Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday he was prepared to make compromises to achieve peace but he rejected President Barack Obama's proposal that Israel return to 1967 borders.
Fascinating! Wars fought without the use of weapons — and countless lives saved! For months, I thought the U.S. and Israel were going to wage war against Iran because of its nuclear program, but there was a little detail that I didn't realize — they were already waging war and destroying their capacity to build a nuclear bomb!
A few weeks ago, I was stunned that Israel would allow the Iranian reactor in Bushehr to begin loading. However, today's report in the UK Guardian helps explain why Israel has not yet struck the nuclear plant.
One key development that has not been reported is the fact that the Palestinians demand a “territorial link” connecting the West Bank and Gaza. How does this development fit into Biblical prophecy?
Is peace possible without security? Netanyahu said last week, "security is the foundation of peace. Without it, peace will unravel. With it, peace can be stable and enduring."
As I reviewed the positions on both sides of the conflict, one cannot even begin to fathom how Netanyahu and Abbas will ever come to a peace agreement.
Today, I want to cover one major point of contention in the negotiations: the legitimacy of a homeland for the Jews.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama said, "The goal is a settlement negotiated between the parties, that ends the occupation which began in 1967 and results in the emergence of an independent, democratic and viable Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with a Jewish state of Israel and its other neighbors. That’s the vision we are pursuing."