Speaking Tuesday (May 17, 2016) of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty signed by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menacham Begin (March 26, 1979), current Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi called on Israeli leaders to work toward a settlement with Palestinian Arabs, according to a report by Arutz Sheva.
“If we can all join forces in order to solve the Palestinian issue by creating hope for Palestinians and assuring security for Israelis, we will be able to write a new chapter that may prove to be more important than the peace accords between Israel and Egypt,” Al-Sisi stated.
Another Arutz Sheva article stated, “Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday evening welcomed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s call for a peace agreement between Israel and the PA.”
Later in the second article: “Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu welcomed Sisi’s remarks, stressing that ‘Israel is ready to participate with Egypt and other Arab states in advancing both the diplomatic process and stability in the region.'”
Unfortunately, many have tried and failed to create lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.
Maybe, just maybe, this attempt will be the one that succeeds. Only time will tell…
Either way, it is clear that Israel will achieve peace eventually, even if it’s briefly interrupted before true lasting peace is established.
“While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape” (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV).
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away’” (Revelation 21:1-4 ESV).
As we anticipate the future unfolding of the end of days, I urge you to pray for our leadership (1 Timothy 2:1-7) as we also join together in declaring our agreement with the Apostle John.
“He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20 ESV)!