The UN General Assembly recently adopted six resolutions on the “situation in the Middle East and the question of of Palestine.”
From the UN website: “The Assembly adopted a resolution on the peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine (document A/71/L.21) by a recorded vote of 153 in favour to 7 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 7 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Tonga, Vanuatu). By the terms of the resolution, the Assembly called for the intensification of efforts by the parties, including through negotiations, with the support of the international community, towards the conclusion of a final peace settlement.”
In addition: “The Assembly also adopted a resolution on Jerusalem (document A/71/L.22) by a recorded vote of 149 in favour to 7 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 8 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Vanuatu). By its terms, the Assembly reiterated its determination that any actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem were illegal and therefore null and void and had no validity whatsoever, and called upon Israel to immediately cease all such illegal and unilateral measures. The Assembly also stressed that a comprehensive, just and lasting solution to the question of the City of Jerusalem should take into account the legitimate concerns of both the Palestinian and Israeli sides.
“By the terms of a resolution on the Syrian Golan (document A/71/L.8), the Assembly demanded that Israel withdraw from all the occupied territory to the line of 4 June 1967 and called on all parties concerned to exert the necessary efforts to ensure the resumption of the peace process. That resolution received 103 in favour to 6 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 56 abstentions.”
We have used bold type in the three paragraphs above to help you understand the official position of the UN General Assembly.
On the matter of peace in the Middle East and particularly in Israel, the UN wants Israel divided geographically so that part of the land of Israel is given to the Palestinians. The UN thinks if only the Palestinians had their own land, their own country, just a place to call their own, everything would suddenly be wonderful in the Middle East.
The UN apparently has forgotten that not long ago (2005) Israel gave the land of Gaza, sometimes called the Gaza Strip, on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, to the Palestinians. Israel officially “disengaged” from the Gaza territory so that the Palestinians could occupy it, but the radical Islamic organization Hamas took over in 2007 following free elections.
The UN has apparently forgotten that Palestinians in general want to eradicate Israel from the map and from the earth. In the years since Palestinians took over Gaza, they have dug tunnels, smuggled missiles into Gaza, and they continually launch those missiles into Israel to kill as many Israelis as possible. This is not to mention, of course, all the direct attacks upon Israelis with knives, swords, guns, and any other weapon they can bring to hand.
On the matter of Jerusalem, the UN simply states that Israel is an “occupying power” and has no legal authority to be in or govern the “holy city.” Period.
Just to show how open-minded it is on the question of Israel, the UN “demands” that Israel “withdraw from all occupied territory” so that Israel’s borders return to those it had prior to the 1967 Six-Day War.
The UN has conveniently forgotten quite a lot. God has forgotten nothing.
God said to Israel, “Every place on which the sole of your foot shall tread shall be yours; your border shall be from the wilderness [of Sinai] to Lebanon, and from the river Euphrates as far as the western sea [the Mediterranean].” (See Deuteronomy 11:24 in the Bible.)
Israel does not “occupy” the land, Israel OWNS the land. It BELONGS to the Israelis in perpetuity, according to the Bible.
In addition, God has said repeatedly in the Bible that HE WILL DEFEND the land of Israel. In other words, God will protect the Jewish land against those who think they have a claim to it, or against those who simply want to occupy it without any legitimate claim.
Obviously the UN is siding with the Arabs today in the Middle East. When US politicians propose that Israel further divide its land to accommodate the Palestinians, they too are siding with the Arabs.
A little careful reading of the Bible will show that it is never advisable to choose a side which God opposes.
As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by
NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis