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January 13, 2017 5:18 pm

Israeli UN Envoy: Paris Peace Conference a Reward to Palestinians for Avoiding Negotiations While Promoting Terrorism

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Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon. Photo: Screenshot.

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon. Photo: Screenshot.

The international diplomatic conference set to be held in Paris on Sunday and attended by outgoing US Secretary of State John Kerry will be a “reward to the Palestinians for continuing to avoid negotiations while promoting terrorism,” Israel’s UN envoy said on Thursday.

Ambassador Danny Danon sounded the alarm about potential moves against Israel at the UN next week before US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday.

“We are witnessing an attempt to promote a last-minute initiative before the new US administration takes office,” Danon said. “Supporters of the Palestinians are looking for further anti-Israel measures at the Security Council.”

“The hypocrisy and the obsessive focus on Israel has reached new heights,” Danon went on to say.  “These one-sided initiatives not only fail in bringing us closer to peace, but they actually encourage terrorism like we saw in last week’s horrific attack in Jerusalem.”

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Meanwhile, the Hebrew news site nrg reported on Friday that Israeli Foreign Ministry officials were trying to water down the text of whatever document comes out of the Paris conference.

The summit will be “the swan song of the Obama era,” an Israeli diplomatic official told nrg. “Its goal is to hang on to the two-state vision.”

The prevailing opinion in Jerusalem, the report said, is that the final product of the conference will be “parve,” as it will be difficult for France to get all of the 70 nations represented at the Paris confab to agree on tough wording. But, the report added, Israeli diplomats are nevertheless working to prevent less rosy scenarios.

The Associated Press reported on Friday that a draft document urges Israel and the Palestinians to “officially restate their commitment to the two-state solution” as the “only way to achieve enduring peace” and says the international community “will not recognize” changes to the pre-1967 armistice lines without agreement from both sides.

On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a visiting AIPAC delegation in Jerusalem that he was concerned there might be a “repetition” next week of last month’s passage of an anti-settlement Security Council resolution.

“We’re doing our best [and] we hope that you’ll do your best to exert the influence that it doesn’t happen, because it pushes peace further away because it’s unfair,” he said.

The previous week, Netanyahu told a group of Israeli ambassadors at a Foreign Ministry conference in Jerusalem, “The Paris conference is a futile conference, but there are signs that they will try to take decisions reached there and have them become another decision at the UN Security Council.”

Last Sunday, ex-Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General Dore Gold cautioned, “On Jan. 17, again the UN will reconvene and it will probably discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and if there is a conclusion to this meeting in Paris [on Jan. 15], that conclusion may find its way to New York.”

“This is objectionable to Israel,” Gold — who served as the Jewish state’s UN envoy in the late 1990s — went on to say. “What Israel learned through many years of negotiations and diplomacy, from the days of [the late former Foreign Minister] Abba Eban to the period of Benjamin Netanyahu, was that the only way we resolve our differences with our neighbors is by sitting face-to-face at the peace table.”

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  • JVictor

    While the world is anticipating the outcome of the Middle East Peace Conference that will be attended by representatives of 70 nations (a significant and prophetic number according to the Scriptures) on January 15, 2017, the citizens of the United States of America, and of the other 14 nations that voted in favor of Resolution 2334, already have to live with the consequences of the decisions of our leaders whether we voted for them or not.

    One of the most devastating political and spiritual decisions in history was made on December 23, 2016 when Samantha Power, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, under direction from President Barack Obama, chose to abstain when the United Nations Security Council voted on Resolution 2334 which purposefully misidentified Judea and Samaria as “occupied territory” of the “Palestinians” and declared that Israel was breaking international law by doing anything in that region which had heretofore been referred to as “disputed territory.” By abstaining, the Ambassador gave assent to this demonstrably anti-Semitic resolution thereby placing the citizens of all those nations in the place of being cursed by God.

    One of the passages of Scripture that has been quoted by evangelical Christians of all denominations and backgrounds for generations is Genesis 12:1-3, the call of Abram. Jehovah told Abram that the rest of the world would be dealt with based upon the way they dealt with Abram and his descendants, namely Israel. Verse three reads, in part, “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you…” The word bless comes from the Hebrew word barak which means to adore with respect and to receive benefit from God to man. Obviously, this is a pretty straightforward definition.

    However, the words that are translated “curse” and “curses” are a different story. The first curse word is the Hebrew word ‘arar which means to bitterly curse or execrate which means “to detest utterly, abhor; to imprecate evil upon, damn or denounce” according to dictionary.com. The second curse word is the Hebrew word qalal which does mean to accurse or despise or afflict. But, its primary definition means to make light or consider trifling, to bring into contempt or lightly esteem or disesteem. With all this in mind, Genesis 12:3 could reasonably be translated to say, “I will provide benefit to those who adore and respect you, and I will utterly detest, abhor, damn and denounce those who disesteem you and consider issues related to you as trifling things.”

    Even though the US Ambassador to the UN didn’t vote to condemn Israel, her abstention disesteemed Israel’s legitimate claims to land and protection while considering the parameters of the resolution to be trifling with respect to its impact on the descendants of Abram thereby inviting Jehovah’s curses to be executed on the United States of America and her citizenry.

    If the 70 nations follow through on their reported plans and then the UN chooses to recognize those plans as international law, then the United Nations will have invited Jehovah’s curses onto the rest of the world.

    These are, indeed, the end times.

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