Why the Hurried Meeting?

A funny thing happened to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu this week. The PM was on his way to the US to speak to the Jewish Federation of North America. Just hours before his departure from Israel the White House, breaking normal protocol, called to demand a last minute meeting with the President. The PM “grudgingly” agreed and was with the Present for an hour and forty minutes. What was discussed? Neither the WH nor the PM met with the media to divulge the purpose or contents of the meeting. What made this most unusual is that Netanyahu is normally quite available to speak with the media. A possible hint as to what may have taken place came the next day when a top State Department official said that the goal of the United States is to pressure Israel into expelling Jews from Judea and Samaria in order to “end the occupation that began in 1967.” (Israel National News). God told Israel not to give up the land that He gave to Israel. American “pressure” to force Israel out of its land will not be a benefit to America, but instead a curse. (Genesis 12:3)

Cursing Israel

“The End of America” (p. 279) quotes Jesse Jackson, before last fall’s election, saying that an elected President Obama would make ‘fundamental changes’ in US foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East, where “decades of putting Israel’s interests first” would end. Jackson said that Zionists will lose a great deal of their clout when Barack Obama enters the White House… ‘Barack will change that…he knows how Muslims feel.” How has that worked out so far?

Any fair observer will acknowledge that Jackson’s prediction is being fulfilled, weekly. The most recent anti-Israel actions by this White House include: a.) the appointment as Co-Chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board of a former US Senator (Chuck Hagel) with a “long and troubling record of hostility to Israel”; b.) The release by the U.S. State Department of the 2009 International Religious Freedom Report in which Israel is accused of “oppressing” others by following orthodox Judaism; c.) Secretary of State Clinton in Morocco criticized Israel, saying “As the President has said on many occasions, the United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israel settlements”. What lies ahead for America’s relationship with Israel? God promises he will “curse” those who “curse” Israel (Gen. 12:3).