Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Message for the President of the USA, from King Solomon

U.S. President Barack Obama will call on Israel to withdraw to the 1967 borders and agree to additional concessions that will enable a resumption of the peace process, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth revealed on Tuesday.
The newspaper claimed to have obtained a draft of Obama's planned speech at the State Department on Thursday in which he will outline his administration's Middle East policy, in light of the anti-government protests that have swept the region over the past year.
The president is also expected to announce his solution regarding the status of Jerusalem and call for its division. The U. S. envisions the city as the shared capital of the two states, Israel and Palestine, side by side in peace.
Source: Xinhuanet

King Solomon was the son of King David and Bathsheba. He composed 3,000 proverbs and 1,005 songs and authored the Song of Songs, the Book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.

He became ruler in approximately 967 B.C.E. and his kingdom extended from the Euphrates River in the north to Egypt in the south. His crowning achievement was the building of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

People from surrounding nations came to hear Solomon’s wisdom. The first and most famous incident of his cleverness as a judge was when two women came to his court with a baby whom both women claimed as their own. Solomon threatened to split the baby in half. One woman was prepared to accept the decision, but the other begged the King to give the live baby to the other woman. Solomon then knew the second woman was the real mother.

Jerusalem can be compared to the baby in this story. Any person who condones the cutting in half of Jerusalem, is not the real mother. Jerusalem belongs in the hands of those who will treat her the way she is meant to be treated - in one piece, in the hands of her rightful owners, the Torah-true Jewish people.


Devorah said...

A reminder of what Obama has previously said, see Mashiach is Coming

merachefet said...

Wow, I have loved that story ever since I heard it when I was very young. I never knew it was a mashal for Jerusalem!!

Devorah said...

I don't know if it's an official King Solomon mashal for Jerusalem, but it fits nicely.

merachefet said...


Leah said...

Yes it does, and as an interesting note, did you notice that shlomo Hamelech became the ruler in approx. 967 B.C.E. and the borders being fought over are from 1967. Interesting to note.... The baby ruling is definately an interesting thought.

Asher said...

Great insight, Devorah.

Dividing Jerusalem in any manner is not a good idea. For example, if one divides the very word Yerushalayim (lit. city of peace), the "city" no longer has "peace".