By Shira Sorko-Ram
I am sure there is no question in your mind as to what the goals of the Islamic terrorist organizations are toward Israel. But do you know what is in the mind of the Palestinian man in the street? Or the typical reaction to Israel in all the Arab states? A much publicized poll conducted in May by the non-partisan Pew Research Center, discovered that a huge majority of citizens in all Muslim states sees no way for Israel to exist as a Jewish state along side a Palestinian state.
Let's start with the Palestinians who are demanding their own state: Eighty percent say Israel cannot and must not exist. In so-called "moderate" Arab states, incredibly the numbers are higher: 90% in Morocco, 85% in Jordan, 72% in "enlightened" Kuwait. Muslims simply have a problem with Jews. Israel has been unlucky, shall we say, to have picked such a bad neighborhood.
Where is this coming from?
In the days of the Bible, Israel's enemies attacked and terrorized Israel for one reason: because of her sins. The Book of Judges goes like this:
So the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord. They forgot the Lord…therefore the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, and He sold them into the hands of …[the] king of Mesopotamia…. Judges 3:7-8
The oppression would become so intolerable that the people of Israel would finally turn back to Him. And deliverance would come. Always.
When the children of Israel cried out to the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer for the children of Israel, who delivered them. Judges 3:9
This process was repeated time and again all through Israel's history in the land - in the book of Judges, I & II Samuel, I & II Kings, I & II Chronicles. The task of the prophets was to call Israel back from her terrible backslidings so that God could deliver her (in righteousness) from her enemies.
When Israel did repent of her evil ways, every single time God came to the rescue.
And they fasted that day, and said there, "We have sinned against the Lord."…So the children of Israel said to Samuel, "Do not cease to cry out to the Lord our God for us, that He may save us from the land of the Philistines."
[Then] the Lord thundered with a loud thunder upon the Philistines that day, and so confused them that they were overcome before Israel. I Samuel 7:6,8,10
The God of Israel is the same yesterday, today and forever. He does not change, He does not lie. The way he dealt with Israel yesterday is the way he deals with Israel today.
Because Israel is far from her Protector, steeped in the sins that afflict all humanity, Israel's enemies are prevailing.
This is a spiritual thing.
A hundred road maps designed by 1000 Einsteins will not bring peace to Israel until she invites the Prince of Peace to produce His own Road Map, replete with Biblical borders and the total destruction of those who insist on being her enemies.
Behold, I will bring a nation against you from afar, O house of Israel, says the Lord…Nevertheless in those days, says the Lord, I will not make a complete end of you. Jeremiah 5:15,18.
For I will make a complete end of all the nations to which I have driven you, [who have oppressed you] but I will not make a complete end of you… Jeremiah 46:28
As long as Israel is not serving God according to His way, His Word and His plan, there will always be an enemy determined to destroy her. Today it is the Islamics. Yesterday it was the Nazis. The day before it was the Russian Orthodox Church (pogroms) and the day before that it was the church in Spain (the Inquisition.)
SO WHAT IF ISRAEL WERE DESTROYED?
Actually, it doesn't really matter i