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In February of 1947, Great Britain, which had control of the area of the Middle East that includes modern day Jordan and Israel and the areas claimed today by the Palestinians, decided to turn the issue over to the UN which then decided to establish two states at that time, one for the Palestinians and one for the Jews.
The Palestinian rejection of the UN resolution was not only political, but they launched a large scale terrorist campaign against the Jewish people followed by an invasion of Israel by five Arab armies to destroy Israel when it declared its independence in May of 1948.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The rejection of a UN resolution to establish the states of Palestine and Israel in the Middle East in 1947 set the stage for the present day conflict as well as the end of times scenario for these two peoples that can be found in Bible prophecy.
The UN Resolution 181 passed on November 29, 1947 by a large majority of the member states of the General Assembly set in place the establishment of two new states in the Middle East, Israel and Palestine. By direct order of the Palestinian leaders, the elderly, women and children of the Palestinian people fled the area as the militant Palestinians moved to annihilate the Jews so there would be only one new state, Palestine.
This report of the beginnings of the present day Israeli-Palestinian conflict is also the evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled. The descendants of Esau, the Palestinians of today, vowed that they would return and rebuild in what they claimed to be their land which is modern day Israel, Malachi 1:4. The ancient prophet Ezekiel wrote in Ezekiel 35 that these Palestinians would kill the Jews, verse 5, and take their land, verse 10. Obadiah, another Jewish prophet, reveals that the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will only come about when the Messiah, Jesus Christ, returns to earth, Obadiah 15-18.
Palestinian rejection of the UN partition plan did indeed set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.