Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called eight Arab and world leaders and urged them to prevent the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and a declaration by US President Donald Trump acknowledging Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. As of Saturday night, Trump had not signed a waiver delaying the move of the embassy by another six months, and he has only until Monday to do so. A stream of media reports in recent days have indicated that the president intends to declare in a speech within days that he considers Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital, and that he may say he is instructing his team to prepare to move the embassy.This may pave the way to what the United States is intending to do with a Peace Plan. Jared Kushner, the President’s son in law, has been given the monumental task of framing and delivering the peace plan.
The Prophet Daniel foretold a time when a peace deal would be reached that involved specific things with Israel and her enemies. One such specific event is found in Daniel Chapter 9 verse 27. Here Daniel is telling those what the covenant will be for and for why….
27“And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.”
The Trump Administration is getting closer to unveiling what the President calls “the ultimate deal” – a final solution to the Israeli-Palestinian “problem”:
Trump, who considers himself a dealmaker, decided to adopt the challenge when he took office in January, intrigued at the idea of succeeding where other presidents failed, and he assigned the effort to Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior adviser. Neither had any background with the issue, and the effort was greeted with scorn, but the fact that the president entrusted it to a close relative was taken as a sign of seriousness in the region.
Trump’s team sees the convergence of factors that make the moment ripe, including an increased willingness by Arab states to finally solve the issue to refocus attention on Iran, which they consider the bigger threat.
With that in mind, Egypt is brokering a reconciliation between President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, who presides in the West Bank, and Hamas, which controls Gaza, a deal that would cement the Palestinian Authority as the representative of the Palestinian people. Saudi Arabia has summoned Abbas to Riyadh to reinforce the importance of a deal.
“The stars begin to align in a way that creates a moment,” said Nimrod Novik, a fellow at the Israel Policy Forum who served as foreign policy adviser to former Prime Minister Shimon Peres, who negotiated the Oslo Accords in the 1990s.
The New York Times is confirming this news:
WASHINGTON — President Trump and his advisers have begun developing their own concrete blueprint to end the decades-old conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, a plan intended to go beyond previous frameworks offered by the American government in pursuit of what the president calls “the ultimate deal.”
After 10 months of educating themselves on the complexities of the world’s most intractable dispute, White House officials said, Mr. Trump’s team of relative newcomers to Middle East peacemaking has moved into a new phase of its venture in hopes of transforming what it has learned into tangible steps to end a stalemate that has frustrated even presidents with more experience in the region.
With a dramatic geopolitical realignment occurring in the Middle East as Sunni enclaves Egypt and Saudi Arabia join with Israel as a bulwark against Iran, it seems that the prospects for a mutually agreed upon treaty have never been higher.
Crown Prince Salman of Saudi Arabia is about to take the reins in his country and Abdel el-Sissi of Egypt has successfully negotiated reconciliation in Palestine, so the Sunni-axis of Arab states seem to be jumping at the gun to finally make “peace” with Israel and force an agreement on both Israel and the Palestinians.
The time has never been more ripe and I increasingly expect a final agreement by the end of this year or in 2018, which will be the actual 70th anniversary of Israel’s rebirth.
Nimrod Novik’s words in regards to the prospects of an agreement seem particularly interesting in light of 2017’s Revelation 12 Sign: “The stars begin to align in a way that creates a moment.”