Biblical Audio Commentary – Israel’s Dependence on the U.S. & Why
Have you ever wondered why Israel seems to be so dependent on the United States for its military activities? If so, wonder no more, as I’ll tell why that’s the case, and who caused Israel to be a welfare queen to America.
In pursuit of victory and annihilation of the terrorists who attacked her to begin the Israel-Hamas War, Israel has been subject to the outsized hand of the United States which is attempting to direct Israel’s war efforts. Not only that, but Israel has been on the receiving end of double-speak by our illustrious leaders in the Biden Regime.
One side of the mouth says Israel is our greatest ally, and we’ll always do what’s right by them; the other side says to take it easy on Hamas and the “Palestinian” “civilians” because we still want them involved in a Two-State solution.
The fact of the matter is that there can never be such an agreement. First, God gave the land of Israel to the Jews. Period. Any attempts to thwart that are subject to His Genesis 12:3 curse:
“I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Believe me: God does not mess around with those who violate His Word.
Secondly, as has been pointed out numerous times over the years, the Palestinians never lose an opportunity to lose an opportunity. It’s astounding what Israel has been willing to give up in the interest of peace (unfortunately, not trust God and His Word in the process), but despite almost neutering themselves as they agreed to give up precious land within Israel, by the grace of God that’s never totally happened. (Maybe because God hasn’t allowed it?).
The Palestinians have always walked away from every deal, leaving themselves empty-handed, and Israel shaking their heads at the stupidity of their foe and wondering at their good luck in not being completely reduced to an incredibly defenseless position. The Palestinians don’t want peace; they want the annihilation of Israel – essentially the whole enchilada “from the River to the Sea.” In other words, they want to enact genocide on the Jewish people. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool who doesn’t understand God nor His Word, which is absolute.
What will happen with this foolish people who think they can take on the God of the Bible is that He will completely turn the tables and cause Israel to devote to destruction Hamas and the Palestinians, plus all her surrounding neighbors who hate the Holy One of Israel. The same will eventually happen to Iran, Turkey, and Russia.
There were certain enemies in ancient times where God required His Chosen People to totally eliminate those whose every intent was Israel’s own destruction. Instead, with God’s blessing, Israel achieved total victory with nothing left of their foes. That will happen in this day once again. Watch and see.
But our original theme is how Israel got to the point of such dependency on America. It’s hard to believe, but much of that reliance came about through the actions of one person in Israel. Obviously, it takes a village of idiots to enact stupid rules and regulations – thank you, Hillary Clinton – and this is certainly the case in Israel. However, a leader determined to destroy his nation can do significant harm – just ask us here in America as we watch our disintegration because of Joe Biden being in the Oval Office.
Israel’s one-man wrecking crew is Ehud Barak. This man has been an influential prime Minister in Israel along with previously being the Chief of the Israeli Defense Forces. Because of his being in these influential positions, Barak has had significant impact of Israeli policies.
This quote from the linked article facetiously titled “Israel is the Reason the Ceasefires haven’t Lasted” that comes from the Jewish Virtual Library gives us our first insights into where this man’s loyalties lie:
“In 2000, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered to withdraw from 97 percent of the West Bank and 100 percent of the Gaza Strip. In addition, he agreed to dismantle 63 isolated settlements. In exchange for the 3% annexation of the West Bank, Israel would increase the size of the Gaza territory by roughly a third. Barak also made previously unthinkable concessions on Jerusalem, agreeing that Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem would become the capital of the new state. The Palestinians would maintain control over their holy places and have “religious sovereignty” over the Temple Mount. The proposal also guaranteed Palestinian refugees the right of return to the Palestinian state and reparations from a $30 billion international fund that would be collected to compensate them.”
Ehud Barak is obviously not someone who reads the Torah. If he did, and he actually feared Yahweh, there’s no way he would have gone anywhere near this arrangement. As it turned out, as noted earlier, the Palestinians, led by Yassar Arafat, rejected this offer. Why? Because Arafat wanted the Palestinians to continue their campaign of terror against Israel so as to destroy her and take over the land for themselves. This particular denial of peace resulted in another five years of conflict and the death of 1,000 Israelis.
Naturally, Ehud Barak wasn’t finished attempting to shipwreck Israeli sovereignty. Caroline Glick, who I strongly recommend you follow to understand what’s really happening in Israel, posted an article titled: Rising from the Ruins of a Generation of Failed Doctrines. In this piece she outlines another aspect of the damage that Barak has done to his nation. As you’ll see, this is devastating:
The primary author of the “small and smart IDF” doctrine was Ehud Barak, who served as Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces. . .
As Maj. Gen. Yitzhak Brick, (retired) who served as the IDF ombudsman for 10 years, has documented, operating under the spell of Barak’s doctrine, the IDF shut down multiple reserve divisions. It cut its artillery forces by 50%. Armored brigades were shut down. The reserve force was reduced by 80% between 2003 and 2017. The non-commissioned officer corps was gutted. The bulk of the IDF budget and nearly all the U.S. military aid were diverted to the Air Force—the strategic arm of the “small, technological and lethal” IDF.
The doctrine was repeatedly exposed as a farce, but to no avail. The air force didn’t defeat the Palestinian terror factories in Judea and Samaria in 2002. The ground forces did. The air force never had a response to missiles from Hezbollah to the north and Hamas to the south. Without regional brigades defending the borders, Israel’s “peacetime” borders with Jordan on the east and Egypt at its west became highways for weapons smugglers.
This brings us to the second underlying assumption that guided Israel’s security establishment for the past generation. This assumption, also championed by Barak, asserted that Israel’s most important strategic asset was the United States.
Under the spell of Barak’s U.S. dependence doctrine, Israel gutted its domestic military production capabilities. Nearly everything that it had produced domestically—from uniforms to rifles to bullets, to artillery and tank shells—was shut down. Thousands of military industry workers lost their jobs. Knowledge was lost. The contracts moved to the United States. Even projects developed jointly by Israeli engineers financed by America were transferred to the United States for production. So it happened that Israel’s Iron Dome missiles are solely produced in the United States.
Along with Barak, the dependence doctrine’s biggest champions were the air force generals. Under their leadership, Israel’s air force effectively became a U.S. asset. The air force cannot operate without U.S. platforms, spare parts and bombs. All air force ordnance is made in America.
That’s pretty telling, isn’t it? This is why the US can weasel its way into all the strategic meetings of the Israeli government and attempt to direct IDF military tactics. We are Israel’s manufacturing base. Without America resupplying her, Israel has nothing with which to conduct war activities. No bunker buster bombs, no bullets, not even fighter jets.
Israel is literally our welfare recipient when it comes to military ordnance.
Because of this, I firmly believe – as I’ve previously noted – that a time will come – probably sooner rather than later – that the US will tell Israel how to conduct the war, Israel will say no, and we will cut the purse strings. Israel will be left without the means to either conduct an offensive war or a defensive one.
Is Iran waiting to unleash Hezbollah until this situation develops? One way or another, Israel will be left completely helpless from a natural perspective.
When that happens, is anybody willing to bet against God coming to the aid of His Chosen People? It may not be a direct intervention like will occur in Ezekiel’s War, but you know God will show up.
Psalm 83 speaks of God acting in the manner that He did during the time of Judges. Note Psalm 83:9-18 in this respect:
Do to them as you did to Midian,
as to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,
who were destroyed at En-dor,
who became dung for the ground.
Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,
all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
who said, “Let us take possession for ourselves
of the pastures of God.”
O my God, make them like whirling dust,
like chaff before the wind.
As fire consumes the forest,
as the flame sets the mountains ablaze,
so may you pursue them with your tempest
and terrify them with your hurricane!
Fill their faces with shame,
that they may seek your name, O Lord.
Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever;
let them perish in disgrace,
that they may know that you alone,
whose name is the Lord,
are the Most High over all the earth.
In these instances, what happened? Sisera was the general of Jabin’s army. You’ll recall that he was fleeing from the Israelites and took refuge in the tent of an ally. Heber’s wife Jael deceived Sisera with false comfort and ended up driving a tent peg into his skull. Because of her actions against the Midianites, she received the glory as the heroine of the narrative. In other words, God used one of His people in an unusual way to achieve victory.
Midian was again cited as Israel’s enemy in the second instance of Psalm 83 during the time of Gideon, who captured and killed the two princes, Oreb and Zeeb. Subsequently, Gideon pursued the two kings, Zebah and Zalmunna, so as to kill them.
There’s an interesting detail concerning this aspect of Gideon’s victory. Here is Judges 8:21b:
And Gideon arose and killed Zebah and Zalmunna, and he took the crescent ornaments that were on the necks of their camels.
Although Islam denies that the crescent moon and star are important symbols within the religion, it is widely used nonetheless. We see it on many Islamic flags. To that end, I find it fascinating that this Gideon account notes that symbol; and because there is a strong possibility in my estimation that the Israel-Hamas War will morph in to the Psalm 83 War, maybe there is a connection that we shouldn’t be too quick to dismiss.
The point of the death of these princes and kings is that the leaders in Midian were all killed. Think about that and how Israel has vowed to eliminate all Hamas leaders, pursuing them to the ends of the earth.
In summary, from a Scriptural perspective, God will not allow Israel’s destruction. One way or another, He will lead them to a resounding victory.
Oh, one more little tidbit. The Midianites are identified as being Ishmaelites (Judges 8:24). Note that Psalm 83 references this people group as among those neighboring countries that will come against Israel in this expansive confederacy. Thus we have another connection, i.e. Saudi Arabia, for what I think will come about over the next year or so.
Watch the developments of this current war in Israel closely. See what America does and how we eventually let Israel dangle on a string, being completely on her own. And watch God work in mysterious ways. He will preserve those He considers His own.