|Palestinian Authority TV rebroadcasts map without Israel|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Wednesday, 28 November 2007 17:22|
Quote: ""Yesterday was an important day, and it was a hopeful beginning," the president said with the leaders at his side. "No matter how important yesterday was, it's not nearly as important as tomorrow and the days beyond. I appreciate the commitment of these leaders, working hard to achieve peace. I wouldn't be standing here if I didn't believe that peace was possible, and they wouldn't be here either if they didn't think peace was possible."
Yes, both leaders are indeed working hard to achieve peace. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert believes he can achieve peace by giving away more territory to the terrorists. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas believes he can achieve peace through the destruction of the Jewish state. Both sides have committed themselves to the establishment of a Palestinian state within a year. If the Palestinians are sincere in their efforts to make peace with Israel, it certainly doesn't show. Palestinian Authority television rebroadcast a commercial depicting the entire state of Israel - from the Jordan river to the Mediterranean, covered in a Palestinian flag. Emblazoned in the centre of the state is the word "Palestine 2007". The clip was produced by the Palestinian Authority Central Bureau of Statistics, and was broadcast today on the Palestinian television station run by Abbas' Fatah organization, just a day following the Annapolis peace conference. Other similar clips have been aired by PA TV this past week. In one particular clip, a Palestinian Arab sings to his mother of the liberation of the Palestinian homeland...
Quote: ""Oh Arab, oh noble son, your blood is in my blood and your business is my business
Oh mother, they destroyed our house
From Jerusalem and Acre, from Haifa and Jericho and Gaza and Ramallah [2X]
Clearly the Palestinian Authority will not be satisfied, even if it were possible for Olmert to remove every brick from Gaza, Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem. That can be seen in Abbas' demand for a right of return for all Arabs who fled during the "Nakba" of Israel's birth and the "Naksa" of 1967. It can also be seen in the Arab refusal to recognize Israel as a "Jewish" state. If they can't destroy the state of Israel from the outside, they will destroy it demographically from the inside. And today the Vatican is backing that vision. A senior Vatican official has stated that Rome supports the right of return for Palestinian refugees...
Quote: ""Palestinian refugees, like all other refugees, have a right to right to return to their homeland," Martino said in response to a question about the 44-nation conference in Annapolis on Tuesday. Martino did not make clear whether he meant refugees had a right to return to homes in what is now Israel or to an eventual Palestinian state.
I have received a couple of emails today from Christians warning of disastrous consequences for the US for the part it has played in this peace conference. I don't know if anything dramatic will happen over the next 48 hours, but the Bible does warn that God will "seek to destroy" all the nations that come against Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:9). The Scriptures also warn in Jeremiah 25 that God will judge Israel for their sins, and that because He will judge His own people, the Gentile nations will not remain unpunished. If anything, the United States and Great Britain have a lot to answer for.