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For over 6 months a centuries old conflict was in the process of coming to a new phase with efforts to bring about some kind of resolution for the two parties involved, the Jewish state of Israel and the Palestinian people, who want to have a state basically in the place where the Jews are now living. The Palestinian Authority campaigned among the nations of the world to win favor for the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state with at least some portion of Jerusalem as the capital city for the state of Palestine.
One major problem for the Palestinians has been the division among the Palestinian people with the Palestinian terror organization Hamas refusing to join with the Palestinian Authority and wanting to continue the armed militant struggle against Israel in order to rid the Middle East of a Jewish state.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The recent effort at the United Nations in New York City by the Palestinian Authority to declare unilaterally a Palestinian state is basically a page right out of Bible prophecy.
For many months the leadership of the Palestinian Authority worked among world leaders to prepare the way for a resolution to be passed at the United Nations General Assembly calling for a Palestinian state. World leaders were divided as to how to vote on the United Nations resolution because many believe the only way for the Israeli - Palestinian conflict to be resolved is at the negotiating table. World leaders continue to work at resolving this conflict. Meanwhile, the world watched the center stage where the two parties, the Jews and the Palestinians, diplomatically slugged it out and thus far have come to no final solution.
This 4000 year old conflict will not be resolved until Jesus Christ returns to the earth to set up His kingdom (Obadiah 16-18). Another ancient Jewish prophet, Malachi, predicted that the Palestinians, in Biblical times known as the Edomites, descendants of Esau, these Palestinians would say that they would return to power and build a nation (Malachi 1:4). The Lord responded to that and He said that the borders of the Palestinians would be borders of wickedness and the He, the Lord, would have indignation against the Palestinian people forever. Actually, the activities at the United Nations in New York was setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.