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70 Nations to Gather in Paris to Force Two-State Solution Upon Israel: Fulfillment of Prophecy on Dividing the Land?

On Jan. 15, 70 nations will gather in Paris reportedly to force upon Israel a two-state solution with Palestine. This requires Israel to give up the territories it conquered in 1967 and relinquish its control over the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.
A general viewof Jerusalem's old city shows the Dome of the Rock in the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, October 25, 2015.

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On Jan. 15, 70 nations will gather in Paris reportedly to force upon Israel a two-state solution with Palestine.

The draft summary statement that will be presented at the end of the conference puts emphasis on "two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security."

The Israeli news outlet Haaretz.com obtained a copy of the summary statement ahead of the conference and published it online.

The document calls on the 70 countries to set a distinction between Israel and the territories it occupies, which the document claimed to belong to Palestine according to the 1967 borders.

It also states that East Jerusalem, including the Old City of Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and the Western Wall--the holiest sites of Israel--do not belong to Israel.

Part of the document says the conference hopes to come up with "a balanced statement that would stress the centrality of the two-state solution to the international community." However, it said the participating states would consider the nearing "transfer of power" from U.S. president Barack Obama to president-elect Donald Trump in its decision.

A two-state solution means Israel would have to give up the territories it conquered in 1967 and relinquish its control over the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The two-state solution would also allow Palestine to set up a capital in East Jerusalem.

Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman, director of Ohr Chadash Torah Institute, said the "70 nations" that will meet on Sunday indicates "all of the nations," according to the Torah.

"Everyone knows already what the purpose of the conference is: it will be used as another opportunity to try to impose a settlement on Israel and avoid direct negotiations between Israel and it's neighbors," he told Breaking Israel News. "What's interesting is that it isn't just one or two enemies with a specific grudge, like the Arabs or the Nazis. It is 70 nations, which in Torah terms, means all of the nations."

Are these events in line with biblical prophecy referring to nations dividing the land of Israel? Trugman believes they are.

"There is no doubt this is a fulfillment of the prophecies that in the end of days, all the nations will come out against Israel," he said.

Trugman cited a commentary made by Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki from the 11th century regarding the first verse on the book of Genesis. He said that according to Rashi, "the nations of the world will come and say we stole the Land of Israel."

"This is precisely what we are seeing now," Trugman said. "The majority of the nations say we have no claim to Israel, and the rest say we only have a claim to a small section of Israel."

However, things could still turn a different direction upon the inauguration of Trump on Jan. 20. Trump has repeatedly said only a face-to-face negotiation between Israel and Palestine, without pre-conditions, would address the problem. 

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