Tensions continue to rise in the Middle East surrounding the so-called ‘Two-State Solution’ in the land of Israel that has floundered for decades. Every attempt to resolve the ‘Land for Peace’ efforts have failed miserably thus far. Leaders of Israel have made concessions that offend the heart of GOD (YHVH), because the Jewish people exist in the Holy Land due to the grace of GOD in fulfillment of End-Time prophecy (see Ezekiel Chapters 37 through 40 for the future WWIII, years after the Psalm 83 War that is on the near horizon!). This post is a full citation of an important article by Steve Herzig in the Nov/Dec 2013 issue of the outstanding bimonthly periodical Israel My Glory published by The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. Also at the bottom of this essay are links to additional critical posts concerning the Covenant people of Israel. May all who read and study these in light of Scripture fervently enter into prayer with fasting according to a Song of David:
Psalm 122:1-9… I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the House of the LORD.” Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem! Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together, Where the tribes go up, The tribes of the LORD, To the Testimony of Israel, To give thanks to the Name of the LORD. For thrones are set there in judgment, The thrones of the house of David.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your palaces.” For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, “Peace be within you.” Because of the House of the LORD our GOD I will seek your good.
Eye on the Middle East- “The Handshake that Never Brought Peace”
“It was merely a handshake. But it was no ordinary handshake. It was one of a kind, seen my millions around the world. It was proclaimed as the event that sealed the deal that would alter the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East. Many though it would finally bring peace.
Twenty years ago on the White House lawn in Washington, DC, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signed the Oslo Accords. Since then, nothing has been the same.
The goal of the Oslo Accords was to “put an end to decades of confrontation and conflict… and achieve a just, lasting, and comprehensive peace.” The formula was simple: Israel gave up land for the promise of peace and recognition as a legitimate state. So sure was the world it would work that both men received the Novel Peace prize.
Did it work? The question is a sad joke. In the 20 years since Oslo, three American presidents, seven American secretaries of state, five Israeli prime ministers, and two Fatah (PLO) leaders have come and gone. Yet the two parties can’t even agree on a place to hold talks. Read More…