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During a state visit to England and when Shimon Peres was knighted, the Israeli president told the members of British Parliament that his nation would have difficulty dismantling the Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria without causing a civil war in Israel.
Peres told the British Parliament that he and the present Israeli government had responded positively to the Arab peace initiative, the Saudi Peace Plan, which calls for the Jewish settlements to be evacuated returning Israel to the pre-1967 Six Day War borders.
Based upon experience, the Israeli president believes that the Jewish settlers will go to war before they destroy their homes and leave Judea and Samaria, a portion of Israel, that the Jewish settlers believe is God given.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The statement by the Israeli President Shimon Peres that Israel is on the verge of a civil war is a precursor to the end time scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy.
The former Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon, told United States President George Bush several years ago that Israel was about to go to a civil war. Sharon was not talking about a war between Jews and Palestinians but a war between Jews and fellow Jews. Now with the Israeli President Shimon Peres echoing the former prime minister, the situation has become very serious.
In light of recent Israeli government decisions to evacuate Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip and plans to do the same in Judea and Samaria, a potential for a civil war in Israel is very high. One Israeli official even said that right now there is a state within a state in Israel.
Bible prophecy actually calls for a second Jewish state during the end times (Malachi 2 and Ezekiel 37:15-23). The "two sticks" in Ezekiel 37, Israel and Judah, are the two Jewish states that will be in existence at the time of the return of Jesus Christ after the seven year Tribulation period.
The potential civil war in Israel is indeed a precursor to Bible prophecy being fulfilled.