IRAN - UAE Will Be ‘Disgraced Forever’

Arno Froese

The United Arab Emirates has betrayed the Islamic world and the Palestinians by reaching a deal toward normalizing ties with Israel, Iran’s top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.

“Of course, the UAE’s betrayal will not last long, but this stigma will always be remembered. They allowed the Zionist regime to have a foothold in the region and forgot Palestine,” Khamenei said in a speech.

“The Emiratis will be disgraced forever for this treachery against the Islamic world, Arab nations and Palestine.”

The deal, the first accommodation between an Arab country and Israel in more than 20 years, was forged in part as a result of shared fear of Iran. It has dismayed Palestinian leaders, however, who believe it further erodes their struggle for an independent state.

The UAE has said that the agreement was a bold but necessary step and suggested it could help address the region’s polarization.

-www.reuters.com, 1 September 2020

Arno's commentary

Iran condemns the normalization between Israel and the Emirates. Israel has no relationship to Iran; in fact, Iran has never cared about Arab Palestinians. So, what is the real reason?

From a Biblical perspective, God turns blessings into curses and curses into blessings. About 3,500 years ago, we read about the king of Iran (Persia): “Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem” (Ezra 1:1-3).

The relatively new religion of Islam was founded in the 7th century. In the Koran, Surah 5:85 states: “Thou wilt surely find the most hostile men to the believers are the Jews and the idolators.” Surah 9:5 reads: “Then, when the sacred months are drawn away, slay the idolators wherever you find them, and take them and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush.” The Koran clearly teaches that Islam must dominate. That, however, is diametrically opposed to God’s declaration: “For thou [Israel] art an holy people unto the Lord thy God” (Deuteronomy 14:2a).

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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