As the 66th session of the United Nations convened this week, the number one topic of speculation has been the Palestinian bid for UN recognition. US diplomats have burned up the sidelines of the gathering in a mad scramble to convince the Palestinians to drop their request and avert an international crisis.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas wants the United Nations to formally recognize Palestine as an independent state with borders based on a UN resolution passed 64 years ago! It’s a resolution the Jews accepted back in 1947, but the Arabs rejected!
Abbas has been adamant in his determination to submit a formal request to the Security Council. The PA says it will also ask the General Assembly to extend recognition. That will be a slam dunk there, since the majority of nations are Muslim or Muslim-sympathetic. Observers expect about 130 of the 191 members will vote in favor of the Palestinian state.
Of course, the GA carries no legal weight. Only Security Council votes bear the authority of international law. But recognition by the General Assembly will still complicate things immeasurably for Israel. The US has announced it will veto the request at the Security Council and President Obama essentially confirmed that in his speech to the UN on Wednesday.
But whether or not the Palestinian Authority actually carries through with its threat at this session, all of this just goes to show that the world is growing ever closer to forcing Israel to accept a failed terrorist state within its borders. The events of the last few weeks illustrate perfectly what the ancient prophets predicted: in the last days the entire world will line up against Israel.
This week, I’m going to study in depth the legal foundation on which the claims of the modern state of Israel are based. And, contrary to the conventional narrative, it’s not UN Resolution 181, known as the “1947 Partition Plan.” Israel’s legitimacy as a modern nation is rooted in the same League of Nations actions, taken decades earlier, that provide legitimacy for Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Kuwait, and other Arab nations in the Middle East.
The bottom line is if those nations are legitimate, then so is Israel. If Israel has no legitimacy as a nation, then neither do the other nations of the Middle East. You can’t have it both ways.
Beyond the historical aspects of the Palestinian statehood farce, I’ll also examine the dysfunctional state of Palestinian governance that makes even the thought of autonomous statehood seem like the premise for a bizarre movie comedy. Yet world leaders and governments fall all over themselves to support, and press, this ludicrous scheme. Why? It can only be supernatural. It makes no human sense whatsoever.
Further, it’s an open secret that the Palestinians want their new state to be “Judenrein.” That’s the sign the Nazis posted in areas that had been ethnically cleansed of all Jews. It means simply, “Jew free.” And yet the ‘enlightened’ nations of the world apparently find this acceptable. Why? Once again, it can only be supernatural. Supernatural in the sense that it defies common sense and flies in the face of historical experience.
But, then, almost all Bible prophecy, when originally uttered or written, defied common sense. That’s how we know the Bible is true and unerring. The outlandish events and conditions predicted by the prophets thousands of years ago have come to pass precisely as they prophesied.
And we are eyewitnesses as these exciting events unfold daily.
Folks, forgive me if I sound like a broken record, but time is growing short. Please make sure you and your family and friends are ready to go when Jesus Christ returns for His bride. It could be any day now.
And if you have friends or family members who are falling for the lies that are being spread by the Palestinians and echoed by the world media, please encourage them to tune in this week and hear the truth. It’s simple, easy to understand, and eye-opening.