Thursday, March 25, 2010

Obama Says NO to Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

JERUSALEM REPORT
From Mike Evans the founder of the Jerusalem Prayer Team


Dear John,

Following two lengthy meetings at the White House on Tuesday between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama, including a second unscheduled meeting, relations between the two nations remained icy. The White House refused to release the normal photos or briefings that would accompany such an event, leading observers to wonder if the silence was intended to punish Israel for the "insult" to Vice President Biden of announcing the construction of homes for Jewish people on Jewish land during his visit.

Observers had hoped that the high-level meetings would begin to repair the relationship, but that does not appear to be the case. The sticking point appears to be the Obama Administration's insistence that Jerusalem is an issue that must be negotiated rather than acknowledging the ancient City of David as the rightful and eternal capital of Israel.

But despite the pressure, my friend Benjamin Netanyahu is standing firm. "Jerusalem is not a settlement--it is our capital!" he proclaimed at a dinner prior to his meeting with President Obama. He further told Secretary of State Clinton that Israel's policy toward building homes in Jerusalem has remained unchanged for more than forty years and that it will not be changing, despite the protests of the United States.

In a piece published in The New York Times, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren made it perfectly clear that Israel does desire peace with its neighbors and that the real obstacles to peace do not come from Jerusalem:

"Indeed, while maintaining the longstanding Israeli position on Jerusalem, the Netanyahu government has unilaterally frozen new construction projects in the West Bank and has removed dozens of roadblocks to allow Palestinian transportation and commerce. The Israeli government acknowledges that the Palestinians have their own stance on Jerusalem, which they will surely raise at the negotiating table.

Unfortunately, Palestinian leaders have balked at face-to-face negotiations, insisting on new preconditions, including the annulment of Israel's Jerusalem policy. Recently they have encouraged violent demonstrations in the Old City, and have named a square in the West Bank city of Ramallah in honor of Dalal Mughrabi, a terrorist who in 1978 killed 38 Israeli civilians, among them 13 children, and an American photographer, Gail Rubin. Israel expects the Palestinians to stop such incitement and to cease sponsoring attacks against Israel's legitimacy, like the deeply slanted Goldstone report on the Gaza war."

Israel is America's ally and friend, and both politically and biblically we need to stand firm in support of Israel. Sign our petition today telling Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that she does not speak for you.

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"You have consistently demonstrated the moral clarity that is necessary to defend Israel from the lies and distortions of its enemies." (Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

The Bible declares that we are to be a witness unto the Lord in Jerusalem. It is the only city God claims as His own. It is called the "City of God" and the "Holy City."

"For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch." (Isaiah 62:1)

"In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:" (2 Kings 21:7b)

God has put His Name in Jerusalem. He promises a curse upon the nations that come against Jerusalem.

"And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." (Zechariah 12:9)

Yet today America is coming against Jerusalem! This is a tragedy and we must speak out!

... Please forward this email to your list after you sign and ask your friends to stand with Israel today!

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"Mike Evans has been a dear friend and supporter of Jerusalem for more than two decades...International opinion is being swayed in favor of two capitals in one city. We know this is not the solution and that two capitals in Jerusalem will lead to a redivided city. It is more important than ever that we rally support for Jerusalem." (Teddy Kollek, former mayor of Jerusalem)

If you remain silent, the Obama administration will put Israel through unspeakable hell. Jerusalem has never been the capital of a Palestinian state. Our silence will be consent of support for Hillary Clinton, the UN, the EU, and Russia to boycott Israel and encourage them to instigate indescribable pain and suffering on Israel.

For over 2,000 years, the Jewish people have prayed, "Next year, Jerusalem." For many, it was the last words spoken before they were thrown into the ovens during the Holocaust. To tell 1,600 Jewish families they cannot live in Jerusalem is racism. If a political leader in America were to say that African-Americans could only live in half of Washington, DC, he or she would be out of office before sunset.

Please sign the petition, forward it to your entire list, and ask them to do the same. Please keep it going so one million will sign. I am asking one thousand members of the Jerusalem Prayer Team to invest $100 to allow us to reach our goal of one million voices raised against this great evil.

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"Mike Evans is a true ambassador to Jerusalem. His efforts at peace conferences and the UN have earned him great respect and admiration." (Ehud Olmert, former mayor of Jerusalem)

Anti-Defamation League National Director Abe Foxman said the current US criticism of Israel was "especially troubling." "We cannot remember an instance when such harsh language was directed at a friend and ally of the United States," his statement continued. "One can only wonder how far the US is prepared to go in distancing itself from Israel in order to placate the Palestinians in the hope they see it is in their interest to return to the negotiating table."

We must raise our voices in support of Israel and turn America from the path of cursing the Chosen People and coming against Jerusalem. The consequences of God's judgment will be severe if we do not act immediately.

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I need to hear from you today so that we can rush your statement to Secretary Clinton and Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Your Ambassador to Jerusalem,

Dr. Michael Evans



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1 comment:

George said...

I'll never understand why American Jews voted for this guy.