Sitting beside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, President Trump told reporters Monday he might go to Israel to attend the official opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish state in May.
Trump said the recognition of Jerusalem took one of the biggest issues preventing Israeli-Palestinian peace ‚Äúoff the table,‚ÄĚ but the Palestinians have declared they regard the embassy move as a further provocation that makes coming to the negotiating table even less likely. When the State Department announced last month it will open a facility in Jerusalem timed for the May 14 anniversary, Palestinian Liberation Organization Secretary-General Saeb Erekat called the move a ‚Äúflagrant violation of international law and agreements‚ÄĚ signed between the Palestinians and Israel that will ‚Äúdestroy‚ÄĚ the ‚Äútwo-state solution.‚ÄĚ
Quote from JL today 7:16 pm "As a Conservative Christian, it should be no surprise that I have little problem with what Jeffress thinks a different religions. However, being so well-known to hold such views Jeffress certainly was not the person, or Hagee either to be speaking at a political and not religious event"
Was Jeffress correct or not. What should he have said? That they can choose how to get to heaven?
Lahav Harkov wrote: ‚ÄúRobert Jeffress says ‚Äėyou can‚Äôt be saved by being a Jew,‚Äô and ‚ÄėMormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell.‚Äô He‚Äôs said the same about Islam,‚ÄĚ wrote Romney, who is running for a Senate seat representing Utah. ‚ÄúSuch a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem.‚ÄĚ
The Anti-Defamation League also criticized Jeffress on Twitter, writing: ‚ÄúToday is a day of celebration as the US Embassy opens in Jerusalem.
The choice of Pastor Robert Jeffress to offer a prayer sends exactly the wrong message.
Jeffress has a history of bigoted comments about LGBTQ people, Jews, Muslims, Christians and other religions.‚ÄĚ...
ABC News Radio wrote: Controversial pro-Trump pastor Robert Jeffress, whom Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney called a ‚Äúreligious bigot‚ÄĚ on Twitter, delivered a prayer on Monday at the dedication ceremony of the new United States embassy in Jerusalem....
...‚ÄúRobert Jeffress says 'you can‚Äôt be saved by being a Jew,'...
The Jews being more civilized than Jeffress cheered Jeffress anyway?
Romans 12:17-18 Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men.
Romans 12:20-21 Therefore ‚ÄúIf your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing so, you will heap coals of fire on his head.‚ÄĚ Don‚Äôt be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Right now I'm singing the Winnie the Pooh theme song... [Piano music] ...There's Rabbit, and Tigger, and there's Owl, but most of all Winnie the Pooh. [Chorus:] Winnie the Pooh. Winnie the Pooh. Chubby little buddy all stuffed with fluff; it's Winnie the Pooh. Winnie the Pooh. Just a little bitty silly old bear!
Afshon Ostovar wrote: Summary: ¬†While Iran‚Äôs foreign policy writ large exists mostly beyond the confines of confessionalism, this much is clear: as Iran‚Äôs neighborhood has become more sectarian, so has its behavior.
The Islamic Republic‚Äôs foreign policies are aimed at advancing its strategic interests. Sectarianism plays a role in those policies, but not in the single-minded, all-encompassing way that Iran‚Äôs critics suggest. Indeed, for most of its history, the Islamic Republic has followed a largely nonsectarian path. Iran‚Äôs leaders have long emphasized pan-Islamic ideals and courted Sunni allies. The majority of scholars who have studied Iranian foreign policy since 1979 do not describe that record of behavior as sectarian, meaning primarily aimed at advancing a pro-Shia agenda. Rather, they see Iran‚Äôs decisionmaking as closer to realpolitik.
Some Iran watchers contend Iran‚Äôs placement of military installations in Syria and its nuclear program may be motivated more by Tehran‚Äôs desire to provoke an Islamic end-of-the-world cataclysm than for strategic value.
Shia prophecy espoused by the nation‚Äôs theocratic leadership holds a confrontation with the Jewish state will prompt the coming of a messianic figure, or ‚ÄúMahdi.‚ÄĚ
In a speech before the U.N. General Assembly in 2008, then-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left the gathered politicians aghast as he begged Allah to hasten the return of the Mahdi.
‚ÄúYou are not dealing with fully rational actors,‚ÄĚ Ryan Mauro of the Clarion Project said last fall. ‚ÄúYou can be irrational and strategic and pragmatic at the same time, which is what Iran is doing. If you understand these prophecies, you can understand Iran.‚ÄĚ "
ABC News Radio wrote: "We'll have it built very quickly," Trump said. "A lot of people wouldn't be doing it quickly like that. But we're going to have it built very quickly and very inexpensively."
"They put an order in front of my desk last week for a billion dollars. I said, 'A billion? What's that for?' I said, 'We're not going to spend a billion dollars.' And we're actually doing it for about $250,000. So check that out," he said.
Psalms 122:6-9 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May they be secure who love you! Peace be within your walls and security within your towers! For my brothers and companions‚Äô sake I will say, Peace be within you! For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good.---ESV
2 StateSolution?!! The "Palestinians" never have wanted and never do want a two state solution. Whether it is the so-called "moderate" Palestinian Authority under Abbas and his party Fatah, which runs the Arab "Palestinian" interest in East Jerusalem, (including the Old City and Temple Mount), Judea and Samaria, erroneously called "the West Bank", or the more fanatical Hamas, supported by Iran and Hezbollah, which runs the Gaza Strip, where the ancient enemies of the Israelites, the Philistines, used to rule, they only want a one state solution.
That is an Arab "Palestinian" Muslim fundamentalist Sharia Law state incorporating the whole of Israel, with all the Jews expelled and Christians as 2nd Class "dhimmi" citizens, subject to the full rigours of Islamic Sharia Law.
The Temple Mount would be closed to all non-Muslims, and maybe even the Old City, and it would become a Muslim theocracy rapidly.
However Psalms 2 and 83 tell otherwise, and God will indeed be glorified and have the last laugh on Islam, the EU, the UN, the British Foreign Office, the US Department of State, and indeed all who seek to divide Jerusalem and Israel.
I saw Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2015, in AIPAC along with another 16,000 people. he made Obama angry by visiting the white house and making a speech (which I also attended!). He really is a brilliant man, his 500 page history book is fantastic, as the writing style is interesting, a fluent English speaker as well. He reminds me of old American presidents like Harry Truman, man experienced with war, and fully understand the pain it brings.