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In a speech to a convention in Washington, DC, the US Vice President Joe Biden said Israel must stop building in Judea and Samaria and in fact should dismantle existing outposts in the West Bank allowing for freedom of movement for the Palestinian people.
These remarks from Vice President Biden drew a response from a member of the Israeli Knesset, Ketzaleh Katz, that the vice president should be a bit more careful when giving instructions to a sovereign democratic state and should have more respect for the Bible, the people of the Bible and the land of the Bible.
Katz said Mr. Biden's nation is barely 230 years old and Israel is a land where Jews have lived for thousands of years building their holy temples and holy places in the very areas that the vice president says Israel should freeze, locations like Shiloh, Beth-el and the Temple Mount in the old city of Jerusalem.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
An exhortation from an Israeli official to the US Vice President about having more respect for the land of the Bible has very interesting connections to Bible prophecy.
US Vice President Joe Biden did not mix his words with uncertainty as he addressed the pro-Israeli Convention in Washington, DC recently and when he said Israel must stop bulding on the land most Israeli Jews believe God gave to them. These statements by the US vice president evoked a response from a member of the Israeli Knesset that the vice president must have more respect for the Bible, the people of the Bible and the land of the Bible.
In the Bible, Leviticus 25:23, God says the land is His land and He has chosen the Jewish people to be caretakers of the land. The ancient Jewish prophet, Ezekiel revealed in Ezekiel 36:22 that God gave the Jewish people this land for His holy namesake, when He could sware by nothing greater, He promised the Jews this land in His name. Enemies of the Jews in the Last Days will endeavor to try to take this land from the Jewish people, Ezekiel 35:10-12.
Vice President Biden's statement does indeed move us closer to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.