ARAB STATES - Trump Offers Chance for Peace

Arno Froese

The Arab world views US President Donald Trump as an opportunity for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, followed by normalization between Israel and other Middle Eastern countries, parliamentarians from several countries told MK Hilik Bar (Zionist Union).

“To my surprise... they see him as a strong president to make peace,” Bar said.

“They think the government of Israel and [PA President Mahmoud Abbas] must and can take advantage of Trump’s momentum to enter negotiations and reach a solution.

“They have high expectations of Trump, who’s seen as strong and decisive, as opposed to [former president Barack] Obama,” Bar said.

In his talks with the Arab lawmakers, Bar found they do not think there is a chance for any regional agreement, if it does not come hand in hand with a final-status agreement with the Palestinians.

Bar said he was surprised by the overwhelmingly positive response he received to his peace plan, which includes Israel recognizing a Palestinian state and then negotiating borders, based on the pre-1967 lines with land swaps to account for settlement blocs, and other core issues., 29 May 2017

Arno's commentary

The positive excitement about potential peace for the Middle East lies in the hand of Israel, Arab lawmakers insist. The end result is nothing new: establishing a Palestinian state in the heart of Israel, based on the pre-1967 lines. That, for Israel, many experts agree, would be a covenant with death. Peace requires the absence of hate. Educational institutions throughout the Arab world are virtually united in their anti-Israel indoctrination of their pupils. One politician stated that without hate, the Arab Palestinians would not even want their own state, but to live in coexistence within the Jewish state. It is for these and other reasons we believe that open borders and cooperation between Israel and Arab Palestinians is virtually out of the question at this point in time.
Nevertheless, according to the prophetic Word, in the end there will be peace, but that will come about when the Prince of peace comes to Israel, abolishes all weapons, as well as all indoctrination and education based on hate.

One day, Israel will experience the fulfillment of Isaiah 54:17: “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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