Wednesday, November 26, 2008

UN vs. Israel (Part 1,297)

WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbors…Excerpted from the UN Charter Preamble

Based on the way that the UN has treated the state of Israel over the years, it is clear that the UN Charter applies to all countries except for the state of Israel. Below is the opening paragraph from the News From Jerusalem website today:

Israel filed a formal complaint with the United Nations on Tuesday over statements made by UN General Assembly President, Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann of Nicaragua, who called for an international boycott of Israel after accusing it of being an apartheid regime. D'Escoto went on to decry the plight of the Palestinians, describing the failure to create a Palestinian state as "the single greatest failure in the history of the United Nations."

I certainly can understand the UN being upset that the Palestinian people do not have a homeland, but its bias to anything that would be deferential to Israel’s position in the conflict is incredibly one-sided. You certainly get the feeling that the UN wouldn’t care one bit if the situation was reversed and it was the Jews who were the ones still absent a homeland. But then again to the extent that the UN is hostile to Israel seems consistent with an early adversary of Israel captured within the following words of scripture: "…A people has come out of Egypt; they cover the face of the land and have settled next to me. Now come and put a curse on these people, because they are too powerful for me. Perhaps then I will be able to defeat them and drive them out of the country. (Numbers 22:5-6) For thousands of years those hostile to God, has been hostile to Israel, and still trying to drive them out of the country. Why? Perhaps this verse of scripture about how the country of Israel was initially started might provide a reason: ...This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break. When the man saw that he would not win the match, he touched Jacob’s hip and wrenched it out of its socket. Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” “What is your name?” the man asked. He replied, “Jacob.” “Your name will no longer be Jacob,” the man told him. “From now on you will be called Israel,because you have fought with God and with men and have won.” “Please tell me your name,” Jacob said. “Why do you want to know my name?” the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there. Jacob named the place Peniel (which means “face of God”), for he said, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been spared. (Genesis 22:24-30 NLT)

God has established the nation of Israel. He did so as stated in scripture in the verses you just read. For reasons known only to Him, God decided that the nation of Israel would be His own. Over the ensuing centuries, this has caused Israel to live in unending hostility from the other nations of the world. So what is the end game? Will the UN get what it really wants – the end of Israel – or will Israel manage to continue to hold off the hostility? The answer comes partially in the aspirations of the UN in the stated goals of their annual “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”: The pinnacle of the event will come in the form of a marathon of discussions, to culminate with the passing of six resolutions against Israel. These include ones calling for the return of the Golan Heights to Syria and the division of Jerusalem. Jesus’ answer to the last item (the division of Jerusalem) comes in the form of this scripture from the Book of Revelation: All who are victorious will become pillars in the Temple of my God, and they will never have to leave it. And I will write on them the name of my God, and they will be citizens in the city of my God—the new Jerusalem that comes down from heaven from my God. And I will also write on them my new name. “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. (Revelation 3: 12-13 NLT - italics mine)


Anonymous said...

Curse your God and his "scriptures". People are suffering and all you talk about is "God's will". The world will not stand by and watch as Israel rapes Gaza.

Call me Satan if you will, for even though he does not exist as an entity, he exists in the minds of the angry; and we are growing stronger by the hour. Each drop of blood spilled fills our hatred until one day, the state of Israel will burn.

Peter Shaw said...

To Anonymous,

First of all thanks for reading this post. Secondly, if satan did exist would you feel differently? If you found out that he was the one actually orchestrating much of the anger and hatred, would you feel differently?

A God who sends people to Hell?