Recently at a Ramadan dinner in the Whitehouse President Obama said, ““Let me be clear, as a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable”.
This is an incredible contrast compared with tremendous pressure Obama has placed on Israel to terminate all Jewish construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, even though it is entirely legal. In his Cairo speech last year Obama said, “It is time for these settlements to stop.” Hillary Clinton added later with emotion, “I mean a stop to settlements—not some settlements, not outposts, not natural-growth exceptions.” This means that Israeli’s must not turn a stone for schools, synagogues, homes, nurseries, or any other purpose on land that might someday become a part of a Palestinian State.
Earlier this year, after Israel announced a plan for 1,600 housing units to be built in a Jewish neighbourhood in East Jerusalem while Vice President Biden was visiting Israel, President Obama upbraided Prime Minister Netanyahu for nearly 45 minutes over the phone. David Axelrod, Obama’s senior White House adviser, called the housing construction announcement “an affront” and “an insult” to the United States.
By contrast, Muslims are welcome to build in New York on land that is sacred to the survivors of 9/11. The inconsistency is incredible.
In an even greater inconsistency Mahmoud Abbas described his Jew-free vision of a future Palestinian state: “I will not agree that there will be Jews among NATO forces and I will not allow even one Israeli to live amongst us on Palestinian soil.” In the next breath this same man demands that millions of Palestinians be allowed to live within the State of Israel. I have never heard one voice of protest raised against this convoluted logic. The problem is that there is no Palestinian soil. The fact is, there has never been a Palestinian people in all of history. There has never been a Palestinian nation nor has there been a Palestinian Government; nor a Palestinian Language or culture nor a Palestinian economy. As late as the 1950’s Arabs refused to be called Palestinians.
Yet the world accepts this lie as the basis of a false peace which they are attempting to impose on Israel. The underlying purpose of it all is to force Israel off the land God has promised to Israel.
I noted the following comment on the internet in reference to this whole inconsistency and think it is worth repeating here. “Yet these are the kinds of partners (the Palestinians) the United States assiduously courts, even as it tramples on the civil rights of Israeli citizens and utterly disregards the valid concerns of two thirds of Americans.
Of course, the White House and its surrogates in the media would have us believe the Ground Zero controversy is purely a matter of civil rights or religious tolerance. They would also insist that helping to build an anti-Semitic Palestinian state adjacent to Israel is an indispensable step to establishing lasting peace in the Middle East. What these events actually reveal is a shameful and dangerous double standard that, as Glick pointed out, favours Muslim rights over the values of most Americans and turns a blind eye to Palestinian racism while denying Jews their civil rights.”
All through history men and nations have rebelled against God and His Word and His will. We are told in scripture that this rebellion will come to a climax in the last days. We see that in mans rejection of God through evolutionary teaching. Evolution says there is no God, things just evolved. We see it the rejection of God’s plan for marriage which is one man and one woman united together for life. In fact today whatever God says in His Word the world rejects.
The greatest act of rebellion today is found in the rejection by men and nations of God’s clear pronouncement that the land of Canaan belongs to Israel. God said the land is mine and I have given it to Israel for an everlasting possession. “And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.” Genesis 17:8. That promise includes the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and all of Jerusalem. That promise was repeated many times in scripture and yet men today are defying God by denying Israel what God has promised to her.
The warning is that God will have the last word. “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with (judge) them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land,” Joel 3:2. Someday, perhaps in the not too distant future, God’s judgment will come in the form of the seven year tribulation which will culminate in the battle of Armageddon that Joel speaks of.
Go ahead and defy God, have your day, the price you will pay is the eternal vengeance of God. Art Sadlier