With a U.S. abstention in late 2016 the Arab League had gained a political victory. Israel at least temporarily lost U.S. support to continue building new settlements in the West Bank.
The Swedish and the French gave their approval to a Palestinian State, this was followed by British support.
The failure of the Arab Leagues’ proposal presented to the U.N. to have the Old City of Jerusalem become Palestine’s capital by 2016 was considered an attempt to make a bad situation worse at this time. Israel then received U.S. support to have the proposal denied in the hope that direct negotiations will eventually reach a settlement.
Earlier Israeli Attempt
Israel’s Prime Minister and former Defense Minister came to the U.S. back in 2010 to voice their willingness to negotiate, “even if it takes painful decisions to get rid of this problem forever. It is clearly time to make a decision between politics and history, nothing is beyond human capacity to solve,” – Ehud Barak former Israeli Defense Minister.
As former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Perez stated “an agreement should be made through direct negotiations and not by an imposition.”
There has been a proposal allowing Israel greater access to European markets with perhaps associate membership in the E.U. and allowing Jerusalem to become the capital of both States with an Israeli and a Palestinian Mayor and Vatican mediation between the two.
The Vatican already has received control of most Christian sites and has been given land to build a facility which may become a second Vatican in Jerusalem.
In mid 2014 the head of the Roman Catholic Church on a visit to Israel summoned the Prime Ministers of both sides to Rome for meetings and prayers.
Both attended, this may be an indicator of what is ahead. The Vatican will be instrumental in making the agreement and in mediating between the two but Papal involvement will prove treacherous to the independence of Israel!
Beyond obtaining Palestinian recognition of the Jewish State, the sticking point will always be over who controls Jerusalem. The Palestinians demand the Old City as their capital. Israel claims Jerusalem as their perpetual capital.
Handing over the Old City to allow future terrorist attacks to be launched on Israel from there is seen as being the last straw in losing Israel’s security.
A proposed ‘OPEN CITY’ may be considered as the final solution rather than a shared Capital. But the result will be a very different outcome!
European-Vatican Takeover Of Jerusalem!
Bible prophecy indicates more European-Vatican involvement, with European troops on the ground in Jerusalem, becoming occupiers! Zechariah 14:2 is a DUAL prophecy relating to Jerusalem at this time, which says, “HALF the City shall be taken.” This area WILL BE controlled by German-E.U. and or U.N. forces.
THE VATICAN WILL ALSO TAKE CONTROL OF THE NEW TEMPLE WITH THE POPE CLAIMING HIS RIGHT TO IT!
PROPHECY INDICATES THAT A RELOCATION OF THE PAPACY FROM ROME TO JERUSALEM SHORTLY BEFORE GOD IN PERSON STEPS IN TO SAVE THE CITY AND THE REST OF THE WORLD FROM TOTAL NUCLEAR DESTRUCTION! THIS IS HOW EXPLOSIVE THIS SITUATION BECOMES!!!
This Will Affect Us AllTo learn what lies ahead and how this will greatly affect ALL nations, be sure to study the short ‘Middle East in Prophecy’ and ‘Germany in Prophecy’ also ‘World Peace: How It Will Come’ on Page 1 of the America And Britain’s Future Free Library.
To learn the outcome of the struggle for control of Jerusalem as well as many Middle Eastern nations, see also ‘So, Who Goes In’ on this Page of Librarian’s Comments.BRIAN