This is an excellent essay by Ron Lipsman at The American Thinker:
"Where the Jews Are"
statute of limitations on the Holocaust-spurred ban of Jew-hatred has
expired, and anti-Semitism has roared back. It is not far-fetched to be
worried about the physical safety of the world's (estimated) 14 million
confronting that worry, one must take into account two huge changes in
the profile of the world's Jews from what existed three quarters of a
century ago. The first is the existence of the State of Israel and its
IDF. The second is embodied in the title of this essay."
might not be a superpower, but in its 65-year existence, it has proven
conclusively that it is a force to be reckoned with in several
ways. First, it has built a powerful, modern military force (the IDF,
or Israel Defense Forces), which has proven itself in numerous combat
situations both imaginative and ruthless. Not since the time of the
Maccabees has any substantial segment of world Jewry enjoyed the
protection of such a powerful force. Next, Israel has shown a clear
willingness to deploy the IDF if it feels seriously threatened. Third,
the civilian leadership of the country harbor no illusions about the
intent of the world's anti-Semites, and they are never reluctant to
defend the country using force as well as guile. Finally, Israel has
indicated repeatedly that it considers its forces (military and
intelligence) at the service of world Jewry and will not hesitate to
protect, to the best of its capability, Jewish communities around the
in summary, while anti-Semites may be stepping up their attacks on the
Jewish people, the latter have far better defenses than they had in the
AM YISRAEL CHAI!
This is the best thing I have read all day.
All true and fully inspiring.