A Peace to End All Peace

26 07 2013
Last week, the European Union declared a sweeping new position:

New EU directive bars all dealings with Israeli-held areas over the pre-1967 lines

Jerusalem source calls move ‘earthquake’; future deals with Europe will require Israel to acknowledge West Bank is outside the state.

This is so hypocritical I hardly know what to say. The directive is not just about the West Bank, but includes East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights where nearly 750,000 Jews live and work. Europe demands that Israel sign all future economic agreements “acknowledging” that even the Western Wall of the Temple Mount is OUTSIDE THE STATE OF ISRAEL!   Even the Palestinians reject the idea:

The new directive, which forbids nations in the euro zone from doing business with “Jewish settlers,” will not only weaken those Israeli companies, but will have a major negative impact on the Palestinian economy, as many thousands of Palestinian Arabs work for those very same companies.

Israel Today Magazine quotes from a history classic by David Fromkin with the same title as this post: A Peace to End All PeaceThe title is a great play on the famous quote about the first World War as “the war to end all wars.” At over 600 pages, it is a comprehensive study of that war and especially the resulting effects on the Middle East.

The conclusion reported in Israel Today grabbed my attention.

The fact that almost 100,000 people have already died in Syria doesn’t seem to bother the EU as much as where Jews build their homes. Nor do the hundreds of dead Egyptians and a new wave of terrorist activity in Sinai seem to be giving international law-abiding EU legislators any sleepless nights in the way that Jewish “settlements” seem to do.

Maybe it’s time for someone to remind Europe of its responsibility for the chronic instability in the Middle East, much of which can be traced back to bored French and English clerks who drew straight lines on their maps to create countries out of nothing. Maybe they should be reminded of David Fromkin’s book, A Peace to End All Peace, and in taking responsibility work to ease tensions instead of inflaming the region by taking the easy path of blaming Israel for everything.

The Middle East is on fire and all the EU cares about is blasting Israel. And, by the way, that EU directive was announced on the 9th of Av, the same day John Kerry arrived in Israel to restart the peace process. So what does the Bible say about the peace process?

“Because, indeed, because they have seduced My people, saying, ‘Peace!’ when there is no peace—and one builds a wall, and they plaster it with untempered mortar— say to those who plaster it with untempered mortar, that it will fall.” Ezekiel 13:10-11

Untempered mortar is mortar without enough water to harden properly. This peace plaster does not have the Holy Spirit in it and it will certainly fail! It is nothing but a seductive temptation. We need to pray that Prime Minister Netanyahu will see the trap and avoid it.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists     (READ MORE)



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