Egyptian President Mubarak visits the White House.
1Her foundations are on his holy mountain.
2Yahvah loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
3Glorious things are spoken of you, city of our god.
4I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon, for they know my power; look, the Philistines and Tyre, and the people of Cush; it will be said, this man was born there.
5And of Zion, it will be said, This mighty man was born in her; and the same will establish her.
6Yahvah will number his people in the book: This man was born there.
7The princes who live in you will rejoice, and all that are humbled in you.
Egyptian president Mubarak has not been to the White House since before the start of the Iraqi war. They had a joint press conference where they each commented on what they had been discussing in private.
Obama took the stage first and discussed the following.
Mubarak then took the stage and discussed the following.
In the question and answer session with members of the press Mubarak brought up the duration of the Arab-Israeli conflict, some 60 years. The number was repeated in a follow up question.
The Psalm basically calls out the agenda of the meeting between these 2 heads of state. The press release was posted online at 12:53 PM Eastern Time, after the meetings were over and a few hours after the theoretical time for this Psalm around 9:00 AM in Washington DC.
Verse 1 of the Psalm opens by discussing the foundations of Zion, how it is built on God's holy mountain. The 2 heads of state discussed their foundations as well. Obama pointed back to his "foundational" speech at Cairo University and his visit to the Pyramids, a massive but artificial historical foundation for both Egypt as a country and the United States itself.
To Egyptians, the Pyramids are a type of Holy Mountain. Obelisks and pyramids are of similar symbolic design, where the obelisk only builds out the central column and top of a Pyramid which fully builds out the form. The Washington Monument outside the White House is an obelisk, a simplified Pyramid.
Mubarak was also precise in his foundations. He discussed his foundational meetings with Obama, including the G15 summit in Italy.
Verse 2 contrasts the gates of Zion with the dwellings of Jacob. The "gates of Zion" are checkpoints between Israel and the West Bank, as discussed by Obama.
Verse 3 gets to the heart of the structure of the fulfillment of this Psalm. This verse says what will be spoken of Zion. As a prophetic fulfillment the Psalm is covering what will be spoken in the meeting. This gets particularly strong in the following verses where it lists the agenda of the meeting.
Verse 4 mentions Babylon, the Philistines and Ethiopia, and says they will be discussed. Mubarak and Obama discussed Iraq, what was once called Babylon. They discussed The Palestinians, what was once called the Philistines. They also discussed Somalia and the African Horn, what was once called Ethiopia. This is a strong match, and shows God is able to call out before history began what will be discussed in any meeting anywhere.
Verse 5 mentions Zion and what would be said of her. Zion is Biblical jargon for an area near temple mount in Jerusalem. It implies the government of Israel as Zion is the city of David, ie the kingdom of David, who ruled from Jerusalem. Obama and Mubarak discussed the Middle East peace process and the calculus for peace that faces both Israel and the Palestinians. Obama said that the Arab world needs to accept that Israel is not going away. What the Psalmist describes as the "strength of Zion." A strong match.
Verse 6 mentions counting or numbering of Zion. The 60 years mentioned by Mubarak in the Question and Answer session is a match. This year interval also goes back to the birth of Israel as a nation, a match. That birth time some 60 years ago was a prophetic time written in Leviticus 26, yet another match.
Verse 7 discusses the "princes" or lessor government leaders. Mubarak mentioned some of the Israeli officials that he knows, he also discussed the other Arab governments and their desire to see the peace process move forward, a match. Obama mentioned the Organization of Islamic States, which is where lessor heads of state commonly assemble, yet another match.