In the heat of election season the conventions of each major party reveals what they stand for in their “planks.” The Republicans have vowed fiscal conservatism and although they tend to be pro-life and in favor of traditional marriage they are also saying they are not addressing moral but economic issues in this election. The Democrat Party on the other hand have moral issues as a part of their platform. Abortion on demand, abortifacients included in all insurance plans, normalizing same sex marriage and a variety of other issues of moral significance. Quite a flap was raised when it was realized that all mentions of God were removed from the Democrat platform. U.S. Democratic Party removes reference to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital from official platform made quite the headline. The Democrat Convention amended this late on Wednesday and put “God” and “Jerusalem” back in.
And where is the Republican Party on the issue of Israel? Well, they included included the two-state solution in their platform. George Bush originally proposed the two-state solution so this have finally become an official Republican platofrm position. The problem with both parties is they seem to be uniting in abandoning Israel. The supposed “solution” won’t solve the problem because the existence of the nation of Israel and indeed Jewish people, is an affront to the Muslim nations. Only the complete elimination of Israel and the Jewish people will “solve the problem.”
What confuses me is the desire to create a state that is defined by and built upon institutionalizing racism and bigotry as the very reason for its existence. Currently, Muslims live in Israel, own businesses, work at jobs, some of the government jobs. They have representation on the Knesset . Israel has worked hard at fairness but has been proactive at protecting itself and its citizens from radical Islamic terrorists. In the two-state solution the second state would be a “Jew Free Zone.” HUma Rights violations would be officially okay. Jews (and Christians for that matter) would not be allowed to live, work, own businesses, etc. in the newly minted and U.S. sanctioned state. This does not bode well for the future, not only of Israel but of the U.S. as well.
In Genesis 12:3 God spoke to Abram (whose name was later changed to Abraham):
And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
This blessing and cursing extends from Abram to his off spring through whom the Messiah, (Jesus) would come. Nations that have protected and helped Israel have prospered and been blessed by God. The nations which persecuted or abandoned Israel have not fared well, some no longer even exist. As important as the other issues are in this election cycle, both parties need to reconsider their respective positions on Israel and realign for being blessed by God is more preferable than being cursed by God.