Blog Note: For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3). This verse is believed by eschatologists to be a key verse that describes a period of time when Israel signs a worldwide peace or security agreement that is confirmed or verified by the antichrist. Other Biblical verses describe this Jewish agreement as a covenant with death. This Israel security agreement event for ‘peace and safety’ is also believed to be one of the catalysts initiating the Tribulation period on earth. The world today is clamoring for a ‘two-state’ solution between the Jews and the Palestinians regarding the status and geography of Jerusalem. The Bible is clear that a large portion of land in the Middle East was given and promised to the Jews by God, including the current land under contention internationally. The Jews currently do not occupy any significant amount of land that was originally promised and given to them by God.
Zechariah 12:2 … Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
Zechariah 12:3 … And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
Daniel 9:27 … And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Isaiah 28:15 … Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
Isaiah 28:18 … And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. End of note.
Will Donald Trump’s Mideast Plan Lead To ‘Peace & Prosperity’?
BY MICHAEL L. WISE/ALGEMEINER.COM NOVEMBER 02, 2018
The Trump administration is searching for the “deal of the century” to secure “peace and prosperity” for Jews and Arabs in Israel, the Palestinian territories, and Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”). But the two-state solution is not the answer. For those who believe that it is, their conclusions are based on false demographic information and unfounded forecasts. The creation of a Palestinian state in Israel’s backyard would lead to the opposite of peace: a terrorist, jihadist, Gaza-like state supported by Israel’s enemies that would undermine peace on both sides of the Green Line.
Today, Israel and the West Bank are 67 percent Jewish, and less than 30 percent Arab. And Jewish fertility rates exceed those of non-Jews. Thus, the demographic predictions about Israel’s demise if there isn’t a two-state solution don’t appear to be accurate. Political scientists and sociologists claim that a 20 percent to 33 percent minority changes the character of a state. These “scientific” conclusions, however, are based on non-Jewish societies. Can these theories explain Jewish survival in the 2,000-year Diaspora? That survival is a remarkable exception.
For 2,500 years, Jewish minorities of one to five percent survived and prospered. Now imagine a 67 percent Jewish country, with a strong Jewish presence in all arenas from arts and sciences to politics, religion, medicine, and law. Will that society lose its Jewish character? Furthermore, concerns about a large minority community are not well conceived. Events surrounding the “Arab Spring” have made it clear to Arabs living in Israel and the West Bank that a blue Israel identity card is a treasured asset.
Few Israeli Arabs seek refuge under the Palestinian Authority, or have fled to Gaza or Syria. The Arab population of the West Bank will applaud the opportunity to further participate in Israeli society, and become part of a thriving and just country. Israel’s Declaration of Independence guarantees the rights of minorities. But those minorities must also uphold the law of the land — and reject violence. Palestinian Arabs have been told by their leaders for more than 25 years that there will be an Arab state in Israel’s backyard.
That is a guaranteed formula to encourage Arab hostility. Once that proposition is laid to rest, the benefits of becoming part of Israel’s success will be clear for the vast majority of the Arab population. And how should Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria be implemented? Different paths to this have been proposed, including immediate or phased annexation. Israel’s new residents might become permanent residents, or possibly receive renewed Jordanian citizenship. The Trump administration knows that many Palestinians — including many in the Palestinian Authority — seek the ultimate destruction of the Jewish state, not peace and prosperity. Until their attitude changes, declaring sovereignty in Judea and Samaria can be the “deal of the century” that leads to peace.