Tuesday, September 8, 2009

More Pressure from EU on Settlements

Curt Here...

The pressure on Israel from the EU on the issue of settlement construction continues to build. The EU expressed "deep concern" today over the new and continued construction of housing units in the Jewish settlement areas of Judea and Samaria.

The EU (Javier Solana) along with President Barack Obama continue to insist that in order for there to be any chance of a comprehensive peace deal in the Middle East, Israel must first stop construction in these two Jewish settlements.

I find it very interesting that it is only Israel that must make hard choices and tough sacrifices. Why should Israel make any movement towards peace if the Palestinians, still to this day refuse to acknowledge the Nation of Israel? How hard would it be for Palestinian President Abbas to hold a news conference and simply state, "Israel has the right to exist?" Why is this not the first demand from the International community? Why must the Jewish people living peacefully in their own land be forced to halt settlement construction with the hope that the Palestinians will then come to the table?

Sadly, no leader within the International community will ask these politically incorrect questions. Meanwhile, Israel slips closer everyday to the fulfilment of Biblical prophecy and this article makes me think of scripture from Mathew 24.

Mathew 24:15-21
15. "Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),
16. then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains.
17. "Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in his house.
18. "Whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak.
19. "But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
20. "But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath.
21. "For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.

Those who are in Judea, yes those people who live in these settlements that are such a point of contention today will someday have to flee to mountains and run for their lives. This will happen at the AOD when the Anti-Christ declares himself god and begins his 3 1/2 year reign at the mid-point of the 70Th week. Could this really go down in less than a year?

Stay Tuned



(IsraelNN.com) The European Union expressed its "deep concern" Tuesday over the 455 housing units authorized this week by Defense Minister Ehud Barak for construction in Judea and Samaria, continuing its pressure on Israel to halt any building in the regions entirely.

"According to international law the settlements are illegal and are an impediment to peace," said the EU in a statement released Tuesday.



Matthew said...

You make some good points (and ask some questions that I know a lot of us have wanted answers to for a long time), but I'm curious:

"Could this really go down in less than a year?"

How did you arrive at that figure?

In Christ,

the70thweek said...

Hi Matthew,

Thanks for the question.

I, along with several other prophecy watchers (Including someone that I can see you are watching from your blogger profile - Constance Cumbey)
are watching a specific agreement between Israel and the EU. It is called the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP). It is a seven year agreement and it started in January of 2007. Half way through this agreement would put us at June 2010.

That is what I was alluding to in my original blog entry.

If you would like to research this agreement further along with many other important things that are happening today, feel free to click on the link in my blog called "Herb's Overview." Herb Peter's from fulfilledprophecy.com does an excellent job of laying out the possibility that we could be in the 70th week already today.

I would encourage you to check it out.


PS By the way your blog looks pretty good. I will check it out further.