I have wondered why the nations of the world ask these questions when the nations of Ezekiel 38,39 march towards Israel in the latter days:
Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee,
1. Art thou come to take a spoil?
2. hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey?
3. to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? (Ezekiel 38:13)
A coalition of nations just like we had in Iraq?
To carry out UN resolutions against Israel and its "illegal" occupation?
Saudi FM says Israel is acting like a 'spoiled child'
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
Jan 2, 2010
The Saudi foreign minister said the international community needed to get tougher with Israel.
"The reason why a solution cannot be reached is the preferential treatment that Israel gets," he said. "When other countries violate international law, they get punished, except for Israel. If war crimes are committed, other countries get punished, except Israel.
"Israel has become in the international community like a spoiled child," he said. "It does what it wants without being questioned or punished."
Saud spoke after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, whose country has long been Israel's closest ally in the Muslim world, though relations were strained over last winter's war in Gaza.
Davutoglu said Israel should end the "catastrophe and calamity" in the Gaza Strip and should freeze settlement building.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday presented Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak with ideas for restarting the peace talks. Egyptian officials did not divulge specifics.
US Middle East envoy George Mitchell is expected in the region in the first half of this month.
The Saudi foreign minister said solutions to the most difficult issues - including final borders, Jerusalem and Palestinian refugees - should be presented for negotiation. If the parties fail to reach a settlement, then the International Court of Justice should get involved, he said.
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02 January 2010
Iran issues 'ultimatum' to West over nuclear swap
Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki speaks during a press conference with Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko in Tehran, November 30. Mottaki gave the West a one-month "ultimatum" on Saturday to accept a uranium swap, warning that it will produce its own nuclear fuel for a Tehran reactor if there is no deal.
Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pictured in a handout photo from the Iran's presidency office website at the Natanz nuclear facilty, some 300kms south of Tahran, in April 2008. Iran, already at risk of fresh UN sanctions over its atomic drive, gave the West an "ultimatum" on Saturday to accept a uranium swap deal or else it will produce its own nuclear fuel for a Tehran reactor.
A general view of Iran's Kish island, dated August 2009. Iran proposed in December to exchange 400 kilograms (880 pounds) of uranium on Kish, but this was bluntly dismissed by the United States, with the IAEA already having ruled out an exchange on Iranian soil. AFP - Iran, already at risk of fresh UN sanctions over its atomic drive, gave the West an "ultimatum" on Saturday to accept a uranium swap deal or else it will produce its own nuclear fuel for a Tehran reactor.
"The international community has just one month left to decide" whether or not it will accept Iran's conditions, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was quoted as saying on state television.
"This is an ultimatum."
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