Israel announced today that it might be open to the French peace initiative if it included recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. France has invited twenty nations to a peace summit in Paris on May 30th. The purpose of the meeting is to set out parameters for a peace deal that would then be endorsed at an international conference to be held later this year.
Israel obviously sees this international approach as the future of peace efforts for the Middle East and wants to begin shaping the form that the international recommendations will take. It is very likely that the peace agreement, when it is ultimately attained, will come in the form of a UN resolution with both Israelis and Palestinians agreeing to its terms.
And don’t forget—when the agreement is finally signed, we will be 7 years away from the second coming of Jesus and the Battle of Armageddon.