While not on the radar of either Main Stream Media or Alternate Media (Internet, citizen journalists), the issue of peace in the Middle East through solving the “Palestinian Problem” continues to fester. Journalist Caroline Glick notes the potential for Trump failing to follow through on his commitments to bring a new approach (via a new team) to negotiate a way forward. Glick points out that the real problem is the “deep state” within the State Department, that apparently has captured Jared Kurstner (and already holds the generals in Trump’s leadership team), to the standard American two-state solution initiated in Oslo (the “Oslo Accords”) in 1993.
As such, Glick predicts the Trump plan for peace will just be another initiative built on freezing construction of Jewish colonies on the West Bank, returning to some version of the 1967 borders, and support for a Palestinian state that still won’t accept Israel’s right to exist.
She cites Steve Bannon, former Trump strategy consultant in the White House, who indicates that the U.S. administration has “lowered the bar” on what will be acceptable.
The prospects for war in the Middle East, with Israel teaming with Saudi Arabia (and the U.S./Britain) smells like Ezekiel 38:13 coming to pass. Exactly how this apparent “next war” will alter the prospects for the peace of Jerusalem is an intriguing matter, but not one that is easy to predict.
However, the Bible appears to indicate that it will be in the midst of such uncertainty and war that the Antichrist will come to power, bringing a temporary peace, and facilitating the safeguarding of Israel’s people (and presumably, nation-state). However, this will lead to the final conflict of the ages.. The peace of Jerusalem will only come with Messiah, and that Messiah is, as Christians have maintained for 2,000 years, Jesus Christ.
I write at length about this subject in my 2016 book, THE NEXT GREAT WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST, placing the U.S. and Russian competition in the context of the conflicts of Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Syria, and finally the Battle of Gog and Magog.
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Here is a recent review:
By Marc Geigeron August 11, 2017 on Amazon
This book is a must-read for anyone that would consider himself a serious student of Bible prophecy. The first part of the book is geopolitical analysis. Doug Woodward does a masterful job of describing where the U.S and Russia really are today politically. He quotes many current day experts as he lays bare the truth concerning the current day situation.
The second part of the book is where Mr. Woodward really does an in-depth study of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39, and how this fits in with the so-called “Psalm 83 war”. He carefully presents an analysis of all the current and past interpretations of these important prophetic Bible chapters. Along with many prophecy students today, I was in agreement with Bill Salas’s teaching on Psalm 83 But after reading Mr. Salas current book, “Apocalypse Road”, I began to question the Psalm 83 war theory because Mr. Salas is so far off in the identity of Mystery Babylon in the Revelation being the Catholic Church. In my mind, the only valid answer to who Mystery Babylon and the daughter of Babylon in Jeremiah 50 & 51 is the USA. In this book, Mr. Woodward has added “Appendix B: Is the U.S. the Daughter of Babylon?” where he gives ten clues that this is so. After reading this book I’m no longer convinced that the “Psalm 83 war” must be a precursor to the Gog of Magog war of Ezekiel 38 and 39. Is Israel “The land of unwalled villages” in Ezekiel 38:11?
You’ve got to read this book to get a whole different slant on this verse. I think Doug Woodward has it right which is a big paradigm shift for me. Are you a truth seeker in the study of Bible prophecy like me? Read this book!