Keep God’s Land campaign urges Netanyahu to resist Biden’s ceasefire pressure

Concerned ceasefire plan could pose "unacceptable outcome for the Jewish state" and "potentially disastrous consequences for the United States."

Among the delegation to meet with Israeli President Isaac Herzog are National Religious Broadcasters president and CEO Troy Miller, Pastor Nick Vujicic, Pastors Jim and Rosemary Schindler Garlow and Rabbi Tuly Weisz of Israel365. Credit: Courtesy of Israel365.
Among the delegation to meet with Israeli President Isaac Herzog are National Religious Broadcasters president and CEO Troy Miller, Pastor Nick Vujicic, Pastors Jim and Rosemary Schindler Garlow and Rabbi Tuly Weisz of Israel365. Credit: Courtesy of Israel365.

In a bold move reflecting strong support for Israel’s security, Keep God’s Land, a coalition of over 150 Jewish and Christian organizations, has initiated a new letter-writing campaign to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The campaign urges the Israeli leader to resist pressure from the Biden administration to accept a premature ceasefire with Hamas.

The letter emphasizes the coalition’s concerns about the “Phased Plan” announced by President Joe Biden on a recent Shabbat. The coalition argues that such a plan would effectively lead to Israel’s surrender to Hamas, posing an unacceptable outcome for the Jewish state and potentially disastrous consequences for the United States.

The letter outlines specific concerns, noting, “While President Biden has publicly claimed that he has endorsed the Israeli government’s phased plan, in fact, he has offered a version that differs from yours in several important respects. The most critical of these is the idea that there would be no resumption of hostilities after six weeks as long as negotiations continue. That is, of course, a formula for endless talks while Hamas rebuilds its capacity to attack your country and people.”

Further highlighting the risks, the letter explains, “In addition, Biden’s Phase Two would require the removal of all Israeli forces from Gaza without any requirement for the elimination of Hamas as even a military threat, let alone a political one. Then, there is President Biden’s statement to the effect that the adoption of this plan will bring a permanent end to hostilities in Israel’s north which would assure the survival of Hezbollah.”

The coalition expresses the broader implications of the plan, asserting, “Such conditions not only pose a material, and possibly existential danger to the Jewish state. We strongly believe they also are a threat to the United States of America. For these reasons, among others, we want you to know that the Biden administration’s Phased Plan does not reflect the sentiment of an overwhelming majority of Americans.”

The letter concludes with a resolute call to action, stating, “As faith leaders we take seriously the Biblical mandate, ‘For Zion’s sake I will not be silent.’ We urge you to stand fast in pursuing the complete destruction of Hamas and to defeat Iran’s other proxies in Lebanon and the Red Sea and the regime that enables them in Tehran.”

Since its inception, Keep God’s Land has emerged as a bold voice in Israel advocacy, drawing support from prominent Jewish and Christian leaders who have signed its resolution against the creation of a Palestinian terrorist state. The coalition has hosted events in JerusalemWashington, D.C., and Nashville, Tenn., and has been actively corresponding with leaders, including letters to Biden and former President Donald Trump.

A delegation of prominent Jewish and Christian faith leaders met with Israeli President Isaac Herzog on May 28 to present a letter of solidarity organized by the Keep God’s Land coalition. This gesture came in response to the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) unprecedented call for arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

Michele Bachmann. Screenshot.

The letter, signed by over 750 Jewish and Christian leaders worldwide, expressed unwavering support for Israel and condemnation of the ICC’s actions. Michelle Bachmann, dean of Regent University’s Robertson School of Government and a member of the Keep God’s Land leadership committee, handed the letter to Herzog. 

In their letter, the Keep God’s Land coalition of faith leaders described the ICC’s call for arrest warrants as a “despicable” action, directly attacking the leaders overseeing Israel’s defense against Hamas terrorists. They emphasized their belief in the unique role of the State of Israel in the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy and asserted that the ICC’s obsessive attacks on the Jewish state would ultimately fail. The letter echoed Herzog’s sentiment, describing the ICC’s announcement as “beyond outrageous” and indicative of a collapsing international judicial system.

Keep God’s Land was established in response to the Hamas War launched on October 7th as a coalition of Jews and Christians united in support of Israeli settlement, security and sovereignty throughout the Land of Israel, including Judea and Samaria, Israel’s biblical heartland.

To read the full text of the letter or add your name, click here.

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