According to a February 1, 2019 Associated Press news article:

“The Arab League rejected as ‘unfair’ a Middle East plan unveiled by U.S. President Donald Trump.


They called for noncooperation with the U.S. administration, as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to cut all ties with the Israelis and the United States.


“In a final statement on Saturday following an emergency meeting in Cairo, the Arab League Council said the U.S.-Israeli plan ‘does not meet the minimum rights and expectations of the Palestinian people.’”

Should this rejection of the Kushner/Trump “peace treaty” be of any surprise to us?

In June of 2019, after Jared Kushner had revealed the first segment of his Middle East “peace” plan, I posted the following statement, in an article titled “Peacefully and Prosperously:  Middle East Peace and the Bible”:

“My best guess, at the moment, is that the peace process will ultimately fail…there will be more frustration and pain in the Middle East…and the war on Iran will finally begin (because if we can’t buy peace, we might as well brutalize those who are holding up the process).

And then, after the war with Iran is over, the countdown to antichrist’s arrival and to his version of “Peace to Prosperity” will begin.”

Of course, there will certainly be more back-and-forth political jibber-jabber over the Kushner/Trump Middle East peace plan, which they’ve been touting as the “Deal of the Century.”

But in the end, the “peace plan” will most likely fizzle out, just like all of the other Middle East “peace plans” we’ve witnessed over the past 20 years.

Does anyone still remember the Middle East Quartet peace plan?  How about the “Roadmap to Peace” peace plan?  The Oslo Peace Accords?

Or how about when George Bush Sr. claimed he’d bring “peace to the Middle East” within six months of being elected?

Or, when George Bush Jr. outlined his own Middle East peace plan in 2008, only to see it fail spectacularly?

Or when Obama’s peace plan quietly went down in flames?

Kushner Badmouths the Palestinians

Now that the Kushner/Trump plan is beginning to circle the drain like all of the others, Kushner is limping around the globe with his tail between his legs, denigrating the Palestinian leaders for rejecting his plan.

Publicly referring to the Palestinians as “quite foolish,” calling them “hysterical” and “stupid,” and telling them to “take a cold shower” and reconsider his proposal, is probably not the best way to get a “Deal of the Century” peace plan off the ground with a people who have been under the oppressive Israeli thumb for the past 70 years.

But, that’s precisely what Kushner is doing.

Meanwhile, both U.S. and Israeli analysts are rejecting the “peace plan,” as well:

For example, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Ct., met with Kushner on Tuesday, and afterwards called his plan a “total abandonment of decades of U.S. Middle East policy.”  He later tweeted:

This plan was negotiated with no one but the Israelis, and thus it’s not a peace plan at all. Any claim that this plan envisions a Palestinian state is just false. The plan allows Israel to control all security matters inside the Palestinian ‘state’, and thus it’s not a state at all.”

Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel under George W. Bush, stated, “The authors of the plan clearly understand nothing.”

And Michael Koplow, policy director of the Israel Policy Forum, wrote:

“As low as my expectations were for this peace initiative, it’s clear that I hadn’t ratcheted them down nearly far enough. Leaving aside that this reads like an investment prospectus for a project that an intern conceived of a week ago, literally none of it is actionable…it is the Monty Python sketch of Israeli-Palestinian peace initiatives.”

So, peace in the Middle East?  Short of a true miracle, not anytime soon, folks.

War With Iran, Next?

Thanks to the glaring political egos involved in this most recent “peace plan,” I believe its abject failure will ultimately trigger the coming war with Iran, which is described in Daniel chapter 8.

After all, Trump and Kushner will need something through which they can save face after such an ignoble defeat for their “Deal of the Century” peace plan.  And what could quickly wipe that staggering failure out of the public consciousness?  Umm.  Bombs.  Lots and lots of bombs.  Works every time.

Hey, I’m not “predicting.”  I’m just chewing the cud and thinking out loud.  Here’s the way I see it, presently:

  • It’s the coming war with Iran that triggers the release of the four winds of change (Daniel 8:8).
  • The four winds, in turn, trigger the four stages (i.e., “beasts”) of one-worldism (Daniel 7:2-8), with the “little horn” antichrist rising up out of the fourth stage (Daniel 7:7-8).
  • Since the antichrist (“little horn”) arises out of that fourth stage of one-worldism, that means the deadly wound of Revelation 13:3-4 must happen between the time the war with Iran ends, and the time the first three stages of one-worldism rise up.
  • I believe the first three stages (“beasts”) of one-worldism described in Daniel 7:3-6 will ultimately be amalgamated into a single “beast” (as described in Revelation 13:2).
  • And I believe the deadly wound will happen to that amalgamated “beast” (Revelation 13:3) spurring the rise of the fourth stage of one-worldism (Daniel 8:7-8) from which the antichrist (“little horn”) himself will arise, proclaiming himself to be “God” (Daniel 7:8; Revelation 13:5-6; II Thessalonians 2:1-4).

Of course, it’s all going to go down exactly how God wants it to go down, and not how we might want to imagine it.  Nevertheless, it’s our job to man the watchtower, keep an eye on current events with Scripture in mind, and to watch and warn others about what’s coming down the pike.  And this is what’s ultimately coming:

1Th 5:3  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.


1Th 5:4  But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.


1Th 5:5  Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.


1Th 5:6  Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.


1Th 5:7  For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.


1Th 5:8  But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.


1Th 5:9  For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,


1Th 5:10  Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.


1Th 5:11  Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

So let’s stay on the alert, and keep our eyes on Jerusalem, the barometer of the end times.  We’ll continue to document it all for you, as it comes to pass.

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick


Steve Barwick

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