Debkafile: “The United States did not abandon Israel by its abstention from vetoing the UN Security Council resolution condemning settlements that was passed Friday, Dec. 23, 2016.
The one who abandoned Israel was US President Barack Obama – and not for the first time. During his eight years in office, Obama let Israel down at least three times on issues that jeopardized its security:
One of the first consequences of his 2011 “Arab Spring” initiative was the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak as Egyptian president and his direct promotion of the Muslim Brotherhood’s takeover of power in Cairo.
Four years later, Obama turned his back on Israel to award Iran favored status. Iran was allowed to retain the infrastructure of its military nuclear program as well as continuing to develop ballistic missiles, with the help of an infusion of $250 billion in US and European sanctions relief…. [read more]
Opinion by Prophecy Tracker: The signs of trouble for Israel began in Obama’s 1st term.
- April 8, 2009 – Obama bows to king of Saudi Arabia
- June 6, 2009 – Obama legitimizes Muslim Brotherhood at Cairo speech
- January 29, 2011 – Obama ends support for Egypt president Hosni Mubarak
- May 19, 2011 – Obama calls for Israel to return to pre-1967 borders
- June 24, 2012 – Obama congratulates Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi for winning presidency of Egypt
It continued in the 2nd term with Obama forcing Netanyahu to apologize to Turkey for Erdogan’s aggression in the Mavi Marmara flotilla, the constant reference to moral equivalence in the middle of the 2014 shooting war with Hamas, and relentless criticism of our ally Israel for building homes for its citizens in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
Throughout the past eight years the question as to whether Barack Obama is the Antichrist has been debated many times. His latest move to hand Jerusalem over to Arab control certainly qualifies him as one of many (1 John 2:18) in a move that may not be so easy for President Trump to undo.
It would require a new resolution with support from at least nine members in the 15-member Security Council with no veto by one of the other permanent members — Russia, China, Britain or France, all of whom supported Friday’s resolution.
In a blog post on Saturday (here), Joel Rosenberg gives 10 possible repercussions. Here are three:
- Article 5 of the resolution calls to create a distinction between the State of Israel and the settlements built on lands captured in the West Bank and in east Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day War.
- The resolution’s wording can also be seen as a victory to the BDS Movement, as it opens the door for boycotts of goods produced in the Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
- Officials in Jerusalem are also worried that other nations in the world will follow in the footsteps of the European Union—even if not by boycotting the settlements, then at least by labeling settlement products.
Here is another one: All Israeli settlement activities in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, including the temple mount, are now considered illegal under UN international law – including Jewish prayer at the Western wall.
And that is grounds for war.
December 24, 2016, 11:43 AM (IDT)
The Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem responded angrily to the UN Security Council resolution that censured Israel for building settlements, stating that Israel will not recognize Resolution 2334 or be bound by it. Israel’s ambassadors were recalled from two of its sponsors, New Zealand and Senegal.
The PMO statement noted that while the Security Council does nothing to stop the slaughter of half a million people in Syria, it “metes out shameful treatment to the only democracy in the Middle East.” Israel expects to “work with President elect Donald Trump and its friends in Congress to reverse the resolution.”
Israel also announced the cancellation of the Senegalese foreign minister’s visit to Israel in three weeks’ time and the suspension of aid programs to that country… [Full Source]