by Tim Buck | Sep 22, 2022 | Isreal, Joe Biden, Palestinians, Peace Plan, Tim's Articles
Prime Minister Yair Lapid (l) with UN Secretary-General Antonia Guterres, Sept. 20, 2022
Israel Ready To Accept
9/22/22 – by Tim Buck
For the first time in history, an Israeli Prime Minister is expected to announce his support for the establishment of a Palestinian State during his speech to the UN General Assembly today, according to a source close to the Israeli premier.
Israel remains committed to the Two State Solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Prime Minister Yair Lapid is expected to tell the United Nations General Assembly when he delivers his first ever address to that global body on Thursday morning.
It would mark the first time an Israeli prime minister has declared support for a two state solution at the UN.
“For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.”
During his address to the UNGA on Wednesday, President Joe Biden also endorsed the two state solution
, saying that the Palestinians were “entitled” to their own state, and that it is the only way to ensure Israel’s security going forward.
“We will continue to advocate for a lasting, negotiated peace between the Jewish and democratic state of Israel and the Palestinian people,” Biden told the UN General Assembly.
“The United States is committed to Israel’s security. And a negotiated two state solution remains our best way to ensure Israel’s security and prosperity for the future and give the Palestinians the state to which they are entitled,” he said.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is also slated to address the GA on Thursday, and is expected to call for a Palestinian State and to call on the UN to grant the Palestinians full-member status at the global body.
From a Bible prophecy perspective, these announcements could spark a shift with serious implications for the Middle East peace with three principle parties (Israel, US, Palestinians) agreeing its time to divide Israel into two states.
by Tim Buck | May 7, 2021 | Isreal, Peace Plan, Temple Mount/Temple, Tim's Articles
Are Israel and the United Arab Emirates planning for a Third Jewish Temple? It sure appears so!
Construction of the UAE’s massive Abrahamic Family House may become the model for the construction of Israel’s Temple on the Temple Mount.
To be Built in 2022
Soon after the United Arab Emirates signed the peace accord with Israel they announced an interesting project regarding their intent to construct the Abrahamic Family House.
The project consists of a massive complex of three large religious structures “fostering interfaith reconciliation” between the three Abrahamic faiths of Muslim’s, Christians and Jews.
It’s possible, even likely, that the real purpose behind the project may be that God’s sovereign hand is intervening to influence the nations concerning Israel’s Temple.
The Abrahamic Family House may be the model for what can be accomplished on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. This timely project could open the door for Israel’s Temple.
Designed to be of equal size and height, the three buildings, set to open in 2022, will include an Islamic mosque (oriented toward Mecca) a Jewish synagogue (to face toward Jerusalem), and a Christian church (with an altar pointing east).
What makes this more interesting is that the Abraham Accords agreement between Israel and the UAE included the following language:
“Muslims who come in peace may visit and pray at the Al Aqsa mosque, and Jerusalem’s other holy sites should remain open for peaceful worshipers of all faiths.”
The straightforward wording about worship in Jerusalem has caused concern among Muslim observers as they feel it intentionally leaves the door open for Jews to ascend the Temple Mount to worship and pray.
The entire 35-acre rectangular plateau is referred to by Muslims and the UN as the Haram al Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and is considered by them to be off limits to Jewish worshippers.
This of course, is despite the fact that King David purchased the sight for Israel’s Temple under the instructions of God some 3000 years ago!
Currently, If a Jew is even caught moving his lips like he is praying he can be arrested for blasphemy against Allah on the Temple Mount. Many have learned to get around that prohibition by praying into their phone as if talking to someone!
I often point out, concerning the turn-of-events on the Temple Mount, how Satan has used Islam to capture God’s Sanctuary, and then boldly renamed it Allah’s Noble Sanctuary! One can see the brazen power of Satan’s deceptions!
The sacred site is the former home of Solomon’s Temple that was later redesigned by Herod when Jesus taught there. Now the sight is in the hands of the enemy!
Some observers believe the wording in the Accord may be intended to restrict Islamic worship to only the Al Aqsa Mosque itself (at the south end) which would allow both Jews and Christians to ascend the Temple Mount for prayer and worship in the near future. That has Muslim’s nervous!
Most Muslim’s are keenly aware that Orthodox Jews are eager to construct the Third Temple in preparation for the coming Jewish Messiah. Some within Islam are convinced the U.A.E. knew this when it agreed to this specific wording, and they accuse the wealthy nation of pandering to Israel’s religious beliefs and selling out the interests of the Islamic world! How interesting?
For its part, Israel has grown weary of Jordan’s role in running the Temple Mount since the 1967 Six Days War. Behind the scenes during the Abraham Accord negotiations, it appeared President Trump wanted Israel to consider Saudi Arabia as a better choice for running the care and religious management of the Temple Mount.
Israel’s government is increasingly concerned over the growing influence of Turkey, which seeks to control both the Temple Mount and the Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem under the banner of its re-emerging Neo-Ottoman Empire.
The Turks have managed to infiltrate Jerusalem by funding important community projects bringing them considerable influence among the Jerusalem Muslim community. While the church sleeps, Satan not only controls the Temple Mount but is already opening doors for the revived Ottoman Caliphate’s future control of Jerusalem in the Tribulation. And it’s happening under our watch!
In light of all this, some questions must be asked: Is it possible that Israel negotiated this peace agreement, in part to fend off the advances of Turkey at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem?
If so, one has to wonder if there is a plan in place to divide the Temple Mount between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity for the purpose of “fostering interfaith reconciliation just as the U.A.E. is attempting in their own country with the Abrahamic Family House project?
Is it possible that, with its wealth and growing influence in Israel, the U.A.E. may partner with the Jewish State to facilitate, or even fund the construction of a Third Temple in fulfillment of Bible prophecy?
Is it possible that this is part of God’s plan to set up the construction of Israel’s Third Temple and we are watching it unfold?
Time will tell as to what role the unique Abrahamic Family House in the U.A.E. will have on influencing the Middle East and also how the Abraham Accords continue to unfold in these last days.
by Tim Buck | Mar 17, 2021 | Isreal, Peace Plan, Tim's Articles
PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAID TUESDAY THAT FOUR MORE MUSLIM NATIONS ARE IN LINE TO JOIN THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS PEACE DEAL.
THE TRUMP PEACE INITIATIVE AND MIDDLE EAST PEACE DEALS CONTINUE HAVING A MAJOR IMPACT ON THE MIDDLE EAST.
“I brought… four peace agreements, and there are another four on the way,” he said in an interview with the Hebrew-language Ynet news site.
“I talked to one of them yesterday.” According to the Israeli premier, he conversed with “one of the leaders in the region” on Monday night for 45 minutes about the possibility of a normalization deal.
Israel is set to make some more Abraham Accords peace deals with four more countries in the region.
Benjamin Netanyahu is very excited today, and from a human perspective you can see why that might be true. But from a biblical, prophetic perspective, if he only knew the long-term ramifications of where this will actually end up!
The Abraham Accords is great news for Israel today but these amazing peace agreements are rapidly moving the Jewish State into the danger zone of dividing Israel.
Sooner or later, the support from these pro-Israel Arab block countries will convince Israel their partnership will guarantee Israel’s safety in a peace deal with the smooth-talking Antichrist! This will result in a “Two-State” agreement with Antichrist. The peace agreement Israel will make according to Isaiah 28 is in reality a covenant with “death and hell.”
“Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.”
Unfortunately, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spiritual eyes, along with the eyes of the rest of this unsaved world, are closed and most likely will remain that way until the Tribulation Period. That will begin shortly after the Rapture takes place.
Pray for PM Netanyahu and his family and for the Jewish people to put their faith in Jesus their Messiah. Pray that a remnant may escape before the Day of the Lord begins.
by Tim Buck | Mar 8, 2021 | Isreal, Joe Biden, Peace Plan, Tim's Articles
This timely article by Carolyn Glick outlines the disastrous new direction of the foreign policy of the Biden Administration as it relates to Israel, the Abraham Accords and peace in the Middle East. This eye opening read is helpful in preparation for our March 23 class.
Biden Ambushes the Abraham Accords Sets Back Peace in the Middle East
Edited from Carolyn Glick
The Trump administration was on the verge of securing a peace agreement between Israel and Indonesia in its final weeks in office, according to a former senior Trump administration official involved in the efforts. The official divulged that the negotiations between Israel and the world’s most populous Muslim state were run by then-President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and Adam Boehler, then-head of the US’s International Development Finance Corporation.
Israel was represented by then-Ambassador Ron Dermer and Indonesia by Minister Mohamed Lutfi. To secure peace, Boehler told Bloomberg News last December, the US would be willing to provide Indonesia with an additional “one or two billion dollars” in aid.
Indonesia was interested in Israeli technology and even wanted the Technion to open a campus in Jakarta. It wanted visa-free travel to Israel and Arab and US investment in its sovereign wealth fund. Israel wanted Indonesia to end its economic boycott of the Jewish state. Direct flights from Tel Aviv to Bali were on the table.
The advantages of peace between Israel and Indonesia for both sides are self-evident. But such a peace would also pay a huge dividend to the US in its burgeoning cold war with China. An expanded strategic and economic partnership with the archipelago and ASEAN member would be a setback for China’s efforts to dominate the South China Sea, particularly with Indonesia playing a role in an Islamic-Israeli alliance led by the US.
“We got the ball on Indonesia and Israel to the first-yard line,” the official explained. Unfortunately, the Biden administration has dropped the ball on the ground and walked off the field.
On the surface, the Biden administration is interested in promoting peace. President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have praised the Abraham Accords, as well they should.
For 26 years, the Arab conflict with Israel was ignored and left to fester. Then suddenly, in Trump’s last year in office, the situation was reversed as four Arab states rapidly normalized their ties with Israel. Expanding the accords to Indonesia, with its massive population and strategic location outside the Middle East would transform a strategic regional shift into a game-changer throughout Asia.
But despite the strategic logic of expanding the Abraham Accords and the praise Biden and Blinken have given them, starting in its first week in office, the new administration’s actions have served to undermine the accords by removing their American foundations.
A week into the Biden administration, the State Department announced it was “placing a hold” on the $23 billion sale of F-35s to the United Arab Emirates. The move was presented as “a routine administrative action typical to most any transition.”
But suspending the sale was a strategic move, not an “administrative action.” The normalization deal between Israel and the UAE was a three-sided agreement. The Americans were full participants. The F-35 sale was America’s way to solidify the UAE’s membership in an American-led regional alliance of which the Abraham Accords were an expression. Suspending the deal indicated that unlike its predecessor, the Biden administration will not work to strengthen the US alliance with the Sunni Arabs and Israel, and will not fulfill the commitments that the Trump administration took on to develop and maintain that alliance through Arab-Israeli peace.
Biden’s abandonment of the Abraham Accords can be understood in the context of US politics. In keeping with the expectations of Democrat voters, Biden and his team are making efforts in domestic and foreign policy to erase the entirety of Trump’s record in office. Although remaining a party to the Abraham Accords and expanding them to Indonesia and beyond would probably win Biden the Nobel Peace Prize, it would put him in the partisan doghouse for the crime of failing to kill something Trump created.
But while political logic exists, not everything is political. For Biden and his administration, ideology trumps politics.
The Biden administration is the most ideologically rigid and radical administration in US history. Hyper-partisan politics are a function of the administration’s ideological radicalism. As far as the Middle East is concerned, its ideological commitments drive it to empower the PLO-controlled Palestinian Authority and Iran.
From their first days in office, senior Biden administration officials have pledged to restore US funding of the PA. There are significant legal roadblocks to implementing that pledge because so long as the PA continues to pay the salaries of terrorists and advances war crimes allegations against Israel before the International Criminal Court, the US is barred from funding it or reopening the PLO representative office in Washington. But all the same, the administration is intent on moving forward.
The administration’s intense desire to empower the PA despite the legal roadblocks indicates one aspect of its opposition to the Abraham Accords. The accords weaken the PA by removing its power to block Arab and Islamic states from making peace with Israel.
For decades, as Israel’s Palestinian “peace partner” spurned peace and waged terror and political war against Israel, the Arab states accepted that peace between themselves and Israel had to wait. By ignoring the US obligations to Abraham Accords partners and pushing to restore US support to the PA despite its illegality, the administration signals its desire to restore the Palestinian veto.
The Abraham Accords represent an even greater problem for the administration’s efforts to empower Iran. In a speech on Monday, former secretary of state Mike Pompeo said, “The Abraham Accords would not have happened … without the United States changing its policy with respect to Iran 180 degrees from how the previous administration had addressed the issue.”
Now that the Biden administration wishes to move US policy 180-degrees backward to reinstate the Obama administration’s Iran policies, the Abraham Accords are a nuisance.
Hours before Biden and his advisers accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) of approving Jamal Khashoggi’s murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018, i24News reported that Israel, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain were forming a military alliance against Iran. While the events may or may not be related, both make clear why the Biden administration doesn’t want Arab-Israeli or Muslim-Israeli peace deals. The deals impede the administration’s efforts to empower Iran.
Biden’s declared goal vis-à-vis Iran is to restore Iranian compliance and US participation in the 2015 nuclear deal forged by the Obama administration. The so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action places temporary limitations on Iranian nuclear activities in exchange for a massive inflow of capital. To convince Iranian leader Ali Khamenei to get on board, the new administration has provided a near-continuous stream of concessions to Iran and its Yemeni proxy, the Houthis.
It removed the Houthis from the State Department’s list of foreign terror organizations and suspended arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The administration’s campaign against MBS is an obvious effort to unseat him and replace him with a less stridently anti-Iran leader. This week the administration’s green-lighted South Korea’s agreement to pay Iran some $7 billion in exchange for the release of a South Korean ship and its crew that Iran unlawfully seized and has held captive since early January.
Not only has Iran rejected America’s gestures it has escalated its rogue behavior. Iran is expanding its regional aggression and sprinting to the nuclear finish line. In recent weeks the Iranians attacked the Israeli embassy in New Delhi. They damaged an Israeli-owned ship in the Persian Gulf. And there is growing suspicion that the massive oil spill off Israel’s coast last month which caused massive ecological damage to marine life and to Israel’s coastline may have been an act of environmental terrorism carried out by a Libyan ship smuggling crude oil from Iran to Syria.
Iran’s Houthi proxies have expanded their missile strikes against Saudi Arabia since coming off the US. terror list. And while the US uses MBS’s alleged role in killing Khashoggi to justify downgrading its relations with Saudi Arabia, the Iranians are killing scores of democracy protesters in its Baluchistan province. Whereas Khashoggi was a former Saudi intelligence officer and ally of Osama bin Laden who was working with Qatar to undermine the Saudi regime at the time he was killed; the Baluchis are innocent civilians whose sole crime is opposing the repressive regime.
As far as Iran’s nuclear program is concerned, in recent days, the Iranians canceled snap inspections of their nuclear sites by UN nuclear inspectors. The International Atomic Energy Agency released a report accusing Iran of carrying out prohibited nuclear work at four undeclared nuclear sites. Khamenei has threatened to escalate Iran’s uranium enrichment levels to 60%. And rather than respond by escalating sanctions against Iran, the EU – presumably with US approval – has scrapped plans to condemn Iran for its illegal behavior at the IAEA’s Board of Governors’ meeting this week.
In a press briefing Monday, State Department Spokesman Ned Price said, “We seek to accomplish a great deal with the Saudis: To end the war in Yemen and ease Yemen’s humanitarian crisis; to use our leadership to forge ties across the region’s most bitter divide, whether that’s finding the way back from the brink of war with Iran into a meaningful regional dialogue or forging a historic peace with Israel.”
In other words, the administration holds the Saudis solely responsible for the war in Yemen. It also blames Saudi Arabia (and presumably, Israel, the UAE and Bahrain) for being at “the brink of war with Iran,” rather than blaming Iran for bringing the region to the “brink of war” through its terrorist aggression and illicit nuclear activities.
The order of Price’s “to-do” list made clear that reaching “a historic peace” between Israel and Saudi Arabia is the administration’s lowest priority.
Price served as National Security Council spokesman during the Obama administration. There he played a key role in marketing the JCPOA and developing what his colleague, then deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes referred to as the information “echo chamber” for selling the deal to ignorant reporters in Washington. Last year, in a speech before the National Iranian-American Council, (a group widely viewed as the Iranian regime’s unofficial lobby in Washington), Price said that a Biden administration would remove the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps from the State Department list of foreign terror groups.
Taken together, the administration’s moves make clear that beyond paying occasional lip service to the Abraham Accords, ending the Arab and Islamic world’s conflict with Israel and forging a wider peace between them is not a goal it wishes to pursue. Indeed, for Biden and his advisers, Arab-Israel peace is an impediment to their ideologically motivated efforts to empower the PLO and Iran.
Originally published in Israel Hayom.
by Tim Buck | Mar 4, 2021 | Isreal, Joe Biden, Peace Plan, Signs, Tim's Articles
“NATO Of The Middle East”
Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have been discussing expanding military cooperation in facing the common enemy of Iran.
All four countries are US allies and believe a nuclear Iran would be a major threat. The group has been closely eyeing the Biden administration’s plan to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal with great concern.
“There is much to be gained by expanding cooperation,” a source said. The remarks came following an article by World Jewish Congress president Ron Lauder in Arab News calling for a “NATO of the Middle East.”
Lauder said his contacts in Arab states viewed Israel as the only reliable ally against Iran, and vice versa. They are “contemplating the West’s inability to halt these belligerent, dangerous developments” of Iran resuming uranium enrichment and limiting International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors’ access to nuclear sites, he said.
“Facing the accelerating threat of a malevolent Iran and the weakness of a coronavirus-hit world, the path toward self-reliance seems also to be the only path forward,” Lauder wrote. “Israelis and Arabs should seize the opportunity to work together to save the Middle East from the looming catastrophe of extremism and nuclearization.
”Israel is in talks with the three Gulf states about a defense alliance, Israel’s i24 News reported last week. One early indicator of a possible defense alliance is that Israel did not object to the US selling F-35 fighter jets to the UAE, after the countries normalized ties as part of the Abraham Accords last year.
Under US law, Washington must make sure its weapons sales in the Middle East do not threaten Israel’s qualitative military edge in the region. Following meetings between Defense Minister Benny Gantz and his US counterpart at the time, Jerusalem gave the green light to sell the planes to Abu Dhabi.
Israel and the three Gulf states are discussing further security cooperation in the aftermath of the 2015 deal between world powers and Iran, which they felt does not prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon once the agreement expires.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and MBS, as the Saudi crown prince is known, secretly met in Neom, a planned futuristic-Saudi city on the Red Sea, last November.
In a move seen to please Iran, the Biden administration is now considering canceling the sale of the F-35 fighter jets to the UAE. It appears that the Middle East is dividing into two camps over the subject of Israel with the formation of pro-Israel and anti-Israel factions joining together.
Sadly, the anti-Israel Biden administration seems to be more comfortable aligning itself with Iran and the anti-Israel coalition.
by Tim Buck | Oct 27, 2020 | News, Peace Plan, Tim's Articles
President Trump has announced that Sudan has agreed to make peace with Israel, making it the first African nation and third Muslim Arab country to normalize ties as part of the US-brokered Abraham Accords peace deal since August.
During a call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sudan Sovereign Council president General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, Trump brought reporters into the Oval Office and announced: “The State of Israel and the Republic of Sudan have agreed to make peace.”
A senior Trump aide, Judd Deere, said that Sudan and Israel “have agreed to the normalization of relations.” “It is a new world,” Netanyahu said over the phone as Trump took questions.
If any other president had accomplished what President Trump has done in regards to peace in the Middle East, they would be a shoo-in for the Nobel Peace Prize, and perhaps a holiday in their honor. But because it’s Trump, the fake news media has to pretend it’s not happening.
But it is happening and it’s connected to bible prophecy and exciting to watch.
But the Abraham Accords is a blessing and a curse at the same time.
“For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.”
The Abraham Accords are following what Bible prophecy shows will ultimately become a pro-Israel Arab coalition that separates from the radical, anti-Israel Muslim countries.
The peace these Arab nations are making today with Israel is not the final peace deal that will be made between Antichrist and Israel found in Daniel 9:27 that triggers the start of the Tribulation.
The fact that we are so close to the Pre-tribulation Rapture and that we are seeing it all coming together is astonishing, to say the least.
President Trump may or may not be a godly man but he is definitely God’s man in the Whitehouse and the Lord is using him in remarkable ways to accelerate end time events.
For at least four years, The Lord has put him in office to fulfill the word of the Lord regarding the Jews and Israel, and you and I are watching the prophesies come to pass in speedy fashion, and right on time.
Please continue to Pray for President Trump and America that God will bless our country with four more years to continue his pro-Israel policies that align with Bible prophecy.