By Mike Evans
As one U.S. ally after another falls or finds itself on shaky ground in the Middle East, Israel’s leaders must wonder if her long-time friend will come to the rescue if necessary. Perhaps Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has gone back to the dictionary to research the true meaning of the word "ally."
One dictionary defines a political ally as "a country that has agreed officially to give help and support to another one, especially during a war." War could be defined as anything from a border skirmish to an all-out global conflagration. It could be a war on terror – fighting an elusive enemy whose hatred is renowned and whose ultimate aim is the destruction of an entire people.
The countries loyal to the United States are few; but there is one whose steadfastness has not wavered … the State of Israel. The friendship has been of the utmost importance to a succession of presidents since Harry Truman who first endorsed the new nation in 1948. The solidarity between the U.S. and Israel has been tested under past administrations, but nothing like the current Obama presidency. The relationship between the two countries both founded on democratic principles and on the Judeo-Christian ethic should be inviolable; it is not.
There are those politicos in Congress who see little or no tactical advantage from a continued association and the $3 billion in military aid to Israel yearly. How foolish! We pour money into Iraq and Afghanistan, the futures of both linked indelibly to the Arab world, not to the United States. Still there are those in the current administration who bemoan the dollars in military assistance pledged to Israel as being ill-spent, and who fear Muslim retaliation because of U.S.-backing for the hated Jewish state.
Those who see Israel as the problem fail to heed the wishes of the majority of the American electorate. Those numbers are not just theoretical; they are substantiated by a Gallup Poll in February 2011 showing that two-thirds of the American people support Israel. Despite the negative media reports aimed at Israel’s response to terror attacks by Lebanon and Hamas, support for the tiny state has increased overall. This would be encouraging if it were not that the Obama administration and its Party pay little heed to what the American people want.
It's important that the U.S. maintains a stable relationship with Israel as the unrest and upheaval continues throughout the Middle East. The strength of the friendship was never more evident than on 9/11. While Israeli citizens halted in mid-stride to honor the victims of the horrendous attack and the prime minister declared a national day of mourning, Palestinians gleefully fired their weapons and danced in the streets. Israel is indisputably pro-American and deserves a clear, unambiguous commitment.
Ties between the Jewish people and the early pilgrims in America are as foundationally strong as the rock on which they stepped ashore in 1620. A group hoping to found a "New Israel“ would become highly influential when the colonists began to aspire to freedom. Early founders and presidents of the newly formed republic would express the hope that the children of Israel might one day find rebirth in their homeland – the land God gave to Abraham.
Of late many in the Middle East have cried for democracy while Israel remains a bastion of the very desire of some Arab nations. President John F. Kennedy said of Israel that it carried "the shield of democracy and [honored] the sword of freedom.“ Not only is she a valued friend and ally, Israel is also a military partner. U.S. soldiers and airmen train alongside the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Naval combat ships put into port in Haifa; planes are welcome at Israel’s airbases; and the U.S. has been given permission to stockpile medical equipment and war matériel in Israel. Marines use a special laser provided by the Israelis and used to aid in targeting specific objects provided by the Israelis.
Israel is the first line of defense against the proliferation of terror worldwide. Maj. Gen. George J. Keegan, Jr. (U.S.A.F. intelligence) said that the U.S. "owes more to the Israeli intelligence input than it does to any single source of intelligence … [it exceeds] five CIAs."
The $3 billion annually in military aid seems a small price to pay for the edge provided by the ground-breaking discoveries shared with the U.S. For instance, body armor for military vehicles and a "coagulating bandage“ used in combat situations (and was used on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, AZ on the day she was targeted by an assassin.) The U.S. and her friends in Israel join together in other, broader efforts: humanitarian (earthquake and tsunami relief), commercial endeavors, and scientific discoveries.
As a partner in trade Israel ranks 20th as one of America’s largest buyers of goods, and incidentally signed the first free trade agreement in U.S. history. The research and development industry in Israel sports such clients as IBM, AOL, Microsoft, and Google. But it’s not all one-sided: the Israelis produce high-tech items for the American market as well. The USB flash drive was invented in Israel as was the microcamera which can be swallowed and tracked through the digestive system. Now, technology architects are working to develop more viable electric vehicles to help reduce the carbon footprint both in Israel and the U.S.
The U.S.-Israel relationship is of indescribable worth. Scientists and inventors in the Jewish nation have readily shared technological advances, innovative designs, and military intelligence with the U.S. The IDF stands ready to assist their counterparts when necessary. We have repaid that generosity with threats of splitting the country asunder and dividing Jerusalem, forcing Israel to give up portions of land necessary to its proper defense, and yet the tiny country surrounded by enemies has remained an ally. But not just an ally – Israel is the only truly reliable and trustworthy friend in the region.
Dr. Michael D. Evans is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the nonfiction book Jimmy Carter: the Liberal Left and World Chaos, in which he compares the Obama and Carter presidencies; and the fiction book, GameChanger. Evans’ books are available at www.Timeworthybooks.com.
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Persia: The Final Jihad
Persia. The very word evokes images of kings and princes and tales of Arabian nights, of Scheherazade, the teller of 1001 stories of cunning and derring-do.
However, Persia was not solely acclaimed for the tales of 1001 Arabian Nights, but for algebra, Backgammon, a postal service, military conscription, and advances in human rights.
Living in the FOG (Favor of God)
Until God gave me this revelation, I had no idea that Scriptures I had circled even as a child would have special significance in the years to come.
After having seen Jesus face-to-face at the age of eleven, I knew I wanted to hear His voice again. That is what sparked this amazing search. I learned through this revelation how to hear the voice of God again and again-through His Word.
As a young girl, Sarah Batsheva was infatuated with the handsome teenage boy who lived down the street. That teenage boy was Adolf Eichmann. It all seemed innocent and nice until Sarah's grandmother died, and then nothing was ever the same again.
Living Fear Free
Discover the secret of "replacing fear with joy" and learn how "you can enter into His rest by accepting the reality of the Atonement".
This uplifting book will remind you that "You are a soldier in the army of God…called, anointed, filled, blessed, and equipped and…more than a conqueror in Him". You will be inspired to "take courage as you go in His name" and filled with hope as you remember that "the best is yet to come!"
What is the real reason for the ongoing conflict in the Middle East between the Jewish and Muslim populations?
The Candidate was written in order to expose the lie of The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion and to reveal the extent to which this lie has led to the ongoing hatred of the Jewish people and the state of Israel by her racist enemies.
It was written in fiction form in order to reach beyond an audience of scholars, academics and political pundits to the common man. Most are unaware of the extent to which even their own opinions about modern Israel and the Jewish people have been subtly influenced by the anti-Semitic slurs which ultimately flow from this hate literature.
The Final Generation
Are the Prophetic Pieces Nearly in Place?
A diabolical counterfeit of God's ultimate plan of salvation seems to be spreading across the Middle East—and is playing out just as foretold in the Bible. While Western Christians seem to be growing more complacent and concerned with their personal comfort and success, a prophetic storm is gathering in the Middle East. Radical Islamists are preparing for the final battle, believing it will usher in a new age of Islamist supremacy.
Do you find these events as chilling as I do?
The Samson Option
Darkness blankets the eastern seaboard. From Maine to Georgia, the power grid is in shambles, destroyed by the pulse of a high-altitude nuclear detonation. Cities and towns of every size are on the verge of chaos. Only the military continues to function, frantically searching the seas for the two container ships bearing nuclear missiles poised for a second strike that will destory what remains of America. The President is convinced the attacks are the work of Al-Qa’ida operatives aided by elements within the Pakistani government. David Hoag knows the truth about who is really behind the attacks, but powerful forces in high places are bent on unleashing America's military might and Israel is poised for a response of its own. Can Hoag reach the President in the time to avert a worldwide disaster? Or, is the beginning of the end?
Events in the Middle East are rapidly moving toward total chaos. Eyes worldwide are directed toward every country except the one that is most important—Israel. It has been called the "world's canary in the coal mine." You know the story of how miners carried canaries into coal mines to detect poisonous methane gas. It was one of the first early warning systems.
Each of the countries that surround Israel—Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt—is in upheaval to some degree. The only matter on which all can agree is their hatred for Israel and the Jewish people.
Sorrowfully, the Liberal Left in America has drawn a line in the sand and stepped over to the other side—away from our long-time ally, Israel. President Barack Obama's one-world view has placed him squarely alongside the United Nations. He has cast his lot with those who would see Israel stripped, bleeding, and impotent to defend herself. No longer the Good Samaritan, he has befriended those who pass by on the other side and ignore the threat Israel faces.
IT’S A LIE THAT WOULD NOT DIE;
believed to be true by Adolf Hitler, Henry Ford, and the late Osama bin Laden. It was introduced by the Russian secret police in an attempt to bolster the reign of Tsar Nicholas II. It erroneously exposed his enemies as co-conspirators with the Jews in a plot to take over the world. This fabricated document was embraced by a religious fanatic, Sergei Nilus, and published in 1905 in Russia. He published three separate versions of the book, and the last in 1917 indicated that Theodor Herzl was the writer of the mythical conspiracy theory. The book birthed the pogroms in Russia, and was used by Hitler as an excuse to exterminate six million Jews in Europe. Many Muslim leaders worldwide keep it within reach as the most revered book, after the Quran. Every terrorist organization uses this plagiarized copy to support the vile acts it commits.
When a father forsakes his God-given responsibilities, Can a son find the strength to forgive?
… David took a deep breath and forced himself to think. God’s grace, he told himself, reaches to the depths of sin.
When a son is wounded beyond belief, Can he unleash the healing power of love on his entire family?
Unforgiveness is like drinking poison while hoping it will make your enemy sick, David thought to himself.
When a heaven-sent messenger draws near and empowers healing… Can a man of God believe what he sees?
As he sat there on the step the light through the window grew brighter again, filling the room and surrounding him with its glow.
You’ll love this moving story of grace and forgiveness beyond measure.
I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. - Genesis 12:3
President Obama plans to succeed in dividing Jerusalem by 2012, blackmailing Israel over the Iran crisis to achieve his objective. "Never miss the opportunity of a crisis."
The president apparently feels that Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria are a fair trade in order to keep Iran (Persia) from going atomic. The Obama administration seems to be treating Israel as a property to be bartered — or perhaps more accurately — to be betrayed for the sake of expediency. The Arab world wants its 22nd Islamic state with its capital in Jerusalem for one simple reason: Muslims believe Israel is Arab land occupied by foreigners.
If America touches prophecy - Jerusalem - God's curse will fall upon America and upon President Obama as decreed in Genesie 12:3. The ancient prophet Zachariah cried out, "I will make Jerusalem a cup that will send all the surrounding people reeling … an immovable rock for all nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves."
An Islamic radical drives a Suburban loaded with explosives into the early morning drop-off line at a school in Denver.
In Chicago, another fanatical Muslim drives a gasoline truck into the Chicago Board of Trade building. Death and destruction rain down.
Terrorists crash small, explosive-laden airplanes into the airport in Atlanta, destroying two jumbo jets and the main terminal. All flights are grounded.
A nuclear bomb is exploded high above Washington, D.C. The entire East Coast power grid collapses. Everything is at a standstill.
This electrifying new fiction novel from Mike Evans traces the events from inception to execution — from the hopelessness of a world gone mad to a renewed hope.
Atomic Iran: Countdown to Armageddon
The Story Behind this Provocative Book
The Countdown to Armageddon Has Begun!
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that Israel must be “wiped off the map.” Such a radical statement might seem like bravado and bluster, but the Iranian connection to rocket attacks on Israel make it crystal clear that the Islamic Republic has every intention of following through with its threats of total destruction. Most troubling of all, Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons with reckless determination as part of its mission to annihilate Israel, which Ahmadinejad calls a “stain of disgrace.”
With Iran’s history of contempt for the United Nations, the United States, Great Britain, and of course, Israel, such an apocalyptic event could happen at any moment. You need to take a stand!
Jimmy Carter, the Liberal Left and World Chaos
The presidential election was a public sounding board for the much-touted failures of the Republican Party. He ran against a disgraced president in the aftermath of an unpopular war on a theme of "change." He kept his word, and change began. Barack Obama? No, Jimmy Carter!
Philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Jimmy Carter, the Liberal Left and World Chaos: An Obama/Carter Plan That Will Not Work, is a 550-page hardback revealing how Barack Obama and the Liberal Left are poised to repeat Carter's changes and mistakes!
Mistakes like providing checks of $150 million to the Ayatollah Khomeini to overthrow the Shah of Iran. This change lit the fuse of terrorism that exploded against the world when Khomeini declared April Fools Day 1980 "the first day of the government of God." Radical Islam was born. As if that weren't enough, Carter provided $500 million to the Muslim Brotherhood Freedom Fighters, who became the Taliban and Al-Qaeda