The failures of US Middle Eastern policy
Daniel answered and said “Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets up kings: he gives wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He reveals the deep and secret things: he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him”. (Daniel 2:20-21).
The worldview of diplomats has always been puzzling to some degree. Most in our world today have little, if any, biblical worldview, which is one reason why the Oslo Accords have festered for 30 years. When one's philosophy is shaped outside the Bible one cannot make good decisions based on reality, which could explain the absolute disaster in Washington today. Before the coup in November 2020, Donald Trump had done marvellous things for the US and for allies such as Israel. He was quite literally shaping a new Middle East, one based on reality. Now that Joe Biden – one of the coup leaders – is the face of the regime, we are seeing profoundly stupid decisions being made all across the board.
It was recently revealed that the U.S. regime will install a consulate office in Jerusalem for the Palestinians. This turns the clock back years: to the repeatedly failed efforts of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. By propping-up a terrorist group (the Palestine Liberation Organisation) they take away Israel’s legitimacy in their ancient capital. A piece in the Gatestone Institute explains this very well:
“Biden plans to open a consulate in Jerusalem. This may seem like just another diplomatic facility to issue visas, promote trade and take care of US citizens, with no greater consequence than the US consulate in Edinburgh, UK. But this one will be far more than a mere office for paper-shuffling diplomats! It amounts to a de facto US embassy to the Palestinians on Israeli territory. Its true purpose is to undermine Israeli sovereignty in its own capital city and will jeopardise future prospects for peace between Israel and Palestinian Arabs.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh, understands the implications only too well. In a recent interview, he triumphantly predicted that the new consulate would re-divide Jerusalem. After the US moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital in 2018, it was combined with the existing consulate in the city to form a single diplomatic mission. This was achieved under the administration of President Donald Trump and that, together with a profound misunderstanding of the dynamics of peace, explains Biden’s determination to install the new consulate. He has devoted much of his presidency so far to undoing everything he could of former-President Trump’s work – with the exception of the Afghanistan debacle, over which he uniquely claims to have been bound by Trump’s previous plans”.
The problem here is that the consulate won’t be a collective effort; it will be for the Palestinians. And to add salt to the wound there's disagreement with one of the words in the Gatestone Institute's report: that Joe Biden’s advisors have a “misunderstanding” of the issue. They are totalitarians that know perfectly well what they are doing. These are left-wing ideologies in true Soviet tradition, and they understand only too well the implications of their pressure on Israel. Many Western diplomats and Heads of State have had Jewish blood on their hands these past years, and they were absolutely determined to remove President Trump so that he couldn't finish the task he'd set out to accomplish.
Palestinian leaders will now do what they do best: besides killing Jews – double-down on any real efforts at peace. They will continue working toward the destruction of Israel. Several years ago, in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, it was possible to purchase a small refrigerator magnet showing a map of Israel in its entirety. It was labelled “Palestine.” Why would this seemingly little thing even be allowed by the Israelis?
The Palestinians have been rewarded for sick behaviour in the past, and now it will continue. It goes without saying that the lawless Obama/Biden regime currently operating at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is breaking international law, which does not allow the opening of a consulate without the host nation’s consent. One would hope Naftali Bennett, who himself took part in a soft political coup against Benjamin Netanyahu, will stand up for his country on this issue.
As we speed toward the conclusion of history, the Washington regime insists on taking us back to the darker days of pro-Palestinian diplomacy. It’s just one more thing they will answer for in the day of judgment. “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away: and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works”. (Revelation 20:11-12).