Workshop for Peace and Prosperity in the Middle East

After waiting for months to hear the details of President Trump’s Middle East peace plan, the wait is over. A delegation of global heads of state and global financial leaders gathered on June 26-27 in Manama, Bahrain to consider phase one of the proposal. The theme of the gathering was “Peace to Prosperity.” Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and appointed advisor of this peace initiative, spoke to the group, explaining the details of this innovative approach to obtaining peace and security in the Middle East. The first step of the plan is to offer a $50 billion incentive to four countries to help them out of their cycle of poverty. Those who will be recipients of this aid are Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, and the bulk of the aid going to the Palestinians. This investment will be made to help these countries develop their infrastructure and create jobs for millions of people. The idea is to help these nations out of poverty, hoping this will foster an atmosphere that will allow them to work toward a political solution for peace. The political aspects of this offer have not been revealed. The Palestinians refused to attend this conference. The Israelis were not invited.

It is my opinion that this plan will fail because religion, not economics, is at the heart of this struggle. The real problem is the refusal of those who have adopted the radical views of Islam. According to Islamic tradition and law, once a piece of property becomes a part of the global Islamic state, it must never be surrendered for any reason to an infidel (a non-Muslim). Islam controlled the land of Israel for more than 500 years. Therefore, the occupation of this land by Israel is an embarrassment to Islam. The world will continue to struggle with this conflict until the future Islamic messiah offers his peace plan to Israel, beginning the 7-year tribulation (Daniel 9:27).

According to a report release the last week of June, the Muslim Brotherhood openly stated, “there will be no peace in the Middle East as long as Israel exists. [Furthermore], in a revealing video report, Muslim Brotherhood leaders in the United States and abroad made it clear that their ultimate objective remains the replacement of every governmental system on earth with Islamic law.” ( It is my opinion that the future global Islamic government will the same as the future global kingdom of the Antichrist that will rule the entire world during the last half of the tribulation.

Watch the following 15 minute video about the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood. Warning: There is some very disturbing material on this video. To watch this video, clink on this link .

The fact that this offer for peace is called “Peace to Prosperity” reminds me of the warning given in 1 Thessalonians 5:3, “For when they [the world] shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.”

To watch the opening remarks at this summit, click on ths link.