This week’s article will be a bit different as we deviate from our normal topics to discuss the U.S. elections taking place next Tuesday. If you have not seen our latest show on the Joshua and Caleb Report entitled, “How Would Joe Biden Treat Israel as President?,” I encourage you to watch it here.
We typically stay away from American politics in HaYovel. This makes sense, since our mission is to serve the Jewish farmers in Israel. However, since who sits in the White House directly affects the land and people of Israel, we want to give our perspective on the difference in policy between Joe Biden and Donald Trump when it comes to Israel.
First, a bit about Joe Biden. Here’s where he stands on how his administration would treat Israel if elected president on November 3rd:
- Joe Biden has said he is open to conditioning U.S. aid to Israel. This would most certainly include whether or not the U.S. approves of building homes in Judea and Samaria.
- He is against annexing any part of the “West Bank.”
- Joe Biden supports a two-state solution.
- He would like to re-open the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) mission in Washington D.C. (The PLO was closed by the Trump Administration. Its mission calls for the destruction of the state of Israel.)
- Biden has pledged to reinstate the United States’ commitment to the nuclear deal with Iran and end the current economic sanctions that Trump has imposed on them. Iran has openly declared that their goal is to destroy Israel (the “little satan”) and America (the “big satan”).
- Regarding peace with the Palestinians, Biden said: “A priority now for the cause of Israeli-Palestinian peace should be resuming our dialogue with the Palestinians and pressing Israel not to take actions that make a two-state solution impossible..”
- When asked if he would move the U.S. Embassy back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem, Biden said: “Not now. I wouldn’t reverse it. I wouldn’t have done it in the first place.”
Joe Biden has been in American politics for nearly 48 years. During President Donald Trump’s first four years in office, let’s take a look at how he has treated the Israeli nation.
- In 2018, President Trump moved the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move which was long overdue for the United States and Israel.
- President Trump has proven that he is committed to defeating terror and radical Islam. Radical Islam is committed to destroying Judeo-Christian values anywhere they are found, values that the U.S. and Israel both hold.
- President Trump withdrew from the controversial deal with Iran, drastically slowing down the production of a nuclear bomb at the very least.
- In 2019, the Trump Administration recognized the Golan Heights as a legal and undivided part of the State of Israel.
- President Trump brokered the Abraham Accords, a normalization treaty that three Arab nations have now joined in with Israel, with more showing great interest. These accords have ended the boycott of the Arab world against Israel.
- Just this week, the United States lifted the ban on government funding of projects that are located in Judea, Samaria, and the Golan Heights.
- Lastly, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reverted American policy back to that of Ronald Reagan, declaring that the United States does not consider Israeli settlements to be per se illegal according to international law.
Israel supporters, do you care about how the next U.S. president will treat Israel? Zechariah chapter 14 tells us that a day is coming when all nations will come against Jerusalem. The question for us is, “Where will we as individuals and believers stand on that day?” Will we stand with Jerusalem, Israel, and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?
We are living in unprecedented and significant times. It’s up to us to make sure we’re standing on the correct side of the fence.