December 19, 2006

President Bush overrides the congressional decision to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

The US Congress enacted legislation in 1995 calling for America to move its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, but once again a US president, this time George W. Bush, has postponed the move for another six months citing national security interest for this presidential decision.

Israel captured the eastern section of Jerusalem, reunited the city in the 1967 Six Day War, and annexed it in a move not recognized internationally.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The decision by US President George W. Bush to not move the American embassy to Jerusalem is significant for Jerusalem in light of Bible prophecy.

The Six Day War in 1967 saw Israel reunite the city of Jerusalem after almost 2,000 years and secure its sovereignty over this very historic city. Every Prime Minister (PM) of Israel from the very first one, David Ben Gurion, has proclaimed Jerusalem as the undivided, eternal capital of the Jewish people. With the US congressional decision in 1995 to move America's embassy to Jerusalem, Israel's capital city, a major controversy among the Arab nations developed that has kept all US presidents since 1995 from allowing the move to take place. This most recent delay by President Bush to move the US embassy to Jerusalem is a factor in the End Times scenario for the Holy city of Jerusalem.

The ancient Jewish prophet Zechariah wrote that Jerusalem would be both intoxicating and a heavy burden in the Last Days, that's Zechariah 12:2-3. The Muslim world and in particular, the Palestinians are intoxicated with the power they have over the central focus of Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, as evidenced by the gold domed Dome of the Rock over the site of the Jewish temples. The former Israeli PM Sharon could testify to the heavy burden that Jerusalem was to him and now to George W. Bush to some extent.

Jeremiah 31:38-40, Ezekiel 37:26-28, and Isaiah 65:19 among other passages reveal the prominence of Jerusalem for the Jewish people in the future.