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The UN Security Council Has Just Officially Given Every Inch Of East Jerusalem To The Palestinians

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Barack Obama has just made the worst decision of his entire presidency. On Friday, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 2334, and this never would have happened without the support and approval of Barack Obama. Since the United States has veto power on the Security Council, no resolution can ever pass unless the United States allows it to pass. For decades, it has been the policy of the U.S. government to veto all anti-Israel resolutions at the Security Council, and the Israeli government had been expecting that Barack Obama would not suddenly change that policy at the very end of his second term. Most of the news headlines about resolution 2334 refer to “Israeli settlements”, but the reality of the matter is that this resolution is about much more than that. The truth is that this resolution has established legally binding parameters for a “two-state solution” that Israel will never accept, and this includes giving every inch of East Jerusalem to the Palestinians.

 

If you have not read it yet, you can find the full text of resolution 2334 right here. It is one of the most important documents of our time, so you need to take a few minutes to read it.

In the excerpt below, you will see that this resolution clearly states that East Jerusalem is in “Palestinian territory” and that the Security Council says that it will recognize no changes to the pre-1967 borders except “those agreed by the parties through negotiations”…

Reaffirms that the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace;

Reiterates its demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and that it fully respect all of its legal obligations in this regard;

Underlines that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations;

Of course not one inch of East Jerusalem was controlled by Israel prior to the 1967 war. So the UN Security Council is saying that unless the Palestinians agree to give it up, every single inch of East Jerusalem (including the Temple Mount) belongs to the Palestinians.

As I have explained before, UN Security Council resolutions are considered to be legally binding on the parties. Now that the Palestinians have been granted full legal ownership over East Jerusalem, does anyone actually believe that they will ever willingly relinquish that?

Today, more than half a million Israelis live in East Jerusalem and the 137 settlements that are scattered throughout the West Bank.

Where are they all supposed to go?

This UN Security Council resolution never should have happened. President-elect Donald Trump made it abundantly clear that he would have vetoed this resolution, but instead of deferring to the next administration Barack Obama decided to viciously stab Israel in the back. This is the greatest betrayal of Israel in American history, and according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the Obama administration has been plotting this for quite a while

“From the information that we have, we have no doubt that the Obama administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “This is, of course, in complete contradiction of the traditional American policy that was committed to not trying to dictate terms for a permanent agreement, like any issue related to them in the Security Council, and, of course, the explicit commitment of President Obama himself, in 2011, to refrain from such steps.”

During an interview with with CNN on Sunday, an official spokesperson for Netanyahu said essentially the same thing…

Netanyahu spokesman David Keyes told CNN on Sunday, “We have iron-clad information, frankly, that the Obama administration really helped push this resolution and helped craft it, from sources internationally and sources in the Arab world.”

Unfortunately, Obama’s actions are going to have very serious implications for all of us.

As I just explained in an article on The Most Important News, those that bless Israel will be blessed, and those that curse Israel will be cursed.

And this is especially true when it comes to Jerusalem. In Zechariah 2:8 we are told that those that touch Jerusalem touch the apple of God’s eye, and in Zechariah 12 we are told that the city of Jerusalem will play a significant role in the last days. The following is what Zechariah 12:3 says in the Modern English Version

“And it will be on that day that I will set Jerusalem as a weighty stone to all the peoples. All who carry it will surely gash themselves, and all the nations of the land will be gathered against it.”

By defiantly attempting to divide the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem during the waning days of his presidency, Barack Obama has cursed America.

You may not believe in blessings and curses, but the Word of God says that those that curse Israel will be cursed, and without a doubt we will most assuredly be cursed as a result of what Barack Obama has done.

And of course the entire Middle East is going to suffer as well. Instead of bringing peace, this resolution just sets the stage for more conflict. According to the Times of Israel, the Netanyahu government is already promising not to adhere to the terms of the resolution…

“Israel categorically rejects the despicable anti-Israeli resolution at the UN, and will not adhere to it,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a seething statement after the council voted in favor of the motion 14-0.

Knowing all of this, put yourself into the shoes of the Palestinians for a moment.

The UN Security Council has given them legal rights to a nation with borders based on the pre-1967 lines. They have been given every inch of East Jerusalem, and every Israeli settlement in East Jerusalem and the West Bank has officially been declared illegal.

If Israel refuses to budge, the Palestinians could very easily come to the conclusion that they have exhausted all legal channels for resolving the conflict and that the only way they are going to get what legally belongs to them is to take it by force.

A great war is coming to the Middle East, and it will be a life or death struggle between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Nothing else that Barack Obama has done during his entire time in the White House even comes close to this. He has greatly cursed America, he has set the stage for the bloodiest war the Middle East has ever seen, and he has defiantly shaken his fist at the one true God that created all things.

May God have mercy on us all.

About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The Most Important News. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

  • Chris

    The great tribulation is soon to begin

  • Big Al

    Yay!!!!!!

  • This is what you get when you have a totally bullheaded, conservative hardliner leading Israel. Who is there that couldn’t see this coming? Did anyone really think Netanyahu could REPEATEDLY poke the president of the United States in the eye and still expect full support? Did anyone really think that he could increase the rate of settlement expansion into disputed territories and never anger a US president enough to get some pushback?

    COMPLETELY unrealistic. Every single US president from Carter onward has repeatedly asked Israel to stop ALL settlement activity in the disputed territories. Netanyahu went beyond the continued Israeli policy of settling in those territories in order to strengthen territorial claims prior to negotiation, he actually SPEEDED UP territorial settlement AND boasted about it!

    When someone truly bullheaded pushes that hard against a very powerful US president, he can expect there might be some pushback. That said, this agreement does not guarantee any boundaries. It says what the US has said before many times without a UN document — that the 1967 lines are the starting point for any negotiations and that any changes from those lines will have to be agreed upon by the Palestinians through trading one section of land (or some other concession) for another section of land. That has always been extremely unlikely.

    The real risk of this agreement is that it finally states unequivocally that Israeli settlement in territories never given to it by the League of Nations (and subsequently the UN that replaced the League of Nations) beyond what Israel had in 1967 is illegal. That raises the possibility that the UN could take other actions against Israel that don’t require Security Counsel agreement. (I think that’s possible, and if it is, then the US wouldn’t have any veto power.)

    It does make things tighter for Israel, but God raised prophets to tell us this was how things were going to go, and it seems to me those prophets made pretty clear this would be because of continued Jewish rejection of Jesus Christ. A lot of people don’t understand the Bible that way, but I don’t know why not. God said he would kick Jews out of the land, using Rome, and he did. He said he would bring them back into the land in a state of disbelief using gentile nations, and he did.

    He also said that he would severely discipline them once he drew them there through a most horrific war to bring them into a state of compliant submission to the New Covenant. I don’t know anything where he said he would give the Promised Land back to them in peace before they accept the Messiah. Where does it say that? (That is just a conclusion Fundamentalist Christians leaped to when they saw God was bringing Jews back to Israel; but it was apparently a leap too far.)

    I also don’t know where God ever said that participation in his eternal covenant with Israel did NOT require faithfulness (as pledged originally through circumcision, but as Paul said, circumcision had to be circumcision of the heart, or it meant nothing. Paul also said that only one seed, Jesus Christ inherited the eternal promise made to Abraham, and that all humans may only inherit that promise through faith in Jesus. He also said Jews (the natural branches) had been cut off from the Promise, and that they would be grafted back into the Promise WHEN THEY ACCEPT JESUS AS THEIR MESSIAH, which they currently emphatically do not. And, so, the discipline apparently begins.

    For all we know, God raised up a belligerent leader like Netanyahu just to bring Jewish bullheadedness to a head (something his prophets constantly referred to by such terms as saying they were a “stiff-necked people”). He may have raised up a bullheaded leader, knowing that leader would push things too far and too hard, resulting in a stiffening of the longstanding US position now that a huge number of Jews have been brought back to Israel.

    Do any of us KNOW what God’s exact plans are here in terms of how he is going to discipline Jews to cause them turn to Jesus?

    –David Haggith

  • Doesn’t the Bible say, “Woe to you who say, Let that day come quickly that we may see it? That day will be darkness to you, not light?”