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Friday, April 25, 2014

Netanyahu breaks off peace talks over Palestinian pact with Hamas. US may suspend PLO recognition

Prophecy Sign:  The seven year false covenant of peace

Well here is a potential flash point for Middle-East war;  The collapse of the Israel/Palestinian peace negotiations. And now that Hamas, (a terrorist organization), has reunited with Fatah in Palestinian reconciliation, will the saner Fatah voices be drowned out by the more radical and bent on war Hamas voices?

Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair is convinced that a negotiated peace between the Palestinians and Israel will be the necessary step for world peace with the Islamic world. (Hey even Hamas are saying they would finally recognize the existence of Israel).  Is it no wonder that bible prophecy indicates that on the signing of the seven year covenant, (Daniel 9:27), that the world will cry out "Peace, Peace", in wonderment and joy?  Of course students of bible prophecy know what comes next.

While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3 NIV

Netanyahu breaks off peace talks over Palestinian pact with Hamas. US may suspend PLO recognition
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday night, April 23,  that Israel is breaking off peace talks with the Palestinians pending reassessment of the process after Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah signed a unity pact with Hamas in Gaza City. A special foreign affairs and defense cabinet meeting takes place Thursday to decide how to handle this change in the Palestinian status. The United States informed Abbas that if Hamas and Jihad Islami, both listed as terrorist organizations, were co-opted to the Palestinian Liberation Organization, Washington would discontinue its annual recognition of the PLO.

Hamas and Fatah unveil Palestinian reconciliation deal

Hamas-Fatah Unity Deal Jeopardizes Peace Talks
On Wednesday, Fatah and Hamas, the two main Palestinian factions, announced a reconciliation deal and pledged to form a unity government within weeks. The announcement shocked Washington, angered Israel and left the U.S.-sponsored talks in limbo after Israel cancelled a meeting with the Palestinian Authority. Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh announced the end of a seven-year feud with Fatah. "We declare this good news: The end of the years of the division of our Palestinian people in their homeland and in the diaspora," Haniyeh said. "President [Mahmoud] Abbas will now begin consultations on forming an interim government within five weeks."

Hamas to recognize Israel under deal, Abbas reportedly says
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said that the unity agreement between his Fatah movement and Gaza’s Hamas rulers will be founded on the PLO’s commitments, including recognition of Israel, renunciation of violence, and acceptance of previous agreements, the United Nations’ peace envoy said Thursday night after meeting with Abbas. In a conversation with Robert Serry in Ramallah, Abbas said that the agreement would be implemented under the PA president’s leadership “and on the basis of the PLO commitments,” Serry’s office said in a statement. 

Jordan recognizes Palestinians’ rights to all of east Jerusalem

Tony Blair: Solving The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict Will Heal ME From Radical Islam
In a speech at the Bloomberg London H., the Quartet representative to the Middle East, (Tony Blair), argued the fate of Israel “remains absolutely core to the region and the world” and that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was right to invest so much effort into attempting to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace. “It remains absolutely core to the region and the world,” he said. “Not because the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the cause of our problems. But because solving it would be such a victory for the very forces we should support.” Rather than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict being the key to resolving the larger problems of the Middle East, it may be that “we’re about to enter a new phase where solving the region’s problems [is] a critical part of solving the Israeli-Palestinian issue.”

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