In January of this year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed a committee of respected Israeli jurists to investigate the legality of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
Former Israeli Supreme Court Justice Edmund Levy heads up the committee. The committee released its report last July. After considering international, Jordanian, Israeli, and even Ottoman laws, the Levy Committee determined that “Israelis have the legal right to settle in the West Bank and the establishment of settlements cannot, in and of itself, be considered to be illegal.”
Last Sunday, Netanyahu asked Israel’s Attorney-General to give his opinion on the Levy Report. But before Israel’s own top legal official could respond, US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice jumped feet first into the pool and rendered her own opinion on the matter.
Actually, she was officially delivering the opinion of her boss, President Obama. Ambassador Rice told the UN Security Council that the White House “does not accept the legitimacy of Israeli settlement activity, and will continue to oppose any efforts to legalize [Jewish] outposts.”
We have yet again thrown Israel “under the bus” and yet we can’t seem to put 2 and 2 together with record setting fires, earthquakes, and storms (as I write this, hurricane Sandy, 1000 miles wide, is pounding the East Coast) as God’s continues to warn us about touching the Apple of His Eye.
Zechariah 2:8, For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
In the following verses, Zechariah prophecies about the days I am looking forward to…
Zechariah 2:10-13, Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD. And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee. And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again. Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.
Watch the news and look up for your redemption draweth nigh.
What does God have for you…just around the corner?