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70 Nations Unanimously Declare That God's Land Must Be Divided

Representatives from some 70 nations, including Secretary of State John Kerry, gathered in France yesterday for the landmark Conference for Peace in the Middle East and upon conclusion of the meeting released a declaration saying that the only way to achieve peace was to divide God's covenant land (see Joel 3:2 for God's response).  They also affirmed December 23rd's Resolution 2334, which criticized settlement building in Judea and Samaria.  However, yesterday's declaration took it a step further saying that Israel must retreat to the 1949 Armistice Lines without any mention of mutually agreed upon land swaps.  Here is the world's response to God's Word:

Middle East Peace Conference Joint Declaration

I) Following the Ministerial meeting held in Paris on 3 June 2016, the Participants met in Paris on 15 January 2017 to reaffirm their support for a just, lasting and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They reaffirmed that a negotiated solution with two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security, is the only way to achieve enduring peace.

They emphasized the importance for the parties to restate their commitment to this solution, to take urgent steps in order to reverse the current negative trends on the ground, including continued acts of violence and ongoing settlement activity, and to start meaningful direct negotiations.

They reiterated that a negotiated two-state solution should meet the legitimate aspirations of both sides, including the Palestinians’ right to statehood and sovereignty, fully end the occupation that began in 1967, satisfy Israel’s security needs and resolve all permanent status issues on the basis of United Nations Security Council resolutions 242 (1967) and 338 (1973), and also recalled relevant Security Council resolutions.

They underscored the importance of the Arab Peace Initiative of 2002 as a comprehensive framework for the resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict, thus contributing to regional peace and security.

They welcomed international efforts to advance Middle East peace, including the adoption of United Nations Security Council resolution 2334 on 23 December 2016 which clearly condemned settlement activity, incitement and all acts of violence and terror, and called on both sides to take steps to advance the two-state solution on the ground ; the recommendations of the Quartet on 1 July 2016 ; and the United States Secretary of State’s principles on the two-state solution on 28 December 2016.

They noted the importance of addressing the dire humanitarian and security situation in the Gaza Strip and called for swift steps to improve the situation.

They emphasized the importance for Israelis and Palestinians to comply with international law, including international humanitarian law and human rights law.

II) The Participants highlighted the potential for security, stability and prosperity for both parties that could result from a peace agreement. They expressed their readiness to exert necessary efforts toward the achievement of the two-state solution and to contribute substantially to arrangements for ensuring the sustainability of a negotiated peace agreement, in particular in the areas of political and economic incentives, the consolidation of Palestinian state capacities, and civil society dialogue. Those could include, inter alia :

- a European special privileged partnership ; other political and economic incentives and increased private sector involvement ; support to further efforts by the parties to improve economic cooperation ; continued financial support to the Palestinian authority in building the infrastructure for a viable Palestinian economy ;

- supporting and strengthening Palestinian steps to exercise their responsibilities of statehood through consolidating their institutions and institutional capacities, including for service delivery ;

- convening Israeli and Palestinian civil society fora, in order to enhance dialogue between the parties, rekindle the public debate and strengthen the role of civil society on both sides.

III) Looking ahead, the Participants :

- call upon both sides to officially restate their commitment to the two-state solution, thus disassociating themselves from voices that reject this solution ;

- call on each side to independently demonstrate, through policies and actions, a genuine commitment to the two-state solution and refrain from unilateral steps that prejudge the outcome of negotiations on final status issues, including, inter alia, on Jerusalem, borders, security, refugees and which they will not recognize ;

- welcome the prospect of closer cooperation between the Quartet and Arab League members and other relevant actors to further the objectives of this Declaration.

As follow-up to the Conference, interested Participants, expressing their readiness to review progress, resolved to meet again before the end of the year in order to support both sides in advancing the two-state solution through negotiations.

France will inform the parties about the international community’s collective support and concrete contribution to the two-State solution contained in this joint declaration.

In the span of about three weeks, the world has thrice declared God's Word invalid and His promises null and void.  First, with the historic Resolution 2334 on December 23rd, in which the United States abstained allowing the vote to pass.  Second, this past Saturday, the eve of the conference when the Vatican officially opened a Palestinian embassy within its territory.  And third, the Joint Declaration above.

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  1. I looked at strong concordance in regards to "resolution 2334"; The Greek word was theōréō which means, look at, gaze, behold; I see, experience, discern; I partake of. GOD Bless

  2. judgment was at the door and now is moving this way.

  3. So basically, nothing of any substance actually happened. Nothing that is enforceable. Rather anti climatic if you ask me.

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    2. I agree there was nothing new in a manner of speaking, but all that was ever going to happen on Sunday was a declaration - that was expected. I still think it was significant nevertheless. God holds people to their word, and 70 nations just unanimously affirmed to the world their intention to divide Israel, pressure Israel to retreat to the 1949 Armistice Lines, and they also put settlement activity on par with terrorism.

    3. The fact that this so-called "Peace Conference" fell to the earth with a thud doesn't surprise me. I just wrote a piece last month about how I think the language of Isaiah 28:15-18 strongly suggests that Israel must actually make a covenant in the normal sense of the word--there is no suggestion in the passage that this end-time covenant is something forced upon an unwilling Israel. So, God's Word is right on target once again--surprise, surprise.




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