Over the past decade, the United Nations has issued 223 resolutions against Israel. Against Syria, they only passed 8.
John Kerry, soon-to-be former Secretary of State, has spent over an hour defending the United States’ abstention from voting on the most recent United Nations’ resolution condemning Israel’s “occupation” of Palestinian “territories,” urging that Israel vacate the area. The abstention virtually allowed the measure to pass uncontested.
According to the New York Times, “Applause broke out in the 15-member Security Council’s chambers after the vote on the measure, which passed 14 to 0, with the United States ambassador, Samantha Power, raising her hand as the lone abstention. Israel’s ambassador, Danny Danon, denounced the measure and castigated the council members who had approved it.
“Defying extraordinary pressure from President-elect Donald J. Trump and furious lobbying by Israel, the Obama administration on Friday allowed the United Nations Security Council to adopt a resolution that condemned Israeli settlement construction.
“The administration’s decision not to veto the measure reflected its accumulated frustration over Israeli settlements. The American abstention on the vote also broke a long-standing policy of shielding Israel from action at the United Nations that described the settlements as illegal.”
The Times described the resolution as the resolution as merely a paper tiger rebuff, “not expected to have any practical impact on the ground” while still calling it a major rebuff to Israel, “one that could increase its isolation over the paralyzed peace process with Israel’s Palestinian neighbors, who have sought to establish their own state on territory held by Israel.”
“Would you ban the French from building in Paris?” Danon asked them.
“The resolution,” the Times reported, “describes the settlement building as a ‘major obstacle’ to peace and demands that Israel stop the construction, which most the world regards as illegal.”
That’s funny to us suburbanites here in northern New Jersey who are watching – and listening – as our hills are blasted to smithereens by non-government organizations with incestuous ties to our government to make way for a large invasion of Democrat-voting and welfare-absorbing immigrants who will change our neighborhoods forever, among them, Islamic terrorists posing as Middle Eastern refugees.
While it might sound like we sympathize with the Palestinians, actually we sympathize with Israel. Palestine is about as legitimate to our minds as California and Texas are Mexican states only in the sense that those states have been illegally occupied by Mexicans and Marxist-oriented illegal aliens from even further south.
The Jewish people and their God, Jahweh/Jehovah, conquered – yes, conquered – that area many centuries ago. The Jews claimed the land from profane, idol-worshipping tribes back in the mists of time both militarily and spiritually. That pagan and Muslim worshippers dispute the Israeli claim – only made legal in 1948, when Israel was officially declared a state – speaks to their commitment to endless warfare.
Israel would commit to peace. But the Palestinians will never do so. To even think of a dual state is ridiculous. The current resolution would deprive the Israelis of access to their spiritual capital of Jerusalem. Although Muslims and certain Christian sects claim that God has forsaken Jerusalem, more enlightened minds recognize the importance of Jerusalem and the sacred right of freedom.
Islam is so tyrannical that is now forbidden even here in America to criticize it, much less support Israel in its right to exist. No two-state solution will ever resolve this conflict. The Muslims are dedicated to the destruction of the Jews and any Jewish state.
China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States make up the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council. Angola, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal, Spain, Ukraine, Uruguay, and Venezuela make up the current ten non-permanent member states.
That China and France voted in favor of the resolution is hardly a surprise. The votes of France and the United Kingdom speak to their increasing problems with a rising Muslim populace and the violence they bring with them.
Angola essentially became a communist country by 1976. Egypt is Muslim, as are Malaysia and Senegal. Spain is another country with serious Islamic problems. The South American countries of Uruguay and Venezuela also display Marxist tendencies. That leaves on Japan and New Zealand as westernized democracies that are living under the growing threat of Chinese domination in the Pacific.
The list of Israeli “friends” is not merely short; it is not non-existent – at least until Jan. 20th, when Donald Trump is sworn in as President of the United States.
According to the Times, “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, who had scrambled in recent days to stop the measure from coming to a vote, issued a blistering denunciation afterward.
“’Israel rejects this shameful anti-Israel resolution at the U.N. and will not abide by its terms,” Mr. Netanyahu said in a statement. “At a time when the Security Council does nothing to stop the slaughter of half a million people in Syria, it disgracefully gangs up on the one true democracy in the Middle East, Israel, and calls the Western Wall ‘occupied territory.’ ”
“Mr. Netanyahu immediately retaliated against two of the countries that sponsored the resolution. He ordered Israel’s ambassadors to New Zealand and Senegal to return home for consultations, canceled a planned visit to Israel next month by Senegal’s foreign minister and cut off all aid programs to Senegal.
“The vote came a day after Mr. Trump personally intervened to keep the measure, which had been originally proposed by Egypt, from coming up for a vote on Thursday, as scheduled. Mr. Trump’s aides said he had spoken to Mr. Netanyahu. Both men also spoke to the Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Egypt postponed the vote under what that country’s United Nations ambassador called intense pressure.
“But in a show of mounting exasperation, four other countries on the Security Council — Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal and Venezuela — all of them relatively powerless temporary members with rotating two-year seats, snatched the resolution away from Egypt and put it up for a vote Friday.
“The Obama administration has been highly critical of Israel’s settlement building, describing it as an impediment to a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has long been the official United States position, regardless of the party in power.
“Mr. Trump, who had urged the administration to veto the resolution, has made clear that he will take a far more sympathetic approach to Israel when his administration assumes office on Jan. 20.
“Mr. Trump’s comments on the resolution amounted to his most direct intervention on United States foreign policy during his transition to power. Minutes after the Security Council vote was announced, Mr. Trump made his anger known in a Twitter posting, saying: “As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th.”
“A range of senators and congressmen from both parties also denounced the resolution, a reflection of the deep loyalty to Israel shared by Democrats and Republicans. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York said, “It is extremely frustrating, disappointing and confounding that the administration has failed to veto this resolution.”
That is what happened while we were preparing for Christmas and mourning the death of actress Carrie Fisher, whose Star Wars character, Princess Leia, at least, like her Star Wars mother before her, was a champion for freedom.
Obama made very clear early on in his presidency that he was no friend of Israel – or Great Britain, for that matter. He’s no friend of a market economy, Capitalism, the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law, freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, white people, suburbanites, property rights, or any other freedom. The word is simply not in his vocabulary. He is an Islamic sympathizer, if not an outright practitioner of Islam.
He boasted the other day that if he had been allowed to run for a third term, that he would easily have beaten Donald Trump. Obama’s failed, unpopular policies – with his own Obamacare and his promotion of illegal immigration leading the way – are the very reasons Trump was able to handily beat Hillary Clinton.
Trump will hack down just about every single executive order Obama issued. Obama’s legacy will be in tatters by the time Trump is through with them. This most recent United Nations resolution, which Obama supported and even promoted, is one more in a long line of Obama failures.
The fact that John Kerry had to spend such a lengthy time defending the United States’ abstention in the vote, criss-crossing himself trying to claim Israel as an ally while still condemning that nation’s alleged “occupation” of “Palestinian” territories, proves just how unpopular this move is with the American public.
Kerry could have spared us the lengthy apologia and just sung “Let Peace Begin With Me.” Let us hear the Palestinians sing that song – in whatever language they choose. Then we might put some stock in the notion of a two-state solution.
Until then, let us sing “Hatikvah” (“The Hope”).
And may the Force be with Israel.