Proverbs 3: 5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
This is what I have had written and rewritten on my heart since last Tuesday, Election Day in the US.
No matter whom you voted for as a US Citizen, the nearly 50-50 vote split means victory must flush out via the constitutional processes. And regardless what the news or media claim, we must await this process.
In the meantime, we pray for all our leaders and all our caretakers of democracy and we Praise god for the progress we have seen in the last four years:
We at the Jerusalem Connection will continue our work in comforting Israel and the Jewish people worldwide. We do this through ministries including Operation life, the Shiloh archaeology program, Aliyah aid, and the constant, vigilant fight against antisemitism in all its forms.
Therefore, let us remember the great victories we have seen in the last 4 years as we pray this momentum continues no matter who resides in the White House.
The American Embassy moved to Jerusalem –A promise kept! A bold and telling tangible proof, supported by the American people, that a promise is a promise and the nay-sayers who said it would incite more violence and war could not be more wrong: What we ended up with were the The Abraham Accords! With this, scores of Arab leaders are reaching a hand of peace and collaboration to Israel—an about face from the last 75 years of hostility and the current pounding of hate that stems from the UN and the BDS movement.
The UAE and Bahrain are among the most powerful Arab nations in the region their leadership is very brave. The BDS movement, which is the heart of antisemitic activities and sentiments on college campuses and within several political realms, is severely undermined by Arab leaders, including some in Saudi Arabia and other Muslim leaders, who are openly working with Israel, rejecting the rejection of normalization and the overt recognition and calling out that the PA leadership is a corrupt problem in the region. To me, this momentum should not change with a potential change in US leadership. The benefits of peace and collaboration in the Middle East between Arab nations and Israel far outweighs the 4-year term of any US President. These benefits include economic prosperity and security and counter-terrorism progress. The benefits in turn reduce violence and hostility among the peoples. The BDS movements on college campuses will have an even more difficult time peddling their lies about Israel when Arab leaders are openly condemning and countering the narrative. As well, I am especially excited to see Sudan and Malawi are the next nations to planning to work with Israel.
And the strategic placement of God’s workers in various international communities will keep this momentum moving, I do believe.
We can thank President Trump for his great work in aiding Israel and the Jewish people in the last four years. We would love to see this progress and trend continue uninterrupted for the next four years, certainly.
We will continue to watch the international community for its attitude towards Israel. We will also continue to watch local and community level happenings in North American and abroad that often effect individual Jews and their communities.
Whoever is elected into the halls of the US House, Senate and White House, we will continue to rally our efforts to reveal truth, educate leaders and their electorate on issues that affect Jewish people and Israel as our nation’s ally.
So, we will not lean on our own understandings as the US election cycle continues to wade through strife and discord in the media and within the constitutional legal system. We will continue to be grateful for the progress ongoing and pray about the obstacles that present themselves.
Shavua Tov, have a great week.