But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 1. Thessalonians 5:1-3 NKJV

In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, US President Barack Obama said among other things that:

“The time has come for the world to move in a new direction. We must embrace a new era of engagement based on mutual interest and respect, and our work must begin now.”

Obama also said that he would “continue to seek a just, lasting and comprehensive peace in the Middle East between Israel, Palestine and the Arab world”.

That includes, as Obama says, a settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that results in two states—Israel and Palestine—in which both the Israeli [...]