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The Arabs look to escalate outside the peace process, due to the drop of the settlement freeze by Israel.  Things are heating up, with threats by the Arabs to circumvent the peace process and request the UN recognize a separate Palestinian state…

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Arabs may ask UN to recognize Palestinian state

Egyptian FM says if West Bank settlement building continues, “the Arab League will study some other option aside from the peace process.”

BRUSSELS — Arab nations may seek UN recognition of a Palestinian state if Israel continues to build settlements in the West Bank, Egypt’s foreign minister said Friday.

Ahmed Aboul Gheit said an Arab League request to the UN may come next month.

“If Israel does not respect the settlements freeze,” Gheit said, “the Arab League will study some other option aside from the peace process such as going to the United Nations and ask for the recognition of the Palestinian state.”

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Israel offers a simple request, but rejected immediately…

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Netanyahu offers settlement freeze in return for recognition as Jewish state, Palestinians say no

Prime minister says Israel will extend settlement freeze if the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state, Abbas spokesman says ‘issue of Jewishness of the state has nothing to do with the matter.’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered Monday to halt settlement construction if the Palestinians were to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, but the Palestinian leadership was prompt to reject the proposal.

“If the Palestinian leadership will say unequivocally to its people that it recognizes Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, I will be ready to convene my government and request a further suspension,” Netanyahu said while speaking at the opening of the third session of the 18th Knesset.

“Just as the Palestinians expect us to recognize their state, we expect reciprocal treatment,” said Netanyahu.

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Bold statement again, it feels like we are accelerating in intensity, even though we are not making any progress.  Do you feel it too?

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Palestinian state within 2 months?

TEL AVIV – The White House is planning intensive Israeli-Palestinian talks that aim to create the borders of a future Palestinian state within two months, according to Palestinian Authority officials speaking to WND.

While such talks seem ambitious, the negotiations are timed around the possible acceptance by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of a two-month freeze-extension barring Jewish construction in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.

A PA source conceded the talks likely will not lead to an agreement within two months.

“The U.S. proposed intensive negotiations regarding borders, meaning in the coming two months borders will be clear and maybe even closed,” said the source. “It’s very ambitious and is a lot to expect.”

The U.S. called on Netanyahu to extend a freeze on settlement construction in the West Bank. As a U.S.-imposed precondition for negotiations, Netanyahu in late 2009 had agreed to a 10-month West Bank construction moratorium that expired at the end of last month.

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More dire predictions if the peace talks fail, the pressure, just as God predicted, is squarely on Israel.  All nations are aligning against her and applying pressure to give concessions.  It is amazing to see God’s Word come to life.

It is obvious that God’s will is driving much of this as logic is lost.  By simply building in their own country, they are causing terror and violence?  Really?  Does that make sense?

Remember these are all within their country, like suburbs here in the US.  Here is a map, from another posting.

Map: West Bank showing settlements and restricted areas

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Mubarak: Failure of talks will lead to terror, violence

PM Netanyahu reportedly set to convene “septet” of cabinet meetings to discuss the impasse in peace talks; Abbas and Mubarak to meet in Cairo

The failure of peace talks will result in widespread violence, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said in an interview with the journal of the Egyptian Armed Forces.  The report, published Tuesday, included the remarks made by the Egyptian leader to mark the 37th anniversary of the Yom Kippur war.

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Will we continue to have peace talks?  My guess is yes, I think this process will continue off and on until a completed plan is created.  It may then sit until the appointed time when the Antichrist will usher in “peace” via it’s signing.  I believe one of the speed bumps will be the Psalm 83 war, but none the less, it will be interesting to see what angle they use to continue them or if they really do stall.

One of the things I liked about this article is that it shows a map of the area and pin points all of the “settlements” (in the US we would call them suburbs) that are in question.  Check it out…

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Palestinians mull talks walk-out over settlements

The Palestinian leadership has said it will not continue peace talks with Israel unless a freeze on Jewish settlements in the West Bank resumes.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met political leaders after settlement building resumed this week.

“The leadership confirms that the resumption of talks requires tangible steps, the first of them a freeze on settlements,” said senior Palestinian official Yasser Abed Rabbo.

Israel said the talks should continue.

After the meeting of Palestinian leaders in Ramallah in the West Bank, Mr Abed Rabbo accused Israel of “obstructing the negotiations”.

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Update on the peace process, still deadlock and appears to hinge on settlement building freeze that is schedule to end tonight.

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Peace talks deadlocked as settlement freeze nears end

American negotiators holding intense discussions with Israelis and the Palestinians, but both parties remain locked in their positions.

The freeze on construction in West Bank settlements is due to end in less than 24 hours, potentially creating a crisis that could halt direct negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, and there is still no solution in sight.

American negotiators have been holding intense discussions with the Israelis and the Palestinians, but the parties are still locked in their positions.

The Americans are focusing their pressure on trying to get Israel to continue the construction moratorium.

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Peace process has hit its first snag, with all of the pressure turning on Israel and the eyes of the world on the settlement building freeze expiration date.  Just as God had prophesied!

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Mideast officials fly to US as talks crisis looms

Top Israeli and Palestinian officials on Sunday headed for the United States where they were expected to seek ways to break a deadlock over settlements which is threatening to sabotage peace talks.

Israeli President Shimon Peres left shortly after midnight on a four-day visit to coincide with the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, and a few hours later Defence Minister Ehud Barak set off for talks in Washington.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, currently in Amman, was also to fly to New York on Sunday evening for the annual sitting, with efforts under way to arrange a meeting with US President Barack Obama, a senior Palestinian official told AFP.

“There are also preparations for a meeting between (Israeli premier Benjamin) Netanyahu, Obama and Abbas,” he said. “There is an expectation that they will meet.”

Netanyahu’s office said he had no plans to fly to the United States this week, and would not say whether he would meet Abbas before the settlements freeze expires later this month.

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