We are getter very close to the confirming of the covenant spoken of by Daniel the Prophet in Daniel 9:27. What President Obama fails to realize is that it will be for a period of seven years, not ten like he is suggesting.
Direct peace talks start this coming Thursday, September 2, 2010 in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, out in the Atlantic, is a Tropical Storm named Earl, heading directly for the middle of the East Coast. It should become a Hurricane within the next 24 hours according to the Weather Channel. Landfall looks like about the time the talks begin!
Barack Obama 'to visit Jerusalem and Ramallah to press for peace'
President Barack Obama will visit Jerusalem in coming months to press for a Middle East peace deal to be signed this year and implemented within a decade, according to a leaked White House report.
By Mark Weiss in Jerusalem
Published: 27 Aug 2010
Obama will make his first visit as president to Israel and the West Bank to persuade both sides to agree to concessions for the sake of peace Photo: AFP/GETTY The US president's peace plan calls for Israel and the Palestinian Authority to hold a series of regular meetings over the coming year.
Mr Obama, who set Middle East peace as one of his top foreign policy goals when he assumed office in 2009, will make his first visit as president to Israel and the West Bank to persuade both sides to agree to concessions for the sake of peace.
US begins new Middle East peace offensiveMr Obama will oversee the relaunch of direct talks between the two sides next week in Washington.
Although Washington is pushing for a comprehensive peace deal within 12 months, implementation will be spread out over a 10-year period, according to a report in Yediot Aharonot, the Israeli newspaper.
Washington wants the intensive talks to cover core issues, including borders, refugees and the future status of Jerusalem, according to the leaked White House protocols of a conference call held this week between senior administration officials and American Jewish leaders.
If the sides fail to reach an agreement on a particular issue, US officials will intervene and offer a compromise, the report said.
At the same time, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, and Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, will meet regularly, the paper reported, citing the leaked report.
Entire report: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/7967953/Barack-Obama-to-visit-Jerusalem-and-Ramallah-to-press-for-peace.html