Israel and the 2012 (U.S.) Elections

This morning I listened as a journalist made the statement that after last weeks speech made by  President Obama (at the UN), over 50% of all Israeli’s now firmly support President Obama. My first reaction was, ‘what does that mean?’. After all, only US citizens vote in American elections. 

When did support (or nonsupport) by those outside the US become such an important factor? Maybe I’m alone in finding it bizarre, but bizarre it is….

Anyway, came upon this short article at Talk2Action,

Associated Baptist Press is reporting that Presidential hopeful Rick Perry believes that support for Israel is a theological priority. The recent endorsement of Bob Turner by former New York Mayor Ed Koch is another example of the role of Israel in American politics. Koch was not satisfied with Obama’s support of Israel and he endorsed Turner. The litmus test was support for Israel according to Koch.

Richard Land, who opened the Response meeting in Houston, has stated that support for the modern state is a biblical mandate. Perry’s good friend John Hagee is the chief protestant cheer leader for the Jewish state. Hagee believes in a version of the prosperity gospel that teaches support for the secular state of Israel brings in gifts of money to the local church. It certainly has in his case.

Moody Bible Institute once had a heritage of anti-Semitism. This changed with the new version of end of times belief systems . End of times versions of the Dispensationalist theory brought with it a new support for the current state of Israel. The late Ed McAteer, from a large Southern Baptist Church in Memphis, wanted President W. Bush to appoint him ambassador to Israel. This was to allow Israel to retake all the lands she desired. Moderate Baptist Jimmy Carter wants the Oslo agreements to remain in place and has drawn the wrath of the Anti-Defamation League.

Hagee and crowd are encouraging resettlement of these regions. I have received several offers to visit Israel with the motive that getting me and my people to these regions will bring sympathy towards the idea of resettlement.

A nation of new evangelicals now sees support for Israel as a doctrinal mandate. This was not true a generation ago….  (More: Israel and 2012 Elections)


4 comments on “Israel and the 2012 (U.S.) Elections

  1. From it emergence as a nation Israel has been the “God project” of the western church. These are Christians who believe that the Bible teaches that Israel is to be “resurrected” as a nation in the last days. But they obviously believe that God is unable to achieve that by His own power and so they have undertaken to “help” God in making this happen. But if they have got the intent of scripture wrong, as I believe they have, they are in fact working not for God, but for the enemy. The Jews of Jesus time confused the spiritual with the temporal interpreting OT passages of an overcoming redeemer as political deliverance and not spiritual as those scriptures intended. This was a testimony to their spiritual blindness and lostness. Now we have a replay with the church. Confusing spiritual Israel with temporal Israel and interpreting spiritual promises to spiritual Israel as temporal promises to temporal Israel, they display their spiritual depravity and as a result work to advance the Kingdom of Darkness at the expense of the Kingdom of God. But God is not dead, neither does He sleep. Those who oppose Him and His Kingdom will, in the end, perish by their own hand as did those whitened sepulchers of Jesus day who failed to recognize and receive the One they claimed to follow.

    • Confusing spiritual Israel with temporal Israel and interpreting spiritual promises to spiritual Israel as temporal promises to temporal Israel, they display their spiritual depravity and as a result work to advance the Kingdom of Darkness at the expense of the Kingdom of God.

      Amen George, amen

  2. I had noticed that the whole world gets excited about Presidential elections in the U.S.I don’t understand it, but all eyes are on America come election time.

  3. This story (Oct. 4th) sheds a little light on the question too.


    Foreign Aid Set to Take a Hit in U.S. Budget Crisis

    WASHINGTON — America’s budget crisis at home is forcing the first significant cuts in overseas aid in nearly two decades, a retrenchment that officials and advocates say reflects the country’s diminishing ability to influence the world.

    As lawmakers scramble to trim the swelling national debt, both the Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate have proposed slashing financing for the State Department and its related aid agencies at a time of desperate humanitarian crises and uncertain political developments. The proposals have raised the specter of deep cuts in food and medicine for Africa, in relief for disaster-affected places like Pakistan and Japan, in political and economic assistance for the new democracies of the Middle East, and even for the Peace Corps.

    The House’s plan also reflects longstanding Republican views on matters of policy, for example by prohibiting financing for organizations that perform abortions or provide needle exchanges. It would also cut American contributions to international organizations like the United Nations and its Human Rights Council, the World Bank and the World Health Organization.

    The Republicans also attach conditions on aid to Pakistan, Egypt and the Palestinians, suspending the latter entirely if the Palestinians succeed in winning recognition of statehood at the United Nations.

    However, one of the largest portions of foreign aid — more than $3 billion for Israel — is left untouched in both the House and Senate versions, showing that, even in times of austerity, some spending is inviolable.

    full article here

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