February 26, 2014 by Debbie Smith
A senior Palestinian negotiator told WND reporter Aaron Klien that the Palestinian Authority has received a pledge from the Obama administration that by the end of 2014, the administration will issue an official declaration presenting general highlights of a Palestinian state.
Other sources are also reporting this leaked story.
According to the negotiator, the administration continues to work toward a preliminary outline of the deal by April. The current plan calls for a phased implementation of increased Palestinian authority during a three to five year period.
Eastern sections of Jerusalem would come under PA control, although the exact territories have yet to be defined.
Israel would be defined as “occupiers” in the Jordan Valley territory as well as in The West Bank, the negotiator stated.
U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, is calling for an international administrative mandate to control Holy Sites in east Jerusalem. The mandate could include a coalition of the Vatican and Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
Speculation over the role of the Vatican increased this week after a secretive meeting took place between the Jerusalem Municipality, The Prime Minister’s Office and senior Catholic officials. The Catholic delegation is reported to have pressed for control over the compound that houses the traditional “Hall of the Last Supper” – with some rumors that such a move could be linked in anticipation of Pope Francis visit to Israel in May.
It is expected that any proposal for a Palestinian state would be a temporary fix, lasting two to three years to allow for security arrangements to be ironed out between the Israeli’s and the Palestinians.
Recently, Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya ’alon characterized John Kerry’s pursuit of this deal as an “incomprehensible obsession”. Ya’alon has been harshly critical of Kerry’s” persistent effort’s to force Israel to surrender its land.
Perhaps Kerry’s “obsession” is due to statements by PA President Mahmoud Abbas suggesting that he will not negotiate past the April 29th deadline, if a framework agreement is not achieved.,
Currently, major sticking points between the Israeli’s and Palestinians are; borders, Jerusalem, return of Palestinian refugees, IDF presence in the West Bank, and the PA’s refusal to recognize Jewish statehood.
Nearly 3000 years ago, the prophet Joel under Divine inspiration recorded these words of warning for just such a time. “For behold in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will 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.”
The Bible is very clear on this matter; the Lord will judge all nations who divide his land, Israel.