Peace Noose

The graphics on these pages first appeared in Unity Coalition for Israel Newsletter – thanks, Esther Levens.

The maps depict the Road to Peace Plan for a Palestinian Arab state. Look at them closely, you will see the noose around Israel’s neck and the noose around Jerusalem.

Before George W. Bush became president, he viewed Israel from the air. When he saw the 9-mile strip, he said “There are driveways in Texas longer than that!” Is this the same man that wants that same “driveway” to return? Israel’s pre-1967 borders were termed by the late Labor party leader, Abba Eban, as, “The Auschwitz borders,” due to their vulnerability to Arab attacks.

Some are too young to remember. Some don’t want to remember. But some of us can’t forget how Israel fought for her independence, and was threatened annihilation in all the wars, yet miraculously survived in spide of many odds.

My first visit to Israel was December 1964 and January 1965. As we approached Jerusalem, the visible borders separating the Arab Palestinians from the Jerusalem Jewish population was distinctly clear.  (Before Israel became a state, Jews also were called “Palestinians”.) It was called “The Green Line” and it literally was. Brown desolate desert on the Arab side and green fields and gardens on the Israeli side. The city itself was divided by an ugly wall and “no man’s land.” I could not visit the old city, the Mount of Olives and many Biblical places I longed to see. One could feel the “noose.”

Later we road the train from Tel Aviv to Haifa. At one point the conductor said, “Don’t stick your arm out over the border!” The view out the window to the East was the mountains of Ephraim.

We stayed overnight on a kibbutz near the Sea of Galilee. Above us were the Golan Heights occupied by Syria who regularly shelled Israeli farmers in the fields and fishermen on the sea.

The present “Peace Plan” is supposed to have “secure and defensible borders” for Israel. These are the same borders that produced the 1967 war. The so-called “West Bank” was not in Israel’s hands then, so it did not cause the war! And certainly the borders were not secure and defensible at that time. What has happened to the power of reason? The heart of the Land of Israel is the mountains. If an enemy is there, how can Hiafa, Tel Aviv or any city in Israel be secure? And the call to “Push Israel into the Sea” grows louder. “No Jews Allowed” – Justice means “just us.” Nazi mentality is still alive – but not well.

What will happen now? Will the noose around Jerusalem and Israel be tightened and destroy the State created for the Jews to have a homeland so that never again would there be a Holocaust?

Listen Up!  There really IS a peace plan and it will work! In contrast to this darkness we see today, eternal words in the Book of books gives the sure plan.

Psalm 106:16, “When the Lord shall build up Zion” — That barren terrain around Jerusalem now is filled with housing for vibrant communities of Jewish immigrants coming home from all nations. Many are refugees from Arab countries where all was taken from them and they arrived in Israel with literally only the clothes on their backs. The rest of the verse in Psalms says, “He shall appear in His glory,” Question: What makes glory glorious? Justice, peace, prosperity, everything good is wrapped up in one word: LOVE –  the great commandment and golden rule.

Projected Jerusalem noose.

Sixty years ago Israel became a sovereign nation again after 2500 years. “Who hath heard such a thing? Who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.” Please note the following verse cancels out a late term abortion: “Shall I bring to the birth and not cause to bring forth? Saith the LORD; shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God” (Isaiah 66:8,9).

The prophetic promises go on and on. Do read and study them and you will have an encouraged heart. – Editor