A Messianic Jewish leader is not surprised that two Islamic
leaders would lash out against Israel at on a Jewish holy day.
While Israel was virtually shut down Wednesday for Yom Kippur,
at the U.N. General Assembly across the Ocean, Egypt's new
President Mohammed Morsi made his debut on the global stage,
celebrating himself as the nation's first democratically elected
leader who was swept into office after what he called a "great,
peaceful revolution." He declared that the first issue for the
world body should be certifying the rights of the Palestinian
To that request, Jan Markell, founder and director
of Olive Tree
Ministries, has a suggestion.
"The ones who need to certify the Palestinian people and their
rights [are] the Islamic leaders around the world who have put them
in refugee camps and intended for them to become political pawns
for decades and have turned them into homicide bombers," she
And Markell finds it interesting that Iranian strongman Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad used his address to the U.N. to bring up his vision of
a new world order.
"Clearly, his new world order is under the Mahdi, their
Messianic Islamic messiah, which he believes is virtually on the
cusp of showing up here any day," the Olive Tree Ministries founder
notes. "This is why diplomacy is such a joke and such a waste --
you cannot have any kind of diplomacy with a mind like this."
She adds that the president of the United States is a willing
accomplice to the nightmare in the Middle East.