This is what President Obama said regarding a peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israel at the end of his news conference on Tuesday.
If you don’t recognize the significance of this shift in U.S. policy towards Israel, let me try to shed some light on it for you, because this issue is far more important to the future of the world than the recent and well-publicized nuclear disarmament agreement between the United States and Russia.
What President Obama is saying is that his administration is more interested in a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians than recognizing Israel’s rightful demands to live within the boundaries of their ancient land without the constant threat of annihilation from its Arab neighbors. The message to Israel is the same as the Obama administration sent to Congress regarding the healthcare reform legislation: “I’m going to make you a deal that you can’t refuse, you know what I mean?” What he fails to acknowledge is that the Palestinian issue is just a red herring for Israel’s Islamic neighbors who have no intention of letting Israel exist, to say nothing of living in peace, harmony and security.
To use an analogy from the health care debate, any agreement that he can bully Israel into signing will just be a “starter home” for those whose ultimate goal is the eradication of that small, isolated nation, but as far as Obama is concerned, he will receive what he desires most — the adulation of the world for supposedly bringing about “peace in our time” in the Middle East. No matter that the neighboring Arab countries could have solved the humanitarian problems of the Palestinians decades ago–if they really cared about that group of miserable “displaced” persons–but have chosen not to for the simple reason that it would have deprived them of the means by which they have wrung sympathy and support from the non-Muslim world.
It is clear that President Obama has aligned his policy to satisfy the demands of the Muslim nations who, of course, will ultimately turn on the United States for the same reason that they would destroy Israel, and that is because we will not bow to their god. (Well, our president might bow to their leaders, but we will not bow to their god.) Oh, but I forgot — Obama has assured them that we’re not a “Christian” nation, so maybe we’ll be okay after all.
In the meantime, just imagine for a moment what it must feel like to be a tiny nation, not much larger than the state of New Jersey and significantly smaller than Lake Michigan. Imagine what it must feel like being in a constant fight for your survival, knowing that one missed bomb could effectively erase everything in an instant. Imagine what it must feel like to watch as the magnanimous leader of your only modern-day ally–which just happens to be the sole remaining superpower in the world–take it upon himself to decide that your right to exist has become a liability to his country’s national security (or should we say “global ambitions?”). The sheer arrogance of it all makes me sick, but who am I, a gentile evangelical, to tell the 78 percent of the American Jewish population who voted for Obama that “I told you so?”
That notwithstanding, if any of them are listening now, I’ll tell them something else that they won’t want to hear; it will be we gentile evangelicals who will raise our voices to the high heavens in an effort to stop this madness, and the “High Heavens” have promised in the Word to hear us.
I, for one, will not be complicit in this evil direction that Barack Obama has set us on by turning my eyes away from this attempt to make Israel a sacrifice to his glory as the anointed “man of peace,” preening on the global stage. I will take the God of the Scriptures at His word and stand fast with Him in protecting Israel from the fate planned for it by those who have vowed to erase it, and the memory of their God, from the face of the earth. It is written that there will be much bloodshed and pain before the final chapter of this battle is written, but Israel WILL survive. You can count on it. As the Apostle Paul says in Romans 11:29 regarding Israel, “… for the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.”