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.
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.
Three weeks ago the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) published a notice, as it is legally required to do, announcing that Israel has ordered massive quantities of various fuels suitable for military use, and in the case of the order for JP-8 jet fuel, suitable only for military use.
As I was reading through the news today, I came across an article which details a new audio message that was intercepted, which said, "Iran will attack American installations in the Gulf, encourages its proxies in Iraq and Afghanistan to attack Americans, and engage in a global terror campaign."
In today's news, CNN had a story, "In battle to build mosques near Ground Zero, opponents ask 'why there?'" The article pointed why opponents were up in arms over the $100 million, 13-story mosque to be built at the site of the World Trade Center in New York, but the article never answered the title's question, "Why there?"
If you didn't get a chance to see Chris Wallace's interview of Benjamin Netanyahu, I suggest reading the transcript below. I've highlighted what I consider the most important aspects of the interview.
The Middle East is certainly heating up! This weekend, the U.S. and Israel sent an armada of warships through the Suez Canal and it seems that war is imminent! So how could this fit into the prophetic picture?