The Danger Zone: Why Israel Greatly Fears Barack Obama’s Last Few Months In Office

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barack-obama-and-israeli-prime-minister-benjamin-netanyahu-public-domainBetween right now and January 20th, 2017 is a real “pressure point” for U.S. relations with Israel. Barack Obama has always desired to “leave a legacy” in the Middle East, and at this point the only option for accomplishing anything tangible is through the United Nations. The Israeli government is extremely concerned that Obama may attempt to take such action before he leaves office, and so they recently asked Secretary of State John Kerry if the U.S. would promise to veto any anti-Israel resolutions that come before the UN Security Council for the rest of Obama’s time in the White House. Unfortunately for Israel, the New York Post is reporting that Kerry flatly refused to make such a promise…


Israel faces a unique window of danger from Nov. 9 to Jan. 20: What might President Obama do in his final days in office to slam the Jewish state?

Start with Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent flat refusal to promise a US veto on any upcoming anti-Israel resolution in the UN Security Council.

On Saturday, Haaretz reports, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Kerry he’s counting on Washington to stick to its policy of nixing anti-Israel resolutions. Kerry’s reply: The administration has yet to make a decision on the matter.

Barack Obama knows that he is the only one standing in the way of a UN Security Council resolution that would formally recognize a Palestinian state, that would set the basic parameters for that state, and that would grant the Palestinians East Jerusalem as their capital.

If Obama decided not to use the U.S. veto power to block such a resolution, it would be legally binding on both Israel and the Palestinians, and the next president would not be able to go back and reverse course. It would take another UN Security Council vote to rescind the resolution once it has been passed, and the votes would simply not be there to do that.

So there is a great deal of concern about what Obama may do during his last few months in the White House. In fact, there is so much concern in Congress that 88 U.S. Senators sent him a letter last month asking him to continue to block any anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations.

Unfortunately, there is also a lot of pressure on Obama to support such a resolution. About a week ago, I wrote about how the New York Times editorial board has actually formally endorsed a UN resolution that would establish a Palestinian state. For the most important newspaper in America to take such a stand is extraordinary.

136 countries have already recognized a Palestinian state, and the international pressure on Obama to do something before he leaves the White House is intense. The Obama administration has not indicated which way they are going to go just yet, and that is leaving many people very, very nervous.

And without a doubt, the United Nations has moved in a very anti-Israel direction recently. If you have not heard about it yet, last week UNESCO (the cultural arm of the United Nations) adopted an anti-Israel resolution that denies Israel’s historic connection to the Temple Mount. The following comes from Haaretz

UNESCO adopted an anti-Israel resolution Thursday that disregards Judaism’s historic connection to the Temple Mount and casts doubt on the link between Judaism and the Western Wall.

Twenty-four countries voted in favor of the decision while six voted against and 26 abstained while just two were missing from the vote.

Incredibly, the resolution says that the Temple Mount is sacred only to Muslims, and it accuses Israel of being “the occupying Power”

UNESCO said it “firmly deplores the continuous storming of Al-Aqṣa Mosque/Al-Ḥaram Al-Sharif by Israeli right-wing extremists and uniformed forces, and urges Israel, the occupying Power, to take necessary measures to prevent provocative abuses that violate the sanctity and integrity of Al-Aqṣa Mosque/Al-Ḥaram Al-Sharif.”

This move by UNESCO was so outrageous that it has even become an issue in the U.S. presidential campaign. Donald Trump has strongly denounced UNESCO, and he repeated his pledge to recognize Jerusalem “as the one true capital of Israel”

“I have said on numerous occasions that in a Trump administration, the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the one true capital of Israel,” he said. “The United Nations’ attempt to disconnect the state of Israel from Jerusalem is a one-sided attempt to ignore Israel’s 3,000-year bond to its capital city, and is further evidence of the enormous anti-Israel bias of the U.N.”

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have both announced that they will not support a UN Security Council resolution that sets the parameters for a Palestinian state. So that makes the upcoming January 20th deadline that much more important.

It may surprise you to hear that Clinton has come out so strongly against such a resolution, but the truth is that both candidates desperately need the Jewish vote in this election, and so both of them are taking positions that will appeal to Jewish voters.

To get an idea of just how important the Jewish vote is, check out the following excerpt from a recent MSN article

Jews may account for roughly only 2 percent of the American adult population, but their concentration in a number of swing states and counties makes them a potentially pivotal demographic in this fall’s presidential election.

Eighty to 85 percent of Jews turn out to vote in national elections—more than 20 percent higher than the national average during the 2012 presidential election. More than one million eligible Jewish voters also live in 11 battleground states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Even though Hillary Clinton is a habitual liar, it is unlikely that she will break her pledge to Jewish voters to veto any anti-Israel UN Security Council resolutions, because she will need their votes again in 2020.

So if we can get to January 20th and there is no UN Security Council resolution to divide the land of Israel, perhaps we can breathe a bit of a sigh of relief.

But between then and now, there will be a massive amount of international pressure on Barack Obama to support such a resolution, and if he does support such a resolution the consequences for our nation will be exceedingly great.

For decades, we have seen a pattern of judgment on anyone that is involved in trying to divide the land of Israel. Just recently we witnessed another amazing example of this phenomenon with the death of Israeli politician Shimon Peres, and this is something that I discussed during my recent appearance at Morningside

Attempting to divide the land of Israel is a big mistake, but it is a mistake that our leaders keep on making over and over again.

Whether it is Barack Obama or some other president, someday the U.S. government will play a major role in helping to formally establish a Palestinian state.

And when that happens, all hell will break loose in this country.

So let us pray that this will be delayed for as long as possible.

Personally, my hope is that we can get to January 20th without Barack Obama doing something very, very foolish at the United Nations.

About the author: Michael Snyder is the founder and publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and End Of The American Dream. Michael’s controversial new book about Bible prophecy entitled “The Rapture Verdict” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on*

  • biglipnagger

    Hillary is the REAL Anti-Christ. Obama is the man who set the table.

    • Jim Davis

      I don’t recall the Book of Revelation mentioning the anti-Christ wearing pant suits and having cankles.

      • Paula

        Didn’t want to scare you that badly.

      • TrollingforTrolls

        Thank you for great laugh!

  • morty4808

    And we are supposed to care about the Jewish Convert occupiers why? Revelations 3:9 I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars–I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. sounds to me they are screwed …

    • watchmannonthewall

      Pretty fascinating to me that of the 7 churches mentioned in Revelation, only one specifically mentions Jews. Who are the people in the other 6 churches? Those that aren’t Jews?? And were any of those 7 churches located in Israel or Judah, or in Gentile territories?

      Zechariah 12:10-14 makes it very clear that the Spirit of grace and of supplication will be poured out upon the house of David (Judah), and the Levites, as they look on Him whom they have pierced and will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only son. It hardly seems the Spirit of grace has been poured out upon them to bring them into condemnation, does it?

      Paul tells us in Romans 2:28-29, “For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly; neither is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and the circumcision is that which is of the heart [he has a new heart], by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.”

      Paul, as one who knew the OT forward and backwards, is referring to Moses’ statement in Deuteronomy 10:16 “Circumcise then your heart and stiffen your neck no more” and Ezekiel 11:19-20, “And I will give them one heart, and shall put a new Spirit within them. And I shall take the heart of stone out of thier flesh and give them a heart of flesh, that they may WALK IN MY STATUTES and KEEP MY ORDINANCES, AND DO THEM [OBEY]. Then they will be My people and I will be their God.” Jesus always taught we have to obey His Father, just like He did!

      It is just as obvious the “Jews” mentioned in Revelation 3:9 are not walking in His statutes and ordinances as most of those “other people” (Gentiles?) in 5 of the other 6 churches! Perhaps that is why Paul wrote, “Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall” and for the Gentiles not to get puffed up and think they were better than the Jews, Romans 11:19-22, lest they also be cut off! Obviously, Father knew they were going to do this and so warned them against it, right? Jesus said, “Be careful how you hear!”

  • SantosGarcia
  • carson

    the UN, the theater of the absurd and worse

  • Jim Clark

    That will teach Israel not to have its Prime Minister address Congress without permission

  • 1Cor 15:50 Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God..


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    • Mike

      A man coming from the land of Dalit caste system, the demonic Hindu religion, extreme poverty, slavery and where families burn the grandmother to death once her husband dies is going to save the world and bring peace, I think not.


        You are a troll

  • TheLulzWarrior

    “If Obama decided not to use the U.S. veto power to block such a resolution, it would be legally binding on both Israel and the Palestinians, and the next president would not be able to go back and reverse course.”

    Wait, since when does “international law” actually matter??

    The UN recognize Palestine as a state and East Jerusalem as its capital, so f***ing what? Netanyahu will have pull the IDF out of the West Bank and Gaza? Not going to happen!

  • MaxRockatansky33

    They are no longer a “Nanny-state” of Mommy USA. Small but strong Country. One of the best and strongest military in the World. 300 nuclear warheads. Armed Nation. Something else?