On her travels to the Middle East to work on the peace process, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Arab leaders that Israeli settlements, Jewish communities, in Judea and Samaria, lands that belonged to the Jewish people thousands of years ago, that these Jewish communities now located in this land are illegitimate and they should be halted forever. The Secretary said that the United States would like to see the end of all settlement activity current, future, and forever.
Jimmy’s Prophetic Prospective on the News
The claim that Jewish communities in Biblical lands are illegitimate completely ignores history and the scenario for the future as revealed in Bible prophecy.
Since the Six Day War in 1967 Jews have been living in the land of their forefathers, the land referred to as the West Bank but known in Israel and to the Jewish families living there as Judea and Samaria. Though the Jews inhabited this land 3500 years ago, they returned to the area for the military purpose of setting up a buffer zone between Israel and the nations that tried to eliminate Israel in that Six Day War. Jews from all over the world have been coming back to their homeland for over 100 years and many of them, especially the religious Jews, believe this return was promised by God and foretold by the ancient Jewish prophets. For the United States to say these Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are illegitimate and must be halted forever is a total contradiction of history.
3500 years ago, Joshua led the Jewish people into this disputed land and established the nation of Israel, that nation that God had promised and on the land that he promised (the entire book of Joshua). Prophetically, the United States is wrong as well since the ancient Jewish prophet Ezekiel quoted God who said 18 times in one chapter, Ezekiel 34, that He would find the Jews that had scattered around the world and bring them into the land of their forefathers and He would do that in the last days.
The world has witnessed God fulfilling His promise over the last 60 years and for the United States to call this illegitimate will have no effect on Bible prophecy being fulfilled.