As the week starts, the news seems the same, with one major difference: Israel is on the verge of bringing a wonderful gift to the world — eradicating evil Hamas.
And the world? Some support it, some don’t.
Interesting. Why would some not support it? Because antisemitism still exists. Even when the antisemite would benefit, the antisemitic bias is still there.
An Evangelical leader whose organization gave a lot of money to Israel, once told me that his motivation for helping is due to what G-d told Abraham (Genesis 12; 3): “I will bless those who bless you; and the one who curses you, I will curse.”
The verse continues: “And all the families on earth will be blessed through you.”
The Senate is now trying to forward a bill that includes giving money to Israel. Past efforts to do so stalled because of politics and polarization. But Israel is engaged in not only fighting for its own survival, but also for the survival of all humanity, via wiping out evil. By giving money to Israel, the U.S. is not only helping Israel — a strategic and strong ally — to secure its borders, but it is also helping the world to rid itself of radicalism which threatens world peace. Indeed, when you bless Abraham’s descendants (the Jewish people), G-d blesses you.
President Biden’s support for Israel right after October 7 was extraordinary, moving aircraft carriers and a nuclear submarine into the area, shooting down Houthi missiles, defending Israel in the UN, and so on. But last Thursday night (during an impromptu press conference meant to deflect criticism about his mental abilities), in an apparent bid to win political support for his reelection, he accused Israel of “going over the top.” In the very next sentence, he referred to Egypt’s president as the president of Mexico. By broadcasting this lack of mental acumen, he undermined the entire purpose of the press conference, and thus lost tremendous political strength.
The lesson to all, including Congress, is very clear. When you bless Israel and support G-d’s holy people in the holy land, that’s when G-d blesses you.
Israel trusts in G-d. He has many messengers and methods to protect His people. But if Congress wants to bring G-d’s blessing to themselves and to America (especially in a time of polarization and division which potentially threaten the stability and integrity of an upcoming election — a fundamental foundation of American democracy), the surest way is to support Israel.
And then they will see that, as G-d told Abraham, “all the families on earth will be blessed through you.”