Abbas issues an ultimatum to Israel: withdraw within one year or else

In an address to the United Nations, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas declared that Israel has one year to withdraw from all territories it acquired in 1967, including east Jerusalem, or else (ref. 1).

Israel, for its part, has brushed aside the demand (ref. 1).

So, this ultimatum presumably means there will be war within one year.

Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Beat your ploughshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong… Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

Joel 3:9-12

Of course, no one knows when precisely it will start, for no man knows the day or the hour, not the angels, neither the Son, only the Father (ref. Mark 13:32). Presumably, everything everywhere must be right before it does start.

But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

Mark 13:32-33

Also, from time to time, I have noticed the other side almost trying to weasel out of it. America’s on and off tensions with China and Russia, for instance. One week, there is maligning and antagonising. The next, there is grovelling.

Even so, eventually, what is to happen will happen.

There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.

Isaiah 48:22

Anyway, when it all does start, that is to say when the abomination of desolation is set up, and also when the two witnesses arrive, then everyone who understands the Bible will be able to count the number of days until the day of the LORD (ref. Daniel 12:11-12, Revelation 11:3).

And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

Daniel 12:11-12

And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

Revelation 11:3


1. Mideast Monitor (25 September 2021), “Abbas: Israel has only one year to withdraw from 1967 occupied territories”,