Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Two-State Solution Within 4 Months?

Curt Here...

Middle East peace talks are getting very serious and Israel is finding themselves in a very dangerous position. According to the article posted below Israel has been given by the Obama Administration a maximum of 4 months to produce results on core issues such as the status of Jerusalem, final borders and the issue of Palestinian refugees as the administrations push towards a two-state solution continues.

This comes after a story that broke last week in which it has been rumored that the Obama administration will not veto a UN resolution creating a Palestinian state if one can not be negotiated directly with Israel. When I read that story, I wondered how long will this charade will go on before Israel is forced to give up East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount by UN mandate? Now we have our answer. Israel, of course will not simply give up East Jerusalem, so things could get very interesting, very quickly.

Another article came out today reporting that the Palestinians are willing to have NATO forces stationed in a future Palestinian state. It goes on to say that NATO forces would also be tasked with "protecting the Palestinian state from Israel." This news that seems to be coming out daily is very ominous as the world continues to plan and prepare for a future state of Palestine.

We know from our search of Scriptures that the Bible has predicted that at some point, Jerusalem will be surrounded by armies, and soon after, half the city will be captured. Could today's headlines be the setup for what the ancient prophets predicted years ago? Here are a few scriptures for your review.

Zechariah 12:3
3. "It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.

Zechariah 14:2
2. For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city.

I can not say for sure if we are about to see the scriptures come alive in our news headlines, but it is quite interesting to say the least that the midpoint of the 7 year ENP agreement between Israel and the EU occurs in approximately 1 month. Are we really that close to the beginning of the Great Tribulation?

Stay Tuned.



Mubarak: Terror to spread if Israel continues stalling peace talks

Saeb Erekat says following Abbas-Mitchell meeting that the PA hopes to achieve a two-state solution within 4 months.

Terrorism will spread if Israel fails to address "fundamental" issues with the Palestinians, Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak warned on Wednesday during talks with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Mubarak criticised Israel's refusal to address the definitive borders of a future Palestinian state during indirect peace talks with the Palestinians that have been approved by Arab nations.

According to the Egyptian president, Israel's insistence on discussing only "secondary issues," such as the environment and the rights to airspace, threatened to stall any peaceful resolution of the conflict.

"Then we will see terrorism increase and spread throughout the world," Mubarak said.

Berlusconi said Italy, together with its international allies, is "putting pressure" on both the Israelis and Palestinians to resume negotiations.

Earlier Wednesday, top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said that U.S. President Barack Obama's Middle East envoy George Mitchell and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discussed possible outlines of a future Palestinian state during their Ramallah meeting.

"We are focusing on final-status issues like borders and security," Saeb Erekat told reporters after the meeting between Abbas and Mitchell, who is mediating indirect peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

"We hope that in the next four months we can achieve the two-state solution on the 1967 borders," said Erekat, reiterating a Palestinian demand that Israel withdraws from Palestinian territory it captured in the 1967 Middle East war.

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Report: PA willing to have NATO forces in future state

London-based Arabic-language newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi says Palestinian president will inform special US Middle East envoy that he is willing to have NATO forces monitor future Palestine's borders

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas intends on informing Special US envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell that the Palestinian Authority would agree to have NATO forces stationed in future Palestine, London-based Arabic-language newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi reported Wednesday.

Abbas and Mitchell are scheduled to meet in Ramallah on Wednesday afternoon.

The newspaper quoted Palestinian sources as saying that Abbas would agree to have North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces monitor the borders of the future Palestinian state, in order to stop arms smuggling to what is supposed to become a demilitarized zone.

According to the report, NATO forces would also be tasked with "protecting the Palestinian state from Israel."

The newspaper added that the Palestinian president intends to "reiterate his commitment to fighting terror and any incitement or violence against Israel. He will stress that the PA has met its security obligations, as detailed in the Road Map, in full."

According to the report, Abbas will inform the US envoy that he intends to establish a state within the confines of the 1967 borders, while keeping the option of a territorial exchange with Israel.,7340,L-3891416,00.html