I respect Joseph Farah, and I understand his point in his essay “I give up on Israel“:
So I’m through making excuses for Israel. I’m through trying to understand the incomprehensible moves of a self-flagellating nation. I’m through trying to point out the moral rightness of a state and a people who themselves fail to discern right from wrong.
Like Jesus 2,000 years ago, I look at Jerusalem today and I weep.
I know I speak for many Jews and Christians throughout the world who see Israel’s surrender as a cowardly betrayal, a sign that the Jewish state puts more faith in Washington and “international diplomacy” than in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Israel has made the mistake many times throughout history of turning away from their God. Israel has made the mistake many times throughout history of putting faith in kings and men over the promises of Heaven. Israel has made the mistake many times throughout history of compromise with its ruthless enemies who seek not only the destruction of the Jews but the oppression of their own people.
Enough of “land for peace.” It has never worked — not in Israel’s history, nor in any other nation’s history. Enough of retreat. Enough of unilateral withdrawals. Enough of staged surrender. Enough of the appeasement with evil. Enough of the madness.
Compromise with evil is evil. And that’s what Israel is doing. As for me and my house, I will not be a part of it. I will continue to serve the Lord and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
One thing is for certain. That peace will not come under the leadership of men like Ehud Olmert and Ariel Sharon. If the Israeli people want to disengage, it should be from so-called “leaders” like this — “leaders” in the image, likeness and tradition of Neville Chamberlain.
This is all true. Israel should not compromise with its ruthless enemies. Israel should not believe in “land for peace,” which has been proven hollow again and again — as any understanding of the jihad ideology would have shown Israeli leaders at the outset, if they had ever cared to look into it. Olmert and Sharon are more like Chamberlain than Israel can afford them to be.
But even if Israel has more faith in “Washington and ‘international diplomacy’ than in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,” does that mean that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has turned against them? I’m still hoping for a Churchill to follow these Chamberlains, and even if one doesn’t turn up, I’m not going to give up, ever, not on Israel, not on Europe, not on America. As long as there is any pocket of resistance to Sharia and caliphate, I will be in it.
Will this mean an ever-dispiriting series of cultural and societal defeats and retreats, until there is literally nothing left? So be it. Pelayo was once in the same situation. If necessary, I will follow his example.