We come to the question “Israel Betrayed by U.S.?” The article’s title is in the form of a question because like so much treachery that has gone on within American presidential administrations’ dealings with Israel, Washington’s overall disregard for that nation well-being continues to be troubling.
The “transparency” presidential candidate Barack Obama and then President Obama promised was never forthcoming. Obama’s intended dealing with Israel for 8 years was wrapped in an impenetrable fog of political doublespeak throughout.
Mr. Obama began his administration almost from the very first day by treating Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu like a White House exterminator–having him come in a door other than the front entrance reserved for dignitaries who are honored with official reception by the president.
The president, shortly after that first meeting with Netanyahu, abruptly left the prime minister and went to have a private dinner, presumably with his family. It was an undeniable snub.
If this was meant to be within keeping with his promise to have “the most transparent administration ever,” It was certainly transparent that Obama had an utter disregard for Mr. Netanyahu and for Israel, our number-one ally in the Middle East, if not our top ally in the entire world.
Subsequent snubs and disrespectful attempts to bully the Israeli leader and the Jewish state were too numerous to get into. Obama’s attempts to intervene within the sovereign affairs of Israel did not abate throughout his years as president. In fact, they increased dramatically as that administration moved forward.
With 9 months left in his presidency left, he doubled down on attempts to intervene into the sovereignty of the Jewish state.
In an audacious display of intrusion into the affairs of Israel’s dealings with its internal enemies–many of whom plot and carry out deadly attacks against Jewish citizens– Obama’s diplomatic enforcers were at work. Ordered to do so, America’s State Department minions joined with those determined to force Israel to bow to international demands in the matter of housing construction in volatile areas of contention at the time.
One news item reported at the time:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Diplomats say the U.S. will endorse a tough new tone with Israel in an upcoming international report. The report is to take the Jewish state to task over settlements, demolitions and property seizures on land the Palestinians claim for a future state…
The harsh language marks a subtle shift. Washington has traditionally tempered statements by the so-called “Quartet” of mediators with careful diplomatic language…(Source: Matthew Lee and Bradley Klapper, “US to Take Tougher Tone on Israeli Settlements in New Report,” Associated Press, 5/7/16).
Early on in the first Obama administration, the pressure to force Israel to give in to diplomatic pressures of land for peace became a driving force in U.S./Israeli relations. The effort ramped up from that time. It is as if Obama had an obsessive compulsion to impose his will before his time was ended in the White House.
My personal sense was at the time, and is now, that it was indeed the president’s compulsion that was in play. Because it is the nation Israel we are considering, however, there were then and now are far more powerful intrigues involved. Ephesians 6:12 is at the center of this last minute drive to make the rearrangements that Israel’s greatest hater wants accomplished, it seems to me.
But, my personal sense of prophetic importance of what all of this vitriol pointed toward Israel means is of little consequence. What matters is what the prophetic Word of God says about His chosen nation and its destiny, both near-term and in the ultimate sense.
In that regard, the things we are seeing –like the movement of the American Embassy to Jerusalem –like pressure ratcheting up to force a 2 state solution as part of making a peace covenant can be of profound significance. And in the world vs Israel struggle, we can find little reassurance that anything good can come forth.
America has entered a most dangerous time. Our nation is at risk, based upon the upside-down thinking that is increasingly observable within Washington, D.C.
President Trump, I feel, is a reprieve, but the future beyond the next 2 years indeed looms ominously.
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This is well written Terry, as is usual with your posts.
As a fellow Christian likes to say daily, we are another day closer to home! The thick veil that is between us and our Savior will soon be lifted and we will see clearly. Praise his holy name!
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Our reprieve is almost up. Ty. Love in Chdrist.
When we read about 200 million troops assembling at the Antichrist’s direction and ultimately invading Jerusalem, it appears that half the city will fall before Jesus returns to put an end to it (Isaiah 29:5-8; Zechariah 14:1-3).
From the Zechariah passage, we read that all nations will be gathered against Jerusalem. To me, that clearly indicates that Israel will be totally abandoned by the nations of the world.
As we see the growing hostility toward Israel today across the world and the increase of anti-Semitic incidents even here in America, I believe we are already getting a preview of what is to come right now.
As I have often said, much of what was revealed in the Bible thousands of years ago is sounding more and more like current events.
If we look at Isaiah 29:5-8 and Zechariah 14:2-9, it certainly seems that Israel will be totally abandoned by all the nations of the world. It will only be saved by the direct intervention by God himself – no other than Jesus the Messiah.
We’ve gotten a preview of this estrangement from the Obama administration already and if President Trump is impeached or voted out of office in two years and replaced by someone of the same mindset as his predecessor, we can expect this anti-Israeli bias to return.
Of course, once the Rapture occurs, it is probably pretty safe to bet that the majority of those who are left behind will not be supporters of Israel. We can therefore expect the U.S. foreign policy will reflect this.
As I see it, America will, one way or another, abandon Israel – along with every other nation on the planet.
it is not America betraying Israel, but Israel betraying (Christianity)..see this article and the opinions put forth by the rabbis in regard to Christianity,..as a Christ-follower/watcher I am not ignorant brothers, but at the time of this writing, what does this say about the sanhedran? and is the christian supposed to answer the call to Temple?https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/117830/70-nations-hanukkah-altar-third-temple/?fbclid=IwAR3ApGtWWm82UUk6CK08lydrwYM2BjnAl_0btm4kn0uBCRbkiEDTk94gb0I
Unfortunately, the US has a history of letting Israel down, leaving them to hang by a thread. I pray that President Trump is sincere in his feelings for Israel. There are those who say that the USA was created by God to protect Israel. I think that is true. Israel needed a friend and God provided a nation based on JudeoChristian law, a Republic centered on God. We are failing because we have lost our first love, our love of God. We need a Revival, a Great Awakening in our nation. We have gone astray.
The Word of God say’s that ALL nations will turn against Israel. I believe all means all, everyone!