Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Arab "Peace" Plan - Danger Ahead

US In Dangerous Territory By Endorsing Arab Peace Plan

The United States is playing a dangerous game in the Middle East, selling out Israel by penning agreement on a Saudi Arabian peace plan to curry Arab help in stabilizing Iraq. This turn of events began earlier this year when the State Department signaled that the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative was an acceptable framework for beginning peace negotiations with Israel and establishing a Palestinian state. Now Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has actually put her signature on the plan forwarded by the Arab league, all nations who are sworn enemies of Israel.

The plan is being promoted in the media as one that is reasonable-calling for an end to Israeli occupation of the land won in the 1967 war, in which Israel pre- empted a massive attack by Arab nations against the tiny Jewish nation. The plan, however, also calls for Israel to give up Jerusalem and allow the holy city to be the capitol of a new Palestinian state. The Arab Peace Initiative essentially says give up Jerusalem, the strategic Golan Heights, the West Bank (which are the traditional Jewish lands of Judea and Samaria), allow the Palestinians complete repopulation of the sovereign nation of Israel, and the establishment of a Palestinian State.

In return, Israel receives recognition of its right to exist and a guarantee of peace from Arab nations. But Arab nations have historically used Islamic terrorist groups such as Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Hamas and others as proxies to war against Israel. All these terrorist organizations call for the immediate destruction of Israel. The Gaza Strip is a living example of "land for peace." In good faith, Israel quit Gaza. The terrorist group Hamas took over. Egypt, one of the signatories to the Arab Peace Initiative, has allowed the funneling of weapons across its border to Hamas. Syria, another party to the Initiative, continued funding and supplying the terrorist group Hezbollah against Israel. Arab peace guarantees are worthless.

So now, the United States is officially on board with the biggest ruse in Arab history-a plan forwarded by Saudi Arabia to minimize Israel, repopulate it with its terrorist enemies, and to surround Israel with indefensible borders-a strategy to once and for all destroy Israel. And even much of Israel's peace thirsting leadership is in agreement with the plan that will set up Israel for ultimate war. God's promise in Genesis 12:3 for the nation of Israel is, "I will bless them that bless you, and curse them that curse you." It doesn't make any difference if the U.S. is doing something that Israeli leaders support. It does make a difference if it is within God's will. And the U.S. may now be well crossways of God's will for Israel.

Bill Wilson

Word of Life Ministry