The creation of the new government by Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu had barely been completed and waiting the nod from Shimon Peres, the President of Israel, when the United Nations Human Rights Council published its first report on Israel’s global settlement policy. They called Israel’s national plan a “creeping annexation” of territory predicated upon their assumption that it violated the human rights of the Palestinian peoples.
Though these reports have no international binding legitimacy, they further alienated the Palestinians from the Israeli people, calling for all construction to “immediately halt” In the West Bank. Then Palestinian government had no concern about legal or international binding proclamations so they had already hinted that this report would be used by them to initiate legal action at The Hague for prosecution against Israel for “war crimes.”
As the report that was sent to the 47-nation council stated, the investigators at the UN Human Rights Council claim that the humanitarian laws under the Fourth Geneva Convention were violated. This same law was part of one of the treaties that laid the ground rules for “human rights” on what was considered “humane” during times of war.
So building homes for Jewish people is a “crime against humanity” that is valid only against “times of war” and now can be classified as “war crimes?” Yet, history will attest that it has been the Palestinians in Gaza and Hizbullah in Lebanon that have declared wars in the past, in 2006 and in December 2012, not the Israeli people or its government. At the same time the members of the UN Human Rights Council that are making the charges against Israel area also are representatives of nations with huge human rights violations; China, Saudi Arabia, Uganda and Cuba!
The UN Human Rights Council stated that this “thematic report on Israel's settlements was the first historical look at the government's policy since 1967. Prior human rights reports have look also at the Israel settlements but through the narrow lens of a specific even such as the 2009 war in the Gaza Strip that was started by hundreds of missiles aimed at Jewish hometowns, cities and schools.
This later paved the way for the larger Hizbullah War against Israel that started with abduction and killing of Israeli soldiers by raids into Israeli territory by Hizbullah commandos. Again they only interviewed citizens in those peoples or groups that seek Israel’s destruction such as the militant Hamas Palestinians in Gaza and Hizbullah militants in Lebanon who today have over 40,000 missiles pointed towards Israel.
So while the Palestinian Authority and Hamas has sought “creeping hegemony” to obtain land for a Palestinian State that would surround Israel with weapons of mass destruction, it is today the charges of the UN council that establishing homes in the lands that the G-d of Israel gave the “title and deed of trust” to the Hebrew, Children of Israel 3,600 years ago is now being challenged in the world councils and world courts as a violation of international law.
With the charges of “settlements are illegal”, “Israel’s obligation under the Road Map”, “Israel never cooperated”, Israel occupied Palestine”, “weapon for the Palestinians against Israel”, “international charges against Israel to The Hague International Criminal Court”, “Israeli forced transfer of Palestinians’ and Israel’s policy of ethnic cleansing” facing the Nation of Israel, there is no doubt that the nations of the world are plotting against Israel and against the G-d of Israel. This reminds us more succinctly when Zechariah the Prophet wrote these words 2,500 years ago.
Zechariah 12:2 – “Behold, I am making Jerusalem a coup of poison for all the peoples all around…It shall be on that day that I will make Jerusalem for all the peoples a burdensome stone, all whose bearers become lacerated; and all the nations of the world will gather against it.”
Today there are over a half a million Israelis living in the settlements within Shomron (Samaria) and Judea, which the Arabs called the “West Bank” that is across the Jordon River from the Palestinians real homeland, the “East Bank” in the Nation of Jordan. These disputes have been legally demolished by Israel international law experts such as Ambassador Alan Baker that recently proclaimed in the Women in Green’s Conference that “Israel has the Historic Right to Build in Samaria and Judea” yet at the U.N. headquarters in New York, Secretary–General Ban Ki-moon also repeated one of his continuous statements against Israel:
UN Secretary–General Ban Ki-moon – “All settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, is illegal under international law. It also runs contrary to Israel’s obligations under the Road Map.”
It was only a few months earlier that the Netanyahu government in the State of Israel to their acclaim wanting to be recognized as a nation abiding by international law, commissioned the “Levy Report”, as reported in the Destination Yisra’el article titled, “Former Supreme Court Judge Edmund Levy: There is “no Occupation” in Shomron and Judea; International Law does not bar Jews from living in Samaria.” As reported:
Destination Yisra’el – “It was in July 4, 2012 that a retired High Court Judge and his panel in which he presided issued a legal brief that came to the conclusion that the Israeli Settlements are not “Occupation” and International Law allows Jews the privilege to live in Judea and Samaria. The legal panel included; former Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy, Circuit Judge Techia Shapira and internationally renowned legal jurist Dr. Allan Baker.
In one swift move, the revolutionary legal document shifted the view of the international community away from the international media attention that Israel is an “apartheid” state because of the “occupation” of the Palestinian people living in Shomron and Judea, a region known as the “West Bank” to the rest of the world.
The legal panel noted that the Nation of Jordan took sovereignty control over most of the region of Judea and Samaria after the 1948 Declaration of Independence and the subsequent 1948 War of Independence, a move that also was not recognized by the international community. Therefore the State of Israel did not “occupy” this same land when they went to war in defense against five Arab states intent on the annihilation of the Jewish people.
The committee analyzed the historic and legal background of Judea and Samaria. They concluded that the “belligerent occupation approach” by the State of Israel must be abandoned and reflect Israel’s legal status in those areas. It also noted that Jordan’s assumed sovereignty over most of Judea and Samaria after the 1948 War for Independence was not legally recognized by the international community. The legal sovereignty of Samaria and Judea was recognized only by Great Britain. Therefore the State of Israel did not “occupy” the same land during the Six-Day War in 1967 when Israel launched a surprise raid bombing raid against Egyptian air-fields, the Jordanian-controlled West Bank, and aerial clashes over Syrian territory in the Golan Heights.”
It is interesting that a judge from France, Christine Chanet, the European country known as the “Daughter of Rome’s Vatican” actually heads the human-rights council panel. To gather their fact-finding dis-information, the UN panel traveled to Jordan and interviewed over 50 people there. They claim that they did not go to Israel because as Judge Chanet charged “Israel never cooperated with the probe.” The purported Israeli violations committed by the Jewish settlers included: “violence by Jewish settlers against Palestinians and the confiscation of land and damage to olive trees that help support Palestinian families.”
Another panel member, Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir, said the settlements "seriously impinge on the self-determination of the Palestinian people, an offense under international humanitarian law.” Yet, not one Israeli settler was interviewed about the violence of the Palestinian people who enter Israeli homes and murder entire families, throw rock upon cars that murder young innocent Jewish children, the evicting and evacuating thousands of settlers out of homes, razing them to the ground, on land in which they legally purchased, mortgaged and then built, and the overwhelming evidence that most of the damage to the olive trees are done by Palestinians against Jewish orchards, with film support to document the evidence.
From all appearance, there was no attempt to be “fair and balanced” and look at the grievances on both sides of the conflict where the Jewish settlers are attacked by Palestinians, while they are working in their fields and orchards, building their own homes, or even walking down nature walks, where in many of these instances Jewish blood has been spilled and numerous have died by those peoples (in Gaza and surrounding territories)that the G-d of Israel proclaims have “blood in his mouth” and “abomination between his teeth” (Zechariah 9:7).
Yet, as if seeking to incite an international event, French Judge Chanet called the report, a kind of ‘weapon for the Palestinians’” if they want to take their grievances before The Hague-based International Criminal Court. To that effect, PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi stated that they will do such an act:
PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi – “The settlements are a form of ‘forced transfer’ and a proof of Israel's policy of ‘ethnic cleansing.’”
Not only that, it is not just any nation, but the ancient Philistines who fought against Kings Saul and David, have now been resurrected today as the modern Palestinians that are fulfilling their prophetic image and destiny to perfection. For those who don’t believe in “conspiracy theories”, take note; for the G-d of Israel does, for peoples and nations are truly conspiring against Israel.
This fact alone was spoken as a literal historical imagery 3,000 years ago when the Psalmist wrote about the Philistines and their rage against G-d’s anointed, King David and 3,000 years later when this same test will be fulfilled again with the future anointed one, the Maschiah ben Dovid, (Messiah son of David):
Psalms 2:1-12 - “Why do nations gather (in rage), and regimes talk in vain? The kings of the earth take their stands and the princes conspire secretly, against HaShem and against His anointed (the ‘anointed king’): ‘Let us cut their cords and let us cast off their ropes from ourselves.’
He Who sits in heaven will laugh and the L-rd will mock them. Then He will speak to them in His anger, and in His wrath He will terrify them: I, Myself, have anointed My king, over Zion, My holy mountain!’”
It was on November 30, 2012 that the United Nations General Assembly endorsed by a vote of 138 in favor, 9 against, and 31 abstaining that included France, Spain, and Germany, the recognition of the Palestinian status from a “non-member observer entity” to a “non-member observer state.”
With their minds elated with zeal, Palestinian people in the West Bank were “elated” but this vote elevation was “largely symbolic” and it infuriated Israel significantly. With the constant agitation and the propagating of war and violence against the “sheep of Israel”, it was only a few days into December that the Palestinians accused Israel of planning more "war crimes" by expanding settlements when after hundreds of rockets and missiles fired upon their the Jewish people, the IDF selectively targeted for eight days the military facilities of Hamas in Gaza and its leaders.
It was in 2006 that the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council replaced the prior 60-year-old commission whose proclamations were universally discredited for its panels were dominated by nations with significantly poor human rights records to their own people and foreigners within their own country. Three years later in 2009, the United States joined the council.
After this vote by the UN Human Rights Council, the U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland reported that while all countries should appear for their review, “we (the United States) also consistently registered our opposition to the council's consistent anti-Israel bias.”
With the “8-day War with Gaza” occurring two weeks before the UN Human Rights Report was released, as they were fighting in defense of their own people from being attacked by Hamas Muslim Brotherhood militants in Gaza, the scheduled Israeli elections and upon the recommendation of Israel’s diplomatic Corp, the State of Israel became the first nation to skip a review of its human rights record by the council.
According to the United Nations, all 193 member nations are required to submit a review every four years. If the nations of the world were so concerned about whether an Israeli or a Palestinian had the right to build a home on a certain bit of property, and called this “ethnic cleansing” and “war crimes” the rest of the world was judged, it appeared with a different standard of justice.
In the 2013 report, most nations received some human rights violation and recommendations but non received the international condemnation as the Israeli government.
- Russian had the worse year of human rights violations since the USSR collapse in the early 90s. It was Sergei Markov, Director of the Center for Political Research believed that the Human Rights Watch is a great organization and routinely paints an objective picture, that is if it does not included; Israel, China, Russia or the United States. The reason for this is the fact that these four countries are in the “crosshairs of major political forces and it’s impossible that analysts can be completely impartial when talking about these countries from a political standpoint.”
- The Pakistani government and its military and intelligence agencies were sharply criticized for failing to reduce human rights abuses especilally with religious minorities who bore the brunt of killings and repression.
Internally, though, Israel in its dealings with the Palestinians and Bedouins live to a higher standard of justice, but both of these populations groups have no affinity to live according the laws and justice of Israeli civilian life. Consider how America would be if Mexican nationals living in the United States were denoted suicide bombs in American market places and had 50,000 missiles pointing towards the southern states of America? Yet, the G-d of Israel has proclaimed that there will be a day when the Ishmaelite descendants of Abraham will live in harmony with the Jewish people. By the time that day come, the redemption of the Lost Ten Tribes of the House of Israel will be complete. They will also be home, but this time as a friendly and supportive brothers and sisters of the 12-Tribes of Israel. May that day come quickly!
The G-d of Israel is quietly recreating the State of Israel to begin its final acts before the G-d of Israel takes full control of the Land of Israel. Yes, there are a lot of imperfect people seeking to restore the Land of Israel to its divine mission, the strategic planetary capital of the future Messiah son of David. Here will be a nation focused on holiness, righteousness and justice. If you believe these facts to be true, you might desire to reconnect with the Biblical portrayals of what is and will be happening in your near future.
This Biblical portrayal includes Prophecies that the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel are about to return to the Land of their Biblical Inheritance. This is Divine Destiny in living reality as the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel return to their Homelands first in Shomron (Samaria), Israel.
If you want to learn more, Contact “Kol Ha Tor Vision”, the Voice of the Turtledove. Here is a joint Orthodox Jewish and 10-Triber Mission to bring awareness of the imminent fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecies regarding the Redemption of all Israel (12 Tribes Re-conciled and Re-United). This super Event of all Times will entail Establishing the Shomron (the Ancient Bible Heartland of the Patriarchs) and the Judean Wilderness as part of the Land of Israel, and preparing the “Land” for the Return of the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel and then the Redemption of All Israel.
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