Religious people have no clock, Religious people have eternity

Israeli President Shimon Peres believes a two state solution, Israel and Palestine, is the only realistic solution but he isn’t biting on a Hamas proposal to roll back Israel’s borders to the pre 1967 war map first. From Hot Air, which links to the NY Times story.

The leader of the militant Palestinian group Hamas said Monday that its fighters had stopped firing rockets at Israel for now. He also reached out in a limited way to the Obama administration and others in the West, saying the movement was seeking a state only in the areas Israel won in 1967.

His reasons are pretty simple, it may sound good, but in reality nothing has changed.

This is worth listening too because sometimes we in America view this conflict in, well, from an American perspective. Too often we fail to realize the role religion plays in this, and in a country where religion plays an ever smaller role, especially among the intellectual elite, it’s understandable.


As for the Hamas proposal, Hot Air has a very good rundown.

Hamas wants an extremist makeover.  Khaled Meshal, who just won another four-year term as Hamas’ head terrorist, gave his first interview to an American media outlet in a year, and tells the New York Times that Hamas has changed.  Not enough to actuallychange, of course, but just trust them when they say they’re no longer annihilationist:

Peres understands, Hamas is what Hamas is until it demonstrates otherwise, and a temporary halt in rockets is not enough to change Israel’s mind, nor should it. Religious people have no clock, they have eternity.

2 replies
  1. Darlene
    Darlene says:

    Keywords:  "fighters had stopped firing rockets at Israel for now"  <—– "for now"  

    How many times have they stopped "for now" ????   These are words they have said so many times … they mean nothing, for eternity … whether you are Religious or not. 

  2. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    Hamas insists on restoring the 1967 borders, even though Israel has given up most of the land TAKEN WHEN ISRAEL WAS ATTACKED IN WAR, and kept to protect them.  But, Hamas also wants to have Jerusalem as their capital, and demands the so-called "law of return."  This means that anyone (Palestinian Moslem) who had a relative, at any time, living in pre-Israel, Israel, could return and have citizenship.  Thus, nullifying a Jewish state, and creating a hard-line, Islamic one.  They don't even have to prove the relative existed. 

    The U.S. is one of the few (if there are any others I can't think of them) countries who genuinely have been a consistent ally of Israel – and at times that has been suspect.  The U.N. hates them; the EU is basically anti-semetic.  My greatest fear of the Obama administration is they would "force" Israel to submit to Hamas' conditions (which are basically espoused  by all Arab leaders) or abandon support.  Obama seems to be a perfunctory "Christian" at best, and let's not discuss the influence of the Rev. Wright!!   I could see the President throwing Isael to the wolves, and don't have much confidence in Rahm Emanuel's ultimate support when push comes to shove.

    Jimmy Carter was a disaster for Israel, and they reliquished a significant portion of  land for a very uneasy, unequal peace accord.  Administrations since then have generally tried to compel Israel to compromise, and they gave up a lot, gaining very little, if anything, in return.  The first Bush, and his oil-happy, Arab-states appeasing administration (think James Baker), were almost as bad as Carter for Israel with the Madrid accords.  The second Bush (God bless him)  more or less left them alone, although Condi tried to get something going in the name of "peace" at the end.   

    Finally, Bible prophecy is centered around Israel.  It would do well to remember what God said about His people through the prophet Zechariah, "he that toucheth you, toucheth the apple of his eye" (Zechariah 2:8).


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