Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Israeli Ambassador To U.S. Says Iran Must Be Stopped

Israeli Ambassador To U.S. Says Iran Must Be Stopped

"They must be stopped" were the words of newly appointed Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Sallai Meridor, in describing the situation with Iran, its sponsoring of terrorism and its developing nuclear program. He said, "Iran is a threat to the region, to Israel, to humanity. They must be stopped." He compared the Iranian regime to that of the rising Adolf Hitler as he gradually came to power and murdered over six million Jews during World War II. Ambassador Meridor said that Iran "must not have nuclear weapons." Meridor said Israel was committed to peace first so that Israeli leadership "can say they have done all they can do to the children (of Israel) who will be called upon to fight."

There were no delusions about Iran's intent during a recent gathering at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. Over two hundred Christians and Jews gathered at the Sixth Annual Israel Solidarity Event on May 4 to show support for the nation who has the most to lose if Iran acquires or builds a nuclear weapon. Meridor told the group in no uncertain terms his disposition on Iran. He said the nations should not trade with Iran, a veiled criticism of Russia and China, both permanent members of the United Nations Security Council who have been blocking trade sanctions against Iran at the protection of their own self interests.

While after nearly three years of wrestling with Iran over its nuclear program, the nations are continuing to try to reach an agreement with Iran over abiding by the nuclear nonproliferation treaty to no avail. Meantime, the U.S. and Russia are discussing whether to place some sort of trade embargo on the rogue terrorist sponsoring nation. But all the while, there seems to be a lack of diplomatic backbone to call the situation what it is: A terrorist sponsoring nation trying to use its relationships with Russia, China and North Korea to develop a nuclear bomb and a missile delivery system to deliver it.

Israeli sources say that Israel expects another attack this summer from Hezbollah in the North and, perhaps at the same time, from Hamas in the South. Preparations are also being made in case Syria attacks Israel from its border on the Golan Heights. Russia has been Iran's best partner in developing weapons and missile technology. According to the prophecy of the Bible, Russia and Iran will lead other nations in an attack against Israel in the latter days. Russia and Iran will be destroyed in a miraculous battle where after the battle those who dwell in Israel will set fires to the weapons, according to Ezekiel 39:9, "and they will make fires with them for seven years." Some believe this marks the beginning of the Great Tribulation. How close are we to that very day and are you ready?

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry