President Barrack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, but this crowning achievement certainly can’t be attributed to his “Engagement” Mideast peace policy. Current events in that hostile region depict the daunting prospect that the “Mother of all Middle East Wars” is coming soon!
For over six decades the international community has attempted to convince the Arabs and Jews to get along peacefully. It has reduced American presidents from kings to real estate brokers attempting to barter land for peace, and to what avail? The geo-political situation in the cradle of civilization worsens daily. The flawed land for peace policy does nothing more than ask the nation Israel to take a lethal bullet from point blank range for the good of the international community.
Israel realizes now, more than ever before, that their enemies don’t want peace with the Jews; they want peace without the Jews. The Arabs don’t want a 2 – State Solution; they seek a 1 – State Solution consisting of a final Arab State in the Mideast called Palestine. Furthermore, they now believe it is obtainable. The Palestinians and their Arab and Persian cohorts are no longer lobbing protest stones at the Jews but are on the verge of going nuclear!
The Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah recently spewed volumes of venomous words out against Israel. On September 18, 2009 on Al-Quds (Jerusalem) day, Nasrallah notified his Muslim compatriots that:
· The land from the Mediterranean Sea to the River Jordan belongs to the Palestinian people and to the entire Muslim nation.
· Israel is an occupying, aggressive, cancerous body that contravenes religious law, and is therefore illegal.
· It is forbidden to recognize the Israeli entity or to acknowledge its legitimacy or existence.
· It is forbidden to establish ties or to normalize relations with Israel.
· Israel must be removed from existence.
· The next Mideast war will change the regional map.
· Hezbollah can destroy half of the Israeli army. [My comments about this to follow.]
· [Arabs should consider] the option of declaring an all-out Arab war, opening all fronts and preparing all armies to enter Palestine from all its gates. These words are beautiful, and the option is great and righteous.
· Iran’s president Ahmadinejad [firmly] supports the Palestinian people and he couldn’t care less, [if the Arabs come alongside similarly.] [Presently certain Arab States, like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, are presently concerned about Iran’s nuclear aspirations. Additionally Arabs and Persians have often fought against each other.]
· [Due to Iran’s support] Lebanon is not alone, Syria and Palestine are not alone, and therefore, we have a lot of elements of strength.
Israel was not the only target of vocal attack. Nasrallah claimed that America has become weakened by its financial problem and that we [Arabs] have crossed the most dangerous Bush (George W.) phase. He suggested that America disputed with Russia and in turn abandoned Poland and the Czech Republic by scrapping its missile defense shield. He warned that these two poor countries are lessons to all those who were betting on the Americans. He concluded his tongue lashing against America, by suggesting that America’s weakness has led to more tolerance toward the threat of Iran’s [nuclear] missiles. (Read Nasrallah’s speech)
It appears from this verbal assault that Obama’s policy of Mideast engagement doesn’t stand a chance as far as Hassan Nasrallah and his Hezbollah bad boys are concerned. His biased assessments are reminders that the Psalm 83 prophetic Arab – Israeli war is soon to happen. In Psalm 83:3-5 we are told:
They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You:
In Psalm 83:6-8 we discover that the Palestinians, Hezbollah, Hamas, and Syrians along with several other Arab nations, are destined to be members of this confederacy. It appears from Nasrallah’s statements above that he is appealing to his Arab compatriots to confederate with him to destroy the nation of Israel now!
Furthermore, we are told in Psalm 83:12 that the goal of this confederacy is the destruction of the modern day Jewish State in order to take full possession of the land presently occupied by Israel. Nasrallah says that land belongs to the “Palestinian people and the Muslim nation.”
In the summer of 2006 Hezbollah launched 4000 rockets into northern Israel over the span of 34 days. Presently it is estimated that Nasrallah has his hands on about 40,000 more powerful rockets. Thus this has emboldened him to declare, “Hezbollah can destroy half of the Israeli army.”
Nasrallah’s recent statements echo the sentiment of the Hamas Charter. Hamas is the terrorist organization turned elected officials of the Palestinian people as of January 2006.
Three primary tenets of their charter are:
1. Israel will exist and continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it.
2. The land of Palestine is to be Islamic consecrated to future Muslim generations until Judgment Day.
3. There is only one solution to resolve the conflict and that is Jihad.
These tenets clearly evidence that the Hamas are in total agreement with the Hezbollah’s Anti-Semitic attitude toward Israel.
Some believe that the Fatah party headed by its president, Mahmud Abbas, is more moderate than the Hezbollah and Hamas organizations. In fact, the Obama administration pedestals him as a valid peace partner for Israel. However, regarding Israel’s right to be recognized as the Jewish State, which Nasrallah declares Muslims are forbidden to accept, Abbas announced in April of 2009,
“Israel can define itself as a Jewish State, “but I don’t accept it and I say so publicly.”
There is absolutely no way that the Palestinians can officially recognize modern day Israel as the Jewish State. This would entirely nullify the ability for millions of Palestinian refugees to repatriate within Israel proper. The Arabs say there can be no peace in the Middle East until these refugees are granted the right to return into Israel.
It is an issue of “Resettlement” verses “Right of Return”. The Jews and their God Jehovah, according to Jeremiah 12:14-17, expect the Arabs and Persians to resettle these refugees within their respective borders. Conversely, the Arabs and Persians demand that Israel afford them the right to return into the land of Israel.
Here is what Hassan Nasrallah said about it in his recent speech:
“In Lebanon all the Palestinian people and forces say they are against resettlement, all the Lebanese say they are too, a Lebanese and Palestinian consensus exists on the matter, yet there are fears that resettlement could be imposed at any moment; should resettlement be imposed it would be a conspiracy first against the Palestinians before the Lebanese… It is also a conspiracy against [the land of] Palestine before Lebanon. Resettlement will be at the expense of losing Palestine forever before being at Lebanon’s expense.” “Let us focus on the subject of the right of return…”
This attitude represents the general sentiment of the entire Arab League. It is, and has been, a massive stumbling block to peace in the Middle East because the Arabs believe “Resettlement will be at the expense of losing Palestine forever”. On the flip side many Jews believe that Right of Return will be at the expense of losing Israel forever.
The Bible predicts that, soon and temporarily, peace will come to the Middle East but it will not come politically, but militarily. It is wise for humanity to prepare for such an outcome in advance of its arrival. This is why God gave man Bible prophecy. World changing events are about to occur in the Fertile Crescent that will most certainly adversely affect all of mankind while they are occurring.
A tremendous ironic twist awaits the Arabs. God will not allow the destruction of Israel or half of its army at this point in history. Rather, He will configure events so that the Arabs are overwhelmingly defeated. For more information about what’s coming next in the Middle East according to the Bible, be encouraged to read my book on the subject called Isralestine, The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East.