COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Dr. James Dobson issues the following statement:
“Today we celebrate a truly momentous and historic event that has taken place in Israel, as the U.S. formally moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Indeed, the prospect of peace has never been possible without this cornerstone set firmly in place. On this, the 70th anniversary of the creation of the modern nation state of Israel, one cannot help but see the striking historical parallels shared with the biblical account of the Children of Israel, who were taken into Babylonian captivity by King Nebuchadnezzar and released after 70 years by Cyrus the Great, king of Persia. (2 Chr. 36:22-23, Ezra 1:1-4)
“I am proud to be a citizen of a country that has chosen courage over timidity, standing with Israel and her people by formally recognizing what is plainly obvious to so many – that Jerusalem is both the modern and ancient seat of government and the eternal capital of the nation of Israel. We pray for the peace throughout the Holy Land as well as for the wellbeing of all her neighbors. We pray also that history would one day record this moment as the beginning of a new era of tranquility and prosperity for the entire Middle East.”
Dr. James Dobson is a celebrated psychologist, Christian leader, and Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.” He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in the field of child development with a minor in research design. Dr. Dobson was inducted into The National Radio Hall of Fame in 2008.