Peace

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:
The search for peace is a major issue in End-Times Bible prophecy. The age-old tension between Israel and her Islamic neighbors will lead to a temporary peace that will give occasion for a suprise attack predicted by Ezekiel as the War of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38 and 39). This may be the same as the war of the Second Seal (Revelation 6:3-4). God will intervene and give victory to Israel.

Israel will also be given a seven-year covenant or peace treaty by the evil end-times dictator that will be broken after three and one-half years(The "Abomination of Desolation" - Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15-21; Revelation 13).

Jesus Christ is "The Prince of Peace." He taught us that if someone strikes us not to retaliate. But what does the rest of the Bible add to this issue? Can we be peace-loving people and still act in self defense? Is there such a thing as a "just war," as philosophers and theologians have defined it? This is not an easy subject, but it is one each Christian should study and prayerfully decide.




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Jordan's King Abdullah Meets Palestinian President Over U.S. Peace Plan in Region

Aug. 11, 2018 -
King Abdullah on Wednesday held a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas... [during which they] stressed the necessity of continued coordination and consultation between Jordan and Palestine.
Source: Albawaba

Prophetic Significance of Peace


Rivlin asks Prince William to convey ‘message of peace’ to Abbas

June 26, 2018 - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met today with Britain’s visiting Prince William.
[Rivlen asked the prince] to convey a “message of peace” to the Palestinian Authority leader, Mahmoud Abbas. William is set to meet Abbas in Ramallah tomorrow.
Source: Times of Israel-



Kushner Rips Abbas, Says Mideast Peace Plan Due 'Soon'

June 24, 2018 - Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, said that a peace plan is "almost done." The plan will evidentially promise economic prosperity, but may not involve the creation of a Palestinian state arising alongside Israel.
Kushner cast doubt on Abbas' ability to make a deal, alleging that the Palestinian leadership is "scared we will release our peace plan and the Palestinian people will actually like it" because it would offer them a better life.
Source: NewsMax

Analysis Trump's 'Deal of the Century' for the Middle East Might Live or Die in Cairo - Haaretz

Kushner to Palestinians: Don’t let your leaders reject a plan they haven’t seen - Times of Israel

Kushner and Greenblatt meet Netanyahu, set to discuss U.S. peace plan

June 23, 2018 - Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump and Jason Greenblatt, Special Representative for International Negotiations met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem yesterday.
Greenblatt and Kushner [... presented] the Prime Minister with details of the American-sponsored peace plan which aims to re-start a negotiation process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Source: Jerusalem Post

Jordan king heads to US to discuss peace plan with Trump - His meeting with Trump is expected to take place at the White House on Monday. - Times of Israel

U.S. close to releasing Mideast peace proposal that Palestinian leadership may immediately reject - Washington Post

Kushner, Greenblatt discuss mideast peace effort with UN chief

June 16, 2018 - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met Friday with US officials to discuss Middle East peace plans and humanitarian needs in Gaza.
Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, who are spearheading an effort to jump-start peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, joined Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, for the meeting.

Next week Kushner and Greenblatt will visit Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and Israel to discuss and refine their peace proposals.

Source: Jerusalem Post

Palestinians throw cold water on ‘meaningless’ US peace push - Times of Israel

North Korea agrees to ‘complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula' after Trump-Kim summit

June 12,2018 - Meeting in Singapore, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong signed a historic document that agrees to the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."
Trump said future talks will include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton. The joint agreement said North Korea will hold follow-up negotiations, led by Pompeo and "a relevant high-level DPRK official."
Source: Fox

Trump, Kim Jong Un meet face-to-face, shake hands at historic summit - Fox

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit - The White House

Analysis: US-North Korea summit decoded - Jerusalem Post

Read the full transcript of Trump’s North Korea summit press conference - Read President's comment about Franklin Graham and Christianity in North Korea - Vox

Trump Proclaims Summit as 'Fantastic...Positive' - Voice of America

Unsolved: North Korea's persecution of Christians - WND

What the Trump-Kim summit could mean for Israel and Iran - With North Korea possibly coming to terms with Washington, former air force chief says Jerusalem hopes to push Tehran's nuclear threat to top of agenda - Times of Israel

Trump arrives in Singapore ahead of critical summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

June 10, 2018 - President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have arrived in Singapore for their historic meeting on Tuesday. The president has called the meeting a "mission of peace," and has said that he was feeling "very good" about the outcome. He is accompanied by National Security Adviser John Bolton, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Pompeo told reporters last week that Kim has personally assured him that he wants to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons -- which the White House has called an essential, take-it-or-leave it goal of the summit.
Source: Fox

Trump Kim summit: US and N Korean leaders arrive in Singapore - BBC

Here's Kim Jong Un's wish list for the Singapore summit with President Trump - USA Today

'Complete, Verifiable, Irreversible' A Tough Goal For North Korea Summit - NPR

How will next week's U.S.-North Korea summit impact Iran-Israel issues? - Jerusalem Post

China may take bigger role as ‘guarantor and mediator’ after Trump-Kim nuclear talks - South China Morning Post

Mosher: China, the Spectre Haunting the Singapore Talks - Breitbart

N. Korea keeps hopes of talks alive after Trump cancellation

May 25, 2018 -
North Korea said Friday that it's still willing to sit down for talks with the United States "at any time, at any format" just hours after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled his planned summit with the North's leader Kim Jong Un.

The question now is how President Trump will respond to this news.

Source: Fox

North Korea Is Still Willing to Talk With U.S. 'At Any Time, At Any Format' - Time

Trump admin looking at June release for Mideast peace plan: report

May 18, 2018 - President Trump's administration is planning a June release of a Middle East peace plan after the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan,
President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and special representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt are heading up the Trump administration's peace efforts. The two have begun briefing some U.S. allies and partners on the proposal.

Recent unrest in the region threatens the progress of a peace plan. The move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, and the death of nearly 60 Palestinian protestors on the Gaza border with Israel have caused their leaders to oppose the peace effort.

Source: The Hill

Report: Jared Kushner Finalizing Mideast Peace Plan - NewsMax

Tragedy in Gaza - Gaza’s political leadership, Hamas, worked with Gaza’s spiritual leaders, the Muslim imams, to whip the crowds into a fury. - Hal lLindsey

Eight weeks in Gaza: What did the 'Great March of Return' accomplish? - Jerusalem Post

US readies Mideast peace plan rollout next month, but threatens Palestinian aid - Times of Israel

North Korea says it will hold 'ceremony' for dismantling nuclear test site on May 23-25

May 12, 2018 -
North Korea announced when it will dismantle its nuclear test site. The isolated nation says it will hold a "ceremony" for the dismantling of its nuclear test site on May 23-25.
Source: USA Today

North Korea: UN gains 'unprecedented access' during visit - BBC

North Korea to finish dismantling nuclear test site 'within two weeks' - Sky News

Two Koreas Agree to End War This Year, Pursue Denuclearization

Apr. 27, 2018 -
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed Friday to finally end a seven-decade war this year, and pursue the "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula.
Source: NewsMax

Koreas make nuclear pledge after summit - BBC

'Nuclear Showdown' expert forecasts good outcome in N. Korea talks

Apr. 23, 2018 -
South Korea’s president says North Korea is ready to scrap its nuclear weapons program with virtually no conditions, but a leading expert on North Korea says President Trump must keep the heat on Kim Jong Un and China to get a deal worth signing.
Source: WND

China Says NKorea Pledges Denuclearization During Friendly Visit

Mar. 27, 2018 - There was speculation about North Korea's armored train, similar to the one used by Kim Jong Un's father, when it was seen in the Chinese capital. It is now known that the North Korean leader had come to visit the Chinese president.
China said on Wednesday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to denuclearize the Korean peninsula during an historic meeting in Beijing with President Xi Jinping.
Source: NewsMax

Nearly finished US peace plan won’t call for two-state solution — report

Mar. 14, 2018 - According to reports President Trump’s peace plan will be finished soon. It will avoid traps that have ruined most other peace proposals.
The US officials said it will not call for a two-state solution... Instead, the document is said to provide specific solutions to the main issues of borders, security, refugees and the status of Jerusalem.
Source: Times of Israel

Abbas to meet Jordan's King Abdullah on 'nearly finished' US peace plan - i24 news

Report: U.S. peace plan divides Jerusalem, keeps Israeli settlement blocs

Mar. 4, 2018 - According to the pan-Arab Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, a new U.S. peace proposal will call for east Jerusalem to become the capital of a demilitarized Palestinian state, but would keep the Jordan Valley and portions of the West Bank under Israeli control.
“It is unfortunate that some parties are seeking to prejudice people against our unfinished plan, which these sources have not seen,” said Josh Raffel, a White House spokesman.
Source: Jerusalem Post

Trump to Israel Hayom: The Palestinians are not looking to make peace

Feb. 11, 2018 - After an interview with President Trump, Israel Hayom's Editor-in-Chief, Boaz Bismuth, opined:
Trump actually prefers actions over talking. When he identifies an opportunity, he doesn't hesitate – he strikes. Iran and Syria should take that under advisement.

On the peace issue, Trump said, "I would say the Palestinians are not looking to make peace." He also said that he is not sure Israel wants to make peace now.

Source: Israel Hayom

Palestinians deny rejecting peace talks over US Jerusalem move

Feb. 4,2018 -
Nabil Abu Rudaineh, spokesperson for the PA Presidency, ... said that the PA did not reject any offer to engage in negotiations aimed at implementing the two-state solution. “We have not rejected negotiations in principle,” he added
Source: Times of Israel

Scoop: Trump may present peace plan even if Palestinians won't negotiate

Feb. 2, 2018 - Israeli newscaster Barak Ravid says President Trump may release a peace proposal without pressure for the Israelis or Palestinians to accept it.
The White House is considering presenting President Trump's Middle East peace plan even if the crisis with the Palestinian Authority continues and Palestinian President Abbas refuses to come to the negotiating table.
Source: Axios

Don't Ignore Kushner's Quiet Mideast Gains - The National Interest

Greenblatt: Walking away from table would be 'terrible' for Palestinians - Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Pence's Middle East trip meant to highlight evangelical roots

July 19,, 2017 - Vice President Mike Pence leaves today for a Middle East visit. He plans to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. .
Pence's office says he is going overseas to "reaffirm our commitment to work with the United States' allies in the region -- to defeat radicalism that threatens future generations."

He plans to reaffirm US commitment to work with our allies in the region to defeat radicalism. Also, According to CBS News' White House and senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan, Pence wants to emphasize the importance of evangelical beliefs ar to him and to Trump supporters.

Source: CBN

Trump’s top peace envoy heads to Israel for meeting with Quartet

Jan. 17, 2017 -
Trump’s top peace envoy, Jason Greenblatt, will arrive in the region Wednesday to meet with envoys from the Middle East Quartet to advance an Israeli-Palestinian accord.

The search for peace will continue in the aftermath of President Trump's announcement that the U.S. will move its embassy to Jerusalem, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's threat to withdraw from the process.

Source: Times of Israel

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