After being forced to resume talks with the Israelis, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas believes that the negotiations with Israel are a historic opportunity to achieve peace between the two peoples and Abbas urged the Israeli government not to miss this historic opportunity.
Meanwhile, the Hamas faction of the Palestinian body politic call these talks illegitimate and continue to call for the armed struggle by the Palestinian people to liberate their state of Palestine.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The Israelis and the Palestinians at the negotiating tables in Washington DC, working to come to a peaceful coexistence, may be a futile effort according to Bible prophecy.
For almost 30 years world leaders have been working to bring about peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. In 1993, both parties signed the Oslo Accords at the White House in Washington, a peace agreement that was flawed from the very outset. The Oslo Accords have never been normalized and since 1993, many Palestinians and Israelis have lost their lives in the ongoing conflict between the two peoples.
The history of this conflict is not only a modern-day phenomenon, but it dates back almost 4000 years. A study of Biblical history reveals that the Palestinians and the Jews of Israel have their origins in what the Bible records took place in the lives of Isaac and Rebekah 4000 years ago. Genesis 25:19-26 is the account of twin boys being born to Isaac and Rebekah - these boys were Jacob and Esau. God said the Rebekah (Genesis 25:23) that in her womb were two sons who would become two nations. History reveals that the two boys did become two nations. Jacob's descendants are the Jewish people of today and Esau's descendants the Palestinian people.
Bible prophecy foretells of these two boys and their nations being in conflict until the very end of days (Ezekiel 35, Malachi 1, Jeremiah 49, and the little book of Obadiah). Malachi says that the Palestinians will return to power and God will call their borders the "borders of wickedness". Ezekiel says that the Palestinians will kill the Jews and take their land. Obadiah foretells a resolution of the conflict when the Messiah Jesus Christ returns to Earth.
Talks of peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.