JPost: “There is “no way” Abbas was quoted as saying by Palestinian news agency WAFA.
Netanyahu most recently repeated his request for recognition during his speech at AIPAC’s 2014 Policy Conference on Tuesday. “Recognize it. No excuses. No delays. It’s time.”
Opinion: Listen carefully, do you hear any condemnation from Secretary Kerry or the president? Nothing, nada, zip, which is precisely why Abbas can get away with the charade. One demand, only one, and he’ll have an Arab state with its capital in Jerusalem.
But he won’t do it.
Yet just a few days ago it was President Obama pressuring Prime Minister Netanyahu. President Obama said Israel will have to make tough choices, adding … if not now, when?
But no such demands are made on the descendants of Esau.
This is a very old feud. It began in Abraham’s (Genesis 25:23) own family: “And the LORD said unto her (Rebekah, wife of Isaac) two nations are in your womb, and two manner of people shall be born of you; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.”
The elder is Esau, who, not coincidentally, had a major league hatred for his brother Jacob, whom God renamed Israel, over a birthright. Esau was told by his father Isaac: “By your sword you will live” (Genesis 27:40).
Fifteen hundred years later the prophet Ezekiel forecast an end to the feud:“Because you [Esau's descendants] have had an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity [Babylonian Captivity], when their iniquity came to an end, therefore, as I live,” says the Lord God, “I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you; since you have not hated blood, therefore blood shall pursue you.”
Twenty-five hundred years later - is now.
The feud is coming to a crescendo. Psalm 83 ought to do it.