|EU may try to impose solution on Mid East conflict|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Wednesday, 26 December 2012 19:35|
An internal report circulated by the Foreign Ministry of the European Union states that the bloc may seek an internationally agreed 'solution' to the Middle East conflict in the event that a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is not forthcoming.
According to a senior Israeli official, the latest EU report reflects a growing disenchantment with the current impasse in the Middle East peace process. The document makes no mention of the need for a negotiated solution to the conflict, but calls instead for progress to be made through other channels. The report adds that the EU intends to increase diplomatic pressure on Israel to make progress on the Palestinian issue, and will continue to challenge Israeli jurisdiction in east Jerusalem and the territories.
Quote: “A senior European diplomat confirmed to Haaretz that “The EU thinks there needs to be a peace process in a new format to lead to progress in 2013. We think international parameters should be formulated for the end of the conflict. We will no longer agree that the two sides should sit alone in a room and we should say yes to everything they do.”
A couple of years ago Javier Solana, then High Representative for the European Common, Foreign and Security Policy, stated that if either side were unable or unwilling to reach a negotiated settlement within the specified time frame, then the EU would indeed seek to impose an internationally backed resolution of the conflict. He set out his vision of what an imposed solution would actually look like during one of his lectures on the topic of globalization and Europe's future in world affairs...
Quote: "The next ingredient for success is a real mediation. The parameters are defined. The mediator has to set the timetable too. If the parties are not able to stick to it, then a solution backed by the International community should will be put on the table. After a fixed deadline, a UN Security Council resolution should proclaim the adoption of the two-state solution. This should include all the parameters of borders, refugees, Jerusalem and security arrangements. It would accept the Palestinian state as a full member of the UN, and set a calendar for implementation. It would mandate the resolution of other remaining territorial disputes and legitimise the end of claims. International monitoring will then be crucial. As will be guarantees and contributions offered by the international parties regarding security, economic aid and refugees. We all will have to make deposits to that end. Arab states would immediately establish full diplomatic relations with Israel. I strongly believe the time has come to, finally, bring this conflict to an end. The international consensus is there. But time is of the essence.
A mediator, a fixed timetable, a covenant with many nations (Daniel 9:27), the redividing of Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:2), international monitoring (Revelation 11:2)... They may be today's headlines but they read like a page out of Bible prophecy. For the Bible predicted that during the last days the status of Jerusalem would become an international concern. And today the nations of the world are united in their condemnation of Israel's 'occupation' of east Jerusalem. Of course in supporting the establishment of a Palestinian state, the international community believes it is only doing its best to foster peace in the Middle East. And who can blame them? But when we look behind the scenes, we can see the real root of the Middle East conflict. For this battle over Jerusalem is not really about the 'illegal occupation' of 'Palestinian territory'. Nor is it about defensible borders for Israel. It's not even about the rights of the Jewish people to return to their ancient homeland. The conflict over Jerusalem is the direct result of a spiritual battle that is being waged between the forces of good and evil, between Christ and His kingdom and Satan and his kingdom. For Satan has tried at every occasion to prevent Christ from bringing the promised redemption to mankind and setting up His everlasting kingdom on earth. He knows that the setting up of Christ's kingdom on earth will spell the end of his six thousand year reign of terror (Revelation 12:12). And as the battle over Jerusalem intensifies, we know that the setting up of Christ's kingdom draws near.
Jesus Christ is coming again soon. Are you a citizen of His kingdom (Philippians 3:20)? Have you trusted in Him for the forgiveness of sins? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31).