At a precarious time when the United States is $22 Trillion in debt, and there are hysterical partisan divisions in Congress over funding a security “wall” on the southern border, the ballyhooed Trump Israel Peace Plan includes giving more U.S. tax dollars to the historically corrupt and treacherous Palestinian Authority with billions more to Egypt, Jordon and of all nations Lebanon; the entrenched home of the warmongering Hezbollah (paramilitary wing is the Jihad Council) – another Iranian militant proxy that threatens Israel on a regular basis. This funding is only one element of the “plan” that is reprehensible; the others are just as odious.
While many in the “faith community” don’t recall voting for the son-in-law of the President, Mr. Kushner and Mr. Greenblatt seem to be steering a plan that has been previously noted as being contrary to the covenant made with Abraham in the Torah (Old Testament first five books).
There is confirmation the Kushner Plan has been presented to Israel, Palestinians, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt. Jerusalem will have its’ boundaries reordered, and some of the city will be changed to Palestinian control. Approximately 85% of Judea and Samaria will be now included in the Palestinian state. Certain northern sections of the current Jerusalem municipal boundaries, captured by Israel in the 1967 war will be returned to Palestine. Arab village and refugee camps in this location will be transferred to the Palestinian state, along with Arab neighborhoods in southern Jerusalem captured in the same war. Security check points will be reduced in the Trump/Kushner Plan.
(Part one: What is the land that God promised to Israel?)
While both Kushner and Greenblatt are both Orthodox Jews, it seems neither knows nor cares about the Holy Word of Jehovah and the grim consequences to individuals and nations that violate the covenant promised to Abraham and his descendants:
In regards to the land that Jehovah has promised Israel, Genesis 15:18 declares to Abraham; “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates.” God later confirms this promise to Abraham’s son Isaac and Isaac’s son Jacob (whose name was later changed to Israel). When the Israelites were about to invade the Promised Land, God reiterated the land promise, as recorded in Joshua 1:4, “Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Great Sea on the west.”
According to Genesis 15:18 and Joshua 1:4 the land God gave to Israel included: everything from the Nile River in Egypt to Lebanon (south to north) and everything from the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates River (west to east). Translated today, Jehovah gave Abraham and his descendants all of the land modern Israel currently possesses, all of the land of the Palestinians (the West Bank and Gaza), all the land of Jordan, some of Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
Sadly, with his love and devotion to family, which is commendable and predictable, the President is being advised by intelligent but palpably naïve point-men. Point in case:
The Trump Middle East Plan redraws Israel’s boundaries and resolves final status issues. Kushner has stated repeatedly the plan will “have a broad economic impact, not only on Israel and the Palestinians, but on the entire region as well.” Kushner claims, “…there is a free flow of people and of goods. We must create new opportunities.” Kushner continued by sharing it is noted the intra-Palestinian political divides – with the PLO in charge in parts of the West Bank and Hamas ruling the Gaza Strip, and further states, “We want to see the Palestinians united under one leadership, the Palestinians want a non-corrupt government that cares for their own interests.”1
Reminiscent of the fatuous Neville Chamberlain, any expectation that the corrupt and deceitful Palestinian leadership, along with the militant group Hamas, can be trusted to suddenly morph into a harmoniously principled “state” has no historical understanding or perspective given the string of previous “broken” agreements. Moreover, Prime Minister Netanyahu, who is fighting for his “political” life, knows from previous experience the consequences of these “deals” and of trying to divide Jerusalem or give any portion of the “promised land” away.
Lastly, to my evangelical brothers and sisters and others within the “faith community” that have been invited to the White House and apprised of the disastrous TIPP, you would do well to adhere to scripture and provide counsel that is in alignment with Almighty God, and not merely pander or curry favor with man – even our President. You and your words will be judged accordingly.
- Jared Kushner, “Kushner: US peace plan will demand ‘tough compromises’ from Israelis, Palestinians,” i24 News, April 23, 2019. https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/middle-east/1556034417-kushner-us-peace-plan-will-demand-tough-compromises-from-israelis-palestinians
Jim Stockstill [March 17, 2019]