Tom, Last week, Israel’s Prime Minister told our representatives that Jerusalem MUST remain undivided, making a direct reference to President Obama’s ill-conceived proposal that the starting point for Middle East negotiations must be a return to Israel’s approximate 1967 borders – borders that included a divided Jerusalem. Mr. Netanyahu also told members of Congress in no uncertain terms that Judea and Samaria are part of the ancient Jewish homeland and that the 650,000 Jews living there “are not ‘occupying’ the region.” He rightly criticized the revisionist versions of Israel’s history that are being promoted to lend credence to outrageous demands of “land for peace.”
Mr. Netanyahu’s speech to Congress was interrupted by applause over 50 times, signaling that many members of Congress are hearing the depth of the Prime Minister’s conviction and are responding to his arguments’ truthfulness. ++Worldwide backlash to Obama’s proposal. After listening to Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarkable speech, I immediately thought of Proverbs 18:17, which says, “The first one to plead his cause can seem right, until another comes and examines him.” President Obama presented his proposal to largely return to the 1967 borders in a carefully-timed press conference in advance of the Israeli Prime Minister’s arrival for talks at the White House. Some felt the timing of his proposal was an insult to our Israeli allies while others may have felt what the President had to say was a reasonable approach. But anyone who actually listened to the Prime Minister’s address to Congress would have to say that President Obama’s proposal was completely misguided. Common sense (and, of course, God’s promises to Israel) clearly carried the day! The speech’s reception in the Palestinian camp was predictable. A major barrier to Middle East peace talks has been the alliance between Fatah, the leading political voice of the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas, which both the U.S. and Israel consider to be a terrorist group. According to the Jerusalem Post, Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar said, “the 1967 borders [are] not enough, [and] asks Obama why he wouldn’t be willing to discuss 1948 borders”! This and other antagonistic reactions clearly show what Netanyahu and the people of Israel face in any “land for peace” arrangement. Such policies have failed time and time again. Understandably, Prime Minister Netanyahu will NOT concede to an agreement reinstating those 1967 borders, which are just as indefensible now as they were then! ++This is a time to BOLDLY stand with Israel.
Tom, now I am calling upon all of Liberty Counsel’s friends and supporters to boldly rise up in support of Israel! We need to be as plain and direct as we can to reject policies that force Israel into accepting any “land for peace” proposals. That’s why we are sending a special, pointed letter to President Obama, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. We must forthrightly tell our elected officials that Americans stand in support of Israel – and pray the Lord will intervene before the Obama Administration does any more damage to our relationship with Israel! Click here to read and sign our letter – and to see a copy of the full-page Wall Street Journal piece that I co-signed: http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?u=42570&RID=31410150 ++Get a free “Stand with Israel” sticker to show your support! When you join tens of thousands of others in signing this powerful letter, we will send you a vinyl, four-inch oval “Stand with Israel!” sticker that you can proudly display. It’s free when you join this powerful campaign. You can see your sticker and sign the letter of support for Israel by going here: http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?u=42570&RID=31410150 Tom, I want you to share in the blessing of openly showing support for nation of Israel, regardless of what those in control of our foreign policy have chosen to do. I know they don’t speak for Liberty Counsel – and I seriously doubt they speak for you on this matter, either!
To stand with tens of thousands of your fellow Liberty Counsel supporters and to receive the blessing the Lord promises for all who bless Israel, simply add your name to the “Stand with Israel!” letter. Remember, these letters will be hand-delivered to President Obama, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in just a matter of days from now. Go here to stand with Israel, see your free sticker, and review the open letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu from many of America’s leading Christian ministries: http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?u=42570&RID=31410150 ++There is no “neutral ground” when it comes to Israel. Israel is a unique nation among all nations. For those who believe the Bible’s narrative of God’s People and the land He gave them, there is no choice but to “Stand with Israel!” In spite of the new policy President Obama has unilaterally announced, “We the People” of the United States of America overwhelmingly support Israel’s right to exist, to secure their borders, and to defend Jerusalem, their God-ordained capitol city! ++It is our duty as Believers to take action now! Click here now to read and sign the “Stand with Israel!” letter to these key American leaders before it is too late: http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?u=42570&RID=31410150 I will send your colorful “Stand with Israel!” vinyl sticker when you sign. Please take a minute to do this right now! We want to deliver these letters as quickly as possible with a powerful, compelling display of nationwide support. Over ten thousand of your fellow Believers joined this campaign in just the first few hours we decided to take immediate action! But we must have many more signers to make our point to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, and John Boehner as powerful as possible! Also, would you please forward this message to as many of your fellow Believers as possible? There are very few campaigns that will ever be as important to America’s future as this one! Every time you forward this message, it will bless you AND the person to which you send it!
Thank you for joining me in standing with Israel! Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman Liberty Counsel P.S. In spite of President Obama’s proposal, Prime Minister Netanyahu has declared his boundaries! Now, we MUST support Israel and make it very clear that this Administration does not speak for all Americans on this crucial issue! Please click here to read and sign the “Stand with Israel!” letter and to receive your high-quality, colorful vinyl sticker. Again, please forward this campaign message to as many friends as possible. God bless you!