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True Peace is Anchored in the Honest Desire to Keep It

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Aug 26, 2020 at 17:19

The news from various places around the world telling of this arrangement and that accommodation continues to point to the inevitable conclusion; no one yet has a clue as to finding the true path to peace.
In the Jewish venue, one of the oft repeated phrases is to 'pray for the peace of Jerusalem;' not everyone is copacetic with that hope for a promise of a peaceful Jerusalem. Not all peace arrangements are brokered with integrity of motives (British PM Chamberlain can be pointed to for the truth of that).
In the context of this forum, the hudnas of previous attempts of peace with Arafat, Sadat and others, we find that the same sinister allegations of insincere mentalities trying to find weakness in the targeted ministers of foreign relations in Israel are intrinsic and all comers should be treated with suspect motives. Why, one might ask; and the answer is, see what history tells. Oslo is a fake; relations with Jordan is conditional with Israel being held at arms length, waiting for the 'Palestinian' narrative to be strong enough for the European powers to rescind Balfour and the UN resolutions that are Israel's immediate protection from war for survival. Jordan does not survive an overall Israeli victory; thus the Annexation is perceived as a existential threat. That the UAE deal is perceived by Jordan as more than a stall is extremely evident in that. Oman, Bahrain and others do not have that liability. Yet, it is the leverage that the Iranian Islamic Regime does have in their proximity to the Teheran threat in keeping no deals for peace.
Most people who quote that Psalm (122:6) for the peace of Jerusalem, sometimes seem to pass over the fact that it requires the approaching Regent, the returning of the Son of David, to be enthroned in His power, by which the peace is kept. What this means also is Israel is no longer a democracy in order for that peace to be enacted. That is the lost memo that most of the world is not thinking about so they can force Israel into their own form of peace. As the saying goes: be careful what you wish for (peace for Jerusalem); it may not happen the way you think.

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