Israel

A short time ago it was pointed out to me that every mention of Israel on the website of the US Embassy in Jerusalem had been removed. Yet Palestinians were mentioned numerous times. There was plenty about the Palestinians and other Arab groups, but not a single mention of Israel on the website of the US embassy in Israel. This says a lot. This caused such a controversy that now you can find mention of Israel again on our embassy web site. However, even now, almost every mention of Israel also mentions the Palestinian’s in the same context. What is going on here?

One of the basic reasons for all of the blessings we have known as a nation is because of the Lord’s promise that those who bless Abraham’s seed will be blessed. However, those who curse Abraham’s seed will be cursed. Cursing, like faith, includes more than words – it is action. This is an ultimate issue for America, not to mention the fact that Israel has been one of the best friends that America has ever had. From one end of Israel to the other, the Jewish people wept after 9/11, while there was dancing and rejoicing in the streets of our Arab “allies.”

Most in America are very sympathetic to the Israeli cause. Yet for the first time we have an administration which is very antagonistic towards Israeli and her sovereignty. This should concern anyone who believes we need God’s mercy and grace for our nation at this critical time in history.

Presently our Vice President is in Israel and his criticism of the people in that nation is in the news. The US President’s strong disagreements with the Israeli Prime minister was in the news not too long ago.

Should you be concerned? You bet you should. Even before there was a modern state of Israel Jews have found a heaven in America. A Jewish businessman by the name of Haym Solomon became a prime financier of the American side during the American Revolutionary War because he felt that the new nation would be a place where Jews would be accepted and not persecuted. He was right.

But times are changing. America and Americans have always been supporters of the right to freedom of religion, and since Israel became a sovereign state, the USA has been among her greatest supporters. The American people still are. But not so the present administration. The current president has even been called the “most hostile president to Israel” in history by some pro-Israeli groups. He has gone so far as to compare the present situation with the Palestinians with the Nazis’ murder of more than 6 million Jews during the Holocaust.

Why are these things important to you? The main reason is that your government represents you, and what that government does can bring peace or turmoil upon the people of a land. We should be aware of what is happening in US-Israeli relations. We should pray for peace for both nations, but we should be crying out for mercy for our nation as we have turned a corner in US-Israeli relations that many would like to turn back.

“I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Gen 12:2-3

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