“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says Yahweh Sabaoth. (Zechariah 4: 6)
CBN News—Egypt and Jordan: Israel’s Peace Partners?:
JERUSALEM, Israel – Most think of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II as Israel’s friends. Both Muslim-majority countries signed peace treaties with Israel – Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994 – the only countries in the Middle East to do so.
Both el-Sisi and Abdullah II have a long list of accomplishments to their credit.
Since taking office in July 2014, el-Sisi has worked to bring Egypt back to its former place among the nations. In 2012, he helped remove President Mohammed Morsi (a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood) a year after he took office, following national street protests numbering in the millions. Among other things, he initiated the expansion of the Suez Canal.
King Abdullah II succeeded his father, King Hussein, who died in 1999.
In his nearly two-decade reign, Abdullah did a lot to modernize Jordan, upgrading its armed forces and overseeing economic and social reforms that included upgrading the status of women.
Egypt and Jordan both benefit from Israel in many ways. Israel stepped up to the plate when Egypt needed help fighting Islamic terrorists in the Sinai.
Jordan also receives abundant security, economic and political support from Israel.
Despite the benefits, the leaders of both countries continue to advocate positions they know would undermine Israel’s future, a far cry from what allied countries normally do.
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Israel’s peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan are not a panacea for the tiny Jewish state. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against them. I’m just saying that Israelis can’t assume that treaties with the two Arab countries will solve their long-term problems with them because they won’t.
Both countries are loaded with Islamists. Just because radical elements of society in Egypt and Jordan can be contained most of the time doesn’t mean that the threat they pose can be eliminated.
Israel continues to protect its borders with both countries. It’s the cautious and wise thing to do.
Below is a picture of my daughter, Rebekah, on the Israeli border with Egypt in the Sinai. As you can see, the border is guarded on both sides. The guard tower you see behind her is in Egypt, and she’s standing in Israel beside razor wire.
It’s been said that good fences make good neighbors. I think that’s true.
“If My people who are called by My Name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7: 14)
Change that Yahweh calls “good” begins in the hearts of believers—people who are recognizable because they are different.
We are different because we belong to Him and are called by His Name. We are Yahweh’s people, His followers.
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“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17: 22-24)
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