, Newburyport, MA


November 21, 2012

Anderson: Standing up for Israel


The Arab border countries immediately attacked. Israel won. The Arabs attacked again in 1967 — I remember the Six Day War, which the Israelis won, picking up now-disputed land in the process. In 2005, they agreed to turn over part of the area to the Palestinians. Terrorist organization Hamas used its new space to launch more rockets at Israel. This month, it stepped up the attacks.

So where does history go from here? If Israel falls, terrorism wins; evil wins, as it almost won in WWII.

I do wish the United Nations had given the Jews Germany instead of Israel, and left the terrorists to live in ignorance on their oil. After we taught the necessary lesson in Afghanistan, and once we made (and make) sure that no country has weapons of mass destruction to use against us and our other allies, it would be nice to be out of there. As young Israelis now face death and wounds from an invasion, young Americans and members of the Coalition of the Willing have died and been disabled in the Middle East. Now that the United States is poised to become energy-independent, there is no other reason for us to be there than defense of Israel against barbarians.

As Washington, D.C., tries to find a rational immigration policy, it should start by inviting Israelis to come here, where their brains, industry and courage will enhance the American dream as long as they don’t join the liberal American Jews who vote, incredibly, for Big Government and for gun control.

In the meantime, we prayed at the rally in Swampscott, on behalf of our brothers and friends: “Peace to you, I wish the best for you.” I hope we have this to be thankful for, on our American Thanksgiving Day.

Here is a related item for which I am thankful this week: My nephew (from my second marriage) Benjamin Morse has just published the children’s Bible (Part 1, Old Testament) that he’s been working on for eight years. “The Oldest Bedtime Story Ever” from the Bible Beautiful Series is a joyous work of art. With his two master’s degrees, one in biblical interpretation at Oxford University and the other in modern art at the Courtauld Institute in London, Ben has created an amazing book using his medium of cutout figures and colorful patterns, with whimsical touches like Noah’s family wearing yellow rain slickers, and charming narrative.

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