The UK Telegraph reported that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “launched an angry tirade of complaints to Mr Kerry…linked the issue to what he said was a campaign of Palestinian incitement against Israel.” He told Sunday’s cabinet meeting, “The Palestinians are continuing their campaign of inciting hatred, as we have seen in the last few days with their refusal to recognize Israel as a state for the Jewish people…We are not foreigners in Jerusalem, Beit El [a West Bank settlement] or Hebron. I reiterate that, in my view, this is the root of both the conflict and the incitement – the non-recognition of this basic fact.”
Last month reports surfaced in the Jerusalem Post that Kerry offered to post Israeli soldiers in a decade-long protection of a new Palestinian state until Palestinian security officers could be trained–an offer that was reportedly rejected outright. On this trip, Kerry reportedly offered US troops to protect the borders from “anti-Israel” activities, according to Debkafile and the Christian Science Monitor. If the occupant of the Oval Office protects the Israeli border as he does the US border, Israel would be overrun. This administration’s efforts to empower the Islamic forces in the Middle East is unprecedented in American history. This has prophetic implications as the world hurls toward the return of Christ.
For example, Kerry comes home to a cold reception. According to the National Climatic Data Center, there were 183 low temperature records set from January 1 to 5 (the time of Kerry’s trip), with 9 minimum temperature records broken on January 5, primarily on the East coast (Washington DC, New York, Boston). With the economic climate, the physical climate, the moral climate, it would appear that the Lord is sending a pretty clear prophetic message to Americans: The Lord says of Israel in Genesis 12:3, “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee.” Obadiah 1:15: “For the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen: as you have done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.” We need to choose leaders that reflect our beliefs, or the rain will come upon the just as well as the unjust.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!