Cairo: Where Credit Is Due and Where Blame Is Due
I have to credit President Obama.
I didn't vote for him, and I don't plan to vote for him in the future. In most aspects, he is bad for Israel and for the U.S.
However, besides of course thanking Hashem Yitbarach, Obama must be thanked for his involvement in saving the Israelis trapped in the Israeli embassy in Cairo.
Netanyahu thanked him. Efraim Halevy thanked him. Hamodia thanked him. And now I thank him. Hashem put him in office for a reason. Perhaps, it was for this one miracle to come about through him.
But what was the spiritual cause of the whole embassy invasion in the first place? I don't know, but some of the commenters on this R' Lazer Brody post say it's due to the evacuation of the 3 homes in Migron. The logic is:
Since governmental Yisrael terrorized religious Yisrael to appease Yishmael and Edom, therefore, radical Yishmael terrorized governmental Yisrael and we needed Edom to pressure moderate Yishmael to come save us.
I don't know, but it's possible.
As an addendum to this post, R' Lazer Brody just posted the following:
Amazingly also, I heard this morning from a reliable source inside the IDF that if any of our diplomats or security personnel would have been harmed this past Shabbat in Cairo, then a war would have broken out between Israel and Egypt. With that in mind, we owe Hashem a tremendous note of gratitude for the prodigious miracle of rescuing the Israeli embassy staff from the thousands of blood-thirsty rioters that broke into the Israeli Embassy in Cairo this past Friday night.