By Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director ICZC

It has been said that it only takes one day to fly a Jewish person out of the diaspora but it will take many more than one day to fly the diaspora out of the Jews.

This is especially true today when we see how Tel-Aviv, proudly in the mind of quite a few Israelis, has become one of the most gay friendly cities in the world, priding itself during the coming month of June to bring about 100 000 tourists to the city for an explosion of homosexual activity, marches, etc. And all that under a Likud Minister of Tourism who will allow the Israeli air carrier to carry the homo-friendly rainbow colors! It all seems a far cry from the notion that the to their homeland returning Jews, according to their God-given destiny, were meant to become a light unto the nations. Nations who themselves seem largely to have lost increasingly their own moral compass. What a very sad state of affairs, Jews coming home after a long, long time of living within the Gentile world, often persecuted, killed and humiliated for being Jews, now finally back home where they are free to live as Jews, choosing now to be even more Gentile-like than some of the Goyim themselves!

One wonders as the God of Israel fearing Gentile friends of this nation and people how a nation who as part of their elementary schooling teach their own children the powerful and amazing Tanach stories as their own national history relate to all this, seeing that their God and Creator flattened whole cities (Sodom and Gomorrah) and societies who pursued fervently these goyish lifestyles. Will now something similar in the near future – God forbid – happen to the people in Tel-Aviv and elsewhere or can we safely assume that we do not need to change anymore? God needs to change in spite of all the holy laws and standards which He has laid down in His holy Word, the Tanach?

In great love and concern, knowing that the God of Israel has not changed at all, I fear the consequences of this by more and more Israelis goyim-like chosen lifestyles when I read these words:

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion. ‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants. You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you (for all these abominations the men of the land have done, who were before you, and thus the land is defiled). (Leviticus18:22-27)

Therefore I earnestly hope and pray that those Israelis who want to live as “His Jewish people” will prevail over those Israelis who want to live as the Goyim now back in their own land.