Feb 18, 2009

As the Race for the Next PM of Israel Heats Up, One Candidate Says Israel Must Give Up Half of Land

By Jimmy DeYoung

Two Israeli political leaders are vying for the position of Prime Minister (PM) in the next Israeli government, the present Foreign Minister (FM) Tzipi Livni, head of the Kadima political party and the former PM Benjamin Netanyahu, head of the Likud party.

Both candidates are doing everything they can to gain the support of the smaller political parties to be able to form a coalition government.

Netanyahu has taken a hard line stand and said there will be no division of the city of Jerusalem and no unilateral pull back from the territories, in particular, the area of Judea and Samaria which is a large piece of real estate in the center of Israel that Tzipi Livni says must be given back in order to achieve peace with the Palestinians. The amount of land Livni is ready to give up is actually half the land of Israel and is the very biblical heartland of the Jewish people of which a portion is the Temple Mount, sacred to all Jews everywhere.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

For a PM of Israel to agree to give up half the state itself and in particular, the biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria is an affront to the God of the Jewish people.

For almost two decades, there has been in play in the Middle East peace process, the concept of land for peace. In other words, the Jews give up some of their God-given land and the Palestinians will give the Jews peace. This concept has never worked and will not work in the future. There are several reasons this approach will not work including the pre-written history of Bible prophecy for the Jewish state in the future.

God told the Jewish people the land they live on today and ten times that land will actually not be Jewish land, but God's land (Leviticus 25:23). And the Jews will only live on the land as caretakers. God promised the land they now occupy and much more in the Land Covenant found in Deuteronomy 30; however, that land only comes to the Jewish people in the Kingdom Period to come, Ezekiel 47 and 48.

No Israeli PM has the right to give up half the land Israel has today or in the future.