Those familiar with recent world events know that Iran and her president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have no love for the nation of Israel. Controversial statements about the “occupying regime” of Palestine ceasing to exist have raised concern around the world. Nuclear potential only deepens the legitimacy of this danger to the nation of Israel.
Regardless of your opinion on the Iraq war, there can be no denial that the balance of power is shifting and Iran is taking a leadership role. The question now is “Will the anti-Semitic ideology of the Muslim world reach fruition?” Will their “words” become their “deeds”? Are we on the verge of another Holocaust?
Take the time to compare our current situation to that of the 1930s. You’ll find some striking similarities between the two. Perhaps the most prominent is this: The Jews are surrounded by enemies whose hatred is finding increasingly uninhibited outlet. Like the Nazis of Germany, the power of the anti-Israel element increases. The only difference is that instead of being a community within a nation, the Jews are now a nation within a region. Yet they are no less surrounded by their enemies.
The predominant attitude of the world community seems to be appeasement at best and blame for Israel at worst. For now, the United States leads the resistance to this mentality, but for how long? Will we continue to take a firm stand against those who would love nothing more than for the nation of Israel to “vanish from the page of time”?
“Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” – Edmund Burke
Is another Holocaust certain? No. Is it a possibility? Yes. Let’s hope and pray that this time, enough people know their history to prevent it from being repeated. Hopefully, the tragedy of the Holocaust is fresh enough in our minds that we will say with its survivors: “Never Again”.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem” – Psalm 122:6a