Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to the U.S. from November 7th to the 9th. His mission is two-fold — to meet with American Jewish leaders, and to meet with U.S. officials, including Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In part, Netanyahu will be assessing the U.S. political climate in the wake of the electoral tsunami that just hit Congressional Democrats. Important questions are yet to be answered. Will Congress be more staunchly and consistently pro-Israel? Will President Obama and his administration cease being so unfriendly towards the Jewish State? Will both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue take more decisive action to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons as they seek to hasten the coming of the Mahdi? Or will it be business as usual with regards to Middle East policy?
At the same time, the Prime Minister will be assessing the threat of radical Islam to the Jewish community here. “The assembly takes place this time with the background of reports of an attempted attack on the Jewish community of Chicago,” Netanyahu said Sunday. “It really doesn’t matter if the target is a synagogue in Chicago, a railway station in Madrid or London, or Mumbai or Bali. We are stand facing a growing wave of Islamic extremist terror.”
Please pray for the PM and his advisors as they arrive — for their safety, for wisdom and discernment, for the Lord to bless them and make them “sons of Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do.” (I Chron. 12:32)