Skip to comments.OBAMA’S BARBARIC UN RESOLUTION-Report: he’s cooking up another one
Posted on 12/27/2016 5:12:09 AM PST by SJackson
UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which was passed on Friday and focuses on Israeli settlement activity, is even worse than its criticswho include Democratic lawmakers and the staunchly left-wing Central Conference of American (Reform) Rabbis (here and here)have made it out to be.
The resolutionwhose passage was made possible by the U.S. abstention ordered by President Obama from Hawaiiis not just shameful, unfair, unbalanced, or destructive. Its barbaric.
Only in one clausewhich is in the preamble, which has less force than the body of the textdoes the resolution explicitly call on Palestinians to do anything. The preamble calls on the Palestinian Authority Security Forces to maintain effective operations aimed at confronting all those engaged in terror and dismantling terrorist capabilities.
In contrast, five full clauses in the body of the text portray Israel as a rogue state engaged in endemic criminality.
These clauses call the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem a flagrant violation under international law and demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.
But if even East Jerusalem is off limits to Israeli Jews, thenas pointed out by Alan Dershowitz, who was for years a center-left supporter of Obama:
Under this resolution, the access roads that opened up Hebrew University to Jewish and Arab students and the Hadassah Hospital to Jewish and Arab patients are illegal, as are all the rebuilt synagoguesdestroyed by Jordanin the ancient Jewish Quarter of the Old City.
And even as the diplomatic Chanukah greetings keep rolling in, illegal, too, are the Chanukah candle-lighting ceremonies at the Western Wallanother East Jerusalem site that Israel has extensively refurbished.
Then comes the balance. The sixth clause Calls to prevent all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror and calls for compliance with obligations under international law for the strengthening of ongoing efforts to combat terrorism.
Terrorism and acts of violence by whom? It doesnt say. The only reasonable inference is that both sides engage in violence and terror.
In reality, Israels security forces report that in 2016 they thwarted 180 Palestinian shooting attacks in the West Bank alone.
The resolutions seventh clause is more explicit; it Calls upon both parties to refrain from provocative actions, incitement and inflammatory rhetoric.
To sum up, then, five clauses excoriate Israel as a usurper and land thief; one clause calls for an end to terror without naming anyone as responsible for it, indicating that both sides must be; one clause calls on both parties to put an end to incitement.
The resolution, in other words, goes far beyond the longstanding practice of drawing moral equivalence between Palestinian terror and Israeli settlements. Apart from one allusion in the preamble, it gingerly sidesteps the issue of Palestinian terror and incitement to terror. It seems not to want to offend the Palestinians. It openly delivers, however, a broadside against Israel for building homes, hospitals, synagogues, schools, and so on in land that the resolution wants to be Judenrein.
Nowhere does the resolution mention that, according to international documents to which the United States is a signatoryincluding UN Security Council Resolution 242 and the Oslo accordsthe land in question is designated as disputed land subject to final-status negotiations.
According to the resolution, there would be nothing to negotiate about. Its all occupied Palestinian territoryincluding Judaisms most sacred sites.
Such a resolution should have been far below the moral standards of a U.S. administration ostensibly concerned about peace and a solution. As Dershowitz notes in the same article, under Security Council rules [an abstention] has the same effect as a vote in favor. In reality, the Obama administration voted in favor of a barbaric resolution that pussyfoots around terror but assaults Judaism itself by making Jews usurpers even in the heart of Jerusalem.
The resolution should also have been morally repugnant to the other full-fledged democracies that are members of the Security CouncilBritain, France, Japan, New Zealand, and Spain.
Instead, New Zealandafter Egypt rescinded its sponsorshipfilled in by becoming one of the resolutions sponsors. The other democracies all joined New Zealand in voting in favor, and when the resolution passed, the chamber erupted in applause.
For Israelis it was a chilling moment. As Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon put it:
We have excellent relations with all these countrieseconomic, diplomatic, and security tiesbut at the moment of truth, not one representative from those countries went along with us, and in the end they even applauded. Watching [the vote] on TV, I couldnt believe my eyes.
Psychohistorians of the future will have to grapple with the question of how the idea of Israeli settlements, even in the democratic world, came to be associated with evil equivalent toor greater thanterrorism.
Meanwhile Barak Ravid, diplomatic correspondent of Haaretz, reports:
Israel fears that the United States and France want to advance another move on the Israeli-Palestinian issue before the Obama administration wraps up its term.
A senior official in Jerusalem said that during Sundays security cabinet meeting, ministers were presented with an assessment that during the international foreign ministers meeting scheduled for January 15 in Paris as part of the French peace initiative, a series of decisions on the peace process will be made. These will immediately be brought to the UN Security Council for a vote and will be adopted there before January 20.
Representatives of the Foreign Ministry, the National Security Council and others who attended the security cabinet meeting presented information indicating that the trend in talks between France, the U.S. and other countries in preparation for the foreign ministers meeting tended toward advancing such a move.
If such a Security Council resolution goes through, it will not be favorable to Israel. Its fully expected that it will dictate terms for a final settlement that return Israel to the narrow, fragile, porous 1949 armistice linesor something very similar to themthat invited the 1967 Six Day War in the first place.
All decent Americans should be repelled by President Obamas exploitation of the final weeks of his presidency to wage a vindictive war against a democratic ally.
Another step on the road to WW3.
We are fortunate that we will be free of fringe lunatic left lunacy for 4-8 years.
We need to send them to Haiti (make Clintons charity pay for the new building) and leave the UN.
We should expect in the waning weeks for the Ø regime to keep planting bombs and IEDs all over the political world, as it has been doing all along. Prior to departure on 1/20, they will light many of the fuses to these bombs, some to explode prior (this UN resolution), some time to explode later, and perhaps many future bomb's fuses to be lit in the future.
Correct, and contrary to many posts here, UN Resolutions are not something that President Trump can simply "undue."
I've been repelled since January 20, 2009
If you'd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
I think a resolution dictating terms of a settlement is the purpose of the Paris meeting. If brought under article 7 rather than article 6 as 2334 was, it sets the stage for sanctions which will be difficult though not impossible for Israel to combat, even with US help. Though the Arab boycott has been a non event for decades. Recognition of the terror state is a possibility but Trump could undo that in an instant.
BIBI has withdrawn Israel’s US UN Amb.
Israel Curtails Working Ties With 12 Nations Over UN Resolution
Is Israel part of the US 57 states. Otherwise, how can obama tell Israel what to do?
Kenyan, Muslim, POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama, hater and, would be destroyer of the American nation, hater of all Jews across the world, hater of all African-Americans, unless they are murderers, criminals or drug dealers, hater of Hispanics, unless they are illegals, thugs and drug dealers, racist hater of all White people, racist hater of all first responders, across the nation and failed leader of the dying “Traitor” Democrat Party!!! What a guy!!! Massive thanks go to “all” the idiot, moron Americans that ever voted for this useless piece of demented, twisted, humanity!!!
Not worried. We’re still under contract with The Management.
The mask comes off in the last weeks of this lame duck.
It's not that he supports this U.N. resolution, but that there is absolutely no upside to having his administration expend any time or effort to deal with this issue. For the foreseeable future he will have far more important things to address here at home.
How many divisions does the UN have?
These pigs can clap all they want.
The “resolution” is dead letter and some of these nations, like Japan, are going to pay for this down the road when Russia or China press issues with them.
C’mon January 20th.
All decent Americans have to make pleasing a foreign state their top priority in life.
Obama - the gift that keeps on giving.
The hanging chad.
The floater that refuses to flush.
The dog turd that hides in the lawn while you mow it.
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