Israel, US Spar Over Jews in the Biblical Heartland

Israel seems less and less concerned by international condemnations as it moves ahead with settling the Promised Land.

By Ryan Jones | | Topics: Jewish Settlers, palestinians
Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend a dinner at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, March 9, 2010.
Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend a dinner at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, March 9, 2010. Photo: Miriam Alster/Flash90

The presence of Jews where they are not wanted remains a serious “obstacle to peace,” according to the White House.

Taken on its own, that is an incredibly antisemitic position. And while Washington will insist that the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is important in this case, the reality is that the Palestinian demand for a Judenrein state is antisemitic, and should not be promoted by America or anyone else.

It also exposes the fact that the Palestinians still have not fulfilled one of the cornerstones of the Middle East peace process – acceptance of the fact that the Jewish people are not colonizers, but have a history in this land, and therefore a right to be here.

So why doesn’t the US deal with that obstacle to peace?

We all know the answer. It’s just easier to push Israel around than it is to advance a position that’s unpopular in the Arab world.

Even so, by now people have got to be waking up to how ludicrous it is to say that a small number of Jews building homes in established towns is somehow preventing peace.

Israel at least seems to care less and less what everyone else thinks, and is finally moving ahead again with Jewish settlement of the Promised Land.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in accordance with coalition agreements made Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich a minister within the Defense Ministry responsible for “settlement affairs.” Immediately, the government approved over 4,000 additional new housing units in existing Jewish settlements in the so-called “West Bank.”

And that’s what set off the US State Department, which responded with a statement expressing “deep concern” over this “obstacle to peace.”

“As has been longstanding policy, the US opposes such unilateral actions that make a two-state solution more difficult to achieve and are an obstacle to peace,” said the Americans.

Again, it’s Jews by virtue of their very presence, and not Palestinian intransigence, that makes a peace agreement “difficult.”

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5 responses to “Israel, US Spar Over Jews in the Biblical Heartland”

  1. Susan says:

    Praise His Holy Name!

    Israel has God’s hands on it: He created it and set its borders. Checking with any other people group or nation to see if they approve is not required. Obedience to His Word is!

  2. Mark Watkins says:

    This truly is a joke, no one listens to the O’Biden regime, why should Israel? The so-called moderate Arab states knows who is running the O’Biden Regime, which consists of 97% former Obamaination staffers, who live in an alternative universe of irrelevancy…. Never trust these leytzaniym! Oh by the way, our Department of Homeland Insecurity is trying to roll out ESG Chinese credit scores on every American… End of days, Chaverim… Prepare to meet Yeshua…

  3. Vernon Ryan says:

    The US is not mentioned or given any recognizable reference in any of the end time scripture. Seeing the agenda of the left in the US today reminds us of a scene when the angels warned Lot to not look back. Could there be the same end for the US as there was then? As time speeds up, we will know sooner than we think. Judgement, like rain, falls on the just, and the unjust.

  4. Mark Cooley says:

    The majority in America pays very little attention to our puppet Govt, of Obama/Biden. St.Peter said to the Leaders of his time, who will we Obey , you or GOD? We know who’s hands this World is in, and looks at these so called leaders as Grasshoppers. Take it from us ,don’t pay any attention to our leaders , they can’t even figure which Bathroom to go to, much more know the TRUTH. Israel is chosen by GOD , Don’t sweat the rest. To GOD be the GLORY, GOD Bless Israel Maranatha

  5. psalm100al says:

    There will be no peace until the Prince of Peace returns at the second advent, The Lord Jesus Christ. Isaiah. 9/6. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Revelation. 19/11-21 Authorised KJV

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