Q. I am wondering if the Seven Year Peace Agreement “requires” Israel to agree to it or could it be enacted unilaterally by UN decree? In other words a figurative “gun” to Israel’s head.
A. Daniel 9:27 literally states that the anti-Christ will confirm the covenant with Israel. This could mean the covenant will already be in place but hasn’t previously been enforced. In any case I don’t see it as being something Israel will have to accept under duress, since they will initially benefit greatly from it. They’ll receive the go ahead to build their Temple and will think peace has finally arrived.