|Solana calls for technocrat PA government|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Sunday, 29 October 2006 00:00|
Javier Solana, the High Representative for the European Common, Foreign and Security Policy, has backed the suggestion that the Palestinian Authority form a government of experts to help end the fiscal crisis. This announcement comes as Solana met with President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and King Abdullah II of Jordan today, on the fifth day of his Middle East tour. Talks between Hamas and Fatah on a unity government collapsed several weeks ago, after Hamas refused to recognize Israel's right to exist - a condition they would have needed to meet in order to end the financial boycott. Instead, the suggestion was made that a technocratic government could assume power temporarily until such times as the major terrorist organizations of Fatah and Hamas were willing to come to an agreement.
Quote: ""It's being worked very hard at this very moment as we are talking a lot of people are working on this issue (a technocratic government)...we hope to see in not a very long period of time a possibility of that," Javier Solana told reporters in English after arriving in Jordan from Beirut. Talks on a coalition collapsed because rivals Hamas and Fatah could not agree on terms that might have led to an easing of a Western aid embargo, which is designed to push the militant Hamas to recognise Israel, renounce violence and accept past accords. "We need a government of experts, a government of whatever you want to call it in which that government could operate as a government of unity if you want to call it, or experts or professional people whatever you want to call it," Solana said.
Call it what you will, but a Lotus with any other name would be as deadly. A puppet government that will recognize Israel's right to exist on behalf of two terrorist organizations will not put an end to violence from Hamas or Fatah. It will simply allow the international community to turn a blind eye to what is going on. In Northern Ireland, parties that signed up to the Good Friday agreement were white-washed by the governments, and attacks that continue to be carried out by the terrorist organizations are excused as being the work of "dissident elements" within the Republican or Loyalist factions. A similar situation may end up happening in the Gaza Strip, if a technocratic government is formed. But then the Bible states that the peace agreement confirmed by the Antichrist will fail catastrophically in the middle of the seven year period.
Quote: ""I hope that in a very short time we will have a positive development" from the Palestinians on how president Mahmoud Abbas would like to move forward with the Palestinian government, he said late Saturday after talks in Amman with Jordanian Foreign Minister Abdel al-Katib... Solana, who has also visited Israel, the Palestinian territories and Lebanon, said he planned to return to the Middle East late November or early December.
So the race is still on for an agreement by the end of 2006. Whether this happens or not is another question entirely, but all eyes are on the Middle East. We could possibly be witnessing the lead up to the confirmation of a covenant of peace. If we were, would you be ready? Have you made a covenant of peace with God? For the Bible states that the only way we can obtain true peace with God is by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ...