Betrayal of Israel
By Dr. David R. Reagan
Lamb & Lion Ministries
THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
Our nation’s betrayal of Israel began in 1990 when the Communist government of Russia decided to open its doors to allow Jews to emigrate to Israel. During the year that followed, 3,000 Russian Jews arrived each day in Israel, forcing the nation to absorb a population equivalent to the United States absorbing the entire population of France in one year’s time! Needless to say, the tiny nation of Israel was overwhelmed.
Israel’s Prime Minister, Yitzhak Shamir, applied to the World Bank for a loan of $10 billion to cope with the needs of the refugees. He was told that the loan would be granted only if the United States would guarantee it. When he then turned to the first Bush Administration, he was told that the guarantee would be supplied only if he agreed to start negotiating with the Palestinians. This resulted in the Madrid Conference in October of 1991. In short, we forced Israel to start down the suicidal path of trading land for peace.
President Clinton pursued the same policy of trying to force Israel to give up its heartland of Judea and Samaria. He almost succeeded at the Camp David Summit in July of 2000 when he pressured the most liberal Prime Minister in Israeli history, Ehud Barack, to surrender the West Bank. But Yasser Arafat wanted much more, so he walked out of the negotiations.
The second Bush Administration continued the intense pressure on Israel resulting in the so-called “Road Map to Peace” in 2002 when President George W. Bush became the first president to call for the establishment of a Palestinian state. He also engineered the disastrous Israeli pull-out from the Gaza Strip in August of 2005.
In May of this year, America’s betrayal of Israel reached a new level when President Obama called for the establishment of a Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 lines. The implementation of those lines would render Israel indefensible since it would be only 9 to 11 miles wide in the Tel Aviv area.
President Obama is begging for the wrath of God to be poured out on himself, his administration, and this nation.
I will bless those who bless you [Israel], and the one who curses you I will curse. – Genesis 12:3
I will gather all the nations, and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land. – Joel 3:2
. . . he who touches you [Israel], touches the apple of His [God’s] eye. – Zechariah 2:8