For many decades and through many presidential terms there have been promises to move the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, their traditional capitol for over two millennia and a part of the territory given to the Jews by God thousands of years ago.
If you read the Old Testament you know that, due to the disobedience of the Jews and their proclivity to worship pagan gods, something they were specifically warned against in the Ten Commandments, the Jews were disbursed all over the world.
But the Holy Book also says that the Children of Israel would return to their homeland, which they did in 1948 by authority of a United Nations charter, and Jews from everywhere began pouring into the area, which was at war almost from the day of inception.
If you look at the early history of the rebirth of Israel, you have to come to the conclusion that the hand of God was involved in the fray, considering the numbers and the amount and condition of the few weapons Israel had to fight with.
But against all odds, they won battle after battle, until on (date) they took back the city of Jerusalem and have held it ever since.
The prime point of contention in Jerusalem is the area of the Temple Mount, the spot where the magnificent temple of Solomon once stood, where the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, a Muslim holy site, now stands, and the location of Mount Moriah, where Abraham took Isaac to be sacrificed, which we all know didn’t happen because God stayed the hand of Abraham, after he had proven that he was obedient, even to the point of sacrificing of his only, long-awaited son.
To the Jews and Muslims in Jerusalem, the Temple Mount is the epicenter of their faith, and given their totally diverse theological differences, it’s easy to understand the deep and long-held feelings of animosity.
Access to Temple Mount is controlled by the Palestinians, and they can deny visitors entry any time they want to, by closing down the entrance, further adding to the tension.
Palestinians are very much in evidence in Jerusalem, they operate businesses, hold jobs and live in relative harmony with the Jews, but have never held to the prospect that Jerusalem is the capitol of Israel, denying historic written and anthropological evidence, stubbornly refusing to accept Israel’s prior claim to the city.
So, America moving our embassy to Jerusalem is a giant step in legitimizing Israel’s claim in the eyes of the secular world and could start a movement of other nations to do the same thing, firmly entrenching Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol in the eyes of the whole world.
Turkey has recalled their ambassador from Israel and the United States, there are bloody confrontations on the borders and Iran is making dark, ominous threats, but the US has acquired new allies in the region, allies who are as opposed, though not as vocal as we are, to Iran having nuclear capabilities as we are and are taking a more tolerant view of Israel.
Israel is a sovereign nation who has the right to protect itself with whatever amount of force is necessary and most of the world media tends to take the side of their enemies, selective in their coverage of the many struggles Israel is involved in.
The one thing that always seems to be forgotten is that Israel is not involved in offensive but defensive battles, and that battle they fight is not in some far-off nation but in their own backyard.
They can exist only by eternal vigilance and the grace of God, and their motto, which is not merely rhetoric, but heartfelt truth is, never again.
With the move of our embassy, President Trump has let the world at large know that America stands with Israel, which adds considerable muscle to Israel’s position.
Let’s all hope and pray we don’t have to use it.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America
— Charlie Daniels
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