Yoseph Janowski
By the Grace of G-d

It’s quiet now

For months Biden had been pressuring Israel to increase humanitarian aid to Gazans, and to limit its attacks on Rafah. But now it’s quiet, we don’t hear any criticism from the US.

Why? Because Biden and his staff suddenly became preoccupied with trying to save his candidacy, so they no longer had time to criticize Israel.

France’s Macron kept chastising Israel that they need to make a cease-fire right away. Macron was in effect telling Israel that they had no right to defend themselves. Now, through a series of political blunders, Macron has lost a lot of power, and he is busy trying to sort things out.

It seems that these days, it just doesn’t pay to start up with Israel. G-d is watching over His people.

I remember reading that Shimon Peres once met with the Lubavitcher Rebbe, and he walked out of the Rebbe’s office perplexed. Peres said that the Rebbe had the sophistication of the greatest experts, yet the simple belief of a child.

When Rabbi Josh Gordon and his wife were first about to enter their roles as emissaries of the Rebbe in California, the Rebbe informed them that there were two important fundamentals to remember: To work with great energy, and to have strong trust.

The Torah states: “And G-d your G-d will bless you in all that you do.” (Deuteronomy 15; 18) Our job is to do, and to trust that His blessings will enable our efforts to be successful.

Our job is to do what G-d wants us to do. We need to focus, to make sure that we’re doing the right thing, and to work hard at it. We need to focus on destroying Hamas, and to not give away any part of Israel. As for the critics, the challenges, and the question about whether or not our efforts will be successful, that we trust in G-d to help us.

The Labour Party in England just won the election. The new prime minister, Starmer, is already starting up with Israel. He would be wise to remember what G-d told Abraham, “I will bless those who bless you, and those who curse you I will curse.” (Genesis 12; 3)

Leaders who are condemning Israel’s legitimate right to defend themselves, should open their eyes to what happened in the US and France, and to realize that, for their own sake, and for the sake of humanity, they should support Israeli efforts to wipe out evil.

Perhaps we are close to the time of Redemption, the time when the whole world will appreciate Israel’s status as G-d’s chosen people, and Israel’s role to be a light to the nations. Perhaps we are very close to a time when the whole world will see that “G-d is One and His Name is One.” (Zechariah 14; 9)

May it happen very soon.

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