BRUSSELS - The EU has criticized Israel for recently approving the construction of 900 new settler homes in East Jerusalem, joining the US & Palestinian condemnation of Tel-Aviv’s settlement policies. “ Israel’s determination to continue its settlement policy despite the urging of the international community not only threatens the viability of the two state solution but also seriously calls into question its commitment to a negotiated agreement with the Palestinians,” the EU said in a statement on Saturday. “ Settlements are illegal under international law ” the statement stressed.
The Palestinian authorities condemned the new ( Israeli ) government, with senior Palestinian official, Nabil Shaath, calling it a “ colonial settler cabinet ”. Israeli settlement plans were slammed by Washington on Thursday, with US State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke calling them “ a disappointing development. ” “ We’re concerned about it just as a new Israeli government has been announced. Moving forward with construction of housing units in East Jerusalem is damaging ” Rathke stressed. “ We continue to engage with the highest levels of the Israeli Government & we continue to make our position clear that we view this as illegitimate,” he added.
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PROPHECY INSIGHTS - Israel is rapidly becoming a global ' outcast ' . . . even among it's friends & allies. As the Jewish nation continue to build & expand communities in East Jerusalem & the West Bank , defying the international outcry against these settlements , we are seeing the growing ' worldwide controversy ' Jerusalem is generating as it becomes the prophetic ' burdensome stone ' spoken of over 2,000 years ago in Bible Prophecy. As Israel continues to be abandoned by its former lovers , allies & friends , we will continue to see an acceleration & intensification of pressure against God's people as the ' controversy of Jerusalem ' will inevitably lead all nations to the battle of Armageddon , precisely as foretold in God's Word.
ZECHARIAH 12 v 2-3 - 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.
JEREMIAH 4 v 29-30 - The whole city ( Jerusalem ) shall flee for the noise of the horsemen & bowmen . . . And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do ? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold , though thou rentest thy face with painting , in vain shalt thou make thyself fair ; ' thy lovers ' will despise thee , they will seek thy life.