April 07, 2010

Middle East leaders say Israel is the main threat to Middle East peace and they would be better off without peace with Israel

In an interview while in Paris, France the PM of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, said Israel currently represents the main threat to regional peace and the Turkish PM once again cited the Israeli military offensive in Gaza last year as the main source for his statement.

Meanwhile, King Abdullah of Jordan said the political trust between Jordan and Israel is gone, there is no real economic relationship between the two countries, and that Jordan was better off before his father signed the peace treaty.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The quest for peace in the Middle East by world leaders is not being hindered by the Jewish state of Israel, but Israel will be the cause for real peace according to Bible prophecy.

The recent statements by the Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan that Israel is the main threat to Middle East peace is rhetoric that is like a two-edged sword, it keeps focus on Israel as the source of conflict in the region and it gives attention to Erdogan as he endeavors to become the pan-Islamic leader in the Middle East. Jordan's King Abdullah as he says that his country was better off without a peace treaty with Israel. King Abdullah who is not Palestinian does lead a nation that is 70% Palestinian in its total population. However, though these two Middle Eastern leaders have their own agendas, there is some truth to their harsh rhetoric aimed at Israel.

Bible prophecy reveals that the Middle East will have conflict between Israel and its neighbors until a world leader of great power and influence comes on the scene to bring peace to the Middle East, Daniel 11:40-45 and 9:27. The peace that will come out of the work by the Antichrist, that powerful world leader that I mentioned, will be a short-lived peace and the region will explode into war, Ezekiel 38 and Psalm 83.

This Middle East war will usher in seven years of judgment on the world, Revelation 4-19, and will be brought to an end with the return of Jesus Christ who will bring peace to the earth, Isaiah 2:2-4.

There will be peace in the Middle East. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.