The Truth Wins (Link) - Michael Snyder (November 5, 2013)
If Israel and the Palestinians do not agree on a “two state solution” by the end of this year, the Obama administration plans to propose its own solution and force it on the two sides in early 2014. For Obama, the goal is to have this agreement in place in time to influence the November 2014 mid-term elections. Unfortunately for Israel, the Palestinians have absolutely no incentive to move off of their current demands because Obama has been promising them a Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as the capital since very early in his presidency. So the Palestinians have no motivation to negotiate in good faith since they already know that they are going to get what they want in the end anyway. Ultimately, Obama plans to force Israel to give up the West Bank, East Jerusalem and control over the Temple Mount in exchange for a “promise of peace” that is not even worth the paper that it will be printed on.
When it comes to Israel, the arrogance that Obama is displaying is absolutely appalling. For example, Obama made the following statement about Israel earlier this year...
“Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are.”
Oh, but Obama does?
Not only does Obama believe that he knows what is best for Israel, he also plans to force them to do it.
According to IDF Radio, the U.S. government plans to submit “its own solution” and force the two sides to agree to it if negotiations do not produce an agreement by the end of this year...
The United States intends to try and force a peace agreement on Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), IDF Radio reported Monday.
The radio station says the US has informed Israel and the Palestinian Authority that if negotiations between them do not advance, Washington will propose its own solution, that will include a US position on every point that is in contention. In effect, according to the report, this will be an attempt to force the sides to agree on a solution formulated by the US.
It is important to note that IDF radio is actually run by the Israeli military. This would not have been broadcast if the Israeli government had not approved the story.
And the source for the story is actually the head of the left-wing Meretz party...
MK Zehava Galon (Meretz) was quoted as saying Monday that senior US officials told her the US offer would be presented in January of 2014. PA sources also cited January as the month in which the US intends to propose, or impose, its plan.
The US moves comes after three months of talks between the sides which have reportedly made very little headway.
The US plan reportedly is similar to the Clinton outline, offered by President Bill Clinton in late 2000, which is based on an Israeli retreat to 1949 Armistice lines, and some swaps of territory.
This report by IDF radio was also echoed by a report in the Jerusalem Post...
The head of the left-wing Meretz party, Zahava Gal-On, said Monday that the Obama administration is determined to achieve a major diplomatic breakthrough next year in the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, including arrangements for a final status agreement.
“There will be a new diplomatic program, based on the pre-1967 lines with agreed land swaps,” Gal-On said in a statement after meeting with Palestinian and American officials on Monday morning.
So why should the Palestinians negotiate?
All they have to do is wait until early next year and they are going to get what they want anyway.
Of course U.S. officials are issuing their typical denials. According to Reuters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says that the U.S. does not plan to implement this kind of a plan “at this point in time”...
At a news conference in Riyadh on Monday, Kerry said there was no such plan “at this point in time”. He has spoken publicly of possible U.S. bridging proposals if no major progress is made.
But of course Kerry’s statement does not rule out that such a plan will be implemented early next year. And at this point it seems very clear that the current negotiations are going nowhere fast. The following is also from the Reuters report mentioned above...
Israeli and Palestinian officials said on Tuesday the three-month-old peace talks pressed on them by Washington are going nowhere, painting a grim picture for a visit this week by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
For a long time, the Palestinians have been relying on the fact that the U.S. government has promised them that they will get a state based on pre-1967 borders. In fact, according to a Yahoo news article posted in July, a letter from Kerry guaranteeing this was what got the Palestinians back to the negotiating table in the first place...
Israel’s pre-1967 borders will be the basis of renewed peace talks between Palestine and Israel, according to a letter U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas which guaranteed the stipulation.
After Abbas received the Kerry letter, he agreed to resume peace talks with Israel, two senior Palestinian officials said Saturday.
And the biggest stumbling block in the negotiations is the status of Jerusalem. The Palestinians are absolutely determined not to agree to any solution that does not give them control over East Jerusalem. Unfortunately, the Israelis are not nearly as united in their determination not to give it up. In fact, according to the Times of Israel, there is a tremendous amount of discord inside the Israeli negotiating team over what to do about Jerusalem...
Israel’s negotiating team in peace talks with the Palestinians is reportedly facing an internal disagreement on the issue of Jerusalem, with chief negotiator MK Tzipi Livni demonstrating a more flexible approach than that of lawyer Yitzhak Molcho, the special envoy appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In the end, Obama plans to give control over East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount to the Palestinians. The following is from a WND article from earlier this year...
The Obama administration has quietly presented a plan in which the Palestinian Authority and Jordan will receive sovereignty over the Temple Mount while Israel will retain the land below the Western Wall, according to a senior PA negotiator speaking to WND.
And this is not something that Obama came up with recently. The truth is that Obama has been planning this since early on in his presidency. The following is from a WND article all the way back in 2009...
President Obama and his administration told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting last week the U.S. foresees the creation of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, according to a top PA official speaking to WND.
“The American administration was very friendly to the position of the PA,” said Nimer Hamad, Abbas’ senior political adviser.
“Abu Mazen (Abbas) heard from Obama and his administration in a very categorical way that a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital is in the American national and security interest,” Hamad said.
What Obama is trying to do is crystal clear, and Israel should immediately walk away from the negotiating table.
Ultimately, nothing good is going to come out of these negotiations anyway. Any “peace guarantee” that Israel receives will only be temporary.
Palestinian Authority Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash made that abundantly clear during a recent sermon...
At the Friday Ramadan services, which were attended by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and broadcast on Palestinian television, Habbash explained to Muslim worshipers that Palestinian Authority officials “only through the wisdom of the leadership, conscious action, consideration, and walking the right path” are headed toward “achievement, exactly like the Prophet [Mohammad] did in the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah, even though some opposed it.”
Palestinian Media Watch - an Israeli research institution that translates anti-Israel broadcasts in the Palestinian media - explains that the Hudaybiyyah peace treaty of 628 A.D. refers to “a 10-year truce that Mohammad, Islam’s Prophet, made with the Quraish Tribe of Mecca. However, two years into the truce, Mohammad attacked and conquered Mecca.”
Are you starting to get the picture?
The Palestinians don’t plan to establish a real, lasting peace with Israel. In fact, according to one survey two-thirds of all Palestinians believe that the eventual goal of the Palestinians must be “to get back all the land for a Palestinian state.”
There is not going to be any solution to the “Jerusalem issue” any time soon even if a peace agreement is forced on Israel and the Palestinians. And this is precisely what the Bible said would happen in the last days. In Zechariah 12:3, we are warned that the city of Jerusalem will one day become a huge stumbling stone for the nations...
“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”
Is that not exactly what has happened?
The entire world is trying to figure out what to do with Jerusalem. It truly is a “burdensome stone”.
And the U.S. government should be very careful. That passage of Scripture also says that “all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces”.
If the United States ends up forcing Israel to divide her land, will the U.S. also find itself divided and “cut in pieces”?
That is a very sobering question.
And it is also interesting to note that all of this is happening just as we are entering the blood red moon tetrad of 2014-2015.
Other blood red moon tetrads throughout history have signaled times of great distress for the Jewish people.
Will it be the same this time around? †
I just wanted to comment shortly with some thoughts as related to the dividing of Israel and how that may come about. We know from scripture what the outcome will be so it’s really a matter of looking at the world today, examining what scripture says about the future and trying to project the possible path to that end. This is not a definitive statement of how things will unfold, just some thoughts to ponder. The following is an appended version of the web page going over the Temple Mount. So let’s start with scripture and what it says about the third temple:Revelation 11:1,2Given that there is no time in history where the outer court did not exist surrounding the inner court, it seems clear to me that this is a future temple. Moreover, we are currently in a situation where the outer court could not be built without destroying the Dome of the Rock. Notice in the image below the spot marked the Dome of the Spirits (Tablets). Keep in mind what was stored in the Holy of Holies in the first temple. The Ark of the Covenant, which had the tablets with the commandments and the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant where the spirit of God resided. And it just so happens that if the temple were built with the Holy of Holies where the Dome of the Spirits is, it would line up with the Golden Gate through which Jewish tradition holds that the Messiah will go through to bring about the resurrection of the dead.
And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
However we are also in a situation where if the outer court were not built, the temple and the Dome of the Rock could coexist (see below) were the people willing. Right now this seems like a fairy tale, but I believe there are some events coming that will cause a complete change in the mentality of the nation of Israel and the surrounding Islamic nations.
There is a small number in Israel working to rebuild the temple. They have all the temple instruments created as specified in the Bible as well as quarries awaiting the ability to rebuild. The question is how will we go from today’s political climate to a point that Islam would allow the Jews to not only pray on the Temple Mount, but also rebuild the temple and start the daily sacrifice again?
Ezekiel 38 & 39
I believe the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38 & 39, the invasion of Gog/Magog that is supernaturally stopped in the mountains of Israel by God Himself, may just be the trigger event that both brings the nation of Israel together with a mind to rebuild, and also produce the kind of political climate that will cause the Muslim nations to back off, if even for only just a short while.
According to the propehcy, God will destroy the aggressors with fire and brimstone from heaven. Ezekiel 38,39 says that when this happens both the world and Israel will recognize the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is who He says He is and means what He says.
Given that this very distinct and clear prophecy is a part of the Jewish scriptures, it is a source they would trust and seeing God intervene on their behalf would greatly increase the aforementioned desire by the nation of Israel to rebuild the temple and come back into the relationship with God that they recognize, a pre-Yeshua scriptural belief complete with sacrificial system.
Now imagine also a discovery like the Ark of the Covenant coinciding with the rebuilding of the temple and I’m sure all of Israel would unite and do whatever was necessary to get their temple built. Not only that, but Aliyah into Israel would increase from all over the world.
Israel is still blinded until the fullness of the Gentiles. Romans 8:25 So when they see God intervene to save them, they will have a strong desire to serve Him. However, they don’t accept Christ, so the only way they know to serve Him is the way of their fathers. This means rebuilding the temple and beginning the daily sacrifice, a necessary event for Bible prophecy to come to pass.
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: