U.S. Issues Rebuke of Israel 

Israeli ambassador to the U.S. summoned to Washington. 

Tensions are growing between the United States and Israel over a law passed earlier this week that repealed the 2005 Israeli disengagement from areas of the occupied West Bank. That law had dismantled four settlements in the northern West Bank. 

The U.S. State Department issued a rebuke of Israel and has summoned Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. Mike Herzog to Washington. 

Prime Minister Netanyahu said the Knesset’s vote ended a period of discrimination against and humiliation of Jews by not allowing them to live in the area the Bible designates as “northern Samaria.” 

Prime Minister Netanyahu, in a response to the rebuke from President Biden’s administration, said the Israeli government “has no intention to build new settlements in these areas.” 

State Department Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman said the law passed by the Knesset is a violation of the commitment made by the Israeli government to the U.S., Egypt, and Jordan a week ago. “The Israelis have gone too far,” another U.S. official said. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman as they respond to Israel’s policies regarding the West Bank.
  • For Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of the Knesset as they seek to navigate issues with Palestinians and terrorists.
  • For President Biden and administration officials to look to the Lord for guidance regarding the relationship to Israel.

Sources: Axios, ABC News 


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