Arab League backs land swaps in peace talks

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Kerry_Arab_League_2013_APThe Times of Israel: “Arab countries endorsed a Mideast peace plan Monday that would allow for small shifts in Israel’s 1967 border, moving them closer to President Barack Obama’s two-state vision.

Speaking on behalf of an Arab League delegation to Washington, Qatari Prime Minister Sheik Hamad Bin Jassem Al Thani called for an agreement between Israel and a future Palestine based on the Jewish state’s border before the 1967 Mideast War. But, unlike in previous such offers, he cited the possibility of “comparable,” mutually agreed and “minor” land swaps between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Al Thani spoke after his delegation met across the street from the White House with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry, who has been pushing Arab leaders to embrace a modified version of their decade-old “Arab Peace Initiative” as part of a new U.S.-led effort to corral Israel and the Palestinians back into direct peace talks.”

Opinion: I really don’t care how they package it, land for peace fails every time: the Madrid Peace talks of 1991, Oslo Accords of 1993 and the Gaza Expulsion Plan of 2005. Each of those failed initiates brought judgment on Biblically void nations.

God said that when the Jews are restored a second time (Isaiah 11:11) they would never again be removed (Amos 9:23) and Joel 3:1-2 tells why.