I should be frightened.
With everything that is going on… with all the existential threats… Coupled with my return to Israel over the next few months…
You’d think that I would be petrified. Shaking in my boots. You’d think that any thought of returning to Israel would be the last thing that I’d want to do.
But, I am returning to Israel – and paying a fairly hefty price for that return, I might add.
Because I believe in miracles. Oh, I believe in lots of other things too, and I can certainly point to many other reasons why I am returning to Israel. But, the main one is miracles. I believe in them.
It’s a miracle that IsraelÂ has survived this long.Â Israel has survived in ways that defies logic and explanation. Threats to her existence have been defeated in such anÂ extraordinary way, that… well, it’s a miracle. There is just no other way to describe it.
And, I want to be in a place whereÂ miracles happen.
Of course, I haven’t told you about why I should be frightened.
I know that you are ready for me to tell you that Iran is at the top of my list ofÂ the frightful. But, are you ready for me to tell you aboutÂ Russia and even China? How about the neutralization of Europe? Ready for thatÂ one too?
I didn’t think so.
On the backÂ of high oil prices, Russia is awash withÂ enough cash to start thinking about empire, and there is a great deal of evidence that it is doing so. They are shaking hands and selling arms. They are building nuclear reactors to Iran, as well as providing diplomatic cover for terrorist regimes.
China has also been involved, but much less so. They’ve had their fingers in Darfur. Chinese arms have been appearing in Iran – and other places. Worse is the inevitable confrontation that looms between the US and China over world dominance. China sees itself as an emerging super power and has been more than willing to act against US interests.
And, the fact that Europe has become less and less willing to act against extremists means that Israel has fewer and fewer natural allies.
And, let’s not forget that the mullahs in Iran are increasingly desperate to bring in the Mahdi – who seems to be unable to come if Israel continues to exist.
So like I said, I should be frightened.