President Trump has not even officially announced his new Middle East Peace Plan, but whenever he finally does, it might be dead on arrival because Palestinian leaders are already publicly criticizing and opposing it, which is somewhat surprising since it supposedly hands them control over east Jerusalem and allows them to establish the capital of their new state of Palestine there.
Hardly a day passes without the leadership of the Palestinian Authority (PA) affirming its strong opposition to US President Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-announced Middle East peace plan, also referred to as the “deal of the century.” Palestinian leaders have convinced their people that Trump is the worst person on the face of the earth and that no one should be doing business with him.
The Palestinian Authority is not the only Palestinian party that continues to voice its opposition to the upcoming peace plan. No Palestinian group or individual has come out in favor the plan, although no one in the Middle East seems to have seen it or knows anything about its details. Trump has united the Palestinians in a way that no Palestinian or Arab has been able to do since the beginning of the Hamas-Fatah war 11 years ago.
The Palestinians are united in their opposition to the Trump administration and its policies, especially in the aftermath of the US president’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as well as its decision to cut US funding to the Palestinian Authority for paying terrorists and to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The Palestinians have already determined that the US peace plan is “biased” in favor of Israel, and that is why, they say, they cannot accept it. (Source: gatestoneinstitute.org)
We might soon see history repeating since previous Palestinian leaders have also rejected offers to give them parts of Israel. They have repeatedly rejected any plan calling for anything other than the total annihilation of Israel.
Whatever their reasons, rejecting President Trump’s plan to divide Jerusalem would be a good thing for the United States since it would stop us from dividing God’s land. The Bible clearly identifies the boundaries of the land God gave to Israel. (Joshua 15:2-12, Numbers 34 and Ezekial 47)
The prophet Zechariah warned that whoever touches Israel touches the apple of God’s eye (Zechariah 2:8). He also warned God will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the nations and all who lift it will be severely injured.
1 The burden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel. Thus declares the Lord who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him,
2 “Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah.
3 It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it. (Zechariah 12:3)
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.
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