Imposing a Two-State Solution

Imposing a Two-State Solution
Vol: 15 Issue: 21 Saturday, December 21, 2002

A new peace proposal being advanced by envoys from Russia, the EU and the United Nations received a limited endorsement from President Bush. The global plan begins at the end, calling for the establishment of a Palestinian state within three years. It leaves open the option to IMPOSE that plan on both sides if necessary.

European leaders want the three-year timetable to be formally adopted and published now. The Europeans worry that without a vigorous Middle East peace negotiation under way, the Iraq war could spread across the Middle East.

Another way to say the same thing would be this. Europe believes that if it backs imposing a Palestinian state on Israel, it will appease the Arab world and maybe they will be satisfied and all will be well.

Sounds suspiciously close to the Daniel 9:27 peace plan, but without a leader with the gravitas to pull it off.

For the moment. A lot can happen in three years.

But President Bush wants to put off adopting the plan at least until after the Israeli elections in late January.

“The road map is not complete yet, but the United States is committed to its completion,” Bush said at a White House meeting with Kofi Annan. “We are committed to its implementation in the name of peace.”

Israel not surprisingly opposes the timetable’s publication because it waters down the original two-state ‘road-map’ for peace offered by President Bush last June. Last June, Bush said that there could be no Palestinian State as long as Yasser Arafat was in charge.

The latest peace plan consists of three phases of reciprocal steps by Palestinians and Israelis to take place over three years. For the Palestinians, the early steps involve actions to stop terrorist attacks and to carry out reforms in their government.

Israel would be expected to pull troops from Palestinian areas, ease the conditions of Palestinians living in those areas and end “settlement activity” in what the plan calls occupied territory.

Use of the word “occupied” is significant because it implies, at least to some, a full withdrawal by Israel from Palestinian territories it has allegedly “occupied” since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.


To put this into perspective, here is are some relevant historical facts.

It was during that war that Israel captured the West Bank from JORDAN and the Gaza Strip from EGYPT. The plan takes that land and gives it to a people that did not exist prior to that war.

Before the war, residents of the West Bank were citizens of Jordan, Gaza residents were citizens of Egypt and there was no such historical place as ‘Palestine’.

There has never in history been a Palestinian state. There has never been a defined capital of Palestine, there is no Palestinian language, no unique Palestinian culture, no pre-1967 Palestinian leadership or government.

Prior to 1917, the region now called Palestine was part of the Ottoman Empire’s southern Syria.

Jerusalem wasn’t so much as a regional or provincial capital, let alone the capital city of the historically non-existent nation of Palestine.

That is just history, unvarnished and without spin. To get to it, however, you have to go back to books and documents published prior to the invention of the Palestinian people.

In 1937, a distinguished Arab spokesmen, Auni Bey Abdul Hadi, denounced the very concept as a Zionist plot. Testifying before the Royal (Peel) Commission, whose aim was to come up with a plan to divide Mandatory Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state, Abdul Hadi asserted: “There is no such country as Palestine. ‘Palestine’ is a term the Zionists invented…. ‘Palestine’ is alien to us. It is the Zionists who introduced it.”

Early Moslem theologians and jurists opposed assigning any sanctity to Jerusalem.

The 13th-century Arab geographer Yakut reports: “Mecca is holy to Moslems and Jerusalem to the Jews.”

The Koran never mentions Jerusalem, nor as much as hints at any Islamic affinity to the city. Compare this with 657 mentions in the Tanach and 154 in the New Testament, plus 152 mentions of Zion in the Tanach and seven in the New Testament.

The 230-meter Arabic inscription around the Dome of the Rock, supposedly built to celebrate Mohammed’s alleged ascent to Heaven from that rock, makes no mention of Mohammed’s “night journey.”

On February 18, 1229, Emperor Frederick II, leader of the sixth Crusade, concluded a 10-year truce with the Ayyubid Sultan al-Kamil of Egypt, whose realm then included most of Eretz Yisrael. In exchange al-Kamil gave Frederick control of Jerusalem and several other places.

The 11th-century Persian Moslem theologian, Abu-Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali, laid down a principle that makes lying for “a good result”. Ghazzali, called the greatest Moslem after Mohammed and “the Proof of Islam,” wrote: “… If a lie is the only way of obtaining a good result, it is permitted. We must lie when truth leads to unpleasant results.”

The Palestinians were given full or partial control of 42 percent of the West Bank under interim peace accords that crumbled during the current fighting.

Israeli troops presently are deployed throughout the West Bank, which is the ONLY legitimate basis under which the term ‘occupation’ is appropriate.

The alleged ‘occupation’ didn’t take place until AFTER the uprising that allegedly started to protest it. Follow?

And using the Israeli settlements as grounds for the uprising is the exact equivalent to justifying military force to achieve ethnic cleansing.

While the UN — indeed most of the world — agrees with the Arab demand to uproot the settlements and create a Jew-free West Bank, in 1998, NATO fought a war with Slobodon Milosevic’s Serbia for trying to accomplish the same thing in Kosovo — except that Milosevic was ethnically cleansing Muslims.

Supporting uprooting settlements is the equivalent to supporting Jew-free zones in historical Judea and Samaria. Judea and Samaria, captured from Jordan by Israel, has been taken from Israel by the international community and given to a people that never owned it.

And THAT land — historical Judea and Samaria, mind you — are to be, under global declaration, a Jew-free zone.

Have you got all that? Added to that is the fact that if Israel can’t figure out how to accomplish this on its own within three years, the international community is considering IMPOSING the two-state solution itself.

Compare the current situation to the situation prophesied for the last days, penned by the prophet Zechariah, 2500 years ago — and more than 200 years AFTER the northern kingdom of Israel was wiped from the map by Sargon II of Assyria in BC 702.

“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.” (Zechariah 12:2-4)

“In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.” (Zech 12:6)

The reason advanced by the Europeans for imposing this three year timetable is because the Europeans fear it will result in a wider war, possibly involving the use of chemical and biological weapons.

The prophet Zechariah, limited by his 5th century BC vocabulary, describes the scene during this end time battle for Jerusalem and Judah: “And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.” (Zechariah 14:12)

And finally, to round out the picture, this warning from the Lord Jesus Christ.

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:28)

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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