President Obama’s Anti-Israel Stance Confirmed by Supreme Court

800px-Jerusalem_Dome_of_the_rock_BW_13The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday that Americans born in Jerusalem can’t list Israel as their birthplace on passports. In 2002, Congress enacted the passport law, which allowed people born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their birthplace. However, the State Department was against the law and had a policy not to validate it–in essence denying the fact that Jerusalem belongs to the Jews. This Supreme Court ruling supports President Obama’s refusal to recognize any nation’s sovereignty over Jerusalem. He, like other presidents before him, are working towards a divided Jewish homeland.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, saying that the president has the exclusive power to recognize foreign nations.

Justice Antonin Scalia disagreed, saying the Constitution divides the power between the Congress and the President.

Justice Roberts called this ruling a perilous step that allows the president (who chooses which nations to recognize and at what level) to defy an act of Congress.

Historically, Israel has controlled all of Jerusalem since the Six-Day War in 1967, and Jews claim it as their eternal capital. Long, long ago God promised this land to Abraham and his descendants. Who is any President to stand against Him? Any nation that resists Israel’s claim on Jerusalem, resists the Lord.

As believers, we can thank God for the godly men and women in Congress who are standing with Israel. One day, the feet of the Lord Jesus will touch down on the Mount of Olives. We must prepare for His coming, pray for salvation for those we love, and practice righteousness here and now so that we will be equipped to serve Him in His kingdom forever. That is when true peace will come.

Psalm 122:5-9 KJV – For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, [and] prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace [be] within thee. Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.

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