As I have written Israel´s Prime Minister Netanyahu is ina very difficult situation:
1) He and his wife are being investigated for Corruption on several counts – and the evidences against them are weighty:
Philip Giraldi 8 Sept. 2017: One of the truly great things about Israel is that while they have a lot of corrupt politicians, just like everywhere else, they actually investigate, indict, prosecute, convict and send them to jail. The betting is that Netanyahu will soon be in prison, so he has been responding in the time-honored fashion by threatening his neighbors and hinting at the possibility of increased military action and even war. If there is a war going on, he believes, probably correctly, that no one will want to remove him.
Recently Henry Kissinger spelled out the new line of strategic thinking which Israel is already exploiting to make its case. Per Kissinger, the impending defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq will create a power vacuum which will open the door to the creation of an “Iranian radical empire,” a more evocative version of the “land bridge” warning, which he refers to as a “territorial belt reaching from Tehran to Beirut.” As Iran is also fighting ISIS, Kissinger warns against complacency, that “in the contemporary Middle East…the enemy of your enemy is also your enemy.”
Israel has been pushing hard on Washington, recently having sent a high-level combined intelligence and military delegation to confer with National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster and Special Mideast Envoy Jason Greenblatt to explain the alleged Iranian threat. And the neocon chorus is also signaling that it expects the Trump Administration to do something.
From Netanyahu’s point of view, it is far better to stage an incident that brings in Washington and then allows Uncle Sam to do the heavy lifting.
Donald Trump himself was angry at the State Department in July because it had certified that Tehran was in compliance with the nuclear pact signed last year and Congress also vented its anger by initiating new sanctions against Iran. The next certification is due in October and the president would clearly like to have a good reason, contrived or actual, to break the agreement.
Trump WANTS to do Israel’s bidding and attack Iran but is frustrated by the fact that Iran has done nothing to justify such an attack. See also here, “Iran complies with nuclear deal, says UN monitor, contradicting Trump.” If Trump is hopping mad, it’s because he is being told, “You have no valid reason to attack Iran — they’ve done nothing wrong.” [LD]
Speculation in Israel is that some kind of preemptive strike is being planned, possibly directed against an Iranian target inside Syria.
Wikipedia Philip Giraldi is a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and a columnist and television commentator who is the Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest.
2) To this comes something vital for Netanyahu: Amalek!
Amalek was a grandson of Esau – Israel´s brother and eternal enemy.
According to the Bible, Amalek was the first enemy that Israel encountered after the crossing of the Sea of Reeds. Acc. to archaeology the stay of the Israelites in Egypt and the wandering in the desert of Sinai for 40 years is unhistorical. (Of the Old Testament, Christ only confirmed the prophecies and the 10 Commandments).
The Book of Exodus relates that Joshua fought against Amalek under the inspiration of Moses, who was supported by Aaron and Hur, and that he mowed them down with the sword. Amalek was not destroyed, however, and at the end of this war Moses was ordered to write in a document, as a reminder, that the Lord would one day blot out the memory of Amalek from under the heaven. In commemoration of the victory, Moses built an altar which he called “YHWH-Nissi,” and proclaimed that “The Eternal will be at war against Amalek throughout the ages.” This implies that Israel is commanded to wage a holy war of extermination against Amalek (Deut. 25:12–19), for in the early days “the wars of Israel” and the “wars of the Lord” were synonymous expressions (cf., e.g., Judg. 5:23).
The Amalekites were not destroyed, wandered North and fought many wars against the Israelites. They were finally defeated by Israeli kings Saul and David.
In the Jewish mind Amalek plays a gigantic role – and Netanyahu has had this idea deeply implanted by his grandfather and father:
Erich Follath Spiegel 22 June 2009: When American author and Israel expert Jeffrey Goldberg recently asked a Netanyahu confidant to explain the strife with Iran he simply replied: “Think Amalek.”
In a broader sense, the term Amalek refers to the existential threat to Judaism at all times, under all circumstances and by all enemies. The Torah, Devarim 25, Fifth Book of Moses, reads: “Remember what Amalek did to you on your journey, after you left Egypt–how, undeterred by fear of God, he surprised you on the march, when you were famished and weary, and cut down all the stragglers in your rear.”
No Jewish generation is permitted to forget the conflict with Amalek, because Amalek embodies the intrinsically evil and destructive. Fighting Amalek is the duty of every devout Jew, a “mitzvah aseh” or commandment of action. According to some interpretations of ancient scripture, this mitzvah is more far-reaching, namely a commandment to eliminate the original enemies of the Jews.
Rabbis like Bibi Netanyahu’s grandfather taught, and continue to teach today, that Jews are forced to combat the Amalekites, who are constantly, as Goldberg puts it, “reappearing in new forms”: the soldiers of Nebuchadnezzar and of the Spanish Grand Inquisitor Tomás de Torquemada, Adolf Hitler’s thugs, and now the Iranian hardliners.
Those who, like Netanyahu, see Iran’s nuclear program as Amalek’s arsenal of weapons, are not just entitled, but are in fact obligated, to take preventive measures to destroy it. In other words, it is better to attack first in the case of doubt.
NETANYAHU IS DANGEROUS – FOR HE NOW HAS HIS BACK AGAINST THE WALL AND STILL HAS TO FULFIL HIS LIFE MISSION: TO ELIMINATE THE PERSIAN AMALEKITE AND SPEED THE COMING OF THE LUCIFERIAN MESSIAH BEN DAVID IN THE GOG-MAGOG -WAR, AS HE PROMISED HIS IDOL, REBBE MENAHEM SCHNEERSON