Times of Israel: US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull American troops out of Syria has created a serious policy dispute with Israel, potentially complicating his relationship with the mainstream US pro-Israel community for the first time since he took office.
The withdrawal of some 2,000 soldiers from Syria will likely make it more difficult for Israel to fight Iranian efforts to entrench itself in the war-torn country and expand its influence in the region.
Much like Israel’s government, which is faced with trying to preserve its tight bond with the Trump administration despite reports of Jerusalem feeling “betrayed,” the pro-Israel community in the US is also having to find a way to navigate between backing Trump and backing Israel. more …
Opinion: While it is still too early to say that the blessing to the US that began with President Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6, 2017 is over, we can draw a possible parallel in the fall of the British Empire.
In 1917 as World War II was winding down, the British Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour anticipating the fall of the Ottoman Empire wrote a letter declaring that the land of Palestine, be established as a home for the Jewish people:
The mandate gave the Jewish people both sides of the Jordan River. By the beginning of 1922, the British Empire was at the peak of its power.
But then things began to change. Britain began caving in to pressure from the Arabs. By 1945, 78% of that land had been handed over for the establishment of Arab nations and the British Empire began to fall.
It is important for the nations, and their leaders, to read the whole verse:
“I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” Genesis 12:3.
Excerpt, Antichrist: The Search for Amalek: Israel: The 50 year Timeline 1917-1967 here.