For the first time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has publicly endorsed an independent Palestinian state. Netanyahu's speech at Bar-Ilan University on June 14th in Ramat Gan, Israel was billed as a major foreign policy event, but most analysts did not anticipate how stunning this speech would turn out to be.
For many Jews, to hear Benjamin Netanyahu publicly call for a Palestinian state is absolutely shocking. This is how Netanyahu described how he sees the peace process playing out: "In my vision, there are two free peoples living side by side each with each other, each with its own flag and national anthem."
Netanyahu did place conditions on a future Palestinian state, however. He said that any future Palestinian state would have to be unarmed and would have to officially recognize Israel.
Netanyahu's speech was widely seen around the world as his response to the intense pressure that the Obama administration has been putting on him. His speech struck a defiant tone in that regard, as he refused to heed Obama's call for an immediate freeze of construction on lands Palestinians claim for their future state.
In addition, Netanyahu also clearly said that Jerusalem must remain under Israeli sovereignty.
This goes directly against what Barack Obama has been promising to the Palestinians.
U.S. President Barack Obama has been promising the Palestinians a capital inside the city of Jerusalem and has expressed his desire that the holy sites be taken away from Israel and be put directly under international jurisdiction.
WorldNetDaily recently reported that President Obama told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during a recent meeting that he foresees the creation of a strong Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
Abbas' top political adviser, Nimer Hamad, reportedly told this to WorldNetDaily: "Abu Mazen (Abbas) heard from Obama and his administration in a very categorical way that a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital is in the American national and security interest."
It is in America's national interest for the Palestinians to have a capital in the city of Jerusalem?
Are we all suddenly in an episode of the Twilight Zone?
Talk about a really, really, really, really bad idea.
How does anyone come up with an idea that bad?
But giving the Palestinians a capital in Jerusalem is not the end of Obama's plans for the holy land.
There are also reports that Obama desires for the holy sites in Jerusalem to come under international jurisdiction.
And what is Israel supposed to get for all of this?
Peace guarantees that the Islamic terrorists will break within 6 months?
Both Netanyahu and Obama are quite foolish to try to give away the land of Israel.
The truth is that God gets really, really, really angry when people start trying to give away parts of Israel, and He seems to get even angrier when people mess around with the city of Jerusalem.
On a sister blog, we recently put together a comprehensive article that documents many of the natural disasters that have hit the United States when the U.S. has tried to give away pieces of the land of Israel over the past couple of decades.
But has the government learned anything from these warnings?
Not at all.
The U.S. government seems more determined than ever to carve up the land of Israel and to take the holy sites away from the jurisdiction of Israel.
The truth is that God will not bless the U.S. if it continues these kinds of policies.
It has been said that if the U.S. ends up being successful in dividing the land of Israel that God will divide the United States.
After so many thousands of years of seeing what happens when you mess with Israel, you would think that we all would have learned something.
But the reality is that politicians will continue to mock and ignore God and will try to do what they think is best. Unfortunately their foolishness will only bring disaster on all of us.