May 23, 2009

Obama Calls for a UN Flag to Fly Over the Western Wall

By August Rosado

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed at the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva in Jerusalem Thursday night that the Israeli flag will continue to fly over the Western Wall (Kotel). The first prime minister in years to appear at the venerable yeshiva on Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), he ignored U.S. President Barack Obama’s apparent trial balloon that he wants to see the United Nations flag fly over the Old City holy sites. Jordan’s King Abdullah II said the president put forward the proposal during his visit to the White House last month.

Prime Minister Netanyahu declared, "The flag that flies over the Kotel is the Israeli flag... Our holy places, the Temple Mount - will remain under Israeli sovereignty forever.”

Between 1949 and 1967, the religious sites in the City, as well as all of Judea and Samaria, had been under the control of Jordan, which forbid entry of Jews to the Western Wall (Kotel) and other holy places, as well as barring Christians from churches. Israel immediately opened all holy sites to all religions after the entire city was re-united in 1967, returning the Old City to Israeli sovereignty after nearly 2,000 years.

The packed study hall of the yeshiva interrupted Prime Minister Netanyahu’s short speech several times with applause. The first clap of hands was in response to the statement that Israel’s capital “never will be divided again.”

Jerusalem Day marks the day in the Six Day War upon which the Israel Defense Forces liberated the eastern neighborhoods of Jerusalem from Jordanian rule. In an attempt to appeal to the national-religious community after years of neglect from a prime minister, Netanyahu said, “It is important for me to stay in warm communication with you. The connection with Jerusalem unites all sectors of the people, secular and religious, as one." Prime Minister Netanyahu’s vow on Jerusalem was made in the presence of Israel’s two chief rabbis, Likud Knesset Member and former IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Yaalon, and Jewish Home party chairman MK Rabbi Daniel Hershkowitz. It was the second time during the day he promised to keep the city united, having stated earlier in the day that “Jerusalem was always ours, will always be ours, and will never again be divided.” His speech was delivered at Ammunition Hill in memory of soldiers who fell in the Six-Day War in 1967.

I have been praying for Benjamin Netenyahu to once again become PM because he is a no nonsense, hawkish PM who will not sacrifice Israel's security. He stood up to Barak Hussein Obama at their recent meeting at the White House. Obama'a idea of a UN flag flying over the Western Wall is setting the stage for Bible Prophecy. In Revelation 11:1-2 John is told to measure the dimensions of the tribulation Temple. He is to measure the Altar (court of Israel), and them that worship therein (court of the woman). However he is told not to measure the outer court because it is given to the Gentiles. The Temple consisted of the court of Israel, the court of women, and the outer court of the Gentiles. The Times of the Gentiles began with the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C. and will come to a conclusion at the second coming of Jesus Messiah, not the Rapture.

It will be Gentiles who will trample the holy city of Jerusalem during the last three and one half years of the tribulation period. Today we see Gentile forces at work in the political arena forcing Israel to make concessions that will be detrimental to her security, and give her enemies a chance to destroy her from the inside out, (a.k.a) two state solution.

What a time to be alive to see Bible prophecy fulfilled before our very eyes.

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