On Passover, Jews around the world recite a passage from the Haggadah that strikes a note both poignant and defiant.
In every generation they [our enemies] rise up against us to destroy us, but the Holy One Blessed Be He saves us from their hands.
But Judaism does not place faith in faith alone. Man is born with free will and G-d expects us to exercise that free will in order to do what is right.
Jewish law holds—as does common sense—that it is incumbent to strike preemptively at your enemies before they attack you. Because Jewish history shows with Newtonian certainty that when people threaten to kill Jews — they mean it.
Our IslamoNazi enemies in Tehran have made it quite clear that they intend to annihilate the Jewish State. Barack Obama has, at the same time, made it even more clear, that he couldn’t care less about Israel or the Jewish people. To this doctrinaire Marxist who has made common cause with Jew-haters for his entire academic and political career, Israel is just an annoying and illegitimate neocolonial outpost in the Middle East.
In every generation they rise up.
The surprise is that the American people and 74% of American Jews rose up and freely elected one of our bitterest foes.
A few photos to enjoy over the next few days.