BRUSSELS - The European Union has produced an explosive report recommending sanctions against Israel over its construction policies & security measures in Jerusalem, the British daily Guardian reported on its website on Friday. The leaked report describes the capital as a city gripped by the worst “ polarization & violence ” since the second intifada of a decade ago. The document, which is an amalgamation of recommendations prepared by European diplomats stationed in the region, accuses the government of exacerbating tensions in the city by accelerating construction in the eastern part of the capital. According to The Guardian, the city has been beset by a “ vicious cycle of violence... increasingly threatening the viability of the two-state solution ” The report goes on to say that Israel’s “ systematic ” construction of housing in “ sensitive areas ” has compounded the problem.
PROPHECY INSIGHTS - It is not just America that is agitated against Israel. Europe is also looking to increase sanctions against Israel as well. Europe sees Israel’s building of property in & around east Jerusalem as provocative because they believe east Jerusalem will end up being part of the future Palestinian state. We know that Jerusalem will become a " burdensome stone " for all peoples that surround Israel ( ie. Israel’s immediate neighbours. ) We know this because Zechariah 12 is at pains to explain stage 1 of the final conflict. But the immediate neighbours, those nations that surround Israel, are spurred into action because of the wider support they feel they have from the wider world. Interestingly , following the election Israel has decided to conduct snap military exercises around Gaza using air force & special operations, infantry, armour, artillery and engineering units. Israel may soon face conflict with her nearby nations.
ZECHARIAH 12v2-3 - Behold , I will make Jerusalem a ' cup of trembling ' unto all the people round about , when they shall be in the siege both against Judah & against Jerusalem. And in ' that day ' will I make Jerusalem a ' burdensome stone ' for all people : all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces , though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
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