Adam Kredo has written a post in “The Washington Free Beacon” stating that Barack Obama is considering imposing sanctions against Israel for construction of Jewish homes in Jerusalem.Kredo cited his source as the Jewish news agency Ha’aretz. He reports that Congress has demanded an explanation from the White House. Israel has long been an ally of the USA and nations should not impose sanctions on allies! But has anyone told this to Obama? Does he even want Israel as an ally?
Fox News picked up the story, and they have this same source. Every report gives basically the same information:
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf dodged several questions on Thursday when confronted with reports that the administration had held secret internal meetings to discuss taking action against Israel for its ongoing building in East Jerusalem.
The classified meetings were reportedly held several weeks ago and included officials from both the State Department and White House, according to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, which first reported on the meetings.
The question I think we should examine is this; “Does Israel have the right to build homes in East Jerusalem?” The answer goes back to Biblical times and will be answered differently depending upon how a person views Israel as a nation and whether or not one accepts that the Jews have a God-given right to this land.
I, for one, believe the Bible.
What does the Bible say?
For behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,’ says the Lord. ‘And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.’” (Jeremiah 30:3)
The first week in November, 2014, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered plans for some 600 housing units for Ramat Shlomo and another 400 for Har Homa, another East Jerusalem neighborhood, to be move forward. Unfortunately, Barack Obama doesn’t seem to agree with past presidents that Israel has a right to settle all of Jerusalem:
Netanyahu, whose relations with U.S. President Barack Obama have long been strained, also drew criticism from the White House earlier this month after some two dozen Jewish families moved into homes purchased in an Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem where about 500 settlers already live.
What remains to be seen is how far Barack Obama will go in opposing Israel and will the citizens of the USA support him in this?
Remember that God has spoken to the Jewish people:
Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “I will gather you from the peoples, assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.”’ … (Ezekiel 11:17)
Will our nation risk opposing God?
Acts 5:39…but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!”
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The Most High God has sent a Redeemer and there will come a time when those in Zion will recognize Him. He does intend Jerusalem to be inhabited by the Jews and the Jews will some day recognize Jesus Christ, the Messiah. Read Isaiah 62.