|Israel-PA discuss state in secret EU location|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Monday, 23 April 2007 17:00|
|My heart did a somersault when I read this article from YNet News. The al-Quds (Jerusalem) Newspaper has revealed that Israel and the Palestinian Authority have been holding secret talks regarding the establishment of a Palestinian state at an undisclosed location in the European Union. A Palestinian source revealed that the meeting reflected the willingness of Israeli and the Palestinian leaders to establish an independent Palestinian state by the end of George Bush's presidency next year. The revelation of these secret talks contradict Israeli President Ehud Olmert's statement that he would not discuss final status issues until Palestinian terrorism was halted, but the Prime Minister's Office had stated they hoped such issues could be discussed by this summer. |
Quote: "The final borders of the future Palestinian state, the plight of Palestinian refugees, the status of Jerusalem and the future of Jewish settlements built in the West Bank were on the agenda, the Palestinian daily added. The report quoted a senior Palestinian official as saying that the meeting reflected the willingness of Israeli and Palestinian leaders to fulfil US President George W. Bush will to establish an independent Palestinian state by the end of his presidency next year. The report also said that Israel initially resisted the meeting but acquiesced to pressure from Washington and the European Union.
Earlier in the year we had the revelations that Israeli and Syrian officials had been conducting secret talks in Switzerland. It was revealed by Haaretz that these talks had resulted in a peace plan being formulated by the group, but the meetings ended upon the commencement of the Second Lebanon War last July. Ibrahim Suleiman, the Syrian American who was involved in the secretive meetings, briefed Knesset members on his progress at the start of this month. Whether anything comes of these meetings in the European Union is another matter, but the fact that the EU is directly involved in them is extremely significant. According to Daniel's prophecy, it will be the European Union that will confirm the peace deal between the Israel and the "many" (the Arab League?), which will signify the beginning of the tribulation period.
Source YNet News