The “Arab street” is extremely upset at U.S. President Barack H. Obama after he called for direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and for his references to Israel as the “historic homeland” of the Jewish people. As a result, Arab youth in the entire Muslim world plan to show their anger at mass protests on Friday, the PA’s Ma’an news agency reported.
On Friday, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas plans to ask the U.N. Security Council to recognize an Arab state in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. Israel is prepared for major unrest, as Arabs in PA cities plan to rally and celebrate, although the PA has said that they will ensure that the rallies remain peaceful, and that Arab mobs do not attack nearby Jewish towns.
But the Ma’an news story could mean that things may indeed get out of hand. According to the report, millions of Arabs will protest in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, and Libya, in support of the PA’s statehood bid. Arab youth, the report said, are especially disappointed in Obama’s apparent embracing of Israel’s position that the border must be the result of negotiations, which means that he does not intend to impose on Israel a withdrawal to the 1948 armistice lines, as he had outlined in previous speeches.
In the speech, Obama praised the “Arab Spring” revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, as well as the ejection of Muammar Qaddafi from Libya. Top PA negotiator Yasser Abed Rabbo said that PA Arabs were also “very disappointed” in Obama’s call for negotiations with Israel, as contrasted with his praise for the Arab uprisings. “We expected to hear that the freedom of the Palestinian people was the key for the Arab Spring,” he said.
Zechariah 12:2,3 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.
Joel 3:1-3 For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land. They have cast lots for My people, have given a boy as payment for a harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they may drink.
Comment by Wickus:
Reports state that France and the US will be stalling the PA statehood bid and they will do anything in their power to not get it approved by the UN. Politics is a dirty game. Whatever their reasons are, the odds are that they want to stall the process not for their love of Israel, but for some self gain hidden agenda.
The news article posted shows what we may expect in the near future if the PA bid is unsuccessful. The Arab world is bomb that just needs a spark to blow. They all have just one vision, to get Israel of the map. My guess is that if the PA bid does not succeed there will be a bigger Arab and Israel spring that can lead to war. Many (including myself) are wondering of there may be a PS 83/Is 17 war in the near future.
Soon we will know. This generation shall not pass away before everything is fulfilled, and this generation is on its last legs.