Pat Robertson was widely criticized for making the comment that “Mr. Sharon was dividing God’s land, and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the European Union, the United Nations or the United States.” Today Pat is alive and well and sadly former PM Sharon is in a vegetative state years after the Gaza withdrawal.
Here in the United States several presidents from both parties have bullied Israel to give up land that not only did God say was their but they won it after being attacked. I can’t remember any of our presidents offering to return Southwestern US to Mexico. Every time I hear our politicians refer to any of Israel as “The Occupied Territory” I visualize God recording it as one more black mark against our country.
John P. McTernan has written a very interesting book; “As America Has Done to Israel.” Time and again we have pressured Israel to give up the land given to them by God. Starting in early August 2005 and continuing through September, the United States put enormous pressure on Israel to withdraw from twenty-one settlements in Gaza and four in Samaria. The hurricane season of 2005 is history and the area has not recovered to this day. Before that there was “"The Perfect Storm" in 1991. During the Madrid Peace Process, the elder President Bush was very clear that Israel was required to surrender parts of the covenant land for peace. Interestingly enough, President H. W. Bush own home was affected by the storm. There was far more destruction to follow and many times the United States seemed to come under God’s judgment.
There are many parallels between The Gaza Disengagement and Katrina. The US government told residents to evacuate their homes prior to the hurricane and Israel ordered a mandatory evacuation of the settlements. Jews took to their roofs to delay the eviction, and thousands in New Orleans went to their roofs to keep from drowning. Jews had to re-inter their dead in cemeteries outside Gaza and Katrina uncovered hundreds of bodies from Gulf coast graveyards. These were just a few of the events in America that mirrored those in Israel.
When will we learn that God says what He means and means what He says.