Israel Hayom: It has been a busy week for Middle Eastern affairs. Israel announced the establishment of Trump Heights on the Golan, Iran has announced it will soon achieve higher uranium enrichment levels, and the United States has announced that Israel will not be attending next week’s economic workshop in Bahrain. That workshop has drawn significant attention as it is the Trump administration’s much anticipated first foray into the conundrum that is the Arab-Israeli conflict.
As a prelude to the workshop, the World Values Network, led by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, hosted an informal sit-down with Jason Greenblatt, chief Middle East negotiator to the White House, and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens to explore whether peace between Israel and the Palestinians is truly possible.
‘Prove to us you are worthy of having a state’
Returning to whether peace is even possible to begin with, Stephens pointed to three issues. The first, he said, is that “the fundamental problem that Israel faces is you have a Palestinian leadership today that is unwilling or unable to come to terms with the idea of peace with its Jewish neighbor in almost any conceivable scenario.”
Second, Stephens insisted that the only way to move forward is for the United States and other world leaders to “start telling the truth to the Palestinian people.” more …
Opinion: The truth will never be told, because the origins of the conflict are rooted in Biblical prophecy and none of the negotiators would dare bring it up even if they knew about it.
The feud started over the rightful ownership of the land of promise (Genesis 12:1).
The first son of Abraham, Ishmael, was born out of disobedience and excluded from the inheritance of the land of promise (Genesis 21:8-21).
Rebekah, wife of the promised son Isaac, became pregnant and there was fighting in the womb (Genesis 25:22).
God told Rebekah that two people groups were in her womb (Genesis 25:23) and that the older would serve the younger.
The older twin, Esau, disdained his birthright (title deed to the land of promise) and sold it to his brother Jacob for a bowl of soup (Genesis 25:20-34).
In further disobedience, Esau took Hittite wives, mixing Jewish and Gentile blood (Genesis 26:34-35) in his offspring.
One offspring caused the first terror attack on the the Israelites (Exodus 17:8), God swore to have war with Amalek in every generation (Exodus 17:16).
Esau is excluded from blessing of the first born (Genesis 27:39-40 NIV).
Esau vowed to kill Jacob (Genesis 27:41) and his descendants are still trying.
Malachi 1:4 prophesied that the descendants of Esau would return in the last days to try to take back the squandered birthright.
There is no history of a Palestinian people group before 1967. There were Arabs (Jewish/Gentile mixed blood) who were warned to get out of Israel before the 1948 war of independence for fear they would be mistaken as Jews.
Yasser Arafat, the father of modern day terrorism, created the name Palestinian for Arab people who were/are barred from citizenship in every Arab country (limited citizenship in Jordan), and placed in camps.
A 7 year false peace between Jews and Arabs will be confirmed by Antichrist (Daniel 9:27) beginning the time of trouble (tribulation) for Israel (Jeremiah 30:7), leading to the final war before the return of Christ (Revelation 16:16).
Jesus Himself will solve the 3500 year old conflict (Obadiah 1:18; Isaiah 63:1-3).
This post is an overview of the 3rd anniversary edition of our book “Antichrist: the Search for Amalek” you can order a copy here