We Must Stand With, Protect and Defend Israel

By Royal Alexander/Opinion

“If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more ‎violence. If The Jews put down their weapons ‎today, there would be no ‎more Israel’.” Benjamin Netanyahu

On May 14, 1948, 73 years ago, Israel became an independent nation state. It was soon attacked and has been ever since. As rockets again rain down on Israel—a country of about 9 million that’s roughly the size of New Jersey—from the Gaza Strip the world is again confronted with a narrative that never changes: much of the Middle East—and their proxies—seeks the annihilation of that country as an article of faith and first principle of their governments.

The current violence being imposed on Israel is being carried out by terror groups Hamas, the Iran-supported Palestinian militant group, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Over 1,800 rockets have been fired into the country in the last few days with most of them targeting Israeli civilians. (There Would be far more harm done and deaths resulting without Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system which exists with U.S financial and technical support).

What we must understand is that Hamas runs the Palestinian government in Gaza even though every recent U.S. Administration, Republican or Democrat, has declared Hamas a terrorist organization. So, this terrorist organization that is the elected government of Gaza is firing missiles and rockets into the civilian population of Israel. However, when Israel defends itself and responds Hamas often puts children in front of the targets it knows Israel is likely to attack so when they are killed Hamas can dishonestly appear to claim the moral high ground by accusing Israel of killing innocent children. This is truly sickening but a simple if grotesque summary of Israel’s Existence.

The Biden Administration has now ham-handedly responded with a call for “de-escalation” of this situation as though there is a moral equivalence between the unprovoked attacks on Israel by these terror groups and Israel’s unquestioned right to defend itself. This new conflict reveals the stark contrast between the Trump Administration, which shepherded a number of historic peace agreements in the Middle East (and for which President Trump has received multiple Nobel Peace Prize nominations), and the Biden Administration, which in 4 months has led to the outbreak of any war in the Middle East.

(The Biden Administration is modeling its Middle East policy after the Obama Administration which clearly and conspicuously favored Iran. Recall President Obama’s disastrous nuclear “deal” in which Iran “committed” to halting its development of enriched uranium for at least 10 years. In return, it had strict economic sanctions lifted and received billions of dollars from the Obama Administration. This cash was very likely used by Iran to fund acts of terror, wars, and purchase weapons to kill Americans and Israelis. This is all a fraud. Iran cannot be trusted. The only way to ensure that a perennially bad and dangerous actor like Iran stops developing nuclear weapons is to destroy its capability to do so and then closely monitor it).

Israel is simply unlike any of the U.S.’s other allies in the world and there are many reasons Americans Passionately love and support it. Those Reasons include its ancient religious history and sacred role as the birthplace of Christianity and origin of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Its eternal significance is founded on its connection and proximity to Christ’s birth, death, resurrection, and ascension into Heaven. They also include God’s promise to Abraham that the Jews were His chosen people and that He would grant to Abraham and his descendants the land that is Israel today. Lastly, Israel has always been America’s Strongest ally in the region and one of its strongest allies in the world.

The Biden Administration must quickly and clearly signal to the world that it will stand with Israel. The U.S. cannot appear to accept that there is any moral equivalence between the actions of Israel and these terrorists. There is none and America undermines its credibility in the world and weakens our trusted ally when it hesitates to decisively note and embrace this fact. As we learned from President Obama’s cowardly and impotent “red line “approach to Syria after it gassed its own people, when the U.S appears to hesitate between good and evil, evil forces like Hamas—and its sponsor, Iran—are emboldened.


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31 thoughts on “We Must Stand With, Protect and Defend Israel

  1. Yep!! MEWHP It is the Professor.

    My poor country.

    I can do nothing to change the direction this country is going. They have their coveted control and will seek further control with packing the court. Vote them out?? How when sane voting laws are being sabotaged. How when the MSM cancels the truth and twists the truth. Repeating. and repeating and repeating the lies until the propaganda is cemented into the minds of every day citizens. What can I do to stop this massive destruction of our financial American strength? What can I do when we are losing our freedom with the insane destruction of our law enforcement? Murder everywhere like the sun setting. Broken security at our borders with drug cartels, criminals and sex and gun trafficking entering non stop. These drugs are from China which goes through to Mexican cartels, then over our borders. Drug overdoses are now the # 1 cause of death (just read that in an article by Reuters). The newest fentanyl is called carfentanyl – the safe dose for elephants which is being mixed with cocaine and marijuana. Overdoses to our citizens here in Louisiana who gets these drugs from the border to Houston to Louisiana. Think of the deaths caused by gangs and bad drug deals. So keep to this political party, close your eyes and let hell enter.

    I am so in favor of helping the innocent migrants. So just do it right. We need ICE and even the NG to help with this. But instead, do away with ICE and let hell enter.

    And so much of what MEWHP has written here. And so much more than that. I need to just give it up and thank my Lord for every day that I am safe, fed and free.

    I just cannot understand minds like the professor. I just cannot!!

    • Old RN,

      I strongly suggest you stop repeating MEWHIP’s lies about me in the NPJ comments section.

      I did not post here under the pseudonym “Diogenes”–or under any other pseudonym. MEWHIP is lying when she says she knows that was me. I’ll leave hiding behind screen names to the likes of you and MEWHIP.

      You must have assumed that because I haven’t posted here for a couple of months that I had stopped reading the NPJ. So you decided you could insult me and lie about me without having any repercussions.

      If you continue to mention me by my name, or by any of the hectoring nicknames you and MEWHIP have come up with for me, I will respond in kind.

      Fair warning: stop insulting me or get ready for blowback.

  2. Diogenes, whoever you are please continue to contribute to this media outlet! It is refreshing to read comments from a person with an informed level of consciousness! I wish I knew who you are! Thanks! Peace!

    • Really Randy? “Comments from a person with an informed level of consciousness.” That is what you think of the drivel written by this person Diogenes? Randy, do believe in God? Do you believe that God led people back before He sent His Son and even after Jesus was crucified, to write what would become the Bible? Do you believe the Ten Commandments? Do you believe that the Israelites are God’s chosen people? You do know it is what the Bible tells us. Do you know the history of the wars in the Middle East, why there is so much hate and it has been going on for years and years? Personally though, unless you know the Bible, it’s teachings and what it tells us, you and Diogenes will lose the battle on the war between Israel and Palestine. You will lose because you don’t know why the USA should support Israel. Now the person who used to accuse us of hiding behind a name not our own, is doing the same thing. That much I would like to know. I think he thought he was so smart he could come in here using a pseudonym and pick up his old ways and tear people down. I know who he is, I know his background, I know he loves to cut down Magnolia trees . That is about as stupid as some of his ridiculous comments about Israel, Christians, racism, and all the other lies that pour from his mouth. He is a man who has lost it because of the hate that fills his mind. He does not frighten me, at all, not does he frighten anyone else he has ever tried to belittle. I will say this, and let these words be like fingernails across the chalkboard. Diogenes, Professor, Rodney, whoever you might be on a daily basis. “IT AIN’T GONNA WORK. YOU CAN’T HIDE, YOUR WORDS SPEAK LOUDLY AND THEY TELL ON YOU.’

      • MEWHP I don’t give a damn what you believe! I am responsible for my soul! I am good with God as I see God! If your God is not my God , then my God is your god’s(with a small “g”)God! You don’t have no idea about my background because I only deal with people on a need to know basis! Do you know the difference between Zionism and Judaism?

        • Randy, and I feel the same. You seem to be good at throwing out the curse words, insulting me and others, throwing out questions but you make no attempt to answer any question I asked you. You can’t have a true question and answer time with anyone. I really don’t feel the need to deal with your insults because someone dared asked you a question you didn’t want to answer. You won’t be mentioned in any of my comments again, so I’m sure you will be gentleman enough to offer me the same consideration.

          • MEWHP you can dish it out but can’t take it! You are the one who first call me out by name! Like you have told others,”I will participate on this forum as I please”! Peace!

          • Randy, please go back and read what I wrote. I said nothing about you. I merely asked if you really believed in all the drivel the writer was dishing out. If you would read what I write with an open mind, maybe you understand it better. You read what I write as though you don’t like me, and I have to wonder why you jumped on my case so quickly. I asked you those questions for one reason only. Not that I doubted your beliefs, because as a Christian who has attended worship services in a Christian Faith based church, and studied the Bible, I know what God says about Israel. The people of Israel are God’s chosen people. God told me that, and I believe that. I also asked if you knew when all the problems started, and I only asked that because I find it to be a most interesting and intriguing story. If you don’t know the entire story, it starts as far back as the Old Testament.

            You really should ease off that hot temper button a bit.

      • The person who goes by the pseudonym “MEWHP” posted the following lies about me here on this site on May 20:

        “Now the person who used to accuse us of hiding behind a name not our own, is doing the same thing. That much I would like to know. I think he thought he was so smart he could come in here using a pseudonym and pick up his old ways and tear people down. I know who he is, I know his background, I know he loves to cut down Magnolia trees . That is about as stupid as some of his ridiculous comments about Israel, Christians, racism, and all the other lies that pour from his mouth. He is a man who has lost it because of the hate that fills his mind. He does not frighten me, at all, not does he frighten anyone else he has ever tried to belittle. I will say this, and let these words be like fingernails across the chalkboard. Diogenes, Professor, Rodney, whoever you might be on a daily basis. “IT AIN’T GONNA WORK. YOU CAN’T HIDE, YOUR WORDS SPEAK LOUDLY AND THEY TELL ON YOU.’”

        “MEWHP,” you lied when you claimed I posted here under the name “Diogenes.” I did not do that. And I can easily prove that I didn’t.

        Further, your wild, personal rant accusing me in print of lying and all sorts of other bad behavior is libelous.

        That means your false, public attacks against me are illegal, MEWHIP.

        To be very clear about it, that means I can take you to civil court and sue you for at least attempting to damage my reputation here in Natchitoches by lying about me in print.

        To resolve this matter, all you have to to is apologize to me in public, here on this site, admit that you lied about me, and promise never to libel me again.

        I’ll take a non-response from you as your refusal to apologize.

        Rodney Allen

        • Oh, come now Randy. Stellly.You really want me to buy that argument. If you want people to see both sides of the argument, why do you always agree with Professor D and try to argue my point down. I’m sure you have heard his argument in HIGH GOVERNMENT POSITIONS before, most of us have also. I don’t buy what you are selling, and won’t buy it next week either. I read what you wrote about his comment. You are a bit like the politicians now. You are forgetting that your words still follow you around. But, I will challenge you, can you see the other side of this discussion, or will you stick with Professor Diogenes, who appears to know nothing about Gods’s Word. Just wondering.
          I just read Rodney’s rant, and I can’t believe some of his statements. He says he is not Diogenes, and he said that what I wrote was illegal. He is as bad off as he ever was. What I THINK is not illegal. Rodney, you really should go on a long vacation again to calm your nerves, or at least go to anger management or take a Prozac. For goodness sake, you are coiled like a rattlesnake, but when you strike at people, the anger in it makes you miss your target. I figured by this time you had seen the mess Biden is making and had retreated to your corner, and that is why you have not posted lately.

          Rodney Allen, don’t you realize comments that we make on here are our opinions. Yes, I thought you might be the new writer of hate, Diogenes. You say you can prove that you are not. I say, GO FOR IT! A lot of folks on here would like to see that info.

          By the way, “KCAB EMOCLEW”

          • You’re a liar, MEWHP.

            Since you refuse to apologize for your lies about me, you should prepare for the truths I will post here revealing what I know about you.

            And don’t imagine you have the ability to make me angry by what you’ve said about me, MEWHP.

            You’re just one more self-righteous, right-wing windbag endlessly braying like an old female jackass over the barbed-wire fence at anyone who doesn’t share your delusions.

            You just amuse me.

            But if you keep up your braying, I’m going to bray back at you.

            I promise you won’t be amused.

  3. AMEN!
    Only God can help America now. We as a nation have been blessed, but I’m afraid that will change if the powers that be continue on their road of hatred and destruction. I fear for my children and their grandchildren. As a mom to 6 children, 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, I tend to want to fix everything wrong. If nothing else, the pandemic, the elections, the hate filled newscasts, have all shown me that all we can do is pray.

    The song we often sing in church, “Many things about tomorrow, we don’t seem to understand, but I know who holds tomorrow and I know who holds my hand.”
    AMEN.

  4. Israel is a lie.
    The “Christian” Evangelical community, notorious for supporting the adulterous, lying, Putin stooge, corrupt former occupant of the White House, know absolutely nothing about the historical situation and blindly support a regime that is blatantly racist (no wonder the white evangelicals support it) and violates international law repeatedly. It’s a pity that their “Christian” morals do not extend to caring about anything but their self-serving distorted interpretation of God’s will, and smugly goose-step to whatever the Israeli government demands of its American lackeys.
    Despite the lies that have been perpetrated by AIPAC, 30% of Palestinians are Christian. When Evangelicals or other so-called “Christians” blindly support the Israeli government, they are allowing war crimes to be committed against members of their own religion.
    But, I guess Jesus is OK with that?

    • In Bethlehem—the little town of Jesus’ birth—only 1 in 5 residents today are Christians (22%). A decade earlier, more than 4 in 5 were believers (84%). The steep decline is reflected in other traditional Christian cities in the Holy Land. In Beit Jala, the Christian majority has fallen from 99 percent to 61 percent. In Beit Sahour, it has fallen from 81 percent to 65 percent.

      When the Ottoman era ended in 1922, Christians were 11 percent of the population of Palestine—about 70,000 people. According to the 2017 census by the Palestinian Authority (PA), they now number 47,000—barely 1 percent. Note that this says, as of 2017, it’s barely 1%, and not the 30% stated by Diogenes. He lies to all again in what he writes. So very typical of him.

      • MEWHP remember at the end of the Ottoman era Palestine included what is now Israel! It was controlled by England! Before the United States recognized Israel as state in 1948 Jews was considered terrorists in Palestine by England! Germany was responsible for the Holocaust! The reason they didn’t give the Jews part of Germany even though Germany was split up and occupied by the Allies was because they didn’t want a Jewish State in Europe! If people knew the difference between Zionism and Judaism they would have a better understanding of what’s happening in the middle east! Peace

        • Randy, my whole point was that the numbers quoted by Diogenes were not correct.

          There are people who do not support Israel, and if that is your belief, I will not change your mind. My theory is if people read the Bible and knew what happened back in the Old Testament, they would have a better understanding of what is happening in the Middle East.

          • MEWHP I appreciate your input to this forum! I also appreciate other informed points of view! I didn’t agree or disagree with Diogenes statements, however I have heard the argument he presented in high government positions! I am truly an old newspaper man! I like to hear intelligent statements on both sides of an issue! Whether I agree or disagree is irrelevant! You came only assume why I make statements on this forum! You know what they say about people assuming! My main motivation is to get as many interesting observations as possible! Peace!

      • Jesus was born in Nazareth, not Bethlehem.

        That’s why everybody called him “The Nazarene.” Both Mary and Joseph were born in Nazareth, as the Bible admits they were.

        The the authors of “The Gospels” changed the historical fact of Jesus’s birth in Nazareth to “fulfill the prophecy” that the Messiah would “Come from the House of David,” which was located in Bethlehem.

        The story that Mary and Joseph had to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem where Jesus was supposedly born “to be taxed” has no historical basis whatsoever. The Romans didn’t require anyone to move to some other town temporarily to be taxed.

        Further, only Mathew and Luke claim Mary was a virgin when Jesus was born. Mark and John never even mention the idea. Paul wrote that “Jesus came from the seed of Joseph: the literal translation of “seed” in Aramaic is “semen.”

        When you claim deep knowledge about the Bible to justify your opinions, you only reveal your ignorance about the complex and sometimes duplicitous motivations of the men who wrote it. They were trying to create a narrative about Jesus that would convert people to their movement. When the facts didn’t support what they were trying to do, they–shall we say–“changed” those facts.

        The ethics Jesus preached were a significate leap forward from the revenge and power ethos of the Romans.

        Let’s concentrate on that–not on superstitious “miracles” pitched to illiterate peasants living two thousand years ago under the cruel thumb of the Romans.

  5. Israel is a lie.
    The “Christian” Evangelical community, notorious for supporting the adulterous, lying, Putin stooge, corrupt former occupant of the White House, know absolutely nothing about the historical situation and blindly support a regime that is blatantly racist (no wonder the white evangelicals support it) and violates international law repeatedly. It’s a pity that their “Christian” morals do not extend to caring about anything but their self-serving distorted interpretation of God’s will, and smugly goose-step to whatever the Israeli government demands of its American lackeys.
    Despite the lies that have been perpetrated by AIPAC, 30% of Palestinians are Christian. When Evangelicals or other so-called “Christians” blindly support the Israeli government, they are allowing war crimes to be committed against members of their own religion.
    But, I guess Jesus is OK with that?

    • Diogenes sounds curiously like the professor. So much hate in his comments, but obviously he does NOT know what the Bible, God’s Holy Word, says about Israel. Could it be, he’s back? The dislike for Christians is obvious, but I guess the real test will come when he starts correcting the way the rest of us commoners write our comments. Old RN, what do you think? How about all of you, do you think it’s the professor.

      • I’m not positively convinced MEWHP that it might be Ye’ Olde Prof ass er
        but i am certain he/she is on their way to an eternity of fire and pain”

      • Well, he is still polluted with hate for Trump. Referred to Trump as adulerous, lying, Putin stooge. Now Biden had a dicey affair with his Sister-in-law. And Harris’s long term affair with a married man. Offending little girls with his unwanted advances. Cover this up!!!!

        Lying to us about where the trillions are going, choosing an African American for vice president, plagerizing speeches from the Kennedy’s, et al, and another student’s paper in law school. And lying about how successful he was in undergraduate, and law school. Cover that up!!!!!

        Acts like he loves African Americans, when he was opposed to busing and integration. Calls Republicans racist. Cover that up!!!!

        Putin stooge: What about a Ukrainian stooge???? And an Iran stooge???
        Cover that up!!!!!

        The Iran stooge gives many dollars (can’t keep up with this America destroying spending), then the Iran stooge gives money to Hamas terrorists) to cause this terrible war. Iran started this, Israel is defending itself. Israel, the Holy Land where Our Lord walked, lived and died that was promised to the Jews. Read some of Jonathan Cahn’s books and see how all of this was prophesied by Isiah. So I defend the Holy Land of God. So MEWHP he is an all hating democrat of anyone who goes against their platform. Hates conservative beliefs from the Bible, such as the murder of abortion, all the while lying to themselves that the baby is not a human being and that the baby does not feel the pain of dismemberment (literally tearing the baby apart, limb, by limb). I see some love here for the mother, but there are 2 people involved.

        Democrats claim they are for love of their neighbor while slandering republicans as being racist. This love of theirs has caused the rapid spreading of hate like back in Jim Crow days. This love (?) has lead to the horror of mutilating the genitalia of children and the taking away of their fertility. These dear, sweet traumatized children, being loved by more trauma? The defunding of police, hating police, the assaults on police, causing police to leave their jobs, causing homicides to be a daily occurrence in many cities, even many in Louisiana. No more protection for America by police. But I guess this is an example of God’s love too.
        America, America, please Lord protect us.

      • “FYI: I am a Christian, just not YOUR kind of Christian (thank God).” Who’s the bigot? You are not a Christian at all with all of the hate you are spewing.

    • I was curious as to Diogenes and why someone would choose that as their screen name. I did some additional reading last night, and found some very interesting information, and I do believe that this person chose a perfect screen name for himself. Diogenes was a Greek Philosopher, and it is said, without a shadow of doubt, that he was a raving lunatic. Many people of his time say he lived more like a beast than a civilized man. This man from ancient Greece was so uniquely bizarre that now there is a behavioral disorder named Diogenes Syndrome. It affects older adults. It occurs in both men and women. The main symptoms are excessive hoarding, dirty homes, and poor personal hygiene.

      Personally, I don’t think I would have chosen this screen name.

  6. There were so many in this country who had and have pure hatred for former President Trump, but was the hate they had really a good reason to not vote for him. Yes, he is arrogant, but so are 9/10 of the politicians and even well-known rich people. Did he make mistakes, I’m sure he did, as we are all humans and we ALL make mistakes. I was watching a news article on former President Reagan, and the comment was made by several people that he was the best President the USA ever had, that he did more for the people of this country, and the economy was booming. My mind immediately went to former President Trump, and how the description of Reagan could apply to his presidency. This country was looking good, the economy was good, the wall was being built, people were not streaming into our country at the rate of thousands per day, and there was peace in the Middle East, we had our own oil so we are not dependent. So many things that made us hopeful. Now what do we have? Increased taxes, higher gasoline prices, thousands and thousands in tents along the border, war in the Middle East, a gas shortage, and many stations without any gas, and so much discord in our country, neighbor against neighbor. There are still questions many have about the current president’s son and the trouble he seemed to have gotten himself into. Will that all be swept under the rug? Will anything ever be told about his daughter’s book? While Trump was questioned on every tiny little thing in his or his family life while he was in office, Biden doesn’t take questions, and he gets angry if anything is asked about his family and all the things we have heard about them. From all the things I’ve heard, it the Biden family should not be family of the year.

    President Trump supported Israel 100%, and was not ashamed to admit that he stood in Israel’s corner. The Bible even tells us that we are to stand with Israel, for they are God’s chosen people. If I remember correctly, Obama did not even treat the people of Israel with politeness, which is wrong for the president of the USA to do. They are one of the only friendly nations in that area, so why the rudeness? Now Biden is doing the same thing. I do NOT agree with him, and I will tell anyone that I believe him to be wrong, very wrong in this decision. Biden needs to do everything in his power to bring peace to the Middle East, but he won’t listen to anyone it appears, except his handlers in the back room.

    This administration worries me. The concern I have over their actions is great. They are continuing to pay a high unemployment rate, so people find it easier to stay home rather than go back to work. People who had rather stay home aren’t thinking. Going back to work will also give them benefits, and it will pay into Social Security so they will have more retirement when they reach retirement age. I guess I simply don’t understand their way of thinking. I am concerned for our country and the people of this country and the decisions they are making. Things need to change, but decisions about the change need to be well thought out and wise. Some demands by some people are just too much and too many. We are for equality, and if it’s not always been so, then that was wrong. We cannot change history, we can only change the future, and that future should be fair to all people. We need to settle down, work together to make this country a better place for all of us, and stop trying to tear up the Constitution or change it so that it is no longer recognizable. The men who wrote the Constitution were wise men. They worked hard, and seemed to have thought things through thoroughly and talked about it endlessly before putting it to paper. They wrote it for the good of the people of the USA. Leave it alone, give back authority to state and local government, and let’s be the proud citizens of the USA again.

  7. Israel must stand! They are God’s chosen people and the only friend and ally we have in an insane and hostile area. The Biden Administration’s lack of action is in fact action that is detrimental to Israel . Every day that weak lip service is the only response is a day that illustrates how we are turning our back to Israel. What is happening there now is deplorable. Christians need to be in fervent prayer for the people of that nation. Let us also pray that the current administration will do what is decent, honorable and strategically the obvious response. How else can we expect God to bless a nation that was founded on Christian principles, the United States of America.

  8. Yes, help protect Israel from the evils in the world. Pray for peace for God’s anointed people and country.

  9. The current administration is responsible for the increase in violence in the Middle East, they restored millions in aid to the Palestinians who then spent it on rockets from Iran so they could bomb Israel. This aid had been stopped by the previous administration and the result was no more rocket attacks. The utter stupidity of the current administration’s foreign policies is mind numbing.

    • The current administration is responsible. These people must undo everything Trump did. It seems they are sympathizers of Palestine. And thus sympathizers of Iran. I guess they think they can be greater than God when they mess with the Holy Land.

      So we are heading for dependence on these Arabs for oil and gas. And other nations as well. Yes the current administration’s foreign policies are mind numbing- factor in Russia and Ukraine, and Biden’s insult to Putin. Now who knows the depth of the Biden administration’s debt to Ukraine? Was the laptop ever fully analyzed? Putin has said to the US: stay away from Ukraine or else. It was a very forceful threat,! So what do we have to look forward to in this case?

      Borders are wide open for anyone to come in. At the cost of our nation’s protection.

      My country is not what it was. May God help us all.

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