German FM to present EU plan for Middle EastPDFPrintE-mail
Written by Chris Perver  
Wednesday, 31 October 2007 06:06

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has drafted a plan that will strengthen Palestinian institutions as part of the European Union's contribution to the US-lead Middle East peace conference. Steinmeier first published the document in a German newspaper some weeks ago, and it has been formally approved at a meeting of the European Foreign Ministers. The German Foreign Minister presented his plan to Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad today, during a two day visit to the region. He also plans to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, as well as his Israeli and Palestinian counterparts, Tzipi Livni and Riad Malki.

Quote: "German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Wednesday to present a EU plan for boosting U.S.-led Mideast peace efforts. Under the plan devised by Steinmeier, the EU would try to strengthen small and mid-sized Palestinian businesses, West Bank universities, the police and other institutions. 

It sounds ominous, but I haven't been able to find much detail on the internet for this other than what is quoted in this article. But a statement I made a few days ago comes to mind, "...perhaps bribery may play a part in the formulation of a deal. If Israeli and Palestinian leaders find a sudden willingness to negotiate, you will know that the EU will have had something to do with that". There is no doubt Abbas will find it hard to turn down the offer of economic aid in return for agreeing to peace with Israel. And that's the situation the Scriptures prophesy will occur. The Antichrist, a European leader, is prophesied to "confirm" or strengthen an agreement with many nations for one week. Perhaps this may not be the actual fulfilment of this prophecy, but it does indicate that Europe is in such a position to fulfill it in the near future.

Daniel 9:27
And he shall confirm (strengthen) the covenant with many (nations) for one week (seven years): and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Source IHT