Watchmen from Jerusalem, Issue 2, 2009
Peace, Peace, yet...
Netanyahu explained why he opposes a sovereign "Palestine":
Israel simply cannot accept that the Palestinians have the four rights of any sovereign state: control of its airspace; control of its electromagnetic spectrum; the right to maintain an army and sign military alliances; and, most importantly, control of the border crossings where arms and terrorists could pass.("Why there can be no Palestinian State," IMRA, 1 Mar. 2009)
On PA TV, senior Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan said,
We do not demand that Hamas recognize Israel. We demand that they refuse
because Fatah does not recognize Israel even today. Yet Western nations boycott Hamas
because of this same refusal to acknowledge the existence of the Jewish state.
He said that while Fatah
does not recognize Israel, the PA does - but only to receive aid from the international community. Western countries have poured billions of dollars into the [PA]. ("Fatah Violates Roadmap Demand...," Arutz 7, 18 Mar. 2009)
Speaking on Lebanon's ANB TV in May, the PA's Lebanese representative, Abbas Zaki, said he does not want peace with Israel, but that a Palestinian state in Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem will be another step toward Israel's destruction.
Because if they get out of Jerusalem, what will be left of all their talk about the Promised Land and the Chosen Nation? ("PA still seeks Israel's demise...," Israel Today, 15 May 2009)
Does hearing this change the West's mantra of
two states for two peoples? No.
US ME envoy George Mitchell warned FM Lieberman that America will not budge from its commitment to carving out a new PA state within Israel's current borders...
Israel's daily Yediot Acharanot reported,
that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told an American Jewish leader a PA state would be forced down Israel's throat by the end of Obama's term... ("Mitchell's Message: 'We Want a PA State'," Arutz 7, 16 Apr. 2009)
In the next four years, there will be a final status agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, based on Emanuel was quoted as saying.
two states for two peoples, and we couldn't care less who the prime minister is,
Pressure on Israel to "make peace" is a global phenomenon.
The UN Security Council [SC] unanimously endorsed a statement today calling for establishment of a Palestinian state and pushing for Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations in Moscow this year under the auspices of the UN's ME Quartet.
Russian FM Lavrov told reporters,
We have made use of the prestige of the SC to lay out what the international community wants... ("UNSC committed to 2-state solution," JP, 11 May 2009)
The world just does not care what Israelis want. Although we voted for a change in direction from the last government, the world in effect says Israel's democracy does not count. Zechariah 12:2-3 seems more of a reality now than before the election.
Interviewed by JP, FM Lieberman said,
World leaders must stop speaking in slogans like He sees the Palestinian track as stuck because,
occupation, settlements...the two-state solution if they want to help [Israel] reach an agreement with the Palestinians and bring stability to the ME...
It started like other national conflicts. [But] today it's a more religious conflict. Thank God that finally someone is willing to say that the issue between Israel and the Palestinian Muslims is a "religious" conflict. ("Lieberman slams simplistic 'slogans'..." ICEJ News, 24 Apr. 2009)
What does Israel get when she looks to the world to defend her?
There are currently no fewer than 50,000 terrorist rockets and medium-range missiles aimed at Israel, with most
deployed across southern Lebanon, aimed at the major population centers of northern Israel. But 1000s of rockets also remain stockpiled and ready for use in Gaza, threatening one million Israelis.
The number of weapons pointed at the Jewish state marks a considerable increase over just a few years ago, when Israel halted its war on Hizbullah in Lebanon based on a UN ceasefire that promised terror group weapons would be removed or eliminated. Israel also turned the Gaza Strip wholly over to Palestinians in 2005 based on a US-guaranteed understanding that arms smuggling into the territory would be prevented.("50,000 terrorist rockets aimed at Israel," Israel Today, 15 Mar. 2009)
Table of Contents
- God's judgment, Israel & the nations
- Biblical examples of God judging nations...
- Modern proof of this biblical truth
- US Pres. Obama's administration & Israel
- Israeli Elections
- Bibi and Obama - Round 1
- Peace, Peace, yet...
- A Palestinian state but no to a Jewish state
- What will it take...