While hosting the "700 Club" television show Tuesday, Pat Robertson told his audience he is certain God will punish the United States with natural disasters if it continues to intervene in Middle East peace talks.
“From a prophetic standpoint, every time the United States gets involved in some kind of a pressure on Israel to split their land, there’s some natural disaster that happens here in America," the televangelist said. "There was a very cogent book written about ... disasters that come on America. Jerusalem was given to the Jews, it is their capital, and the whole idea of splitting that capital is just folly."
The controversial Christian leader when on to liken "the battle of Armageddon" to "the battle of Jerusalem."
"There is no battle of Armageddon," he said. "The battle is the battle of Jerusalem when forces gather at Armageddon and then they march on to Jerusalem. That's where the warriors and the war will be over Jerusalem."
The pastor finished his speech with a warning.
"If the United States pressures Israel to try to give up half of Jerusalem, God himself is going to come against this nation. Watch it.”