The just completed meeting of the UN General Assembly featured speakers from every corner of the world.
The rhetoric ranged from silly (Mahmoud Ahmadinejhad’s tribute to the Shi’a messiah) to the slumber inducing (Moamar Qaddafi’s 100 plus minute love affair with the sound of his own voice).
But there was one powerful defining moment.
There have been memorable statements that have defined an era of history as it was about to unfold.
Winston Churchill’s rebuke of Neville Chamberlain:
“You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You have chosen dishonor and will have war.”
John F. Kennedy’s line in the sand:
“There are those who say that communism is the wave of the future..Let them come to Berlin.”
As events unfold in the Middle East, Benjamin Netanyahu’s challenge to the world – “Have you no shame?” – may occupy a similar place.
Unfortunately, Netanyahu’s question has already been answered.
Consider this latest episode of children’s “educational” television from the very people Israel is being pressured to make territorial concessions to in exchange for promises of peace.
It would be one thing if the UN was merely oblivious to the danger presented to Israel by such hate filled fanaticism. But it is quite another to see the same murderous rage that fueled the fires of the Holocaust on display, and blame the victim.
Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying,
“Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
“Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion.” (Psalm 2:1-6)
Check out an excellent analysis of Netanyahu’s speech at Joel Rosenberg’s Flashtraffic Blog.
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