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"Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. Ignorance may deride it. But, in the end, there it is." — Winston Churchill
"In Buddhism we have relative truth and absolute truth." — Dalai Lama
Truth, as explained by Churchill, is the perfect definition. Nothing more; nothing less. Yet the Dalai Lama seems to believe there are two forms of truth: an absolute truth and a relative truth. And unfortunately a large percentage of the world today agrees with the Dalai Lama's definition: truth is relative — you have your truth and I have mine, and as long as they don't hurt anyone, everything is fine. That definition, however, is as diametrically opposed to the real truth as it can be.
At one time in the United States — and many other parts of the world — there was a real knowledge of what is right and what is wrong1. But interestingly that all changed after World War II, after the world abandoned the Jewish people to the atrocities of the Nazi regime. It was also around that time that the nations of the world refused to allow the Jewish people entry into the territory of Palestine (as mandated by the San Remo Resolution, the British Mandate For Palestine and other documents) and, instead, knowingly sent them back to Nazi Germany where they faced certain death; when Britain, in league with the Arabs, refused to allow the Jews to return to their ancient homeland; when the US military could not justify the expense of using bombs to destroy the ovens of Auschwitz; when, after seeing the Jews suffering in the death camps, US General George S. Patton repeatedly wrote that they were "animals" ... a sub-human species without any of the cultural or social refinements of our time."2
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened." — Winston Churchill
"I will bless those who bless you and curse him that curses you; and all the families of the earth shall bless themselves by you." (Genesis 12:3)
My name is Lee Underwood and I have been reporting the news of Israel, the Jewish people, and the Middle East since 1994. When I began there were only a few other Israel-related news sites on the Internet, aside from Arutz Sheva and The Jerusalem Post. I first created the Tzemach News Service, which I wrote, edited, and published for ten years. I then began the Emet News Service (ENS) in an effort to more fully report what was happening in Israel.
In addition, many of my commentaries and articles have been published on Arutz Sheva, Israel Insider and other sites.
The Name of the News Service
Why the name Emet News Service? Emet — — is the Hebrew word for truth. Yahweh declares through the prophet Zechariah, "These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to one another, render true and perfect justice in your gates" (Zechariah 8:16). ENS is dedicated to bringing forth the truth of what is happening in the world today, as it relates to Israel and to the Jewish people.
Israel plays a major role in God's plan of redemption. Yahweh has chosen the nation of Israel as His people and has given them the Land of Israel — "from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates" (Exodus 23:31).
If you're looking for ways to support Israel, be sure to check the "Organizations Supporting Israel" page.
Unless otherwise stated, all Scripture is taken from Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures, © 1985, The Jewish Publication Society.
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1. I'm not speaking of morals here as these are rules dictated by society and can change as that society so chooses, such as it being moral in an Islamic society to murder your sister if she has had sex outside of marriage, or that the murder of unborn babies is morally correct as prescribed by the United States Supreme Court. [return]
2. Patton Diaries, September 21, October 1, 1945, LC, Patton Papers, box 4; Patton to Charles Codman, October 4, 1945, box 31; taken from Joseph W. Bendersky, The "Jewish Threat", New York, Basic Books, 2000. [return]