PA to Ask UN Security Council for Statehood on Sept 23
by Chana Ya'ar
The Palestinian Authority has announced it will submit its application to the United Nations Security Council to appeal for recognition as a new country and attain acceptance in the body.
PA Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki announced Thursday that the entity plans to submit its bid for full U.N. membership with the Council on Friday, September 23. The announcement ended speculation that Abbas would consider alternate plans forwarded by various diplomats who had frantically tried to dissuade the PA from pursuing a unilateral course via the U.N.
Nevertheless, a parade of envoys from the United States, the European Union and the Quartet of Nations (comprised of the U.S., Russia, the EU and the U.N.) are still engaged in trying to persuade the PA to return to the negotiating table with Israel.
“We will see if any of them is carrying a credible offer that will allow us to look into it seriously,” al-Maliki told reporters in Ramallah. “Otherwise, on the 23rd at 12:30 p.m. [Abbas] will submit the application.”
The United States, a permanent member of the Council, has already announced that it will exercise its veto to block the move. Read on...
A former head of Saudi Arabian intelligence and ex-ambassador to Washington, Turki al-Faisal said: ''The United States must support the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations this month or risk losing the little credibility it has in the Arab world. If it does not, American influence will decline further, Israeli security will be undermined and Iran will be empowered, increasing the chances of another war in the region,'' Mr Faisal says.
''Moreover, Saudi Arabia would no longer be able to co-operate with America in the same way it historically has. With most of the Arab world in upheaval, the 'special relationship' between Saudi Arabia and the United States would increasingly be seen as toxic by the vast majority of Arabs and Muslims, who demand justice for the Palestinian people.'' He adds: ''Saudi leaders would be forced by domestic and regional pressures to adopt a far more independent and assertive foreign policy.''
''American support for Palestinian statehood is therefore crucial, and a veto will have profound negative consequences. In addition to causing substantial damage to American-Saudi relations and provoking uproar among Muslims worldwide, the United States would further undermine its relations with the Muslim world, empower Iran and threaten regional stability,''
God says: “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. …Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the LORD Almighty is their God.’ “On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a firepot in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume all the surrounding peoples right and left, but Jerusalem will remain intact in her place.” (Zechariah 12:2-6)
The Jerusalem Connection says: It appears God is setting the stage for the fulfillment of Zechariah’s prophecy. Humanly speaking the Palestinians' unilateral attempt at acquiring statehood is a geopolitical train wreck waiting to happen. More to the point however, it is an act of blatant defiance against the God of Israel and his covenant promise for a homeland for the Jewish people. Hopefully it will serve as a wake up call causing us to recognize that we really don’t have any friends in the Muslim world. There are some unprecedented catastrophes that must take place before the kingdom of God comes on earth as it is heaven. May those events be accelerated so that “the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.”(Isaiah 9:6-7)
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