Genesis 12:3, “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you.”
When Israel became a nation again in 1948, America, under President Harry Truman, was the leading nation who supported the “born again” Jewish state (Isaiah 66:8). America was the first country to officially recognize Israel as a nation. Since that prophetic event, America has become the number one ally, financier, and defender of God’s promised land. As time has passed, many Presidents have been elected, but America’s one consistent and concrete foreign policy has been to protect God’s heritage, His land, and His chosen people (Joel 3:2).
In return for America’s loyalty and protection of the Promised Land, God has blessed America, and it has become the greatest and most successful superpower in world history! The “smiles of heaven,” have looked down on America as it has become the leading economic and nuclear superpower of the world. America has become the “light of the world” for democracy, peace, and liberty for all.
America’s blessings from the Almighty can be attributed to two things: Blessing the nation of Israel and being the leader of the Great Commission by spreading the Gospel of Messiah to all parts of the world (Matthew 28:19-20). Without question, God has blessed America, because America has blessed His people and the Promised Land (Genesis 12:3).
However, in the past three decades, the leaders of our nation, including our Presidents, have forgotten God’s prophecy of the blessings and curses of Genesis 12:3 that echo throughout eternity. When the Almighty, who is righteous, sovereign, and cannot lie, makes a promise, it will never be broken! (Numbers 23:19, Hebrews 6:18). So, as Genesis 12:3 states, He will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel. It is as simple as that.
Nevertheless, America’s leaders of the past three decades have taken God’s blessings for America, and they have turned them into curses for our land. Our leaders have not been 100% loyal to Israel, as they have committed adultery with Israel’s enemies. Foreign ideologies and interests, and the “almighty dollar,” have influenced our leader’s decisions. These decisions have brought the curses of Genesis 12:3 upon our country. As a nation, America has compromised and forsaken its blessings from the Almighty, the God of Israel, by trying to bring “world peace” to the Middle East with a two state solution between Israel and the Palestinians (Muslims). Our Presidents and leaders have blasphemed God’s command about dividing the Promised Land.
Joel 3:2, “I will also gather ALL nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat (Second Coming); And I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; They have divided up My land.“
In Genesis 13:14-17, Genesis 15:18-20, and Genesis 17:1-21, God confirms that the Promised Land is for His chosen people, His heritage, Israel, and not the Palestinians (Muslims), as he states that it is an “everlasting possession.” Everlasting means for eternity, forever and ever. Amen.
Although the world leaders, including American leaders, are convinced that the two state solution will create “world peace,” this clearly defies God’s promise. How can there be peace if the leaders do not obey the Word of God? Let us remember that what the world calls peace is not the peace of the Almighty.
John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
Psalm 119:165, “Great peace have those who love Your Torah. And nothing causes them to stumble.”
These Scriptures, including Joel 3:2, tell us that we will have “great peace” if we obey the Word of God. It also commands us to “not be afraid or troubled” when we have to stand up for God’s law (Torah). The only way for us to have “true peace” is by obeying and trusting God Almighty and His laws and commandments. Moses and Luke give us great insight relating to the Promised Land.
Deuteronomy 32:8-9, “When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set boundaries of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. For the Lord’s portion is His people; Israel is the place of His inheritance.”
Acts 17:26, And God has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their reappointed times and boundaries of their dwelling.”
What are Israel’s boundaries?
Genesis 15:18-21, “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt (the Nile river, modern day Egypt and Sudan) to the great river, the river Euphrates (modern day Iraq); the Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Grirgashites, and the Jebusites.” (The land from the Kenites to the Jebusites is Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, part of Asia Minor, and of course all of Israel, including Gaza and the West Bank. As we look at the map below, as of today, the children of Israel (Jews) do not currently occupy and control all of the land that was promised to them by God! And the nations still want to force them to divide the current land area!
Just as God warned the nations not to divide His land in Joel 3:2, He also warned the nation of Israel and it’s people not to divide the Promised Land. He specifically declared, “No peace deals.”
Exodus 23:32-33, Do not make a covenant with them or with their gods. Do not let them live in your land or they will cause you to sin against me, because the worship of their gods will certainly be a snare to you.”
Ezekiel 48:14, “They must not sell or exchange ANY of it. This is the best of the land and must not pass into other hands, because it is holy to the Lord.“
Furthermore, to confirm that the Torah’s boundaries of the Promised Land are still valid today, Messiah stated in Matthew 5:17-18, “Do not think I came to destroy the Torah or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill,” clearly emphasizing its validity.
In the book, “Eye to Eye,” author William Koenig does an excellent job of explaining the consequences to America and other nations that plan to divide God’s land (Israel). The book was published in 2008, so the events are from 1991 to 2005. Please visit www.watch.org/eyetoeye, and discover the events and consequences that have taken place from 2007 until now. There have been 56 catastrophes that have happened to America and other nations from 1991-2005. Some of these catastrophes have personally happened to Presidents, Israel’s Prime Ministers and others, because they have wanted to divide God’s land. Please remember, this is also a commandment for the Jewish people not to divide God’s land. Most of these catastrophes have happened on the day of the action or within a couple of days before or after the defiance toward the Almighty. Below are the 56 Catastrophes from William Koenig’s book, “Eye to Eye.”
U.S. Catastrophes & Events (1991-1992): During Presidency of George H.W. Bush
U.S Action-October 18,1991, The U.S. announces upcoming Madrid peace conference with USSR, Israel, Arab nations and Palestinians
U.S. Catastrophe-October 20, 1991, Oakland, CA Firestorm: Greatest fire and loss of life since 1906 in U.S.; $2.5 billion in damage
U.S Action -October 30th-November 1st, 1991, Madrid Middle East peace conference
U.S. Catastrophe-October 30-November 1, 1991, Perfect Storm: worst storm in 100 years covered the east coast; President H.W. Bush home damaged
U.S. Action-August 24, 1992, Round 6 of peace talks resume in Washington D.C.; Israel came with autonomy plan of Palestinians.
U.S. Catastrophe-August 23-24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew: Worst natural disaster in U.S. history to date; $27 billion in damage
U.S Catastrophes & Events (1993-1996): During Presidency of William J. Clinton
U.S. Action-February 18-25,1993, U.S. Secretary of State Christopher visited Israel and 7 Arab nations to restart peace process.
U.S. Catastrophe-February 26,1993, World Trade Center Bombing; $750 million in damage
U.S. Action-March 10, 1993, Secretary Christopher press conference in Israel. March 15-17,1993, Israel PM Rabin met with President Clinton & others
U.S. Catastrophe-March 12-15, 1993: Storm of the Century: 318 dead; up to 120 mph winds & 56″ of snow; all east coast airports closed at times; $3-$6 billion in damage
U.S. Action-April 27-September 13, 1993, Israel-Palestinian negotiations in Oslo, Norway; Israel and PLO sign compromise peace agreement at White House
U.S. Catastrophe-May-September 1993, Midwest Flooding: 38 dead; most devastating and widespread floods in modern U.S. history; $21 billion in damages
U.S. Action-January 16, 1994, President Clinton and Syrian President al-Assad made statements supporting Oslo agreement as 1st step to peace
U.S. Catastrophe-January 17th, 1994, Northridge Earthquake; 2nd most destructive disaster in U.S. history; also ground zero of pornography industry in U.S.; $15.3 billion in damage
U.S. Action-October 17,1994, Israel PM Rabin & Jordan PM Majali sign peace agreement with President Clinton approving
U.S. Catastrophe-October 17-21, 1994-Texas Flooding: 17 dead; worst flooding on record in Texas; $1 billion in damage
U.S. Action-September 28-29,1995, In Washington D.C., Israel and PLO sign interim agreement on West Bank & Gaza Strip. President Clinton hosts summit with King Hussein of Jordan, Egypt President Mubarak, Israel PM Rabin, and Chairman Arafat. Secretary Christopher, FM Peres, & Chairman Arafat convene 1st U.S.-Israel-Palestine Trilateral Comm.
U.S. Catastrophe-September 27-October 5,1995, Hurricane Opal: 27 dead; strongest hurricane to hit Pensecola, Fl since 1900, also hit 1,000 miles of the southern U.S. gulf coast; started Sept 27, hit U.S. October 4th; $3 million in damage
U.S. Catastrophes & Events (1997-2000): During Presidency of William J. Clinton
U.S. Action-March 2-3, 1997, In response to Israel building houses in East Jerusalem, PLO Chairman Arafat arrived in DC for a meeting with President Clinton. They met and both issued statements critical of Israel.
U.S. Catastrophe-March 1-2, 1997, Mississippi & Ohio Valley flooding and tornadoes: 67 dead (26 in Arkansas); winds up to 207-260 mph & tornadoes brought heavy rains, flooding; $1 billion in damage. President Clinton’s home in Arkansas was devastated by tornadoes.
U.S. Action-April 7, 1997, President Clinton & Israel PM Netanyahu met at White House; Clinton said he would work to get peace process back on track.
U.S. Catastrophe, April 1-May 14,1997-Northern Plains Flooding; 5 dead; flooding in North Dakota, up to 26′ above flood stage, breaks 100 year record; worst flooding since 1852 in Manitoba, Canada; $3.7 billion in damages
U.S. Action-April 27,1997, July 15,1997, UN General Assembly passed 2nd resolution demanding Israel stop building homes in East Jerusalem.
U.S. Catastrophe-July,1997-October 1997-Foreign Financial Contagion: unprecedented worldwide financial crisis; economic collapse in Asia during 1997 extended through most of 1998; loss of hundreds of billions worldwide.
U.S. Action-January 7,1998, While in Jerusalem to get peace process back on track, after meeting with Israeli President Weizman, U.S. Middle East Coordinator Ross issued statement.
U.S. Catastrophe-January 4-9, 1998, Northeast Ice Storm: One of the longest and most damaging ice storms to hit northeast U.S.; worst natural disaster in Canadian history;$1.4 billion
U.S. Action-January 20-22, 1998, President Clinton met with PM Netanyahu at White House. Also, President Clinton met with PLO Chairman Arafat at White House, and told reporters plan is “land-for-peace.”
U.S. Catastrophe-January 21,1998, Lewinsky Scandal erupted as news organizations reported on alleged sexual relations with President Clinton. For rest of presidency, Clinton fights for survival.
U.S. Action-January 28, 1998, Secretary of State Albright made statement in support of Clinton peace plan.
U.S. Catastrophe-January-February 1998, Southeast Sever weather: Warmest & wettest January-February on record; 59 dead; over 5,000 homes damaged or destroyed; $1 billion in damage
U.S. Action-May 1,1998, VP Gore met with PM Netanyahu in Jerusalem, reaffirmed commitment to Olso & Washington accords, and land-for-peace plan. May 1-2,1998, VP Gore met with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Abdulaziz, agreed to importance of accords and plan. May 6,1998, First Lady Hillary Clinton said Palestinian state essential to peace.
U.S. Catastrophe-May 1-June 5,1998, U.S.-China Technology Scandal: US Congress investigated whether Clinton Administration export policy allowed China to acquire technology to improve accuracy of nuclear missiles.
U.S. Action-September 24,1998, Clinton said he would meet with PM Netanyahu and Arafat to pressure Israel to accept a plan to give up 13% of land. September 27,1998, Secretary Albright met with Netanyahu and Arafat at U.N. September 28,1998, Clinton, Netanyahu, and Arafat met at the White House. Arafat addressed UN, called for Palestinian state by 1999.
U.S. Catastrophe-September 24-28, 1998, Hurricane George:Began in Gulf of Mexico on 24th. Hit Gulf Coast on 27th & 28th with 110 mph winds, heavy rains, & flooding; dissipated when Arafat left U.S.; $5.9 billion in damage.
U.S. Action-October 15,1998, PM Netanyahu & Chairman Arafat met at Wye Plantation for 5 days of talks regarding Israel giving up 13% of land; no agreement was made. President Clinton pressured for continued talks. October 22, 1998, Netanyahu agreed to give land for Arafat peace promise.
U.S. Catastrophe-October 17-22, 1998, Texas Flooding: Tornadoes & rains caused record flooding in southern Texas; 25% of the state affected; many small towns nearly swept away; $1 billion in damage
U.S. Catastrophe #19
U.S. Action-November 30,1998, 2nd Middle East Donors Conference at U.S. Dept of State with 50 countries; #3 billion pledged, including President Clinton pledge of extra $400 million to Palestinians.
U.S. Catastrophe-November 30th-December 1,1998, Stock Market Sell-Off: Dow falls 216 points; European stock markets experience 3rd largest sell-off in history.
U.S. Catastrophe #20
U.S. Action-December 12,1998, President Clinton arrived in Israel to insure Wye Agreement would be implemented; met with PM Netanyahu & Chairman Arafat; received red carpet treatment at new Palestinian airport.
U.S. Catastrophe-December 11-19,1998; Clinton Impeachment: Dec 11th: President Clinton charged with perjury and obstruction of justice. Dec 19th: U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Clinton (to Senate for trial). Israel PM Netanyahu lost support of Israeli Knesset, which calls for elections.
U.S. Catastrophe #21
U.S. Action-March 23,1999, Chairman Arafat met with President Clinton to discuss Palestinian State. March 24, 1999, President Clinton authorized attack on Serbia
U.S. Catastrophe-March 23, 1999, Stock Market falls again:219 points; biggest fall since November 30th Sell-Off. March 24, 1999, Kosovo War Begins; $3 billion cost
U.S. Catastrophe #22
U.S. Action-May 4,1999, Arafat was to declare Palestinian State & Jerusalem as its capital (postponed until Dec. at Clinton request) May 6,1999, President Clinton wrote Arafat, said he had right to “own land.” Mrs. Clinton repeated support for Palestinian State.
U.S. Catastrophe-May 3-4,1999, Oklahoma-Kansas Tornadoes: most powerful to ever hit U.S.; 316 mph record wind speed; $1.6 billion in damages
U.S. Catastrophe #23
U.S. Action-September 1,1999, Secretary Albright traveled to Egypt, Israel, West Bank, Morocco, Lebanon & Syria to restart Wye Accord compliance. September 4,1999, Albright attended Sharm El-Sheikh Accord.
U.S. Catastrophe-August 24-September 7, 1999, Hurricane Dennis: Came ashore on September 4th, the same day Albright was observing Barak and Arafat sign the Sharm El-Sheikh Accord.
U.S. Catastrophe #24
U.S. Action-September 13,1999, 1st meeting of Israel Foreign Minister & PLO official to work out borders for Palestinian state.
U.S. Catastrophe-September 7-17,1999, Hurricane Floyd: “Grew unexpectedly into a monster storm” on Sept 13; greatest evacuation in U.S. history; $6 billion in damage
U.S. Catastrophe #25
U.S. Action-Week of October 11,1999, Israel: Jewish settlers evicted from 15 West Bank hilltops as part of “land-for-peace” deal.
U.S. Catastrophe-October 14-15,1999- Hurricane Irene: hit North Carolina; Hector Mine Earthquake: 7.1, fifth largest to hit U.S.; Major Stock Market Sell-off: Dow-worst drop since 1989, lost 266 points; loss of billions of dollars in market capitalization.
U.S. Catastrophes #26
U.S. Action-January 3-9,2000, Israel PM Barak & Syria FM al-Sharaa held talks near Washington D.C; Clinton participated; U.S. convinced Israel to yield to Syria demand to discuss borders first. Talks failed. March 26,2000, Clinton held summit with Syria President Assad to discuss Golan Heights. April 3-4,2000, U.S. Defense Sec. Cohen held talks in Israel. April 11, 2000, Clinton met with and pressured PM Barak.
U.S. Catastrophe-January 1-July 1,2000, Nasdaq Losses: 4 greatest drop/loss periods occurred on days U.S. pressured Israel (Jan 4, Mar 25-April 1, April 3, and April 10-14); losses in trillions of dollars. Fires and Drought: “Year of the Wildfires”; unprecedented 93,000 wildfires; most expensive fire year in U.S. history; warmest temperatures on record for period; $1.6 billion in damage
U.S. Catastrophes #27
U.S. Action-July 11-24,2000, President Clinton, PM Barak and Chairman Arafat met at Camp David, agreed to broad negotiating principles.
U.S. Catastrophe-July-August, 2000-Drought/Heat Wave: 20 dead, 35% of U.S. faced drought conditions; $4 billion in damage
U.S. Catastrophe #28
U.S. Action-November 7,2000, Election Day in U.S; White house announced former Sen. Mitchell would head international commission investigating violence in Israel. Same day, Arafat met with President Clinton, then went to UN, proposing UN protection force in Gaza & West Bank.
U.S. Catastrophe-October 30-December 13,2000, U.S. Political Crisis: Vice President Al Gore lost presidentail election to Gov. George Bush. Israel Political Crisis: PM Barak failed to get adequate support in Knesset, resigned, and then lost re-election bid to Ariel Sharon.
U.S. Catastrophes & Events (2001-2004): During Presidency of George W. Bush
U.S. Catastrophe #29
U.S. Action-March 31-April 11,2001, Egypt President Mubarak & Jordan King Abdullah II visited President George W. Bush to persuade him to be more involved in Middle East talks and to support the land-for-peace initiative.
U.S. Catastrophe-March 31,2001-April 1, In China-Chinese fighter jet “bumped” into a U.S. reconnaissance plane, forcing it and 24 member crew to make emergency landing in China. On April 11,2001, China agreed to release the detained airmen.
U.S. Catastrophe #30
U.S. Action-May 21,2001, Secretary of State Powell spoke in support of Mitchell report that day. May 22,2001, President Bush called President Mubarak & King Abdullah II, who welcomed U.S. endorsement of Mitchell report. May 23,2001, Bush called Israeli PM Sharon & PLO Chairman Arafat urging them to accept Mitchell report.
U.S. Catastrophe-May 21-22,2001, It was circulated that Vermont Senator may leave Republican party. May 24,2001, Senator Jeffords became an Independent, causing Republicans to lose their majority in U.S. Senate over to the Democrats for the first time since 1994.
U.S. Catastrophe #31
U.S. Action-June 6,2001, CIA Director Tenet met with President Mubarak in Egypt. June 7-8,2001, In Israel, Tenet met with PM Sharon & security chiefs; and with Arafat, PLO negotiators and security chiefs. June 13,2001, Bush pleased that both sides agreed to a cease-fire plan. (But agreement was not signed.)
U.S. Catastrophe-June 5-18, 2001, Tropical Storm Allison hit southeast U.S., 24 dead; heavy flooding in Texas and Louisiana; 36″ of rain; costliest tropical storm in U.S. history; $5 billion in damage.
U.S. Catastrophe #32
U.S. Action-August 25-September 10,2001, President Bush, Secretary Powell, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Kurtzer, with Saudi cooperation, prepared most comprehensive plan & message ever offered by a U.S. President for dividing Israel’s land. Plan was nearly complete September 10,2001.
U.S. Catastrophe-September 11, 2001, Terrorists used 2 airplanes to attack the World trade Center towers in New York, one to attack Pentagon in Washington DC, and one intended for White House or Congress, but crashed in Pennsylvania because of brave passengers; nearly 3,000 dead; $40 billion plus in damages
U.S. Catastrophe #33
U.S. Action-October 1,2001, U.S. officials draft of major speech on Middle East was under review at State Department, with a plan for eventual “creation of a Palestinian state.” October 2,2001, President Bush said Palestinian state was always “part of a vision,” to respect Israel’s right to exist.
U.S. Catastrophe-October 2, 2001, Anthrax-laden mail discovered in Senate mail, and traces in other federal buildings, causing Congressional offices to be closed and sealed, Supreme Court to be temporarily relocated, and the White House to quarantine all mail; $3 billion in damage
U.S. Catastrophe #34
U.S. Action-November 10,2001, Bush spoke to UN General Assembly (UNGA) supporting “two-states-Israel & Palestine”, as just peace solution. (1st time said by a U.S. President) November 11,2001, Sec. Powell reaffirmed Bush policy of two state solution. Chairman Arafat spoke to UNGA asking for peace-keepers, evacuation of all Jewish settlers, and Palestinian state with “Holy Jerusalem as its capital.”
U.S. Catastrophe-November 11,2001, Osama bin Laden & Sadam Hussein warned of nuclear, chemical or biological attacks on U.S. November 12,2001, American Airlines jet, flight #587, crashed, moments after takeoff from Kennedy Airport in New York City; 255 dead.
U.S. Catastrophe #35
U.S. Action-April 30,2002, Pres. Bush & State Dept. persuaded the Israelis to withdraw forces from Ramallah Compound and “allow Chairman Arafat to move freely.”
U.S. Catastrophe-April 28, 2002, Tornadoes ravaged cities from Missouri to Maryland; Maryland hit with F-5 tornado, with winds in 261-318 mph range, causing 6 deaths.
U.S. Catastrophe #36
U.S. Action-June 8,2002, Pres. Bush & Egypt Pres. Mubarak called for a Palestinian state and for Israel to leave some of their land.
U.S. Catastrophe- June 8,2002, Hayman fire began in Colorado, the largest in the state’s history, burning nearly 138,000 acres; 132 homes lost
U.S. Catastrophe #37
U.S. Action-June 18-19,2002, President Bush planned to present his Middle East vision; cancelled twice due to suicide bombings in Jerusalem. June 24, 2002, Bush finally delivered vision. June 25,2002, Instead of flying directly to G-8 Summit, Bush first surveyed damage in Arizona.
U.S. Catastrophe-June 18-19, 2002, Rodeo and Chediski Fires began in Arizona; 550,000 acres burned; one of worst fires in western U.S. history. June 25, 2002, MCI declared $3.6 billion accounting error; soon filed largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
U.S. Catastrophe #38
U.S. Action-September 30, 2002, Pres. Bush refused to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, ignoring the sense of the U.S. Congress expressed in the State Department spending bill.
U.S. Catastrophe- October 1,2002, Hurricane Lili: first U.S. hurricane to hit land in 21st century. October 2-31, Two snipers paralyzed DC. 1st shooting was within 24 hours of Bush decision not to move embassy.
U.S. Catastrophe #39
U.S. Action-November 7,2002, Pres Bush hosted a dinner at the beginning of Ramadan for Arab ambassadors, honored Islam and “revelation of God’s word in the holy Koran.” November 10-12,2002, U.S. official Satterfield flew to Israel to pressure Israeli and Palestinian officials to complete “road map” designed by Quartet.
U.S. Catastrophe-November 9-11,2002, 88 tornadoes slashed through 7 states; Category F-4 with 200 mph winds; one of the worst November tornado outbreaks on record. (Tornado season is March-July, not November.)
U.S. Catastrophe #40
U.S. Action-December 4, 2002, PM Sharon accepted in principle Road Map envisioning independent Palestinian state. December 5,2002, Bush commemorated end of Ramadan at Islamic Center in DC, saying it “commemorates the revelation of God’s word in the Holy Koran to the prophet Mohammad.”
U.S. Catastrophe-December 5, 2002, Worst ice storm in history of North Carolina and South Carolina; 2 million homeland businesses without electric power.
U.S. Catastrophe #41
U.S. Action-January 31,2003, Sec. Powell said Pres.Bush would become more involved in Israeli-Palestinian talks, with a goal of creating Palestinian state in Israel by 2005.
U.S. Catastrophe-February 1,2003, Space Shuttle Columbia broke up over Palestine, Texas, upon entry into earth’s atmosphere; all 7 astronauts, including first Israeli (on space mission) and 3 Christians, died.
U.S. Catastrophe #42
U.S. Action-April 30,2003, U.S. & other international mediators presented Quartet Road Map to PM Sharon & PM Abbas. May 4,2003, Powell, in Syria, said U.S. is committed to peace plan that would include Syria and Lebanon &…Golan Heights.” May 5, 2003, U.S. Envoy Burns met with Abbas, said Palestinians must fight terrorism and Israelis must halt settlement activity. May 10-11, 2003, Powell met with Sharon & Abbas. May 1,2003, EU declared Road Map was “the property of the Quartet,” not just one country (U.S).
U.S. Catastrophe-May 1-11,2003, Record 412 tornadoes in 11 days in U.S. (previous record of same period in May was 177 in 1999); costliest in U.S. history; $2.2 billion. Also, 535 windstorms & 1,385 hailstorms. 19 states affected, 40 dead. May 4,2003; As part of 412 above, on this day, 83 tornadoes ripped through 4 states; 38 dead. Month of May, 2003, Record setting heat-weather patterns began in U.S., Europe, and Indian subcontinent. U.S. record, 562 tornadoes in May (previous record 399).
U.S. Catastrophe #43
U.S. Action-May-August,2003, Quartet (U.S., EU, UN, & Russia) continued meeting and negotiating Road Map plan for dividing Israel.
U.S. Catastrophe-June-August 2003, Hottest summer in Europe in 500 years; 22,000 dead in 14 countries; 50% of many crops lost; hundreds of fires; billions lost in agriculture, other economies. The “meteorological equator,” the hot air mass usually over Africa, shifted north to Europe. U.S. experienced record heat in West, but torrential rains in East, with some areas receiving double the normal rainfall. Russia-431 fires, Germany-300 fires. Locusts descended on Mongolia/China border towns damaging 11 million hectares of crops.
U.S. Catastrophe #44
U.S. Action-May 12-13, 2003, Sec. Powell met with King Abdullah II of Jordan & then Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (Middle East Peace).
U.S. Catastrophe-May 12,2003, Riyadh, Saudia Arabia terror bombing; 29 killed (10 Americans); 200 injured.
U.S. Catastrophe #45
U.S. Action-July 15,2003, Last day of meetings in DC between Palestinian officials and members of Congress & Bush Admin. officials (Road Map & violence).
U.S. Catastrophe, July 15,2003, Hurricane Claudette hit Texas, Pres. Bush’s home state; $100 million in damage
U.S. Catastrophe #46
U.S. Action-July 17, 2003, United Kingdom PM Blair spoke to U.S. Congress; at press conference with Pres. Bush, said “first steps” were taken toward a two-state solution. July 24, 2003, PM Abbas met with members of Congress in DC; spoke to Council on Foreign Relations. July 25, 2003, PM Abbas & cabinet members met with Pres. Bush, VP Cheney, Sec. Powell, and National Security Advisor Rice.
U.S. Catastrophe-July 17,2003, PM Blair faced greatest political crisis in 6 years: dead body of Dr. David Kelly (UK’s chief expert-inspector on Iraq bio-warfare weapons) found. July 24,2003, Colin McMillan, friend of Pres. Bush awaiting Senate confirmation for Navy secretary, was found dead-apparent suicide.
U.S. Catastrophe #47
U.S. Action-September 6,2003, PM Abbas resigned. September 11,2003, U.S. told Israel not to expel Arafat. September 16,2003, U.S. told Israel that any money spent on settlements would be subtracted from $9 billion in loan guarantees. September 16,2003, U.S. vetoed UN Security Council resolution calling Israel to ensure Arafat’s security, but said did not support his elimination or forced exile. September 18,2003, Jordan King Abdullah II arrived at Camp David for talks with Bush on Road Map.
U.S. Catastrophe-September 6-19,2003, Hurricane Isabel: Third most costliest hurricane; hit North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland; millions without power; $4 billion in damage. September 11,2003, Isabel increased in intensity from Category 4 to 5. September 17,2003, Pres. Bush briefed on Hurricane Isabel, drove to Camp David a day early and closed all federal offices in Washington DC area for Sept 18-19. September 18,2003, Hurricane Isabel came ashore during Jordan’s King Abdullah II meetings with Pres. Bush.
U.S. Catastrophe #48
U.S. Action-October 28,2003, Pres. Bush said Israel’s security fence, as well as Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza, are obstacles to “Palestinian state.” Pres. Bush hosted 3rd annual Ramadan dinner at White House.
U.S. Catastrophe-October 24-November 5,2003, Unprecedented record solar flares from the sun, plus most expensive fire in California history; $3 billion in damage. October 29,2003, Scientists warned that communications on Earth could be disrupted by solar eruptions “headed straight for us like a freight train.” October 30,2003, magnetic solar storm from sun hit earth. October 31, 2003, Second magnetic solar storm hit earth. November 4,2003, Sun set 3 more flares & largest recorded flare. October 27-November 5,2003, hot temperatures, low humidity, high winds, & lack of rain, “perfect non-storm,” created terrible conditions for California fires; 22 dead; 3,600 homes destroyed; 740,000 acres burned.
The Next Four Catastrophes: Unprecedented 4 major hurricane from August 9,2004-September 27,2004. In one season caused most destruction in past 100 years; 20% of Florida homes damaged; $22-$25 billion cost to insurers; $11.5 billion cost to U.S. government.
U.S. Catastrophe #49
U.S. Action-August 1-2 & 7-8,2004, U.S. put pressure on Israel to evacuate and dismantle outpost settlements, and stop construction on new settlements. U.S. reminded Israel of its promise to remove security roadblocks, and release hundreds of millions of shekels in Palestinian Authority tax money. August 9,2004, U.S. State Dept. spokesman called on Israel to fulfill settlement commitments. August 10,2004, Pres. Bush nominated Congressman Porter Goss (R-Florida) as new CIA director.
U.S. Catastrophe-August 9-17,2004, Hurricane Charley: $1.2 million Floridians advised to evacuate homes; 25 counties declared disaster areas; 10,000 homes destroyed & 16,000 had major damage; in Polk County, 2,663 mobile homes received major damage & 6,365 minor damage; $6.8 billion cost to insurers. August 13,2003 Hurricane Charley changed course, came ashore in Florida; hit Congressman Goss’s hometown and district with $3 billion in property damage to his district.
U.S. Catastrophe #50
U.S. Action-August 31, 2004, PM Sharon yielded to White House pressure, and said he would accelerate “evacuations” from Gaza. September 2, 2004, Pres. Bush delivered speech at Republican Convention, saying U.S. is a very good friend to Israel, but did not mention the peace process.
U.S. Catastrophe-August 24-September 6,2004, Hurricane Frances; 30 deaths; largest evacuation Florida’s history; $4.4 billion cost to insurers; $3.1 billion to U.S. government. September 1,2004, increased intensity from a Category 2 to 4, and in size to as big as the state of Texas; September 2, 2004, In Florida, 2.8 million people advised to evacuate. September 3-5, 2004, dropped form category 4 to 2; September 5-6, came ashore in Florida; moved up the east coast.
U.S. Catastrophe #51
U.S. Action-September 2004, Bush admin. kept up pressure on Israel to “leave unauthorized settlements.” August 31-September 5,2004, New Orleans hosted 120,000 for gay, bisexual, & transgender “Southern Decadence”event. September 8,2004, U.S. federal judge in Nebraska ruled partial-birth abortion bill unconstitutional. September 10,2004, U.S. federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled against Internet child porn ban. September 12,2004, California governor Schwarzeneggar signed bill guaranteeing insurance benefits to domestic partners.
U.S. Catastrophe-September 3-18,2004, Hurricane Ivan: 15 southern & northeastern stated affected; 2 million advised to evacuate their homes in Louisiana and Florida; Florida hit worst; Alabama (which removed Ten commandments 10 months earlier) hit second worst; $6 billion cost to insurers. September 16,2004, Ivan came ashore same day as Rosh Hashanah, Feast of Trumpets; The Lord’s Holy Biblical day. Oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico were damaged by hurricane and 90 foot “rogue wave, “causing U.S. crude oil production to fall to 50 year low.
U.S. Catastrophe #52
U.S. Action-September 21,2004, Pres. Bush gave major foreign policy speech to UN General Assembly, saying, “Israel should impose a settlement freeze, dismantle unauthorized outposts, end daily humiliation of Palestinian people….” September 21, 2004, PM Sharon promised to keep disengagement timetable; & Israeli Foreign Minister Shalom promised Israel would not enlarge settlements.
U.S. Catastrophe-September 13-27, 2004, Hurricane Jeanne: 3 million in Florida advised to evacuate; $5-$9 billion cost to insurers. September 21-23, 25,2004, Hurricane changed course (from moving away to moving toward U.S.) and came ashore as Category 3 hurricane on Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement. September 22,2004, Two major suicide bombings against U.S. targets in Bagdad. September 22,2004, Major suicide bombing in Jerusalem.
U.S. Catastrophes & Events (2005): During Presidency of George W. Bush
U.S. Catastrophe #53
U.S. Action-July 6-8,2005, G-8 Heads of State, from UK, U.S., EU, France, Germany, Brazil, Italy, Russia, & Canada, met in Scotland with PM Tony Blair leading as president; decided to give $3 billion to Palestinian Authority.
U.S. Catastrophe, July 4-10,2005, Hurricane Dennis: hit Cuba first, then southern coast of U.S., beginning in Florida and traveling up to Illinois; $1-$2.5 billion in damage. July 7,2005, London Terrorist Bombings (4 on same day G-8 Planned to announce $3 billion gift to PA); 52 dead, over 700 injured.
U.S. Catastrophe #54
U.S. Action-August 15,2005, 63,000 Israeli soldiers and police delivered eviction notices to Israeli settlers living in Gaza and northern Samaria. August 15-23,2005, With tears and multiple protests, 9,000 Israeli settlers completely evacuated 25 communities; most left voluntarily, but many were forcibly removed by Israeli troops; 3,000 homes were destroyed. August 17,2005, Israeli PM Ariel Sharon authorized mandatory evacuation of residents refusing to leave Gaza. August 17,2005, U.S. Secretary of State Rice said evacuation “cannot be Gaza only.” August 19,2005, In Gaza, U.S. Asst Sec. of State David Welch said Gaza pullout would re-energize “Road Map” peace plan. August 22,2005, Pres. Bush said, “We’ll continue working for the day when the map of the Middle East shows two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security.” August 22,2005, Pres. Bush said, “My vision, my hope, is that one day we’ll see two states, two democratic states, living side by side in peace.”
U.S. Catastrophe-August 23-29,2005, Hurricane Katrina: largest disaster in U.S. history affected Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; devastated New Orleans; forced 1 million people from their homes; 225,000 homes destroyed; 473,000 people without work; estimated cost to insurers, 40.4 billion; U.S. Government will spend $112-$200 billion.
U.S. Catastrophe #55
U.S. Action-September 17,2005, U.S. State Dept told Israeli PM Sharon not to interfere in Gaza election, even if Hamas was involved. September 20,2005, Quartet (U.S., EU, UN, & Russia) met in NYC, congratulated Sharon on implementing disengagement plan. September 22, 2005, Pres. Bush met with Jordan’s King Abdullah at White House to discuss peace process.
U.S. Catastrophe-September 17,-24, 2005, Hurricane Rita: Became Category 5 storm day after Quartet meeting with Sharon, and hours after Bush’s speech praising Sharon; 3 million evacuated from Galveston and Houston, Texas area; $6.4 billion in damage.
U.S. Catastrophe #56
U.S. Action-October 14, 2005, Israeli PM Sharon was considering unilateral pullout from 90% of West Bank; shared idea with Pres. Bush October 17,2005, Quartet Special Envoy James Wolfensohn sent a letter and report to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan & the U.S., UK, and Russian foreign ministries criticized Israel for failing to relinquishing control of evacuated areas. October 18,2005, Pres. Bush met with Wolfensohn at White House to discuss report. October 19,2005, Secretary Rice told Israel that continued settlement construction contradicts U.S. policy; and testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the U.S. reduced its financial support to Israel because of settlement construction/activities. October 19,2005, In DC, Secretary Rice met with Palestinian Pres. Mahmoud Abbas. October 20,2005, Pres. Bush met with Abbas at the White House, in the Rose Garden press conference after reaffirmed his support for a Palestinian state, and called on Israel to remove “unauthorized posts and stop settlement expansion” and not do anything contrary to Road Map.
U.S. Catastrophe-October 15,2005, The 24th tropical depression formed in the Western Caribbean Sea, which developed into a hurricane within 2 days. October 17-24,2005, Hurricane Wilma: Category 5 (developed to worst level day Bush met with Abbas at White House); 3rd costliest in U.S. history; $10.8 billion in damage. October 20,2005, Florida Governor Jeb Bush (Pres. Bush’s brother,) called for mandatory evacuation of Florida Keys. October 24,2005, Wilma hit Southwestern and Southeastern Florida; 6 million people lose electric power to homes and businesses.
Leaders Who Attempted to Divide Israel’s Land
1. Richard Nixon’s peace efforts were topped by the Watergate scandal of 1972-1974.
2. Jimmy Carter, after his involvement in the Camp David Accord in 1978 and the Israeli-Paletinian Peace Treaty in 1979 between Israel and Egypt, experienced the following as president: record oil prices, record inflation, the Iran Hostage Crisis and a landslide loss to Ronald Reagan who received 489 electoral votes to Carter’s 49 electoral votes. Carter’s presidency is considered a failure.
3. Ronald Reagan’s peace efforts were stopped by the Iran-Contra Scandal in 1986.
4. George H.W. Bush’s peace efforts were stopped when he was defeated in the 1992 Presidential election 12 months after he co-sponsered the Madrid Peace Conference in October-November 1991.
5. Bill Clinton’s peace efforts were stalled and impacted by the Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky and the Chinese espionage scandals, as well as U.S. House impeachment and Yasser Arafat’s missed opportunities. Arafat was the most frequent foreign visitor to the Clinton White House.
6. George W. Bush agreed to become directly involved in the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations in April 2001. After the 9/11/2001 terror events, he became known as the War President. Bush oversaw a trillion dollar war on terror, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and witnessed many record-setting weather related disasters. He was also the first U.S. President to declare his commitment to a Palestinian state in 2001.
Israeli Prime Ministers
1. Menachem Begin, the co-signor of the Camp David Accord in 1978 and the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in 1979, submitted his resignation as Israel’s Prime Minister on September 15, 1983. He lived his final 9 years of life in seclusion.
2. Yitzhak Shamir became Israel’s Prime Minister after Begin’s resignation until the general elections in the fall of 1984. He was reelected in 1988. Shamir and Shimon Peres formed a new coalition government until 1990, when th eLabor party left the government, ;having Shamir with a narrow coalition. In Shamir’s second term, his government failed in no-confidence vote in 1991 amid charges that the Likud party, by taking part in the Madrid Peace Conference had effectively agreed to enter negotiations over Judea, Smaria and Gaza. Shamir was defeated by Yitzhak Rabin in June 1992.
3. Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated on November 4,1995, while he was active in the peace process.
4. Shimon Peres became acting Prime minister after Rabin’s assassination. He lost in an election seven months later in May 1996 to Benjamin Netanyahu.
5. Benjamin Netanyahu’s government failed in a no-confidence vote on January 4,1999, ten weeks after he agreed to give up 13% of Israel’s Judea and Samaria at the Wye Plantation. Netanyahu lost to Ehud Barak in a landslide defeat in May 1999.
6. Ehud Barak resigned as Israel’s prime minister on December 9, 2000, five months after Yasser Arafat turned down his very generous offer at Camp David in July 2000. Barak lost to Ariel Sharon in a landslide defeat in February 2001.
7. Ariel Sharon’s government failed twice in four years in office. He was reelected after the first no-confidence vote. On November 21, 2005, Sharon resigned from the Lukid party, asked that the current parliament be dissolved, and announced that he would form a new centrist party called Kadima, the Hebrew word for “forward.” On December 18, 2005, Sharon was struck by a minor stroke four months after the completion of his disengagement plan which had forced 9,000 Jews out of 21 settlements in Gaza and four settlements in Northern Samaria. On the evening of January 4, 2006, he suffered a major stroke and brain hemorrhaging, eleven weeks before March 28, 2006, election. He remained in a long-term care facility from 2006 and Sharon suffered from renal failure on January 1, 2014.
Middle East Leaders
1. Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser died of a heart attack on September 28, 1970, three years after being defeated in the Six Day War. He was 55.
2. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated on October 6, 1981. Sadat was co-signor of the Camp David Accords in 1978 and the Israeli-Egyptian Peace Treaty in 1979. He was 63.
3. King Hussein of Jordan died of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer, on February 7, 1999. He co-signed the Israeli-Jordanian peace accord in 1995. He was 64.
4. Syria President Hafez died of a heart attack on June 10, 2000, while talking on the phone with the Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri about Ehud Barak’s Golan Heights offer. He was 69.
5. Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was assassinated on February 14, 2005, as he was leaving the Lebanese Parliament. He was 61. Hariri was not active in the peace process but his country received land from Israel in 2000 as part of a deal with the Syrians. High ranking Syrian officials are alleged to have been responsible for Hariri’s assassination.
6. PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat died of AIDS on November 11, 2004, according to David Frum, former White House speech writer for President George W. Bush, and John Loftus, the author of “The Secret War Against the Jews.” Arafat was directly involved in the peace process until the time of his death. He turned down PM Barak’s generous land offer in July 2000, because he wanted control over the Holy Sites in the Old City section of Jerusalem. He was 75.
Eye to Eye, Measure for Measure
Genesis 12:3, “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you.”
This divine, prophetic scripture from the Almighty should have a different meaning to all of us, since we have seen the actions of our leaders and the catastrophes that coincided with them. The Lord is true to His Divine words. One might say, ‘this is coincidence.’ Like the famous saying goes, coincidence is God’s way of staying anonymous. Our Presidents, world leaders, national leaders and its nations, have been judged and will continue to be judged by the Almighty for conniving and manipulating to divide the Promised Land.
As we discovered from the catastrophic events from 1991-2005, a pattern of 14 years has been set. Mr. Koenig’s website gives the events from 2007 until now. We can have confidence that this pattern has continued as President Obama has continued to be the outspoken leader on dividing the Promised Land. The other world leaders also continue to call on Israel to divide its land with an adversary that is committed to the annihilation of Israel.
As of today, President Obama has been very outspoken about a “two state solution,” which would divide the Promised Land. Also, just recently (April 2016), the UN unanimously voted that the Golan Heights should be recognized as part of Syria, which again, defies God’s borders of the Promised Land.
As we see, there are dire consequences to those who advocate dividing Israel. The God of Israel will not allow His covenant land to be divided with the enemies of Israel. The people who continue to appease the enemies of Israel will continue to pay a very dear price, according to the Scriptures. No one is excluded, as God will have the final word concerning His land. The Holy Bible is very clear on the boundaries of His promised land (Genesis 15:18-21), and we are to obey this promise, including our world leaders. God has divine plans for Israel, His heritage, His land, and according to the scriptures, ALL who break his promises and His covenants will be in danger of judgment. During the last 4,000 years, the Pharaoh’s tried to eliminate Israel, the Assyrians tried to kill them, the Babylonians tried to destroy them, Romans tried to crush them, the Ottomans sought to eliminate them, and Hitler tried to annihilate them. Those empires have ALL fallen and been destroyed, but Israel is still here! It is God’s mighty hand and His promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, that will always protect Israel.
I pray and hope that in spite of our national leaders that the “bended knee” remnant of America will pray, bless, and support Israel, as we will be blessed in return. As a nation, I pray that our leaders, including our current president and the one to follow in 2017, as well as all future presidents, will not have a part in dividing the Promised Land. If this happens, the Word of God clearly states, we will be cursed with catastrophes for our defiance of God’s law. Amen, Amen and Amen