July 06, 2007

The world must understand Palestinian history before they can understand the present Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Professor Rashid Khalidi, a historian, says that the failure by the Palestinians to write down their own history has made it more difficult to advance their claim for a Palestinian state and he believes Palestinian history must be properly understood if the world is to comprehend the present Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The professor said that the prospect of the independent state that the Palestinians never had, a state that many expected to emerge from the Palestinian Authority, seems as distant as ever especially as rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah are unable to agree on the fundamental basis for a new coalition government.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The statement made by the historian, professor Rashid Khalidi that one must know Palestinian history to understand the present and indeed the future as well of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is right on target, according to Bible prophecy.

The unwritten history of the Palestinian people according to professor Khalidi is part of the cause for the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians; however, the statement that the Palestinian history has not been written may be true as it relates to current history, but is not correct as it relates to the history of the Palestinian people over the last 4,000 years.

That history of Esau who became Edom and thus the people known as the Edomites is recorded in the book of Genesis starting in Genesis 35 and can be traced throughout all of the historic books of the Bible. That history reveals a future for the Edomites who are today the Palestinian people; that future reflects the reality of the present-day Israeli-Palestinian conflict which will only intensify as we enter the End Times. Ezekiel 35, Malachi 1, Jeremiah 49, and the little prophetic book of Obadiah all tell of the efforts by the Edomites, the Palestinian people of today, to kill off the Jews and take the land that God has given to the Jewish people.

These End Time prophecies will indeed be fulfilled.