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The US government says that Jewish settlers in Judea and Samaria which they refer to as the West Bank are living in settlements that are illegitimate and the settlements must be dismantled and the settlers removed. I asked my broadcast partner longtime journalist in Jerusalem David Dolan, "Is this a major break between the US administration and the Israeli government?"
David Dolan: Well, there is but again there has been. It's a similar situation. Really, no American administration from the time when Lyndon Johnson was president, when Israel captured Judea and Samaria in 1967, no US government has ever recognized Israeli activities there certainly community building, road building, that sort of thing, calling these occupied territories. That is the US official position and it has been. On the other hand, President George W. Bush gave Ariel Sharon a letter promising that the US administration would agree to Israel holding on to major settlement blocks, areas where there is heavy concentrations of Jewish communities.
These the US recognized would remain under Israeli control and in exchange, Israel would give the Palestinians equal amounts of territory somewhere else probably adjacent to Gaza, maybe adjacent to other portions of the West Bank. That was the understanding, that was what the Israelis were promised, so if the Obama administration is going back on that then it's a revoking of an earlier commitment made by the US government to the Israelis. Again, we'll see how concrete that action, those words are translated into by the government here.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
As the US government takes on the promises of God to the Jewish people, the stage is being set for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
Over the years, the US governments have had conflict with Israel over the issue of Jews living in what the US terms the West Bank and the Jews refer to as Judea and Samaria. Those Jewish settlers say that God gave this piece of real estate, Judea and Samaria to them, Ezekiel 34. They also say that the land is theirs forever, Ezekiel 36. The book of Ezekiel 35 says that the Palestinians also want that land and they will kill the Jews, verse 5 and take the land, verses 10-13.
US denial that the land does belong to the Jews is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.