06 October 2016

Parashat Vayeilech 5777

5 Tishrei 5777
Erev Shabbat Kodesh

Devarim 31:3-6

The LORD your God Himself will cross over before you; and He Himself will wipe out those nations from your path and you shall dispossess them.—Joshua is the one who shall cross before you, as the LORD has spoken.—

The LORD will do to them as He did to Sihon and Og, kings of the Amorites, and to their countries, when He wiped them out.

The LORD will deliver them up to you, and you shall deal with them in full accordance with the Instruction that I have enjoined upon you.

Be strong and resolute, be not in fear or in dread of them; for the LORD your God Himself marches with you: He will not fail you or forsake you.


September 20, 2016: Obama at UN: Israel can't permanently occupy Palestinian land

September 30, 2016: White House strikes ‘Israel’ from Jerusalem dateline on Obama’s eulogy transcript

October 6, 2016: White House accuses Israel of betraying trust

The sharper-than-normal comments come as the White House weighs a last-ditch effort to get the peace process back on its feet before Obama leaves office in January.

While serious talks seem unlikely, US officials are weighing the possibility of a major speech outlining the parameters for peace.