George Mitchell, President Obama’s specially appointed Middle East envoy, yesterday confirmed what I have previously alluded to… i.e. that the Obama administration is going to go well beyond President Bush in trying to set up a Palestinian state…regardless of what it may cost Israel in security.
It is slowly becoming evident that this US administration is on a collision course with the new Israeli government.
Listen to the chilling words of Obama’s representative George Mitchell…
“[the] two-state solution is the only solution [to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.] This conflict has gone on for far too long, and the people of this region should no longer have to wait for the just peace that guarantees security for all.”
As reported by the Jerusalem Post, PM Netanyahu’s office expressed concern that if a Palestinian state is set up, Hamas could take over the West Bank, as it overran Gaza in 2007. The experience of Israel withdrawing from territory, only to have it controlled by Palestinian extremists “is not going to be repeated”.
After the Gaza fiasco…I am amazed that Mitchell or President Obama can promote the two-state solution with a straight face.
Although President Bush was the first ever President to openly advocate a two-state solution, he set up several caveats that were critical to Israel’s preservation and consequently made the deal impossible given the current
mind set of the Arab nations around Israel.
Caveats like: All terror attacks must cease, the Arab nations must recognize Israel’s right to exist etc. These were and are today conditions that our Arab cousins will not give to Israel…so they ended up being deal killers.
…they simply don’t want peace. They want complete and utter victory. They want the total destruction of the Jewish state.
Mitchell, so far has excluded mentioning any of these critical conditions for peace with Israel. Without them the two-state solution is a non-starter for Israel.
You know what? I believe that if the Arab states would grant these caveats Israel would probably give them almost all of what they ask for.
However, everyone in Israel knows the ugly truth — it takes two to make peace and Israel has no peace partner.
Doomed to Failure
As I have previously asserted, any two state solution will find its way to the “scrap heap” of good or bad ideas because it moves against God’s prophetic agenda to re-gather Israel from the four corners of the globe, and restore her spiritually in preparation for the Messiah’s return.
Lastly and Prophetically…
If God’s word is true, the boundaries of Israel will have to expand to hold the millions more of our Jewish people that are destined and called to return to their God given homeland.
“He that has ears to hear…”
~The views contained in The Joel Chernoff Report are not necessarily views held by the MJAA~