Biden sends private message to Bennett to stop settlement construction


Arutz Sheva: The Biden Administration sent a quiet message to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s office requesting that new construction be curbed in Jewish localities in Judea and Samaria.

According to a report by Barak Ravid on the Walla news site, the issue of construction in Judea and Samaria has the potential to become a hotbed for tension between Israel and the United States, but both the White House and the Prime Minister’s Office want to avoid this and are trying to reach understandings through quiet channels.

US chargé d’affaires in Jerusalem Michael Ratney called senior officials in the Prime Minister’s Office last week and said the Biden administration would like to see restraint or reduction in new planning and construction in the settlements. Ratney also expressed concern over Israeli construction in the strategically important E1 area between Jerusalem and Ma’ale Adumim. Read More …

Opinion: Call it Obama III. Two-state solution Joe is carrying on the same worn out solution as his predecessor. It emboldens the terrorists at the Palestinian Authority to keep on pushing for a Palestinian consulate that will lead to dividing Jerusalem.

“I will also gather all nations,
And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;
And I will enter into judgment with them there
On account of My people, My heritage Israel,
Whom they have scattered among the nations;
They have also divided up My land.” Joel 3:2

Joel is thought to have prophesied in the early 9th century BC. The language suggests the nations in the future will be judged for having continued the policies of ancient Babylon in scattering the Israelites and dividing God’s land.

Joel is pointing to the future Day of the Lord, the 7 year tribulation period when God will bring “all nations” under judgment for their treatment of His land and His covenant people i.e. “My people”- “My heritage” “My land”. God will hold the nations guilty for their failure to recognize His sovereignty and their cruel treatment of His people.

So, what has changed in almost 3000 years? While Israel’s neighbors are still hostile, a new form of anti-Semitism called ‘anti-Zionism‘ has engulfed Christian denominations, completely unaware that when the 7 year time of trial is over, God will save His people, His heritage and His land.

“The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
For this is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins.” Romans 11:2