This week's election was a decisive victory for Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party, winning 30 of the 120 seats in Israel's Knesset, or parliament. Netanyahu will easily assemble a coalition government that will hand him his fourth term as Prime Minister.
How did Bibi's spectacular victory go over in Washington?
According to the Jerusalem Post, "the White House appears to be in the first stage of grief--denial and isolation."
- "Privately, the White House is expressing deep disappointment with the result of Tuesday's election, which they believe reinforces some of the greatest points of tension inflaming the relationship between Washington and Jerusalem. Netanyahu's comments on the eve of the polls, apparently backing away from his support of a Palestinian state, particularly irked the president's team."
While the world should be rejoicing that the acting leader of the free world was re-elected, supporters of Obama's radical leftist agenda are not.
Obama was humiliated by Netanyahu's victory, as tens of millions in the U.S. and Israel view the results of Tuesday's contest as a referendum on Obama's failed Middle East policies. The Israeli electorate correctly perceived Obama's P5+1 negotiations with duplicitous Iran as naive and dangerous, an enormous threat to the peace and security of the world in general and Israel in particular.
Regrettably, the administration is so stubbornly committed to its ideology that it has lost touch with the real world.
Tzvi Yechezkieli, Arab affairs expert on Israeli TV, revealed that many Arab commentators supported Netanyahu's assertions. Faisal J. Abbas, Editor-in-Chief of Al Arabiya English, wrote: "In just a few words, Mr. Netanyahu managed to accurately summarize a clear and present danger, not just to Israel, but to other U.S. allies in the region."
The Saudi Daily Al-Jazirah published an article by Dr. Ahmad Al-Faraj who was in favor of Netanyahu's speech before Congress. Dr. Al-Faraj called Obama "one of the worst American presidents", claiming that he is "the godfather of prefabricated revolutions in the Arab world, and since he is the ally of political Islam [which is] the caring mother of [all] the terrorist organizations, and since he is working to sign an agreement with Iran that will come at the expense of the U.S.'s longtime allies in the Gulf, I am very glad of Netanyahu's firm stance ...".
These experts are concerned over Iran's strong and growing military presence in Iraq and Syria, and its proxy armies of Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.
While America and the Middle East will pay dearly for our President's appalling surrender to Iran, the harm that will be meted out by this rogue Islamic state will be child's play compared to the judgment God will pour out on our nation and others if the President's next priority is implemented.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki both acknowledged that the administration will continue to push for a two-state solution (i.e., divide the land) and an "executive agreement" that will pave the way for a nuclear-armed Iran, dramatically strengthening the world's foremost exporter of Islamic terrorism.
In response to Netanyahu's firm decision to stay the course, the White House is considering using the United Nations as its proxy in exerting pressure on Israel to accept a two-state solution. The Obama squeeze play would come in the form of its support of a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a comprehensive settlement in the Middle East. Since when does the President of the United States go the United Nations, begging for help?
In the context of biblical prophecy, I want to give my personal reaction to Prime Minister Netanyahu's victory and our President's reprehensible response.
First, I'm encouraged by the Prime Minister's promise that he will make no territorial concessions to the Palestinians so long as PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas partners with Hamas, the Iranian-backed terrorist organization that rules Gaza. Nor will he divide Jerusalem. The Prime Minister's promises infuriated Obama and the majority of the world's political leaders, but it was the right decision to clearly enunciate his position on the eve of the election. Netanyahu will be held accountable for his very public vows.
Speaking on behalf of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the prophet Joel spoke these words to ancient Israel:
- "In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land." -- Joel 3: 1 -- 4
There has been and will continue to be enormous pressure on Netanyahu to "divide the land" between Israel and the Palestinians. Yet the 1907 Hague Rules on Land Warfare, the Fourth Geneva Convention (1949), the Oslo Accord (1993), and the 1995 Interim Agreement (Oslo 2) all support Israel's right to exist, a fact many Palestinians and most Muslims in the Middle East refuse to accept. Interestingly, not one of these agreements propose the boundaries of an anticipated Palestinian state.
I am not opposed to the Palestinians having a homeland but let's look at the numbers. The Muslim nations, including Iran, cover approximately 1,565,254 square miles of real estate. Israel, on the other hand, possesses about 8,019 square miles of land. In other words, the Muslim nations have about 200 times more land than Israel. For the sake of brevity, I will not rehash all the lawful arguments for Israel's right to the land (biblical and otherwise), but it seems far more appropriate for the Palestinians to accept Egypt's invitation to establish a homeland on Egyptian land which would be ceded to a Palestinian state.
Regardless, Obama is deeply committed to divide the land of Israel. If he succeeds, it is my firm conviction that within days of his public decision, our nation will suffer enormous consequences for his foolish action and disregard of God's Word. Judgment may come in the form of a massive terrorist attack, a collapsed economy, or a deadly disease or pestilence that will devastate the families of a vast number of Americans. Further, our abandonment of Israel may very well pave the way for another major event on God's calendar.
It is clear from Scripture that someday, Israel will be attacked and defeated by its enemies. It appears that when this happens, America either willingly ignores Israel's plight or is in no condition to render aid. Is our President, contrary to five decades of U.S. Middle Eastern policy, opening the door for Israel's enemies?
- "See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. 'Come,' they say, 'let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more.'" -- Psalm 83:2 - 4
Will President Obama be the one who lends his support to the anti-Semitic nations who call for the destruction of Israel?
When the day comes, Israel's defeat will be short-lived, as the disaster causes the nation to once more cry out to God for deliverance. He will hear his people's pleas and will come to their rescue. It is during this period that God will judge the Gentile nations for their unjust treatment of Israel.
I know this isn't the kind of blog you want to read before going to sleep. But I'm deeply concerned over our President's deplorable treatment of Israel, America's closest ally in the Middle East. I'm concerned by his blind indifference to God's Word and his ignorance of the terrible consequences that will come our way. And I'm convicted by our failure as Christians to be salt and light to a generation that has traded the truths of God for convenience and materialism.
I hope I'm overreacting to the administration's response to an Israeli election, but I fear I'm not. If you have a moment, let me know what you're thinking. Am I overreacting, or is my assessment in line with Scripture?
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