The U.S. Should Support Israel Because God DoesWith controversy swirling over Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Bibi Netanyahu to address Congress over the vigorous objections of the White House, and President Obama’s evident antipathy toward Israel and sympathy toward Islamic kingdoms, it’s worth revisiting the issue American support for Israel. (President Obama’s recent decision to attend the coronation of the new Saudi king rather than the 70th anniversary commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz is a telling sign that his sympathies seem to lie more with the Muslim world than with Israel.) Numerous articles in recent years have chronicled what writers identify as diminishing support for Israel among American evangelicals. So should America and American evangelicals stand with Israel? As I have written before, there are many reasons for the United States to support Israel. One is our longstanding history as a nation with the Jewish people. Judaism has always been – until this recent flood of Muslim immigrants – America’s second religion, after Christianity. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, which is reason alone to stand with her. She has been a staunch ally of the US since the earliest days of her modern founding, and simple friendship and loyalty dictate that we return the favor.  And unlike the Muslim nations which surround Israel, Israel does not want to destroy the United States. The Palestinian Authority has given the U.S. no reason to trust it or to believe that any two-state solution has the remotest chance to work. The UN offered Arab Muslims a two-state solution in 1948. While the United States recognized the state of Israel within minutes of the 1948 UN declaration, the surrounding Muslim nations spat on the two-state solution and went to war. The sober truth is that the vast majority of Muslims in the Middle East are interested only in a one-state solution: a Muslim one with Israel wiped off the planet, gone. Palestinian school children today study maps of the Middle East on which Israel does not appear. It would be the height of folly to believe any single thing Muslim leaders say about living in peace with Israel. They do not want to live in peace with Israel, they want to obliterate her. More