Oct 9, 2009

The Valley of Decision

Jim HutchensBy Jim Hutchens

Israel’s former Ambassador to the U.S., Yoram Ettinger said: [Israel’s] options of deterrence and retaliation are not available in the face of the Iranian terror regime, which sacrificed hundreds of thousands of its people during the 1980-88 war against Iraq. The only option available is that of prevention and preemption. The Jewish state cannot rely on the US to prevent Iran's nuclearization, especially not on a US that opposes the military option and embraces the options of engagement and sanctions, which have played into the hands of Iran during the last seven years.

God says: “You descendants of Abraham my friend, you are my servant; I have chosen you and not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. … I am Yahweh, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Don’t be afraid, O worm Jacob, O little Israel, for I myself will help you, declares Yahweh your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 41:8-10, 13-14).

The Jerusalem Connection says: The “Valley of Decision” is fast approaching for the Obama administration regarding what it will do with respect to Iran. Likely procrastination will reign as long as possible. For Israel, it’s a different matter. Their survival is at stake. In terms of action Israel may or may not take, they are dammed if they do and dammed if they don’t. If they act preemptively to take out Iran’s nuclear capability, world opinion will most certainly condemn them with the harshest possible denunciation. If they don’t act preemptively their very survival is at stake. If the US lingers in the “Valley of Indecision,” Israel will surely strike first. And it’s at this point that the God of Israel, Yahweh Almighty, “…will strengthen you and help you and uphold you with my righteous hand.” Halleluyah – guess Who has the last word?

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