This Land Is My Land
Despite my spending much time in Florida, I never experienced a hurricane there. The only time I have was in September 2003 while staying with friends just outside Washington, DC. That month, Hurricane Isabel hit the area with high winds, torrential rains, and flooding. I questioned how a storm that like could come to the nation’s capital until I saw on TV then-President George W. Bush hosting King Abdullah of Jordan at Camp David with the purpose of discussing the so-called “road map to peace."
Over the last two decades, other disasters have occurred at the same time the U.S. government enacted foreign policy against Israel (for the latest information on this issue, check out www.watch.org). This week Hurricane Earl approached the east coast of the United States while President Obama met with Middle Eastern leaders in an attempt to negotiate a peace settlement. The President said from the White House, “I have the utmost confidence in him [Mahmoud Abbas - President of the Palestinian National Authority] and his belief in a two-state solution in which the people of Israel and the Palestinians are living side by side in peace and security.” Perhaps the President needs to be reminded of a statement made last year by Abbas, “A Jewish state, what is that supposed to mean? You can call yourselves as you like, but I don't accept it and I say so publicly.” (Source: Arab News - April 28, 2009)
When will political leaders wake up and realize you cannot negotiate with terrorists? Nonetheless, additional talks are scheduled to take place in two weeks. Therefore, we need to continue praying that the Obama Administration come to the realization that the Holy Land belongs to Israel. Trying to pressure them to give up land will bring additional judgment upon the United States.
“For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land.” – Joel 3:1-2