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Friday, August 1, 2014

“It will happen in that day, that I [God] will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all the peoples. All who burden themselves with it will be severely wounded, and all the nations of the earth will be gathered together against it.” Zechariah 12:3

Pope Francis is praying for a quick solution – a political solution to the conflict in the Middle East between Israel and Gaza.

Barack Hussein Obama wants an unconditional “humanitarian” cease-fire that will lead to a permanent one. The eventual terms of that cease-fire must include opening Hamas-controlled Gaza’s borders with Egypt and Israel and ending Israel’s maritime blockade of the Gaza coast. That is, the cease-fire must allow Hamas to rebuild its arsenal of death and destruction quickly, with US political and financial support.

This administration wants Hamas to remain armed and in control of Gaza. This point was made clear by Lt.-Gen. Michael Flynn, who heads the US Defense Intelligence Agency. In congressional testimony Flynn told US lawmakers, “If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse.”

“This administration’s other positions have all been aligned with this strategic goal of maintaining Hamas in power. Both the US draft cease-fire agreement that Israel rejected, and the White House readout of President Obama’s telephone conversation with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday night made clear that the US wants Hamas to be able to prosper.

Secretary of State John Kerry’s cease-fire proposal was explicit on this issue.

A permanent cease-fire deal, it read, must include “arrangements to secure the opening of the crossings, allow the entry of goods and people and… transfer funds to Gaza for the payment of salaries for public employees… ” The last component of the administration’s desired end-state of the war is to use it as a means to force Israel to concede land to the Palestinians in Judea and Samaria, or at least use Israel’s refusal to do so as a means for blaming Israel for continued Palestinian aggression.

Barack Hussein Obama made this clear in his conversation with Netanyahu. As the White House’s summary of the conversation reported, “The president stressed the US view that, ultimately, any lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must ensure the disarmament of terrorist groups and the demilitarization of Gaza.”

In other words, the Palestinians will keep shooting until Israel coughs up Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, and Obama is okay with that.” Carolyn Glick

For those of us who love Israel, those who know scripture and indeed pray for the peace of Jerusalem,  we must never forget, regardless how dark the day, our God has everything under His control.



  1. The problem with this administration is that they are either totally ignorant about Islam and the problems in the Middle East, or else they are totally pro-Islam and anti-Israel. I'm thinking it's the latter.

  2. I do not think they are ignorant, so......

    A religion of peace Islam is not, yet far too many do not understand this and stand against the only democracy in the Middle East.