US natural disasters and diplomatic pressure on Israel
There are many Christians who do not believe that the current nation of Israel is Israel in the Biblical sense. There are many who do not believe the word of G-d in Genesis 12:3 which says of Israel, "And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee." And there are many who do not believe it anything more than coincidence when American leaders pressure Israel to give up land for peace that economic, political or "natural" calamities occur in the United States. There is a resistance to admit that G-d judges the nations and the people in them. Believe what you will, but the condition of this nation and how it is treating Israel appear to be inextricably linked.
Since President George W. Bush openly stated that there should be a Palestinian state living side by side in peace with Israel, the United States has experienced rapid decline. Bush went so far as pressuring Israel to boot settlers out of Gaza and set up elections where Palestinians chose terrorists to represent them. Instead of being an example of how Palestinians can live in peace with Israel, Gaza has been a harbor for terrorists who routinely shell Israeli towns with missiles. The United States experienced the multi-billion dollar catastrophe of hurricane Katrina within days after the evacuation of Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a coma. The US economy took a huge hit.
Enter the current man who occupies the Oval Office. Unemployment rises. A record number of Americans lose their homes to foreclosures and evictions--forced out in similar fashion as those settlers in Gaza. Debt skyrockets. And this Administration not only pressures Israel to quit building houses, to allow a Palestinian state that cuts Israel into two pieces, but also that Jerusalem be the terrorist capital. In addition, this Administration embraces the terrorist sponsoring Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign policy partner, which in turn, destabilizes the entire Middle East by overthrowing governments and replacing them with Sharia law, Islamic "democracies"--which is a contradiction in terms.
The Insurance Information Institute reports 2011 federal disaster declarations have already broken the record established in 2010. President of the institute, Dr. Robert Hartwig said, "The number of US disaster declarations has been trending sharply upward, particularly over the past 15 years." He said catastrophe claim payouts have totaled nearly $25 billion in the first nine months of 2011. Already 2011 has experienced 10 weather-related disasters that had each generated a billion dollars in economic losses, breaking an annual record set in 1980--the year after the Carter-brokered Middle East peace accords called for giving up the traditional Israeli land of Judea and Samaria (West Bank).
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