President Donald Trump and President Mahmoud Abbas are locking horns. This is more than merely a political and diplomatic problem. It is probably prophetic. Find out who these two men are and who their ancestors were so that you can understand how events from the beginning repeat at the end of days.
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President Donald Trump this week offered the Palestinians an option to have their own capital in Israel. He suggested they declare Abu Dis their capital and leave Jerusalem to the Jews.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed Trump’s suggestion last Sunday. Abbas did not identify who, specifically, offered Abu Dis as the capital of a future Palestinian state. However, a number of reports over the past several weeks have claimed that the forthcoming US peace plan includes Abu Dis as the capital of a future Palestinian state. Abu Dis is a Palestinian town on the outskirts of Jerusalem, where Al-Quds University, one of the largest Palestinian universities, is located.
Speaking about the future US peace plan, Abbas said he has already said “no” to US President Donald Trump, and stated the Palestinians want a state within the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital and a resolution of all key issues.
Abbas said, “Our eternal capital is Jerusalem, and we will not accept what is being offered to us to make Abu Dis the capital of Palestine instead of the city of Jerusalem”.
The Palestinians speak of Jerusalem in the same way that YHVH does. Jerusalem is His eternal capital and the twelve tribes – Israel – are His people who inherit her. The Palestinians likely are of Hebrew descent, believe it or not. According to DNA research, the closest genetic relatives of the Middle Eastern Jews are Druze, Bedouin and Palestinians. Of course, the House of Israel is awakening before the House of Judah to realize that not all Middle East Israelite descendants are Jews since Judah is only one of the tribes.
My point is that the Palestinians are Hebrews from the original ancient stock, but they either they don’t know who they are or they deny their heritage. And my opinion is that they are not Jews at all, but from the northern tribes who are still trying to take the Kingdom away from King Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, lo, all these eons later.
Here is what Abbas said this week about their identity: “The Palestinians were the “original Canaanites” and were in Jerusalem from before the Jews”.
People have speculated over the years about whether the Palestinians are ancient Philistines, as some claim, or perhaps they are descendants of Ishmael or Esau, as others claim. And, like Abbas, some believe they are ancient Canaanite descendants. But the DNA evidence now tells us the Palestinians are from the ancient Kingdom of Israel.
Since the Kingdom was split into two Houses, the House of Judah and the House of Israel, the Palestinians are from one of these factions. It doesn’t matter, though, because they are in the wrong and still suffering under the weight of the curses given in the Torah for disobedience to YHVH’s laws. The irony is that everyone living in Israel today – the Jews and the Palestinians alike, along with all their various companions – are still in exile because the Kingdom has not been restored and they are still subject to the United Nations, a king that is not the Messiah. So these brothers continue to fight with each other just like Rehoboam and Jeroboam.
White House officials have said they still plan to publish their peace plan and expect that it will appeal to the Palestinians.
Abbas said that the Palestinians will work with an international framework for the peace process – more details on that in a little bit. He is expected to travel to Brussels, Moscow and other capitals to push for a new international framework for the peace process.
I have said for several months that President Trump may be forced to put a U.S. embassy in East Jerusalem to pacify the Palestinians back to the peace table. Both Russia and Iran have made it clear where they stand on the issue: east Jerusalem is the capital of the Palestinian State.
If Trump wants to maintain the upper hand in the peace process, he has to offer the Palestinians something they want and what they want is Jerusalem as their capital.
This is another reason I believe the Palestinians are not from Jewish stock, but from the northern Tribes of Israel. Where did Jeroboam set up his capital? Shechem. But where would he have rather had it? Jerusalem. How do I know this since the Bible does not expressly say it?
The first act of Jeroboam after he split the ten Tribes from Rehoboam was to set up places of worship in Bethel and Dan, places that would replace Jerusalem. He changed the Temple calendar and set up his own priesthood. Jeroboam was the first type and shadow of the antichrist.
Yes, he wanted to rule over Jerusalem, but short of getting his wish, he set up a counterfeit Temple system and ruled from Shechem, a counterfeit Jerusalem.
Now, here we are today, with this fight still happening. The Palestinians are not Arabs, even though they identify this way. No, they are Israelites still fighting for control of YHVH’s people just like Jeroboam did.
Here’s the confusing aspect. If Trump is a descendant of Gog as I currently believe, or if the office of President will belong to a Gog descendant as some Rabbis believe, then the modern Palestinians are his brethren because Gog is from the tribe of Reuben. History has woven tangled cords until we find ourselves at the end times where one day someone will pull a loose thread and the whole tangled tapestry will come apart. But, as the tapestry comes apart, we can begin to see who is descended from who.
Let me submit this premise to you: Gog is wrangling for his spot as ruler over Jerusalem. In my teaching about Gog, we discovered that Gog is a descendant of Reuben who lost his firstborn authority to Judah. It is my contention that Gog still carries the desire of Reuben to be restored to firstborn status. This means making a deal that will put Jerusalem squarely into the hands of the Jews, then causing the Jews to lose Jerusalem to a war with Gog. Gog supposes he will win such a war and become the unifier of the Tribes and the ruler in Jerusalem. In other words, I believe Gog has a messianic or God complex.
Does Trump have a messianic or God complex?
Listen to the text of this Washington Post article from July 25, 2016. It’s an article about Trump’s acceptance of the Republican nomination.
There. He came out and said it. “I alone,” averred Donald Trump in his speech Thursday night accepting the Republican nomination for president, can save America, save the world, save you.
Rarely in modern political memory has a candidate so personalized a candidacy. Certainly, no other U.S. political figure comes to mind who dared make such an exclusive claim on truth and light. A savior complex may have befallen some of them, but who was bold enough to voice it so plainly as Trump?
That does not mean there is no historical precedent for campaigning — and ruling — on a platform of messianic certainty, though. One man who did it was Adolf Hitler.
I know: Likening any modern politician to Hitler is a dodgy errand. And while people have been making the comparison this year, it’s usually unfair and inapt. Hitler was ultimate evil. Trump is no mass murderer; Trump is no Nazi; Trump has launched no wars.
No, but he may have grander goals that could lead to as much or more destruction for the Jews… And on their own soil to boot because that’s where the Gog war will be fought. Now let’s continue.
But to any serious student of Hitler’s frightening and unforeseen rise to power in Germany, the recurring echoes in Trump’s speeches, interviews and his underlying thinking have become too blatant to overlook.
Hmmm… Germany. Germany keeps popping up for Trump. First, that is where the bulk of Gog’s descendants went and where they still are, and second, Trump is of German ethnicity. Shall we revert to his German surname, Drumpf?
No resemblance has been stronger than Trump’s claim that he “alone” could rescue America from its misery. Hitler famously conjured the model of “the genius, the great man” who alone held the key to a country’s destiny. …Trump’s analog is: “Trust me.” Leading up to his “I alone” moment at the convention was a long string of assertions by Trump that we just have to trust him — trust him to solve problems and implement even implausibly ambitious programs… When challenged during the primaries for programs or plans on how he would carry out his extreme policy proposals, he habitually fell back on “trust me” or variations such as his “unbelievable ability” to “get things done.”
“There has to be a trust,” he told reporters in Michigan who asked for details about his programs. Several times this campaign, he has opened a window on his belief in himself as a unique repository of wisdom by claiming that “I predicted terrorism.” (After the shooting in Orlando that killed 49 people last month, Trump tweeted his thanks to people for congratulating him for being right about such attacks.) Citing one of his books, Trump explained his unique ability to sense terrorism coming when all others are blind: “I predicted terrorism because I can feel it. I can feel it like a good location.”
Trump’s claim of singular powers was on display in an interview with Time shortly before the convention when he accused Germany, Japan and South Korea of playing the United States “for suckers” on defense spending.
Deflecting calls for specifics with assertions of superior ability is a technique that Hitler used, too. He increasingly monopolized the Nazi movement during the 1920s until “the idea,” as his followers called National Socialism, was identical with the man. Likewise, Trump likes to call his juggernaut a movement, but it is really a one-man show. In business, Trump wrote in his 1987 memoir, “The Art of the Deal,” “everyone underneath the top guy in a company is just an employee.” So it would seem in Trump’s political movement, as well, and so one would expect it in a Trump administration. (Trump’s ghostwriter recently denounced the book as mostly invented, but Trump fervently defended the book’s contents as his own.)
Hitler saw himself as singularly endowed to avert Armageddon and reach national greatness. For Hitler, there was no middle ground between the “total downfall” threatening Germany at the hands of a Jewish-Bolshevik world conspiracy and his vision of a renewed German glory — a vision of an instant “leap from despair to utopia,” as historian Fritz Stern put it. Trump, too, posits a pending American cataclysm that can be averted only through his election, which will lead directly to reclaimed greatness.
Trump speaks as though on a mountaintop, holding carved tablets, when he says: “I am your voice.” Hitler climbed to the mountaintop in the very first paragraph of “Mein Kampf.” In his opening words, he invoked Providence to describe the moment and place of his birth. Providence, frequently cited, was Hitler’s surrogate for God throughout the more than 700-page book. “Personality” was his euphemism for the characteristics that mark the Great Man.
“Personality cannot be replaced,” Hitler wrote. “It is not mechanically trained, but inborn by God’s grace.”
This is the core of a messianic complex and the central pillar of the Führer myth — that Hitler was born with the magic wand. By shifting to the magical realism of God-given prescience, Hitler made it easier for people to discard skepticism, shelve their demands for actual solutions and excuse all of the coarseness they saw in the candidate. If this guy has the secret potion — he says he does! — I’m going with him.
So with Trump. After conjuring a nation in utter peril last week and blithely announcing the end of crime and violence was at hand next Jan. 20, he gave doubters the final push they might need to suspend disbelief and take the leap: “I alone can fix it.”
It worked well for Hitler. When the Great Depression hit in late 1929, Hitler’s missionary style began pulling voters over the line of their own resistance to the oddball Nazi, making his party the second-largest in Parliament in the 1930 elections. In 1932, Hitler doubled his vote to 37.4 percent, and the Nazis became Germany’s largest party. By January 1933, they were in charge.
For all the echoes, no one could seriously argue that January 2017 would replicate January 1933 if Trump is sworn in. Yet it throws new light on Trump’s “I alone” mantra to be reminded of its historical antecedents, at least in the matter of megalomania. Trump seems profoundly ignorant of history — in a recent New York Times interview, he claimed not to know that his “America First” slogan was also used for an isolationist movement that flirted with Nazi-sympathizing in the 1930s and early 1940s. Although Trump may know nothing of Hitler’s techniques, his instincts are uncannily reminiscent of them. As in the 1930s, voters are invited into Wonderland, and desperate ones might feel the urge to go.
What I’m saying here will be highly unpopular, but Obama and Trump, plus any future Presidents, will likely display these same sort of characteristics because these are the characteristics of the kind of kings YHVH uses to punish His people to bring them back in line. In a moment, we will take a look at an Evangelical minister with a different view than most Evangelicals. This particular preacher believes that not only does Trump have a Messianic or God complex, but that he is narcissistic. This is exactly the kind of men YHVH used to subjugate Israel – Nebuchadnezzar (whose role in the end times seems to have been fulfilled by Obama), Cyrus and Ahasuerus (whose end time roles seem to be fulfilled by Trump, so far). We will have to wait to see if there are more deluded Presidents to come after these two.
We thought Obama had a messianic, or God, complex. The truth is that Trump also has one. According to FT dot com, Evangelicals respond to Trump as if he is “a messiah”. Listen to excerpts from this article from FT dot com on April 13, 2017.
“The 2016 election laid out graphically what is in essence the loss of Christian America,” Wayne Flynt says.
Wayne Flynt is 76 year old Alabaman, emeritus professor of history at Auburn University, a Baptist minister and the author of Poor But Proud. He still teaches Sunday school at his church and delivered the eulogy at last year’s funeral of his friend Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird.
According to Flynt, “Arguably, what has constituted white evangelical Christian morality for 200 years no longer matters, which is to say we’re now a lot like Germany…
…Hey! There’s another Germany reference! Are you beginning to understand YHVH’s clue to you about the connection between Trump, Germany and Gog who is in Germany from ancient to modern times? Ok, let’s continue hearing what Flynt has to say about Trump’s messianic complex.
“Arguably, what has constituted white evangelical Christian morality for 200 years no longer matters, which is to say we’re now a lot like Germany, a lot like France, a lot like England, a lot like the Netherlands, and what we have is a sort of late-stage Christian afterglow.”
The irony is that evangelicals turned to politics to prevent that very outcome. Fearing that so-called secular humanists would impose a moral order of their own through government action, born-again Christians began flocking to the polls in the late 1970s. Their impact was undeniable. They were the shock troops of the Reagan Revolution of 1980. They rescued Trump last year after many political analysts had counted him out, reckoning that the changing demographics of the US had made a white conservative like him unelectable.
By any measure, Trump was an odd vessel for evangelical hopes. He had described himself in the past as pro-choice. When he was growing up, his parents took him to church in New York, but it was one presided over by Norman Vincent Peale, a non-traditional pastor who wrote the 1952 bestseller, The Power of Positive Thinking. Before he married any of his three wives, all of whom are still alive, Trump spent the early years of the culture wars taking in the scene at the Studio 54 disco in Manhattan, where he told a biographer he once watched seven “well-known supermodels getting screwed on a bench in the middle of the room”.
Flynt further says, “What is right to Donald Trump is what gives him pleasure — who thinks that he alone can make America great again.
“To be sure, every politician has some element of narcissism, but he has perfected narcissism, he has made it the supreme element of his life, and not only that, evangelicals have responded in an almost messianic way that he is the saviour, which makes him feel really good because he does believe he is the saviour,” Flynt says. “It is kind of curious evangelicals would not be offended by this. I am as an American Christian. I’m offended because I already thought following Jesus was going to make us great again.”
Two opinions don’t make something true, but certainly Trump’s outrageous behavior and inappropriate language, his attitudes and lifestyle should stand as testimony that he has a messiah complex and it may be that he will conclude there is a need for him to rule over the Jews from Jerusalem, a mental aberration I don’t think he has reached yet. It may be that Trump will never reach this conclusion himself, but there will be, I believe, a Gog descendant with this kind of hubris at some point.
Now, back to Trump’s dilemma about embassies in Jerusalem. I used the plural of embassy because it is still possible that the only way for Trump to get the Palestinians’ attention will be to put a U.S. embassy in East Jerusalem. If he’s going to do it, he will have to before the Russians or Iranians do.
Haaretz reported that Abbas reacted to Trump by saying that “today is the day that the Oslo Accords end. Israel killed them. We are an authority without any authority, and an occupation without any cost. Trump threatens to cut funding to the authority because negotiations have failed. When the hell did negotiations start?!”, Abbas wants to know.
He added that “any future negotiations will take place only within the context of the international community, by an international committee created in the framework of an international conference. “Allow me to be clear: We will not accept America’s leadership of a political process involving negotiations”.
“U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman is a settler who is opposed to the term occupation. He is an offensive human being, and I will not agree to meet with him anywhere. They requested that I meet him and I refused, not in Jerusalem, not in Amman, not in Washington. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley too, she threatens to hit people who hurt Israel with the heel of her shoe, and we’ll respond in the same way.”
The Palestinian Central Council convened against the backdrop of U.S. President Donald Trump’s December 6 announcement declaring Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel and the unprecedented rift this caused between the Palestinian Authority and Washington.
“The Arab League’s foreign minister accused the Palestinians of not protesting sufficiently against Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” Abbas said.
“We are a people who went out for non-violent protests following Trump’s recognition [of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital], and the result was 20 dead, more than 5000 wounded, and over 1000 arrested, and they have the gall to say that the Palestinian people didn’t go out into the streets,” he continued, adding that “I say to the minister, that if he really wants to help the Palestinian people, support us, and give us a real hand. If not, you can all go to hell.”
Abbas then turned to the United Kingdom, saying that “we continue to demand an apology from the British for the Balfour Declaration, and we will continue to demand their recognition of a Palestinian state.” He noted that “Herzl’s phrase ‘a land without a people for a people without a land’ was made up. He arrived here and saw a people, and for that reason, spoke of the need to get rid of the Palestinians.”
Abbas spoke for about two and half hours about how Jews were brought to Israel. He noted that England and the United States participated in the process of bringing Jews to Palestine after the Holocaust, seeking to solve the problem of having Jews without suffering the consequences.
Abbas continued, “At Camp David, they attempted a preposterous exercise. They told the Americans that we were ready to give up the right of return, 13 percent of the West Bank, and provide a Jewish prayer space at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
“Our stance is a Palestinian State in the ’67 borders with a capital in East Jerusalem and the implementation of decisions by the international community, as well as a just solution for refugees.
“We are for the national struggle, which is more effective because there is no one else we can rely on.
I want to insert my comments about the Palestinians’ national struggle right here. The Persian and Arab nations do not care about the Palestinians and their cause except that it provides them with fuel for their hatred of the Jews.
Then, there’s this. The Palestinians, who believe they are Arabs but they’re not, identify as Sunni. As you know from previous broadcasts, there is trouble within the Arab League and trouble within the Sunni sect itself. The factions that have arisen within the Arab League and Sunni Islam is the very reason the King of the South will not be able to fight off the King of the North. Keep remembering that a divided house will always fall. Now back to the Haaretz article.
“The Americans asked us not to join the 22 organizations including the International Criminal Court. We told them that we wouldn’t join, as long as they don’t close the PLO offices in Washington, don’t move their embassy to Jerusalem, and freeze building in the settlements. They didn’t agree, and as such, we’re not obligated to any agreements. We will join those organizations.
“We accepted 86 decisions in the UN Security Council for the Palestinians, and none of them were implemented. Another 46 were vetoed by the Americans.
“Israel has imported frightening amounts of drugs in order to destroy our younger generation. We must be careful, and for this reason we created an authority for fighting drugs, and are investing a lot in sport, mostly in soccer. We already passed Israel in FIFA.
“We will publish a blacklist of 150 companies who work with the settlements, and will publish the names of dozens of people suspected of bribery to INTERPOL.
“Prisoners and their family members are our sons, and we will continue to give them stipends.
“The families of Palestinians killed have the right to turn to the International Criminal Court and to demand justice from the international community.
“We won’t accept what the U.S. tries to impose upon us, and we won’t accept them as a mediator.
“We will not be an authority without authority, and an occupation without a cost.
“We will defend our achievements in the international community and locally, and we will continue to fight against terror, and struggle non-violently. We will join all political processes, led by the international community, toward the end of the occupation.”
The head of the Palestinian National initiative, Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, said to Haaretz after Abbas’ speech: “The speech made a point. It’s clear that the U.S. is done in its role as the exclusive sponsor of the peace process, and the Palestinians have emphasized that they will no longer accept any external party’s dictates. On Monday, we will draft the conclusion, and I personally will demand that the draft includes the position that we will work to implement a one-state solution with equal civil and national rights for all.”
Hamas attacked Abbas saying that his statements do not represent a consensus among Palestinians.
Aside from Abbas’a lies about being non-violent and a few other points I could rebut, but don’t have time for, I want you to see the divisions and splintering in the camp. This is the hand of YHVH. He always sends confusion into the camp of Israel’s enemies. Back to the article.
Sunday’s meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah — seat of the Palestinian Authority government — is being held with representatives from most Palestinian factions but two important organizations, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, announced that they will not attend, even though they were invited.
Hamas spokesman Fauzi Barhum criticized the decision to convene the gathering in Ramallah, saying that it should have been held in a different country to ensure the participation of senior representatives from all the factions.
Haaretz has learned that in discussions that were held over the weekend both by the Fatah Central Committee and by the PLO’s Executive Committee, a slew of suggestions is being considered; among them is the idea of nixing the Oslo Accords and the security coordination on the grounds that Israel has breached all agreements so the Palestinians are not committed to continue and uphold the accords.
Other elements in Fatah and in the PLO are leaning toward the option of continuing international efforts, especially through the United Nations, the European Union, China and Russia in order to advance international recognition of a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders.
According to Fatah officials, the next Palestinian move would be to implement their demand to make the conflict an international issue and demand that the UN set up a team to resolve it. The United States could potentially be a member of such a team, the officials said, but it cannot be the exclusive mediator of the political process.
Deputy chief of Fatah Mahmoud Al-Aloul said that many Palestinians have high expectations for the central council’s decision. “We must address these expectations, because we are currently standing at the crossroads of the Palestinian national issue.” Al-Aloul added that these decisions are difficult, and will not lead to abandoning Fatah’s friends.
Al-Aloul told Haaretz that the Fatah Central Council makes its decisions independently, and that there are a list of recommendations to be taken into account, including freezing its recognition of Israel.
Decisions made by the council are passed on to the PLO’s executive committee for implementation.
Haaretz has also learned that over the past several days, European and Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia have been applying pressure on the PA and on Abbas in particular not to take game-changing steps and to enable action on the international and diplomatic fronts.
Why is Saudi Arabia advising the PLO this way? It is because Saudi Arabia needs Israel as a war partner. The Saudis see what Iran has planned and they are making sure that Israel and Jordan will be the first that Iran invades. This is in the hope that Israel and Jordan can stop Iran before they get to Saudi Arabia.
Another suggestion would be asking the UN Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state along the ‘67 borders as well as define PA lands as a country under occupation. Yet another suggestion was to turn to the International Court of Law in order to start legal proceedings against Israel.
The Palestinian Central Council is an advisory body that meets when it is impossible to convene a parley of the Palestinian National Council (the legislative body of the Palestine Liberation Organization) and is supposed to provide the PLO’s executive committee, which is the highest-ranking Palestinian executive body, with recommendations relating to policy.
A senior member of the PLO’s Executive Committee told Haaretz that despite the dramatic atmosphere Abbas’ associates are trying to create, there is no expectation for game-changing moves.
Abbas, notwithstanding the objections of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, has laid out nicely all the reason he believes the PA cannot trust the United States. So I ask you, what other option might Trump, the “alone deal maker” have than to acquiesce to an American embassy in East Jerusalem? And, IF he should do that, do you understand what that means? It will mean that the United States of America and all her Babylonian citizens will be blamed by YHVH for dividing Jerusalem. And when Gog… Er… President Trump (or whatever President happens to be in office) will try to repair the damage by putting troops in the West Bank to keep the peace because, as Zechariah 12 says, the “governors of Judah” will rise up and burn everyone on the right and left.
So, the U.S. Gog President of end times Babylon will find it necessary to keep the peace in the West Bank. When U.S. and coalition troops enter the West Bank, they’re going to have war with the Jews there and the King of the North will come swooping down into Israel because that will be when Israel is at her weakest. All this will be from Israel’s best friends, America and the European nations that are in coalition with America – all those that swear to LOVE Israel!
Trump is trying the hard ball approach with the Palestinians to bring them in line – cutting their UNRWA aid. According to this Haaretz Op-Ed – which falls largely in line with what I’ve been saying (much to my surprise. I’m always surprised when the pundits and I agree because I am looking at current events from the Biblical viewpoint), “Lately, U.S. President Donald Trump is looking like a suicide bomber loaded with explosive devices that he’s releasing in different corners of the world. Fortunately, in most cases we’ve only had threats, finger wagging, shocking tweets and fake bombs, but there is no guarantee that the next one won’t be real.
At least two of these bombs could blow up in Israel’s face. Trump’s threat to significantly cut the funds the administration provides to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and the aid it gives the Palestinian Authority in order to force Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to launch negotiations with Israel is already shaking up refugee camps in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, making the Jordanian kingdom tremble and sending Lebanon into a panic. The significance is that the PA, Jordan – home to more than two million Palestinian refugees – and the government of Lebanon, where 175,000 refugees live according to a recent survey (previous UNRWA estimates put the number between 400,000 and 500,000), will have to finance the education, health and welfare services that will be affected by the cuts.
Jordan and Lebanon already bear the heavy burden of aiding Syrian refugees, which is only partially funded by the United Nations and donor states and which isn’t enough to assure them a reasonable quality of life. The Gaza Strip, where most of the Palestinian refugees are concentrated, has been in crisis mode for some time, and the Israel Defense Forces and the Shin Bet security service believe the economic stress could lead to its total collapse. Rich Arab nations like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are helping the PA, but it’s doubtful they will step in to fill the gap created by the American cutbacks, especially since they are coordinating their positions with the U.S. administration on the peace process.
It isn’t clear how Trump’s sanctions strategy against the PA will lead to a change in the Palestinian stance. Abbas has made it clear that he no longer considers the United States a fair broker and that economic pressure won’t make him adopt any program Trump presents.
The second potentially explosive charge, the sanctions on Iran, is no less worrisome.
Oh yes! Trump might just be pushing the PA right into the arms of Iran who might, in the near future, find it necessary to militarily protect their new found ally from the PA’s old ally, the United States of America! So if Trump thinks he can bully Iran into changing the nuclear agreement, he might just get a come-uppance.
This week Trump gave the world powers four months to change the nuclear agreement that was signed with the Islamic Republic in 2015. Among other things, the new deal must include a ban on developing ballistic missiles, a halt in support for terror groups and a clause that keeps these restrictions in place forever in order for the United States to remain party to it. The U.S. president made it clear that if there was no progress in talks with his European partners, Russia and China, to fix the agreement, he would withdraw from it even sooner.
Like the threat to the Palestinians, this demand suffers from an inconsistency that cannot be resolved. The requirement to eliminate the nuclear deal’s time frame testifies to the faith the U.S. administration has in the Iranian leaderships desire and ability to uphold its terms, even as the administration itself (not just the EU and the International Atomic Energy Agency) admits that it hasn’t violated it to date. In other words, the deal may not be perfect, but according to Trump himself, the Iranian partner is a rational and responsible entity, to which one could make the demand that it sign to an eternal agreement – otherwise, what’s the point of making such a condition? In fact, what’s the point in signing any agreement with Iran at all?
Under the agreement, Iran is not required to subject its ballistic missile program or its military bases to international inspection. It announced this week that it does not plan to respond to the American demand to begin talks on changing the deal’s terms.
Meanwhile, Congress has so far refused to take up the gauntlet, passed to it by the president in October, to begin legislating new sanctions on Iran; the EU fears the new initiative, which could create a rift between Europe and the United States and freeze the huge ongoing European investment in Iran. Russia termed Trump’s decision extremely negative, and China, Iran’s largest oil customer, is concerned about factors liable to complicate the agreement, as the Chinese foreign minister told his Iranian counterpart. It’s therefore doubtful that Trump will find partners among the agreement’s signatories to realize his latest demand.
Trump’s America First policy might just turn to be making America alone, without allies, when those Chinese and Russian bombs come calling!
In the worst-case scenario, Iran revives its nuclear program if the United States imposes new sanctions on Tehran or pulls out of the agreement. Under the more comfortable scenario, Europe, Russia and China continue to do business with Iran and thus push Washington into an isolated corner internationally. In such a case Trump could respond by punishing the states and international corporations that don’t uphold the American sanctions, but that would turn the U.S. into a Western country hostile to the West.
Israel’s great interest is for Iran to abide by the nuclear deal and not risk it being voided by its most important ally. The real concern regarding Iran’s ballistic missiles must lead to the opening of a parallel negotiations channel with Iran, but not by holding the nuclear agreement hostage.
Israel achieved one of the most important strategic achievements in its history when it succeeded in mobilizing a strong international coalition against the Iranian nuclear threat. Trump might now crush that achievement and sabotage any chance of reaching any kind of agreement with Iran on its nuclear program or its ballistic missiles in the future. In the cases of both Iran and the Palestinian Authority, where Trump treads, Israel’s toes get broken.
Yes, they do! And they will again! Keep your eyes on this. This is the real issue. While the mainstream media has you looking at the Russian election mess, the prophecies are being fulfilled in the other direction where you’re not looking.
A quick side note before I go on to the next subject, the Jeremiah prophecy. The US State Department is pushing Israel to ban Jewish prayer on Temple Mount. In the first week of January, the Trump administration exhorted the Jews to expand prayer at the Western Wall to keep Jews from praying on Temple Mount.
However, “it” – Jews praying en masse on Temple Mount – finally happened this week for the first time in thousands of years!
It began with a regular tour of the Temple Mount compound by a group of 42 Jews, which included rabbis and politicians. At some point, they ran into a provocation of local Arabs and Waqf officials, who got in their faces and verbally attacked the group, yelling the familiar pre-detonation slogan, “Allahu Akbar.”
At which point, the group members decided on the only proper monotheistic response and began shouting back: “Adonai hu ha’Elohim” (God is the only deity) and “Shema Israel, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad” (Hear, Oh, Israel, God is our Deity, God Is One.”
And that threw the Israel police into a loop, because, according to protocol, only Muslims get to declare their fealty to the Creators, while Jews have been arrested up there for saying a blessing before eating an apple or drinking a bottle of water.
The police clearly lost it, and resorted to violence – and that just when confronting 42 Jews who chuck the discriminatory rules and reach out to their Father in Heaven. What would happen when a thousand Jews ascend to the holy mountain? Who could stop them?
Hear, Oh Israel, we have nothing to fear but fear itself…
My question for you Trump fans is this: If Trump is so pro-Israel, why is he not defending the Jews’ right to pray on Temple Mount? Why did he not declare Israel to be a Jewish State when he made the embassy move declaration on December 6, 2017? And why did he pick December 6 to make the embassy announcement? December 7th is the anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the beginning of the war with Germany. And he might no have wanted to associate what he is about to do to Israel as anything having to do with that previous war.
Now, let’s talk about Jeremiah 51:46.
Jeremiah 51:46 And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler. -KJV
Jeremiah 51:46 And now, so your heart does not grow faint, and so you don’t become frightened because of the rumors that are heard in the land—a rumor comes one year and then after it another rumor comes the next year about violence in the land and one ruler against another ruler. -ISV
Jeremiah 51:46 Do not lose your courage or become afraid because of the reports that are heard in the land. For a report will come in one year. Another report will follow it in the next. There will be violence in the land with ruler fighting against ruler.” -NET
This has to do with Jeremiah’s chapters about end times Babylon. Some background is needed in order to understand what is going on between the former and present Presidential administrations and why we may be seeing the actual fulfillment of this prophecy in the chapters having to do with end times Babylon.
Obama seized control of the shadow government and deep state – both – and continues to operate those behind Trump’s back. This is absolutely unprecedented in American history. The media talks about how Trump is undoing Obama’s policies. This “undoing” is happening only on the surface of the government.
The US Babylonian government is a deep ocean. Trump is on a ship on this ocean. There are others who control everything else about this ocean and they are not giving up their power. So, don’t believe what you read or hear about how Trump is successful against Obama’s policies.
Take Iran for example. Trump has been unable to undo the Iran nuclear deal. He has been unable to undo Obamacare even though he has claimed he essentially repealed Obamacare. This is because the real power, the Obama-siezed shadow government and deep state are still in control of and navigating Congress. Trump can’t work with Congress. Oh yes, they throw Trump a bone, but the important Obama policies that need to be undone cannot be undone because under the surface of the ocean is where the real power is and Trump does not have access.
There were all kinds of violent protests by Obama’s supporters against Trump supporters in 2016 and 2017. The violence is a hallmark of Jeremiah 51:46. There is antagonism going on between Trump and Obama.
Trump claims to be undoing Obama’s policies. Then, Obama told Trump to watch his behavior. Trump wants Obama’s college records and appears to be on a birther mission, which can’t possibly yield any real punishment to Obama even if proven true since he is now out of office. Trump’s only desire regarding Obama seems to be to irritate Obama like Obama irritated Trump last year. And, oh, let’s not forget how the Obama administration, i.e. Hillary Clinton (it is now coming out) orchestrated the Russian election mess that Trump has had to deal with for almost 1 ½ years now.
Huh! That sounds just like Jeremiah 51:46 – two rulers irritating each other. By the way, this kind of situation is also a first in American history. In the past, former Presidents have, from time to time, commented on a sitting President’s policies, but none have ever tried to interfere with a sitting President as Obama did last year and it appears, is continuing to do.