by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths
What strange draw does Israel have that every US president (since Carter?) turns to Israel and "Mideast Peace" as his term comes to a close?
"U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on her seventh visit this year, called on Israel on Tuesday not to undermine peace negotiations with the Palestinians after a report found it had nearly doubled Jewish settlement construction.
On her seventh visit this year in a long-shot push for a peace deal by January, Rice said the two sides were "somewhat closer" in their secret talks..."
Understand, there is NO PLACE IN THE WORLD the US Secretary of State has visited 7 times this year except for Israel. With a possible new Cold War brewing, the US Secretary of State is focused on. . .Israel. Not being able to negotiate the future US relationship with Iraq and Afghanistan, the US Secretary of State is in. . .Israel. With 5 U.S. Carrier Battle Groups lining up in the Persian Gulf or nearby in the Indian Ocean, the US Secretary of State is visiting. . .Israel.
When Israel builds 2,600 homes, that's a small subdivision by US standards, with the majority within the boundaries of Jerusalem (that the US would like to redefine NEIGHBORHOODS where 200,000 people live as "settlements), the major focus of US world diplomacy is "I think it's no secret, and I have said it to my Israeli counterparts, that I don't think that settlement activity is helpful," Rice said.
RANT: A Jew builds a home, it's an obstacle to peace. A Palestinian bulldozes down 30 Israelis while Hamas fires rockets every day during a "cease fire", that's just normal frustration expressing itself - nothing to get worked up about.
Forgiving my sideline rant for a second, what strange power draws US administrations into this process again and again, and further draws them into supporting the very terrorist model they're fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan?
There is only one answer: HaKodesh Baruch Hu, Melech HaMelechim, the King of Kings, the Holy One, Blessed Be He. Like hardening Pharoah's heart, he brings in the US President to support those who hate America and have built a culture of literal horror.
But, like the first exodus, He's also sending plagues so the people can see a hint of the results. While many are cleaning up from the flooding of hurricane Faye, hurricane Gustav is now taking aim for the US Gulf Oil Platforms and/or the gulf coast of Louisiana or Texas.
A visit a month, a natural disaster a month. It's worth noting.
Free Home Delivery! - From Mystical Paths, MPaths.com.
BS"D - בסיעתא דשמיא