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    Oct 29, 2014

    Israel: America Danger Point

    America-Israeli relations have reached a crisis point, according to reports that continue to grow. The mainstream news media, like in so many cases these days, prefers to adhere to White House news governance and just remain silent while dissension grows within diplomatic enclaves.

    News sources report that the top Israeli defense official, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, was barred from meeting with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and other top administration officials during his most recent official visit to Washington, DC. The flap began with Kerry pressuring Israel to come to the table of peace without first getting certain precursor agreements the Israeli government wants in order to sit down at the table of peace with the Palestinian Authority and other of Israel’s avowed enemies.

    The Israeli defense minister, at the time of Kerry bringing the pressure on Israel, called the secretary of state's over-the-top demands “obsessive and messianic,“ and said, "Kerry should win his Nobel and leave us in peace."

    The American government’s (Obama’s) treatment of the Israeli defense minister personally--and of Israel in this recent occurrence--is likely in response to this statement. However, the president and his top officials have consistently dealt with Israeli officials in this way since the current administration was installed in Washington. It is a most dangerous method of interacting with the city and nation that God calls "the apple of my eye." This almost certainly amounts to, at the very least, “poking in the eye” Benjamin Netanyahu and his efforts to keep the Israeli nation safe from surrounding peoples blood-vowed to push Israel and the Jewish people into the Mediterranean.

    Despite the fact that even the UN ambassador, at first, and Obama’s closest advisers were prohibited from giving the Israeli defense minister an audience, Ya'alon did manage to have a successful meeting with his US counterpart, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Finally, when Ya'alon was allowed to meet with the UN ambassador, he was reportedly subjected to a diatribe of how Israel must give in the matter of settlements in the disputed areas that are blocking the peace effort.

    At the same time, like in any political venue, Israel has its peace-at-any-price group. Such is the case of Israel's finance minister, Yair Lapid, who is quick to praise the Obama administration and call on the Israeli government to soften on the matter of giving up land for peace. He shows his colors by his statements, in my humble view.

    Lapid, who has often opposed Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon over the Israeli defense budget, recently put in his two cents in regard to the serious crisis developing between the US and Israeli allies. After learning of those tensions, he said, “We need to act with more respect. We must remember that US funds and technology helped Gaza operation.”

    He went on to tell a Tel Aviv meeting, "We mustn't pretend there isn't a crisis.… Our relations with the US are vital and everything that can be done must be done to end this crisis."

    So, Mr. Lapid prefers the Chamberlain approach. Just give in to your enemies and all will be okay, so long as you have a document of peace to wave before the people who will then soon be sent to gas chambers.

    With the growing anti-Semitism throughout the world and the storming of the likes of ISIL across the regions north of Israel--movements that have at their hearts satanic hatred for the Jewish state and people--the danger is obvious. US relations with Israel are at a crisis level. The ramifications of the American government acting contrary to Israel’s interest could be devastating. Make no mistake, though. Those ramifications wouldn’t be devastating to Israel. That nation and people are God-guaranteed to be the one nation on earth that will be standing tall when all of the vicissitudes of history have played out.

    The effects on the United States will be nothing short of devastating if we pull away from Israel--in her time of need, or ever! Israel is far from perfect. The nation and the people have time and time again pulled out of God’s traces. He has dealt appropriately with that nation, as the Perfect Father disciplining a wayward child. In the end, though, that nation will stand as the apex nation of the world. God has spoken that fact. All other nations will be dealt with in accordance with how they have treated God’s chosen nation. America, under this administration, is dealing any way but in the biblically prescribed way. It is a dangerous course our leaders have chosen.

    --Terry