The Earth Groans

16 Mar

March 16, 2010

News came out of L.A. this morning of a magnitude 4.4 earthquake about 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles that jolted millions of Californians from their sleep just after 4AM.  No damage or injuries were reported by first responders. This was the headline across many American newspapers and internet sites this morning.  More importantly, is the shaking this nation is causing in Israel–specifically, Jerusalem over the past week.  Here is the Los Angeles Times headline concerning this U.S. administrations position with Israel two days ago.

“Hillary Rodham Clinton’s harsh words

stun Israel”

A spat over the Ramat Shlomo housing project in East Jerusalem becomes a bigger clash as the secretary of State calls it ‘an insult to the United States.’

March 14, 2010|By Paul Richter

Reporting from Washington — Beginning as a spat over a single housing project, a dispute this week between the Obama administration and Israel has ballooned into the biggest U.S.-Israeli clash in 20 years, adding to months of strain between Washington and one of its closest allies.

Israel’s decision to move ahead with 1,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem, announced during a visit by Vice President Joe Biden, drew criticism from Washington in language rarely directed at even Iran or North Korea.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Israel’s announcement “was an insult to the United States.”

In a 45-minute telephone call Friday to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Clinton upbraided him and demanded that he take more steps to show his nation’s commitment to peace.

A senior U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity in the midst of the diplomatic friction, described the administration’s objection to the project as “the first time the U.S. has really pushed back hard.”

The Israeli government, stunned and perplexed by the U.S. assault, tried to regroup this weekend. Netanyahu convened seven members of his Cabinet on Saturday to consider their response, and his office said a committee would investigate the timing of the housing announcement.

Underlying the diplomatic fracture are complicated political calculations by both governments. Clinton’s criticism, authorized by President Obama, was aimed at trying to obtain concessions from the conservative Israeli government at a moment when Netanyahu may be politically vulnerable, officials said.

The U.S. goal is to win Israeli agreement to back off the housing project and to forgo announcements of additional Jewish construction in East Jerusalem, officials said. The administration also wants Israel to agree to discuss substantive issues in new peace talks that could begin in coming days, U.S. officials said.

U.S. officials hope that the Israeli concessions might enlist support for the talks from the Palestinians and Arab states, which have been wavering since the Israeli announcement Tuesday inflamed Arab opinion.

Netanyahu’s position in his government coalition is “perilous,” another senior U.S. official said, as the prime minister is being pushed to give ground at a moment when he is taking criticism from some on the Israeli right, as well as those in the country’s center and left.

The Clinton administration (via Hillary) and this current Obama administration have joined forces in their pursuit to pressure Israel to comply, and will not be satisfied with anything less than Israel relinquishing all of the victory of the Six Days War of 1967–a victory that GOD gave Israel.  God’s Word is very clear concerning the LAND and the NATION of ISRAEL.


‘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, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land. Joel 3:1-2

If you haven’t already, I suggest you read my prophetic post titled:

06.02.2008 Jerusalem Day~Warning to the U.S. & the Nations

Concerning the actions of Hillary Clinton, see the post “America-Adding Sin to Sin” of June 12, 2009

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