Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and American Ambassador to Israel David Friedman accompanied Vice President Mike Pence on an historic visit to the Western Wall.
It was not until President Donald Trump visited the Western Wall in May 2017 that sitting heads of state dared go there, for fear of geopolitical blow back. As dozens of heads of state from around the world gathered in Jerusalem over the past several days, many of them, including not only VP Pence, but also Russian President Vladimir Putin and others, visited the iconic Jewish landmark.
Why is that so significant? Because it sends a strong message that the world is viewing the importance of Jewish presence at the most holy of all Jewish sites, in Jerusalem…the eternal capital of Israel!
Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted a full-length video (11-minutes) of the arrival of Pence and the greeting by Netanyahu at the Western Wall. Pence appears at about the 3:00 mark and approaches the wall at about the 4:30 mark. It’s historic, so take a look:
If you have been to the wall, you know the significance it holds for the Jewish people. Praise God for an administration that supports our Jewish ally.
Pence later met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and then Netanhahu, where he extended an invitation to Netanyahu and Blue and White party leader, Benny Gantz, to the White House next Tuesday to discuss the Middle East and the “Deal of the Century.” Both have accepted the invitation and will meet with President Trump and his team on Tuesday.
Praying friends, now is the time to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. The peace plan may or may not come to fruition, but God is going to bless those who bless Israel. So far, it appears our nation is reaping benefits or our administration’s determination to do so. However, as you know, things could change very rapidly depending upon outcomes of 2020 elections in Israel and the US. Pray, pray, pray!