It is becoming increasingly obvious that the world community will accept no peace plan for Israel that does not include a Palestinian state. In fact, at this point the creation of a Palestinian state is a foregone conclusion in most diplomatic circles. The only question seems to be what the exact dimensions of that state are going to be. The Scriptures have long foretold the division of the land of Israel in the last days, but to see it play out in front of our eyes is absolutely stunning. Virtually the entire world is united behind the idea that a Palestinian state is a great idea, and the pressure for Israel to accept one will continue to grow in the coming days.
Robert Serry, the UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, was recently asked if there is an alternative to a Palestinian state during an appearance at the Hebrew University’s Truman Institute.
In fact, he made it clear that the UN is not even considering any other alternatives when he made this statement….
“I don’t know of any alternatives.”
So that is what Israel is faced with.
Accept a Palestinian state or nothing.
In essence, a Palestinian state is Plan A and there is no Plan B.
Meanwhile, it is being reported that the Obama administration’s plan for Israel includes stationing international troops along Israel’s border with a future Palestinian state.
Apparently the idea is that by deploying international soldiers along the Palestinian side of a future border with Israel, there would be a “buffer” that would keep peace between the two sides.
Of course we have all seen how well UN troops “keep the peace” in other areas of the world.
So what is the main obstacle to a Palestinian state at this point?
Well, it is the fact that the Palestinians want East Jerusalem for their capital.
Benjamin Netanyahu and the current Israeli government are not about to accept that.
But we were warned in Zechariah 12:3 that the city of Jerusalem would one day become a huge stumbling block for the nations…..
“On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.”
So how will all of this play out?
We will just have to wait and see.
Meanwhile, the entire region continues to prepare for war.
*The president of Syria is openly accusing Israel of trying to start a war.
*According to one new report, Syria has approximately 1,000 ballistic missiles zeroed in on Israeli targets.
*Egyptian military forces recently concluded maneuvers in the Sinai Peninsula that simulated an invasion of southern Israel.
*The National News Agency reported this week that the Lebanese Armed Forces fired anti-aircraft artillery from the town of Shebaa in South Lebanon at Israeli warplanes flying over Lebanese territory around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
*A top IDF Home Front Command officer said on Tuesday that Israel is not sufficiently prepared for a chemical missile attack.
*Israel recently kicked off a five-day nationwide defense drill with the goal of preparing civilians for rocket attacks.
*It is being widely reported that teams of American special forces have been authorized to conduct spying missions intended to pave the way for a military strike on Iran in case Barack Obama orders one.
The truth is that tensions continue to rise in the Middle East and war could break out at any time.
So will a Palestinian state come before or after the next war?
There is quite a bit of debate about that among Bible prophecy scholars.
The truth is that we will just have to wait and see.
But let us pray that the division of Israel and of Jerusalem does not happen, because if the U.S. has a hand in that, God will not be pleased at all.