While the majority of his speech concentrated on the recent developments in the Middle East - the uprising of the people, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran's nuclear ambitions and death of Bin Laden, the President "saved the best for last."
Here are the main highlights of what Obama said about Israel.
"...At a time when the people of the Middle East and North Africa are casting off the burdens of the past, the drive for a lasting peace that ends the conflict [between Israel and the] ...is more urgent than ever.
...A lasting peace will involve two states for two peoples. Israel as a Jewish state and the homeland for the Jewish people, and the state of Palestine as the homeland for the; each state enjoying self-determination, mutual recognition, and peace.
The United States believes that... the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines... so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.
As for security, every state has the right to self-defense, and Israel must be able to defend itself - by itself - against any threat. ...That is the choice that must be made..."
We believe this speech cleary illustrates how little Mr. Obama understands about the history of the region [especially the 'Palestinians' who have never been a nation], the current situation in the region, the religion of Islam, and the goal of every Muslim country to destroy Israel.
Israel will not be secure within the 1967 borders. (To remind you, these borders were drawn after Israel won the West Bank, the and - including the Old City of Jerusalem.), acquiring , the
These proposed borders will reduce Israel's territory to about 12 miles wide in the narrowest part [which is also adjacent to the most populated area of the coast] - which will give the enemy the possibility to cut the north of the country from its south within minutes!
Returning Jerusalem will mean dividing our nation's capital and giving up the most holy places to Jews (and Christians) to Palestinian control. Have you seen what they have done to holy sites already under their control? Israel will never agree to that.
Returning the Golan Heights to Syria will mean giving a very strategic region to Hizbullah, who is openly calling for Israel's destruction. Syria will also be able to cut off Israel's fresh water supply very quickly.
We all have seen what returning Gaza to the Palestinians achieved - a barrage of rockets on our southern cities as well as Hamas' election to rule the. Hamas is also openly calling for Israel's destruction. Moreover, with the events in Egypt, Israel now fears that the transfer of weapons from Egypt to Hamas in Gaza will be as easy as throwing a stone over the fence.
The majority of the West Bank is now under the Palestinian rule, and though billions of American tax-payers' dollars are flowing to PA, poverty and unemployment continue as usual. The Jewish settlers are being attacked right and left, and putting the entire West Bank under PA control will only bring the enemy closer to the gates of Israel.
On the Biblical front, we see this speech as a very dangerous move for the U.S.
The Lord promises judgment on nations that will try to divide Israel's land, and, unfortunately, this is exactly what the current administration has set as one of its goals.
What can you do?
Right now you can contact the White House and your representatives in Washington, demanding that the U.S. treat Israel as the ally it is, and stop pressing the 1967 borders issue.
Most importantly, you can PRAY. Prayer changes things.
Pray for President Obama. God can change his heart. Pray that he will listen to Godly counsel.Pray for all countries who are coming against Israel - that they will turn away from their wickedness. Repent on behalf of your countries that God may heal your lands.
Most of all, pray for the Peace of Jerusalem - not peace as the world wants to see it, but peace that God desires.