
Once again, I repeat- I have absolutely no quarrels with whatever religion you wish to follow. And I expect the same from you. Please don’t force me to expose Christianity and its flaws on this website since I do not wish to hurt any follower of any religion. As I said earlier, religion is a personal choice. I have mine and you have yours.
Your Comment: Dear Gloria an Ivar, why don’t you a pick up a Srimad Bhagwad Geeta and see that you are wrong? The bible is crap and it always will be- a depressing book full of mass destruction and gory tales about sufferings.
My Comment: When did I indicate that what you believed in was “crap”? You come here to discuss, but yet you insult. And it isn’t me you insult. Nevermind me. But whether you believe it or not, you’ve just insulated GOD. Those are his words…his direct words. You should be ashamed of yourself, and you know what? I’m going to pray for you. Pray that Christ touches your heart. Pray that you see the truth before it’s too late. It would be a great shame, if you find out the truth too late.
Your Comment: I asked Ivar one simple question- how can a man who claims to be spreading the word of love and peace as claimed to be taught by Jesus Christ support the IDF. He had absolutely no answer
My Comment: You asked the question a day or two ago. What do you think that Ivar is glued to the computer? That he has no life? Give him a break.
Your Comment: But anybody who knows the Internet and the world of blogging will tell you, writing blogs is a lucrative way of making fast money. If you have the writing skills and decide to support some twisted cause, you are in business.
My Comment: All of your comments are based on assumptions, which equal them invalid. You have no real motiviation to get to know Jesus Christ, nor do you have any motiviation to get to know Ivar.
Your comment: Please don’t force me to expose Christianity and its flaws on this website since I do not wish to hurt any follower of any religion.
My Comment: Do you know what the meaning of “scoffer” is?
2 Peter 3 says: 3First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 5But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men *end of scripture*
Jesus Christ is greater and holier than whatever “exposure” you think you have.
Dear Gloria and Soumitra
I asked Ivar one simple question- how can a man who claims to be spreading the word of love and peace as claimed to be taught by Jesus Christ support the IDF. He had absolutely no answer
It is true, that I am not glued to the computer. I have been out telling two IDF soldiers today, that Jesus loves them.
It is impossible to explain to people who do not believe in Jesus, neither accept that the Jews are called by Him to look after Israel, that He loves IDF soldiers.
Jesus loved King David and his soldiers. Jesus loved Joshua and his soldiers. But for people who do not want to read the Bible, it is pointless to have a long “political debate” on this issue. They do not know that the “David” I am talking about, is not the milkman on the corner of the building.
Good Morning Ivar,
May God Bless you for spreading his word.
Yes Gloria, I know what a scoffer is. And I might as well be called one rather than be termed a believer in some mumbo-jumbo violent book called the bible. And yes, I have equal freedom to scoff at your beliefs and the bible as any other person. Because, your bible is the singularly most violent religious text ever written and printed.
Because, your bible is the singularly most violent religious text ever written and printed.
I do not know why you keep on commenting on this site. Do you not have anything better to do?
You do not want to read the Bible, well and done. No one is forcing you. But to give baloney statements in East and West, does not suit anyone who sincerely seek to understand what he is talking about.