Friday, December 7, 2012

Kiss the Son

Never in my lifetime have I seen such global hostility against one democratic nation as is happening right now with the nation of Israel.

Only the words of a Jerusalem king could describe this scene: “Why do the heathen rage, And the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying “Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us. He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: “Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree…” (Psalm 2:1-7a).

Recently, the eyes of the world were focused on Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas who proclaimed, "One day…the Palestinian flag [will fly] over Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the state of Palestine!” Seventy-two hours earlier, the UN General Assembly had approved the resolution giving the PA status as a non-member observer state. One hundred thirty-eight nations voted in favor, nine voted against the move, and forty-one abstained. The nine dissenters joining the US and Israel were the Czech Republic, Canada, Panama, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, and Palau.
The Holy Grail of understanding on this subject is that Israel strongly stood up to Abbas and the PA, letting them know that if their attempt to circumvent a mutual peace process was successful, Israel would resume her plan to build in Jerusalem. The PA knew this well in advance of its move in the UN. This move affords the Palestinians access to the International Criminal Court in The Hague where their leaders could file frivolous lawsuits against Israel for a variety of supposedly reckless and malicious issues. Among the possibilities would be charges against Israeli soldiers for “war crimes” committed during the 2008-2009 war in Gaza, as well as Israel’s settlement projects in her reclaimed territory.

The real story is not to be found with the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations having awarded non-member observer status, nor is it in Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to build new settlements on land near Jerusalem; the real story is in a conspiracy hatched in hell by the PA, the EU, the UN and the US against one man: Benjamin Netanyahu. He is likely to be Israel’s thirty-third prime minister when the election ends this coming January 2013.

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have never missed the opportunity presented by a crisis. There is no doubt in my mind, as a personal friend of Prime Minister Netanyahu for thirty-one years, and the person who recommended him for a political appointment to Prime Minister Menachem Begin, that this is what happened.

They were presented with an opportune crisis. The Europeans despise Mr. Netanyahu and have been waiting for an opportunity to pit the entire world against him in an attempt to convince the Israelis to throw him under the bus. The prime minister cannot afford to take on the whole world.
This is not the first time such theatrical acts of hypocrisy have played out on the world stage. During the Lebanon War, Menachem Begin had the PLO terrorist organization by the throat and countries of the world opposed him in order to save Yasser Arafat and his cronies.

As his host, I had met with Mr. Begin at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City just before he met with President Ronald Reagan. The president had been ill-advised by the liberal State Department against Mr. Begin. He had been told that the Israeli prime minister could not be reasoned with and had a “ghetto” mentality. His advisors added that Mr. Begin was a stubborn Jew whose brain had been baked during the Holocaust.

Fortunately for the prime minister, he was able to overcome those malicious lies during a fifteen minute meeting with the president. On my advice, he addressed Mr. Reagan, “Mr. President, you and I both believe in God. You and I have both faced death. You and I both believe God has a great plan for our lives and our countries. Mr. President, would you pray today that God’s will would be done in our meeting?”

President Reagan was so moved by the prime minister’s humility that he wept as he prayed. Prime Minister Begin’s senior advisor Reuven Hecht called me from the White House to tell me what had happened in that meeting.

The global conspiracy against Benjamin Netanyahu is even greater than that compared with Menachem Begin.

President Obama knows how vulnerable Prime Minister Netanyahu will be during the upcoming election. He also knows that Netanyahu will not bow or bend to the president’s Liberal Left ideological policies, and therefore, the only option is to isolate and undermine the prime minister. This is precisely what Clinton attempted to do during his presidency.

How well I know this as I was staying in the Mayflower Hotel in Washington and covering the event during Netanyahu’s visit. Meetings were cancelled; attempts to humiliate the prime minister transpired; and ultimately, at his weakest moment, In 1999, Clinton sent some of his people including James Carville to Israel to help overthrow Netanyahu by supporting the liberal candidate, Ehud Barack.

President Obama is aware that he cannot compete with Mr.Netanyahu. He has tried for four years, and when the two met face-to-face in the Oval Office in May 2011, Benjamin Netanyahu lectured the president on Jewish history. Then the prime minister turned directly to his base in the US—Congress—where he received twenty-nine standing ovations during his address.

Truthfully, the Palestinians knew Benjamin Netanyahu would move forward with building settlements on E1; the president knew he would take this step, as did the EU and the UN. That is what those entities wanted, and five European countries including France, Great Britain, and Sweden have threatened to recall their ambassadors from Jerusalem. The Liberal Left in the US is currently shopping for a new prime minister—someone they believe will be a partner in peace, and will divide Jerusalem and rip Judea and Samaria from the Jewish people.

Again, a prophet in Israel and the most famous leader of the nation described this day in Psalm 2:
“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”

by Mike Evans

Dr. Mike Evans is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. His latest novel, The Locket, tells the story of a young girl, a neighbor of Adolf Eichmann, who is caught in the horror of the Holocaust.   For more on that title, go here.

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