Feeling the love from the Palestinians. It isn't enough that they refuse to acknowledge the right of Israel to exist.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas laid out his vision on Monday for the final status of Israeli-Palestinian relations ahead of peace talks due to resume in Washington for the first time in nearly three years.
Abbas said that no Israeli settlers or border forces could remain in a future Palestinian state and that Palestinians deem illegal all Jewish settlement building within the land occupied in the 1967 Six Days War.
The forceful statements appeared to challenge mediator US Secretary of State John Kerry's hopes that the terms of the talks, scheduled to begin Monday night over dinner, be kept secret.
"In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli - civilian or soldier - on our lands," Abbas said in a briefing to mostly Egyptian journalists.
Israel has previously said it wants to maintain a military presence in the West Bank at the border with Jordan to prevent any influx of weapons that could be used against it.
But Abbas said he stood by understandings he said he reached with former prime minister Ehud Olmert, predecessor to more right-wing leader Binyamin Netanyahu, that NATO forces could deploy there "as a security guarantee to us and them."
Palestinian sources say officials remain uncomfortable with the lack of a firm Israeli commitment, publicly or behind closed doors, to meet their remaining expectations.
They say that in talks in the coming days, the Americans hope to satisfy Palestinian objections by issuing a statement declaring the 1967 lines the basis for negotiations, and the United States will attempt to compel the Israelis to endorse their note.
The Palestinian Authority on Thursday rejected any Israeli plans to retain territory or even maintain a security presence on any portion of the West Bank or east Jerusalem after the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
Peace with Israel is not possible unless a Palestinian state with full sovereignty is established in the pre-1967 lines with east Jerusalem as it capital, Nabil Abu Rudaineh, spokesman for PA President Mahmoud Abbas, announced.
Former defense minister and Kadima MK Shaul Mofaz on Thursday said that any agreement reached between world powers and Iran would likely keep Iran’s uranium enrichment infrastructure intact, and therefore guarantee Tehran’s ability to kickstart development of nuclear weapons.
Speaking to Israel Radio, Mofaz said, however, that even if a nuclear-armed Iran was only delayed by a few years, it would still be an achievement for Israel. He said Iran’s nuclear program was an existential threat to Israel, but that negotiations needed to be given a chance. Mofaz, who is also a former IDF chief of staff, suggested that Jerusalem should work behind the scenes to influence the talks with Iran.
Also speaking to the station, Energy and Water Resources Minister Silvan Shalom contended that the primary motive behind the Geneva nuclear talks between world powers and Iran was financial rather than prevention of Tehran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons.
Shalom said world powers were interested in reopening global access to Iranian oil supplies and reducing the price of oil.
The P5+1 countries — the US, Britain, France, China, and Russia, and Germany — held two days of talks with Iran Tuesday-Wednesday to try to resolve concerns that the Islamic Republic is striving to develop nuclear weapons. Iran wants painful international sanctions to be lifted in exchange for possible concessions it had been previously unwilling to consider, such as increased international monitoring of its nuclear program and the scaling back of Iran’s uranium enrichment — a potential path to nuclear arms and the centerpiece of its impasse with the West.
Among one of the most significant sanctions was a ban introduced last year on purchasing Iranian oil. Lifting these sanctions would increase global oil supply and could reduce prices in Western markets.
JESUS will soon come into the city.
No one SEEMS to believe it but me.
SF will be judged. Please stop
scoffing AT IT.
it is only a matter of time.
San Francisco and L A will be
destroyed. very soon.
I do NOT know the day.
but watch out for the next two weeks until 31 OCT.
Earthquake and Tsunami will take
Wall Street PIG BULLS down.
I am unable to comment on the dream but I will agree that judgement is at hand especially after that women shouted out such a warning from the Holy Spirit. It is very interesting that such a warning would come on the very day of the talks in Geneva..
Anyways, be blessed brother.
With US down grading by China, do you see this reflecting in the markets today?
What you are hearing from the family on this blog is not condemnation of you but rather the opposite .
When we depend on words that are not Scripture nor even alluded to in Scripture we need to be warned in love to beware.None of us is saying we are above being carried away or deceived. We believe that when Jesus said be careful! that He meant it for our good. Not because He just wants to be hard on us.
He will judge the nations. He has said so.
When dates are set and they fail the ability to trust is eroded.The man you were quoting to us who failed was strongly defended by you. You stood with Oct 3. Now it is some other date.
We are saying ,read your Bible. Don't look for signs like this. It will hurt you. Faith comes from hearing the Word of God not people's opinions.
If we did not care for you we would not speak.
One other thought on my mind tonight is the way Jesus told us to pray. Our Father, Your kingdom come ,Your will be done on earth as in Heaven.
He is not looking for us to be Sons of thunder like the brothers who wanted instant judgment on a rejecting town. Jesus wants us in union with Him, desiring His kingdom and will. I think this is a comfort in the midst of so much mayhem.I want to focus more on this instead of fear .
Sandra what woman are you talking about ??
please tell me
Those who do not accept Jesus stand condemned already!
I think that was a nice response. There is nothing I want more than to go home! Sometimes I get obsessed looking for dates, signs and hoping it is soon. That is not wrong, but our focus should be on our obedience in sharing the good news with those who are lost. We need to keep our energies and time focused on this...building the kingdom! We were told to be watchers, but when it gets to the level where we abandon our main focus on sharing the way to salvation to the lost then we have allowed ourselves to get off His mission. We are still here and His delay in coming means we need to stay focused on sharing His good news. People are stepping over from death into life. Let this keep us all inspired until His coming and press on to do the work He has called us to do!
I like your response. I have to admit I was very disappointed that the rapture hadn't happened, yet. I am so ready to go home. I think that we should never forget that His delay in coming means He is still building His kingdom. We were told to watch and we were commanded to share the good news with the lost. I am seeing a great number of lost people coming to Christ, stepping out of death and into life. My church baptized close 3,000 people a few weekends ago. God is doing amazing things right now and pouring out His spirit like never before. Let's keep our focus on what He called us to do...build His kingdom. When he comes for us He will be pleased to find us obeying what He commanded us to do until His return!
God Bless, Stay Focused & Encourage One Another to keep working!
Hi Stephen I was referring to the incident in congress...
When I asked my husband his thoughts of the incident, all he said to me was it was another harbinger...if you know my husband, you do not take his words lightly, he is a man of few words.
I agree with Waterer, that our first priority is to search God's Word and look for Jesus constantly...but I also know within my own spirit He is sending out strong messages that should bring us on our knees and cry out! ABBA Father! Sandra
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