“Thus says the Lord God: ….I am speaking in my jealous wrath, because you have suffered the insults of the nations; therefore I swear that the nations all around you shall themselves suffer insults….
See now, I am for you; and you shall be tilled and sown; and I will multiply your population….No longer will I let you bear the disgrace of the peoples.” (Ezekiel 36:5-7, 9, 15)
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QUESTION: Is there any one race of people who have been more subject to insults than the Jews? COMMON INSULTS: “You dirty Jew.” “Jews are vermin.”
FRONT PAGE STORY: From a front-page story in the highly-regarded, government-controlled Al-Ahram newspaper—Cairo put out this fictional report: Israeli doctors injected 305 Palestinian children with the AIDS virus. (New York Times Magazine, May 11, 1997)
A SERMON FROM A MUSLIM SERVICE: Saudi sheikh Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sudayyis, imam and preacher at the Al-Haram mosque, most important mosque in Mecca. He beseeched Allah to annihilate the Jews and urged the Arabs to give up initiatives. Why? Because the Jews are…
“the scum of the human race, the rats of the world, the violators of pacts and agreements, the murderers of the prophets and the offspring of apes and pigs.” (MEMRI Special Report, no. 11, June 16, 2003)
Educated To Hate Jews: “The hatred of Israel and our obligation to pursue jihad was worked into every subject we discussed in school. Peace was never discussed as an option, and we were made to feel that peace with Israel would bring only shame to our Arab pride. Because of this, the word ‘Jew’ instilled terror into the core of my very being….
Jews were portrayed as devils, pigs, and an evil, occupying foreign force.”
(from Now They call Me Infidel: A Muslim Shahid’s Daughter, Nonie Darwish. New York, Penguin Group, 2006, p. 9) Ms. Darwish lived and attended school in Cairo and Gaza.
Insulting Jews in Today’s Germany: “Heinz Peter Meidinger, head of Germany’s teachers association, said a particular hot spot of anti-Semitism seemed to be schools, many of them in Berlin, where children from migrant families made up between 70% and 100% of students….The very word ‘Jew,’ Mr. Meidinger said, is now a generic term of abuse in some school yards.” (wsj.com/articles’germany-struggles-with-an-unfamiliar-form-of-anti-semitism-1522584002) Observers say that the cult of anti-Semitism is spreading once again.
Very sad to say:
In Russia, the Middle East and other nations, here are examples of ongoing slander against the Jews:
The age-old accusation that Jews have used and still do use the blood of Christian children in making their Passover matzos.
The attempt to spread Jew hatred by accusing the affluent Jews of controlling everything.
In Egypt and Jordan, the lie that Israel distributes drug-laced chewing gum and candy to kill children and to make women sexually promiscuous.
President Assad of Syria once said that Israel “is more racist than the Nazis.
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion remains a best-selling book in present-day Arab countries. Among other slander, it accuses “International Jewry” of “limitless ambition, inexhaustible greed and hatred beyond imagination.” The book purports to expose diabolical aims and methods of world-wide Jewry. Examples: These “elders of Zion” are planning to undermine the morals of the Gentile world, take over the world’s economies, control the press throughout the world and ultimately destroy civilization as we know it. This book, long ago proven to be a fraud, was composed by Russians living under the Czars.
Needless to say, examples of such venom could be multiplied.
NOTE AGAIN THE PROPHECY FROM EZEKIEL: “Thus says the Lord God: ….I am speaking in my jealous wrath, because you have suffered the insults of the nations; therefore I swear that the nations all around you shall themselves suffer insults….”
God the Lord has spoken against those who by both word and deed abused His people. They have spoken with malice towards His people, and He will speak in His jealousy against these nations.
Matthew Henry says: “The righteous God, to whom vengeance belongs will render shame for shame. Those that put contempt and reproach upon God’s people will, sooner or later, have it turned upon themselves…” (Matthew Henry, Ezekiel 36)
A warning: The nations that promote Jew-hatred are having trouble with their economies today. Poverty abounds. The nations that permit Jew-hatred are not as strong as they would like to be. Their growth is stalemated; their citizenry is self-centered; their people are lacking purpose.
The Lord says: “See now, I am for you; and you shall be tilled and sown; and I will multiply your population….No longer will I let you bear the disgrace of the peoples.”