By Terry James
We have watched over the past months while Israel’s Islamist neighbors have ignited in revolutionary fervor. They surround that tiny country, their dictatorial governments in chaos. Because they have been in a constant rage against Israel since its rebirth into modernity in 1948, blood-vowed to erase that nation from the earth, the sudden pyrotechnics within their ranks makes the Middle East the true powder keg it has been designated since the end of World War II. Diplomatic powers that be are focused on the region as intensely as ever in history.
Great concern for petroleum interests has thrust those in high places into the fray in ways only they can intervene. The global monetary masters have begun to surround the beleaguered Jewish state much in the way that Israel’s hate-filled Arab enemies surround that country. Their cordon consists of economic strength – not as overtly threatening as the collective military machinery of the nations that have combined to come against them in 1948, 1956, 1967, and 1973, but threatening nonetheless.
Two institutions representing the global economic hierarchy have weighed in on the matter most pressing with regard to what I will term "Israel vs. the world." I’m referring to the potential violence wrapped up in the so-called “two-state-solution” controversy. I believe that the monetary factors at the heart of the pressures now being exerted make up the nucleus of Zechariah’s prophecy. It is a prophecy we have looked at often:
The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. 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.(Zechariah 12:1-3)The international community, in the form of what is called the Quartet, has for years been pressuring other Israeli governments and now the Benjamin Netanyahu government to discontinue building settlements in the areas of contention around Jerusalem. The U.S., UN, European Union, and Russia continue to insist that Israel come to the table of peace - it seems to me - on terms favorable to the Palestinian Authority (PA).
The “Roadmap to Peace” is in reality – again, in my view — a blueprint for bringing down Israel’s guard against an ever-tightening semicircle of hostile Islamist governments that want to push all Israeli Jews into the Mediterranean. That semicircle is now made more portentous by the fall of Egypt to Israel’s south, Egypt now likely to fall into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The two institutions that give the international community its true power and authority as the Quartet and others join in tightening the circle against Israel are the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and The World Bank. Global economic authority is the real power behind the power. These have made their intentions known.
The World Bank has strongly supported the recognition of an independent Palestinian state following the backing by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
In a Thursday report, the World Bank compared core Palestinian institutions favorably with those in established countries.Israel insists that unless issues concerning borders and security are settled, there can be no Palestinian state. The PA is threatening to apply for Palestinian statehood with the UN, the organization filled with representative nations heavily against Israel and in favor of Islamist causes.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) announced that it intends to work on the recognition of an independent Palestinian state at the UN General Assembly this September.
More than 100 countries have so far officially recognized Palestine as a state based on the 1967 borders, boundaries that existed before Israel captured East al- Quds (Jerusalem), the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. ("World Bank Supports Palestinian State, PressTV, 4/12/11)
Such an approval by that world body – creating a Palestinian state without Israel’s participation in the process - would put the Jewish nation in direct conflict with the great majority of countries of the world if Israel refused to allow the new Palestinian state to take over territory Israel considers its own. Some – including this writer — believe that part of the recent intervention by nations against the Libyan regime of Muammar Gaddafi was designed to create precedence for a future such international community intervention. Such an action against Israel thus might be considered justifiable in the minds of the globalist monetary masters wanting to create a Palestinian state so as to control Middle East petroleum assets. Zechariah's prophecy continues to take shape.
Egypt, inevitably, begins to go the way of radical Islam - Hot Air
Egypt in Talks With IMF, World Bank on Loans, Radwan Says - Bloomberg
Donors look to Palestine state late this year - The Nation
Muslim Brotherhood Proclaim True Intentions in Egypt - NewsMax.com
Thousands demand overthrow of Assad after deaths - Stuff