Joshua 1:2-3 “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses.
September 10, 2019: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his “dramatic announcement”. If Netanyahu emerges victorious in the upcoming elections on September 17, he plans to annex settlements in the West Bank.
“This is the eastern shield that ensures that we will never return to being a country with a width of a few kilometers. This map guarantees strategic depth to Israel. It defines our eastern border.”
There are an estimated 30 settlements and 8,000 residents that would come under Israeli sovereignty.
Netanyahu plans to coordinate with the United States. President Donald Trump has promised to deliver his peace plan after elections on September 17.
“Out of respect for President Trump and out of great faith in our friendship, I’ll wait before applying sovereignty over settlements until the presentation of the diplomatic plan of the [US] president. As much as is possible, I want to apply sovereignty over settlements and other areas in maximum coordination with the U.S.,” Prime Minister Netanyahu.
“We will release our Vision for Peace after the Israeli election and work to determine the best path forward to bring long sought security, opportunity and stability to the region,” Trump Administration Spokesman.
The United Nations (UN) is not happy with today’s proclamation.
“The secretary-general’s position has always been clear: unilateral actions are not helpful in the peace process. Any Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdictions and administration in the occupied West Bank is without any international legal effect. Such a prospect would be devastating to the potential of reviving negotiations, regional peace, and the very essence of a two-state solution.” -UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is threatening.
“We have the right to defend our rights and achieve our goals by all available means, whatever the results, as Netanyahu’s decisions contradict the resolutions of international legitimacy and international law.” -Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas
Looks like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to take back what God gave Israel in the first place. Besides, this is only the beginning of what God promised His chosen people.
Genesis 15:18-21 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates: the Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Rephaim and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite.”