Joel 3:2 says: "I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, they have also divided up My land."
The Washington Post recently published an editorial titled "Israel's New Government." The commentary emphasized what the Israeli's must give up if they want the continued support of the U.S.
What was lacking in the article was what Israel's neighbors must do to have the backing of Israel and the U.S. for a two-state solution. Pressure should not be put on Israel alone, as the editorial attempted to do.
For a two-state solution to become a reality, Palestinians in both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip must recognize the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state. They must also renounce terrorism and understand that they cannot use terrorism as a negotiating tool to achieve their statehood.
The Palestinians must also agree to abide by all previous agreements signed by their leadership.
Peace will not come in the Middle East by pressuring Israel to make unilateral concessions in return for worthless promises on worthless pieces of paper.
Now is the time for people to stand up and speak up for the peace of Jerusalem.
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