By Nathan Jones
Today, February 10, 2009, will hold what may turn out to be the most important election in modern world history.
With the scandal-riddled Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's resignation, the nation of Israel is today holding general elections for a new Prime Minister. With as much importance to world affairs as the United States' Presidential election last November deciding who will lead America through a very critical time in world finance, Israel faces what may be their most important election to lead that nation through its largest array of challenges to date. Who will lead the nation of Israel has to contend with a plethora of threats that could end Israel as a national entity during the next Prime Minister's term. From an almost nuclear-capable Iran who wishes to "wipe Israel off the map" to jihadist militant nations surrounding their borders to the constant rocket attacks from Hamas in Gaza to the United Nations constant censorship to the loss of the Zionist movement which capitulates land for imagined peace — Israel's very survival hangs in the balance with this election.
Will former Prime Minister and current Likud Party leader Binyamin Netanyahu win and this time follow through on his claims of an Israel for Israelis, not giving up land and appeasing Israel's enemies that wish them destroyed? Will it be Kadima leader Tzipi Livni, who won her party's leadership after Olmert resigned, and runs and almost pacifistic platform? Or, will the election go to another former Prime Minister and current Defense Minister, Labor party Ehud Barak, who advocates security and strength?
As Israel is God's prophetic timepiece, the world will be greatly affected by the decisions the new Israeli leader will make. Let's pray Psalm 122:6, "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: 'May those who love you be secure.'"
Follow the election at The Jerusalem Post.
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