Will Trump’s Peace Push be Successful?
It’s impossible to not talk about it! After all, when it happens, it will be the greatest prophetic fulfillment in the last 2,000 years! Furthermore, the movement toward this fulfillment appears to be greater than we have seen for many years…perhaps ever! I’m talking about the event that, when it occurs (not if), the Final Seven Years to Armageddon will begin.
We now have learned that President Trump launched a full offensive toward what he calls “the ultimate deal” immediately after his election in November—even before his inauguration.
Trump’s Peace Offensive
President Trump announced that his son-in-law Jared Kushner would be his special envoy working for a peace deal in the Middle East. So far, it has been Jason Greenblatt, executive vice president and Chief Legal Officer to Trump and the Trump Organization and his advisor on Israel, that has been doing the heavy lifting.
In his characteristic way, Trump has moved quickly to launch his personal peace initiative. On February 2, King Abdullah II of Jordan, who is one of the key players in the Middle East, met with the president. On February 15, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the president at the White House. The obviously warm relationship was in stark contrast to the tension that prevailed between Netanyahu and Obama over the past eight years.
During the Netanyahu-Trump press conference that followed their meeting, President Trump did not unconditionally embrace the two-state solution, as most of the world insisted he must. Instead he said he would favor the solution that the two parties agreed on, whether it was a two-state or a one-state solution. This was Trump’s way of serving notice that, if a two-state solution was not agreed to, a one-state solution was an option. This immediately evoked loud protests from the Arab camp. They realized, if Israel annexed the West Bank with American approval, there would be little the United Nations could do about it, since the United States could use its veto at the UN to protect Israel from international censure.
Almost immediately, signals appeared that the Palestinians were ready to resume peace talks, which they had avoided during most of the Obama administration. Once the possibility of using the UN against Israel was removed, the Palestinians realized they needed to return to serious diplomatic activity.
On March 14, President Donald Trump met with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. This meeting was designed to repair Saudi-U.S. relations after eight years of President Barack Obama’s pro-Iran and anti-Saudi policies. Furthermore, the Saudis are key players in Trump’s plan to seek a regional peace agreement, which would include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Egypt, the Palestinians, Israel and possibly others.
Enter Jason Greenblatt
While Trump was holding strategic meetings with Middle Eastern heads-of-state, Trump’s representative Jason Greenblatt was focusing all his attention on building toward a peace deal for the region.
Greenblatt met with Netanyahu on March 13 for five hours. Remember, President Trump had his critical meeting with Saudi Deputy Prince Salman the very next day.
On March 14, while Trump was meeting with Prince Salmon, Greenblatt met for one hour and a half with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. After the meeting, Abbas said he felt President Trump was serious about negotiating a peace deal in the Middle East.
On March 15, Greenblatt travelled to Jordan for a meeting with King Abdullah II. To the king, he underlined the importance of Jordan’s role in pushing forward the peace efforts.
On March 16, Greenblatt returned to Jerusalem, meeting again with Netanyahu to further explore how to push plans for peace forward.
The same day he met with Israeli settler leaders Oded Revivi and Yossi Dagan. It was believed to be the highest level official meeting ever for the settler leaders with a U.S. administration.
The following week Greenblatt returned to Washington where he met separately with two senior Israeli politicians. He hosted Tzipi Livni, a senior opposition lawmaker in the Zionist Union faction, for Shabbat dinner on Friday night, March 24. Livni was Israel’s lead negotiator in the John Kerry talks held from August 2013 to April 2014.
On March 26, Greenblatt met with Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the Jewish Home party, which is a vital part of Netanyahu’s governing coalition. Bennett has been the number one spokesperson in Israel against the two-state solution. Bennett believes Israel should keep all of the Promised Land. Greenblatt said they held “far ranging and important discussions about U.S.-Israel cooperation and interests,” such as “the importance of working to improve the economic life of Palestinians,” and Trump’s “vision for peace and his thoughts on how best to achieve it.”
It is obvious that Greenblatt is leaving no stone unturned as he attempts to forge a path to peace in the world’s most intractable situation!
The Arab Summit March 29
The annual meeting of the Arab League was scheduled for March 29. Greenblatt announced he would attend the Arab Summit as an observer “to discuss how best to work together against extremism and toward peace and prosperity.”
Greenblatt tweeted: “The U.S. President believes peace between Israelis and Palestinians might be possible and that the time has come to make a deal, and I believe that such a peace agreement will reverberate positively throughout the region and the world.”
On March 28, before the beginning of the summit, Greenblatt met with European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini. Mogherini said that close cooperation between the European Union and the U.S. is essential to achieve peace in the Middle East.
Later that day, Greenblatt met again with Mahmoud Abbas. Their meeting was described as a follow-up meeting to exchange ideas.
Then he met with Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. They discussed issues of joint interest, particularly developments in Palestine and in the Gaza strip.
Meeting on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea, just a few kilometers from the territory where the Palestinians hope to establish their new state, Arab leaders brought the Palestinian conflict back to the top of their agenda. The Summit, held with King Abdullah presiding, set the stage for the upcoming April Washington visits by three Arab leaders.
Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will visit the White House on April 3, Jordan’s King Abdullah on April 5, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ visit has yet to be scheduled.
Israel is Coordinating its Policies With the U.S.
On March 30, Netanyahu told members of his security cabinet that Israel would curtail construction in West Bank settlements as a goodwill gesture to Trump.
The Prime Minister’s Office said any future construction would be limited to existing settlement boundaries or adjacent to them.
However, if legal, security or topographical limitations do not allow adherence to those guidelines, new homes will be built outside the current settlement boundaries but as close as possible to them. Israel will also prevent the construction of any new illegal outposts, Netanyahu told his ministers.
The White House welcomed the new policy.
Will Trump’s Peace Push be Successful?
Many of the world’s top diplomats have attempted to bring peace to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Until now, all have failed. Yet, the Bible prophesies there will be a peace agreement between Israelis and the Palestinians. It is going to happen. The only question is “When?”
There appears to be many reasons to believe the time for the prophesied agreement has arrived. However, it has seemed this way before, only to end in frustration. An agreement could be reached within months, or it could be two or three years. We just can’t say with any certainty, at this time.
Will We be Ready?
God has given us Bible prophecy so that we can prepare for what is coming, and so that we can know what to do. I Chronicles 12:32 says, “And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…”
Partners, once this peace agreement is signed, we will know for sure we have seven years left to the Battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of Jesus. Furthermore, we know what will happen during the Final Seven Years. Each step of the way, we will know what we should do to evangelize as never before!
Endtime’s Plan for the Final Seven Years
As soon as the agreement is signed, Endtime plans to send an Endtime magazine to every one of the 2.4 million homes in Israel, announcing that the Final Seven Years have just begun. We want to cover Israel with television and radio ads, as well as billboards.
We plan to be on every talk show in America explaining the prophecy of the Bible that foretells the Final Seven Years. We also want to cover America with billboards that say: “7 Years to Armageddon—
Furthermore, we want to cover the entire world with a special email blitz informing every person that they just entered the Final Seven Years.
What’s Happening at Endtime Right Now?
The book of Revelation was written 2,000 years ago, but most of it was not written for then. It was written for you and me today. But most people don’t understand the book that God specifically gave for right now.
Endtime is in the middle of producing a DVD series that will explain the book of Revelation as never before! The series is called, “The Revelation” and explains the four different accounts in Revelation of the Second Coming of Jesus to the earth.
“The Revelation” will be produced in two volumes. Our plan is to release the first volume, eleven DVDs, by October of this year. We plan to release the second volume by 2018.
“The Revelation” will cover the entire book of Revelation from Chapter 1 through Chapter 22. It will explain to the world what God gave us 2,000 years ago, but was only intended to be understood right now!
While producing this unprecedented work on the Book of Revelation, we continue with the production of Endtime’s daily radio/TV programs, Endtime magazine, production of special DVDs, our spring and fall Prophecy Tours to Israel, and the operation of the Jerusalem Prophecy College.
Partners, thank you for your continuing prayers and support. It makes all the things being accomplished in these critical times possible. God bless each and every one of you!
Because the Endtime is Now!
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” Matthew 24:14