The prophetic burdensome stone and America
The UK Telegraph reports Britain, France, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Australia, Brazil and Egypt have lodged official diplomatic complaints against Israel’s decision to build some 3,000 homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank (Judea and Samaria). Germany and the United Nations denounced the plan. Israel, according to the newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, believes the mass protest was instigated by the United States. Shimon Shiffer, a commentator for Yedioth Ahronoth, said, “We would not be mistaken to say that Europe was acting with Washington’s encouragement. The White House authorized Europe to pounce on the Netanyahu government and to punish it.”
The Telegraph confirms that unnamed Israel diplomats claim the US had a hand in orchestrating the international outcry. The announcement to expand home building in East Jerusalem by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu came on the heels of the United Nations approval of “Palestine” as a nonmember observer state. Within hours of the vote Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas stood with Jerusalem to his back and told the media: “One day, a young Palestinian will raise the Palestinian flag over Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the state of Palestine.” This follows a July 25, 2010 decision by the White House to allow the Palestinian flag to be flown over the Palestinian Delegation office in Washington, DC.
The occupant of the Oval Office has been extremely sensitive and vocal against new housing projects in East Jerusalem. May 19 2009, two weeks before the president delivered his “New Beginning” foreign policy speech in Cairo Egypt in which he promised support of Islamic expansion of “democracy,” he publicly chided Netanyahu at their first White House meeting, saying, “Settlements have to be stopped in order for us to move forward.” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on May 27, 2009, reiterated, “He wants to see a stop to settlements–not some settlements, not outposts, not ‘natural growth’ exceptions.” In April 2009, the president’s Chief of Staff tied US efforts on limiting Iran’s nuclear program to Israel’s behavior on settlements.
Settlements are called settlements instead of housing projects because the global community sees the houses being built on “occupied” land. In reality, Egypt, Syria and Jordan provoked Israel to a preemptive attack on June 5, 1967. Similar to the recent missile attacks by Hamas, Israel responded with an all out assault. Within six days, Israel took control of the Sinai, Gaza, the Golan Heights, and the West Bank. Israel gave back the Sinai to Egypt. In 2005, It turned over Gaza to Hamas (which has been terrorizing Israel since with missile attacks), but kept the West Bank and East Jerusalem. This is no more occupied land than Texas is to Mexico. It would be like calling San Antonio a settlement and the capital of Mexico.
Speaking of the end times, The Lord says in Zechariah 12:3, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” Often prophecy is fulfilled in part as it leads up to total fulfillment. Since the current president occupied the Oval Office and has pressured Israel while assisting Muslim Brotherhood advancement in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Syria and within Israel, US unemployment has been above 7% for 46 months, the US debt has increased 31% to $16.3 Trillion; the price of gasoline has risen 82 cents a gallon, the percent of US debt to the Gross Domestic Product has risen from 89.9% to 103% and America is in great decline. A burdensome stone, indeed.
Have A Blessed And Powerful Day,
via The Jot.
Categories: Israel in the News, Prophecy
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