January 02, 2018

Israel's number one news story of 2017 is President Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the political capital of the Jewish State of Israel

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JD: President Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the political capital of the Jewish people is probably the number one headline in the world. Now talk to me about how the Israeli’s accepted that.

DD: Well Jimmy first off they were elated of course because they wanted to see the embassy’s move back to Jerusalem because following the United States, which has never had an embassy in Jerusalem Guatemala has now announced that they’re moving theirs. Well they did have an embassy there until 1980 when Israel declared United Jerusalem its capital on. It looks like Paraguay is going to as well. Several east European countries and the Prime Minister says up to twelve countries will have embassies in Jerusalem within a year or two. So, that’s a development that’s very important to the Israeli’s because as we’ve stated it is Israel’s capital.

All of the Parliament activity takes place there, all of the government offices are all there. So, it’s very important. But of course the reaction from Israel’s neighbors has not been very good. Iran continues to scream and threaten war. Turkey has been amongst the strongest to object.

JD: Do you believe that the United States will follow through in 2018 by moving the embassy or will it take them longer to do that?

DD: I think it’s going to be longer and as I pointed out right after the December 7th announcement the new Consulate building that the US built over the last decade in Jerusalem actually over the last seven or eight is ready to serve as an embassy tomorrow. But politically it seems like they realize to rush right into that would probably have set off much worse violence.

The full-scale new Palestinian uprising we were fearing would follow has not happened. We’ve had several more major crashes this week when Jews went to try to pray at holy sites in Judea and Samaria. But it’s not anywhere as high or as bad as we were fearing and that’s good news.

JD: David Dolan with details behind Israel’s number one news story of 2017.

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

The world reacted when President Trump named Jerusalem as the political capital of the Jewish state of Israel. In truth the President was some 3,000 years late. The Lord himself declared Jerusalem the political capital of the Jewish people 3,000 years ago as recorded in II Samuel chapter 5.

In addition Jerusalem will be the spiritual capital and the eternal capital as well, that’s II Samuel chapter 6 & 7. But until Jesus comes to rule and reign from Jerusalem, Zechariah 6:13 Jerusalem will be the center of controversy, Zechariah 12:2.