Patriot Update is sending an e-mail alert that the United Nations Security Council has scheduled next Tuesday, July 26, in New York, for open “debate” about whether or not they will seize Israeli land in September, and divide Jerusalem by establishing a Palestinian state, without negotiation or approval from Israel.
[H/t beloved fellow Tina!]
The same alert is also posted on many blogs, such as Traditional Values Coalition.
According to the e-mail, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had feared just such a “surprise” move after the Quartet on the Middle East (UN, EU, USA, and Russia) met on July 11 in Washington, DC, to endorse Obama’s plan (in his speech of May 19) to enforce Israel’s 1967 borders and divide Jerusalem.
But I cannot find verification of this on the web. Instead, the Seattle PI reports on July 12, 2011, that the Quartet meeting was a bust:
The “highly-anticipated gathering hosted Monday by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and attended by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, EU top diplomat Catherine Ashton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to produce a unified statement on the way ahead.”
So I went onto the United Nations’ website to find confirmation of the July 26 Security Council meeting. I found a “Programme of Meetings and Agendas” in the Journal of the United Nations. On page 2 of the pdf document is this:
The Security Council will hold an open debate on Tuesday, 26 July 2011, in the Security Council Chamber Room GA-TSC-01, in connection with the agenda item “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”.
Member states wishing to inscribe their names on the list of speakers should contact the Secretariat….
Here’s a screenshot I took of that announcement:
Then I went looking for the agenda item and found this document: A “Statement” made on January 19, 2011, by Mr. Md. Nojibur Rahman, Minister (Economic) and Charge d’Affaires of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the United Nations at the Security Council Open Debate on the agenda item “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”.
On behalf of Bangladesh, a Muslim country, Rahman said the following:
“In order to achieve a lasting solution in the Middle East, it is very important to address the key issue, which is prolong and illegal occupation of the Arab territories by Israel…. My delegation believes that direct negotiations will only be successful if there is sustained regional and international support for…Palestinian State-building…which guarantee Israel’s withdrawal from all occupied Arab and Palestinian territories back to June 4, 1967 line…. In conclusion, let me reiterate Bangladesh’s long-standing position that the continued illegal occupation of Palestine over the past six decades is the root cause of violence, unrest and destabilization in the region.“
So there you have it. Despite the innocuously-worded announcement in the UN’s “Programme of Meetings and Agendas” of an “open debate” by the Security Council scheduled for July 26, 2011, the statement by Bangladesh’s representative to the United Nations makes clear the debate agenda is about “restoring” Israel to its pre-1967 borders, also called the Green Line.
That, in turn, means Israel must surrender the territories it captured in the 1967 Six-Day War, including the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights and Sinai Peninsula (the latter has since been returned to Egypt). But the Green Line once divided Jerusalem into East and West, with the western section within Israel. Annexed by Jordan in 1948, East Jerusalem includes Jerusalem’s Old City and some of the holiest sites of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, such as the Temple Mount, Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Territories held by Israel before and after the Six Day War of 1967
All of which means that returning Israel to its 1967 borders would mean that Israel not only loses the West Bank (and with that Israel’s defense strategic depth), Israel — and the Christian world — will also lose Jerusalem to the new Palestinian Muslim state.
It should be said that the United Nations is decidedly partial on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and regularly condemns Israel for this or that. But…
Even if the UN Security Council’s “open debate” next Tuesday concludes with their demand that Israel returns to its pre-1967 borders, that demand doesn’t mean squat because it’s unenforceable — so long as the UN hasn’t morphed into a One World Government & Military.
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride….
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