A huge deployment of NATO troops in a future Palestinian state may prove crucial in countering fears it would become a base for attacks on Israel.
In the first new element to arise from the indirect proximity talks that began this week, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are reportedly prepared to consider the proposal.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to a deployment in talks with US special envoy George Mitchell yesterday, and the newspaper Israel Hayom reported that advisers to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had not dismissed the idea of foreign troops on the Palestinian side of a new border.
The paper said the proposal was the idea of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who suggested sending 40,000 troops to the Palestinian territories.
The report gained credibility as Israel Hayom is close to Mr Netanyahu, who has a good personal relationship with Mr Sarkozy.
The troops would be intended to guarantee that after an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, Islamic militants would be unable to smuggle weapons into a Palestinian state to attack Israel.
After yesterday’s meeting between Mr Abbas and Mr Mitchell, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat surprised many with an optimistic assessment that agreement could be reached on a Palestinian state in the four months allowed for the proximity talks.
“We are focusing on final-status issues like borders and security,” Mr Erekat said. “We hope that in the next four months we can achieve the two-state solution on the 1967 borders.”
Source: The Australian
The final rebellion might be the United Nations war on the Word of God. Israel is branded to be the obstacle to World Pace, not the violent religion of Islam.
The Bibles says that Israel will be betrayed by all nations, and the Jewish people left alone and defenseless.
By standing firm you will gain life.
“When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city.
How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people.
When the NATO troops are deployed around Jerusalem, nations like Islamic Turkey has the chance of get Islamic weapons pointing at all major Israeli cities.
When Western nations have accepted the Saudi «pace plan» for the Middle east, the Jewish people will be back behind the «Auswich line», the 1967 borders that never gave Israel peace.
When the IDF has been removed as the protector of the Jewish state, Israel will be at the mercy of NATO: The same forces that now works with «Taliban moderates» in Afghanistan, and «Muslim moderate» militias in Iraq. Nato member Turkey is holding military drills with Syria.
Now, the final anti-Messiah will enter Jerusalem, and set him self up on the Temple Mount and to be worshiped of millions of «friends of Israel». But the NATO-forces has brought a false «peace». The Jewish people has been trapped, and only the return of the Messiah Jesus will save them.
1 Thessalonians 5:3
While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.