As the Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu met with the British PM Gordon Brown, the British leader urged Netanyahu to halt settlement construction in Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem, to which the Israeli PM said that Jerusalem is not a settlement, it is the capital of the sovereign state of Israel.
Brown said the UK was and is a loyal friend to Israel, but that the settlements, including the old city of Jerusalem, are what impedes the two-state solution to which Netanyahu reminded PM Brown that Jews have been building and living in Jerusalem for three thousand years.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
In the days before the Messiah, Jesus Christ, returns to the earth, the European leaders will push the Jews on the control of Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria, according to Bible prophecy.
Israeli PM Netanyahu's visit to Europe to meet with European leaders was designed to have the Israeli leader give the reasons for a Jewish presence and in fact, an expanding presence in the old city of Jerusalem and the territories of Judea and Samaria. Netanyahu has been informing European leaders that the Jewish state has sovereignty over its capital city of Jerusalem and will make no concessions on where Jews can build or buy in Jerusalem. Netanyahu also said that Jews will continue to have a normal life in the disputed areas of Judea and Samaria.
The ancient Jewish prophets wrote of a scenario that we can see being played out right now between Europe and Israel. Daniel revealed that the Old Roman Empire would be revived in the last days and become a major political power in the world with a focus on the Middle East and especially Israel and Jerusalem, Daniel 7:7-24. Zechariah said Jerusalem would be the focus of controversy, Zechariah 12:2 and Daniel wrote that a European leader, the Antichrist, would bring about a short-lived peace to the conflict, Daniel 9:27.
As the European leaders continue to apply pressure on Israel over Jerusalem and the settlements, Bible prophecy moves very close to fulfillment.