On 23 December 2016, just days before Christmas, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2334 declaring settlement activity as a “flagrant violation” of international law and has no “legal validity”. The adoption of this resolution will have far-reaching consequences for Israel. It will most certainly embolden terrorists to act against Israel.
It is significant that four of the five permanent members of the UN with veto powers, and inherently Christian nations, took a stand against Israel just before their Christmas celebrations.
In practical terms Resolution 2334 means that building in Biblical Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and East Jerusalem have to stop, effectively nullify the tenets of UNSC Resolution 242. In the literal interpretation of resolution 242, the British Foreign Secretary, Lord Caradon, told the House of Commons on 29 October 1969: “It would have been wrong to demand that Israel return to its positions of June 4, 1967, because those positions were undesirable and artificial.”
It was the first time that the United States of America as an ally of Israel abstained from a resolution against Israel. Israel’s hope is now on the new US President Donald Trump to reverse the damage caused by resolution 2334.
On Sunday 15 January 2017, a delegation of seventy nations will gather in France to deliberate on the Israel – Palestinian conflict. All these events do not happen in a bubble. The Bible accurately prophesied these developments. Psalm 83 described it so clearly:
“With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish” – Psalm 83:4 (New International Version).
The Complete Jewish Bible put it even more bluntly. “……….craftily conspiring against your people, consulting together against those you treasure” – Psalm 83:4.
It seems that the nations adopted the spirit of Amalek and are on a collision course with God.