Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Peres: "Time for diplomacy is 'nearly over'"

Israel’s President Shimon Peres told Israeli reporters “It seems Iran is moving closer to having a nuclear weapon. In the time that remains, we need to turn to the nations of the world and tell them that the time has come to fulfill their promise and their responsibility, which is about more than imposing sanctions. We must do what should be done to stop Iran.” This statement followed the International Atomic Energy Agency’s report detailing the scope and purpose of Iran’s nuclear program. Peres long viewed as opposing war with Iran, now says the time for diplomacy is “nearly over.” Peres' words reinforce the belief among most analysts that Israel is in the final stages of preparing to take whatever steps are necessary to prevent Iran from completing work on its atomic weapons program. If and when war comes, the consequences to the Jewish people will be dire—but the consequences of doing nothing would be even worse.

You and I must not, under any circumstances, close our hearts of compassion to this huge storm cloud that is gathering. I am asking you today to join with us as we stand in the gap and blow the trumpet in Zion.

I have seen firsthand that in the south of Israel great numbers of Russian Jewish refugee children do not have bomb shelters in which to seek safety. I can tell you that there will be an enormous need for food, medicine, and blankets.

In Arab countries, Jews will be hanged, shot, and blown up when the war comes. This is especially true in Iran. We must do everything in our power to “blow the trumpet in Zion.”

This is the Word of the Lord for you and me today. Can you imagine what you would do if you knew your children and grandchildren were in harm’s way and a missile would hit their home? I know you would do everything humanly possible to protect your loved ones.

God wants us to do everything humanly possible to protect His loved ones—your brothers and sisters in Israel. Will you stand with me today in support of the Jewish people?

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