The Dead Deal of the Century

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The Dead Deal of the Century
By Dr. David Reagan

President Trump’s “Deal of the Century,” which he presented in January for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, was dead on arrival. It was, in fact, a deal of absurdity.

Peace between nations requires both sides to be willing to negotiate. The President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, didn’t even attend the ceremony. In fact, for days ahead of the event, he even refused to talk to President Trump on the telephone.

The Details

The “deal” provided for the swapping of some territories in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) for land in the Negev Desert along the border with Egypt. Israel’s settlements in “occupied” territory would remain. Jerusalem would continue to be the undivided capital of Israel. The Palestinians would establish their capital on the eastern border of Jerusalem. Jordan would retain its status quo authority over the Temple Mount, under Israeli sovereignty. Palestinian “refugees” would be barred from returning to Israel.

Palestinian areas would be completely demilitarized. Israel would be responsible for the security of both areas, with absolute control over the Jordan Valley.

Although there are constant references in the proposal to a “Palestinian State,” the references are just semantics. The reality is that the deal does not create such a state. At most, it would result in what might be called a “Palestinian Entity.”

To sweeten the deal, the Palestinians were offered a $50 billion economic development plan.

The Requirements

But the demands placed on the Palestinians, although necessary, were totally unrealistic. To complete the deal and get the money, they would have to stop inciting terrorism and paying terrorists. They would have to clean up their governmental corruption and start respecting human rights.

Additionally, they would have to provide freedom of religion and the press. And, of course, the Palestinians would have to recognize the lawful existence of the state of Israel.

Needless to say, all of these requirements are things the Palestinians have no intention of doing.

Facts Ignored

The Trump peace proposal ignores several incontrovertible facts and is therefore doomed to failure, like all the similar two-state plans before it.

The first fact the President ignored is that the Palestinians do not want a two-state solution. They have already rejected such proposals several times in the past, and they will continue to do so because their true desire is the annihilation of Israel, and they will settle for nothing less.

The second fact that renders the President’s deal impossible is that the Middle East dispute is not a political one. Rather, it is a spiritual one that cannot be solved with political wheeling and dealing.

The third fact the President does not seem to understand is that there will never be peace in the Middle East until the Prince of Peace, Jesus, returns to reign over all the world.

There is a fourth fact that is very ominous. It is the warning in the Scriptures that God will pour out His judgment on all nations in the end times which get involved in dividing up His land (Joel 3:2).

Middle East Realities

The truth of the matter is that a Palestinian state already exists. It is called Jordan. It constitutes two-thirds of the land of Palestine that was promised to the Jews by the British in the Balfour Declaration of November 1917. The British later reneged on their promise to the Jews in order to curry the favor of the Arabs and gain access to their oil. Two-thirds of the people living in Jordan are Palestinians.

The so-called Palestinian refugees are simply political pawns used by the Arab states to gain world sympathy. The 1967 Six Day War resulted in a million Jewish refugees who were evicted forcibly from Arab countries. Israel absorbed them. The Arab world refused to absorb the Palestinian refugees who fled from Israel when they were asked to do so by the Arab states that attacked Israel.

The Arabs could have declared the existence of a second Palestinian state on May 14, 1948 — the day the Israelis established their state. They had been authorized to do so by the United Nations. But they decided instead to attack Israel and “make the Mediterranean run red with the blood of the Jews.”

Conclusion

Abba Eban (1915-2002), Israel’s Foreign Minister from 1966 to 1974, once said, “The Palestinians have never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity.”

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s longest serving Prime Minister, has said, “If the Arab world would disarm, we would have peace in the Middle East. If Israel were to disarm, Israel would cease to exist.”

Golda Meir (1898-1978), a Russian Jew who was raised in the United States, and who became Prime Minister of Israel (1969-1974), once observed: “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.”

We are commanded in Psalm 122 to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. When you do so, you are not praying for Trump’s “deal of the century.” No, you are praying for the return of the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus. Maranatha!

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Kaatje

My soul waits for the Lord, and in His Word I hope
the President does not seem to understand
This is probaly the first time I disagree with dr. Reagan.

I fully believe President Trump, Jared Kushner et al, understand the so called Palestinians and their goals to the T.
The deals seems a dud, but it made 2 things perfectly clear:

1st, it exposed those so called victims, to be the terrorst agressors that they are, for all the world to see.
2nd, it paved the way for the Israeli’s to annex the Mountains of Israel.

And this is important, because it fulfills Ezekiel’s prophesy.
In regard to his staunch support of Israel, Mr. Trump really is Cyrus!
 

Anewcreationinjesus

Come Lord Jesus!!!!!!
This is probaly the first time I disagree with dr. Reagan.

I fully believe President Trump, Jared Kushner et al, understand the so called Palestinians and their goals to the T.
The deals seems a dud, but it made 2 things perfectly clear:

1st, it exposed those so called victims, to be the terrorst agressors that they are, for all the world to see.
2nd, it paved the way for the Israeli’s to annex the Mountains of Israel.

And this is important, because it fulfills Ezekiel’s prophesy.
In regard to his staunch support of Israel, Mr. Trump really is Cyrus!
I still find the timing interesting re the Israel election circus over the past year ....God's timing being perfect there was a reason for all the election shenanigans ....
 
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Kaatje

My soul waits for the Lord, and in His Word I hope
Agree Kaatje, what with the DOTC and now covid, things do seem to be lining up still further towards the 7 year trib ....I still wonder if Daniel 9:27 is a stronger version of DOTC ....
I think it is. The AC will take it and “miraculously” turn it into something acceptable to Israel, the Pallies, and the UN.
The question is, as ever, how much more of this lining up does the church see pre-rapture?? We simply dont know ....or is the rapture itself being such an unprecedented event, the event that hurries all this lining up into place for the ten horns then the little horn??
Quite possible, but upon reading the narratives about Noah an Lot again, I think we will leave at the last possible moment before all “hell” breaks loose.

One year ago, I couldn’t have imaginated that the world could get to be a so much worse place to live in.
And maybe, it can deteriorate even more. God only knows.

But, like you say, God’s timing is perfect. Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus. Maranatha!
 

Amethyst

Angie ... †
Quite possible, but upon reading the narratives about Noah an Lot again, I think we will leave at the last possible moment before all “hell” breaks loose.
This is why I'm not one who believes there will be a "big gap" between the rapture and the start of Trib. There's a reason we are taken out. It so the restraint is gone. I don't think we can even imagine what The Holy Spirit has been really restraining.
 

Sojourner414

Well-Known Member
This is why I'm not one who believes there will be a "big gap" between the rapture and the start of Trib. There's a reason we are taken out. It so the restraint is gone. I don't think we can even imagine what The Holy Spirit has been really restraining.
Right? While I see some kind of gap, I don't think it's going to be a big one, like years. More like a period of months (a year if we're stretching it).
 

Footsteps

Well-Known Member
This is probaly the first time I disagree with dr. Reagan.

I fully believe President Trump, Jared Kushner et al, understand the so called Palestinians and their goals to the T.
The deals seems a dud, but it made 2 things perfectly clear:

1st, it exposed those so called victims, to be the terrorst agressors that they are, for all the world to see.
2nd, it paved the way for the Israeli’s to annex the Mountains of Israel.

And this is important, because it fulfills Ezekiel’s prophesy.
In regard to his staunch support of Israel, Mr. Trump really is Cyrus!
Kaatje has learned never to sleep on Trump strategy. It is his greatest skill. The intransigence of Palestine is immutable and has been on display since Israel's rebirth. Jimmy Carter offered Yassar Arafat everything but total control of Jerusalem and Arafat turned him down. This is a good time for American voters to be reminded that Islam is not a religion that repents from sin, or admits there is anything from which to repent, especially when it comes to the descendants of Isaac.
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
I think it is. The AC will take it and “miraculously” turn it into something acceptable to Israel, the Pallies, and the UN.

Quite possible, but upon reading the narratives about Noah an Lot again, I think we will leave at the last possible moment before all “hell” breaks loose.

One year ago, I couldn’t have imaginated that the world could get to be a so much worse place to live in.
And maybe, it can deteriorate even more. God only knows.

But, like you say, God’s timing is perfect. Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus. Maranatha!
Wow that's something i'e never considered in relation to leavnig at the last possible moment !! Good pick up there Kaatje
 
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