Will Biblical History Repeat Itself?
Iranian leaders have called for the sacred tombs of Esther and Mordecai from the biblical book of Esther to be destroyed and replaced with a “Palestinian consulate.” They feel slighted by their perception of President Trump’s preferential treatment toward Israelis. Iran’s Basij paramilitary terror force called Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan a “vicious act of treachery” and tried raiding the tombs last week, according to worldisraelnews.com.
The attempt to destroy Esther and Mordecai’s tombs is poetically distressing. The reason Esther and Mordecai are lauded as Jewish heroes is because of their stand against Haman and his oppressive regime that tried to eliminate all Jewish people under the reign of King Ahasuerus in Israel. Now Israel’s enemies in Iran are gearing up to destroy something of value to Jewish Israelis—the final resting places of the very heroes who prevented a previous extinction attempt. This threat against the tombs represents the larger goal of the Iranian terrorists: to destroy Israel entirely. Biblical history clearly shows what happens to those who try to wipe God’s Chosen People off the face of the earth: self-destruction and failure. Yet Iran’s leaders think this bold strategy will look different in the 21st century. Time has not shortened God’s arm or reduced His love for His Chosen People. Iran must not attempt to harm important Israeli history, but if it does, don’t expect its violence to go unpunished.