By Stan Goodenough,

The United States of America last July put its official stamp on the Saudi Arabian plan that calls for Israel’s surrender for all time of the land returned to Jewish rule in 1967. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice wrote her signature alongside those of Egypt, Jordan, and six Persian Gulf states endorsing the 2002 plan as a foundation for Middle East peace.

With the move, the Bush administration gave Israel yet another shove down the road towards completing its severance from its biblical heartland and the cradle of Jewish nationhood.

The Saudi Plan offers full normalization of relations between Israel and the Arab world in exchange for Israel’s withdrawal from Judea, Samaria, and the Golan Heights.

(Gaza was included in the original draft, but Israel in 2005 already abandoned that strip of land to the Palestinian Arabs who, instead of starting to build themselves a state there, turned it into a haven for terrorists and a launching pad for increased terrorism.)

Rice’s signature moved her country a few steps nearer to Saudi Arabia and the Arab world, and a few steps further away from Israel.

At the start of her regional tour, she spoke warmly about the Arab states who have so long hated and worked to destroy Israel.

“These are our longstanding and close friends and allies. These are strategic relationships that go back decades. And we are really determined to signal our commitment and to provide for the security of our allies. It goes to the stability and prosperity of the Gulf region, which is of great interest to the United States and great interest to our friends.”

Newsweek columnist Michael Hirsh compared Rice’s statement with one she had made a year ago when she said:

“What you had in the Middle East before was American policies — bipartisan, by the way; it had been pursued by Democratic presidents and by Republican presidents — that engaged in so-called Middle East exceptionalism [in other words, democracy won’t work with the Arabs] and was pursuing stability at the expense of democracy.”

Concluded Hirsh: “The Bush team seems to have gone from condemning the decades-old US policy of backing the Arab regimes to championing precisely that course.”

2 thoughts on “US Moves Closer to Arabs, Farther from Israel

  • What can we expect from people that have been taught replacement theology all of their lives?
    Our leaders really believe that if we appease these terrorists that they we live in peace with us, instead of attacking last.
    We need to remember to look up for our redemption is drawing ever closer. And remember the prophecy that states that all the world will come against Isreal in the last days. My prayer is that I will not see this happen.
    Come quickly Lord Yeshua.

  • So very saddened that no one seems to care what damage is being done to our US or Israel…..All our elected reps seem to care about is lining their pockets with more monies than any of us shall ever see in a lifetime! I pray daily for Israel and the soon return of our Lord Jesus…..makes me want to just throw up!

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