Sunday, November 5, 2017

Israel's Great Present Danger of 2334 Caused By Obama's Administration

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                         
Two faced Obama
The last act Obama did was to show his true colors towards Israel by betraying her at the United Nations (UN) by allowing the passage of a vicious anti-Israel UN Security Council Resolution 2334 to pass.  Up until this hour, Israel had been  the USA's ally at the UN Security Council and looked upon as the USA's friend in other matters as well at the UN.
Obama knew he wasn't running for President and it was a cowardly act, an act of getting even by having to go along with treating Israel as a friend, in my opinion.  What he did by allowing this passage was to abandon Israel in her time of need. He did it then without suffering any repercussions.

Obama's Administration refused to utilize America's Security Council veto power to block a very one-sided measure aimed at delegitimizing Israel.  I remember hearing Obama speak about it on his last day on TV.                                           
Ever since the Old City of Jerusalem took on its current dimensions during the glory days of the Ottoman Empire, it has been divided into four quarters, one each for the most venerable residents of the city: a quarter for the Jews; a quarter for the Christians; a quarter for the Armenian Orthodox; and a quarter for the Moslems. The Jewish Quarter is the second-smallest of the four quarters, and simultaneously its oldest and newest; while this section of Jerusalem has been home to a Jewish population since antiquity, save for the comparatively brief period in which Jews were expelled from the city by Roman authorities, the quarter's architecture dates almost entirely to the late 1960s and early 1970s.
                                           The Resolution 2334
The resolution states that Jewish towns and villages that the UN calls "settlements"because Jewish immigrants since the 1920s moved there which include a quarter in Jerusalem which is the Jewish Quarter and  is now considered OCCUPIED TERRITORY.  
They forget that the first organization, THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS, had a Mandate which was passed creating Israel and was approved unanimously by the Council of the League of Nations of 51 member states.  Then it again passed muster in the United Nations and was created on May 14, 1948 after World War II when the Ottoman Empire lost their empire by being on the side of the Axis countries of Germany and their few friends.
They want to pretend that the  Balfour Declaration never existed, something that came about on November 2, 1917, which was written 100 years ago.  The PA today call the Balfour Declaration a crime.  It opened the door for Jews to legally return to their native land after being ousted by the Romans in the year 70.  Jews had to wait for 1,847 years to get the green light to return.  Even at that they had to wait 30 more years for the Brits to leave Eretz Yisrael to the Jews without their help or gun power because the Brits held a 30 year mandate to rule before turning it over to the Jews.

This new resolution is a barrier to any peace prospects.

1. The resolution can cripple Israel's sovereignty
2. It weakens its borders
3.  Israel is now susceptible to false criminal charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC)
4.The anti-Israel  Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) is given more power through the UN.
    a.  The UN is creating a new blacklist of companies that support or do business with Israel in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem.
   b.  UN General Assembly has approved $$138,700 to create a database of such companies.
   c.  UN's Human Rights Council which is so terribly anti-Israel had already approved a creation of the database but needed authority to fund it.

All this is designed to undermine and destroy the one and only Jewish State in the world, ISRAEL.
Until Obama's change of heart, which to me is just exposing where his heart really lay, this is a dramatic shift leaving our strongest regional ally openly exposed and vulnerable. He just gave Hamas and Fatah terrorists a heads up besides possibly an accidental door opening for ISIS.

It has emboldened Israel's enemies as never before.

Israel faces pernicious attacks it wouldn't be facing had this not been stopped in the UN.

It provides diplomatic cover for anti-Israel terrorist groups like Hamas and Fatah.

2334's betrayal against Israel emboldens the PA (Palestinian Authority and other enemies of Israel, encouraging them to now bring charges against Israel at the ICC.

The ICC does not have jurisdiction over Israel.

The ICC has now made the move to re-open an investigation of false news saying that Israeli soldiers committed "war crimes."

2334 must not give power to the ICC of judging independent nations.  Even the USA would be at risk.

Iran has been emboldened by the USA's disastrous nuclear deal and is now testing ballistic missiles which are in violation of the deal.

Some of their missiles are inscribed with the words, "ISRAEL MUST BE DESTROYED."

The ACLJ is for the renewal of sanctions against Iran and are working with Congress to undo this deplorable Iran nuclear deal.
Such a nuclear deal came out of our former administration's weakness.  Secretary of State John Kerry worked so hard to soften the Iranians to make any deal, and so had to speak daily with them to get any deal at all.  This made Kerry weaken during their negotiations, and he caved to almost every Iranian demand.
When the resolution debate was over, the US citizens held as hostages in Iranian prisons for years already were made to wait in a plane on the tarmac in Tehran until the US flew in hundreds of million of dollars in cash to give to the Ayatollahs.  

The USA is just now waking up to the consequences of just such a deal. Finances are shocking! $l.3 billion was paid over 2 days in a cash deal saying it was interest paid in January.  $400 million was paid in cash for something bought in the 70s, said our administration and needed to be paid in full NOW of all times.  13 payments have been made on $99,999.999.99 with the final payment of $10 million.  To me this was paying some sort of ransom for the prisoners.  When prisoners can't leave until money is paid-let's call it what it is; A RANSOM.  Of course, this was denied.  (1)

Also strengthened by how we handled matters, North Korea is spreading its wings and showing their power by putting the world in fear of their lands.  We must remember that North Korea and Iran worked together to gain atomic energy capabilities.

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)  with lawyer Jay Alan Sekulow at the helm is working to stop combat this resolution and its hateful BDS acts around the world.  They are fighting against all the renewed threats against Israel by Iran and their threat of using atomic weaponry against this tiny state.

The ACLJ is intervening in Israel's defense and will continue to fight in support of their national sovereignty if necessary.

                    What Our Congress Is Doing To Counter Obama's Non-Veto of 2334     

Senator Lindsey Graham has introduced to Congress THE SAFEGUARD ISRAEL ACT.

This Act is designed to cut off US funding of the UN until President Trump certifies to Congress that the destructive resolution has been repealed.  

The USA pays for over 1/5th of the total costs of The UN's  price tag of $620 million per year plus $2 billion for UN peacekeeping soldiers per year.

Jay Sekulow met with Senator Graham about this yearly bill, and the ACLJ is mounting a petition campaign throughout our nation in support of this passage.
"We're not going to invest in an organization that singles out the ONLY democracy in the Middle East...We need to punish the United Nations." Sen. Lindsey Graham during his meeting with ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow.  

Israel has been the scapegoat of the UN for the past 8 years and even before that.  It's about time we see a Lindsey Graham AND our new Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, who speak up for Israel when unfairly attacked.  
Update: 11/8/2018: For the record: In 2003, Rashid Khalidi, a Palestinian spokesman for Yasser Arafat, was given a farewell dinner party in Chicago where Barack Obama lavished praise on him.  He was leaving Chicago for Columbia to be a college professor there and "take over the University’s Middle East-studies program (which he has since maintained as a bubbling cauldron of anti-Semitism) and assume the professorship endowed in honor of Edward Sayyid, another notorious terror apologist." At the time Obama was an Illinios state senator.   Bill Ayers, the terrorist turned education professor. friend of Obama, was also in attendance.  It was sponsored by the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), which had been founded by Khalidi and his wife, Mona, formerly a top English translator for Arafat’s press agency. At the time, " the press doesn't think it's quite as newsworthy as Sarah Palin's wardrobe." They didn't publish anything about it.  This lets you know where Obama's preferences laid even before he became president; with the Palestinians.

Resource: Brochure-ACLJ, Washington DC;