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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Abbas said to soften stance on interim peace agreement

Prophecy Sign:  The seven year covenant/peace agreement

Well, the Palestinian Authority President is now finally ready to accept a possible 'interim peace agreement': A framework for two states, (hey a seven year interim peace agreement comes to mind - Daniel 9:27).  But here are the Palestinian demands, (see all talking points below):  Palestine has to be considered as currently 'under occupation"; Israel has to withdraw to 1949 lines, (which many call Auschwitz borders - certain death of the Jewish nation);  A new Palestine would take full control of the Temple Mount with a pledge of freedom of worship - ya right, we buy that one; All disposed Palestinian refugees to the 4th generation must be allowed to choose where they return to - millions would suddenly descend on Israel eroding it's Jewish nature.

Hmmm!!  At first glance our response if we were the Israeli negotiators would be FAT CHANCE!!  Not gonna happen.  But we're not on the negotiating team and we have no idea what the Israelis may be prepared to give up in the name of peace.  Isaiah the Prophet calls the final deal a "covenant with death", (Isaiah 28:15).  Sounds like Isaiah when looking forward into the future was not impressed with what is finally negotiated.

Abbas said to soften stance on interim peace agreement
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly softened his objection to an interim peace agreement, an option he was known to vehemently resist previously. Abbas is no longer completely opposed to such a deal, which would create a framework for two states but likely postpone the resolution of the toughest issues such as final borders, shared sovereignty over Jerusalem and the fate of Palestinian refugees, according to a Tuesday Israel Radio report, which gave no further details. Palestinian Authority officials, and Abbas himself, have repeatedly said they were strongly against an interim peace agreement with Israel. In September, speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York, Abbas said the current round of negotiations were “the last chance” to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians but rejected “the dizzying exhilaration of interim agreements” in lieu of a permanent resolution.

Arab MK: Israel Must Submit to Arab Demands or Disappear
On Wednesday MK Ibrahim Sarsour of the Arab Ra'am-Ta'al party accused the Israeli government of endangering Middle East stability in failing to make peace with the Palestinians, declaring that Israel must either submit to Arab demands or disappear. He further claimed Israel was the "sole cause" preventing advances in the peace talks because it continues to refuse to withdraw to the 1949 ceasefire lines, divide Jerusalem and let Arabs who fled in 1948 return with their descendants.

Palestinians demand Israel withdraw to 1949 lines, renounce E. Jerusalem
First published list of Palestinian demands:
The United States and Israel must acknowledge that the Palestinian state is “under occupation.” (This is the Palestinian response to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s demand to recognize Israel as the Jews’ national state.)
Israeli must repeal legislation extending Israeli law to East Jerusalem
The Palestinians will have full sovereignty over their air space. (This will bar Israeli air force flights over Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip).
The Palestinians will have exclusive control of all border crossings to neighboring nations. i.e. Israel and Jordan.
Israel’s withdrawal to the pre-1967 boundaries is not enough. Its pull-back must go all the way to the 1949 armistice lines, additionally annexing to the Palestinian state broad strips of Israeli land that were demilitarized at that time. Among the areas which the Palestinians want to lay hands on are the Ayalon Valley, the Latrun enclave and the Armon Hantatiz district of Jerusalem between the Old City and West Jerusalem; the Huleh Lake Valley; the Golan slopes running down to the Sea of Galilee; and the Nitzana belt north of the Gaza Strip – plus one third of Dead Sea water and shore.
( The Palestinians hope to grab substantial Israeli territory beyond the pre-1967 borders by invoking the long moribund 1949 accords.)
Electromagnetic space (radio frequencies, satellite and other communications) will be under sole Palestinian control
The Palestinians are ready to relinquish 1.9 percent of West Bank territory.
All parts of East Jerusalem including the shrines sacred to Muslims, Christians and Jews will come under sole Palestinian authority against a pledge of freedom of worship.
Israel and its armed forces will draw back from the Palestinian state over a three-year period. Six months after the drawdown is complete, the Palestinians will be willing to sign final peace treaties with the State of Israel
The US and Israel must accept the settlement of the Palestinian refugee problem as “a just and agreed solution.”
Every Palestinian refugee (as per the Palestinian Authority’s definition of up to the fourth generation) will be free to choose between three options: settlement in Israel or the Palestinian state or staying at their present locations.
Whichever option is chosen, the refugees will be entitled to appropriate restitution.
Only when the refugee issue is finally resolved will the Palestinians agree to declare their dispute with Israel at an end
An international mechanism will be tasked with administering the disposition of the Palestinian refugees and their resettlement.  It will be composed of Palestinian, Israeli, American, European, Canadian, Australian, Japanese and Arab League representatives
The Palestinian state will be authorized to sign treaties including military pacts without the intervention of a third party, such as Israel.
All parts of the Palestinian state will be clear of Israeli civilian and military presence.

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