Today, it’s generally thought that the Palestinians will win U.N. recognition as a state in a General Assembly vote. However, Israel and the United States warn that this could delay hopes of an independent Palestinian state most likely achieved through peace talks with Israel.
Israel’s closest ally, the United States, mounted an aggressive campaign to head off the General Assembly vote. The Palestinians turned to the Assembly after the U. S. announced it would veto their bid last fall. It’s felt that there should be no full U.N. membership until there is a peace deal with Israel.
Political, social and even military methods will unlikely garner true and lasting peace between the Palestinians and Israel. Although both count the Old Testament’s Abraham as the father of their nation, the Biblical book of Genesis states that the child of Promise comes through the line of Issac, not Ishmael.
“As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and will make him fruitful and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. But My covenant I will establish with Isaac …” Genesis 17:20, 21
Detractors would state the opposite. So, that leaves you and me with a decision. Do we recognize the line of Promise that found its fulfillment Jesus … or not?
Supporting the Savior’s, PJ