March 30, 2006

Ehud Olmert says that the recent Israeli election marked a new chapter in Israel's history

Ehud Olmert, the winner in Israel's national election, said in his victory speech that the election marked a new chapter in Israel's history and that he planned to draw the country's final borders unilaterally if need be in the coming years.

Olmert said that Israel will move to set the final borders of the state of Israel, a Jewish state with a Jewish majority, and in setting these borders there will be many Jewish settlements that will be destroyed, a move that the Jewish settlers oppose and a unilateral move that the Palestinians and the Arab world reject.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

To give away land that God has given the Jewish people and say it marks a new chapter in Israel's history is in contradiction of Bible prophecy for the Last Days on this issue. Political pundents say that the recent Israeli national election was actually a referendum on the Jewish settlements since the political party with the most elected members of the Knesset, the Kadima Party, ran on a platform of disengagement from the Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria.

Many students of Bible prophecy have questioned why the leadership of Israel, the Jewish state, would even consider giving away land that the Lord gave to the Jewish people. It's a tuff question to answer, but there is no question about the ultimate end of the land in question, the land that one day will be in the hands of the Jewish people, that is according to Bible prophecy.

The ancient Jewish prophet, Ezekiel wrote that God would bring the Jewish people into a land, a land of their forefathers. Ezekiel also said that the land would prosper under Jewish leadership; both of these promises in Ezekiel's prophecy found in chapter 36. Ezekiel 35 reveals that the Edomites, the people of Mount Seir, or the Palestinian people of today, would try and take the land that God had given the Jewish people.

An Israeli election that brings to power a leader who wants to give away the land of Israel is stage setting for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.