Sunday, November 8, 2009

Possible Unilateral Palestinian Declaration of Statehood

Curt Here...

Things are starting to get real interesting, as the article posted below suggests that the Palestinians are close to a declaration of independence within the 1967 borders. The article goes on to say that the UN could then potentially recognize this state via United Nations Security Council Resolution. This would be a very bold declaration by the Palestinians, but in my humble opinion not one that the they would attempt unless they knew for certain that they had international support for it.

As the article suggest there could very well be international support for this, not only from the EU but also from the United States. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington to discuss this very issue with the President Obama as he lobby's the President to veto such a resolution in the UN Security Council if it were to come up. If he is not successful in convincing Obama, then the writing could be on the wall. This would be a good time to pray for our Nation.

If this were to happen, then this would pave the way for future fulfillment of prophecy, as the areas that fall within the 1967 borders, are Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem including the Temple Mount (See Luke 21:20-21,Zechariah 14:2 and many other passages). This has been hinted at for quite some time as I have been reporting, and it is exactly what I suspect will happen, whether it happens in the very near future or down the road a ways.

On top of this news, the next week is a very important week within the EU as they select their first president and first foreign minister under the Lisbon Treaty. The latest suggest that this could occur as soon as Monday, but it could get very interesting as the fight for power is played out. I will update as the news breaks.

Stay Tuned.



PM heads to U.S. under threat of Palestinian statehood declaration

Concerns are growing in Israel's government over the possibility of a unilateral Palestinian declaration of independence within the 1967 borders, a move which could potentially be recognized by the United Nations Security Council.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently asked the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama to veto any such proposal, after reports reached Jerusalem of support for such a declaration from major European Union countries, and apparently also certain U.S. officials.

The reports indicated that Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has reached a secret understanding with the Obama administration over U.S. recognition of an independent Palestinian state. Such recognition would likely transform any Israeli presence across the Green Line, even in Jerusalem, into an illegal incursion to which the Palestinians would be entitled to engage in measures of self-defense.

In late August Fayyad presented the international community with a detailed plan for building up Palestinian Authority institutions and set a timetable of up to two years for its implementation. Senior Israeli officials said Fayyad's plan initially met with positive reaction in Jerusalem for its emphasis on institution-building and making security services more efficient.

But some Israeli officials told Haaretz that alongside the clauses reported in the media - which are similar to elements of Netanyahu's call for "economic peace" between Israel and the Palestinians - Fayyad's plan also contains a classified, unreleased portion stipulating a unilateral declaration of independence.

The plan specifies that at the end of a designated period for bolstering national institutions the PA, in conjunction with the Arab League, would file a "claim of sovereignty" to the UN Security Council and General Assembly over the borders of June 4, 1967 (before the outbreak of the Six-Day War, during which Israel took control of the West Bank and Gaza).

Fayyad is also seeking a new Security Council resolution to replace Resolutions 242 and 338 in the hope of winning the international community's support for the borders of a Palestinian state and applying stronger pressure on Israel to withdraw from the West Bank.

Several Israeli officials told Haaretz that Fayyad had spoken to them of positive responses he had received over the plan from prominent EU member states, including the United Kingdom, France, Spain and Sweden. Fayyad added that he presented the proposal to the U.S. administration and did not receive any signal of opposition in response.

Netanyahu's "kitchen cabinet" has held a number of meetings on the matter in recent months. "It's a very dangerous move," said a senior Israeli foreign-policy official. "More and more cabinet ministers understand that diplomatic inaction on Israel's part is likely to bring international support for the Fayyad program."

Israeli sources said Netanyahu discussed the proposal in meetings with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and special Mideast envoy George Mitchell and requested that the U.S. tell Fayyad that it would not support his proposal and would veto it in the Security Council. Netanyahu has yet to receive a clear response from Washington on its stance on Fayyad's plan.

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Anonymous said...

I just wanted to tell you that I very much appreciate all of the work you put into this blog. I check it frequently knowing that important things are happening all around us - and just because something doesn't make the 6oclock news, doesn't mean it shouldn't

the70thweek said...


Thanks for your kind words. Your encouragement means a lot.

I would agree that often, some of the most prophetically important news never makes the 6 o'clock news. That is one of the main reasons this blog exists.


the70thweek said...

Miliband turns down EU foreign policy job

UK foreign minister David Miliband yesterday ruled himself out as a candidate for the new EU 'top job' of High Representative for Foreign Policy, centre-left sources told EurActiv.

Miliband, who until yesterday was seen as the European centre-left’s arguably strongest candidate for the prestigious High Rep position, said in a meeting with Party of European Socialists (PES) president Poul Nyrup Rasmussen that he was not interested in the job.

While Miliband has repeatedly insisted to the British media that he is not available to fill the post due to his desire to remain in Gordon Brown’s cabinet, such denials were at odds with ongoing speculation among European socialists, many of whom believed he was an ideal candidate.

Miliband’s meeting with Rasmussen, however, is likely to be viewed as a conclusive and definite 'no'.

For more go here..

With Miliband out, who is left standing?


the70thweek said...

Dahlan: We may seek UN resolution on Palestinian state

Senior Fatah member Mohammad Dahlan says PA may seek Security Council resolution on borders of Palestinian state; PA government says it will continue to implement plan aimed at ending occupation

Taking steps towards statehood? The Palestinian Authority is looking into the possibility of turning to the Security Council and urging it to adopt a resolution recognizing the Palestinian state’s borders, senior Fatah member Mohammad Dahlan said Tuesday.

The PA will seek a state in line with the 1967 borders, including east Jerusalem, Dahlan said. He added that all options were open at this time, including the possibility of a unilateral declaration of Palestinian independence.

An American veto in the Security Council would prove that the White House is uninterested in the two-state solution, he said, pledging to “continue to fight Netanyahu’s plans, politically and diplomatically.”

Dahlan’s remarks came as the Palestinian Authority government announced Tuesday evening that it is determined to continue the implementation of a plan aimed at establishing Palestinian state institutions.

The process will be undertaken in line with a document presented by Prime Minister Salam Fayyad about two months ago.

The PA announced that it continues to work on implementing the scheme, known as “Palestine: Ending the Occupation, Establishing the State.” The Palestinians said the plan will be implemented on the ground, without considering the various areas (A, B, and C) enforced on the Palestinians across the West Bank.

“We are continuing to build the state on all the land occupied in 1967,” the statement said, urging the international community to take urgent action and assume its responsibility for salvaging the peace process in face of the current impasse.