By Bill Wilson
God tells Abram in Genesis 12:2-3,
"And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall families of the earth be blessed."And so throughout history those who blessed Israel were blessed and those who cursed Israel were cursed. This promise is one that can be traced throughout not only the texts of the Bible, but also through the texts of historical accounts written by many across the ages. From the empire of Babylon to the Roman Empire to Nazi Germany, those who blessed Israel and its people were blessed and those who cursed them were cursed.
Given America's Biblical roots as a Christian nation, it is no surprise that the United States was instrumental in re-establishing the prophetic nation of Israel in 1948. And the United States has been a supporter of Israel ever since. When US leadership has opposed Israel there has been economic disruptions, political confusion, even natural disasters and other calamities visited upon America. This has been documented by White House correspondent William Koenig in his groundbreaking book, "Eye to Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel." Koenig connects the dots on how the costliest disasters in American history have occurred within 48 hours of Presidents Bush, Clinton and Bush applying pressure on Israel to give up land for peace.
According to the historic documentation provided by Koenig, the United States could be in for some real tough times. President George W Bush was the first president to openly call for a Palestinian state "living side by side in peace with Israel." During Bush's tenure America faced tremendous disasters such as hurricane Katrina, the stock market meltdown, the mortgage and lending crisis, even 9/11, within hours after the Bush Administration applied pressure on Israel to divide its land with the Palestinians. While America remained a general strategic supporter of Israel at the United Nations, there appeared to be consequences each time Bush or Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pressured Israel on land for peace.
Enter the new Administration and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton and Middle East envoy George Mitchell are set to apply even greater pressures on Israel to give up its land for peace. Clinton has set the stage by publicly criticizing Israel for holding up aid to Gaza even though it is likely to fall into the hands of terrorists who still control the area. Israeli leaders believe her comments signal a change in policy toward Israel. Clinton's husband received tens of millions of dollars from Arab interests for his Presidential library. The anti-Israel connections and remarks appear to be having an impact as well as the White House's conciliatory message to radical Islam-just look at the stock market, the economy and political turmoil in Washington, DC.