Democrats to Blinken: Work against steps that endanger two-state solution

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Arutz Sheva: A group of 80 Democrats on Friday urged the Biden administration to actively work against counterproductive measures that endanger a potential two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict, Haaretz reports.

The members of Congress — led by key Democratic caucus members Reps. David Price, Barbara Lee, Jennifer Wexton and Joaquin Castro — said in a letter to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken they were writing with “concern and urgency regarding ongoing developments that serve as flashpoints for escalating violence in the region and push a two-state solution further out of reach.”

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

“Dangerous flashpoints related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have a way of rapidly increasing tension and violence in the region without active U.S. leadership,” they wrote, saying the US “must harness its substantial influence to exercise leadership and continue its historical role as an honest broker in ending this conflict and serve as a clear, consistent voice for peace and human rights.

“It is therefore critical that the United States actively work to ensure both parties remain committed to halting counterproductive measures that undermine the viability of two states for two peoples,” they added. Read More …

Opinion: Two states for two peoples, now, where have I heard that before? Oh yeah, it was a solution made way, way – back in 1922 when Britain cut out 78% of the land that was designated to Israel in the Balfour Declaration, and instead used it to placate the squeaky wheel called Arabs with a state called Jordan.

And the LORD said to her: “Two nations are in your womb, Two peoples shall be separated from your body; One people shall be stronger than the other, And the older shall serve the younger.” Genesis 25:23

Living side by side was not going to work for Jacob and Esau. Even their herds were too big for the land. Besides, there was the matter of a bowl of soup that compelled a hungry Esau to trade away the right to the land (Gen. 25:29-34).

And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?

Can it be? Can the blood feud that started over 3500 years ago between twin brothers fester in their predecessors?

“So Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him, and Esau said in his heart, “The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then I will kill my brother Jacob.” Genesis 27:41

The answer cannot be understood by secular men and women. Educated world leaders have the uncanny ability to put even recent world history aside and draw moral equivalence on the cause of the violence that Esau’s descendants continually inflict on their brother Jacob. As a result, the secular world cannot understand that this blood feud will eventually have an end.

“Even though Edom has said, “We have been impoverished, But we will return and build the desolate places…”

And return he did, beginning in 586 BC as the Babylonian army was smashing Jerusalem, Edom was there:

“In the day that you stood on the other side—In the day that strangers carried captive his forces, When foreigners entered his gates And cast lots for Jerusalem— Even you were as one of them.” Obadiah 1:11

At the time of Jesus, Edom was there in the form of some of the Pharisees plotting to kill Messiah; and Edom was there when Jesus was betrayed for 30 pieces of silver by the only disciple from a Judean town called Kerioth (word play Iscariot).

And a growing secular world doesn’t know, or chooses not to know, that Esau, or Edom (Genesis 36:1), is right where he is prophesied to be, in the last days trying to take back the lost birthright.

“They may build, but I will throw down
They shall be called the Territory of Wickedness”

They are descendants of Esau, and they are under divine judgment:

“And the people against whom the Lord will have indignation forever.” Malachi 1:4