I read a news article this morning that is extremely disquieting. It portends much. As if anything else in the Middle East and Israel doesn’t portend much these days, but this one stood out from the rest. And read to the end. There’s a kick to it.
The U.S. announced this week that it would upgrade its diplomatic relations with the PA by granting its mission in Washington – which is actually a PLO mission – the same status it enjoys in most European countries: that of a PLO “general delegation.” This is still a lower status than an embassy – a status the PA mission does have in many African and Asian countries, as well as some European and South American states. But it is a major step above what the PA has had until now. Prior to this decision, the PA mission in Washington was at a very low level from the point of view of protocol: Its diplomats did not have diplomatic immunity, and it was not even allowed to fly the PLO flag at the entrance to its offices. Now, its diplomats will enjoy diplomatic immunity and its offices will be able to display the PLO flag.
I’m going to give a little background, and it’s important, because the end result is that news article which states that America is doing business with a Terrorist Organization, openly and notoriously.
The PA is the Palestinian Authority. It is the administrative organization established to govern parts of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The West Bank and Gaza Strip is territory inside the borders of Israel that are not part of Israel but are under Palestinian Authority.
The article continues-
“This decision reflects our confidence that through direct negotiations, we can help achieve a two-state solution with an independent and viable Palestine living side by side with Israel,” said White House spokesman Thomas Vietor. “We should begin preparing for that outcome now, as we continue to work with the Palestinian people on behalf of a better future.”
When you hear two-state solution, it means splitting Jerusalem, carving off East Jerusalem and giving it to the “Palestinians.” The “Palestinians” already have territory in Israel, so the two-state solution is really a misnomer. The territory known as the “West Bank” was originally part of the proposed Arab territories, but following the Arab-Israeli War this area was captured by Trans-Jordan (renamed Jordan in 1949). The West Bank was taken control of by Israel, during the Six-Day War in June, 1967 but never annexed by Israel. In 1988, Jordan ceded its claims to the West Bank to the Palestine Liberation Organization, as “the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.”
The PA took the Gaza Strip back in 2007 at the Battle of Gaza and since then, most of the Gaza Strip is in control of Hamas with the Palestinian Authority stating it is officially no longer in control of the Gaza Strip.
Hamas is an Arabic acronym meaning “Islamic Resistance Movement.” In the past, Ariel Sharon and the George W. Bush administration refused to negotiate with Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and then president of the PA, whom they asserted formed “part of the problem” (concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict) and not of its solution. In 2005 United States classified Hamas as a terrorist organization. PLO of course is all about Palestinian Liberation (from the Jews). Both are terrorist organizations the United States of America is legitimizing by elevating their status diplomatically. Today’s news about the wooing of the leader of Hamas is discouraging to say the least.
The PA has been seeking an upgrade in diplomatic relations ever since U.S. President Barack Obama took office last year. But after 18 months without progress, it was surprised to suddenly receive a letter from the State Department on Tuesday announcing that the U.S. had agreed. The letter was sent to Maen Areikat, who heads the PLO mission in Washington.
It certainly is not about peace. The PLO, Hamas, and even the Palestinian flag are all about war, terror, liberation, and revolt. Their flag is named revolt. “On October 18, 1948, the flag of the Arab Revolt was adopted by the All-Palestine Government, and was recognised subsequently by the Arab League as the flag of Palestine.” (Wikipedia)
Oh say does that flag of Arab revolt still wave…over the land of Sharia, and the home of the unsaved?
The Americans began seriously considering the upgrade two weeks ago as one of several steps it intends to take in an effort to entice Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas into direct talks with Israel. … A senior Palestinian official confirmed the upgrade, and stressed that this is more than a symbolic step. “This move will enable PLO officials and Palestinian diplomats to operate in Washington in an official and orderly manner,” he said.
PLO officials operating in our nation’s capitol in an orderly manner? Terrorists do not operate in orderly fashion. It is counter intuitive. However, this diplomatic success is part of a greater plan by the Palestinians, whose total focus, remember, is to destroy Israel. Compare the news article excerpted above to this one below, also out today:
Abbas: American Jews on My Side Now
American Jewish lobbyists have been convinced to take a pro-Palestinian Authority position, and to ask US President Barack Obama to turn up the pressure on Israel, according to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas made the claims while speaking at a meeting of the Fatah organization’s central committee. “They promised they would go to Netanyahu and tell him to disassemble his coalition or announce that he agrees to a two-state solution,” he added.
The two-state solution would be to establish an Arab nation. Remember, Gaza and the West Bank are already given to the Arabs. Two-state solution would divide Israel in two and also divide her capital, Jerusalem. The two-state solution would also give Judea to the Arabs. Last year Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said, “He [Israeli PM Netanyahu] knows very much that there will never be peace between Palestinians and Israelis without East Jerusalem being the capital of the Palestinian state.”
Here is what God says about monkeying with Israel’s borders and giving away land:
“I will gather all the nations And bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; And they have divided up My land.” (Joel 3:2)
The blood of the nations He assembles at Jehoshaphat will run as high as the bridles of horses for 180 miles, from Jehoshaphat to Petra. It is called The Harvest of the Earth:
“Take your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the earth’s vine, because its grapes are ripe.” The angel swung his sickle on the earth, gathered its grapes and threw them into the great winepress of God’s wrath. They were trampled in the winepress outside the city, and blood flowed out of the press, rising as high as the horses’ bridles for a distance of 1,600 stadia. (Rev 14)
Beware the “two-state solution.” DO NOT DIVIDE ISRAEL!