Bashar Assad is now in the cross-hairs of President Obama. Washington sources say Fred Hoff, head of the Syrian desk in George Mitchell's Middle East mission, has queried Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak on the possibility of fast-tracking talks with Syria. Hoff received no clear answer as Israeli leaders indicated that they first had to find out why pre-Netanyahu talks failed.
Conversations between former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Bashar Assad were interrupted in December when Israel launched Operation Cast Lead into Gaza in an attempt to destroy Hamas. Talks never resumed, but they were already moving toward a speedy end before the Gaza operation because of Syrian demands that a map showing a proposed withdrawal of Israel from the Golan Heights be drawn. Olmert, to his credit, refused. So much for that round of talks.
Again the pressure mounts for Israel to bow before the whims of Obama. The Debkafile reported; "The US president is in a hurry. He invited the heads of American Jewish organizations to meet him at the White House for the first time early Tuesday, July 14, to allay their concerns about Iran's nuclear threat and his demands for an Israeli freeze on settlement expansion. He told them the US remains committed to Israel and will not implement any foreign policy that would threaten its security."
Right! Stop growing. Ignore a nuclear threat. Now, give up the most strategic piece of ground standing between you and your mortal enemy. Syria is conjoined to Iran. Everything that is happening with Hamas and Hezbollah flows from Tehran and through Damascus. Yet here is our president, reaffirming his commitment to Israel. If that is commitment, betrayal must really be a doozy!
On top of that, three liberal Jewish groups have also participated in meetings with the President in order to intensify pressure for Obama to lean even harder on Israel. These are anti-zionists. They believe Israel must be cornered into the peace process that will ultimately lead to a Palestinian state. It is reported that these groups are tightly connected to Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod, the president's closest advisers and controllers.
What is coming? Biblically we know what is on the horizon....the Gog and Magog war of Ezekiel 38 and 39. In the near term we need to pray for the peace of a united Israel. That does not mean to pray against Palestinians. Many are Christians living under radical Islamic subjugation. But God is moving, and time is running out.
Jimmy Root Jr
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