4:9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.
4:10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him who is alone when he falls, and doesn’t have another to lift him up.
4:11 Again, if two lie together, then they have warmth; but how can one keep warm alone?
4:12 If a man prevails against one who is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
(Qoheleth / Ecclesiastes).
It is sad when people forget the Bible’s wisdom, which is readily available to everybody, who is able to read. The words of the Preacher clearly say that it is impossible to survive without unity and mutual support (and almost everybody’s experience would confirm that).
It is strange that in the case of Israel there are so many people, who, for one reason or another, are willing to distance themselves from the country and even show hostility. Under normal circumstances, during peace, one may overlook their blindness, but right now such a position is unforgivable.
After the advance of the Muslim fanaticism in the Arab countries in the last few months, Israel is under an imminent threat. Every foolish call for boycott coming from prominent Jews, which they think would make them more popular among their lefty friends, is actually a blow against the safety and integrity of the Jewish state.
The purpose of today’s event, organized by JDL-Canada, was to reinforce that point of view. JDL protested the appearance of Theodore Bikel and his group in Toronto.
Although a great entertainer, Bikel in the last few years has descended into attacking and defaming Israel, calling it an “apartheid” state and demanding its boycott.
In his speech, Meir Weinstein, the JDL Director, reminded everybody that such a position is destructive to the future of Israel. The country is under attack. Just a few days ago terrorists killed seven Israelis at the southern border.
Israel’s enemies are ready and willing to start an invasion. There are over 50,000 rockets pointed at Israel from different countries, which could be fired at any moment. Over the last several days, Hamas has fired over a hundred rockets into Israeli territory.
The Hamas leaders recently stated that they want to “restore” the borders of 1948, which means that they want the total destruction of Israel. The whole charade with the “Palestinian independence” is nothing more than a smokescreen to hide their aggressive intentions.
People like Bikel may think that they somehow “contribute” to peace, but their actions actually contribute to the demonization and weakening of Israel during one of the crucial moments of its history.
And here is the question we need to ponder: isn’t it time those intellectuals thought more about the consequences of their actions? The Arab terrorists may find them useful at the moment, but once Israel is destroyed, they’ll be the next to be slaughtered.
“If a man prevails against one who is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Yes, we can’t withstand, if we are not together. Is this so difficult to understand?
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