The Beast / Prince that ‘Confirms’ the seven (7) year false ‘peace treaty’:
Daniel 9:26-27 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 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 28:14-19 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. 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: Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. 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. From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
The Palestinians’ moment is coming as the Saudis prioritize the Palestinian question, you know the ‘peace process’ is headed back to the top of the national agenda
JAN 11, 2021, 2:36 PM
The inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th president of the United States next week will take place just eight days short of the first anniversary of the “Deal of the Century,” announced at the White House by outgoing President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. By then, what was hailed as a paradigmatic shift in Israeli-Arab relations which bypassed the Palestinians may yet prove — in stark contrast to the declared objectives of its drafters — to be the necessary jolt that will lead to a renewed quest for the resolution of their century-old conflict with Israel.
“Peace to Prosperity” (the official title of the Trump plan) was presented as a means to secure Israel’s control over the bulk of the area between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, leaving two non-contiguous areas covering just over 60 percent of the West Bank as a possible basis for a mini-Palestinian state at some point in the future. Although rejected out of hand by the Palestinian Authority and almost the entire international community, its operative assumption — that an accord with the Palestinians was no longer a precondition for normalization with the Arab world — inevitably upended the existing conventional wisdom that had informed all Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in the past. This shift has taken on concrete form with the normalization of relations with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco, leading to extensive discussions with other states as well — most notably Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. This dynamic has not, however, necessarily eclipsed the centrality of the Palestinian issue. To the contrary: barely 12 months after its formal launch, the Trump-Netanyahu initiative may have come full circle, opening the door for a lasting Palestinian-Israeli accord in a vastly altered Middle East.
Three main processes set in motion a year ago may now be coming together to reinstate the Israeli-Palestinian relationship as the key to a sustainable regional reordering. The first is the manner of the formalization of ties between Israel and parts of the Arab world. Initially prompted by Trump’s desire to show support for a fortified Israel on the eve of the American elections, it was greeted by key Gulf states and then by other countries as an opportunity to extract valuable benefits from the United States (advanced weapons to the UAE and Bahrain, removal from the list of terrorist states in the case of Sudan, recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara). It also fit into their common fear of Iranian influence in the region. When combined with their growing disinterest in Palestinian issues and with a rising concern with internal matters (including controlling the spread of the coronavirus pandemic), the incentives for amplifying heretofore clandestine relations far outweighed any possible pushback.
Contrary to the “peace for peace” mantra consistently proclaimed by Netanyahu, this move not only came with tremendous costs for the United States, it also exacted a real price from Israel. Arab leaders justified the formalization of relations with Israel by underlining their success in preventing Israel’s unilateral annexation of portions of the West Bank and by the reiteration of support for Palestinian self-determination. Indeed, the dynamic of developments in recent months has reinforced the importance of the Palestinian question for any further Israeli progress in the region, with the Saudis pointing to this connection most explicitly. Even if many Israeli leaders have tended to underplay this link, it will loom large in the coming months, especially in light of the calumny associated with the waning days of the Trump presidency.
At the same time, the bourgeoning relations with these countries have been based on the premise of mutual benefit. As specific trade and investment agreements have been ironed out, tourism encouraged, cultural exchanges fomented, and an intricate web of interchanges nurtured on an equal basis, Israeli attitudes towards residents of these countries are undergoing substantial change: rapprochement is coming together with an unanticipated historical and cultural openness. The upshot is that many Israelis are experiencing qualitatively different, egalitarian-based, relations with an Arab world, of which the majority had considered fundamentally hostile in the past. This may yet have an impact on attitudes towards Palestinians as well.
This process relates to a second, potentially transformative, internal Israeli one. If at the outset the overture towards the Gulf states was presented as a means of promoting Israeli control over the West Bank, political exigencies during the past few months have wrought significant changes in attitudes towards the heretofore systematically assailed Arab community within the country. As the possibility of new elections loomed large, it became clear to the chairman of the Likud, Benjamin Netanyahu, that his political future was becoming more dependent on the behavior of Arab voters than he had imagined.
This realization first surfaced when his efforts to avert early elections this past summer necessitated wooing the support of Ra’am (the United Arab List) segment of the Joint Arab List. This involved an unprecedented appearance in Member of Knesset Mansour Abbas’s committee on violence in Arab society, accompanied by a pledge for additional resources to curb what has become the most salient issue in these quarters. As time progressed, he sought to secure the support of Abbas and his faction to avoid the dispersal of the Knesset by promising a one-year extension of a multi-billion allocation to develop essential infrastructures in Arab communities. And since, he has unabashedly worked to both definitively divide the Joint List and to directly court Arab voters, who have potentially become the difference between a right-religious victory and defeat.
The votes of Arab citizens of Israel have, in fact, become critical for the outcome of the March 23rd elections. Virtually every party (with the exception of the religious parties, Naftali Bennett’s Yamina, and possibly Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope) are going out of their way to put Arab candidates in realistic slots, including Liberman, Ya’alon, Lapid, Huldai, Shelach and, of course, Meretz. The appeals to this audience differ. Parties on the right and center distinguish between Arabs and Palestinians; those on the left of center address Palestinian citizens of Israel. The former highlight individual and cultural rights, the latter also speak to collective rights. Although all talk about Jewish-Arab partnership, they imbue this phrase with very different meanings — ranging from a patronizing approach on the right to a progressively egalitarian one, as one moves from the center to the left.
Even as members of Arab society in Israel have become the focus of intense electoral competition, the government has continued to consolidate the Jewish presence in the West Bank, promoting settlement construction and expansion, legalizing outposts, constructing new roads, and demolishing Palestinian homes. In its mind, it thereby seeks to place a wedge between Arab citizens of the country and Palestinians. These efforts are being thwarted by the vast majority of the center-left and, needless to say, by almost all Arabs inside the country who self-identify as Palestinian-Arabs. Whatever the outcome of this intriguing political tug-of-war, this dynamic reinforces the legitimacy of Israel’s Arab community and of their specific interests and needs. This legitimization, especially if the election results bring about the ouster of Netanyahu or are indeterminate, lays the groundwork for the placement of Israel’s relations with the Palestinians once again at the top of the national agenda.
At this stage, a third process is now coming into play — the impact of the incoming Biden administration on the Middle East. Although there is widespread consensus that the Israel-Palestine conflict is not, at this juncture, a major priority for the new president — a consistent advocate of a two-state solution — there is reason to suggest that he may be tempted to take advantage of the present constellation to promote a viable accord. As a first step, he will probably revive a Palestinian presence in Washington, renew American support for UNRWA, and attempt to reverse the most egregious elements of his predecessor’s policies (such as recognition of the legality of all Jewish settlements in the West Bank).
Given the precarious legacy that Biden is inheriting, he must try to shore up American influence in the region, especially as he will have to deal, sooner rather than later, with the Iranian conundrum. Revisiting the Palestinian-Israeli issue could prove to be an important tool in resurrecting the role of the United States as an honest broker in the eyes of the emerging moderate alliance still seeking popular legitimation for its complex normalization with Israel.
The convergence of these regional, domestic and American-led processes in the near future means that what started as a purposeful initiative to sidestep the Palestinians may have brought about a complete turnaround. The quest for a new, stable, regional order depends to a large extent on the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. That is what the idea of a new Middle East is all about.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Naomi Chazan is professor (emerita) of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A former Member of the Knesset and Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, she currently serves as a senior research fellow at the Truman Research Institute at the Hebrew University and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.
Seven (7) References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’
Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.
Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man
Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 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. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. (Be Watching).
John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.
John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.