Direct talks between the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Washington DC is believed to be possibly the last chance to bring about a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and set in place a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as the capital city for the Palestinian people. Meanwhile Hamas, the faction of the Palestinian people who are involved in an armed struggle against Israeli occupation, say that the peace talks are illegitimate and that they will not accept a peace agreement with Israel.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The historic opportunity for a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the end result of 4000 years of history surrounding this conflict and Bible prophecy says it will continue on in to the future.
As world leaders meet in Washington, in one more effort to bring a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, comments have been made that this is a historic opportunity for peace. However, recent history indicates that this will be a very goal to achieve. US presidents starting with Jimmy Carter have been working to bring about peace in the Middle East. Time after time world leaders have failed but this has not hindered new world leaders to work at the task.
Both history and prophecy indicates that a coexistence between the Jews and the Palestinians will only come about with the intervention from the Lord in the heavens. This conflict actually began when twin boys were struggling in their mother's womb (Genesis 25:22-23). These boys, Jacob and Esau, according to what the Lord told their mother Rebekah, would become two nations. Jacob's descendants are the Jews and the state of Israel and the Palestinian people of today are the descendants of Esau, the Edomites of Biblical times. Ancient Jewish prophets reveal the conflict will continue until Jesus Christ comes to Earth at the end of the seven year Tribulation period (Ezekiel 35, Malachi 1, Jeremiah 49, and Obadiah).
As the peace talks continue in Washington DC, remember the stage is set for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.