The Lebanese government has put the process to form full diplomatic relations with what it is calling the state of Palestine and is elevating the office of the PLO in Beirut to the status of an embassy.
The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) is regarded by the Arab League as the sole representative of the Palestinian people and the PLO is currently headed by Mahmoud Abbas who is also the President of the PA that is located in Israel. Lebanon believes that the show of support Abbas who is facing tough times due to a split in the Palestinian people and a running battle between Fatah and Hamas, that this support will help Abbas.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
An Arab nation, Lebanon recognizing the state of Palestine is in lockstep with Bible prophecy for the Last Days.
Even though there has never been a state of Palestine, for the seventy years the Middle East leaders have been calling for the Jewish people to give the state of Palestine back to the Palestinian people. Someone said, "If you tell a lie long enough, it seems to become what people consider the true". Now, Lebanon is helping to continue that lie. Every Middle East peace process that has been tried has also called for the two-state solution, Israel and Palestine. A study of history will not reveal a state of Palestine, however it will reveal the Ottoman Empire controlling the place today called Israel from 1515 to 1917. Then, the British took control of the area until the UN granted the Jewish people a state called Israel.
The ancient Jewish prophets Malachi, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Obadiah all reveal that in the Last Days the Edomites, descendants of Esau, the Palestinian people today would rise up and build a nation even with specific borders, Ezekiel 35, Jeremiah 49, Malachi 1 and Obadiah.
Lebanon's recognition of the state of Palestine is indeed a step closer to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.