After Israel signed the Abraham Accord (Aug 13, 2020) with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which acknowledge both a peace treaty with the UAE and Israel’s right to exist, a commemorative coin was produced to acknowledge the peace treaty.
The coin has proven to be a bit controversial, a bit ironical and perhaps a bit prophetic.
On the front side are the flags of Israel and UAE along with an Eagle holding an olive branch.
On the back side of the coin was a sword that visualized peace, agriculture and technology and symbolically represented the verse from Isaiah that tells of people pounding their swords into plowshares (Isaiah 2:4).
But along with a verse from the Muslim Koran that reads: “And if one inclines towards peace, it inclines towards you,” there was also a verse from the Book of Jeremiah: “For I will give you lasting peace in this place.”
But the quote from Jeremiah 14:13 has proved a bit of controversy.
In the passage, the Prophet Jeremiah was criticizing the false prophets in Judah who were telling the King of Judah to fight Babylon and God ‘would give them lasting peace.’
In contrast, Jeremiah was telling Judah they were being judged by God and things would go better for them if they did not resist Babylon’s invasion.
So, In other words, the verse was actually quoting the prophecies of false prophet and because the King of Judah chose to believe them and fought Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar sacked Judah, destroyed the Jewish Temple and hauled hundreds of thousands of Jews into captivity.
Some believe the Bible does talk of a time of peace for Israel (Daniel 9:27) and have wondered if the Abraham Accord is a reference to this. However, the Bible also warns of a time when the nations would surround Israel in a great end times battle (Zechariah 14:12; Revelation 16:16).