Sunday, August 23, 2009

Obama And The Holy Land

by Edward Bernard Glick - August 23, 2009 - American Thinker

In June 2009, in a speech in Cairo, President Barack Obama announced a historic American tilt toward the Arab and Muslim worlds. It is too early to tell if he, unlike his predecessors, believes in what has been known as the special relationship between America and Israel, However, most of his fellow Americans still believe in it. Not only did they rejoice when President Harry Truman made the United States the first country in the world to recognize Israeli independence in May 1948, but they allowed both Republican and Democratic administrations to put their tax dollars where their feelings are.

The history of relations between Israel, and before its very existence, with the Zionist movement that ultimately led to its creation has always been a close one. The Jewish diaspora has been a compelling part of the world's history. Their return to Israel has been an incredible lesson about the ability of words, the old testament, to inspire a culture and a people. Those same words, the old testament, have been a major inspiration for the huge phenomenon of Christianity. Our own nation like Israel owes much of its dedication to freedom to the "free will" God granted in the old testament to his followers.

Today we have a President that appears dedicated to dissolving the special relationship that has always existed between Israel and America. In fact this same President seems dedicated to ending the relationship between Christianity and America. He has gone all over the world denouncing our nation and declaring that we are no longer a Christian nation. He is not doing that because he believes it. He is doing that because he wishes to make it true.

The question is what happens to free will if these wishes come true? How intertwined is our nation with the inspiration provided for both decency and freedom that comes from the words of the old testament?

Obama seems determined to find out.


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