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The eastern world, it is exploding
Violence flarin’, bullets loadin’
You’re old enough to kill, but not for votin’
You don’t believe in war, but what’s that gun you’re totin’
And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin’
But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
of destruction.

The other day after posting about an anti-Semitic group Catholic splinter group, I received an Email from a Jblogger friend.

Dear Yid, I can’t bear this. Please tell me I have don’t to worry about the Catholics, in addition to the Arabs, the terrorists, the jihadists, the Islamists and Ahmadinejad. Oh, and the Democrats. And the {expletive deleted} New York Times.

It is a scary thought. But then again, the Jewish People have had to do this for thousands of years. These days most of the Anti-Semitic acts are disguised as Anti-Israel acts. Former Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu says that the first priority of the government of Israel should be to foil the destruction of the Jewish State. He is wrong…it should be the first priority of the entire Jewish People. Our fate is and always has been tied to the land of Israel.

Foil threat of destruction’

Yaakov Lappin

The Israeli government must work to foil Iran’s “attempt to physically destroy the Jewish State”, opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu said during a speech in Jerusalem on Wednesday evening.

The opposition leader was speaking during a three-day conference on the future of the Jewish people, organized by the Jewish People Police Planning Institute (JPPPI).

“The first thing we have to do is foil the attempt to physically demolish the Jewish state. This is a problem that is linked to a global phenomenon,” Netanyahu said.

“I have no doubt that militant Islam will ultimately lose the day, but Nazism was brought down too, and the question is what does it exact from us precisely,” he added.

He described a nuclear-armed Iran as the greatest danger facing the world today, adding that “the president of Iran promises every day to annihilate my country.”

“The future of the Jews has been threatened in the past and is being threatened now by a fanatical movement that places Jew hatred in their front porch. And they’re working to develop nuclear weapons to work out their particular antipathy,” Netanyahu said, addressing Iran.

The Likud chairman said “all means” should be used to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons, especially economic means, “but if they do not succeed, we’ll have to consider stiffer measures,” he added.

“Not only Iran, look at what is happening to Pakistan,” Netanyahu said, adding that a Taliban revolution there would form an “immediate danger.”

Outlining what he described as a “reverse Manhattan project,” Netanyahu said Israel had to forge international alliances and penetrate public opinion abroad to emphasize the Iranian threat.

“A small country like Israel in the face of global assault needs alliances. But be prepared for the possibility that that front does not act,” Netanyahu warned, adding that in such a case, it was up to Israel to act.

Swiping at Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Netanyahu added that the “Israeli government must be concerned with this survival, not with its own survival.”

Netanyahu also attacked the policy of unilateral withdrawal, saying that it had created two Iranian enclaves, one in southern Lebanon, and another in Gaza. “It simply doesn’t work,” he said.

Netanyahu added that Israel had to approach the issue of peace “from a position of strength,” saying that peace would only be possible after Israel’s neighbors became convinced that there was “no hope” of destroying Israel.

“We will need in the forthcoming years in the world in which we are living, of missiles and nuclear weapons, vast expenditures for defenses on the land, air, sea… Ultimately, we will need to continue a sustained rapid economic growth” to pay for such defense, he added.

Casting a historical eye on Jewish history, Netanyahu said that Jews “did not develop a great capacity to see danger in time. We have great talents, abilities as individuals and a collective, but identifying dangers in time is not something we developed.”

“Herzl wrote about the Holocaust over 30 times. This is why he began Zionism,” the Likud chairman added.

“Israel has definitely identified Iran as an existential threat, there’s no question about that. We each have to do what we can in the time we have left.”
According to Netanyahu, “A nuclear-armed Iran threatens Jordan, the Gulf region, and could be emboldened to make military moves. Iran could be the first undeterrable nuclear power.

“You could easily get a fanatic messianic regime here that is undeterrable, and that is the great danger,” he said.

Don’t you understand what I’m tryin’ to say
Can’t you feel the fears I’m feelin’ today?
If the button is pushed, there’s no runnin’ away
There’ll be no one to save, with the world in a grave
[Take a look around ya boy, it’s bound to scare ya boy]

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
of destruction.

Yeah, my blood’s so mad feels like coagulatin’
I’m sitting here just contemplatin’
I can’t twist the truth, it knows no regulation.
Handful of senators don’t pass legislation
And marches alone can’t bring integration
When human respect is disintegratin’
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin’

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
of destruction

Think of all the hate there is in Iran
Then take a look around to the Sudan
You may leave here for 4 days in space
But when you return, it’s the same old place
The poundin’ of the drums, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead, but don’t leave a trace
Hate your next-door neighbor, but don’t forget to say grace

And… tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
You don’t believe
We’re on the eve
Of destruction
Mm, no no, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
of destruction.

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