Easier said than done (Christians in Defense of Israel)

From the desk of Mat Staver
Christians in Defense of Israel

Prince William doesn’t speak for the U.K. government, but he concurred with Mahmoud Abbas yesterday when the Palestinian Authority president reaffirmed his commitment to a two-state solution for Mideast peace.

“My sentiments are the same as yours in hoping that there is a lasting peace in the region,” the Prince told Abbas when they met in Ramallah yesterday, according to a Reuters report. 


“Abbas told the prince that Palestinians are ‘committed to the peace process with the Israelis, so both states could live peacefully together within the borders of 1967.'”

+ + Peace: It’s easier said than done.

Many world leaders advocate for a two-state solution–including the heads of Egypt and Jordan. But this so-called solution means Israel has to give up some of its land to gain a promise of peace. 

Palestinian Authority President Abbas says there is no deal that does not include eastern Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital. He has vowed that the P.A. flag would fly over “Jerusalem, eternal capital of the state of Palestine.”

“Land for peace” or the “two-state solution” is part of the not-yet-released peace plan developed by White House peace envoys Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, according to a report from the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. 

+ + Historically, land for peace deals have failed spectacularly, and will fail again.

But land for peace does not have a promising track record. In 2005, Gaza turned into a terror state ruled by Hamas after Israel disengaged during the “Gaza Expulsion.” It’s now a terrorist training ground and a hotbed of close-range terrorist attacks against Israel.

The proposed two-state solution also runs counter to God’s plan for His people, the Jews, to whom God gave, as he told Abraham, “the whole land of Canaan . . . as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you” (Gen 17:8).

+ + Learn why the “two-state solution” won’t work

I explain why this failed approach is a non-starter in my new booklet, Why the Two-State Solution Won’t Work . . . But What Could.  This timely look at the Arab-Israeli conflict highlights key factors blocking peace in the Middle East. And this new booklet also points to a possible solution.

Why the Two-State Solution Won’t Work . . . But What Could, shows you

  • Why every attempt since 1937 to swap land for peace between Jews and Arabs has proven fruitless, even catastrophic  
  • Why Palestinian leaders reject peace, even when offered almost everything they ask for 
  • What David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, considered the ultimate basis for the Jewish people’s claim to their ancient homeland 
  • What Ben-Gurion said about “land for peace” as a pathway to resolving the Israeli/Palestinian conflict 
  • What God Himself says about giving up His land to others
  • The surprising interactions between an African man of God and two recent Israeli prime ministers. The preacher warned them not to swap “land for peace.” They did and you’ll be intrigued by what followed. 

Get your copy of Why the Two-State Solution Won’t Work . . . But What Could when you respond with a gift to bless and defend Israel through the work of Christians in Defense of Israel.

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Thank you for your friendship and your love for Israel!

Mat Staver, President
Christians in Defense of Israel

P.S. We are delivering our recent “Middle East Peace” survey results to the White House, the State Department, and to Capitol Hill on Friday.   

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