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Egyptian Pres. Will Press Bush for Palestinian State
I will gather all nations and enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my peopleÖ and divided up my land (Joel 3:1-14).
President Bush begins meetings with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at Camp David Thursday. The New York Times reports that Mubarak will press the President "to apply international pressure" on Israel to resume negotiations with Yasser Arafat and to establish a Palestinian State with substantial land concessions.
* Mubarak's unexpected trip comes just two months after his annual visit to Washington. President Bush held a similar summit with Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia in late April at his Texas ranch. Then, following those meetings, the President's rhetoric took a decided turn against Israel.
* In a Cairo interview covered by The New York Times, the Egyptian President explained precisely what he intends to say to President Bush. Mubarak appears eager to resume a pivotal position in the quest for Middle East. (see www.nytimes.com/2002/06/04/international/middleeast/04EGYP.html).
* Mubarak wants to add teeth to the Saudi peace proposal. Adopted at the March Arab summit in Beirut. It calls for full normalization of relations with Israel by the Arab nations in return for the establishment of a Palestinian state, and the return of all the lands seized by the Israelis in the 1967 war.
* But while Mubarak wants the details spelled out more clearly, he also proposes that Palestinian statehood be conferred before attempting to resolve precise boundaries, rights of refugees, dividing of Jerusalem and dismantling of Israeli settlements the thorniest issues. He will press the President to lay out a framework for compromise on those issues, aiming for a resolution sometime after the 2004 presidential elections in the United States.
* Mubarak said. "A heavyweight country like the United States should try to interfere, try to listen to this and that and in the end make the two parties make a conclusion."
* Mubarak warned that America would face big losses if it attacked Iraq. There will be violence in the whole area against the United States." The United States needs to address its bad image in the Arab world, he said, by demonstrating a tangible commitment to a Palestinian state.
In the past, President Bush has talked tough regarding Yasser Arafat, but in the end, the Administration has yielded to Arab pressure and continues to recognize and reward Arafat and the criminal terrorist subordinates. Egypt was the chief instigator in all four Arab wars fought against Israel since the nations rebirth in 1948.
Please Join us in Prevailing Prayer:
* Heavenly Father, Draw America & our President close
to you. May he HEAR Your voice, LEARN Your Word and DO Your Will.
Give President Bush Godly advisors who love You & understand
your Word & will guide him aright regarding the land of Israel.
Help the President to stand fast by Israel & against terrorism
during & after this summit, despite all the planned pressure
from Hosni Mubarak to the contrary. In Jesus' Name. Amen (1 Kg
3:5-15; 2 Kg 22:18-19; Ps 1:1; 119:24; Pr 11:14).
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