|UN official poses with map without Israel|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Tuesday, 14 May 2013 21:10|
A United Nations official belonging to the Palestinian aid agency UNRWA has been photographed holding a map of the Middle East that does not include Israel. The UN representative was joined by several high ranking Lebanese and Palestinian officials. The map included the countries of Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan, but the entire area west of the Jordan river was listed only as 'Arab Palestine'. It's not the first time Palestinian maps have excluded the Jewish state. As I said last week, less than 24 hours after the launch of the so-called Annapolis peace process in 2007, the Palestinian Authority were broadcasting a map of the proposed Palestinian state with Israel nowhere to be seen. And again following President Abbas' speech at the United Nations in 2011, in which he called for a Palestinian state to be established within '1967 borders', PA TV were presenting an entirely different set of 'borders' for their Arabic audience. It's not like Abbas is unaware of this. At a conference in Ramallah in 2009, during which he resolutely refused to recognize Israel as a 'Jewish state', Abbas was photographed gleefully receiving a gift of a map of the Middle East - minus the state of Israel.
The news comes just days after a senior Palestinian Authority official remarked in an interview with Lebanese television that the first thing an independent Palestinian state would do would be to acquire nuclear weapons for the purpose of destroying Israel...
Quote: “"I swear that if we had a nuke, we'd have used it this very morning," said Jibril Rajoub, Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Chairman of the Palestinian Authority Olympic Committee. Rajoub explained that the Palestinian Authority only continues to play this "negotiating game" with Israel because it currently lacks the military strength to defeat the Jewish state.
The Palestinian Authority have made no secret of their desire for Israel's complete annihilation. But the remarkable thing is, Western governments continue to support this diabolical idea of 'land for peace'. As you can see from Jibril Rajoub's remarks, the whole purpose behind the establishment of a Palestinian state is the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people. But the Bible predicted these things would happen, so we should not be surprised or shocked by these events. We know that the Islamic terror now engulfing the Middle East and the world is energized by Satan himself. But we also know that no matter what happens, God is still in complete control of world events. Of course Satan desires the destruction of the state of Israel in order to prevent the fulfilment of God's promises concerning the return of the Messiah to reign over His people (Psalm 2). Of course Satan wants to set his man in Jerusalem so that all the nations of earth will worship him instead of the Lord Jesus Christ (2nd Thessalonians 2:4). But God will allow all of these things to take place so that He can bring this entire world system into judgement once and for all. As King Nebuchadnezzar foresaw in his vision a stone striking the idol on its feet, and the entire statue was destroyed, so the return of Christ and the setting up of His Millennial Kingdom will finally put an end to Satan's six thousand year reign of terror over this planet. As Isaiah 32:1 foretells, “Behold, a King shall reign in righteousness”. What a change that will be!
Do you know this King? He was once a rejected King. Men crucified Him, and above His head they wrote His accusation, “This is Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews”. He had done no wrong. But He was there because of yours and my sin. He suffered for us. He bore the wrath of God for sin when He died upon the cross of Calvary (Isaiah 53:11). And all who accept Him as their Saviour can know the forgiveness of sins and have everlasting life (Acts 13:38). What should you then do? It's very simple. All I did when I was a child of four was to tell God that I was a sinner, and thanked Jesus Christ for dying for me and asked Him to come into my life. I accepted by faith that what Jesus Christ did was sufficient to save me, that He had paid God the price of my sins when He died upon the cross. Why don't you accept Him as your Saviour today.