Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Middle East Crisis - why Israel cannot return to the pre-1967 borders

If you are a keen follower of the Middle East crisis, this will help to explain why Israel is unable to return to the pre-1967 borders.

In fact, this short video clip will explain why Israel cannot give up the West Bank (of the Jordan River also known as Judea and Samaria in the Gospels) or Golan Heights (known as Bashan in the Bible) which she gained in the Six Day War of 1967.

The Palestinian Authority wants Jerusalem to be its capital. Jerusalem was also retaken in the Six-Day War on 7 June 1967.

Israel have already given back the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt in 1973 at Camp David peace accord and Ariel Sharon gave Gaza away in 2003. All these places were captured during the Six Day War and they are all part of the Promised Land borders when the Lord cut a covenant with Abraham in Genesis 15:18-21.

It came about when the sun had set, that it was very dark, and behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a flaming torch which passed between these pieces.

On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt (Nile) 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.

The 1967 borders are only a portion of the actual Promised Land that God promised Abraham!

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