This was a hard blog to title. In case you missed it, these Olympics are the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Munich Massacre of 11 Israelis. It would seem to have been a no-brainer to offer a moment of silence as requested by Israel during the opening ceremony. Yet, it was ultimately blocked by the Head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Much has been written pro and con, but I wish to share a little known explanation. The biased decision by the IOC Head was not even subtle as you can see from this picture.
However, the story does not end there. American gymnast Alexandra Raisman had an appropriate response. By saying her gold medal-winning performance in the floor exercise was in part a memorial to the Israelis who perished long before she was born, Raisman gave us a genuine moment of Jewish pride that places the IOC’s shameful stand in perspective. Jonathan S. Tobin
In the end, it is not to be expected that the world will support Israel. The Bible is clear that the nations will be against Israel. Only God and God’s people will stand with Israel. I pray that we as a nation will be counted with those who bless Israel.
I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. Joel 3:2
Yehovah brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of Yehovah stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is Yehovah, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance. Psalm 33:10-12
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists (READ MORE)