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More than a dozen US senators are supporting an amendment quietly added to this year’s defense bill that some say could endanger Israel now and in the future.

Some see it as an attempt to interfere with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to declare Israeli sovereignty over parts of biblical Judea and Samaria, also known as the West Bank.

The bill would affect weaponry such as Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system. It is literally a lifesaver against terror attacks by groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.

This amendment, introduced by Senate Democrat Chris Van Hollen, could conceivably prevent the deployment of this joint US/Israel defense system to protect areas of the West Bank or Jordan Valley.

The amendment states no US funds may “… support the deployment of, United States defense articles, services, or training to territories in the West Bank unilaterally annexed by Israel after July 1, 2020, or to facilitate the unilateral annexation of such territories.”  . . .

“The Van Hollen amendment is an example of American legislators who cut off their nose to spite their own face, maybe the face of America’s own interest,” Ettinger told CBN News.

“Such a proposal reflects a total disconnect by those senators from Middle Eastern reality.  When Israel and Jordan concluded the peace treaty in October of 1994, the top Jordanian military commanders …told their Israeli colleagues, a Palestinian state, west of the Jordan River, would doom the pro-American Hashemite regime east of the Jordan River,” Ettinger said. . . .

Annexation is a proposal opposed by senators like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

“Those American senators would do well for their own American interest.  Israel in the West Bank has become a very potent element of deterrence in the face of Iran’s ayatollahs,” Ettinger said.

Ettinger doesn’t view the Van Hollen amendment as an anomaly. On the contrary, he sees it as more evidence of an ideological shift in America.

“Certainly, that transformation of the American society has also afflicted Capitol Hill as well the House of Representatives and the Senate.  The secret, so to speak, of the very unique bond between the US and Israel has rested on the Judeo-Christian roots of both the US and Israel,” Ettinger said.

“A departure from Judeo-Christian roots, a departure by America from those roots, would also mean (a) departure from very special US-Israel relations, which would not bode well for either the US or Israel,” he said.

(Excerpt from CBN News. By Chris Mitchell. Photo from Unsplash. By Cole Keister.)

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Richard Lemon
July 25, 2020

Be careful when your dealing with Israel . God said he would blesses those who bless Israel . And curses those who curse her .

Blanca Holland
July 25, 2020

We pray for the sovereignty of Israel against these democrat-socialist party and their leaders to global mandate chains of anti-American and antisemitism which enslave us to the slavery block of globalization groups taking away what you hold most dear the American dream of a United States a republic for which it stands one nation under GOD indivisible with liberty and justice for all. For our allie Israel we must have this bill nullified.

July 24, 2020

Please LORD remove these people from government; they are clueless!

Vick Olson
July 24, 2020

We do not want to go the way of other countries who have turned against Israel. These are God’s covenant people. It is foolhardy to stand against the USA friendship with Israel. There will be dire consequences. Wake up politicians!

July 24, 2020

If this bill is passed God will punish this nation severely !!!

Richard Miller
July 24, 2020

This action against Israel is a thumb in the face of the God and if successful, will seal the demise of America. Numbers 24:9

Darlene Estlow
July 24, 2020

Father I declare this amendment dead. I declare our support of Israel. I pray you would silence the voices of those who hate Israel. Give understanding to our President and Congress of the importance of supporting Israel and not deciding it up. Thank you for revealing this evil.

Karen Secrest
July 24, 2020

If we deliberately give our brother into the enemies hands we can expect that to come and foul our own nest.
The command to love our brother includes politicians who choose not to recognize that this territory was given in 1947 and is just now being acted upon.
We continue to pray for a hedge and a shield around God’s people. Hallelujah..

July 24, 2020

“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”
Genesis 12:3
Sending this verse to my senators and reps. Father, help us press into You. You are the answer in Lord Jesus.

Alan Veasey
July 24, 2020

The Van Hollen amendment must be voted down or the NDAA must be vetoed. We must stick with Israel to remain a
covenant people.

Nancy P.
July 24, 2020

Father-protect Israel forever. Please keep Your remnant under Your protection here in America who love You and Your people. Please don’t let it be too late to add honest God fearing leaders in our Senate and House of Reps in Jesus Name amen.


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