June 23, 2020 at 4:37 pm #18051MyWhiteStoneModerator
Just read this from Amy’s update! I used to think I could predict things. I was getting hopeful about world reactions to Sovereignty / Annexation… What a fool! I guess my mind needs a few more dimensions to understand what’s really happening and how it relates to prophecy, (spelled R A P T U R E), — my main interest… Sigh!
June 24, 2020 at 6:17 am #18091Leaving SoonParticipant
I’ve been waiting for July 1st. to come around to see what happens with this annexation stuff.
Been wondering if this could indeed be the hook in the jaw.
People can argue about the timing of Ezekiel 38 & 39 but you can’t ignore the fact that the main players are just sitting up there in Syria waiting to pop up and attack Israel so that God can play whack-a-mole with them.
June 24, 2020 at 3:03 pm #18109MyWhiteStoneModerator
Play Whack-a-Mole with them. That’s funny, Leaving Soon. Thanks. And it’s not just some padded mallet either! WATCH OUT! Plus, Ezekiel assures us that those insanely jealous moles will be whacking each other too. That used to be one of my favorite games.
I suppose it’s unwise to overthink annexation’s soon likelihood. Don’t bet on Ben N. July 1 ? … July 21 ? Sigh!
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June 24, 2020 at 10:59 pm #18156ArthurParticipant
Turkey, who I believe is Magog is already in Syria and raring to go. They are itching for an excuse and this “annexation” could be what is the hook in the jaw.
Certainly it would take much for all the different nations and tribes in Syria to fight each other, either.
Will keep a close eye on what Turkey is doing.
June 25, 2020 at 7:30 am #18171
June 25, 2020 at 3:49 pm #18200TammieParticipant
June 25, 2020 at 8:22 pm #18217Geri7Participant
Trump adviser: Arab backlash against annexation plan is “overblown”
June 25, 2020
A big “announcement” from Trump is coming soon on Israel’s planned annexation of parts of the West Bank, said senior presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday, June 24 at the White House. Downplaying the opposition, she remarked: “He moves the embassy to Jerusalem, the Arab world is going to disappear. Thank God that wasn’t true. There’s always this scare tactic… of all the bad that’s going to happen and then it doesn’t happen,” she noted. “All the calamity scenarios in the past are gone. Let’s just see, because he [President Donald Trump] wants to be an agent for peace in the Middle East and he’s trying to do that.”
Regarding the furor swirling around PM Binyamin Netanyahu’s pledge to launch his plan to apply sovereignty to parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley on July 1, Conway said: “We are having conversations. Obviously, the President will have an announcement… and I’ll leave it to him to give you a big analysis, and very happy these talks continue.”
Trump administration officials are set to decide this week on whether to approve the Netanyahu plan. Discussions are said to be taking place among senior adviser Jared Kushner, national security adviser Robert O’Brien, Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz and US ambassador to Israel David Friedman. Trump is expected to pitch in with the last word.
The White House is reportedly looking at different options, including a staged process in which Israel would start by declaring sovereignty only over several settlements in the Jerusalem area – not yet the full 135 communities located in the 30pc of the West Bank allotted by the Trump plan. According to an unnamed official, Washington has not ruled out Netanyahu’s larger annexation vision, but is concerned that a major, rapid, unilateral move by Israel could seal off any chance that the Palestinians may ever agree to discuss Trump’s peace plan.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated on Wednesday that the decision on whether to annex West Bank land was up to Israel to make. “We are talking to all of the countries in the region about how it is we can manage this process for our end-state objective.” Pompeo spoke after a UN Security Council session during which the UN and the Arab League jointly called on Israel to abandon annexation plans and threatened dangerous consequences if it went ahead. Their call was echoed by incoming UNSC European Union Members (Germany, Belgium France, Estonia, Ireland) as well as the UK and Norway.
Unnamed sources in Washington say that the White House is keen on consensual Israeli government backing for Netanyahu’s initiative from Kahol Lavan’s defense minister Benny Gantz and foreign minister Gabi Ashkenazi.
Gantz commented on Tuesday that if the Palestinians choose not to take part in the talks with Israel, “then we will have to move forward without them.” Ashkenazi is a lot tougher than the alternate prime minister. According to a statement released from his office on Sunday, the foreign minister does not believe the Jordan Valley will be included in any annexation move, which, he maintained, his party would support only on these stiff provisos: The sovereignty process must lead to “separation from the Palestinians, be implemented responsibly, and in full coordination with the US and in dialogue with Israel’s neighbors, while also upholding existing and future peace accords and at the same time preserving Israel’s strategic and security interests.”
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June 25, 2020 at 10:28 pm #18225ArthurParticipant
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