Spiritual Backbone Needed

David Rubin,

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David Rubin
David Rubin is former mayor of Shiloh, Israel. He is founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children"s Fund, and the author of five books, including The Islamic Tsunami and his latest, More Sparks From Zion. For more info, click on these links: www.DavidRubinIsrael.com or www.ShilohIsraelChildren.org...

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Lubomír Zaorálek, from a nation relatively sympathetic to Israel’s plight, has now added his name to the long list of foreign officials obediently chanting the already monotonous Palestinian State Mantra in the presence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

With each successive visiting official, one can see the effect of the pressure on both Netanyahu and his Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, with each departing plane leaving behind another Israeli concession, much to its enemies’ delight. Just twenty-four hours after a rocket launched from Hamas-controlled Gaza landed in the city of Ashkelon, causing Ya’alon to order a preventative blockade on Gaza, the blockade has been speedily lifted. This will enable the renewed flow of construction materials, including cement, into the southern coastal region, thereby expediting the rebuilding of the terror tunnels.

For those who have short memories or didn’t read the news last July, it’s worthwhile to remember that those tunnels constructed by the Hamas Islamic terrorist organization were used for the purpose of smuggling weapons into and throughout Gaza and secretly transporting their terrorists into Israel. Some tunnels were destroyed in last summer’s war, but many others were left intact. Meanwhile, the persistent reports of tunnel construction noise heard underneath the homes in Israeli communities that border Gaza should lead to a firm strengthening, not a weakening of the blockade. Why allow them to transport the cement and other materials, which they are using for tunnel construction in order to kill us?

The pattern of concessions under foreign pressure has continued for far too long. We know that this is our land historically and politically, but it's not only the Balfour Declaration and the approval of the League of Nations that makes our cause correct. Our political leadership needs to acquire the spiritual, biblical backbone that comes from knowing this land was given to us by the Almighty and that we need not fear the threats of the nations as they continue to chant their robotic mantras of land for peace and the two-state solution.

As for Gaza, the message should be sent loud and clear to Hamas and their terrorist cohorts: Not one cement truck will be allowed into Gaza until every terror tunnel is destroyed. The same message should be delivered to every visiting foreign official. Most importantly, Israel’s political leadership must remember the biblical imperative: Be strong, be courageous, and the God of Israel will stand with you!