Friday, November 29, 2013

Caroline Glick: Israel, The Pilgrims and the Maccabees

A wonderful, inspiring read. 

"The faith of the Pilgrims and the faith of the Maccabees was the faith of free men. It was the faith that formed the foundations of the United States. It is the faith that has enabled the Jews to survive for four thousand years. It is the faith that enabled the Jews to do the impossible and rebuild our homeland after 2,000 years of exile and unspeakable persecution."

"It is this foundational faith that made the American people feel a natural kinship with the Jewish people. And it is this foundational faith that has brought the people of Israel to love America. This bond, based on the best of both people persists today, even as Obama and his fellow appeasers push America on the path their founding fathers rejected when they came to the New World. Thanksgiving and Hanukka teach us that when we rely on our faith in God, we can surmount impossible challenges."

"Israel has the means – limited though they may be – to meet the extraordinary tests we face today, as the leaders of America have turned on us by turning on the shared heritage of faith and fortitude of our nations."

"Both the Israelis and the Americans must take heart from this week when we commemorate the heroic heritage of free men and women."

"With the providence of God, we will be the loyal children of the Maccabees, and the Pilgrims."

"And we will merit their legacy."