Tony Blair will be moving to Jerusalem!

Important News:

Tony Blair will be moving to Jerusalem to become the Quartet’s special peace envoy to the Middle East.

A statement released Wednesday by U.N. headquarters in New York confirmed Blair’s appointment, which was reportedly agreed upon yesterday in Jerusalem at a meeting of the Quartet, the diplomatic grouping made up of the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations.

As envoy, Blair is charged with mobilizing international assistance to the Palestinians, securing support for the institutional governance needs of the future Palestinian state, promoting Palestinian economic development, and coordinating Quartet objectives with other countries.

“As representative, Tony Blair will bring continuity and intensity of focus to the work of the Quartet in support of the Palestinians, within the broader framework of the Quartet’s efforts to promote an end to the conflict in conformity with the roadmap,” the statement said. “He will spend significant time in the region working with the parties and others to help create viable and lasting government institutions representing all Palestinians, a robust economy, and a climate of law and order for the Palestinian people.”

Blair’s new post will be based in Jerusalem, with a potential second office in the West Bank, and will be assisted by a team of experts. JTA Breaking News

With titles in the media like ‘Blair set to clinch job as world’s man in the Middle East’, this has got some people doing head spins! Who would have thought!

All the while the US is sending more nuclear powered carriers into the persian gulf:

US naval build-up off the shores of Iran marks rising military tensions in the region, accentuated by last week’s Hamas victory which has endowed Iran with a military foothold on Israel’s southwestern border.

Lebanon is becoming increasingly more unstable with the ‘Acceleration of Syrian-Iranian meddling in Lebanon‘:

Things are heating up rapidly around Lebanon. It is not only Fatah Al Islam fighting the Lebanese Army but also attacks against UNIFIL and now Syria and Iran preparing for a possible Hezbollah-Israel war.

This should draw us to our knees in prayer.

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17 thoughts on “Tony Blair will be moving to Jerusalem!

  1. I’ve been thinking of making a post about that but thought I would let you beat me to it.

    It’s all happened so suddenly, hasn’t it?


  2. I am just keeping my eye on the big players.
    Interestingly before Ezekiel 38 can be fulfilled, the walls have to come down somehow. Ezekiel says that the attack from Iran and Russia and other nations, which I won’t get into just yet, will be an attack on an unwalled city.
    Currently there is the security fence.
    Eze 38:11 and thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates;
    I feel a major study of Ezekiel coming up. This war is immediately after the dry bones have been gathered and resurrected. This is obviously the nation of Israel being brought back into her land.
    A read through Ezekiel would be extremely beneficial at this time.


  3. I was watching this story play out ever since I heard about Tony Blair wanting to become Catholic, and when the rumours started circulating about his new potential job. I was not surprised when I heard confirmation about the new posting for him, but got a feeling of apprehension knowing what he and President Bush both believe should happen to Israel. They both believe in a two nation state, and are naive enough to think that talking with the oppressors of Israel will help bring a peaceful solution to this region. There will be no lasting peace untill God intervenes, and I believe Ehmund Olmert understands this a little better. When I listened to one of his interview, he came across as tough and unwavering when it comes to defending Israel, and so he should. He understands that if Israel turns their back for even a second, they will be attacked. I hope Mr. Olmert reads Ezekial too, becuase he will know what they are up against. There is no rest for the Israelies as long as people seek to wipe her off the map. Praise God that he still loves Israel, and will destroy those who come against her.


  4. Yes… he is there representing the quartet. The quartet are the ones pushing for the road map of peace, which is definately a two state solution.
    On the news the other night the Israeli President has been taken out of office and Shimon Perez has been put in his place. Does anyone know much about that?
    Or was I just hearing things. I was half asleep on the couch when I stirred to hear this bit of news. I wonder if that will have any affect anything.
    Michael from Oleh would know a lot more about this.
    Hey Michael… care to share your thoughts on this?


  5. Also Dawn I have found this regarding Hamas from ‘Counterterrorism Blog’

    For Hamas, as we understood it –based on its own literature and history – is a Jihadi Salafi organization, formerly financed by the Wahabis and currently funded by the Iranian regime. Hence the ballistics of its planning couldn’t be clearer: First, infiltrate. Second, penetrate. Third, takeover and form a Jihadi regime.

    Since its inception as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, the group evolved as of the 1980s from one intifada to another until it claimed a “political” victory in 2006 in Palestinian legislative elections. Obviously, the two decades of financial support from regional regimes and the full control of the political education of the enclave produced a militia-inspired political win. But Hamas played it wisely inside the Palestinian landscape. It surely had several opportunities to strike at its competitors, including Fatah and the PLO as of 1986 and the Palestinian Authority as of 1994. But it opted to grow slowly under the wings of patience and a stream of Syro-Iranian lifeline, until time came: Actually until Tehran and Damascus ordered the final crunch against the Palestinian Authority. Like the old Soviet strategies, the Jihadi “long term plans” have also been used by the Islamists of Hamas. And as it practiced internally, the group also refrained from striking externally against the U.S., the West and its Arab enemies, and here again, until “orders” will came from the regional master.

    This is who Blair and the quartet is going to have to deal with, it is bigger than most people think!


  6. Hi Dawn,

    I don’t mean to jump on you, but regarding Olmert being “tough and unwavering when it comes to defending Israel”…

    Would someone who has understanding give away the Golan Heights?

    Would an unwavering protector of Israel strengthen the enemy?

    I admit I don’t know much about politics or war, but I think of it this way…would you sell your kidneys to someone who is plotting to kill you and your children?

    Yes, I too would love to hear what Michael has to say about this.


  7. Hi Carla,

    After reading that link, it gives me a better picture of what seems to be happening with Olmert. He appears to be trying to play both sides of the fence, trying to appease both sides. That is not too encouraging to me. He might be pretending to be a friend of Israel. I will have to keep watching the news to see how this continues to play out. Thanks for the links. Now I understand why the media out here don’t even touch this issue with a ten foot pole. It’s like trying to get a handle on all the characters in a Wilbur Smith novel with complicated plot twists and political intrigue, not to mention the fact that they are so brainwashed by the views of the world. Vee, I don’t think it is any coincidence that Britain has been having several terrorist attacks the very week that Tony Blair takes this new position. Thanks for all the info about Hamas. We Canadian’s just don’t understand how the Middle Eastern countries function. Keep up the great job educating us.


  8. Dawn:
    You overrate Mr. Olmert.
    I live in Israel, and with the consequences of his disastrous policies. I’ve posted today about his unwillingness to allow Israel to defend itself:

    and a few days ago about his stupidity in dealing with terrorists:

    Don’t forget that Olmert is a man with a 0% approval rating:

    He is not “playing both sides of the fence;” rather, he is an idiot, and possibly a traitor.

    You asked: I wonder how Shimon Peres’ presence will affect things?

    Probably badly. He has a history of undercutting the gov’t, and entering personal “negotiations” with terrorists, which Israel is then expected to honor. That is how the Oslo mess got started.

    Don’t forget, also, that the recent Knesset vote for President was the first election that Peres has ever won in his entire political career.

    There is a joke here in Israel, that no matter who we vote for, we get Shimon Peres. There is another joke that politicians and diapers need to be changed frequently, and for the same reason…


  9. Thanks Michael for yet another insight into what is really happening out there in Israel. So if I am hearing you correctly, he knows how to lie to the western media very well when interviewed. He puts on a show while in fact he is really cutting the throats of the Israelies. He is more dangerous than I realized. Thank God that he is gracious, and that we know what the outcome will eventually be.


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  11. Isn’t it strange that of all the days in the year Blair is in Israel for these meeting on the 9th of Av, the day most bad things happen to Israel, Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and listen for that trumpet call


  12. I read that Tony Blair wants to be the vicar of the EU after an audience with the pope that lasted 1 hour. It was reported in the Omega Times august 2007


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