As the End Times roll on, tiny Israel is ever more in the eye of the storm, of world politics and religion. This is exactly as the Bible predicts, which is why Bible prophecy is what I frequently speak on - the neglected one third of the Bible. Today Pat and I are participating in a day of prayer for Israel, with our church. For Israel is the key to the future and how we treat Israel and the Jews will determine the future of both ourselves and our nations. God is watching. Which side are you on? A.F.
The Palestinian Authority will shortly submit its application to the United Nations Security Council for recognition as a new country. This would divide The Holy Land and go against God's will, with the terrible consequences that ensures.
Before you read the following article, from The Jerusalem Connection, remember this:
There has never been a Palestinian Arab people. They are from neighboring Arab lands like Syria, Lebanon and Eygpt and many are recent arrivals, drawn to Israel for work.
Jerusalem has never been an Arab capital. It was King David's city 3,000 years ago.
There is no Palestinian Arab history, race, language or culture. It is a modern myth.
Until relatively recent times- the 1960s and 70s - if you referred to "Palestinians" you were talking about Jews.
In the Second World War the Palestinian Brigade of the British Army consisted solely of Jews. Middle Eastern Arabs either backed Hitler or were neutral.
The West Bank is more properly described as the Biblical lands of Judea and Samaria. This includes the very birthplace of the Jewish people, in Hebron. To say it is "an Arab country" flies in the face of reason, history and truth.
When Jordan ran this area, until 1967, they never tried to set up a nation state.
Every time Israel has tried giving up "land for peace" it has ended in more bloodshed and attacks on them.
No Islamic nation on earth has the slightest intention of co-existing with Israel. They want to wipe it out.
PA Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki has announced plans to submit a bid for full U.N. membership on Friday, September 23. This ended speculation that Abbas would consider alternate plans forwarded by diplomats who had tried to dissuade the PA from pursuing a unilateral course via the U.N.
Nevertheless, envoys from the United States, the European Union and the Quartet of Nations (comprised of the U.S., Russia, the EU and the U.N.) are still engaged in trying to persuade the PA to return to the negotiating table with Israel.
“We will see if any of them is carrying a credible offer that will allow us to look into it seriously,” al-Maliki told reporters in Ramallah. “Otherwise, on the 23rd at 12:30 p.m. [Abbas] will submit the application.”
The United States, a permanent member of the Security Council, has already announced that it will exercise its veto to block the move. If this happens the Palestinians will not get statehood. However, with a huge majority in the UN backing their application, they will get serious credibility and access to a lot of UN funds, etc.
Al-Malki’s announcement confirmed a similar statement by a Fatah official Wednesday at a news conference in Ramallah.
“We are going to the United Nations, we are going to the Security Council,” said Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh. “We are going to seek full membership based on [the] 1967 borders.” A report in Ha’aretz quoted Shtayyeh as saying that Damascus-based Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal had expressed support for the move.
Earlier this week, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas called on Arab countries worldwide to devote September 23 to “supporting the Palestinian state.”
In an interview on Egyptian national television, Abbas hinted that a veto by the United States would prevent the PA from participating in various international institutions – including the International Criminal Court at The Hague. The PA has made every effort to use such institutions in lawfare attempts to attack the State of Israel.
The PA has made various claims against Israel, including accusations of “apartheid.” However, the umbrella organization that must make the official application on its behalf to the United Nations — the Palestine Liberation Organization, which is still technically the “sole representative of the Palestinian people” — has announced that any future PA country will be Jew-free. Even Arabs who are Israeli citizens will not be allowed entry!
The announcement was subsequently dismissed by the PA’s Minister for Religious Endowments, Mahmoud al-Habash, however. Al-Habash claimed that any new PA country would “welcome all faiths.”