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Monday, 8 May 2006
Israel in the crosshairs

As you know I visit the site Anglicans for Israel regularly, as do several of my friends at the church where I worship.

This is a featured article by Charles Krauthammer on the threat to Israel and the Jews, originally published at

 And now, in 2006, for the first time since then (135AD), there are once again more Jews living in Israel -- the successor state to Judea -- than in any other place on earth.....

......With every year, as the Jewish population continues to rise in Israel and decline in America (and in the rest of the Diaspora), Israel increasingly becomes, as it was at the time of Jesus, the center of the Jewish world......

......But, in a cruel historical irony, doing so required concentration -- putting all the eggs back in one basket, a tiny territory hard by the Mediterranean, eight miles wide at its waist. A tempting target for those who would finish Hitler's work.

His successors now reside in Tehran......

....The logic is impeccable, the intention clear: A nuclear attack would effectively destroy tiny Israel, while any retaliation launched by a dying Israel would have no major effect on an Islamic civilization of a billion people stretching from Mauritania to Indonesia......

When Iran's mullahs acquire their coveted nukes in the next few years, the number of Jews in Israel will just be reaching 6 million. Never again?

Posted on 05/08/2006 3:45 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
8 May 2006
Send an emailMary Jackson

Just one thing I'd take issue with is the description of Iran as an Islamic "civilisation". There is no such thing.