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Israel facing 'diplomatic tsunami' with Arab neighbors...
The king described a recent conversation he held in the US with "one of the Israeli intellectuals" who commented on events in the Arab world, arguing that they were good for Israel. "I replied and said that it was the opposite and that Israel's situation today is more difficult than ever before."
Abdullah reiterated that his country would not serve as an "alternative homeland to the Palestinians (ynetnews)."
The attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo has brought into sharp relief Israel's increasing isolation in a still region grappling with the changes of the Arab Spring.
Israel was forced to evacuate its ambassador and most of its diplomatic staff from Cairo this weekend after hundreds of Egyptian protesters tore down a security wall protecting the Nile-side embassy, ransacked its files and burned an Israeli flag. It came less than a week after Turkey, Israel's other major ally in the Muslim world, announced it was expelling the Israeli ambassador and downgrading its relationship to the lowest possible level after a deadly skirmish involving a Turkish aid vessel that was attempting to deliver supplies in defiance of Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.
With another potential predicament brewing later this month when the Palestinians are expected to request membership and statehood at the United Nations, Israeli-Arab relations appear to be plunging to their lowest point in years.
"Within a week Israel has found itself two friends down and about to face a so-called diplomatic tsunami with the Palestinians," said one European envoy in Jerusalem, who spoke on condition of anonymity under diplomatic protocol.
"I would be nervous if I was an Israeli diplomat today (mcclatchy)."
This is a scenario that looks to be shaping up for a Middle East showdown sooner rather than later. Jordan, a supposed peace partner with Israel, showed their true feelings toward Israel today telling the world they believed Palestine had a much more secure future than Israel. Human logical would certainly lead one to agree given the present climate and circumstances. However, the Bible paints a very different long-term future for Israel. In fact, Zechariah 12:2-3 says, "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." Based on the 100% reliability of the Bible, I would have to conclude that the Islamic world is in for a very destructive and shocking future.
I look for both Jordan and Egypt to break their peace agreements with Israel in the very near future. They are likely to do so when Israel refuses to honor the UN recognition of a Palestinian state (May 21st) or they may wait for the next regional war. It's coming, and sooner than you may think.
As I continue to follow the ever changing direction of the Middle East, I am convinced we are heading toward something of epic proportions. Will September 21st be a day of prophetic significance? I have to believe, if there ever was a day, that would be one of them.
Breaking News: Russia will support the Palestinian bid to win UN statehood despite resistance from Israel and the United States, Moscow's ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday (Breitbart).
This is a significant endorsement just days before this crucial vote. With China already on board, and both France and the UK debating over their direction, I wouldn't rule out the US abstaining. They (US) could be on the verge of cutting their losses with Israel and using this opportunity to win favor with the Islamic world.
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