On Sunday afternoon, however, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, told CNN that the plan is “futile.” “Any economic plan without political horizons will lead nowhere,” he said, adding, “Palestinians will not accept any proposals which do not include a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.”
Well, now we know the first part of the Middle East Peace Plan that Jared Kushner has been working on, and it’s a huge zero. Step 1 contains seemingly nothing but economic incentives, investment capital and ‘urban renewal’ to offer to the Palestinian people. Something they couldn’t care less about. Outside of driving every living Jew out of Israel and into the sea, the Palestinians want one thing and one thing only – East Jerusalem. Any so-called ‘peace plan’ needs to solve that problem first before tackling any of the other ones. Jerusalem is the stumbling block and the ‘burdensome stone’ that will drive the Antichrist mad until he can get his filthy hands on it.
“And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” Zechariah 12:3 (KJV)
What’s so special about Jerusalem? Plenty. The Bible says that it is the place where God has placed His own Name, it’s the city of the Great King, and it is the place where Jesus Christ will return to to rule in righteousness for one thousand literal years. Satan, who vowed in Isaiah 14 that he would ‘exalt his throne’ higher than God’s throne and be ‘like the most High’, wants Jerusalem because it is the city of Jesus Christ, King of Kings.
“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” Daniel 9:27 (KJV)
And that is why only Antichrist can appear to make peace, however false that peace will be, because he will bring to the table exactly what the Palestinians need to have in order to agree to it. So am I saying that the Palestinians are driven by Satan in their desire for Jerusalem? Yes, that is exactly what I am saying. The mythical Palestinian people have never had an historical connection to Jerusalem, have never ruled over that area, never formed a government or nation at any time in world history that included that area. The Palestinians are a made-up people who Satan has raised up to oppose the Jews in the last days.
Over the years, the Palestinians on a regular basis have turned down every offer of ‘peace plans’ that included loads of economic incentives but not Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the only thing they want because they know it rightfully belongs to the Jews, and Satan wants it for himself. The Bible tells us that he will be successful in getting it, but won’t be able to hold onto it one day longer than a 7-year period.
White House to focus on investment in Middle East as part of peace proposal
FROM CNN: The White House announced Sunday afternoon the first part of its Middle East peace proposal, what officials are calling an economic “workshop” to encourage investing capital in the West Bank, Gaza, and the region, a senior administration official tells CNN. The workshop will take place in Manama, Bahrain, on June 25 and 26, bringing together finance ministers with global and regional business leaders.
The effort is being headed by Jared Kushner, the senior White House adviser and President’s son-in-law, and White House Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt, who have spent years developing the proposal along with the much stickier political component, which officials said would be announced later in the year.
Asked for comment, Kushner told CNN in a statement that “people are letting their grandfathers’ conflict destroy their children’s futures. This will present an exciting, realistic and viable pathway forward that does not currently exist.”
The plan will discuss four major components the senior administration official said: infrastructure, industry, empowering and investing in people, and governance reforms “to make the area as investible as possible.” Kushner is said to have modeled details of the economic proposal on what has worked in Poland, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.
The economic plan will include a “combination of grant money, low interest loans and then also private capital,” a second senior administration told reporters Sunday.
The workshop will attempt to studiously avoid the many political issues that have made peace so elusive for so long: issues such as whether the Palestinians will get their own state, the status of Jerusalem, measures Israel takes in the name of security, and what should happen with Palestinians and their descendants who fled or were expelled from Israel around the time of the state’s creation in 1948. Finance ministers, but not foreign ministers, will be invited along with delegations of business leaders.
“We recognize that this needs to go hand in hand with the political plan, but this will be the first chance to roll out details of the economic plan,” the first official said, adding that this will be an opportunity to show Palestinians, Jordanians, Israelis and the Lebanese that “CEOs care about them and want to be investing in the area.”
The second official said the workshop will focus only on the economic plan “to show that you can’t have peace without economic stability and opportunity, but you also can’t have economic opportunity and stability without peace and free of terror and resolving some of these core issues.”
“If you can get (the Palestinians’) economy going the right way, they really have the opportunity to thrive,” they added. Kushner is calling the event a “workshop” rather than a summit, the first official said, because he is relying on feedback to the proposal from the many speakers and other participants invited, including from the Palestinian territories.
“We think this will showcase the potential of the entire region,” the official said. “If there’s peace, it will touch on not only the West Bank and Gaza but also Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt. The economies will become integrated.”
“Think about how much money is spent on bullets right now,” said the official. “If it could be spent on infrastructure and human capital, think about how much better the region could be.” The official denied that the rollout was being done this way so as to present a vision of a more prosperous Palestinian territory so as to encourage greater concessions in any political talks down the line.
“It’s tough to digest both the economic and political proposals at once, since they’re both very detailed proposals,” the official said. The economic plan was well-received by Arab countries that have been briefed on it, the second official said, adding that “there’s a lot of interest in it.”
Asked specifically about Gaza, the official said that “any investment package that comes in there will have to be based on a real, permanent and verifiable ceasefire agreement.”
“Hopefully the people of Gaza will see that there is a very, very robust plan that — and a lot of donors, donor countries throughout the world (are) willing to come in and make investments in Gaza,” said the official, who declined to say how many financial commitments the Trump administration has secured from other countries to invest in the Palestinian territories.
On Sunday afternoon, however, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, told CNN that the plan is “futile.”
“Any economic plan without political horizons will lead nowhere,” he said, adding, “Palestinians will not accept any proposals which do not include a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.” READ MORE
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