|Solana to attend international peace conference|
|Wednesday, 10 October 2007 10:55|
A senior spokeswoman for the European Union has stated that the EU will be represented at the international peace conference in November. Javier Solana, the High Representative for the European Common, Foreign and Security Policy, will be in attendance at the meeting, along with his counterpart Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the European Commissioner for External Relations. Christiane Hohmann made the comments during a press conference in Brussels today. The spokeswoman also iterated the EU's support for the Arab initiative including all its clauses. The European Union fully endorsed the Saudi Initiative when it was proposed by the Arab League earlier this year. The initiative offers Israel normalised relations and recognition of its right to exist from most Arab states, but only in exchange for a full withdrawal from all land captured in the Six Day War and a right of return for Palestinian refugees. Arab nations demanded that Israel accept the initiative last year, without any preconditions. Some threatened war if Israel refused to accept the plan. Olmert had said the plan was interesting, but he could not commit to the right of return, as this would be the equivalent of state-suicide for the Jewish nation. Hohmann also stated that the issue of the "right of return" for Palestinian refugees must be discussed at the conference.
Quote: "According to Hohmann, the Annapolis conference will include a number of EU representatives, including High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana and European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighborhood Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner. On expectations for the Annapolis conference, Hohmann said the EU expects to see a document by both parties that defines how they plan to move forward on a realistic schedule. Hohmann stressed that the EU plans to continue applying pressure on both parties in order to reach an agreement.
I said yesterday that all these events that we now see taking place needed just one thing, a man to bring it all together. The Scriptures seem to indicate in Daniel 9:26 that this man will come from the European Union, and will strengthen an agreement between Israel and the surrounding nations. And as we can see from today's news, it seems that the European Union, which had up until recently taken a back seat in these negotiations, is once again coming to the fore. With the EU firmly backing the Saudi Initiative, one would wonder what Israel will get out of this peace conference. In any case Israel is heading for a troublous time as predicted in Jeremiah 30:7, and the leaders of the European Union are sitting not too far away.
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