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Europe’s View of the Holy Land

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Last week, the pro-Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported, “The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a report on Tuesday outlining the dire humanitarian situation in the besieged Gaza Strip and reiterating its support for lifting… [Israel’s] decade-long siege of the territory... In addition, the assembly blamed the vast destruction caused by Israel’s 2014 offensive on the Gaza Strip for exacerbating hardship in the small Palestinian territory… It also urged European countries to back a ‘future official examination by the ICC’ [International Criminal Court]” (January 25, 2017). “The EU foreign service declined to comment on the leaked paper. Israeli authorities routinely denigrate the EU’s annual reports as being too pro-Palestinian” (EU Observer, January 27, 2017).

As the relationship between Israel and the Palestinian Territories continues to falter, EU nations appear to be taking a more active role to promote their plan for a two-state solution and a shared Jerusalem. Bible prophecy clearly states that at the end of the age, a European beast power will move into the Holy Land, surround Jerusalem with armies, and control the city militarily (Luke 21:20-24; Revelation 11:2). It will even impose its will on some of the Jews’ religious worship, an action connected to what Daniel and Jesus referred to as the “abomination of desolation” (Mark 13:14; Daniel 11:31; 12:11). The actions we see today appear to be setting the stage for the fulfillment of these ancient prophecies. For more on the future of Jerusalem, read “Jerusalem’s Amazing Future!