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January 21, 2003

What is Israel? What is Zionism? Why is it so important?

Why are so many, even non-Jews, willing to defend Zionism and the tiny desert country of Israel as a Jewish homeland?

Let's forget all the barbarism and inhuman cruelty the arabs and others throw at Israel on a daily basis and there is still an extremely important reason if not to simply support good in its fight against evil.

Israel is the one and only worldwide refuge for the smallest wost widely persecuted religious minority in history and its shrinking population, the Jewish people.

If nothing else, Israel is a sanctuary (somewhat; surrounded by 300 million hostiles in 22 arab muslim states then Europe et al. in a tiny bit of land (hardly the size of New Jersey)), a respite from the 2,000+ years of continuous ethnic brutality by most everyone else.

French Jews are fleeing France to move to Israel!
Let me say that again; Europeans are moving to the frontlines of the war on terror for safety from violent and hateful Europeans.

Israel is a place were a hunted endagered disappearing people can get a fighting chance for survival from the rest of the hostile world bent on their demise for over 2,000 years and still trying.

When the Argentinian crisis began last year everybody's easiest scapegoat was again attacked and Argentinian Jews left to gain refuge in Israel right at the height of the arab terrorist attacks last year this time.

In 1948 899,000 Jews in arab countries were expelled, became refugees, and were fortunate to be able to gain refuge within the fledgling state of Israel.

After the Soviet Union Collapsed and anti-semitism became public again millions of Russian Jews went to Israel.

When the Ethiopian Jews were holding on to their last straw, dying from retribution and hunger Israel was the only country who came to rescue each and everyone they could. There are still more Ethiopian Jews being rescued.

That is why Israel is so vital and important to us all.
It is so we can all regain our courage and humanity back by fighting for goodness and honesty in the face of tremendous and unending evil and brutality.
Our humanity is broadly displayed by our contenance, by our badge of grace under fire in the defense of the righteous, in the worst of times, and in trying circumstances.

If you can not see how important Israel is, you do not value the basic principles of humanity and good will.

"Never give in. Never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
- Sir Winston Churchill

"Sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O Union, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate!"
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom."
- John F. Kennedy