End Of The American Dream – 136 Nations Recognize A Palestinian State – Only Obama Stands In The Way Of Full Global Recognition

By Michael Snyder

Will a UN Security Council resolution formally recognizing the establishment of a Palestinian state be passed by the end of 2015? Now that the Vatican has formally recognized a Palestinian state, there is a tremendous amount of international momentum for precisely such a UN Security Council resolution. In fact, France plans to push really hard for one by the end of this year. At this point, the only thing that could derail those plans is Barack Obama. For years, the threat of a Security Council veto has been the one thing stopping a resolution from moving forward. But now that Benjamin Netanyahu has been re-elected and has put together a cabinet that does not seem inclined to negotiate with the Palestinians, the Obama administration is pledging to “reevaluate our approach” and says that it will not “prejudge” what it will do if a vote comes up at the United Nations. And as you will see below, one news source is now reporting that behind the scenes Barack Obama has already given the “green light” for France to go ahead with a resolution on a Palestinian state at the UN. If this is truly what Obama plans to do, it will absolutely shatter U.S. relations with Israel and plunge the entire Middle East into chaos.

Most Americans don’t realize this, but 136 countries already formally recognize a Palestinian state. Those 136 nations have a combined population of more than 5.5 billion people.

As of this moment, the major holdouts are the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and most of Europe. But most of the European nations have already indicated that they are ready to recognize a Palestinian state if the United States will. In fact, as I mentioned above, France plans to lead the push for a Palestinian state at the UN Security Council.

The “State of Palestine” already has “non-member observer” status at the UN, but obviously they are not satisfied with that. They have been very eager for formal recognition by the UN, and now that the Vatican has given them formal recognition that has really bolstered their cause. The following is from a CNN article about the Vatican announcement that stunned the world on Wednesday…

The Vatican announced Wednesday that it had brokered a treaty with the “state of Palestine,” upsetting Israeli advocates and propelling Pope Francis into the heart of yet another geopolitical fray.

The treaty is expected to be signed “in the near future,” the Vatican said. Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, is scheduled to visit Pope Francis on Saturday, the day before the church canonizes two Palestinian nuns.

The treaty is thought to mark the first time the Holy See has formally recognized Palestinian statehood in a legal document.

Of course this didn’t come out of a vacuum. The truth is that the Vatican has been moving in this direction for quite some time. Just consider what the Washington Post had to say about the matter…

The move should not be too great a surprise. Since the U.N. General Assembly voted to recognize Palestine as a “non-member observer state” in 2012, the Vatican has referred to the “state of Palestine” in its communiques. When Pope Francis visited the Holy Land last year, the official Vatican program referred to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as the leader of the “state of Palestine.” And the pontiff publicly referred to the “state of Palestine” at a speech in the West Bank.

Now that the Vatican has done this, international pressure on Obama to support a UN Security Council resolution on a Palestinian state is increasing.

When the UN Security Council resolution being drafted by France comes up for a vote later this year, what will Obama do?

Well, according to Debka, Obama has already given the “green light” for France to move forward…

US President Barack Obama did not wait for Binyamin Netanyahu to finish building his new government coalition by its deadline at midnight Wednesday, May 6, before going into action to pay him back for forming a right-wing cabinet minus any moderate figure for resuming negotiations with the Palestinians.

Banking on Netanyahu’s assertion while campaigning for re-election that there would be no Palestinian state during his term in office, Obama is reported exclusively by our sources to have given the hitherto withheld green light to European governments to file a UN Security Council motion proclaiming an independent Palestinian state.

Not only that, Debka is also reporting that members of the Obama administration have actually traveled to France to help draft the resolution…

To show the administration was in earnest, senior US officials sat down with their French counterparts in Paris last week to sketch out the general outline of this motion. According to our sources, they began addressing such questions as the area of the Palestinian state, its borders, security arrangements between Israel and the Palestinians and whether or not to set a hard-and-fast timeline for implementation, or phrase the resolution as a general declaration of intent.

Incorporating a target date in the language would expose Israel to Security Council sanctions for non-compliance.

If what Debka is reporting is accurate, this represents a massive betrayal of Israel by the Obama administration.

However, the Jerusalem Post is reporting just the opposite. They are reporting that Obama plans to veto the French resolution…

US President Barack Obama has told associates that he intends to veto the French proposal for a UN Security Council resolution mandating the creation of a Palestinian state and an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank within two years, Channel 10 is reporting on Friday.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said this past March that Paris planned to start discussions with partners in the “coming weeks” on a United Nations Security Council resolution to lay out the parameters for ending the Middle East conflict.

“I hope that the partners who were reluctant will not be reluctant anymore,” said Fabius, referring to the United States, which has traditionally shielded its ally Israel from any action at the United Nations.

So what is the truth?

Only time will tell.

But what we do know is that Obama was absolutely furious when Netanyahu promised during his most recent campaign that there would not be a Palestinian state as long as he was in office.

And we do know that the Obama administration has pledged to “reevaluate our approach” and has said that it will not “prejudge what we would do if there was a U.N. action”…

The U.S. would “reevaluate our approach” based on Netanyahu’s “change in his position,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters as the president flew to Cleveland to deliver a speech on economic policy.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki raised the possibility that the reevaluation could include a shift in position at the U.N. She avoided the usual U.S. language about vetoing Security Council resolutions that Israel opposes.

“The prime minister’s recent statements call into question his commitment to a two-state solution,” Psaki told reporters. “We’re not going to prejudge what we would do if there was a U.N. action.”

In the final analysis it is so hard to tell exactly what Obama will do, because as he has shown over and over again, lying comes as naturally to him as breathing does.

However, I think that we can get some clues about how obsessed Obama is with the establishment of a Palestinian state from public statements that he has made throughout his presidency. The following quotes from Barack Obama regarding the need for a Palestinian state come from one of my previous articles…

#1 “Negotiations will be necessary, but there’s little secret about where they must lead: two states for two peoples”

#2 “And I think everybody understands the outlines of what a peace deal would look like, involving a territorial compromise on both sides based on ‘67 lines with mutually agreed upon swaps, that would ensure that Israel was secure but would also ensure that the Palestinians have a sovereign state in which they can achieve the aspirations that they’ve held for so long.”

#3 “The only way for Israel to endure and thrive as a Jewish and democratic state is through the realization of an independent and viable Palestine”

#4 “Neither occupation nor expulsion is the answer. Just as Israelis built a state in their homeland, Palestinians have a right to be a free people in their own land.”

#5 “Let me be clear: The United States strongly supports the goal of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security. That is a goal shared by Palestinians, Israelis, and people of goodwill around the world. That is a goal that the parties agreed to in the road map and at Annapolis. That is a goal that I will actively pursue as President of the United States.”

#6 “…we continue to believe that a two-state solution is the only way for the long-term security of Israel, if it wants to stay both a Jewish state and democratic”

#7 “It is not fair that a Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of her own, and lives with the presence of a foreign army that controls the movements of her parents every single day.”

#8 “None of us are under any illusion that this would be easy. As I said in my speech this morning, it has already entailed significant political risk by President Abbas, as well as Prime Minister Netanyahu. But I think the reason that they’ve been willing to take those risks is they realize this is the best way, the only way, for us to achieve what should be our goal: two states living side-by-side in peace and security. It’s right for Palestinian children. It’s right for Israeli children.”

#9 “Just as the Israeli people have the right to live in the historic homeland of the Jewish people, the Palestinian people deserve the right to self-determination. Palestinian children have hopes and dreams for their future and deserve to live with the dignity that can only come with a state of their own.”

#10 “The only solution is a democratic, Jewish state living side-by-side in peace and security with a viable, independent Palestinian state.”

In the end, I believe that Barack Obama is going to choose to betray Israel at the United Nations, and it will have very serious ramifications that will literally be felt all over the planet.

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/136-nations-recognize-a-palestinian-state-only-obama-stands-in-the-way-of-full-global-recognition

Another related article:
Vatican to Recognize Palestinian State in New Treaty

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/14/world/middleeast/vatican-to-recognize-palestinian-state-in-new-treaty.html?_r=2

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2 thoughts on “End Of The American Dream – 136 Nations Recognize A Palestinian State – Only Obama Stands In The Way Of Full Global Recognition

  1. I don’t understand it, Palestine was never declared a state to begin with. If I remember right, Philistines lived in that area?

    Cheri

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    • There is not today, nor has there ever been, a sovereign nation called Palestine. Here is a short history lesson regarding Israel. What is today called the Land of Israel was for the last 2000 years called `Palestine’. The name was given to Judea by the Roman Emperor Hadrian, who following yet another Jewish revolt, the Bar Kochba revolt in 135 AD, was determined to remove every trace of the Jewish state from the land of Israel. The Latin name Palestinia derives from Philistine—the ancient enemies of God’s Chosen People. And even the ancient Philistines were not native to Israel. Most scholars believe they migrated from Greece or Crete. A remnant of Jews has always lived on this land throughout history.

      In 1897 the First Zionist Congress convened and proclaimed the right of the Jewish people to national rebirth in its own country. Then, that right was recognized by the Balfour Declaration on November 2, 1917, and re-affirmed in the Mandate of the League of Nations.

      In 1922 The League of Nations (the predecessor of the UN) agreed to give the Jewish people the legal right to re-establish their homeland in some parts of Biblical Israel.

      Once Jews began to emigrate from European and Arab countries, and only after the Jewish people improved the villages, farming, and economic conditions in “the Holy Land,” many Arabs from Syria, Transjordan, Lebanon, etc. began to immigrate as well.

      Out of fear of offending the Arabs, Britain sought to restrict Jewish immigration with the White Paper of 1939.

      This cruel and unjust document forced Europe’s Jews, who were fleeing Hitler’s gas chambers and ovens, to be deported back to Europe to their certain deaths, or to be held in concentration camps in Cyprus.

      In 1947, the UN voted in favor of a Partition Plan which stipulated that
      half of Palestine would be allotted to the Jews, most of which was in the desolate Negev desert.

      The other half, including the ancient Biblical Jewish land of Judea and Samaria and most of the water sources, would be allocated to the Arabs. Jerusalem was to be placed under international control. The Jews accepted the offer but the Arabs rejected it.

      On May 14, 1948, under the leadership of David Ben-Gurion, Israel came into formal re-existence as it was reborn in a day, after the UN vote.

      On May 15, the Arab nations attacked Israel and directed the Arabs living in Israel to flee until they had totally annihilated Israel.

      Israel stood its ground and by early 1949, she had defeated her Arabs neighbors which surround her on the North, the East, and the South. [The Mediterranean Sea is on the West.]

      While Israel had gained control of about half the land originally allocated for a new Arab state [but which the Arabs had rejected], Egypt and Jordan occupied the rest of Palestine. Jordan also controlled the eastern half of Jerusalem, while Israel held the western half.

      In May 1967, the UN peacekeeping forces were removed from the Gaza Strip in response to Egyptian demand. Israel once again was under attack. By the end of the Six Day War, Israel held the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem.

      Whereas Israel looks forward to the Arab nations recognizing Israel’s right to exist, the goal of the Muslim Arab leaders has always been the complete annihilation of Israel.

      God said: “And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. 8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.” [Genesis 17:7-8 AKJB]

      The truth is that a Palestinian Arab Nation has never existed; its existence was fabricated!

      Nonetheless, many have come to believe the often repeated lie that there was a Nation and people called the “Palestinians” who lived in Israel for centuries. It’s been repeated so often that today the whole world believes it. Prior to WWII, Hitler and the Nazis used lies as a propaganda tactic to promote hatred of Jews. If you state a lie often enough, people will begin to believe it. Many may wonder if Palestinian statehood will destroy or divide Israel. However, according to God’s word, those who attempt to divide God’s Land will bring judgment upon themselves.

      “For, behold, in those days, and in that them, which I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the costs of Palestine? Will ye render me a recompense? And if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompense upon your own head.” [Joel 3:1-4 AKJB]

      We know from Scripture that God’s will is that Israel not be divided. And He will right this wrong when He returns.

      God who created and owns the earth, gave a specific portion of His land to Israel under a Covenant Promise. Genesis 15:18 [AKJB] states, “In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates.” God later confirms this promise to Abraham’s son Isaac, and Isaac’s son Jacob (whose name was later changed to Israel). When the Israelites were about to invade the Promised Land, God reiterated His land Covenant, as recorded in Joshua 1:4 [AKJB], ” From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.”

      Israel is the only nation on earth who has been allocated land by Almighty God with the title deed to their land recorded in the Holy Bible.

      To those who are determined to divide and destroy Israel God said, “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all the families be blessed.” [Genesis 12:3 AKJB]

      “The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is Mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with Me.” [Leviticus 25:23 AJKB]

      “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” [Joel 3:2 AKJB]

      “But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.’” [2 Chronicles 6:6 AKJB]

      “Also he built alter in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever.” [2 Chronicles 33:4 AKJB]

      “And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.” [I Kings 11:36 AKJB]

      “And he built alters in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put My name.” [2 Kings 21:4 AKJB]

      “…in this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, will I put My name forever.” [2 Kings 21:7 AKJB]

      “For thus saith the LORD of hosts; after the glory hath He sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of His eye.” [Zech 2:8 AKJB]

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