April 29, 2009
Steve Collins
The video link below helps everyone realize what the Holocaust means to Israelis and Jews. It also helps us understand why the Israelis may have no choice but to soon strike at Iranian nuclear facilities at a time of their choosing. I’d like to thank Myrna, a faithful reader of this blog, for sending me this excellent video link.
As you know, approximately 6,000,000 Jews died in the Holocaust of World War II. I will not quibble over exact numbers. It was a genocide by the Nazis by anyone’s standard. Once a year, the Israelis memorialize the Holocaust by sounding their sirens and all activity comes to a halt as the entire nation observes a few minutes of silence to not only memorialize the Holocaust’s victims, but as an implicit reminder of the credo: “Never Again!” The short video clip documents this recent observance and it is interspersed with Holocaust photographs.
When Hitler was determined to wipe the Jews off the face of the earth, there was no Jewish army and no Jewish nation to defend them. I’ve been to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial site in Jerusalem, and it is a most moving experience. One would have to be a cold soul, indeed, to see the graphic evidence of the mass cruelties and sufferings of the Holocaust on display at the Yad Vashem and not be deeply moved. I recommend it as a “must see” site for anyone traveling to Jerusalem.
Today, we have another national leader heading the Iranian government who wants to impose a new “Final Solution” upon the Jewish people. He has openly spoken of his desire to eliminate the Jews by “wiping Israel off the face of the map.” He calls the Israelis the “little Satan.” He calls the USA the “Great Satan” and his desire to destroy or harm the USA is also known. Previous blogs have documented Iranian missile tests designed apparently to practice airburst trajectories which would be used in an attack vs. the USA with Electromagnetic Pulse Weapons (EMP). Hitler did not have nuclear weapons and long-range cruise missiles. Iran has cruise missiles which can reach Israeli cities and all indications are that it will soon have nuclear weapons. This time there is a Jewish nation and a Jewish military to protect modern Jews. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu may soon have no choice but to attack Iranian nuclear facilities to prevent a nuclear attack upon the Israelis. If he gives that order, a hypocritical world will condemn him even as many of those same hypocrites will be secretly glad he took such action (as happened when the Israelis did the world a favor by bombing the Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981).
I can imagine the howls of protest that would issue from various Islamic nations if the Israelis attack Iran. However, I wonder if the Sunni Arab nations realize that they are likely to survive only as long as the Israeli nation survives. Their fates could well be intertwined. If, God forbid, the Iranians were successful in launching a nuclear strike against the Israelis which could destroy that nation, many other nations might die at the same time. Let us be candid in a way that you will never hear expressed on the media or in politically-correct circles. It has often been rumored that the Israelis have a “Masada” plan to “take many nations with them” if the Israelis are about to be destroyed. I believe such a doomsday plan exists. Indeed, the Bible may even hint at it. Matthew 24:21-22 prophesies that Jesus Christ will return in order to stop the extinction of “all flesh” at the very end of this age. Zechariah 12 and 14 are prophecies about God’s determination to save Judah and Jerusalem at the end of this age. Zechariah 14:1-4 prophesies the Lord/Messiah will have to arrive and intervene in a war raging in and around Jerusalem at the very end of this age. Zechariah 14:2 prophesies that the city of Jerusalem will be half-conquered and in the process of being spoiled and looted by its enemies at the time the Lord has to intervene. Does it not seem logical that the Israeli High Command would activate its doomsday plan at a time when Jerusalem (and the modern Israeli nation) is about to be overwhelmed? The Israelis are reported to have several hundreds of nuclear weapons. Who knows what other weaponry they have which they do not discuss. If the Israeli nation was about to fall, I expect any Israeli leader would activate a doomsday order to use every Israeli nuclear weapon and all other now-classified weapons against all Israeli enemies. I think readers can guess that many Islamic nations would cease to exist if this order is ever given. Who knows what other nations would also perish (or be mortally wounded)? Many nations, whether they realize it or not, may well depend on Israeli survival for their own respective national survivals. Again, this possibility won’t be discussed in polite media reports or diplomatic circles in normal times. But if “the end of all things” is staring the Israelis in the face with no way out, the unthinkable will not only be thinkable–it will be the only choice left. That would be the moment when modern Judah unleashes all its weaponry and that is also the moment when the Lord/Messiah comes to the Mount of Olives to both give a “Final Solution” (see Zechariah 14:12) to the enemies of Judah as well as to prevent the annihilation of all flesh (Matthew 24:21-22). Zechariah 12:1-14 also prophesies about this same time and it prophesies that the people of modern Judah will be shocked when they learn the identity of the “Conquering Messiah” who saves them. He will be the one “whom they have pierced” (Zechariah 12:10). We Christians believe it will be Jesus Christ, a direct descendant of King David, who was crucified and “pierced” on a cross about 2000 years ago in Jerusalem. Who else can it be?
I urge you to watch the attached video link. Watch it with the solemn realization that biblical prophecy foretells an existential war will again come to Jerusalem and modern Judah (Zechariah 14:14). Judah has many weapons of mass destruction to defend herself. God is also waiting for that moment of Judah’s greatest existential danger. That is when the Creator Himself will go to war, and he will be fighting on the side of the Jews. You may want to ask yourself: Whose side do you want to be on?