By helping Israel we help ourselves

Published 12:30 am Sunday, July 4, 2010

Our president recently authorized $400 million in so-called humanitarian aid to Hamas, the terrorist organization that runs the Gaza Strip. In the past, our nation supported Israel, our only friend in the Middle East.

Around 1946, President Harry Truman ordered Gen. Dwight Eisenhower to get the Jews to their land. The British blockaded the sea lanes so the Jews could not get there. Truman and Eisenhower came up with a plan to fly about 600,000 Jews to the newly formed nation of Israel.

The Bible states that those who bless Israel will be blessed. I am convinced by this act of our president that our nation was blessed.

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In 1973, the time of the Yom Kippur War, Arab nations were poised to drive Israel into the sea. Golda Meir was premier of Israel and called President Richard Nixon. It is reported that when Nixon was a small boy, his mother told him that at some time in the future he would have the opportunity to save Israel. He told the secretary of defense to send them everything they needed. Again, I believe by again blessing Israel our nation was blessed.

For the first time in our history, we have an administration that is not befriending our only ally in the Middle East, but openly supporting a terrorist organization that desires the destruction of Israel. Recently our president snubbed the premier of Israel. These facts are puzzling to me and I wonder what the consequences these and future actions will bring upon the United States.

There are efforts by our secretary of state and our president to split Jerusalem, part to the Jews and part to the Palestinians.

How will this affect us? I suggest you ponder seriously the words of the Lord spoken in Zechariah 12:8-9 in the King James version. “In that day the Lord will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and … it shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”

The Lord makes it clear that those who come against Jerusalem will be destroyed! Our Lord, the Creator of the universe, is true to His word.

We need to take His word seriously. I pray that the hearts of our president and secretary of state will be touched by God and that His wisdom and truth will guide their paths.

Bill Flathau