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Palestinian Authority Races To Get A UN Security Council Resolution Before Obama Leaves Office

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barack-obama-leaving-the-blue-room-public-domainA little more than four months from now Barack Obama’s time in the White House is scheduled to end, and the Palestinians know that their best chance of getting a UN Security Council resolution addressing their conflict with Israel is rapidly slipping away. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both greatly wooing the Jewish vote, and they both are making very strong pro-Israel statements these days. To many of you it probably isn’t a surprise that the Palestinians are not exactly thrilled with the prospect of a Trump presidency, but the truth is that they are very leery of Clinton as well. If you doubt this, just check out this Al-Jazeera article. At this point the Palestinians are pretty much convinced that any action at the UN Security Council must happen while Barack Obama still holds the reigns of power, and so they are in a race against time.

At a minimum, the Palestinians would like a UN Security Council resolution condemning any new Jewish settlement activity in the West Bank. And that is precisely what they are pushing very hard for right now

The Palestinian Authority intends to accelerate its attempt to pass a United Nations Security Council resolution against Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank, according to WAFA, the Palestinian News and Information Agency.

“The Palestinian leadership and in cooperation with the Arab League and the Arab ministerial group will hold contacts at the international level to speed up convening a Security Council session that should pass a resolution to stop settlements, which pose unprecedented and serious threat and creates a situation that would result in grave consequences,” said Nabil Abu Rude, who is a spokesman for PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

Needless to say, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is steadfastly against such a resolution, and he is alarmed by statements made by Palestinian leaders that seem to indicate that they want to remove every single Jewish person from territories under their control…

The Israeli leader also addressed the longstanding Palestinian Authority demand for a Jew-free Palestinian state; a requirement famously expressed by PA President Mahmoud Abbas when he exclaimed, “In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli — civilian or soldier — on our lands.”

“I think what makes peace impossible is intolerance of others. Societies that respect all people are the ones that pursue peace. Societies that demand ethnic cleansing don’t pursue peace,” Netanyahu stated in the video.

If we see a UN Security Council resolution on Israeli settlement in the West Bank that would be significant, but there is another possibility that would be absolutely earth-shattering if Barack Obama chose to go that direction. Up until now, the U.S. government has always used their UN Security Council veto power to block any resolution that would formally establish the parameters for a Palestinian state and grant them East Jerusalem as the capital of that state. But earlier this year the Obama administration signaled that such a resolution was now on the table, and at this point Obama has just four months left to make a decision one way or the other.

If Obama decides to pull the trigger, such a resolution would be legally binding on the Israelis and the Palestinians, and neither Trump nor Clinton would be able to go back and change it once it is done…

This leaves only one option that isn’t seen as unrealistic, unpalatable, or insignificant: to set down the guidelines or “parameters” of a peace agreement—on the four core issues of borders, security, refugees, and Jerusalem—in a US-supported UN Security Council resolution. Once passed, with US support, these Security Council-endorsed parameters would become international law, binding, in theory, on all future presidents and peace brokers.

Top US officials see a parameters resolution as Obama’s only chance at a lasting, positive legacy, one that history might even one day show to have been more important to peace than the achievements of his predecessors.

Back in March, 388 members of Congress from both parties (including Nancy Pelosi) sent Barack Obama a letter urging him not to support such a resolution. So there is a considerable amount of political pressure on him not to do this.

But at this point he is a lame duck with nothing to lose. He always said that a Palestinian state was high on his list of priorities, and this is his final chance to do something about it.

If we do see a UN Security Council resolution, it is likely that it will upset both the Israelis and the Palestinians

Any resolution the US supports will contain clauses that are difficult for each side to accept. The most troublesome issues for Israel are that the borders will be based on the pre-1967 lines and that the Palestinian capital will be in Jerusalem. The most onerous clauses for the Palestinians relate to recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, the absence of a timeline for Israel’s withdrawal from the West Bank, and a resolution of the refugee problem that would rule out anything but symbolic return to Israel.

And instead of promoting peace, it would actually just set the stage for a major war, but Obama doesn’t really understand the dynamics of the Middle East. He just wants to “leave a legacy”, and at this point negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians are completely dead.

The only way that Obama is going to get something done before the end of his second term is at the United Nations.

There are five countries that have veto power on the UN Security Council, and the United States is the only one that has been standing in the way of a Palestinian state.

Obama has hinted that next time the U.S. may not use the veto power, and nobody is quite sure precisely what would happen if a resolution was put for a vote during the coming months.

Of course supporting a UN Security Council resolution formally dividing the land of Israel would be the worst move that Obama would make in his entire presidency, and this is something that I detailed on international television last month

We are going to find out what happens one way or the other very soon, because January 20th, 2017 is just a little bit more than four months away.

Let’s pray that Barack Obama makes the correct decision.

  • watchmannonthewall

    Should the president act on this matter, either in the manner described or in support of a U.N. action to divide the Land of Israel, it will undoubtedly be the most important action taken by him during his two terms. He will have “a” legacy, as he desires. I do not say it will be a “good” legacy in the way he appears to think, considering all the actions he has taken in the ME that have led to the U.S. completely losing all influence in the area.

    We had a foreign policy disaster for a president back in the late 70’s. Foreign policy is the PURPOSE for the presidency, constitutionally, and to act as a check on Congress which is, in reality, charged with legislating statutes the people of the nation must comply with.

    As Mitch Albom used to say on AM760 here in Detroit, (and likely still does) as he opens his radio show, “Is it just me? Or has common sense become all too uncommon?” An absolutely great line!!

    Wouldn’t it be ironic, if upon losing the ME to the Russians, he proceeded to give them a blank check, through the U.N., to do whatever they wanted to do there? Give them control over 70% of the oil in the world? Perhaps that was what he was speaking of in the video when he mentioned, to the former Russian president, he’d have “more flexibility” after his 2012 re-election.

    • iris

      Good call regarding the “more flexibility” comment which was caught when they didn’t know the sound was still on. Can we say, Gog?

  • William Lutz

    I seriously advise everyone to make a “Things to do before the s*** hits the fan” list. The world is traveling down the highway to hell unbelievably quick and the sheeple are going to regret their failure to think and act accordingly. Take advantage of this opportunity to have the last bit of fun while getting prepared.

  • iris

    Our own policies and actions, including other countries’, have been involved in the “land for peace” deals for quite a while, even before Obama really ramped things up in the ME by overtly supporting entities which want to see Israel annihilated. If he gets his way, this will be another watershed moment in the fulfillment of prophecy. We can pray this doesn’t happen, but happen sooner or later, it will, more so than it has already. We’re explicitly told that all nations will come against Israel in the end times. But God is not mocked, and the Bible says that Yeshua of Bethlehem Himself will come to Israel’s rescue at the end, and show them the scars on His hands and side from what He purposefully endured on the Cross for us all. They will turn to Him as a nation, in that day, and God Himself will fight for them. God keeps His promises, to Israel, and thankfully, to us, as well. I hope what’s happening will be a wake up call to the world, to seek God’s face while we still can, because we don’t have much time left.

    • iris

      This started becoming apparent under Carter, although words were minced more at Camp David, but policies have been being carried out under the table for longer back than that, here and around the world. Lots of racism, imo . It amazes me that modern Jews in the U.S. would still want to vote Democrat, if not for Israel or Judaism’s sake, then for their own safety’s sake as racial Jews.

  • Sm

    Written by Dr. Alon-Ben Meir:

    “Israel’s continued settlement activity—whether retroactively approving ‘unauthorized’ outposts or advancing plans for new units as was recently announced—represents yet another nail in the coffin of the peace process. The settlements have become nothing but Israel’s self-entrapment, threatening its very existence. Prime Minister Netanyahu and his coalition partners, however, are not concerned about the prospective dire repercussions of settlement activity. They put the sanctity of the land above any other consideration, and view the settlement enterprise as the prerequisite to repossessing the entire historic ‘land of Israel.’”

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/israels-jewish-settlements-and-netanyahus-one-state-solution-self-entrapment-of-existential-proportions-the-eventual-annexation-of-all-palestinian-lands/5544759

    Written by Paul Craig Roberts:

    “The obstacle to peace is the United States government, which has consistently opposed the entire world’s decades long effort to stop the Zionist genocide of a land called Palestine.

    Palestine is a stolen and oppressed land. Israel’s greatest leaders themselves acknowledge the fact. Tom Are quotes David Ben-Gurion”:

    ‘If I were an Arab leader, I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural, we have taken their country. Sure God promised it to us, but what does that matter to them? Our God is not theirs. We came from Israel, it’s true, but that was two thousand years ago, and what is that to them? There has been anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come and stolen their country. Why should they accept that?’ http://thomas-l-are.blogspot.com

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/obstacle-to-peace-the-genocide-of-a-land-palestine/5542133

  • braindiseasecalledliberalism

    Anything that will be bad for the United States or one of its long-time allies (Israel), Obama will do with great delight!!!

  • A.S.

    According to google, as of December 2015, around 800,000 Jews live in the West Bank, which includes the Eastern half of Jerusalem, Undivided. I would put it at around 1,250,000 in reality,as of today.

    If Obama goes forth with the U.N. resolution, this time G-d will not be too happy. Last time, when the Gaza expulsion happened, 10x the calamity happened in the U.S. (i.e. Katrina).

    This time, I think it will be 40x. In Jewish tradition, the number 40 is used in many places. So….G-d forbid Israel is divided, 40x the calamity will happen in the U.S. 1.25 million x 40 = 50 million U.S. citizens will lose their homes overnight.

    California has around 50 million people. I think a 10.0 earthquake could happen destroying everything!

    There are around 50 million in the upper part of the North East. I think a hurricane can happen like a few years ago, that will flood everything, or maybe a snow storm that will bring 100 feet of snow, or maybe some other calamity.

    Or maybe the Madrid fault will have an earthquake. That could be around 50 million people.

    So go ahead Obama, support the dividing of Israel. Then even FEMA, all of the National Guard, and other emergency relief ABC agencies, won’t be able to help everyone. Obama’s legacy will be that he caused 50 million people to lose their home and TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

    • iris

      The calamity doesn’t necessarily include physical trouble either, far worse, imo, would be mental/emotional suffering/loss. We do reap what we sow, so I can only thank Him for all the mercy He gives. The land for peace deals have only made things worse, as these gestures have been interpreted as weakness, at best. Other factors have also made them more confident, and more capable of carrying out their often stated intent to destroy all Jews and the state of Israel.

  • SantosGarcia
  • VigilanteCaregiver

    If Osama/Obama ever leaves office. Remaining in-office is completely illegal, but laws never do stop criminals.