This week we saw the true character of the Palestinian Agenda. Evil. Unmitigated Evil. As millions of people watched the horrific images of the slaughter of Jews inside their own synagogue, many were so shocked at the malevolent hatred that manifested itself. Many asked why? Why would someone do that? Why would they go into a synagogue and start shooting innocent fathers like that?
And to add fuel to the fire it was the Palestinian leader, Abbas, who ignited the flames. Then the response from the Palestinian people was clear – Dancing, Cheering and the Passing out of Candy and Sweets to celebrate the success of two of their own, now deservedly dead Palestinian youths. What can a person think of such people?
There is evil and darkness in the world. And though we continue to fight back such evil with the light of our Torah and the strength of our faith, that evil and darkness is continuing to advance forward. And the world is crippled in fear to condemn such evil. This was clear by the lack of condemnation from most of the worlds leaders. Even President Obama official statement was couched in moral equivalency:
“I strongly condemn today’s terrorist attack on worshipers at a synagogue in Jerusalem, which killed four innocent people, including U.S. citizens Aryeh Kupinsky, Cary William Levine, and Mosheh Twersky, and injured several more. There is and can be no justification for such attacks against innocent civilians. The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the victims and families of all those who were killed and injured in this horrific attack and in other recent violence. At this sensitive moment in Jerusalem, it is all the more important for Israeli and Palestinian leaders and ordinary citizens to work cooperatively together to lower tensions, reject violence, and seek a path forward towards peace.”
Contrary to his politically correct statement which should have addressed Abbas’ role in the terrorist act, Mr Obama sees the Palestinians as victims. This is well known. However God warns us not to play politics with Evil:
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! ( Isaiah 5:20)
The current role reversal of Good & Evil are the reality of the modern world. We call that which is good evil and prop up evil and darkness as that which is good and holy. While Israel has shown tremendous restraint toward the Palestinians – offering aid, employment, medicine and much more, the World condemns Israel at every opportunity, especially when it defends itself and it’s citizens. The Palestinians and others repay Israels goodwill with hate and evil.
But my enemies are vigorous and strong, and many are those who hate me wrongfully. And those who repay evil for good, they oppose me, because I follow what is good. Do not forsake me, O Lord;
O my God, do not be far from me! (Psalm 38:19-21)
We saw how the Palestinians reacted with joy and celebration once hearing of the execution and murder of Jews who were praying to Hashem. They celebrated their evil with brazenness, but the Holy One, blessed be His Name. sees their evil crime:
The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
Watching the evil and the good. (Proverbs 15:3)
We have written various articles over the years about the conflict between the so-called Palestinian people and Israel. In my view, measured against history and my own visit to Israel, I feel the Palestinians are a reprehensible horde of people, prone to extremism and baseless hatred. Their Islamic faith only inflames that hatred to the point that they believe that genocide of the Jewish people is a viable option.
I could never see how a Palestinian State could bring peace between Israel and Palestine. In fact it will bring more terror and more war. And while the question of Palestinian statehood will not be determined by the like of me or those like me, an answer to a question many ask in such situations may give some comfort. Why does God allow such evil to exist? Why did he allow this to happen?
The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; And devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil...(Isaiah 57:1)
Please Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.