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Peace process update, rough waters, but remaining surprisingly focused for all of the tension and violence surrounding effort.

God predicted that Jerusalem would be the center of the worlds focus in the last days.

The prophet Zechariah foresaw this event centuries ago:

“I will make Jerusalem and Judah like an intoxicating drink to all the nearby nations that send their armies to besiege Jerusalem. On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone, a burden for the world. None of the nations who try to lift it will escape unscathed.” Zechariah 12:2-3 (NLT)

Since 1967 when the Israelis retook Jerusalem in the Six Day War, the division of Jerusalem and ownership of the Temple Mount in particular, have been a source of countless U.N. resolutions, diplomatic crises, and calls for war.

Is it not even more so today?  It has not always been this way…


US says talks progress, Palestinians threaten walk-out

The United States said Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Wednesday moved toward resolving their row over settlements but the Palestinians kept up the threat to walk out of the new peace talks.

In negotiations brokered by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas were having a “serious and substantive” discussion, US envoy George Mitchell said.


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