We are living in exciting times. The Signposts point to Jesus soon return.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Kerry: Israeli-Palestinian peace talks moving at 'increased intensity'

Prophecy Sign:  The future seven year covenant/peace agreement

Nobody knows for sure just what is being negotiated behind close doors, what is being proposed or how close the negotiations are to being resolved or perhaps blowing up.  Each week brings an assortment of news reports that range from talks are just peachy, (increased intensity), to talks are at a dead stop, (not a snowballs chance of peace).  We aren't even sure if the current negotiations have anything to to with the future covenant that Daniel wrote about in his prophetic look into the future:

He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.' In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him." Daniel 9:27 NIV

We just know it's likely that it will take someone with an innate ability to bring two intransigent sides together to bring about an accord or covenant as Daniel calls it.  Perhaps the current negotiations will build a framework of which will be confirmed and implemented by the future "man of sin".

Kerry: Israeli-Palestinian peace talks moving at 'increased intensity'
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have held 13 meetings since the talks got going after a nearly three-year hiatus, including three meetings in the last four days, Kerry said at a joint news conference with Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah. He also said that the government of Qatar would offer the debt relief to the donor-dependent Palestinian Authority, which faces mounting debt as Western and Gulf aid has dwindled. "The two parties have been engaged now in 13 meetings - serious meetings. They had three meetings in the last four days," Kerry said. "All the core issues are on the table. And they have been meeting with increased intensity."

Ex-Shin Bet chief: No chance of peace in current Israeli political climate
Former Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin said on Monday that he does not see a realistic chance for Israel and the Palestinian Authority to sign a peace agreement in the current Israeli climate, Army Radio reported. "It's obvious that, at least according to the current political map, there is no chance the Israeli public will accept a peace agreement," Diskin said at a conference in the Finance Ministry.

Haniyeh calls for 'big Al Aqsa intifada,' demands Israel release prisoners
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has called on Arabs and Muslims to prepare for the "big Al Aqsa intifada" against Israel and hailing the recent terror attacks in the West Bank. In a speech marking the two-year anniversary of the Gilad Schalit prisoner exchange, he also called for an end to peace talks between the Palestinian Authority and Israel in the Gaza Strip on Saturday. Haniyeh accused Israel of taking advantage of the peace talks, security coordination with the PA, divisions among the Palestinians and the turmoil in a number of Arab countries to "Judaize" Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque.

Abbas: Reports are wrong — peace talks not at a dead end
Notwithstanding recent Israeli media reports, the Middle East peace talks are not at an impasse, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday. “The negotiations are difficult, but they haven’t reached a dead end. They are still in the initial stage and we have enough time to further deal with the main issues that turn out to be difficult,” Abbas told German Deutsche Welle television. “Such things are being claimed, but we have not gotten into a dead end.”

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