March 16, 2007

Israeli officials believe the new Palestinian Unity government is purposefully misleading

The Unity government in the Palestinian Authority presented to the world recently was crafted in strategic ambiguity for the purpose of appeasing not only Hamas and Fatah, but also the Americans and the Europeans so that funds would once again begin to flow from these nations to the PA.

The agreement between Hamas and Fatah was drafted so that both parties can argue that neither party had totally abandoned its traditional positions and has not conformed to the three most important benchmarks: recognition of Israel, denouncing violence, and accepting all previous peace deals. However, included in the agreement is the right for Palestinians to continue their struggle with force against what they claim Israeli aggression.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The recently formed Palestinian Unity government is basically a slight of hand gimmick to start the flow of funds to the PA, but actually moves the Israeli-Palestinian conflict closer to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy for the Last Days.

For a number of months, the two factions of the Palestinian body politic: Fatah and Hamas have been working on forming a so-called unity government. The Mecca agreement, a plan forged in concert with King of Saudi Arabia, brought the two parties to a more serious discussion of the unity government. With the announcement that the Palestinians had formed this long awaited compromise government, the world was at first hopeful for a new day; however with a closer look at the agreement, it is clear that it is missing the mark required by the quartet: The US, the EU, the UN, and Russia. The unity government weakens PA President Abbas and strengthens PM Haniyeh, the Hamas leader, and only unites the two for advancing the Palestinian militant struggle against the Jewish state of Israel. This new strategy actually fits the scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy for these two peoples in the Last Days.

A number of ancient Jewish prophets speak to the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ezekiel states that the Edomites, Palestinians of today, will kill the Jews and take their land, that's Ezekiel 35. Malachi says that the Palestinian will return to the land of Israel and build again only to be condemned by God, that's Malachi 1. Obadiah says that the Jews will destroy the Palestinians, that at the return of the Lord, and that's found in Obadiah verses 16-18.

The stage is set for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.