Sunday, May 4, 2008

Happy Anniversary Israel!

Just one little word.
Just one little people.
Yet, such power, and such agony...

The world shrugged and said that Hitler was a Jewish problem. They told themselves that if the Jews hadn't been so rich, so powerful, so different, so poor, so weak, so assimilated, so universalist, so closed... they wouldn't have been killed. It was the Jews' fault. Quoted from Eternal Hatred at For Zion's Sake

From JEW:

In 1948, in a rare display of Arab unity, all of the surrounding hate-filled Arab states came together to wage a war of total annihilation against the tiny fledgling State of Israel. They mustered their huge supremely confident armies and, assured of a magnificent success, they savagely attacked the insignificant and ill-prepared Israeli forces.

And they lost.

Not only did all of the combined Arab states lose, but they suffered one of the most humiliating and ignoble military disasters in modern history.
And Israel continued to live and to thrive.

But the embittered Arab states never unconditionally accepted the awful reality of their defeat. Almost immediately after the disaster, the Arab world began their delusional retrospective qualifications and rationalizations, their absurd revisions of history. Year by year, war by disastrous war, they sank lower and lower into that dark hopeless world of self-pity and hatred. That irresponsible world of lies and denials, wherein nothing is your fault and everything is the fault of others. And as Israel prospered, the Arab world seethed with self-loathing and plotted revenge.

From AA for Islam

And so,
amazingly, after six turbulent decades, the miracle that is Israel still lives and prospers, and the Arab world still seethes with envy and resentment.

Still threatened, still surrounded by its vast and deadly enemies who only dream of its destruction, tiny Fortress Israel holds forth. And so long as our brave little Israel survives, this world's hopes for freedom and democracy will live on. More perhaps than any other nation in this world, tiny Israel represents the embodiment of the promise of the Western World, the promise of light, and hope and reason.

Bravo brave little Israel! May you live on and prosper. You are our faithful ally and our shining example. God bless you and keep you safe. -- rg

Note from Radarsite:
For a profound and moving tribute to Israel check out this from ~Snooper~ at A NEWT ONE

A sad state affairs this indictment is:

[...] Israel's monumental achievement, the fact that this tiny country with its neighbors hell-bent on eliminating it has somehow managed to survive, does not seem to be much of a story. Some would say this is appropriate. Israel is, after all, a Jewish state. Why should anyone else care? [...]

Read the rest here:

Voted by gophub


  1. Sha'alu shalom Yerushalayim, Yish'layu ohavayich.

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  2. The miracle of 1948 was that with no arms, no tanks, no planes, and no navy Israel was able to win her independence. When people ask me to prove there is a God, I point to that. For the military experts gave Israel 10 days, and it has lasted 60 years now.

    Yom Yisrael Chai!

  3. Why should we care? The fundamental rights of men and nations are why!!!

    That every man has the right to live free and unmolested, without threat or coercion. That every people has a right to their own independent nation.

    While anyone is threatened; while anyone is enslaved, all are threatened and none is free.

    Israel's enemy is our enemy. "First the little Satan, next the great Satan". Only the willfully blinded; the damned fools will ignore this fatal fact.

  4. Jews are the market dominant minority of the middle east. That is why they are hated so much. Instead of admitting that Jews are probably genetically smarter than other races, Muslims come up with strange conspiracies to rationalize their inability to build successful, modern societies.

  5. Thank you Johnson for your comment. Although, I have to say, I can only agree with your last statement.

    As to the rest --
    I think Jews are hated by Arabs because they are Jews; it's an integral part of their "religion" and their "culture". To look for any other explanations is, to me, beside the point, and perhaps in an odd way lends credence to their lunacies.
    Also, I cannot buy into the racially "genetically smarter" concept any more than I can buy into the "genetically dumber" theory that was proposed here earlier about blacks. To me, I'm sorry, but this is what racism is. Pure and simple.

    I believe that I am a wholly original mysterious creation, capable of almost anything, worth much more than my IQ, or any other test devised by man to circumscribe my essence. I believe that I am not living a proscribed life predetermined by my genetic make-up. I believe that I a product of my mother's genes and my father's genes; but that I am also an absolutely unique creation, who has never before existed on this planet. I refuse to believe that I have no control over my own destiny. Where I am at this particular moment is due almost entirely to my own actions -- or lack of actions. This is my personal belief and my personal hope.

    In my view, the differences between Arabs and Jews is cultural, not genetic. One culture upholds the importance of educational achievement above all else, and the other one upholds the importance of generational revenge. Guess whose going to succeed in life?

    I find the whole social/political construct of genetics unsavory and weirdly reminiscent of those loony but inevitably deadly Nazi (and pre-Nazi Germanic) racial theories.

    There is such a thing as the individual human spirit which, though intangible, can be the determinate factor in one's existence. To attempt to describe people by race or nationality or genetics is to ignore this essential element of one's character.

    Racism, again in my view, is just another form of simplistic thinking, driven by personal insecurities.

  6. Churchill's ParrotMay 6, 2008 at 4:06 AM

    An anniversary commemorating man's ability to subdue the desert and make it bloom. An anniversary commemorating man's ability to govern himself - under God - and thrive. An anniversary commemorating man's desire to defend this work, this right, against seemingly impossible odds, with his life when necessary. Why should we care? This is THE question for our modern era!