"...“In this house and in Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Isra’el, I will put my name forever." (2 Chronicles 33:7)

Jerusalem of Gold…

Most everyone has heard of Jerusalem Stone, known historically as “Meleke” whose literal meaning is “the stone of kings” or “the royal stone.” This is a high-density dolomite limestone quarried in Jerusalem and the surrounding Judean hills. This stone was used in ancient times in the building of Jerusalem, Solomon’s First Temple and Herold’s Second Temple. These stones harden with time, change color hues and hold the ability to withstand extreme temperatures. When you walk in Jerusalem, you are walking on ancient stones that have withstood the test of time.

One of the most beautiful sights to see is when the sun’s rays shine on Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Stones turn a golden color. This aerial view of Jerusalem illustrates her lights shining out of darkness, her golden color even at night.

“Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all to see. For the glory of the Lord rises to shine on you. Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, but the glory of the Lord rises and appears over you. All nations will come to your light; mighty kings will come to see your radiance.” (Isaiah 60:1-3)

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  1. This has always been the futdamennal problem with reaching any kind of peace agreement. The needs of Israel either aren’t considered at all or they are given only superficial consideration. Supposedly we want to prevent a nuclear war. At least this is what our leaders tell us. Presumably Israel has a “tipping point” at which they would use nuclear weapons to defend their country. If you weaken Israel by giving land to the enemies of the state, you make it much harder for Israel to defend its self and the tipping point where Israel would need to use nuclear weapons would be reached much sooner. If Israel uses nuclear weapons, others would probably join in as well and a major military confrontation would be much more likely to ensue. It also makes it much more likely that we would be pulled in somehow. In other words, the current peace proposals actually make peace less likely instead of more likely. At a time when the US faces massive national debt, a struggling economy, and worn down over stretched military it seems insane to push policies that would make another military confrontation more likely but our leaders are doing it. Now contrast America’s situation with the situation Russia currently faces. Russia’s primary source of revenue is oil sales. A new war in the Middle East drives up the price of oil. For them a new military confrontation in the Middle East makes perfect sense. By pushing the current peace proposals we only play into the hands of more capable adversary. I’m pretty sure they would the proceeds from the increase price of oil to continue upgrading the conventional and nuclear forces.

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