UN Security Council Censures Israel’s Right to their Land
On December 23rd, President Obama struck a powerful blow against Israel at the United Nations. He refused to have the U.S. veto the biased Security Counsel Resolution 2334 that singled out Israel for blame and declared illegal all Israeli construction in the lands it liberated in 1967. This led to a 14-to-0 approval by the U.N. of the resolution, which denies the legal validity of Israel’s West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements. The next feared action between now and January 20th, would be for the Obama administration to help the U.N. unilaterally declare a Palestinian State.
This is the very first time the United States has refused to use its U.N. veto power to protect the interests of Israel, marking a dramatic change in the relationship between the two nations. In one day alone, the General Assembly adopted ten resolutions singling out Israel. Two of those used verbatim the anti-Semitic language from resolutions passed this fall by the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that actually deny Jewish historic and religious ties to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Another resolution called for the immediate return to Syria of the Golan Heights, liberated by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967. The resolution called it “occupied territory.” So, while Syrian president Bashar Assad makes war against his own citizens, the General Assembly was focused on returning the Heights to this corrupt and murderous maniac.
Israel’s leaders are furious and frustrated with the double betrayal from the Obama administration after vetoing UN Security Council Resolution 2334 that basically says all of Judea, Samaria and biblical [“East”] Jerusalem is illegally occupied by Israel. Afterward, an arrogant Secretary of State Kerry lectured Israel in a speech filled with false facts.
The resolution, which President Obama refused to veto, called Jewish homes in parts of Jerusalem and biblical Judea and Samaria illegal under international law, a move that reversed years of U.S. policy on the matter. This is fatal because it subjects anyone involved with the Jewish settlements to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court and could open the door to prosecutions against individual Israelis.
The U. S. Congress is threatening to strip the United Nations of funding following an anti-Israel resolution that condemns the Jewish state as an obstacle to peace in the Middle East. Contact
The incoming Trump administration would have to threaten such economic consequences to the U.N. and the 14 other countries that supported this resolution that it would bring the U.N. to its knees.
Please pray for Israel’s leaders to have the wisdom for how to respond, knowing that Scripture reveals that at some stage all nations will come against Jerusalem and Judea (Zechariah 12:2-3).
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