The Long suffering Jews, the long awaited return of Christ and the “long overdue state of Palestine”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/17/opinion/17abbas.html

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The Long Overdue Palestinian State
By MAHMOUD ABBAS
Published: May 16, 2011
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SIXTY-THREE years ago, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy was forced to leave his home in the Galilean city of Safed and flee with his family to Syria. He took up shelter in a canvas tent provided to all the arriving refugees. Though he and his family wished for decades to return to their home and homeland, they were denied that most basic of human rights. That child’s story, like that of so many other Palestinians, is mine.

This month, however, as we commemorate another year of our expulsion — which we call the nakba, or catastrophe — the Palestinian people have cause for hope: this September, at the United Nations General Assembly, we will request international recognition of the State of Palestine on the 1967 border and that our state be admitted as a full member of the United Nations.

Many are questioning what value there is to such recognition while the Israeli occupation continues. Others have accused us of imperiling the peace process. We believe, however, that there is tremendous value for all Palestinians — those living in the homeland, in exile and under occupation.

It is important to note that the last time the question of Palestinian statehood took center stage at the General Assembly, the question posed to the international community was whether our homeland should be partitioned into two states. In November 1947, the General Assembly made its recommendation and answered in the affirmative. Shortly thereafter, Zionist forces expelled Palestinian Arabs to ensure a decisive Jewish majority in the future state of Israel, and Arab armies intervened. War and further expulsions ensued. Indeed, it was the descendants of these expelled Palestinians who were shot and wounded by Israeli forces on Sunday as they tried to symbolically exercise their right to return to their families’ homes.

Minutes after the State of Israel was established on May 14, 1948, the United States granted it recognition. Our Palestinian state, however, remains a promise unfulfilled.

Palestine’s admission to the United Nations would pave the way for the internationalization of the conflict as a legal matter, not only a political one. It would also pave the way for us to pursue claims against Israel at the United Nations, human rights treaty bodies and the International Court of Justice.

Our quest for recognition as a state should not be seen as a stunt; too many of our men and women have been lost for us to engage in such political theater. We go to the United Nations now to secure the right to live free in the remaining 22 percent of our historic homeland because we have been negotiating with the State of Israel for 20 years without coming any closer to realizing a state of our own. We cannot wait indefinitely while Israel continues to send more settlers to the occupied West Bank and denies Palestinians access to most of our land and holy places, particularly in Jerusalem. Neither political pressure nor promises of rewards by the United States have stopped Israel’s settlement program.

Negotiations remain our first option, but due to their failure we are now compelled to turn to the international community to assist us in preserving the opportunity for a peaceful and just end to the conflict. Palestinian national unity is a key step in this regard. Contrary to what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel asserts, and can be expected to repeat this week during his visit to Washington, the choice is not between Palestinian unity or peace with Israel; it is between a two-state solution or settlement-colonies.

Despite Israel’s attempt to deny us our long-awaited membership in the community of nations, we have met all prerequisites to statehood listed in the Montevideo Convention, the 1933 treaty that sets out the rights and duties of states. The permanent population of our land is the Palestinian people, whose right to self-determination has been repeatedly recognized by the United Nations, and by the International Court of Justice in 2004. Our territory is recognized as the lands framed by the 1967 border, though it is occupied by Israel.

We have the capacity to enter into relations with other states and have embassies and missions in more than 100 countries. The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Union have indicated that our institutions are developed to the level where we are now prepared for statehood. Only the occupation of our land hinders us from reaching our full national potential; it does not impede United Nations recognition.

The State of Palestine intends to be a peace-loving nation, committed to human rights, democracy, the rule of law and the principles of the United Nations Charter. Once admitted to the United Nations, our state stands ready to negotiate all core issues of the conflict with Israel. A key focus of negotiations will be reaching a just solution for Palestinian refugees based on Resolution 194, which the General Assembly passed in 1948.

Palestine would be negotiating from the position of one United Nations member whose territory is militarily occupied by another, however, and not as a vanquished people ready to accept whatever terms are put in front of us.

We call on all friendly, peace-loving nations to join us in realizing our national aspirations by recognizing the State of Palestine on the 1967 border and by supporting its admission to the United Nations. Only if the international community keeps the promise it made to us six decades ago, and ensures that a just resolution for Palestinian refugees is put into effect, can there be a future of hope and dignity for our people.

Mahmoud Abbas is the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the president of the Palestinian National Authority.

Comment by Adamantine:

Of course read the response by Israel preceding.

Should we not be wondering and pondering the significance of this while we are still in the midst of a seven year treaty?

If the UN votes in September do we expect the US in the security council to say no?

Do we expect a Muslim to say no?

If the UN says yes then how long before the UN attempts to enforce the decree?

Might we first expect a pressured Israel give the OK for  a Passover sacrifice to which the Islamic world riots?

Would the UN then send in troops to stop the riots and stop the sacrifice?

If so where would JS be in this time?

Where would the WEU be?

What would be God’s response to the US?

Where would be the US dollar?

Where would the California coastline be?

Where will Christians be?

What will happen if there is a fan out there when the gorillas of the world start throwing feces ?

We will need to duck and get down on our knees.

Sometimes this is the only way God can get us praying.

Will Barak Obama……. a possible pretender to the presidency of the USA, …..a supporter of abortion, ….a supporter of Sodomy, …one who bows to Islamic Kings, ……one who calls the USA…. “not a Christian country”, …….one who says the sound of the Islamic morning prayer call is one of the sweetest sounds on earth, ….

will Barak Obama not recognize Palestine as a state within minutes of the UN vote? ….. and attempt to take on the mantle of Harry Truman who agreed with none of these things.

I might add that Harry Truman was allowed by providence to serve as president when the US won WWII along with other victors of a world war.

What might providence serve up for Barak Obama and the US in response to this action?

When they say “peace and safety then sudden destruction cometh on them all”

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4 thoughts on “The Long suffering Jews, the long awaited return of Christ and the “long overdue state of Palestine”

  1. Excellent post. God help us as we go into this summer. Keep praying. Put on the whole armor of God for the fight is on and we must be prepared with the Word of God written on the fleshly tables of our hearts ready at all times to give reason for the faith that we have in Christ. Keep watching and be alert. The joy of the Lord is our strength.

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  2. Sudden distraction indeed. This verse has plagued me since last year January. We will keep on watching, we will keep on discussing, we will keep on theorizing and then SUDDENLY all hell will break loose.

    Let me theorize a bit. In September the UN may declare a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as their capital in the name of peace. The sun will set and rise the next morning with no big changes. Israel will keep on objecting to the UN deceleration. They will give in in some ways just to keep the heat away from them. The world will see it as a breakthrough. Hope for peace at last! As time goes on (I don’t know how long), Israel will get more and more “rebellious” in the eyes of the world. In the name of peace the EU will send peace keeping troops down to help the poor Palestinians against the Israelis.

    As more troops gets send into Jerusalem to keep the peace without success, an EU leader (JS) will go with them (pitch his tent). I think his mission will be something like ” If you (Israel/Palestine) can not govern here in peace, I will come here to restore peace. I will show you how it is done. I will sit on the temple mount and show you who is boss. Try to stop me…” And that can be or lead to the AoD. It may happen soon after or in September or it may take some months. I just fear that if it takes some months, more people will say that the ENP theory is wrong and go back to sleep some more. (Foolish virgins)

    Please be wise virgins! Keep oil in your lamp and stay awake for the Groom. If we are wrong, you have nothing to loose. We do not ask you to sell everything and run to a mountain. Please don’t!! We ask you to be awake. If we are wrong, life will go on a little longer. But if we are correct on this site, you will be found watching by the Lord and not caught by surprise.

    This is my theory and not a word from God.

    Wickus

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  3. I have never seen such a time as this, and we believers for sure have to keep ready and stick to the word of God in all things, and be prepared to give a reason for the hope that is within is as things get worse. I am for sure happy to be alive today and a believer in the one who truley gives us life.

    Jesus will come and reign on this earth. Hallelujah

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  4. wickus you wrote:sudden distraction in your comment. makes me think that is true cause one of the devil’s best ploys is using distractions and they are coming fast and furious these days. if he can’t outright deceive some he will most assuredly try to distract. but the word suddenly makes you sit up straight doesn’t it? how many maybe watching all the wrong things when destruction comes?-oh my………………

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