October 28, 2008

The Palestinians have proposed a one state solution that could mean the end of a Jewish state in Israel

The Palestinian negotiators for the Israeli-Palestinian talks are saying Israel's strategy in negotiations could force the Palestinians to abandon their goal of a two state solution and instead work towards a single state for Israelis and Palestinians in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.

Israeli leaders fear such an agreement would spell the end of the Jewish state of Israel because of the demographics which indicates the growth rate of the Palestinian people is much greater than that of the Jewish people. Even with the Israeli offer to withdraw from over 90% of Judea and Samaria, the West Bank, the Palestinians say the Israeli strategy for negotiations is not allowing the Palestinians to have their own state with connecting borders and Jerusalem as its capital, thus the proposal for a single bi-national state.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

With the recent suggestion of a single bi-national state of Israel made up of Israeli Jews and Palestinians, the world moves ever so close to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

With both the Israelis and the Palestinians frustrated with the ongoing negotiations between the two peoples there is an idea that is being floated by the Palestinian negotiator of a single bi-national state instead of the two state solution. This state, Israel, would have both Jewish and Palestinian citizens and the two peoples would have equal status in the state. The Israeli Jews believe this type of solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would only destroy the Jewishness of the state and because demographics bring about the demise of a Jewish state in the Middle East.

Bible prophecy spoke to this issue some 2,500 years ago when the ancient Jewish prophet Ezekiel wrote that the Edomites of biblical times, the Palestinians of today, would take the state of Israel and the land from the Jewish people and make it their state, Ezekiel 35. Malachi, another Jewish prophet, in chapter 1 of his prophecy said that when the Palestinians did establish this state, the Lord would call their borders the borders of wickedness and have indignation against the Palestinian people.

These passages of prophetic truth fit the Palestinian plan for a one state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.