You may view the 5 minute update this week via audio:
In this week’s 5 minute update, we focused on:
1) The current status of the Israel / PLO peace process
The USA is conducting talks with Israel on a formula to restart talks with the PLO based upon Obama’s parameters of 1967 borders with agreed land swaps. The PLO has stated that it will drop its plan to seek for the UN to recognize a PLO state if Israel accepts the 1967 borders as the basis of peace talks. PLO representatives met with US officials in Washington this week. The USA was trying to persuade the PLO to not seek recognition of a PLO state at the UN. The PLO have stated that they plan to continue to pursue recognition of a PLO state at the UN regardless of whether there are peace negotiations with Israel. Iceland has decided to recognize a PLO state this September at the UN.
The Quartet (UN, USA, EU and Russia) have a meeting on July 11 in Washington. The Quartet is seeking to establish a framework for Israel and the PLO to restart talks. Given that the UN, EU and Russia have expressed support for a PLO state based upon 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, Mahmood Abbas expressed frustration that the US seems to be dictating and influencing Quartet decisions. DEBKA is reporting that the US and France are trying to arrange an international peace summit in Paris on September 2 that will cause the PLO to not seek recognition of a PLO state at the UN in September. Israel is seeking clarification from the US regarding the terms and conditions of a possible peace summit. Israel would like to get a commitment from the US that in any peace agreement with the PLO that Israel could keep the large settlement blocs and that the parameters of a peace agreement would be consistent with the letter that former President George Bush wrote to former Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2004. The next big event will be the revealing of the Quartet’s position regarding the peace process on July 11. An Arab League meeting regarding the peace process is scheduled for July 16.
An agreement to divide Jerusalem and establish a PLO state is a tribulation event.
The link to these articles are as follows:
1) Report: US to offer Israel incentives to negotiate
2) PA says it’ll drop UN bid if Israel accepts 67 lines
3) Erekat in Washington: UN bid continues despite pressure
4) Palestinians to apply to Security Council next week for UN membership
5) UNSC plans to discuss Palestinian statehood bid in July
6) Abbas: World not united in support of Palestinian UN bid
7) Report: Iceland backs recognition of Palestinian state
8.) Ashton: Quartet meeting aim to set framework for talks
9) Abbas: U.S. should not have veto power over Middle East Quartet decisions
10) US-French plan Israeli-Palestinian Paris peace summit Sept. 2, ending Libya war
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