Important results (Christians in Defense of Israel)

From the desk of Mat Staver
Christians in Defense of Israel

The results of Christians in Defense of Israel's Middle East Peace survey are in. The findings are interesting as they indicate the thinking of thousands of friends of Israel. 

Do you believe that a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians is achievable?
Yes 10.6%;   No  82.3%;   No Opinion  7.1%
 
Do you believe that the Palestinians and Hamas will ever accept the existence of the Jewish state of Israel and agree to peace with it in both words and actions?
Yes  2.9%;    No  94.6%;   No Opinion  2.4%
 
Do you agree with President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the eternal and undivided capital of Israel?
Yes  99.2%;   No  0.4%;   No Opinion  0.3%
 
Do you believe that Israel should concede and allow Jerusalem to be divided between Israel and the Palestinians?
Yes  1.2%;    No  96.9%;   No Opinion  1.8%
 
Do you agree that the American Embassy should have been moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem?
Yes  98.2%;   No  0.7%;   No Opinion  1.1%
 
Are you concerned about American taxpayer dollars being used by the Palestinian Authority to brainwash young Palestinians to hate the Jewish people and to pay terrorists to ruthlessly murder Israelis and Americans?
Yes  98.8%;   No  1.1%;   No Opinion  0.2%
 
Do you think God's promise to Abraham in Gen. 12:3, "I will bless those who bless you," applies today to America, as a nation, and to your own individual life?
Yes  97.2%;   No  1.0%;   No Opinion  1.8%

We plan to deliver the survey findings to the Trump administration, State Department officials, and to key pro-Israel lawmakers shortly, before the release of President Trump's peace plan, which may come soon.

+ + President Trump's Peace Plan

I want you to know I would dearly love to see peace come to the Middle East.  Momentum for the plan is clearly building. But if a recent leak is true, President Trump's peace plan is already heading down the wrong road.  

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, a well-respected Israeli think tank, revealed details of the plan last Thursday. Citing unnamed senior Palestinian Authority sources who learned about the plan from Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the JCPA reported these details about the proposal:

"the Gaza Strip will be declared an independent state together with parts of the West Bank, excluding east Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. The Palestinian capital will be located in the Jerusalem suburb of Abu Dis, along with several Arab neighborhoods in northern Jerusalem." 

You may or may not be familiar with all this geography, but here's the bottom line. If this leak is correct, Trump's peace plan calls for Israel to surrender land God gave to Israel — "parts of the West Bank," for example — in exchange for peace. 

It's a formula called "land for peace" or the "two-state solution." And it has me highly concerned. I explain the reasons in my new booklet, Why the Two-State Solution Won't Work . . . But What Could. I invite you to request it when you give today to defend Israel through the work of Christians in Defense of Israel. 

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. I think you'll find it fascinating. 

+ + Learn why the "two-state solution" won't work

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. 

I invite you to request Why the Two-State Solution Won't Work . . . But What Could when you respond with a gift of support to bless and defend Israel through the work of Christians in Defense of Israel.

Thank you for your friendship and your love for Israel!

Mat Staver, President
Christians in Defense of Israel