Israel - Standing Alone and Strong

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Israel - Standing Alone and Strong


By EARL COX
05/25/2010 15:25

It doesn't matter how small or weak Israel may seem, compared to other nations. The power of all other nations combined is only like a drop in the bucket compared to the power of the God of Israel.
 
In his address to the Israeli nation on the recent occasion of the country's 62nd Independence Day anniversary, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared, "Israel can only truly rely on itself."

Obviously, and with good reason, he was reminding his nation and people that they cannot depend on the United States or anyone else in the international community to defend them, if and when Iran tries to fulfill its threats to "wipe Israel off the face of the map." Netanyahu quoted Theodore Herzl, the respected Zionist leader of 100 years ago, who said, "Don't rely on help from strangers, don't trust the charitable, and don't wish for stones to grow soft." And Netanyahu added, "A nation that wishes to stand tall must place all its trust in itself only."

While the international community has been deluding itself for years about the seriousness of Iran's nuclear intentions, Iran openly and arrogantly continues to threaten to annihilate Israel. The Islamic Republic has made clowns of world leaders who keep talking about statescraft, diplomacy and sanctions to stop it from becoming a nuclear power. But of course, that doesn't mean much those leaders, since they think the principal projected loser in this comical (if it weren't so serious) drama would be Israel.

So let's ask the question: What would happen if Iran nuked Israel? What exactly does Israel have to fear from an Iranian nuclear attack?

A recent report of the US National Academy of Sciences included the following expected consequences from any nuclear attacks anywhere: contamination of food and water, disease epidemics in crops, animals and humans, widespread cancers, radiation induced abnormalities and irreversible genetic diseases.

So what does all this mean to Israel, the obvious first target of any Islamic jihadist nuclear attack? First of all, the dead would be uncountable. Hundreds of thousands would be vaporized, crushed by collapsing buildings and torn to shreds by flying glass and objects. Raging fires would destroy additional thousands. Bodies would lie in the homes and streets all over the country. And they would probably lie there for a long time before all the damage could be tended to by devastated survivors.

Overwhelming numbers of people would be injured and maimed, and health problems would afflict most survivors. Medical facilities that survived the blast would be taxed beyond capacity. Water supplies would be both insufficient and unusable. Most survivors would suddenly have no housing. Transportation facilities would be largely wiped out. Food shortages would be critical.   

Israel's economy would also be in ruins. Nearly all survivors would lose their means of livelihood. Police and fire services would be decimated and unable to cope. Electric power sources would be destroyed, and all systems depending upon electricity would stop functioning.

Perhaps even worse than all the physical consequences of a nuclear attack on Israel would be the sorrow and heartbreak that it would bring to the survivors.

But we want to remind everyone in and outside of Israel that the God of Israel is still alive and well. He has assured the whole world that He will never slumber nor sleep in His efforts to watch over, protect and preserve Israel. He has promised through His prophets that He will never again allow the restored nation of Israel to be destroyed.

It doesn't matter how small or weak Israel may seem, compared to other nations. The power of all other nations combined is only like a drop in the bucket compared to the power of the God of Israel.

The biblical prophets also revealed that one day a large coalition of armies will gather on Israel's land with plans to attack and destroy Jerusalem and the rest of the nation. But God will meet them on the plain of Megiddo and wipe out their armies.

Keep your eyes open. All this may happen sooner than you think.
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