Attempts to generate peaceful coexistence on the part of ancient Israel were met with obstinate refusal to cooperate. Squatters from neighboring lands were committed to hostility and any hope for peaceful resolution was blocked by their premeditated, continuous and unrelenting aggression. Today, it seems nothing’s changed.
For the citizens of the rebirthed nation not yet two decades old, the liberation from occupation to the reunification of the Eternal City of Jerusalem was more than a military triumph—the Six-Day War altered the course of history.
Two decades and three administrations have passed since Public Law 104–45—Nov. 8, 1995 was approved by Congress. Every six months, presidents have routinely postponed the U.S. Embassy move via waiver for fear of antagonizing Israel’s enemies—a strategy that failed to achieve the objective.
Therefore the Jews of the villages who dwelt in the unwalled towns celebrated the fourteenth day of the month of Adar with gladness and feasting, as a holiday, and for sending presents to one another.
The tragic reality is that when Hitler targeted the Jewish people, the faith community turned a blind eye.
Without a God’s-eye view of Israel, perceptions can be easily skewed. People of faith must be serious about getting the historical facts right and communicating biblical truth.
For the citizens of the rebirthed nation not yet two decades old, the liberation from occupation to the reunification of the Eternal City of Jerusalem was more than a military triumph—the Six Day War altered the course of history.
Don’t be a pew warmer. Use every opportunity to counter misinformation about Israel.
In a reincarnation of the spirit of Amalek, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime instigated the most aggressive program to annihilate the Jewish people in the history of mankind.
Despite mortal danger, she chose to fulfill her destiny to advocate on behalf of the Jewish people. Esther’s decision to risk death to prevent the annihilation of the Jewish population of Persia stands as a heroic model for all people of faith.