Yesterday the United Nations General Assembly voted 176 to 7 to grant statehood to Palestine in response to the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Only a successful Security Council vote can actually grant statehood to Palestine, but the General Assembly vote is yet another slap in the face to Israel and a denial of the biblical mandate in which God granted the land to the Jewish people.
On Thursday, Arab states are introducing a U.S.-vetoed resolution from the Security Council into the General Assembly. The document denies that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Recognizing the likelihood that this anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist resolution will pass overwhelmingly, the Trump Administration is warning member states not to back the measure. Trump officials are circulating a notice and warning countries that backing the measure may result in loss of financial aid from the U.S.
The Palestinian Authority itself is launching a full-scale diplomatic attack on the U.S. and Israel. Abbas has now stated quite emphatically that the U.S. government will no longer be involved in the peace process. He has also announced that the Palestinians will now be joining some 500 international organizations at a rate of over 20 a week.
I’m reminded that all of this is coming to a head just a few days short of the one year anniversary of Security Council Resolution 2334, which condemned Israel for its presence in Judea and Samaria and effectively sought to divide God’s land. The resolution passed on December 23, 2016 when then President Obama ordered U.S. ambassador Samantha Power to abstain from the vote.
WARNING: World leaders are increasingly backing themselves into a corner vis-à-vis God with these votes. Truly it can be said that the world has collectively come against the Jews and their God-given land and have sought to divide it and to move the boundary stones of Jerusalem. God is well within His rights to bring judgment.
UPDATE (Thursday, December 21): The United Nations General Assembly has just voted 128 to 9 to condemn the U.S. decision on Jerusalem. The media is billing this as an overwhelming world rebuke of the United States, but these anti-Israel resolutions are typically won with 170 or more votes. It appears the Trump/Haley tactic has worked to expose those who are softer and more negotiable on Israel. There were 35 abstentions. Israel now knows who to target with diplomatic efforts. (Click to Source)