I was watching Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to the UN General Assembly, and I have just a few comments to add.
First of all, please let me state that you should watch this. Mr. Netanyahu is a real statesman. People like the US president would do well to emulate Mr. Netanyahu, and rise above their petty liberal politics!
I have a few comments, but I will post them below the video;
I think Israel’s desire for peace will get them in trouble.
He said that “Israel is working closely with our Arab peace partners”. This is a mistake.
While it is true that the Egyptian, Jordanian, and Saudi Arabian leadership are threatened by ISIS, and Iran, it would be a mistake for Israel to work together with them. The Jews think like westerners, but the Arabs think differently.
Here’s how the Arab mind will view such cooperation; “Israel is working with the Saudi’s and Egyptians because they are too weak, and can’t do the job themselves!”
Note the phrase in the psalm; “crafty counsel”
3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. 4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
There is no way in the world that ISIS could be accused of being “crafty”. They make their reputation by being blatant and “in your face”. No, ISIS is not one of the nations attacking Israel in the psalm, although the territory they now occupy will be a part of that war. ISIS is setting the stage for the psalm 83 war, but are not a part of it themselves.
Is it possible that the Arabs will defeat ISIS with the help of Israel? Is it also possible that the Arabs will deal a death-blow to Iran’s nuclear program, also with the help of Israel?
Both of these scenarios are not only possible, but actually likely! Will this mean that Israel can relax their guard, and experience peace with their neighbours? No! The Arabs would take advantage of Israel’s relaxed attitude to stage a sudden, surprise attack on Israel, in the vain hope of destroying Israel.
This is what I see in the psalm, and instead of destroying Israel, it will result in the destruction of Arab independence. In the aftermath, the Arab nations will most likely become protectorates of Israel!