Abbas Lacks Arab Support Against Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem

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Debkafile : The Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas only found Jordan’s King Abdullah and Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan to back him up Thursday, Dec. 7, in the first 24 hours after US President Donald Trump’s announced recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Arab street’s first response was also minor in scale and pitch – less than 100 protesters at most of the rallies.

Prepared for an outbreak of “the third Palestinian intifada (uprising)”, foreign correspondents arrived on the scene kitted up in helmets and vests, only to find a fairly low-key event to cover rather than a violent backlash. The Palestinian sources reported 140 injured so far, most of them from inhaling gas and three from rubber bullets.

The Palestinians were called out by their leaders to stage massive protest marches in East Jerusalem, Hebron, Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin and Tulkarm, as well as at the Gaza border fence.  Stones were hurled at Israeli troops and tires set on fire for the cameras, but nothing more lethal at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, for instance, than bottles of water. Only in Hebron did real clashes occur between security forces and protesters. They were broken up with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets. more …

Opinion: Notice how the voices of the Israel haters, who denounced US President Donald Trump for doing what no president since Harry S. Truman has had the courage to do, are rather quiet.

Violence in Israel is not much worse than usual, the global markets remain strong and the large influx of readers to this site on Wednesday have already moved on.

It’s just us again.

Jerusalem has been the eternal capital of Israel for 3000 years (1 Chronicles 11:4-9; 2 Samuel 5:1-12), and according to Isaiah 11:11 and Amos 9:15, when the children of Israel return to the land for the second time, they will never again be uprooted. Period.

That does not mean, however that Mahmoud Abbas (PA) or Ismail Haniyeh (Hamas) or Hassan Nasrallah (Hezbollah) are ready to sing kumbaya. According to Bible prophecy, Edom, the name given to Esau and his descendants, along with the Ishmaelites, will stage one final assault to wipe out the Jewish state.

It is no mystery who the benefactors of this attack will be. Iran is the patron of Hamas and Hezbollah, and Turkey is a major supporter of the PA and Hamas. Somewhere behind the scenes Vladimir Putin will be watching with a smile. Israel’s vast and growing energy resources are a constant threat to Russia’s natural gas customers.

All three will be frustrated again. Because Israel will prevail again. We know this because in the war to follow, Gog and Magog, neither Hamas, Hezbollah, the PA or the Ishmaelites are anywhere to be found.

But Russia, Iran and Turkey are (Ezekiel 38:1-6).

(see more on Psalm 83 and Gog and Magog here)