By EARL COX, ISRAEL ALWAYS—
The land was deeded to Israel in an eternal covenant by the eternal G-d, the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. When will the Christian nation of America with its professed Christian president stop pushing Israel in a direction that is contrary to G-d’s Word? Nothing in G-d’s Word says there will ever be a Palestinian state on Israeli soil. Seeking an answer to the above question, I forwarded a letter to President Barak Obama and I’d like to share that letter with those who follow my writings. The fact is that the Eternal G-d of the universe made an eternal covenant with Israel for the land of Israel and not with the Palestinians.
Dear Mr. President,
The American Christians highly respect the importance and the difficulty of the responsibilities that lie heavily on the shoulders of the person holding the Office of the President of the United States of America. As a Christian broadcaster and journalist, I am in constant contact with literally tens of thousands of people who share my faith and also my understanding as it relates to Israel. As Christians we believe and honor our G-d, the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and all that He has said, done and promised to do concerning Israel and her people. What we believe is not fantasy or fairytale. Historical events serve as proof that absolutely everything that God has said in his Word, the Bible, has come to pass and therefore become truth.
Mr. President, when you were elected President of the United States, you were elected president of all the people of the United States. Therefore it is your responsibility to listen to all sides of issues and not just those you find agreeable with your understanding or philosophy. A member of the U. S. Congress once said, “Obama does not seem to understand radical Islam.” Another said that your Middle East Policy was “one of Obama’s biggest mistakes.” Both of these elected officials may be mistaken in that perhaps you do fully understand the Islamic mindset. Only time will tell.
The American people, through our elected representatives in the Congress of the United States of America, have voted almost unanimously numerous times to support the existence of the Jewish state of Israel and to maintain good relations with Israel as a vitally important ally in the protection of U. S. interests both in the United States and abroad. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Israel is in America’s best interest if we want to protect and defend our democratic values and virtues. In addition, Israel’s contribution to science, technology, medical advancements, agricultural advancements, water conservation and desalination and on and on have greatly added to the betterment of the entire world. Furthermore, we must not forget their many other monumental contributions for which a huge number of Israelis are awarded Nobel Prizes each and every year.
Israeli resilience and brilliance was promised by G-d Himself. G-d foretold through His ancient prophets – Ezekiel, Daniel and Zechariah – thousands of years ago that the Jewish people would be scattered among the nations of the world for their disobedience to His original and everlasting covenant with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses. From 170 AD to 1948 AD the Jewish people were dispersed among the nations. They were hated and persecuted but G-d said one day He would re-gather the Jewish people to their ancient homeland and restore their ancient nation. Who can refute that this truly happened? Who can refute the Holocaust and the slaughter of the Jewish people? The Zionism movement beginning around 1900 has resulted in seven million Jews returning to their ancient homeland. Never in all of those years did the Palestinians try to claim the land as their state. In the Bible the question is asked, “Can a nation be born in a day?” Obviously yes! May 14, l948 is the anniversary date of the birth of the modern State of Israel. Again the Bible is true and and history agrees.
Mr. President, G-d’s promise to Abraham in a covenant given to him by G-d was that the land of Israel would belong to the Jewish people as “an everlasting possession.” G-d also promised to protect and preserve the restored nation which He has done in the miraculous military victories of the Independence War, the Six-Day War of l967 and the Yom Kippur War of l973. We must never forget G-d’s promise through the prophet Amos that He will never again allow the restored nation of Israel to be defeated or destroyed. Ezekiel also prophesied that a military coalition led by Persia (today’s Iran) and Russia will come against Israel to try “to wipe Israel off the face of the map.” However, G-d will not allow this to happen. In fact, He has promised to rain fire down from heaven to defeat those coalition armies which come against Israel.
News reports tell us that your Secretary of State, John Kerry, has now made ten visits to Israel to hold talks with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders in an attempt to establish a “two-state solution” which will supposedly end their conflict. Secretary Kerry has stated that working for this Middle East peace is “a tough process” but he also cited that progress in the talks has been made. Of course Secretary Kerry is compelled to project something positive. He certainly cannot admit that there has really been no progress without jeopardizing his legacy. To his credit, he has admitted that the disputes are unresolved after more than 20 rounds of negotiations. He could have truthfully added that the disputes between Jews and Arabs are still unresolved after four thousand years.
Christians know that G-d will never allow an Arab-Muslim-Palestinian state to be established on the land He deeded to the Jewish people as “an everlasting possession.” In short, a Palestinian state is not in G-d’s plan if it means establishing it on Israeli soil. Perhaps Jordan or another Arab country with land mass in abundance would consider carving out a tiny piece of real estate for the establishment of a Palestinian state. After all, Israel is no larger than one of America’s smallest states, New Jersey, which measures approximately 7800 square miles. By contrast, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is over 44,000 square miles which means Israel could fit five times into the state of Pennsylvania.
Mr. President, why are you and Secretary Kerry wasting time, effort and the hard-earned finances of American taxpayers on trying to bring about a “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when it is not in G-d’s plan now or in the future? With all due respect Mr. President, perhaps it would be beneficial for you to study the miraculous history of Israel and the Jewish people. It would help you to understand that as much as you and Secretary Kerry want to achieve a peace agreement between the Jewish and Arab peoples and to establish a Palestinian state on Israeli soil, you are simply working in futility against the G-d of Israel, Who is also the G-d of the Universe. He has given all of the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea to the Jewish people as “an everlasting possession” and everlasting means both now and in the future.
Bible believing Christians pray daily for the peace of Jerusalem. The Bible says that we should. We also pray daily for you and the leaders of our country that you make decisions and act with Godly wisdom. America is the most G-d-blessed country in the history of the world. Mr. President, if you wish for your legacy as a leader to be among history’s greatest, let me suggest that you take the bold and correct position and move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem thereby recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. G-d promised He will bless those who bless Israel and, at this point in time, what greater blessing could you possibly bestow upon Israel (and thus America) than to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish State?