Today we’re talking about a possible vote by the United Nations on whether Palestine can become a member and thus have its own state. Why should Christians understand the implications of this vote? Don’t miss our special guest Laurie Cardoza Moore, founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations(PJTN), a ministry forged to educate Christian believers about biblical truth as it relates to Israel, and the dangerous lies that we’re being told in the West about the true nature of events in the Middle East.
Many people including our president say walls of hatred built over thousands of years must come down before Israelis and Palestinians can exist side by side in peace. First, the latest news from the Associated Press:
President Obama is urging the United Nations not to recognize a new Palestinian state, saying Palestinians and Israelis still need to work out difficult issues. He has vowed to block a Palestinian membership application should it reach the Security Council, but is likely eager to head off a scenario that would involve an American veto — a move widely seen as unpopular across the Middle East.
A formal request for full U.N. membership is expected to be submitted Friday.
“One year ago, I stood at this podium and called for an independent Palestine,” Obama added. “I believed then — and I believe now — that the Palestinian people deserve a state of their own. But what I also said is that genuine peace can only be realized between Israelis and Palestinians themselves.”
A year later, despite extensive U.S. efforts, “the parties have not bridged their differences,” Obama said.
Plus in our second half hour, we’re going to look at this verse from Isaiah Chapter 9:
The LORD’s Anger Against Israel
8 The Lord has sent a message against Jacob;
it will fall on Israel.
All the people will know it—
Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria—
who say with pride
and arrogance of heart,
“The bricks have fallen down,
but we will rebuild with dressed stone;
the fig trees have been felled,
but we will replace them with cedars.”
But the LORD has strengthened Rezin’s foes against them
and has spurred their enemies on.
Arameans from the east and Philistines from the west
have devoured Israel with open mouth.
Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away,
his hand is still upraised.
- Israel’s Fickle Friends (bibleprophecyblog.com)
- ‘Outrageous’ pressure on Netanyahu (onenewsnow.com)
- Obama to Meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday (theblaze.com)
- A New Palestinian State Could Deny Citizenship to 45 Percent of All Palestinian ‘Refugees’ (theblaze.com)
- Obama: There is no shortcut to peace (cbsnews.com)