By Hal Lindsey
The Hal Lindsey Report
Everyone is beginning to realize that President Obama harbors a distinct hostility for Israel, especially the conservative government of Benjamin Netanyahu. In fact, it's becoming obvious that the Obama Administration's "rage" over Israel's insult to Vice President Biden and the rest of the US by the announcement of the building project in the Jewish neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo, is merely a trumped up excuse to exert pressure on Netanyahu's government in an effort to make it fall.
However, a recent report by the head of the US Central Command, General David Petraeus, caught everyone by surprise. He declared that Israel's actions are causing the US to lose support among moderate Arab states. In fact, he said that American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are "bearing the consequences." I suppose this confirms the suspicions of the Israelis. A recent poll shows that 90% of Israelis believe that the Obama Administration is more pro-Arab than pro-Israel. Israeli-American relations are now at their lowest ebb since the presidency of Jimmy Carter.
Winston Churchill once said,
"Appeasement is like feeding an alligator in the vain hope that he'll eat you last."Former New York City mayor, Ed Koch wrote this week,
"[Muslim] hatred of the US has little to do with what we do and a lot to do with what we are - a free, secular, and democratic country that protects the rights of women and minorities. No amount of appeasement will change this undeniable fact."There's a lot of wisdom in those two statements. I hope someone in Washington is paying attention, but I'm not hopeful.
Folks, we need to pray earnestly that our leaders will not turn their backs on God's covenant people. If they do, it's bad news for America.
PM withdraws from nuclear conference - Ha'aretz
U.S. says relationship with Israel 'fine' - Reuters
Gingrich: Obama is 'most radical president ever' - AP
Israel Through The Eyes Of Scripture - SpiritandTruth.org (Tony Garland)
Vanished into Thin Air: The Hope of Every Believer - Hal Lindsey (Book)