It’s Showdown Time in the Middle East Again

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It’s Showdown time in the Middle East Again

I’m John Loeffler at and here’s how it seems to me.

The Middle East chessboard has been rapidly changing due to the so-called Arab spring, which seems to be forming, in reality, an Arab winter. The governments of countries surrounding Israel are increasingly being taken over by groups hostile to Israel. In Lebanon, in the north, the terrorist group Hezbollah now has control of Lebanon’s government instead of just control of the southern border of the country.

Along the south in Gaza, the terrorist group Hamas has free movement of materials like war supplies and; Hamas is now a major partner in the peace negotiations if you can call them that. In Egypt itself, the elections in September have a high probability of putting in power representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood, which means that Egypt will become increasingly hostile towards Israel.

You see, at a time when the threat level against Israel is rising rapidly, instead of standing with Israel, the Obama administration is badgering Israel into accepting the old, indefensible pre-1967 borders as a starting point for restarting the long-dead peace process.

But how can you even restart a peace process, when one of the negotiating partners, Hamas, refuses to reject its call for the destruction of Israel? The world itself is heading towards a major energy crisis and conflict in the Middle-East region which will involve most of the first world countries.  If there ever were a time to pray for the peace of Jerusalem this is it.

I’m John Loeffler at and that’s how it seems to me.


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