Nuclear deal pushes Israel aside in Washington, raises Iran to leading US
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July 15, 2015
Will a UN Security Council
resolution formally recognizing the establishment of a Palestinian state be
passed by the end of 2015? Now that the Vatican has formally recognized a
Palestinian state, there is a tremendous amount of international momentum for
precisely such a UN Security Council resolution. In fact, France plans to push
really hard for one by the end of this year. At this point, the only thing that
could derail those plans is Barack Obama. For years, the threat of a Security
Council veto has been the one thing stopping a resolution from moving forward.
But now that Benjamin Netanyahu has been re-elected and has put together a
cabinet that does not seem inclined to negotiate with the Palestinians, the
Obama administration is pledging to “reevaluate our approach” and says that it
will not “prejudge” what it will do if a vote comes up at the United Nations.
And as you will see below, one news source is now reporting that behind the
scenes Barack Obama has already given the “green light” for France to go ahead
with a resolution on a Palestinian state at the UN. If this is truly what Obama
plans to do, it will absolutely shatter U.S. relations with Israel and plunge
the entire Middle East into chaos.
Most Americans don’t realize this,
but 136 countries already formally recognize a Palestinian state. Those 136
nations have a combined population of more than 5.5 billion people.
As of this moment, the major
holdouts are the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and most
of Europe. But most of the European nations have already indicated that they
are ready to recognize a Palestinian state if the United States will. In fact,
as I mentioned above, France plans to lead the push for a Palestinian state at
the UN Security Council.
The “State of Palestine” already
has “non-member observer” status at the UN, but obviously they are not satisfied
with that. They have been very eager for formal recognition by the UN, and now
that the Vatican has given them formal recognition that has really bolstered
their cause. The following is from a CNN article about the Vatican announcement
that stunned the world on Wednesday…
The Vatican announced Wednesday
that it had brokered a treaty with the “state of Palestine,” upsetting Israeli
advocates and propelling Pope Francis into the heart of yet another geopolitical
The treaty is expected to be
signed “in the near future,” the Vatican said. Mahmoud Abbas, president of the
Palestinian Authority, is scheduled to visit Pope Francis on Saturday, the day
before the church canonizes two Palestinian nuns.
The treaty is thought to mark the
first time the Holy See has formally recognized Palestinian statehood in a legal
Of course this didn’t come out of
a vacuum. The truth is that the Vatican has been moving in this direction for
quite some time. Just consider what the Washington Post had to say about the
The move should not be too great a
surprise. Since the U.N. General Assembly voted to recognize Palestine as a
“non-member observer state” in 2012, the Vatican has referred to the “state of
Palestine” in its communiques. When Pope Francis visited the Holy Land last
year, the official Vatican program referred to Palestinian Authority President
Mahmoud Abbas as the leader of the “state of Palestine.” And the pontiff
publicly referred to the “state of Palestine” at a speech in the West Bank.
Now that the Vatican has done
this, international pressure on Obama to support a UN Security Council
resolution on a Palestinian state is increasing.
When the UN Security Council
resolution being drafted by France comes up for a vote later this year, what
will Obama do?
Well, according to Debka, Obama
has already given the “green light” for France to move forward…
US President Barack Obama did not
wait for Binyamin Netanyahu to finish building his new government coalition by
its deadline at midnight Wednesday, May 6, before going into action to pay him
back for forming a right-wing cabinet minus any moderate figure for resuming
negotiations with the Palestinians.
Banking on Netanyahu’s assertion
while campaigning for re-election that there would be no Palestinian state
during his term in office, Obama is reported exclusively by our sources
to have given the hitherto withheld green light to European governments to file
a UN Security Council motion proclaiming an independent Palestinian state.
Not only that, Debka is also
reporting that members of the Obama administration have actually traveled to
France to help draft the resolution…
To show the administration
was in earnest, senior US officials sat down with their French counterparts in
Paris last week to sketch out the general outline of this motion.
According to our sources, they began addressing such questions as the area of
the Palestinian state, its borders, security arrangements between Israel and the
Palestinians and whether or not to set a hard-and-fast timeline for
implementation, or phrase the resolution as a general declaration of intent.
Incorporating a target date in the
language would expose Israel to Security Council sanctions for non-compliance.
If what Debka is reporting is
accurate, this represents a massive betrayal of Israel by the Obama
However, the Jerusalem Post is
reporting just the opposite. They are reporting that Obama plans to veto the
US President Barack Obama has told
associates that he intends to veto the French proposal for a UN Security Council
resolution mandating the creation of a Palestinian state and an Israeli
withdrawal from the West Bank within two years, Channel 10 is reporting on
French Foreign Minister Laurent
Fabius said this past March that Paris planned to start discussions with
partners in the “coming weeks” on a United Nations Security Council resolution
to lay out the parameters for ending the Middle East conflict.
“I hope that the partners who were
reluctant will not be reluctant anymore,” said Fabius, referring to the United
States, which has traditionally shielded its ally Israel from any action at the
So what is the truth?
Only time will tell.
But what we do know is that Obama
was absolutely furious when Netanyahu promised during his most recent campaign
that there would not be a Palestinian state as long as he was in office.
And we do know that the Obama
administration has pledged to “reevaluate our approach” and has said that it
will not “prejudge what we would do if there was a U.N. action”…
The U.S. would “reevaluate our
approach” based on Netanyahu’s “change in his position,” White House Press
Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters as the president flew to Cleveland to
deliver a speech on economic policy.
State Department spokeswoman Jen
Psaki raised the possibility that the reevaluation could include a shift in
position at the U.N. She avoided the usual U.S. language about vetoing Security
Council resolutions that Israel opposes.
“The prime minister’s recent
statements call into question his commitment to a two-state solution,” Psaki
told reporters. “We’re not going to prejudge what we would do if there was a
In the final analysis it is so
hard to tell exactly what Obama will do, because as he has shown over and over
again, lying comes as naturally to him as breathing does.
However, I think that we can get
some clues about how obsessed Obama is with the establishment of a Palestinian
state from public statements that he has made throughout his presidency. The
following quotes from Barack Obama regarding the need for a Palestinian state
come from one of my previous articles…
#1 “Negotiations will be
necessary, but there’s little secret about where they must lead: two states for
#2 “And I think everybody
understands the outlines of what a peace deal would look like, involving a
territorial compromise on both sides based on ‘67 lines with mutually agreed
upon swaps, that would ensure that Israel was secure but would also ensure that
the Palestinians have a sovereign state in which they can achieve the
aspirations that they’ve held for so long.”
#3 “The only way for Israel to
endure and thrive as a Jewish and democratic state is through the realization of
an independent and viable Palestine”
#4 “Neither occupation nor
expulsion is the answer. Just as Israelis built a state in their homeland,
Palestinians have a right to be a free people in their own land.”
#5 “Let me be clear: The United
States strongly supports the goal of two states, Israel and Palestine, living
side by side in peace and security. That is a goal shared by Palestinians,
Israelis, and people of goodwill around the world. That is a goal that the
parties agreed to in the road map and at Annapolis. That is a goal that I will
actively pursue as President of the United States.”
#6 “…we continue to believe that a
two-state solution is the only way for the long-term security of Israel, if it
wants to stay both a Jewish state and democratic”
#7 “It is not fair that a
Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of her own, and lives with the
presence of a foreign army that controls the movements of her parents every
#8 “None of us are under any
illusion that this would be easy. As I said in my speech this morning, it has
already entailed significant political risk by President Abbas, as well as Prime
Minister Netanyahu. But I think the reason that they’ve been willing to take
those risks is they realize this is the best way, the only way, for us to
achieve what should be our goal: two states living side-by-side in peace and
security. It’s right for Palestinian children. It’s right for Israeli
#9 “Just as the Israeli people
have the right to live in the historic homeland of the Jewish people, the
Palestinian people deserve the right to self-determination. Palestinian children
have hopes and dreams for their future and deserve to live with the dignity that
can only come with a state of their own.”
#10 “The only solution is a
democratic, Jewish state living side-by-side in peace and security with a
viable, independent Palestinian state.”