"Israel's Prime Minister is correct to stand up for what is right, rather than cower to those who are more concerned with what they consider to be political correctness." This was a statement made by Israeli Goodwill Ambassador Earl Cox in a recent TV interview in Augusta, Georgia.
Cox was referring to the invitation extended by U.S. Speaker of the House, John Boehner, to Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu to address a full session of the U.S. Congress on March 3, without having first received the blessing of the White House.
Cox went on to say, "While the White House is busy criticizing Boehner and Netanyahu for moving outside of what they consider proper channels of protocol, Netanyahu should instead be hailed as a hero for his courageous willingness to sacrifice his own political future in order to warn the free world and save his country from facing a nuclear armed Iran.
"Being willing to shoulder the burden of criticism from the White House and other dovish world leaders proves that Netanyahu's moral compass is correctly set. He is putting the best interests of his country, the Israeli people and the entire free world above his personal political career as he calls for tougher, not lesser, sanctions against Iran."
Cox went on to explain: "Under the current deal being considered by the P-5 nations - the United States, Russia, China, Great Britain, France and Germany - Iran would retain the ability to continue producing the material necessary for a nuclear bomb, which would give Iran the capability of producing a nuclear weapon within just a few months. In other words, the P-5 nations would be paving the way for Iran to almost immediately become a nuclear wielding state."
Cox continued: "This is a problem not only for Israel, but it is also a serious threat to the entire free world. Iran is a terrorist state with a rogue regime that supports a host of terrorist organizations, such as Hezbullah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. All are outspoken enemies of Israel, the United States, and the West in general.
"While President Obama and other world leaders are seemingly asleep on their watch, Netanyahu is busy sounding the alarm. However, his message and his warnings are either intentionally or unintentionally falling on deaf ears in the White House.
"The same will not be true of the Congress, and perhaps that is what is so upsetting to Obama. Congress will hear the unfiltered truth of what awaits the world from a nuclear armed Iran, whose outspoken ambitions include the destruction of Israel and the United States. The time to stop Iran is now, before she possesses a nuclear weapon. Afterward is too late," Cox stressed.
"Prime Minister Netanyahu knows this and the rest of the world must wake up before we are blown up," Cox added. "Netanyahu should be thanked for caring for the United States more than some of our own leaders care, especially those in the Obama administration. He should be thanked for his willingness to sacrifice his political legacy for the greater good of protecting and preserving Israel and the free world, something other world leaders lack the backbone to do themselves."
Cox concluded his interview by calling on Christian leaders and the rank and file Christians to write to their Congressional representatives, encouraging them to stand with Netanyahu and with Israel. He also called for Christians to call and write to the White House demanding that heavier sanctions be placed on Iran and that any bargaining package be backed by strong and verifiable evidence that Iran is in full compliance at all times.
Earl Cox, now a resident of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, served as a senior communications officer in the White House under four presidents. After retiring, he decided to invest all his time and resources into blessing Israel. He produces a weekly, hour-long radio program, called "Front Page Jerusalem," which is aired on more than 150 radio stations across the U.S., as well as on the internet. That and his other additional efforts to bless Israel have recently earned him, an American Christian, the honor of being appointed a "Good Will Ambassador" for Israel by the Prime Minister.
Dr. Al Snyder is a former professor of Communications at Liberty University in Virginia and North Greenville University. He has done extensive missionary work in Israel and Africa.