Obama and Netanyahu meet twice at the White House: by Les Young: It has been reported various ways by various media that President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at the White House on Tuesday, March 23, 2010. On the heels of the U.S. scolding Israel for announcing the proposed start of 1600 new housing units in East Jerusalem during U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit, Netanyahu came to the United States. On Monday, March 22, 2010 Netanyahu addressed the AIPAC's annual convention, attended by a record 7,800 people. While Netanyahu had apologized more than once for the untimeliness of the housing announcement, explaining that it had been in the works for years, he drew a line in the sand at the AIPAC's meeting, when he declared, "The Jewish people were building Jerusalem 3000 years ago, and the Jewish people are building Jerusalem today. Jerusalem is not a settlement. It is our capital. But there is one thing I will never compromise - and that one thing is Israel's security.
The next night, the Obama administration again put it's arrogant and antagonistic attitude towards Israel on display, this time by the President himself. An hour plus into the meeting, the president excused himself to have dinner, while Netanyahu and his party were ushered into the Roosevelt room to wait. Obama's parting remarks were something like, "If anything changes, let me know." A while later, Obama returned from dinner and the meeting resumed for another 35 minutes. What a snub! Can you imagine having important guests at your house, and you leave the conversation in the living room while you go to the dining room alone to eat!!!? This is on top of the fact that no photographers were invited to the meeting, yet Obama has no problem doing smiling, cuddly photo-ops with Marxist dictator, Hugo Chavez.
Oh, while I'm on a roll here - while the U.S. hierarchy, from Obama to Hillary to Mitchell were tying themselves in knots over the Jerusalem housing announcement, what were the Palestinians doing? They were dedicating a square in Ramallah to the woman terrorist, Dalal Mughrabi, who, in 1978, led a terrorist team that hijacked a bus and killed 37 Israelis (13 children) and one American and wounded 80 others. Our American leaders said nothing - totally ignoring this incident. They just keep demanding that Israel divide her land until she is reduced to a large ghetto, believing that once that is done, the Palestinians and the Muslims will love them and everyone else. And there was more, much more, but we must move on to part II.
A Third Lens (Biblical) Perspective: God said that he would bless those who bless Israel and would curse those who curse her. (Genesis 12:3) Speaking of the days in which we are now living and fast approaching, Zechariah prophecies: "I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it shall be injured." (Zechariah 12:2-3) I am afraid that our president, with all of his anti-Semitic upbringing, has no idea who he is dealing with. He is not just insulting Mr. Netanyahu, or the nation of Israel, he is insulting Almighty God, and God has said that the penalty would be judgment. "In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land." (Joel 3:1-2) At times Obama acts as though he were the sovereign lord of Israel, but he is terribly wrong. Yeshua is the Sovereign of Israel and Jerusalem (Zion) is His City. And the U.S.'s current fuss with Israel has happened at the same time that the largest advance towards socialism in the history of our country has been pushed onto the American people in the form of health care reform.
Brothers and sisters, "...let us not be asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us put on faith and love as a breast-plate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Thessalonians 5: 6-9)