Throwing Israel Under the Bus
It seems even to a casual observer, that the Middle East nations are on the verge of a tsunami of division, civil strife and Anti-American protests. From the massive protests in Egypt to the deadly attack on the U.S. Embassy, the fire of hatred toward the west is being stoked by the embers of Islamic fanatics. The flames of anti-western sentiment are spreading like an uncontrollable wild fire, leaping across borders into over 10 nations, where protests, flag burning and burning effigies of the President are daily rituals. In the center of this “Arab Spring” turned “winter,” is a small nation the size of New Jersey, called Israel.
Since the reestablishment of Israel in 1948, the Jewish state has been connected to America like an iron chain that cannot be cut. From the time of Harry Truman to the year 2008, Israel knew she had a trusted friend in America that “had her back” and would never allow her enemies to acquire weapons of mass destruction that would be used against the Jewish State.
Israel was a nation conceived in the mind of God from the very foundation of the world and is identified as God’s firstborn when the Hebrews served in Egypt.
The U.S. has special military contracts with Israel, providing updated military hardware, including planes and special missiles to help protect the state and to use in retaliation in the event of a sudden attack from her neighbors, which did occur in 1956 and in 1973.
Since 2008, there appears to have been a change made in the present administration as to how they perceive the importance of Israel as an ally and as a world player. Months ago while on an open microphone, the French and American President were overhead making negative comments toward the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. Also, it was reported that during a visit to the White House months ago, the Israeli Prime Minister was left in a room after the President left to go eat and make several cutting comments at the Prime Minister. More recently Netanyahu came to the USA and the President of the U.S. refused to meet with Israel’s leaders, choosing instead to do a fund raiser with Hollywood stars. In reality, we should not be overly surprised at this apparent “throwing Israel under the bus” for several reasons. The former church the Obama’s attended was pastored by a minister who was quite anti-Semitic toward Israel and the Jews. Minister Louis Farrakhan, the present leader of the black organization, The Nation of Islam in Chicago, was also a close friend to Obama and his wife Michelle, and it was Farrakhan who in the past called white people “white devils” and Jews “blue eyed devils.” Being raised in an Islamic nation as a young boy, Obama may also have planted seeds of anti –Israeli sentiment that are planted deeply in the heart. Remember, his name was Barry Sotero in Indonesia and he later in college changed his name back to Barak Hussein Obama, after his biological father; the first two names being common names in the Islamic religion. Also, during college several of his roommates were from Pakistan, a strong Islamic nation.
In reality, based on in-depth research, the leader of the free world has little or no Biblical understanding of the spiritual link of Israel and America, neither the warnings given by God Himself revealing the significance of standing with God’s covenant nation. Israel was a nation conceived in the mind of God from the very foundation of the world and is identified as God’s firstborn when the Hebrews served in Egypt. God warned Pharaoh that if he did not release His people, His “firstborn,” God would slay the firstborn sons throughout Egypt (See Exod. 4:22-23). To some in our administration, Israel is no different from other nations and should not be treated with any special favors. Yet, Israel is now under the greatest threat in its history, in greater danger, and instead of meeting to resolve issues and two world leaders to be seen together confirming our resolve, the raising of money is more important instead of raising red flags of danger. If Israel is assaulted on our watch and Jews die because of our unwillingness to cover their back, we will end up like Egypt – bankrupt through the plagues of the Almighty. God fights for His covenant and He will defend His people- and that includes the church that is in covenant with Him!