And Israel plays the same sort of role, trying to be accepted and liked by foreign countries, even if it may endanger us. That's how I see the controversy whether or not Israel should bomb Iran's nuclear industry/development site. For some strange reason, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu thinks that Israeli citizens like the idea of being forced to do what no other country has the guts to do and bomb Iran. Opinion polls say that most Israelis are against it.
On the one hand, he and his party seem to be in top political form. On the other, 58 percent of those polled opposed an Israeli strike on Iran, without U.S. backing.No doubt, you know that Iran is located in Ancient Persia. Modern Israelis want American backing. They don't rely on G-d. They're like the ancient Jews who were happy to be accepted by King Achashverush and Haman. They celebrated at Achashverush's endless parties and didn't mind that he used the golden objects he had looted from the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
Thus it seems Netanyahu has not convinced those for whom he has been repeatedly threatening Tehran.
Even so, half the respondents said they are relying on Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak to handle the Iran issue.
Esther Chapter 1 אֶסְתֵּר ז וְהַשְׁקוֹת בִּכְלֵי זָהָב, וְכֵלִים מִכֵּלִים שׁוֹנִים; וְיֵין מַלְכוּת רָב, כְּיַד הַמֶּלֶךְ. 7 And they gave them drink in vessels of gold--the vessels being diverse one from another--and royal wine in abundance, according to the bounty of the king.It's believed that these "vessels, from very special vessels" (better translation than the one quoted above) were those the Persians stole from the Jewish Holy Temple when they invaded, conquered and occupied the HolyLand.
The Jews only united to fight when they were threatened by law with annihilation. And even then, they needed Achashverush's approval to defend themselves. Achashverush couldn't annul the law to kill the entire Jewish population, so he had to declare another law to permit the Jews to defend themselves. Now, wasn't that pathetic? Think about it.
And now, Israel led by Bibi Netanyahu wants Obama's approval in order to destroy the Iranian nuclear weapons industry. Bibi is acting like a baby, not a leader.
The Purim story is of Hester Pannim, the hidden face/power of G-d. It was G-d Who gave us the victory over Haman and his followers. It wasn't Mordechai, Esther nor Achashverush. And it will be G-d Who makes us victorious now, too, not Obama, the United Nations, nor Binyamin Netanyahu!