In his last days in office, President Obama decided to do whatever necessary to accomplish some of his goals, regardless of Congressional or Constitutional limits or the dictates of common sense — and regardless of the financial cost to the taxpayer. We will now focus on Obama’s terrible behavior towards our ally Israel.
This brings us to President Obama’s most shameful action of his presidency — namely, his decision to lift our veto in the Security Council in order to allow the Council to pass a resolution condemning Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria (the so-called “West Bank”) and declaring East Jerusalem (including the Temple Mount) to be Palestinian territory.
Further, on January 16 — 4 days before he was to leave office — the President helped sponsor an international conference in France whose purpose was to apply pressure on Israel to surrender its heartland and half the city of Jerusalem. Seventy nations attended and passed a meaningless resolution endorsing the “two-state solution.” The whole circus amounted to “the mouse that roared.” But our encouragement of it, together with the lifting of our veto in the United Nations, amounted to the greatest betrayal of Israel in our nation’s history.
Further Thoughts About Israel
President Obama’s decision to lift the US veto in the Security Council was shameful, reckless, spiteful and dangerous.
- It was shameful because it represented a betrayal of our nation’s best friend and ally.
- It was reckless because it served to encourage Palestinian intransigence and terrorism.
- It was spiteful because it treated the only democracy in the Middle East as if it were a third rate banana republic.
- It was exceedingly dangerous for our own nation because Israel is “the apple of God’s eye” (Zechariah 2:8), and we have poked our finger in that eye.
Further, the Word of God specifically warns that those who try to divide the land of Israel in the end times will be subjected to God’s wrath (Joel 3:2). Accordingly, we should expect to experience either a major terrorist attack or a serious natural calamity, or both.
Let us pray that President Trump will decide to take immediate action to counter this insane action on the part of Obama. There are a number of things he could do in addition to denouncing the decision, which he has already done. For example, he could:
- Move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
- Invite Netanyahu to the White House immediately and confirm our commitment to Israel.
- Cut off all funding to the Palestinians.
- Defund the United Nations in whole or in part.
- Sponsor a bipartisan Congressional resolution stating that the UN resolution is not United States policy.
We can rejoice that President Trump has already appointed a new ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, who is an Orthodox Jew and a strong supporter of the biblical and legal right of the Jews to the land.
The Lunacy of the International Community
The United Nations has gone mad. In the midst of overwhelming problems like the Syrian civil war, the belligerency of Iran, the insanity of North Korea, the increasing aggressiveness of Russia, and the rampage of ISIS, the member nations of the UN are focused on condemning Israel for building houses and apartment buildings in territory given to the Jewish people eternally by God. It is an example of anti-Semitism gone to seed.
Further, as Prime Minister Netanyahu has pointed out, it is an exercise in ethnic-cleansing. There are 1.7 million Arabs living within Israel, but this resolution says no Jew has the right to live in “Palestinian territory.” This is hypocrisy gone to seed.
But there is a positive spiritual significance to the President’s decision in that it is a significant step toward the fulfillment of the last end time, pre-Tribulation prophecy concerning Israel — namely, that all the nations of the world will come together against Israel over the issue of Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:2-3.) And thus, this UN decision and the subsequent international conference in France are strong indicators of how close we are to the consummation of the age.
We are literally on the threshold of the Tribulation. And that, in turn, means the Rapture is going to occur any moment.