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June 14, 2021

I usually don’t spend too much time on political developments in other nations because Americans aren’t that interested. But the replacement of Benjamin Netanyahu after 12 years as Prime Minister of Israel is not an Israeli news item, it’s a story that affects the entire world.

After a 60-59 vote in the Parliament, Netanyahu was replaced by Naftali Bennett, who is backed by a fractious coalition ranging from Israel hawks to Islamic Arabs. The major concern with a coalition that covers the entire spectrum of left to right is whether there can be consensus without capitulation on critical issues such as sovereignty in Judea and Samaria and building on the Abraham Accords.

Netanyahu has been the focus of Israel haters worldwide because there has never been so tough, eloquent or resolute a defender of Israel’s right to exist and to defend itself from those who aim to eradicate it. The elites who are always pushing Israel to compromise more never explain how you can compromise with people who want to kill every Jew. By letting them kill half the Jews?

In a strong outgoing speech, Netanyahu said that Iran is "celebrating" his loss because "they understand that starting today, there will be a weak and unstable government that will align with the dictates of the international community." He also revealed that he had privately warned President Biden that his attempts to reinstate the Obama Iran nuke deal would pave the way “for Iran to have an arsenal of nuclear weapons with international legitimacy." He even compared Biden’s blindness to the consequences to FDR’s tragic failure to bomb the train tracks leading to Auschwitz when he had a chance in 1944.

He also predicted that he will soon be back. I hope it’s not under similar circumstances to Winston Churchill’s replacement of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain after a period when he was out of government. He came back because Britain’s leaders tried to appease the Nazis and ended up needing a tough, resolute leader to win World War II.

Benjamin Netanyahu has been a personal friend of mine for many years, and I’m not sure the people of Israel fully appreciate his statecraft that has led to unprecedented peace, prosperity, and security not just for Israel, but for the entire Middle East. It will take years for the new leadership to develop the depth of relationships that Netanyahu had fostered over his 12 consecutive years and 15 total.

Having said that, Israel is where it is because of God, not any one man or political party. I’ve also known Naftali Bennett for over 10 years and have high hopes that he will use his very significant executive skills to keep Israel stable and secure. I hope all my Christian friends will join me as we “pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”

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  • Dale Sanders

    12/11/2021 08:40 PM

    Netanyahoo is a mass murderer and Huckabee is a criminal for supporting him and Zionism. There are countless Palestinian victims including innocent men, women and children. Prostitution and abortion are both legal in Israel. Israel has the most liberal abortion laws on earth, by their own admission. There are only two requirements to receive an abortion in Israel, 1 - Be pregnant and 2- be unmarried

    I am truly sickened the TBN, Huckabee and Hagee support this blind ignorance for supporting Israel, while Israel has been compared to a re-emergence of Nazi fascism. Israel is a separatist country that uses violent military force to subjugate Palestinians and Christians alike and using $$Billions in support from the US Congress.

  • Sam Spade

    07/08/2021 03:17 PM

    Giving to occupying-israel without reservations, no wonder the USA is dammed! Arabcide is an abomination. Jesus was a Palestinian.

  • Gary Gamble

    06/21/2021 03:48 PM

    100 Percent agree with you concerning Israel. And not just me but 100's of 1000's other believers no that My brother.

  • Jane Thompson

    06/17/2021 10:04 PM

    Thank you, this is a nice article, refreshing and explaining. I love Israel. IFCJ: why don't the Holocaust Survivors that we see in the TV commercials (on Newsmax) live together in a nursing home. Please consider building them a decent place to live, finish life with great blessing. Staying alone, dying, freezing, starving....put them together somewhere safe. Love Jane

  • Dean

    06/15/2021 11:02 AM

    If I were moved by circumstances, I'd worry about Israel and its replacing
    Netanyahu with Bennet. But I am absolutely certain that God has plans
    for Israel that will never waver, even for a nanosecond.

    Just as God has plans for Israel, so too God has plans for everyone. God
    knows the end from before the beginning. Don't be scared! You're in good
    hands if you believe and do the Gospel.

    Every good and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the
    Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

  • Katie Bohne

    06/14/2021 02:36 PM

    I have prayed for Israel, Jerusalem, and PM Netanyahu each and every day for many years. I am surprised at this results, but I trust in the Lord that He has a better plan. I pray for Bibi Netanyahu and all his family for their protection from those that hate him and have wanted physical harm and/or political harm to come to him. God does protect those that love Him.

  • Sharyn Winters

    06/14/2021 01:00 PM

    I`m sad, and terribly worried for Israel with their new Prime Minister.
    I`ve had nothing but admiration for Netanyahu for all these years, and
    look to hopefully see him back in that position.
    People need to be aware of the coalition that has come with Bennett,
    and it`s not a good one. It feels condescending by the Israeli gov`t.