International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

Iran will get the bomb

I met this week with a Member of Congress who is a great friend of Israel and a passionate, faithful supporter of the strong alliance between our country and the Jewish state. At one point, I asked him a question to which I already knew the answer and he was gracious and honest enough to tell me what I already knew: there simply is not the stomach in the United States for a military conflict with Iran. Republicans and Democrats broadly agree on this point. And Iran knows it. Those of us who are active in pro-Israel politics have known this for many years – that the U.S. would not come to the rescue on Iran.  As David Wurmser, former Middle East adviser to former Vice President Cheney, writes in an upcoming article for Israel Hayom, “the cavalry is not going to ride to Israel’s side.”

We should be clear on two points:

First, this is not a failure solely of the Obama Administration. The Iranian nuclear program has been ongoing since the late 80s and finally came to light in 2002 – although it is probable that our intelligence community knew about at least the existence of the reactor at Natanz before that.

Second, this is not just Israel’s problem. A nuclear Iran is a nightmare – and I use that word advisedly – for the entire world. Iran is an international bad actor in a category by itself. It is the world’s largest state-sponsor of terrorism; guilty of murdering civilians in places far away from its own shores. A nuclear Iran will begin a nuclear arms race in the region. It will provide Iran carte blanche to export terrorism, disrupt international markets, and trade in nuclear technology and weapons. It will end the nuclear weapons control regime that has been in place since the end of World War II. It will change the security and stability of the world in which we live. Our children and grandchildren may one day condemn us for allowing it to happen. It’s that bad.

But, at this point, I believe it is going to happen. Our sanctions are insufficient and, even if they were fully applied and the Iranian economy shut down, I believe that the mullahs have decided to develop a nuclear weapon come hell or high water. The United States is not going to attack Iran. And I no longer believe that Israel believes she has military or political ability to do what needs to be done. I hope I’m wrong. I would love to be wrong. But I don’t think I’m wrong.

Which means that, in relatively short order, we’ll be living in a world in which one of the world’s worst regimes has the ability to vaporize a city. And with Iranian missile technology and its vast terror networks, it will soon be any city.

May our children forgive us.

Author: Stand For Israel | August 21, 2012
Posted in:  Uncategorized


What do you think?

  • Rx
    August 30, 2012
    3:15 pm

    In the last presidential election of 2008, a substantial majority of Jewish-American voters mystifyingly voted for Obama for President, rather than McCain. If it happens again in the upcoming presidential election, then the nation of Israel will know that the majority of the American Jewish population have betrayed their Jewish homeland, and the future of the state of Israel, by continuing to re-elect Obama when he clearly doesn’t support Israel, like most evangelical Christians and most conservative Republicans tend to. It’s a real shame that the majority of Jewish Americans who vote for Obama are either ignorant or traitorous to the nation of Israel.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Josie
    August 29, 2012
    12:26 pm

    God will fight for Israel,we must continue to believe & support them. Israel is a nation specifically chosen by God. No one can stand against God, he is king & he is ruler of everything!

    Reply to this comment »
  • Charlie
    August 26, 2012
    11:57 am

    I believe in prayer and that we should all be in prayer daily for Israel and our own country United States. I do believe we are living in the last days and that God is still in control.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Gerald
    August 25, 2012
    10:53 am

    its true that God will fight an never alow any one up root his people again.just look at Ezekiel 38,39 what does God say,Israel may go it alone with Iran but there not alone .

    Reply to this comment »
  • michael
    August 25, 2012
    6:44 am

    G-D’S word says.”No weapon formed against you will prosper”

    Reply to this comment »
  • yuval
    August 24, 2012
    5:45 am

    Leave it to Bibi to do the job
    iran will be ion shambles long before it can launch a bomb
    The US will be in shambles for having done nothing

    Reply to this comment »
  • don
    August 23, 2012
    11:00 pm

    not to worry, israel will take them out no question. im convienced.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Scott
    August 23, 2012
    9:40 pm

    God always wins. This is easy one chose. Amen

    Reply to this comment »
  • Beatrice
    August 23, 2012
    9:27 pm

    Israel went in alone in Iraq and Syria to destroy their nuclear facilities. If America gets involved, it will become a huge war. Israel will do better to handle it alone using modern methods including a cyber-attack. America has never been involved in any of Israel’s wars, and hopefully, this won’t become a war, but simply a surgical strike necessary for self defense.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Robert
    August 23, 2012
    9:11 pm

    God is calling his chosen back to his homeland. Look at God’s track record(His Word). Then tell me he is calling them home to destroy them. That’s not happening, That’s not God talking, that is fear talking and fear isn’t of God. It’s from Satan and Satan is a liar and the father of it. Let’s stop looking at the way it looks and look at the truth(The Words of our Father which is in Heaven).

    Reply to this comment »
  • Kenneth
    August 23, 2012
    9:02 pm

    I for one a vet V/N 1969, and can still shoot. I think a lot of vet’s thank the same way. We can probably catch a ride on one of the air lines. But we will be there.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Lawrence
    August 23, 2012
    8:49 pm

    The fact that Iran has had nuclear aspirations for many years is not Obama’s fault. But, since day one this administration has proven time and again who he sides with in the middle east and it certainly isn’t Israel. I have heard a lot of criticism from Obama and his cronies about how afraid they are Israel will strike Iran. What I don’t here is any plan of action to protect Israel from Iran so Israel won’t feel the need to take action. Obviously this plan must be kept top secret but there clearly is no blueprint for an actual plan of action by the U.S. Also, I wouldn’t count out Israels capability of responding to this situation. Let’s keep in mind, Israel is clearly the most powerful military in the middle east and ranks up there in the world, this is the only reason they survive today and we don’t know the full capabilities of Israel’s military prowess, they will do whatever they need to in order to survive. But, the reality is that Israel should not have to live in a constant warzone. If the stakeholders of the world did their job, Israel’s problems with the Arabs could be greatly alleviated. If we had a clean U.N. with moral integrity that wasn’t corrupt and got rid of back room deals, monetary kickbacks, and amoral human rights commissions that levy phony sanctions and human rights violations against Israel but completely ignores the murderous trechery that Israel faces daily at the hands of the Arabs. If we had an EU that spent more time assisting Israel against Arab agression instead of orchastrating boycotts and bigoted, insiteful events like the “flotilla.” and yes, if we had a President who spent more time treating Israel more like the true ally they are and less time dictatating where they could build in their own country, recommendations to return to the 67′ borders, and pressuring Israel to accept self defeating proposals but asking nothing of the Arabs. If all of this was done the way it should have been, Israel would be able to live like normal human beings, without constant fear of Arab death and destruction. After the Holocaust, there should have been an absolute effort that there would not only be no more gas chambers but that we would no longer allow anyone to threaten the peace and security of the Jewish people. Tragically, it’s clear to see we didn’t make any such covenent and as a result Israel and the Jewish people around the world are still battling our antagonizors. The names of our tormentors have changed. But, our plight remains the same.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Oscar
    August 23, 2012
    6:09 pm

    I feel that the people of Israel needs to look at Isaiah 31:1, “Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD.” God has taken care of Israel from the start he will not leave them, God may use the United States he may not. Ezekiel 38 shows God will fight for Israel in the last days. Either by a proxy nation like The United States or God himself Israel has the backing of the super power of the universe.

    Reply to this comment »
    • Haydee
      August 26, 2012
      9:22 pm

      You are very right! Israel Doesn’t need anyone. If they trust God He will defeat her enemies.

      Reply to this comment »
  • Aaron
    August 23, 2012
    8:09 am

    I typed Jonathan Greenberg into my search line and oddly enough the first page I opened said, meet Jonathan Greenberg, ordained a Rabbi in 2006 etc., and running for senator, etc., and a good friend of one republican senator in particular, etc., etc. I agree that Congressmen and, or, and, or, don’t always tell the truth.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Jon
    August 22, 2012
    11:32 pm

    I’m saddened by the hopeless tone, but not surprised. There is only one reason the US has not done anything substantive: our malevolent and incompetent President. Tens of millions of Americans strongly support Israel, and a majority support it generally. Obama is in defiance of this sentiment. After Obama is out of office, the new President will help Israel. The question is: can Israel last until then? Or maybe I should ask: can Israel last until then without needing to use its considerable nuclear capability on Iran.
    Until then, Israel has many allies of shared interests, not the least of which is Saudi Arabia, who has a lot to lose with a nuclear Iran.
    Is the situation dire? Yes.
    Hopeless? HELL NO!!
    Netanyahu is a capable leader who will make the best of a bad situation, which, really, is all anyone can ever do.


    Reply to this comment »
  • Margaret
    August 22, 2012
    8:21 pm

    It is true…. it is in the Bible. In the end those that go against Israel will loose, and every word that God has spoken about Israel will come into being..for God is not a man that He should lie….

    Reply to this comment »
  • M
    August 22, 2012
    8:17 pm

    Michael… it is true…you will find what you need to know in the Bible

    Reply to this comment »
  • JanSuzanne
    August 22, 2012
    4:08 pm

    I believe that Israel will find a way to delay and hurt the Iranian nuclear goals…just check out the 2 computer viruses that set them back without hurting a single human being. I think that the Bibi government has another plan that will set the Iranian back for quite sometime without killing people. It is an EMP and they should not hesitate to use it before the November elections.

    Reply to this comment »
  • Mal
    August 21, 2012
    3:44 pm

    The God Who is there is a promise keeper and His Name is not Allah. Trust God.

    Reply to this comment »
    • Christopher
      August 23, 2012
      7:56 am

      The God of Israel is in control of the situation.He said I will bless those who bless the apple of his eye and curse those whoIsrael. What chance Iran has got. Those mad men of Iran will only destry themselves.

      Reply to this comment »
  • michael
    August 21, 2012
    3:18 pm

    I never believe the “comments” from an unnamed source, no matter who the author of the piece is. And since I have never heard of Rabbi Greenberg, I can’t take his “word” that the conversations, comments and beliefs that he attributes to an unamed “member of Congress” were ever said or are correct. My experience is that both “Congressmen”… and “Rabbis”… don’t always tell the truth.

    Reply to this comment »

Share your comments

First Name:
Last Name: (Remains Private)
Email Address: (Remains Private)
What are your thoughts?
Read our Terms of Agreement

"informing, equipping and mobilizing individuals and churches to support the
State of Israel"

Rabbi’s Commentary
Gratefulness Makes the Soul Great

Thanksgiving is one of the rare times we come together to reaffirm the good we have received from God, both as a nation and as individuals…

Read Rabbi Eckstein's message »


The Latest from

Follow us on Twitter »