It has been shocking to behold the rapid change that has been taking place around the world over the last few years. Only a few years ago, although still very challenging, Israel had enough allies that its future was more certain. Now, after the fall of one after another leader in the Middle East and North Africa, Israel finds itself surrounded by countries which oppose them and vocally want to see their demise. In May of this year, President Obama even publicly stated, ahead of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit to America, that he thought Israel should return to its pre-1967 borders which are well understood to be indefensible by Israel.
It’s interesting that the 2010 leak of U.S. diplomatic cables show that, in late 2008, there was secretive U.S. support given to rebels in Egypt while there was public support voiced for Mubarak. The leaked cables actually helped to spur many of the uprisings in countries that now have more anti-Israel sentiment than they ever had. The leaking of these cables actually served to help achieve the purposes of those who want to see the destruction of Israel and the timing of these leaked cables is certainly suspicious. The new government of Egypt is extremely anti-Israel and joins Iran in wanting to see the country cease to exist. Another example is Libya where President Obama and other European countries have backed rebels who are forming another Islamic state and recently have decided that Sharia law will be in place to govern them. Turkey is now also turning against Israel in voicing its support for Palestinian statehood.
Next week, the United Nations will get together to consider a Palestinian state. While it’s clear that the Obama administration wants to see a Palestinian state, they are publicly threatening to veto what they are behind the scenes trying to secure. Israel has survived against great odds in the past, but since 2008, those odds are rapidly being stacked against them through the policies of one of their allies.
Those who are plotting the demise of Israel should read Amos 9:15, “And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.” More importantly, they should read Ezekiel 38 and 39. God will not allow Israel to be defeated. Obama’s actions of encouraging the enemies of Israel will certainly not bring the blessings of God upon this country.