A day to live in infamy. The Washington Post reports:
The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians and an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States.Some additional thoughts from The Lid:
The resolution upgrading the Palestinians’ status to a nonmember observer state at the U.N. was approved by a vote of 138-9, with 41 abstentions, in the 193-member world body.
A Palestinian flag was quickly unfurled on the floor of the General Assembly, behind the Palestinian delegation. In the West Bank city of Ramallah, hundreds crowded into the main square waved Palestinian flags and chanted “God is great.” Others who had watched the vote on outdoor screens and television sets hugged, honked and set off fireworks before dancing in the streets.
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.
... This Palestinian entity ... 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.