The graphics on these
pages first appeared in Unity Coalition for Israel Newsletter – thanks,
The maps depict the
Road to Peace Plan for a Palestinian Arab state. Look at them closely, you
will see the noose around Israel’s neck and the noose around Jerusalem.
Before George W. Bush
became president, he viewed Israel from the air. When he saw the 9-mile
strip, he said “There are driveways in Texas longer than that!” Is this the
same man that wants that same “driveway” to return? Israel’s pre-1967
borders were termed by the late Labor party leader, Abba Eban, as, “The
Auschwitz borders,” due to their vulnerability to Arab attacks.
Some are too young to
remember. Some don’t want to remember. But some of us can’t forget how
Israel fought for her independence, and was threatened annihilation in all
the wars, yet miraculously survived in spide of many odds.
My first visit to
Israel was December 1964 and January 1965. As we approached Jerusalem, the
visible borders separating the Arab Palestinians from the Jerusalem Jewish
population was distinctly clear. (Before Israel became a state, Jews also
were called “Palestinians”.) It was called “The Green Line” and it literally
was. Brown desolate desert on the Arab side and green fields and gardens on
the Israeli side. The city itself was divided by an ugly wall and “no man’s
land.” I could not visit the old city, the Mount of Olives and many Biblical
places I longed to see. One could feel the “noose.”
Later we road the train
from Tel Aviv to Haifa. At one point the conductor said, “Don’t stick your
arm out over the border!” The view out the window to the East was the
mountains of Ephraim.
We stayed overnight on
a kibbutz near the Sea of Galilee. Above us were the Golan Heights occupied
by Syria who regularly shelled Israeli farmers in the fields and fishermen
on the sea.
The present “Peace
Plan” is supposed to have “secure and defensible borders” for Israel. These
are the same borders that produced the 1967 war. The so-called “West Bank”
was not in Israel’s hands then, so it did not cause the war! And certainly
the borders were not secure and defensible at that time. What has happened
to the power of reason? The heart of the Land of Israel is the mountains. If
an enemy is there, how can Hiafa, Tel Aviv or any city in Israel be secure?
And the call to “Push Israel into the Sea” grows louder. “No Jews Allowed” –
Justice means “just us.” Nazi mentality is still alive – but not well.
What will happen now?
Will the noose around Jerusalem and Israel be tightened and destroy the
State created for the Jews to have a homeland so that never again would
there be a Holocaust?
Listen Up! There
really IS a peace plan and it will work! In contrast to this darkness we see
today, eternal words in the Book of books gives the sure plan.
Psalm 106:16, “When
the Lord shall build up Zion” — That barren terrain around Jerusalem now
is filled with housing for vibrant communities of Jewish immigrants coming
home from all nations. Many are refugees from Arab countries where all was
taken from them and they arrived in Israel with literally only the clothes
on their backs. The rest of the verse in Psalms says, “He shall appear in
His glory,” Question: What makes glory glorious? Justice, peace,
prosperity, everything good is wrapped up in one word: LOVE – the great
commandment and golden rule.
Sixty years ago Israel
became a sovereign nation again after 2500 years. “Who hath heard such a
thing? Who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in
one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed,
she brought forth her children.” Please note the following verse cancels
out a late term abortion: “Shall I bring to the birth and not cause to
bring forth? Saith the LORD; shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the
womb? saith thy God” (Isaiah 66:8,9).
The prophetic promises
go on and on. Do read and study them and you will have an encouraged heart.