Arab citizens of Israel, who number nearly two million, are up in arms about U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan for Middle East peace, which proposes including some of their communities in a future Palestinian state. Pictured: Residents of the Arab-Israeli town of Baqa al-Gharbiya protest the Trump peace plan, on February 1, 2020. (Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images)
“He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.”
Genesis 16:12 — New International Version
“He shall be a wild donkey of a man, his hand against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he shall dwell over against all his kinsmen.”
Genesis 16:12 — English Standard Version
And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
Genesis 16:12 — King James Version
“This man will be like a wild donkey. His hand will be against everyone, and everyone’s hand will be against him; he will settle near all his relatives.”
Genesis 16:12 — Christian Standard Bible Version
Below my comments is another secular article by an educated in the world, acclaimed journalist. An award winning journalist of the world. Educated in liberalism. Educated in the ways and words of man, but clearly not in the inerrant, infallible Word of God. No matter the translation the words all lead to the same course, the same “man” the same “history.” Sadly, the world mocks, denies, downright spits upon the truth and history that has and is clearly revealed to any and all who would but look, listen, use the brain God gave them and be objective and honest in all things — rather than adhering to the distracting lies the darkness of this world has taught them regarding Israel, the Arabs, Jews and Islamists, the half-brothers Isaac and Ishmael — which this is all about. Has always been about. Will always be about until Jesus the Lord returns a second time.
The world, all these so-called educated, learned, progressive, liberal and conservative alike men and women immersed in the cesspool of worldly teachings utterly ignoring the Word of God, vainly imagining themselves to be bathed instead in a clear solution conceived within their evil minds are convinced they will be the ones to bring peace in the Middle East. They, their plan, those they follow and serve will be the answer! The final solution!
Final solutions have been given throughout history. To disastrous, heinous, sickening results. Because some men insist they know, they are correct in their assumptions and they can bring about things which have never been able to be brought about. They all ignore and deny God while using His name in vain in their efforts.
Read slowly and carefully the assembly of the following words and take them to heart and believe them. Not because I am writing them. But because they are true according to the inerrant, infallible living and active Word of God;
There will be no peace. There will be no peace. There will be no peace in the Middle East. There will be no peace between the descendants of the half-brothers Isaac (all the Jews) and Ismael (all the Arab / Islamists). No peace at all. Oh, there will be a cunningly deceptive false peace treaty struck that will last 3 and a half years, between the Antichrist and the leaders, the people of Israel, who in their stiff-necked blindness and following the world rather than God will jump at the proposed peace treaty with the Antichrist — who is merely setting them up to bring about greater atrocities than those seen and known in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s.
Not one worldly writer, journalist, so-called news person gets it. Knows. Is reporting the truth, the facts. Because they all deny the truth, the history, the clear facts revealed throughout history and glaringly clear revelations of our time — which are all clearly, easily seen and understood within the Word of God.
If only they would see. If only they would believe.
Yet they, and the vast majority of the world refuse and never will. If they believe in God at all they believe in the lies they have been indoctrinated with and the false teachers they have turned to, and the growing pagan / New Age doctrines and all the antichrists among us in these last of the last days, such as Aaron Rogers has, he a perfect example of modern-day man and woman. A minister of the devil appearing as an angel of light and wisdom while only speaking lies leading to destruction. Speaking in total ignorance furthering the work of the master they serve — the devil.
The Scriptures, the Word of God is not only the book leading to forgiveness, mercy, salvation, eternal life through belief and obeying, serving Jesus Christ the Lord — the Holy Bible is THEE MOST ACCURATE and REVEALING HISTORY book ever written on earth. And the one the vast majority discount, refuse, deny, mock and spit upon. They follow and believe the myths, the lies of men and women, of this world while they turn around and call the truth and revealed history of the Word of God a myth!
Oh, the irony.
Oh, the sadness in such things!
If you are a professed Christian yet believe in error some man, some woman, some government can bring about peace in the Middle East between Israel and its neighbors who loathe and desire nothing more than for her and all her Jews to be removed from the face of the earth, or if you are a heathen, an unbeleiver in God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the inerrant, infallible living and active Word of God? And you desire the truth? The facts? The REAL history? The how and why there never will be any peace in the Middle East until Jesus Christ returns? That what has been taking place over the past 6,000 plus years is the longest running, greatest, worldwide, most important family feud in history? Then I humbly ask you to take the time to read the following with an open heart, an open and willing spirit and mind to learn and know the truth, if for the first time in your life.
Presidents, Prime Ministers, politicians, academics, egoists, common men and women, varied and diverse peoples in many places vainly, ignorantly imagine that sitting down and having a rational, logical, resonable talk and laying out clear plans showing how good, how much better things can be, how peace can work will be embraced by the descendants of Ismael. They never will. Ever. No matter how strong, how brilliant the people proposing it might think themselves, or the people of the world think of them nor how good the plan appears. There never will be peace between the offspring of the half-brothers Isaac and Ishmael.
Read, come to learn, know and keep in your heart the when, the where, the why and the whom as to the how and why of this very day and the days yet to come before the Day of the Lord. Then do something about it all;
Believe, read, study, pray upon all the rest of God’s inerrant, infallible living and active Word. Become a true disciple of Jesus Christ, living in Christ and He in you, in the truth of the Holy Spirit and Scriptures.
Be a genuine child of God. Be a true willing obedient servant of Jesus Christ the Lord. For that is what a Christian is. Reading, studying, praying upon and believing the whole, every word within the Word of God and having God as our Father, Jesus as our Lord, we being God’s children and the servants of Jesus. It begins and grows from there. Do something…
While God and Jesus bless you with your next breath, your next heartbeat. For the days grow shorter and each one reading this is one day, one hour closer to eternity than they were yesterday, or last week.
Now is not the time to postpone, to deny, to treat the truth of Scripture as myth and the lies of the world as fact; to continue to be ensnared, enslaved to this world and its lies and deceptions serving, obeying who has dominion over it for a season (the devil). Everyone vainly images they are free!? Yet every single person each moment of each day is serving somebody, something. Each one of us, as the Bob Dylan song says serves somebody. It may be the devil, or it may be the Lord, but we all serve somebody. And when all is peeled back, all is made clear we each either serve this world and Satan — or we serve God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Having God as our Father. Jesus as our Saviour and Lord of our lives. Placing all our trust in the Holy Spirt to indwell and help us each day we’re blessed with as we immerse ourselves in the pure living waters of God’s Word rather than the cesspool of vanity, lies, deception and darkness this world manufactures and sells to the majority.
ACP — A Crooked Path
Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
The Real Reason Arabs in Israel Do Not Want to Live in ‘Palestine’
- Why are the 250,000 Arab Israelis living in the Triangle area strongly opposed to the idea of becoming part of a Palestinian state?
- Many Arab citizens of Israel see how Palestinians living under the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip are subject to human rights violations on a daily basis.
- What the Arab citizens of Israel need now is to elect new leaders who will promote coexistence between Arabs and Jews in Israel, and not engage in anti-Israel rhetoric and actions.
- Some of the leaders of the Arab citizens of Israel, particularly a number of Knesset members, have been acting against the interests of their constituents. It is almost as if these purported leaders represent the PA and Hamas instead of the Arab Israelis who voted for them with the hope that they would work to solve problems confronting their communities, such as unemployment.
- The Arab citizens of Israel need real leaders who properly represent them in the Knesset and build — not destroy — bridges with Jews. Let the protests on the streets of Arab Israeli communities against becoming part of a Palestinian state serve as a fair warning to Israeli Arab leaders: stand by your people, or get out of the way.
|Arab citizens of Israel, who number nearly two million, are up in arms about US President Donald Trump’s plan for Middle East peace, which proposes including some of their communities in a future Palestinian state. Pictured: Residents of the Arab-Israeli town of Baqa al-Gharbiya protest the Trump peace plan, on February 1, 2020. (Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images)|
Arab citizens of Israel, who number nearly two million, are up in arms about US President Donald Trump’s plan for Middle East peace, which proposes including some of their communities in a future Palestinian state. Since the unveiling of the plan, thousands of Arabs have been demonstrating to express their rejection of the idea of placing them under the sovereignty of a Palestinian state.
Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” plan proposes land swaps that could include both populated and unpopulated areas. It suggests that the so-called Triangle area in Israel, consisting of several Arab communities “which largely self-identify as Palestinian, become part of the State of Palestine.” The plan points out that the Arab communities “were originally designated to fall under Jordanian control during the negotiations of the Armistice Line of 1949, but ultimately were retained by Israel for military reasons that have since been mitigated.”
Why are the 250,000 Arab Israelis living in the Triangle area strongly opposed to the idea of becoming part of a Palestinian state?
The main reason Arabs in Israel are afraid of becoming Palestinian citizens is because they know that that that the Palestinian state will be anything but democratic. Many Arab citizens of Israel see how Palestinians living under the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip are subject to human rights violations on a daily basis.
In Israel, Arab citizens participate in the general elections and have their own representatives in the Knesset. In the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Palestinians have been deprived of free and fair elections since January 2006.
The continued power struggle between the PA and Hamas has denied Palestinians the right to vote for new members of their parliament, the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). In addition, Palestinians have been denied the right to vote for a new president since January 2005, when Mahmoud Abbas was elected for a four-year term of office. Last month, Abbas entered the 16th year of the same term.
In light of the ongoing dispute between the PA and Hamas, the prospects of holding new presidential or parliamentary elections remain zero.
While Palestinians have not had a functioning parliament since 2007, when Hamas violently seized control of the Gaza Strip after overthrowing Abbas’s PA regime, Israel’s Arab citizens continue to run in elections for the Knesset. The current Knesset has 14 Arab parliamentarians.
Apart from the issue of elections, though, Arab citizens of Israel are mainly worried about having to live in a Palestinian state that suppresses public freedoms, including freedom of speech and the media.
Hardly a day passes without the Arab citizens of Israel hearing about the harsh conditions the Palestinians face under the PA in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian journalists, human rights activists, political activists and university students are targeted by the PA and Hamas on a regular basis.
That is what Israel’s Arab citizens are afraid of.
A recent report by the West Bank-based Committee of the Families of Political Prisoners revealed that the PA security forces have arrested dozens of university students in the past few months because of their political activities. The report documented at least 619 violations against university students by the PA security forces in the past two years.
Arab students who are citizens of Israel, meanwhile, are free to hold protests on campuses there without having to worry about being arrested or summoned for interrogation. Last week, for example, Arab students at Tel Aviv University demonstrated against the Trump plan, chanting “Palestine is Arab, from the [Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] sea.”
Palestinian Arab university students, however, who are not citizens of Israel, and who live in the Palestinian areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, can only envy the Arab Israeli students who are free to hold political activities on campus. Another recently published report revealed that several students arrested by the PA security forces have been brutally tortured. Most of the arrests took place at An-Najah University, the largest university in the West Bank city of Nablus, according to the report.
Palestinian students living in the Gaza Strip under Hamas, where virtually everyone is Arab and not a citizen of Israel, have fared no better. Hamas security forces have been regularly raiding university campuses and arresting students and teachers because of their political activities. One of the campuses that has been frequently targeted by Hamas is Al-Azhar University in Gaza City. In November 2019, Hamas security forces also raided Palestine University in the northern Gaza Strip and arrested several students who were preparing to hold a political rally on campus.
While in Israel, Arab citizens are free to criticize the Israeli government and leaders, Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip who speak out against the PA or Hamas often find themselves behind bars.
In the West Bank, for example, a professor who dares to criticize Abbas could find himself in detention for several days. Professor Abdel Sattar Qassem, an outspoken critic of Abbas, was accused in 2016 of “insulting” Abbas and held in detention for several days. Palestinian journalist Majdoleen Hassouneh was also accused of “insulting” Abbas on Facebook.
In the Gaza Strip, Hamas has arrested hundreds of its political opponents in the past few years. Even Palestinian comedians who make sarcastic remarks about Hamas have become regular targets of Hamas’s crackdown on freedom of speech. Recently, Hamas security forces arrested comedian Adel Mashoukhi after he posted a video on social media mocking the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip.
It is no wonder, then, that Israel’s Arab citizens are extremely concerned about the prospect of living under a Palestinian state controlled by the PA and Hamas under some potential land transfer. These Arab citizens of Israel know that once they become citizens of a Palestinian state, they will meet the same fate of the Palestinians living under the PA and Hamas. Some of the leaders of the Arab community in Israel are even calling the idea of having to live under a Palestinian state as a “nightmare that cannot be implemented.”
The Arab Israelis’ protests are seen as a message to the world that they prefer to continue living in Israel and not under another Arab dictatorship. A survey conducted by The Israel Democracy Institute in 2017 showed that 66% of Arab Israelis see Israel’s overall situation as “good” or “very good.”
Another poll, conducted by Professor Sami Samuha of the University of Haifa, 68.3% of Israel’s Arab citizens said they preferred to live in Israel than in other countries. Samuha said that among the Arab citizens, “there is acknowledgment of convenience, freedom and stability in the State of Israel.”
“In Israel, there are a lot of benefits and a modern way of life, as well as economic and political stability. You can’t compare the lives of Arabs [in Israel] to that of Arabs in Palestine, Lebanon or Egypt. There is also the element that in Israel there is no concern of an Islamist takeover.”
What the Arab citizens of Israel need now is to elect new leaders who will promote coexistence between Arabs and Jews in Israel, and not engage in anti-Israel rhetoric and actions.
Some of the leaders of the Arab citizens of Israel, particularly a number of Knesset members, have been acting against the interests of their constituents. It is almost as if these purported leaders represent the PA and Hamas instead of the Arab Israelis who voted for them with the hope that they would work to solve problems confronting their communities, such as unemployment.
The Arab citizens of Israel need real leaders who properly represent them in the Knesset and build — not destroy — bridges with Jews. Let the protests on the streets of Arab Israeli communities against becoming part of a Palestinian state serve as a fair warning to Israeli Arab leaders: stand by your people, or get out of the way.
Khaled Abu Toameh, an award-winning journalist based in Jerusalem, is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at Gatestone Institute.