Op-Ed: Conspiracy Theories and Other Assumptions
Dr. Zeev ShemerThe writer is the author of “Israel and the Palestinian nightmare”, “Israel Redeemed” and “The Answer”. He lectures for Bar Ilan University at the college's branches in the north of Israel, specializing in Zionism and comparative religion.
We assume the military knows what they’re doing.
We assume that there are political and financial pressures kept from the public that drive our leaders to endanger our lives.
Why else would they do such things?
Look at Ehud Barak, rolling in millions for selling or attempting to sell his country to the highest bidders. Or President Shimon Peres, who has been in the forefront and background of the Israeli political arena since the 1800’s (or so it seems), and continues to compromise Israel’s hegemony, now by offeiing to relinquish parts of Jerusalem to none other but the Vatican. Stupidity, malevolence, self-aggrandizement? Allow me to explain why I think the latter fits the bill in this case..
Throughout the world, but mainly in South America, millions are abandoning Catholicism to join Evangelical Christians. South America was 98% Catholic. Today, they are roughly 70% and their numbers are dropping with no end in sight. So much so, that the Vatican elected an Argentinian archbishop to be the new Pope and stop that trend. Hardly 30% of Catholics are churchgoers while Evangelical Christian auditoriums are filling up to capacity. So what does this have to do with President Peres?
Evangelical Christians on the other hand, reject all forms of paganism, and they feel that according to the New Testament, they are connected to Israel and the Jewish people. They would love to convert the Jews, make no mistake about that, but for the most part are pro-Israel and supporters of Zionism, the idea that all Jews should return to the Promised Land. We can use friends like these just about now. Most importantly, they have no ties to the Vatican, and for them, a pilgrimage means, visiting the Holy Land.
What is his motivation? I leave it to you to connect the dots. I have a better question than that. What motivates Bibi to continue to bow down to Obama and Kerry?
What keeps Bibi from taking care of Iran, knowing well enough that soon dirty bombs that fit in regular backpacks will be distributed throughout the Arab terrorist world?
What prevents Obama for taking action himself, knowing that the US is certainly a target?
What motivates Jews to continue to support our Arab enemies? To give food, gas and electricity to those that work so hard trying to figure out ways of destroying us?
Why are Jewish storeowners forced to close their doors in the north, while tax-free Arab towns like Yarka put them out of business?
Why are Jewish homes being demolished while Arabs build throughout the Negev and the Galilee without any accountability?
Why do some Jews help Israel’s enemies boycott our struggling country?
And why not? Because accepting a leader who stands tall is too scary for a nation that is accustomed to being stepped on and humiliated for the past 2,000 years. It’s so much easier and seems so natural to cowtow to our enemies, relinquish Jerusalem to the Vatican, and bow to an American president who is the definitive representation of decadence.