Bennett: Israel Cannot Be Dependent On Other Nations


JPost:  The lesson Prime Minister Naftali Bennett learned from the attempt by progressive Democrats to block American funding for Iron Dome missile defense batteries is that Israel needs to make sure it is not dependent on others, a diplomatic source told reporters traveling with Bennett to New York on Monday.

“We have to make our economic abilities even better so that we are never dependent,” the source said. “But America was and remains our greatest partner.”

The comments came after the Democratic leadership gave in to demands from the progressive “squad” in the House of Representatives that the $1 billion in Iron Dome funding be removed from a bill that was meant to stop a US government shutdown, because otherwise the bill would have been voted down. Two days later, a bill that was only meant to fund the Iron Dome passed with 420 in favor, nine opposed and two present.

Israeli Ambassador to the US and UN Gilad Erdan said “the squad’s behavior proves…that they are either ignorant or antisemitic.” Read More …

Opinion: To the first point on Israel needing to be less dependent on the nations – I agree. We learn from Ezekiel 38 that when Russia, Iran, Turkey and several North African nations launch an attack on the Jewish state, no nation will come to Israel’s side.

And none will be needed:

“This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign Lord. 19 In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. 20 The fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground.” Ezekiel 38:18-20

In the same way that God protected Israel in Judges 7 when a 120,000 man Midianite army turned against each other in confusion and 2 Chronicles 20 when a band of Israelites  defeated the vast armies of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir in a similar manner:

As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. 23 The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another.” Judges 7:22-23

It will be the same for Gog and his armies:

I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign Lord. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him.” Ezekiel 38:21-22

To the second point that the squad is either ignorant or anti-Semitic I disagree. The squad is both.