20 Key Prophecy Signs » Obama Says It's Time To Divide Jerusalem
Joel Rosenberg's Weblog. May 20, 2009
I'm horrified by reports this morning that in his June 4th speech in Cairo, President Obama will say it is time to divide Jerusalem and make the holy city the capital of a Palestinian state.
No, Mr. President, it is not.
Jerusalem is and should be the eternal, undivided capital of the Jewish people and the Jewish state. Dividing Jerusalem will not make peace. Rather, it would send a message to every Radical Islamic jihadist around the world that Israel is weak, that the Jews won't even defend the sovereignty of their own capital, that there is "blood in the water," and that it is time to strike Israel and wipe her off the map. Dividing Jerusalem would trigger an apocalyptic war in the Middle East the likes of which the region has never seen. Already, the Radicals believe Israel is doomed to destruction. Hearing that the American President is now ready to apply intense pressure against the Israelis to divide their capital will only embolden the Radicals and convince them further that Allah is on their side, the wind is at their back, and they will soon triumph over the Jews and Christians.
While I am not surprised by where the President is headed, I am horrified nonetheless. Right at the moment when the U.S. and Israel need to be working with Arab states in unity against the Iranian nuclear threat, this White House is systematically turning against Israel. Despite all the smiles and boilerplate rhetoric from senior administration officials over the last few days that Prime Minister Netanyahu has been in town - promising to stand with Israel and maintain her security - what the administration is actually advancing in terms of policy is dangerous and destabilizing. They are playing with fire, and they must be publicly and peaceably challenged and resisted. READ MORE
I woke up this morning and hurriedly scanned the news reports with anticipation, hoping to find out what really happened between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu. Not surprisingly, there was really nothing new in the news, just a lot of the same old same old. Perhaps what really happened is not being released, not just yet. Maybe Obama is giving the PM time to think about it. Maybe Obama is waiting until his June 4 speech in Egypt to let the cat out of the bag. Then it hit... I received an urgent email report (Flash Traffic) from Joel Rosenberg.
His report horrified me as it did him, so, here we go... apparently Obama means to broker the Saudi Arabia peace initiative. Obama's Middle East plan is to involve all Arab states and will be a long-term peace initiative. This comes from King Abdullah of Jordan who proclaimed, "This is not a two-state solution, it is a 57 state solution." Is it me, or does that sound a lot like a long-term covenant between Israel and the many nations. No doubt, it sounds eerily similar to the prophetic warning of Daniel 9:27. It only needs to become a "seven-year agreement' to really get my attention.
Obama is also calling for Jerusalem to be a Palestinian capital. Divide Jerusalem? Divide God's land? In response, acting Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said, "Jerusalem will not be divided. Jerusalem will forever remain the eternal capital of the State of Israel. This is not a promise, this is a fact."
What should we be thinking about all this? For starters, I don't think scripture could be any more clear on what God thinks about dividing His land, and His love for Jerusalem;
Joel 3:1-2 (NIV)
 'In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
 I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, (WHY THIS JUDGMENT?) for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.
Zechariah 1:14-15 (NIV)
 Then the angel who was speaking to me said, "Proclaim this word: This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'I am very jealous for Jerusalem and Zion,
 but I am very angry with the nations that feel secure. I was only a little angry, but they added to the calamity.'
Zechariah 12:1-3 (NIV)
 This is the word of the LORD concerning Israel. The LORD, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the spirit of man within him, declares:
 "I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.
 On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.
Zechariah 12:9 (NIV)
 On that day I will set out to destroy all the nations that attack Jerusalem.
All Christians should begin to recognize that we are living in a time when Israel needs our support. And if the leaders of our nation continue to go in this direction, they will be ignoring the clearly stated interests of our God concerning the city of Jerusalem. We are playing a dangerous game, and we just might be on the verge of seeing the fulfillment of several prophecy signs in the very near future. Fasten your seatbelts everyone. This could get ugly!