Israel "Peace and Security" Agreement with Death Update

TRUMP’S PEACE PLAN FOR ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT FACING MORE DELAYS. Kushner is relying on Saudi crown prince Muhammed bin Salman to “legitimize his peace initiative”

Blog note:

… “the team believes that they will need significant regional buy-in.”

… Kushner is relying on Saudi crown prince Muhammed bin Salman to “legitimize his peace initiative”

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.(Emphasis added).

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.

TRUMP’S PEACE PLAN FOR ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT FACING MORE DELAYS

In public and in private, Kushner has responded to this question by claiming the concept of a state “means different things to different people.”

BY MICHAEL WILNER. DECEMBER 10, 2018. Jerusalem post

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration plans to unveil its long-awaited peace plan in February, but its release may be delayed until March or April as it trains new staff on a team dedicated to the coming diplomatic effort, according to US officials familiar with the matter.

Publication of the plan – a project that is two years in the making, led by US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his longtime attorney and adviser, Jason Greenblatt – has faced repeated delays.

Members of the tight-knit peace team bristled at timetables and deadlines, but now privately admit that their timing will never be perfect for the launch of a fresh peace process reliant on participation of Israelis, Palestinians and Arabs navigating their own complex politics.

The team has given up on the belief that the Palestinians will come to the table of their own accord, without first viewing the contents of the plan first. For several months after Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital a year ago, Kushner and Greenblatt expressed hope that Palestinian Authority leaders might simply need time to vent their frustrations, only to come back around.

That has not happened, leading the team to believe that they will need significant regional buy-in.  Kushner is said to be aiming for a February release, but one source briefed on the strategic plan said he expects the plan to launch no earlier than March.

In September, at the UN General Assembly in New York, Trump told reporters he wanted the peace process to start within two to four months. His aides have now dropped that language and admit that the outer limits of Trump’s timeline will not be met.  A White House official cautioned The Jerusalem Post that the team remains flexible and has no date set in stone, and that acknowledging events outside of their control might continue to impact the timeline.

One such event already contributed to the disruption of the team’s plans: The brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident, journalist and US resident, by Saudi officials at their consulate in Turkey. Kushner is relying on Saudi crown prince Muhammed bin Salman – believed complicit in the killing – to legitimize his peace initiative, to help bring Palestinians back to the table and potentially splinter off a separate line of talks on normalizing Israeli-Saudi relations.

But no party in the region is eager for this process to start. The Palestinians continue to dismiss the Trump administration as an honest broker, and prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly wary of any process that will require him to give in to significant concessions ahead of next year’s elections.  And a new Congress, with Democrats in control of the House of Representatives, presents additional challenges to the peace team. Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee have privately told Kushner they will oppose the plan if it does not explicitly support a two-state solution.

In public and in private, Kushner has responded to this question by claiming the concept of a state “means different things to different people.” Trump endorsed “two states” at the UN General Assembly in September, but did not elaborate on his administration’s vision. The strategic rollout was discussed in a meeting with Trump, Kushner, Greenblatt and David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel, in the Oval Office last month.

“Our timing, our strategy and our messaging is and will be entirely our own,” Friedman said after the meeting, responding to reports that the meeting resulted in yet another delay.  Reports have emerged that Friedman, Greenblatt and Kushner internally disagree on timing and certain elements of the plan – a series of rumors that all three men deny.

“We intend to release the president’s vision,” Friedman continued, “when the administration concludes that we have maximized its potential for acceptance, execution and implementation.” 

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