The President of the UN Security Council just moved Palestinian statehood forward without any U.S. objection whatever!
The Security Council referred Palestine's application to become a United Nations Member State to the committee that handles the admission of new members. THERE WAS NO PUBLIC COMMENT MADE BY U.S. DELEGATES, AND NO STATEMENT ISSUED FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CONFIRMING ITS INTENTION TO VETO ADMISSION OF PALESTINE AS A STATE OR A NON-MEMBER STATE OBSERVER.
The Security Council's swift referral followed just days after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas submitted the PA application to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who then forwarded it to the 15-member Security Council.
The Council's Committee on the Admission of New Members is slated to consider the application this week. It appears an upgrade of the Palestinian Authority's status in the General Assembly to at least member observer status is all but certain.
THIS IS AN OUTRAGEOUS BETRAYAL AND DIPLOMATIC ASSAULT AGAINST ISRAEL THAT SHOULD NEVER HAVE ADVANCED! IT IS A DIPLOMATIC FAILURE BY OBAMA UNEQUALED IN 63 YEARS OF THE U.S. SUCCESSFULLY REPELLING UN ORCHESTRATED ANTI-ISRAEL ABUSE AND ATTACKS!
Given this appalling failure by Obama's U.S. delegation to contain Abbas and his Palestinian provocation, intense last-minute lobbying pressure was brought to bear to have Abbas "settle" for an observer upgrade, by bolstering hopelessly limp U.S. efforts with the so-called Diplomatic Quartet. With the aid of the European Union, the UN, and Russia it may be that Obama truly will be permitted to evade his responsibility to Israel. Obama at virtually any cost WAS NOT COMMITTED to wield the Security Council veto, for fear it would give offense to the Arab street.
Abbas has relentlessly pressed his demands for a United Nations vote recognizing "statehood" for Palestine and apparently prevailed in insisting the UN Security Council expedite their decision to move forward his gambit.
Any application for UN membership is considered by the Council, which decides whether or not to recommend admission to the 193-member General Assembly, which then has to adopt a resolution for the admission of a Member State.
Palestine, which currently has special, limited observer status at the UN, submitted the application for full membership allegedly "based on the Palestinian people's natural, legal and historic rights" invoking UN Resolution 181 as adopted by the General Assembly in November 1947, authorizing the partition of Palestine.
However, the problem for the Palestinians with invoking Resolution 181 is that the UN General Assembly ALREADY partitioned Palestine into Jewish and Arab States, and these states have existed for decades – Israel, the Jewish state, and Trans-Jordan now known as Jordan, the Arab state.
Now the Palestinian Authority is acting to circumvent UN Resolution 242 and the Oslo Accords, which mandate bilateral negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians to resolve border and territorial disputes.
The future of Jerusalem, and indeed Israel's very survival, may well depend on an IMMEDIATE United States veto this week – will pro-Muslim Barack Hussein Obama refuse to uphold America's moral, diplomatic, and strategic interests?
407 Congressmen voted for House Resolution 268 which clearly reminds us WHAT U.S. LAW CURRENTLY SAYS:
"Resolved: That the House of Representatives … reaffirms the United States statutory requirement precluding assistance to a Palestinian Authority that includes Hamas unless that Authority and all its ministers publicly accept Israel's right to exist and all prior agreements and understandings with the United States and Israel."
This is to say that U.S. federal law already prohibits our taxpayer funding of the Palestinian Authority should they violate Res. 242 and/or the 1993 Oslo Accords, and join the Hamas terrorists to illicitly seek a rogue "state." This is precisely what they have now done at the UN. American law requires defunding the Palestinians, and now that they have acted in violation of prior agreements, CONGRESS MUST DEMAND THAT U.S. LAW BE ENFORCED!
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is covering for the Obama Administration's failure to protect Israel – by blaming the Jews. She attacked Jewish "settlement" building developments in the small town of Gilo, Israel outside Jerusalem:
"We believe that this morning's announcement by the government of Israel approving the construction of (1,100) housing units in east Jerusalem is counter-productive to our efforts to resume direct negotiations between the parties," Clinton told the Jerusalem Post at a news conference. "As you know, we have long urged both sides to avoid any kind of action which could undermine trust, including, and perhaps most particularly, in Jerusalem, any action that could be viewed as provocative by either side," she added.
But the 1,100 Gilo settlements are not in east Jerusalem, which the Palestinians falsely claim as theirs. Gilo in fact is southwest of Jerusalem, nowhere close to east Jerusalem.
Palestinian Authority spokesman Nabil Abu Radina falsely claimed that Gilo was a unilateral effort on the part of the Israeli government to undermine legitimate efforts for a Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rightly repeated his call for an "indivisible, eternal" Jerusalem as the Jewish capitol. He called the Gilo project "nothing new" and said, "We plan in Jerusalem. We build in Jerusalem. Period. The same way Israeli governments have been doing for 44 years, since the end of the 1967 war."
The Netanyahu government also noted in a statement at the UN that "Jerusalem is the capitol of the Jewish people; this is our heart. Jerusalem was the capitol of the Jewish people when London was still a swamp…"
Tell Congress to DEFUND the UN, and let them know they will BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE if they do not protect the indivisible, eternal Jerusalem as the capitol for Eretz Israel.
I implore you – STAND FOR ISRAEL and DEMAND CONGRESS DO THE SAME!
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