Spain proposes new Middle East peace summitPDFPrintE-mail
Written by Chris Perver  
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 00:00

The Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos has proposed that Spain should host another Middle East peace summit, along the lines of the original peace summit that was held in Barcelona in 1991. The last peace summit, which saw President Bush Snr, Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, along with the Foreign Ministers from Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt, resulted in the formation of the Barcelona Process and the failed Oslo peace accords. The Barcelona Process, which is a framework for supporting any peace agreement reached in the Middle East, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and was labelled a success by Javier Solana despite the lack of peace in the region. Spanish Foreign Minister Moratinos is suggesting new "key" countries could become involved in a new summit (i.e. Iran, Russia). 

Quote: ""Perhaps it would be timely for all the interested parties to meet again, at the same level as in 1991, to reaffirm their commitment to a comprehensive solution and to the basic principles on which that should be based," he told Arabic-language newspaper al-Hayat in an interview published Wednesday.

It certainly looks like Jerusalem is becoming a burdensome stone for all nations, as prophesied in Zechariah, especially with statements now coming from world leaders like Pakistani President Musharraf, that peace in the Middle East hinges on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. 

Quote: ""If the Palestinian problem is solved peacefully other disputes in the world between the West and Muslims will also be solved," said the Pakistani president.":

He has refused to recognize Israel until the Palestinian issue is solved - fearing a Muslim backlash in his own country, but from what I remember President Musharraf was one of the first Islamic leaders to address the American Jewish Congress. The fact that Europe is once again engaged in finding a permanent solution to the situation shows us just how close we are to the fulfilment of end times prophecy.

Zechariah 12:2-3
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

Source YNet News, Jerusalem Post