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U.S. EMBASSY IN TEL AVIV- NOT TOO SHABBY

December 6, 2017

 

Why all the scrambling of offices? Some have said just hang a sign on the door and you are there. I guess there are some major legalities for the retrofitting of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. I don't think our embassy looks so shabby in Tel Aviv.

 

I really do hope that the U.S. does not ship over another Baal archway to stand in the entrance of our embassy. New York and London was bad enough.

 

Numbers 25:3-5 (KJV)

3 And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel.

4 And the Lord said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the Lord against the sun, that the fierce anger of the Lord may be turned away from Israel.

5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baalpeor.

 

Deuteronomy 4:3 (KJV)

3 Your eyes have seen what the Lord did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the Lord thy God hath destroyed them from among you.

 

Judges 10:6 (KJV)

And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the Lord, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines, and forsook the Lord, and served not him.

 

The new kid on the block is not so new. The U.S. wants to move it’s embassy to Jerusalem but the gang doesn’t want the Anglo Saxon presence in their neighborhood. It's an never ending brawl between men who never ask God for His opinion.

 

Jerusalem as we know it today is a temporary Jerusalem that will be attacked by the Anti-Christ as well as many nations.

 

God has a New Jerusalem ready for her bride which He has prepared. It will replace the Old Jerusalem. Almost reminds me of our rebirth in Christ. The old nature is gone and the new has come through our Savior's redemption at the cross.

 

REVELATION 21 (KJV)

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. ...

 

We know God gave the land of Israel to His people. I don’t care who tries to believe differently.

 

You can set up a chair in a new office and call it what you want. It doesn’t make a bit of difference other than escalation of war and TV stations gleaning from advertisers.  God isn’t concerned with chairs or offices. It’s all about Isaac and Ishmael, Jacob and Esau. This is where the real fight begins and ends.

 

Let’s say I walk over to a neighbor’s house and say I'm going to take my chair to your home so I can maintain a space there for myself. I will acknowledge it is your house and you own it.

 

But another neighbor gets hostile and says you can’t put your chair in that neighbor’s house because it doesn’t belong to them. But I said I asked the land Lord and He said it was theirs because He gave it to them.

 

Then I ask who does it belong to then? They without any hesitation replied, " It rightfully belongs to us. We want it."

 

Well that wouldn’t be right to give away the house the land Lord gave to the them from the beginning of time. It really is a ridiculous squabble to begin with. If a nation tries to fight against God who do you think is going to win. Their argument should be with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob not Israel. 

 

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

Why is China so worried about Trump recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital?

Beijing has close ties with both Israel and Palestine, and tension in region could hamper its investment plans

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 December, 2017, 10:03pm

UPDATED : Thursday, 07 December, 2017, 3:08am

 

By Liu Zhen

 

China anticipates more conflict in the Middle East following the United States’ move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, which in turn would disrupt its investment plans in the region, diplomatic observers said.

 

Beijing has extensive economic and military relations with Israel, but also maintains close ties with Palestine.

 

China’s foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s plan would trigger an escalation in tensions.

 

“The question over the status of Jerusalem is complicated and sensitive,” Geng said. “All parties should be cautious in order to maintain peace. All parties should avoid shaking the long-term foundations of solving the Palestinian issues, and avoid creating new divisions in the region.”

 

China supported the Palestinians in building an independent and fully sovereign state, taking the 1967 borders as the basis and with East Jerusalem as its capital, Geng said.

 

The US was expected to announce its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, which would make it the first nation to do so since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948.

China and Israel established diplomatic relations only in 1992, but the two had begun military cooperation in 1979.

 

China supported the Palestinians in building an independent and fully sovereign state, taking the 1967 borders as the basis and with East Jerusalem as its capital, Geng said.

 

The US was expected to announce its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, which would make it the first nation to do so since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948.

China and Israel established diplomatic relations only in 1992, but the two had begun military cooperation in 1979.

 

As China attempts to expand its reach into the Middle East through its “Belt and Road Initiative” – a massive programme initiated by Beijing to build trade and infrastructure links across Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, any turbulence between Israel and Palestine would be a cause for concern, Li Guofu, a researcher at the China Institute of International Studies, said.

 

“It’s not just that the Palestinians will protest, or even use violence,” he said. “This [relocating the US embassy] would stir up anti-America sentiment in the Middle East and fuel Islamic extremism, which would have a negative impact on the global counterterrorism effort.”

 

As a holy city for Jews, Muslims and Christians, defining Jerusalem’s status is one of the most contentious and sensitive issues in the Middle East. Israel, which controls the city, claims Jerusalem as its indivisible capital, while Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

 

Leaders from around the world have expressed their opposition and concerns to the United States’ expected move.

 

Li said that European countries were unhappy with Washington’s plan, which threatened to undermine the US’ relations with Europe.

“They believe this goes against Europe’s interests, and will increase divergences within Nato,” he said.

 

For its part, China has long supported the Palestinians politically. It was among the first group of countries to recognise the state of Palestine in November 1988, and has on several occasions voted in its favour at the United Nations, including in 2012 when the state was granted non-member observer status.

 

In July, when he met with visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, China’s President Xi Jinping put forward a “four-point proposal” emphasising security for both Israel and Palestine and calling for more international coordination and development in the region.

 

The unilateral move by the Trump administration – following a promise made to pro-Israel voters during the presidential election campaign – would not change China’s position on the issue, or its relationships with Israel and Palestine, an observer said.

 

“Now is a good time for Trump to do it,” Xiao Xian, vice-president of Yunnan University and an expert on Middle East affairs, said.

 

“Despite the strong words [from Arab leaders] actual opposition to the move is likely to be weak as major Arab countries are struggling with their own internal troubles,” he said.

 

 

 

 

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