On Tuesday, a meeting of European Union foreign ministers passed a resolution that formally recognizes East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. This meeting of EU foreign ministers was the first since the Lisbon Treaty went into full effect, and it was viewed by many observers as an opportunity for the EU to attempt to take a larger role in world affairs. This stunning resolution can be found here, and it should deeply concern those who love the nation of Israel.
The resolution agreed to by the European foreign ministers appears to call for Israel and the Palestinians to divide the land of Israel along pre-1967 borders....
The European Union will not recognise any changes to the pre-1967 borders including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties.
The document also unilaterally recognizes East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state....
If there is to be a genuine peace, a way must be found through negotiations to resolve the status of Jerusalem as the future capital of two states.
Of course many in the Israeli are less than thrilled about this EU resolution.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry recently released a statement in which it indicated that if EU foreign ministers were to push too hard, it would seriously hurt their chances of being involved in future negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians....
"The process being led by Sweden harms the European Union’s ability to take part as a significant mediator in the political process between Israel and the Palestinians."
In response to the EU resolution, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat issued a statement Tuesday afternoon which stated that the decision represented "real danger" for the future of Jerusalem and that the plan outlined by the EU would "never work."
The truth is that the EU should not be meddling in the affairs of Israel like this, but the Scriptures do tell us that the city of Jerusalem would become a "stumbling block" in the last days.
In Zechariah 12:3 it says this....
"In that day I will make Jerusalem a stumbling block for all people"
That is clearly what is happening.
Jerusalem has become a stumbling stone.
Even if negotiations with the Palestinians are "successful" in the short term, the reality is that war is coming and there will not be lasting peace in Jerusalem until Jesus returns.
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