|EU ready to support Israel against Iran|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Thursday, 31 May 2007 17:00|
|European Parliament President Hans-Gert Pottering addressed the Knesset on Wednesday, telling MKs that they could count on the EU to support Israel in the event of any threat to the nation's security. Pottering also spoke of his shame of Germany's involvement in the holocaust, and expressed his thankfulness that Israel enjoys good relations with Europe. He made the comments during a five day tour of the region. |
Quote: ""Rest assured that if ever Israel's security and existence are threatened by speeches like those made by the Iranian president, or even actions, the EU will support you unhesitatingly," said Pottering, who is in the region for a five-day visit.
The EU Parliament President also visited Gaza and lamented the poor economic, social and humanitarian conditions there, calling on Israel to release over $700 million Palestinian tax revenues to alleviate the suffering. Pottering also stated that the EU believed the "two-state solution was the only way to a satisfactory solution" to the conflict, and that "the principle of 'land for peace' represents the fairest, most just approach if we are to achieve a balanced and lasting result".
I thought Pottering's comments were extremely interesting, for we know the EU will become involved in the Middle East peace process in a dramatic way. It seems that Europe will not come to Israel's aid at first, for there is no mention of any other nation defending Israel during the Russian-Arab invasion in Ezekiel 38-39. During the tribulation period, Europe's role will be to try and keep the peace in the Middle East, coming against northern and eastern nations as they threaten war (Daniel 11:44), and through the overthrow of hard-line Islamic nations (Daniel 11:40-43). Towards the close of the tribulation period the European Union, along with all the nations of earth, will persecute Israel, resulting in the greatest period of trouble for the Jewish people they have ever witnessed.
But as for Pottering's comments on the "two-state solution", I believe this plan will never be realized. Notice several statements from the following verse that completely contradict this idea of two nations living side by side, a plan I believe is satanic in origin.
Firstly, the Lord said He would bring the children of Israel into "their own land". This completely refutes the idea that there ever was a nation of Palestine. The land belongs to the Lord and He gave it to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and their descendants for an eternal possession (Genesis 17:8). Secondly, the Lord has said regarding the regathering of the Jewish people to the land of Israel, that He would make them "one nation upon the mountains of Israel". You just need to look at a map of the Middle East to see that the world is trying to divide God's land into two separate entities "on the mountains of Israel". The two areas are completely intertwined. But the Lord said they will not be "divided into two kingdoms any more at all". It's interesting that before Israel took Gaza and the West Bank in 1967, there was no Palestinian uprising against Jordan or Egypt calling for a Palestinian homeland in these areas. Why? Because Israel was not in control. As soon as Israel took the land, the Palestinian terrorist organizations started complaining that Israel was stealing their land. And now we have this revisionist history, turning Israel into the oppressor and the Arab nations into the oppressed. This shows us that this whole conflict is driven by a demonic spirit that is bent of the destruction of God's people, and the only way you can end a spiritual conflict is through a spiritual war.
Source Jerusalem Post