January 09, 2008

US President George W. Bush is in Israel with a vision for peace

George W. Bush, President of the United States is visiting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at his home in Jerusalem. While there, Bush told the Israeli leader that he comes on his first trip to Israel as President with an understanding of his role to foster a vision of peace. The President told those at the welcoming ceremony that he is realistic, but it is vital for the world to fight terrorism and to confront those who would murder the innocent to achieve political objectives. President Bush will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in addition to his meetings with the Israeli leaders.

Thousands of Palestinians staged protests against the Bush visit by burning US and Israeli flags while chanting “Death to America”.

Jimmy’s Prophetic Prospective on the News

A political leader meeting Jewish and Muslim political leaders in the city of Jerusalem with a vision for peace is a scenario that was predicted 2,500 years ago in Bible prophecy. Every world leader in the West has played a role in trying to bring peace to the Middle East in the last decade. Even the leaders of terrorist organizations say that the Middle East conflict is being fueled by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This quest for peace in the Middle East has alluded all world leaders thus far.

This first trip to Israel as President by George W. Bush is another effort to bring a resolution to the unrest that is so prevalent in the Middle East, and especially between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

The truth be known, from Bible prophecy, in the future, a political leader with a vision for peace will appear in Jerusalem and will bring about a peaceful coexistance between the Jewish state of Israel and its Islamic-Arab enemies, (Daniel 9:27). The Antichrist will be this peacemaker. The events unfolding in Israel, even today, are setting the stage for this prophetic scenario to be fulfilled.