Islam and the Koran
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The world is against Israel because of its own moral weakness and not because of alleged human rights violations, according to Rabbi Yaakov Medan, rabbi of Har Etzion Yeshiva, located in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem.

“Islam is strong, and it is convenient for people to go with strength,” the rabbi explained in an interview with Arutz-7. He added that the world’s preoccupation with individual rights, as well as the infiltration of Western culture into Israel, are “illnesses” that have led to “an erosion of obligations to the country and of the significance of Israel as a nation.”

He added that one way of solving the problem is for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to "be more forceful” but added, "He is not strong enough.”

The national religious rabbi pointed out that if the world really cared that Israel killed people and destroyed homes, it would have condemned China for its torture and murder of millions of people who believe in the Falun Gong religious movement.

“What is important to the world’s countries is their need to identify with those who are strong, and today they are impressed” that Muslim dominance is growing.

Rabbi Medan warned, “Islam is a real threat to Christian Europe, and the United States also is in danger, although further down the road.” He said it is not a coincidence that Turkey and the rest of Europe are on the attack against Israel, especially since the Goldstone report on alleged war crimes in the Operation Cast Lead counterterrorist campaign in Gaza.

"After the Six-Day War, in which the victor [Israel] was clear, the world and applauded Foreign Minister Abba Eban in the United Nations when he said that Israel never again will return to ‘Auschwitz borders' before the war," the rabbi emphasized. “After the Yom Kippur war, when the unjustifiable feeling was that we lost, third world countries’ relations with us deteriorated. Now we are considered weak, despite our strong economy and army.”

Rabbi Medan explained that world leaders speak with the “elite” in Israel who are "ceasing to believe in our own rights here. We feel like a Byzantine state whose time is limited and that our end is to integrate into the European and American cultures.

“As long as this lasts, the Arabs will be justified and we will be blamed as robbers and murderers.”