You may view the 5 minute update this week via audio:
In this week’s 5 minute update, we focused on several things:
1) The current status of the Israel / PLO peace process
2) The situation with Iran
3) Is Obama a Muslim?
Israel and the PLO have agreed to direct talks. They will start September 2 in the USA. Israel didn’t want to have direct talks that were based upon preconditions. So the USA made a request that Israel enter direct talks based upon a US invitation to Israel that didn’t mention any preconditions. As a result, Israel accepted the invitation. Israel views their acceptance to be only based upon the US statement of invitation.
The PLO only wanted to accept direct talks if Israel agreed to a the following:
1) A permanent building freeze in the West Bank and East Jerusalem
2) Israel would agree to a PLO state based upon 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as the capital
3) There would be a time limit given to conclude any agreement
In order to satisfy the PLO demands, the Quartet (USA, European Union, Russia and the UN) made a statement supporting the PLO goals. As a result, the PLO accepted the invitation to direct talks. The PLO views their acceptance of direct talks to be based only on the Quartet statement.
In order to get Israel and the PLO to agree to direct talks, the USA made contradictory statements. The USA made a statement through Hilliary Clinton that the direct talks were not based upon preconditions to satisfy Israel. Because the USA is a member of the Quartet, the Quartet made a statement regarding the goals of the direct talks that were consistent with the PLO demands to satisfy the PLO. Other PLO organizations signed a document that they were opposed to direct talks with Israel.
The length of time given for the direct talks to resolve all outstanding issues are 1 year. I believe that Obama would like to see an agreement on the borders of a PLO state by the November election even if all the other issues are not fully resolved. I believe that Obama wants to have direct talks to expose whether Benjamin Netanyahu really is willing to agree to a PLO state based upon 1967 borders. If Netanyahu is bluffing about his desire for a PLO state, I believe that Obama will want to blame Israel for the failure of the direct talks. In order to pressure Netanyahu to agree to a PLO state based upon 1967 borders, I believe that the USA will threaten to recognize the borders of PLO through the United Nations Security Council. Therefore, Obama desires to have these direct talks to pressure Israel into making an agreement to have a PLO state based upon 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
An agreement to divide Jerusalem and establish a PLO state is a tribulation event.
The link to these articles are as follows:
1) Clinton announces direct talks to resume on September 2
2) Netanyahu welcomes US announcement to start talks
3) Statement by the Quartet to start direct talks
4) PA: Direct talks to resume according to Quartet’s statement
5) Hamas, Palestinian Groups Refuse Direct Talks
6) Benny Begin: Clarity on negotiations
Hizbollah is preparing for war with Israel. They have built an elaborate network of tunnels in Lebanon which they believe will aid them in a future war with Israel. According to Debkafile military sources, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Hizbollah and Hamas are ready and prepared to go to war with Israel at any moment. Mahmood Abbas is quoted as saying that direct talks with Israel will not go far because “a big military surprise awaits the Middle East.” Possibly in anticipation of war in the Middle East, Harvard University stock fund sells all Israel holdings.
Iran is starting its Beshehr nuclear reactor on August 21 with Russian support. Many believe that this makes a US war with Iran inevitable. Meanwhile, the USA is seeking to convince Israel that there is no threat for Iran to have a nuclear bomb in the next year.
A US war with Iran is a tribulation event.
The link to these articles is as follows:
1) Arab terrorists preparing for war with Israel
2) Arab sources: A major military surprise is close
3) Putin pushes ahead with fueling up Iran’s reactor Saturday
4) US Assures Israel that Iran Threat Is Not Imminent
5) Harvard University stock fund sells all Israel holdings
As a sign of the invasion of “Big Brother” in our lives, RFID chips linked with trash cans will monitor if people are recycling in Cleveland, Ohio or else will receive an automatic $100 fine. 24% of US citizens believe that Obama is a Muslim. A Washington Times article outlines Obama’s Islamic agends.
The link to these articles is as follows:
From a Biblical prophetic perspective, the reason why the God of Israel would allow these events to happen is because it will result in the end of the exile of the house of Jacob and the reunification of the 12 tribes of Israel (Ephraim and Judah).
We will to be “watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem” and we will not rest until the God of Israel makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth (Isaiah 62).
Shalom in Yeshua the Messiah,
Hebraic Heritage Ministries Int’l