The last entry with any indication of a peace process was essentially followed by a period of little activity … but a shift to news on Syria, missiles and rockets, and tensions with other nations posturing support for the Syrian or rebel troops took the spot light.
Damascus is still of interest in light of Isaiah’s words … continued fighting could lay much of the city waste and even the destruction thus far seems a reflection of Scripture.
The burden against Damascus. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. (Isaiah 17:1 NKJV)
Obviously, from the point of Arab Spring going forward, it’s the entire area that needs a solution. God willing compassion would enter into the picture … but the latest from Egypt is little compassion from within the population for its own leadership, go figure … but the biblical perspective leaves us unsurprised by what we see. So a remarkable leader will be the one to move a process of some kind toward the appearance of peace. Only a King’s scepter will draw the ultimate lines of peace.
The world will seek the strong leader … who is likely now waiting in the wings. Certainly there is no visible leader who is strong … and that is biblical because the weaker leaders will defer … For a time, times, and half a time …
For now, Israel is holding its ground and putting up missile shields … and waiting it out.
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HEADLINE: Kerry seeks Netanyahu-Abbas meeting.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will return to the Middle East for a new round of meetings on Thursday in an effort to press Israel and the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table.
Palestinian sources estimate that Kerry will try to coordinate a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
One Palestinian source expressed skepticism that Kerry will succeed in getting both leaders to agree to meet with no pre-conditions. He added that the matter is not on the Palestinian agenda.
HEADLINE: Officials: Obama’s policy team trying to ‘reign in’ Kerry over pledges to allies, rivals
Since becoming America’s top diplomat, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has issued several as yet undelivered – and perhaps undeliverable – foreign policy promises, including a historic breakthrough in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
HEADLINE: Netanyahu urges Palestinians to start talks, and stay at them
Western diplomats tell Israeli media Netanyahu willing to release prisoners, freeze settlement building outside of the main blocs in return for Abbas giving up demand to start talks based on ’67 lines; Erekat denies report, says PA won’t give up preconditions.
Additional Report Links at Watch.org:
Abbas interested in restarting limited peace talks
PA denies report Abbas ready to restart peace talks
Israel smiles as EU voices full support for Kerry
HEADLINE: At dedication of West Bank school, Netanyahu pleads the fifth on future of settlements
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited on Monday the settlement of Barkan in the West Bank, for the first time since the election and two days before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives for a visit in Israel.
Netanyahu, who visited Barkan for the dedication of an elementary school named after his father, Benzion Netanyahu, avoided making binding or clear statements regarding the peace process or the future of the settlements.
BTW, the next upgrade to WindowView is close. A couple of videos and a few more pages to write up and it looks like a launch will come in July. Stay tuned, this is a big format upgrade and new content will come throughout the year to come.