Update to the previous article on the UN Resolution 2334
The Security Council vote on Resolution 2334, orchestrated by Barack Obama, stabbed Israel in the back. It also ” blankets Israel as the sole perpetrator of international lawlessness overlooking ongoing Palestinian belligerency save for asking the PA to confront those engaging in terror as if those engaging in terror had nothing to do with the Palestinian Authority and their incitement to and glorification of Palestinian terrorism against Israel.” Canada Free Press
Sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon described Biden as personally lobbying in favor of the resolution, which comports with claims by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that “the Obama administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed.”
“Biden lobbied Ukraine and of course administration officials are too cowardly to admit it,” said a senior pro-Israel official who is working with Congressional offices on responding to the resolution. “With everything that’s going on involving Russia, Iran, and Syria, this is how the Obama administration choose to spend its precious diplomatic capital. They decided to twist arms and trade favors for a resolution that cuts off Jews from Jerusalem, a city that is Israel’s capital city according to American law.” FreeBeacon
The British secretly worked the Palestinians and urged New Zealand to move ahead with the resolution, and a call from Netanyahu to Putin triggered a real drama at the UN HQ just one hour before the vote. Haaretz
It demands an end to all settlement activity and designates all the land that Israel captured from Jordan in the 1967 war, which includes the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, as “occupied Palestinian territory.”
When the United Nations Security Council calls the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem with its synagogues, yeshivot, Jewish population and businesses, the Jewish Temple Mount and the Western Wall and all its antiquities, and the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, the Hadassah Hospital and other profoundly Jewish/Israeli institutions and heritage as “Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem” it is a surrender that no Israeli government or any caring Jew are prepared to accept. Canada Free Press
The goal is no longer an Israel with “secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force,” but an “urgent” need by the UN to: (i) stabilize the situation and to reverse negative trends on the ground, which are steadily eroding the two-State solution and entrenching a one-State reality, and (ii) to create the conditions for successful final status negotiations and for advancing the two-State solution through those negotiations and on the ground.” AmericanThinker
Since 1993, the presidency of Bill Clinton, the American administration has supported the “two-state” solution. During almost 23 years the same solution has been proposed with the same outcome. Other solutions should be looked at.
Goes Beyond Settlements:
UNSC resolution was the removal of all Israeli claims to the most holy Jewish sites placing them at the feet of the Palestinians
The wording of a flagrantly biased resolution wrongly claimed that “settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including east Jerusalem has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law.”
This is blatantly incorrect.
It corrupted UN Resolution 242 of 1967 that called on Israel armed forces to withdraw from territory according to a timetable. 242 did not call on Israel to withdraw from all the territory as does this UNSC demand.
Resolution 242 acknowledged Israel’s right to protect itself and live in peace within secure and recognized borders. Although the UNSC resolution restates these essential prerequisites it has the chutzpah to impose where these borders should be by renaming anything beyond the so-called 1967 lines “occupied Palestine territory.” As such, the Security Council converts a false definition into international law. Canada Free Press
Obliterates the Oslo Accords:
The UNSC vote also obliterated the Oslo Accords signed on the White House lawn between Yasser Arafat and Yizhak Rabin in the presence of President Bill Clinton and witnessed by the EU and Russia.
The Oslo Accords divided the territories known as Judea & Samaria or the West Bank into three zones. Area A was put under the civil and security administration of the Palestinian Authority. Area B was given to the PA for their civil rule while the security elements were agreed to be a joint Israeli-PA project. Area C was designated to be under complete Israel civil and security control until some future permanent peace agreement depending on the terms and conditions of such an agreement.
Currently in Area C there are almost 600,000 Jews and just under 100,000 Arabs residing there although the Palestinian Authority with the physical and financial assistant of European countries and the EU are creating facts on the ground by transferring Bedouin Arabs into Area C. These people live in buildings provided by the EU in defiance of the provisions of Area C.
According to the Oslo Accords, Area C will be negotiated in the permanent status negotiations which have not taken place because the Palestinian Authority, and certainly not Palestinian Hamas, has any inclination to sit with the Israeli leadership to negotiate mutual recognition, borders, or any other final status provisions.
The wording of new UNSC vote would have us believe that this Oslo Accord provision is null and void. Area C has been replaced and given the status of “illegally occupied Palestinian territory.” Not so. The presumption that Israel must withdraw from all territories or that Jews will not continue to live and work on Judea & Samaria is a gross and deliberate aberration. Canada Free Press
Israel Reaction to UN Resolution has been a series of diplomatic moves:
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday ordered a temporary suspension of relations with the 12 United Nations Security Council members who voted in favor of a resolution which says Israel’s settlements in the West Bank “had no legal validity.”
[UK, France, Russia, China, Japan, Ukraine, Angola, Egypt, Uruguay, Spain, Senegal and New Zealand]
Netanyahu personally met with and scolded 10 of the ambassadors from the dozen countries who voted for the resolution that says the settlement constituted “a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the vision of two States living side-by-side in peace and security.” FoxNews
UK Prime Minister Theresa May doing the bidding of the Saudis?
Reports in the Israeli media said Netanyahu had told ministers at his weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday that he did not intend to meet May in Davos at the forthcoming World Economic Forum. BreitBart
A certain freedom that this resolution has now given to Israel.
Ironically, there is a certain freedom that this resolution has now given to Israel. Israel no longer has to worry about restraining its building in Judea and Samaria in order to hold off a UN condemnation. That ship has sailed. So given that Israel is “on its own” anyway, it might as well feel the freedom to move forward in a way is pleasing to God. It seems likely that no stronger resolution will ever pass as long as Trump is in office.
This UN resolution 2334, then, may have just the opposite effect upon Israel of that intended. Those 15 nations of the Security Council, who sought to curb expansions within Israel, may end up watching the expansion of settlements in Judea and Samaria occurring at a higher rate than ever before. Three thousand years before Obama, Kerry and Power schemed against Israel, an ancient king would write a song about God’s response: “He who sits in the heavens laughs.” (Psalms 2:4) Actually, just a light chuckle in the face of this “wasp without a stinger” would be more than enough of a response for the Almighty God. BreakingNewsIsrael