The Israeli prime minister offered the Golan Heights territory to Syria if they promised to break with Iran and Palestinian terror groups. First, this prime minister is hugely unpopular inside Israel, and by this deal he just guaranteed he will never be re- elected. Second, how on earth can anyone believe that Syria, if it promises to play nice, will? The only promise the extremist regimes are intent on keeping is the one to see Israel erased off the map, and by this deal, they have more ammunition to do it.
This just proves Fred Thompson’s point, that Israel, even though it has the military might to easily win the war that Islamist extremists are waging against it, bends over backwards in restraint in using it, even to its own detriment — UNLIKE the extremists, who take every inhumane advantage (like using women and children as shields) and are protected by the media and even groups like the UN and Amnesty International in doing so. In a side note, this deal was approved by the Bush administration. I hope the real truth isn’t that this deal was pushed by the Bush administration; if so, hold onto your hats for the next 24 hours, people.
So what is the conclusion? God is on the side of the Jews (and the Church) even when their unpopular prime ministers (and presidents) make decisions like this one. If Syria ends up possessing the Golan, and attacks Israel from there as they have already twice in Israel’s post- 1948 history, God will still protect His inheritance, and Damascus is still sitting under a huge sword of Damocles hanging by a very thin thread.