Netanyahu Angers the President

President Obama has stated: “The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps.”

The Prime Minister of Israel strongly disagrees with the President’s vision:

“Israel will not return to the indefensible boundaries of 1967,” Netanyahu thundered. “Jerusalem must never again be divided,” he vowed.

The Prime Minister’s clear and powerful speech to a joint session of congress did not go over well with President Obama. Washington is pressuring the Israelis to give the Palestinians their own state–In essence a land for peace strategy that has never worked in the past, and will not work in the future.

Many Americans and Europeans gullibly believe there can be peace in the Middle East if only the Palestinians can have their own state. Arab and Palestinian diplomats say one thing for the Western Media and the opposite when speaking with their own people. The peace they believe in is based upon the destruction of the Jewish state.

It is naïve to believe that the “Land for Peace” formula can magically persuade Arab states and terrorist groups to lay down their arms and change their minds about a dream they have taught in their schools, preached in their mosques and voiced on radio and television since 1948… the Dream of driving Jews into the Mediterranean Sea.

Mr. Netanyahu made the following observations:

–Fate of Jerusalem: “Only Israel has protected all faiths of the city… Jerusalem must remain the united capital of Israel.”
–“The Jewish people are not foreign occupiers… No distortion of history could destroy the 4000 year old bond between the Jewish people and the Jewish land.”
–“In the Middle East, the only peace you can hold is the peace you can defend. Peace must be anchored in security.”

The hard truth is that Israel has to grapple with the reality that the nations that surround her hate her, and desire her destruction (read Psalm 83). Christ will have to deliver this tiny nation from the great evil that is yet to come (see Zechariah chapters 12 & 14).

Steven LeBlanc

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