Yasser would be so proud!
Today the UN is expected to complete the journey it began in November 1974 when it invited a mass-murderer from Egypt to speak in its General Assembly. At the time Yasser Arafat said he brought with him an olive branch of peace, and a gun. To the day he died, Arafat turned down every opportunity to use the olive branch but never skipped a chance to use the gun.
It didn't matter because by the time his hate-ravaged body gave out, the terrorist organization he led--- the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) had already taught the world Arafat's lesson---which was, "terrorism is a legitimate form of political expression."
Suckled at the teat of western world appeasement and Arab petrodollars, the PLO begot many children including the radical Muslims who attacked us on 9/11 and today are still trying to destroy our way of life.
Today, with its vote to recognize Palestine as a non-member state the UN creates something out of nothing just as the Roman's did two thousand years ago, when they changed the name of the Jewish State from Judea to Palaestina. As a slap in the face to those stiff-necked "Jews" who revolted against Roman rule too many times. They renamed their homeland using the name of an ancient Israelite Aegean enemy who disappeared from the region over five centuries before--all to ensure that the land lost its Jewish identity.
But it never did lose its identity, because the Jews are a stiff-necked people who have clung to their faith and their God ever since a man named Abram left his father's house in Ur and traveled to the holy land and changed his name to Abraham.
This is not a centuries-old battle as many would describe it; the Children of Israel had lived in that particular piece of God-given land continuously since a disciple of Moses named Joshua led them back home three and a half millennia ago. Most of the two thousand years since Rome, there had been peace. Only in the past century and a half since the in gathering of the Jewish exiles began, has there been an attempt to take away the heritage of Israel.
Today the UN attempts to moves that Heritage process along by taking a group of refugees who were forced to fester by the King of Jordan and the President of Egypt until they were radicalized. Today the UN is creating something out of what has never been. There was never a country of Palestine, only a territory controlled by Rome, the Ottomans and the British. Yasser Arafat was its first official leader; it has no boarders or capital. Its only “ancient history" was as the Israelite land of Judea and Samaria. There was never even a call for a Palestinian State in the years Egypt controlled Gaza and Jordan controlled Judea and Samaria.
Today neither Fatah the terrorist organization controlling Judea and Samaria, or Hamas (which is biblical Hebrew for violence and chaos) recognize the Jewish people's right their historic homeland but today they are approaching the UN to give them a State with no history.
The General Assembly of the United Nations will most likely vote to approve admitting this nation of terrorists into the world community and probably by a landslide. It doesn't matter to them that this "state out of nothing does not even qualify for statehood under international law.
According to article 4 of the United Nations charter membership is reserved for states (and "peace loving" states at that. But Abbas the man who arraigned the financing for the Munich Massacre, is asking for "non-member state" status" so his terrorist organization Fatah can join the International Criminal Court and wage "Lawfare” against Israel
Palestine does not even meet the minimum qualifications of a state under international law. As CAMERA points out:
Article 1 of the Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of States provides the internationally recognized criteria of statehood:
The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications: a) a permanent population; b) a defined territory; c) government; and d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.
This Palestinian entity, which will be called a state by the UN today, has none of the above. It is simply a band of terrorist thugs, born out of the hatred of Jews, forced to live in camps, left to fester by Egypt and Jordan who would not allow them to become citizens of their countries even though those countries controlled the land they lived in, and finally they were unleashed on the world to commit violence against innocents.
This Palestinian entity claims the Jewish People never lived in the land, that the Temples in Jerusalem, which were recognized by Mohammed and worshiped at by Jesus-- never existed. Despite a continual Jewish presence in the land since before the beginning of Christianity and Islam, they claim the nation of Israel was only formed because of the Holocaust. Two thousand years later the followers of the Muslim Prophet and the Christian Messiah are banding together to give those claims credence.
Every time the Jewish people and the nation of Israel attempts to defend herself against the terrorist mission Anti-Semitism intensifies in the Muslim world, the “Third world” and even in Europe and the United States.
Today the United Nations will recognize Palestine a name created by Rome to destroy the heritage of the Jews, and give it to a people whose goal is the same---to destroy the heritage of the Jews. In doing so this world body continues with what they started in 1974 with the invitation of a mass-murderer to the General Assembly--- to nurse terrorism and promote hatred of the Jewish people.
But in the end it won't matter. Just as we were when Abram left his father's home to become Abraham, just as we were when Moses led us through the wilderness then handed leadership to Joshua who took us home, just as we were a thousand years later when we returned to our homeland after the Babylonian exile--- whether we were called Hebrews, Children of Israel or Jews; we are still a stiff-necked people who cling to our God and the land he gave us as a birthright.
No decision by at terrorist appeasing world body can ever change that. No change in semantics or recognition of a gang which practices what was called in the Torah, “hamas,”violence and terror will separate the Jewish people from the land. A world body, the western world, or even the president of the United States does not determine our hold on this holy piece of earth. Israel has been endowed to us by our creator and no Earthly being can take it away-- as hard as they might try.
As Jews pray for at the end of the Yom Kippur fast and at the end of every Passover Seder "L'shanah haba'ah b'Yerushalayim--Next Year in Jerusalem. In Israel they pray, "L'shanah haba'ah b'Yerushalayim habenuyah"--"Next year in the rebuilt Jerusalem." Those are not just words, they are our heritage and our birthright.