We enter the new year with amazing political upheavals in the United States and China. Some are seeing amazing parallels between Israel and the United States. There are some, but there as significant differences. We need to pray for God’s will in these countries and the role they play in important matters especially as the United States is Israel’s key strategic partners.
First in the United States, however one evaluates Donald Trump, never did Israel have a more supportive partner. From moving the U. S. Embassy to Jerusalem, to the strong stand against hypocrisy in signaling out Israel for condemnation at the U. N., we in Israel are heartened. We witness the United States pulling out of UNESCO (United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization) because they bash and condemn Israel and do not recognize Jewish heritage in the Land and even in the Old City. We have been heartened by Nikki Hayley’s presentaitons at the U. N. Also Donald Trump pulled the U. S. out of the terrible Iran nuclear agreement which all sides in Israel say was a terrible agreement.
President Trump is now likely to face interminable investigations even if special prosecutor ends his investigation without any indightment. Indeed, the new Democratic House will be doing more investigations, and liberal New York prosecutors will go after the President’s business interests. The idea of President Trump being impeached and then convicted by the Senate is extremely remote, but the Democrats will have a neverending stream of news and coverage from a compliant pro-left media.
This is a time for much prayer, both for Israel, the United States and both together. Welcome to the New Year.