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Plan B

Source: Art Sadlier, Saturday January 1st 2011

It seems to me that after decades of negotiations which have failed to return the land to the Palestinians, we are now about to see the endgame of the Palestinians and the scenario of the prophetic scriptures play out. The climate is ready for the world’s leaders to rise up and arbitrarily give the Arabs what they want. It increasingly seems that they fully intend to do just that, though the timing of this move may be delayed.

The only remaining piece to be brought into play is the surfacing of a European leader to bring it all together with the false peace treaty. If my analysis is correct, we are indeed close to the coming Day of the Lord.

A news headline sums up a drastic change in the whole Mid-east regarding Israel’s situation. The headline said, “Peace Talks are Officially Dead: It’s Time for Plan B.” The new proposal calls for the US to join with Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela who last week granted recognition to the Palestinians as an independent state, a state based on the 1967 borders. This would return East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount to the Palestinians.

Arab media is reporting that Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has told his aides to ask the United Nations Security Council to recognize the PA as a new Arab country, to be called “Palestine.” According to a report published Thursday, in the London-based Arabic-language daily A-Sharq al-Awsat, the Palestinians are now prepared to ask the U.N. to recognize a unilaterally-declared, new PA state.

The fact is, that all of the Arab nations and their allies represent about 60 nations that vote as a block in the UN, and they are adamant that Israel must surrender to the demands of the Palestinians. The EU is also demanding Israel surrender to Arab the demands. Russia, China and much of the rest of the world are also on side with the Arab world. Today, a news report from Haaretz News, under the heading, “Showdown at the UN,” states that Israel has mounted a diplomatic offensive to deal with an imminent move at the UN to have a Palestinian State declared.

One news report said, “Before things spiral out of control, now is the time for Obama to embrace this failure and move on to the only step that can save the two-state solution, playing the Wild Card, by endorsing Palestinian unilateralism.” It seems that this is highly likely to be the way Obama will eventually go. His move may be sudden and unexpected; all he will have to do is fail to veto the UN resolution.

The plans are already being laid as to how to proceed; the suggestion is that a new route will be taken that will set into play a new dynamic – and a new set of international laws that will begin to be applied to an independent Palestine. The world will impose upon Israel a solution that is in harmony with what the Arab States want. We see this attitude demonstrated by the EU leaders in the following news item, “A group of 26 ex-EU leaders has urged the Union to impose sanctions on Israel for continuing to build settlements on occupied Palestinian territory.” In a letter sent on Monday, they said Israel "like any other state" should be made to feel "the consequences" and pay a price for breaking international law.

The goal is the withdrawal of Israel from Judea and Samaria, East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount as well as the Golan Heights. That would leave Israel a defenceless strip of land that could easily be overrun by Hezbollah, Hamas and the Palestinians. The scenario grows darker when we realize that also included in this ultimatum, will be the allowing of millions of Palestinian refugees to return to Israel proper. PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is now claiming that the number of Palestinians refugees eligible to return to Israel is seven million. They are also adamant that this is a non-negotiable. In such a situation, the only question remaining, would be, whether Israel’s end would come by a civil war or at the ballot box. It would certainly be the end of the modern State of Israel.

If this seems unlikely, there is now a draft resolution before the UN general Assembly which will discuss a resolution submitted by Libya. This resolution calls for the establishing of an independent Palestinian State. A state which will guarantee, what the Arabs call, “the right of return,” which is the demand by Arabs who fled Israel during the War of Independence, to come back to the country along with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren born since that time.

We see the extent of the demands being made by the Palestinians reflected in the following news report, “The faction that is led by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, and which leads the PA, has officially declared its formal refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish State.” The goal of the Arabs always has been, and will continue to be, the elimination of Israel.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to dissolve the Palestinian Authority if Israel does not yield to his demands. Such a move would dump the whole issue into the lap of the UN and the nations of the world. This would no doubt be a catalyst to cause the world to force Israel to comply.

We read in Joel that all the nations of the world will join together in seeking to separate Israel from her land. We are now seeing that attempt beginning to unfold. All that has gone before seems to be but a run up to prophetic scenario foretold in Joel 3:2. “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.”

The following news items also indicate a movement to force on Israel a surrender of her land.

Fatah, which leads the PA, officially declared during its three-day conference, its formal refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish State. It’s central Fatah Revolutionary Council also voted to oppose the concept of swapping land for peace, and refused to support recent efforts by the U.S. to bring Israel and the PA back to the negotiating table, because, they said, “it could harm Palestinian rights and prolong the occupation.”

PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has said in past speeches that he will move to unilaterally declare an independent PA country by August 2011 if final status talks have not reached a successful conclusion by that time.