During his state visit to Israel, President Barack Obama made some powerful statements about Israel’s right to exist, but he cancelled those with his statements about the “right” of a Palestinian state. Speaking to students at the Jerusalem Convention Center on March 21, Obama said, “But make no mistake: those who adhere to the ideology of rejecting Israel's right to exist might as well reject the earth beneath them and the sky above, because Israel is not going anywhere. Today, I want to tell you--particularly the young people--that so long as there is a United States of America, Ah-tem lo lah-vahd. You are not alone.”
Those bold-sounding words were nullified by the following statement in the same speech: “The Palestinian people’s right to self-determination and justice must also be recognized. ... Just as Israelis built a state in their homeland, Palestinians have a right to be a free people in their own land.” It is impossible to be pro-Israel and to be pro-Palestinian state at the same time. A nation cannot exist with an enemy state living in the very heart of its territory, an enemy that has vowed its destruction. The “Palestinians” and surrounding Muslim nations have demonstrated plainly that they aren't concerned about a “state”; their objective is to destroy Israel, and since they have been gloriously unsuccessful in accomplishing this by direct assaults, they determined to do it by the “Palestinian state” stealth program.
There is plenty of room for a “Palestinian state” in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Syria. Those are all much larger territories than tiny Israel. Biblically speaking, to say that the Palestinians have a right to any part of that land is to deny Jehovah God’s ancient promise to Israel. The very fact that the modern state of Israel is willing to give some of it away for “peace” is plain evidence of her continued apostasy. As for America being Israel’s best friend, it’s doubtless true from a human perspective, but she has been a fickle friend at best. Israel would do better to turn to God, who is a “friend that sticketh closer than a brother,” but Bible prophecy tells us that this won’t happen until things get much worse.
“And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God” (Amos 9:14-15).
(Friday Church News Notes, March 29, 2013, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)