Since taking office as president of the United States, President Barack Obama has made move after move signaling a departure from America’s long-standing bonds of friendship with Israel.
From the recent diplomatic row Between Washington and Jerusalem over Israel building settlements in East Jerusalem to the U.S. joining the UN Human Rights Commission, a traditionally anti-Israel entity, to reaching out to the Muslim nations of the world to the point of disgrace, even the likes of Iran and Syria, both of which are state sponsors of radical Islamic terrorism, the Obama administration can’t seem to land on the side of Israel on any front. God help us that this is the case!
As if matters weren’t frustrating enough from the perspective of a bible-believing Christian who fully understands the risks involved in the United States becoming friendly with the enemies of Israel per Genesis 12:3, which promises a blessing to those who bless the nation of Israel and a curse to those who curse Israel, the United States has taken another step in the wrong direction by joining the anti-Israel, pro-Muslim Alliance of Civilizations, a United Nations initiative originally proposed by Spanish president José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero in 2005.
According to an Israel National News article on the topic, the White House’s announcement of the move stated it is “intended to realize Obama’s “vision of active U.S. engagement with other nations and international organizations.” Personally, I am in agreement with National Review Online columnist Brett D. Schaefer who is quoted in the article as saying the Obama administration does things like this “even when there is little or no chance that doing so will advance U.S. interests.”
Not only is it risqué for the United States to anger Almighty God more than it already has of late by landing on the side of the international community’s poster children for purported mistreatment by the nation of Israel, the Palestinians, seemingly at every opportunity, what is the likelihood that the United States getting involved in anything United Nations-related is going to be beneficial? After all, if Israel is the most hated nation by the United Nations, the United States isn’t far behind. And do I even need to go into the dangers associated with the United States getting involved in anything that bears a title that sounds as new world order-like as the Alliance of Civilizations? Probably not in light of bible prophecy.
In conclusion, the United States’ decision to join the Alliance of Civilizations is another misstep on the part of the Obama administration, one the previous administration correctly recognized would be about as beneficial to the United States of America as trying to eat a Popsicle in hell. Not only does membership in the Alliance of Civilizations accomplish nothing of value for the United States in any real sense, it aligns the United States with Israel’s enemies bent on her destruction. God’s promise of blessing and curse alone tells me the gesture was a gigantic mistake.
Genesis 12:3: “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
I know what skeptics will say of my opinion on this issue, something akin to I’m not giving the Obama administration the benefit of the doubt as to their intentions. While it remains to be seen how the United States will act in its capacity as a member of the group, if the Obama administration didn’t plan to cooperate with its anti-Israel agenda, the question of why the United States joined to begin with begs to be asked.
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