U.S. President George W. Bush met with Palestinian Authority (PA/PLO) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas today in Washington, D.C. Once again, Bush encouraged the terrorists and chastised Israel. While Bush told Abbas that the PA/PLO ""must ... earn the confidence of its neighbors by rejecting and fighting terrorism," he said nothing about the announcement made by the PA/PLO the previous evening that it has no intention of disarming Hamas or other armed terrorist groups, including its own Fatah terrorist organization, which murdered three Jews last Sunday. (Bush never mentioned the terrorist attack either.)
Bush did give a stern warning to Israel. According to the Jerusalem News Wire, Bush told Israel: You will be "held to account" for any actions that hinder Washington's "peace" efforts and burden the lives of the Palestinian Arabs [sic]. What about the lives of the Jews who live in Israel? The Bush administration is very concerned with the lives of the Arabs whose situation has been made as it is by their own leaders but when it comes to the daily lives of Jews, he shows no concern. It seems that not much has changed in the last 60 years.
Bush also said that he would not try to impose U.S. political agenda on another nation. Why then has he refused to have any discussions with Israel so long as member of Knesset and former minister Uzi Landau is involved with them? (Landau headed the legislative opposition to the Gaza relocation program.) The Bush administration also forced the resignation of former Defense Ministry director general Amos Yaron in connection with Israeli arms sales to China.
Bush stated, in regards to his talks today with Abbas, "I assured him that the United States will use our influence to help realize a shared vision of two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, living side-by-side in peace and security." While George W. Bush may like to think that the U.S. has a great deal of influence, there is One greater who does not influence, He controls. The God of Israel has made the borders of Israel quite clear: "... from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates" (Exodus 23:31). In other words, instead of Israel giving up land, it will be Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria who have to give up land. (If the Lord says "to the River Euphrates", did you ever think about the fact that there are U.S. troops now stationed at the northern border of Israel?)
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