The Times of Israel: “Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reportedly turned down a peace initiative put forward by US Vice President Joe Biden in Ramallah on Wednesday.
The deal offered a settlement construction freeze and a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem in exchange for recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and the relinquishment of Palestinian rights to return to live in Israel, Palestinian newspaper Al Quds reported.”
Opinion: Abbas really can’t accept peace with Israel because it is not in his DNA. And it wouldn’t matter what was offered because the hatred that Esau has for his brother Jacob has not played out to its prophetic conclusion.
It began 4000 years ago when Abraham’s promised son Isaac and his wife Rebecca conceived twins.
“Now Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived. But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If all is well, why am I like this?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said to her: “Two nations are in your womb, Two peoples shall be separated from your body; One people shall be stronger than the other, And the older shall serve the younger.” Genesis 25:21-23
It continued 1500 years later when Jacob was taken captive to Babylon:
“For violence against your brother Jacob, Shame shall cover you, And you shall be cut off forever. In the day that you stood on the other side—In the day that strangers carried captive his forces, When foreigners entered his gates And cast lots for Jerusalem—Even you were as one of them.” Obadiah 1:10-11
And 2500 years after that, Esau turns down Biden’s peace plan.