The original petition for United Nations Security Council to intervene and grant Mahmoud Abbas his own fiefdom cut from the body of the Jewish state, guaranteed under issuance fully backed by the League of Nations and spelled out through the determinations of the San Remo Conference where it was established as inviolate and recognized and rededicated under Article 80 of the United Nations Charter, was lacking the ruse of at least making mention of further attempts to reach a mutual resolution through direct negotiations with Israel. What the Western nations plus Japan realize is that they are obligated to guarantee all the lands from the Jordan River west to the Mediterranean Sea as reserved in perpetuity for the formation of the Jewish state and that the lands east of the Jordan River to the border with Iraq, the land by mutual agreement with the early Zionists, was reserved for the Arabs of the region. This resolution of the partition of the lands resulted in a number of Jews surrendering their lands and moving their residence west of the Jordan River yet somehow the Arabs living west of the Jordan River were never required to move east of the Jordan River but did require those who desired to remain to realize they would be living in a state which was to be governed by the Zionists, the Jews. The agreements put in place did not allow for Jews to remain under the areas ruled by Jordan east of the Jordan River but permitted and guaranteed the Arabs living west of the Jordan River to continue to have freedom of religion and the rights to own land and reside on that land but it reserved political powers to the Jews and those who the Jews desired to grant political power. This was most evident at the outset of the state of Israel where the Arab population outnumbered the Jewish population but the government was recognized despite it consisting of largely Jews as that was the Jewish Zionists utilizing their guarantee as the sole purveyors of political powers. With time the Israelis recognized and granted the Arabs living within their borders under the armistice which ended what is often recorded as the Israeli War of Independence but in reality was the first genocidal war to rid the lands west of the Jordan River of its Jewish abomination as viewed by the Arab League who had refused a suggested patrician which was nonbinding as it was passed by the General Assembly, thus as soon as the Arab League refused that suggestion it became voided. That voiding of that nonbinding resolution forever negated any Arab claim to lands west of the Jordan River without Israeli recognition and permission which is the main reason that the resolution of any Arab claim to the lands west of the Jordan River must be resolved through negotiations with Israel. Unless Israel grants such lands for Arab rule, the lands west of the Jordan River remain under Israeli jurisdiction and only those permitted political rights may participate in elections for the ruling body over these lands, the Knesset.
It was in recognition of this reality that the new resolution was adopted and replaced their initial petition. The original petition by Abbas and the Arab League demanded that the United Nations Security Council negate the promises under Article 80 of the United Nations Charter and grant them by fiat the lands they claim which were the lands illegally occupied by Jordan and Egypt after their unsuccessful attempt to annihilate the Jewish state immediately after its declaration of independence. In that effort to wrest control of the lands legally reserved for the Jewish state there were troops dedicated from the armies of seven Arab nations plus a number of militias some of which were directly under the command of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini. The Armistice of 1949 left lands of Gaza in Egyptian hands and the lands of Judea and Samaria in the hands of Jordan. Egypt never attempted control over the lands in Gaza but Jordan did attempt to annex the lands it held west of the Jordan River renaming Judea and Samaria as the West Bank in an unveiled attempt to erase their Jewish roots. This annexation of these lands resulted in the granting of citizenship to the population remaining after the Jewish population which survived the massacres in the lands held by the Arab forces to surrender their properties and resettle within the areas under Israeli rule. The annexation of the renamed Judea and Samaria (West Bank) was not accepted by the nations of the world, not even the Arab and Muslim nations, and was granted recognition solely by Britain and Pakistan. The Arab League went as far as to insist that the borders at the end of the warring in 1949 be granted title of Armistice Lines and was never to be used as borders for any state nor were they to be recognized as permanent but was a temporary denotation until a final resolution could be reached. What they left unsaid was that they considered the Armistice of 1949 to be a Hudna, a temporary truce until such time as the Islamic forces believe themselves sufficiently robust so as to complete the intentions of the original conflict, in this case the eradication of Israel.
The point where the forces of Islam, in this case the United Arab Republic (UAR), which constituted Egypt and Syria, in June of 1967 when Egypt closed the Straits of Tiran, a casus belli to war under the Suez Treaty of 1956, and both Egypt and Syria massed troops on the southern and northern borders of Israel respectively were the initial starting borders of the Six Day War. Once the fighting had commenced both the Egyptian and Syrian radio and television broadcasts were reporting great advances and victories for their troops against the presumably ill-equipped and timid Jewish troops of Israel. Upon hearing of these feats and accomplishments, the King of Jordan decided he would take the opportunity of assisting in the final conquest of Israel with his Arab allies. The Israelis beseeched King Abdullah informing him that the Syrian and Egyptian broadcasts were untrue but he chose to believe the Egyptians and Syrians and saw the Israeli behests as further proof they were weak and being overrun. The result was that Jordan also lost lands in that war as Egypt lost Gaza and the entire Sinai Peninsula and Syria the Golan Heights and some lands beyond reaching towards Damascus. The conclusion of battle left Israel in control of the Golan Heights from Syria, having retreated from the lands past that point considering them to be not offering a defendable advantage such as what was offered by the heights; the Gaza and Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, all the way to the Suez Canal; and all of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) from Jordan, all the way to the Jordan River reestablishing the proper and guaranteed border as delineated in every treaty concerning these lands. Israel annexed the eastern sections of Jerusalem originally held illegally by Jordan, gained in an offensive war in 1948-9. Israel also annexed the Golan Heights under the provisions that Israel be permitted to retain those lands sufficient and tactically vital to establish defendable borders. Israel returned the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt as part of their peace treaty returning Israel to their formerly recognized borders with Egypt. There are those within Israel who desired that Israel retain at a minimum half of the Sinai Peninsula establishing her border to be drawn down the mountain range in the central Sinai Peninsula as these also offered a defendable position if Israel was not planning on retaining the Suez Canal as her border. This position was overruled by the majority of the government and accepted their decision. The United Nations decision ending the Six Day War demanded that Israel return lands, not all lands but simply lands without any qualifiers allowing Israel to establish secure borders. Once Israel had returned the Sinai Peninsula, an area of land many times the size of Israel itself, the Israeli obligation had been technically satisfied and there was no actual problem when after the peace with Jordan, where Jordan released claims to their so-called West Bank, that Israel retain the lands of Judea and Samaria and recognize the Jordan River as the new border for Israel fulfilling the original treaties which recognize and are intended to enforce the acknowledgment of the San Remo Conference as well as the League of Nations adoption of that Conference thus making it enforceable by Article 80 of the United Nations Charter and established international law.
The sole difficulty with such an arrangement was that as some Jordanians had moved and now resided in these areas and there was the problem of where the refugees who had mostly fled before the start of the 1948-9 war by the Arab forces to annihilate the nascent state of Israel, all of which had been relegated to refugee camps where their Arab brothers corralled them and encircled them with fences, some even including barbed and concertina wire barricades, denying them the right to reside and own land, work, gain citizenship, or even visit with family outside their restrictive camps for fear they might not return. These captives are the refugees which Arafat once claimed as his dear brothers held in camps by the Jews despite the camps not being within Israel but in Arab controlled areas and held in camps by Arab security forces while the Arabs residing within Israel after the Armistice was declared in 1949 due to the fact that they remained throughout the conflict not posing any threat to the Israelis, some even fighting with the Israelis in that desperate struggle which the Israelis survived by the grace of G0d, being granted Israeli citizenship with all the rights and privileges that engendered, and the same Arabs Abbas claims need to be rejoined with their proper lands within Israel, always amazed me that none of these Arab brothers of Abbas and formerly Arafat resided in Judea and Samaria but all resided with some claimed to have resided in Tel Aviv and even within places which were unoccupied at the time of their departure, largely at the behest of Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini who guaranteed them they would return and enjoy in the rewards of the Jewish treasure after they had been destroyed, and a lesser number were evicted largely as they posed a threat from within as they sided with the Arab forces attempting to destroy Israel. The refugees in modern times are the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and possibly some great great grandchildren and all have lived their entire lives in the refugee camps in Gaza City, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria (until recently when they were shelled and targeted by the Syria troops loyal to Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad), and inside Area A of Judea and Samaria which is under civil and security control of Abbas yet he continues to restrain his own claimed countrymen and countrywomen all so he can foist them on Israel to force an Arab majority on Israel in order to erase its Jewish character. What mutes such a plan is the guarantor of sole political rights and control and only property and religious rights to the Arab population within Israel by treaty, the Arabs which Abbas insists be placed within Israel are not automatically granted full political rights under international law that recognizes treaties. Israel is not legally under international law required to establish or surrender any of the lands of Judea and Samaria nor is Israel required to automatically grant full citizenship rights to the Palestinian Arabs but only required to grant them civil rights and religious rights guarantees and protections, not political rights. The Arabs living within Judea and Samaria who were granted citizenship by Jordan after they took illegal control over Judea and Samaria might have an opportunity to act on that promise if they relocated to Jordan but this would need to be ratified under international ruling as Jordan claimed to have repealed and annulled their citizenship though such may not be legally recognized.
The above is why Abbas altered the demand for United Nations Security Council to adopt a binding Chapter Seven Resolution using the full power of the United Nations and enforceable by their combined military might to force Israel to retreat back within the pre-Six Day War lines as denoted in the Armistice of 1949, which was declared to never be considered as a border by the Arab League, the same group which is declaring it now a border, by the end of November 2016 instead to read that negotiations are to be reinitiated and completed within twelve months of the ratification of the binding resolution and for the forced evacuation from all lands claimed by the Palestinian Arabs by no later than November 2017. This inclusion of terms demanding that a resolution be negotiated is a ruse as Abbas has no intention of actually reaching any peace agreement which would require that he promise that such an agreement ends the hostilities and that he recognize Israel as the Jewish state and homelands and that there be no further demands. Making such an agreement would require Abbas to relent on his promise to the Arab world and the Arabs who regard him as their President for life to replace Israel with the state of Palestine and force the Jews out of the lands by whatever means is most efficient. Even should Abbas ever reach such an agreement, he would be incapable of enforcing said agreement as he would be removed from his office either by elections, which is why he has avoided holding his office up for election suspending those very elections since 2006 when Hamas won the majority of seats in the Arab parliament, and if not lost through elections then lost as Abbas lost control of Gaza through insurrection. Thus, Israel can only make an agreement with Abbas with a proviso that Israel enforces the security over most of the lands of Judea and Samaria until such time as peace is assured and proper elections and the rule of law becomes guaranteed and self-enforced by the Arabs. This is a situation which has zero chance of coming to fruition as long as the schools are run by the Arabs and by the authority of Abbas and his position or under Hamas control as in any case these schools are utilized predominantly to educate the youth to jihad and the destruction of Israel and death of the Jews. Abbas has only included wording of further negotiations such that he can then demand that Israel accept his demands in their entirety as conditions for negotiations and then refuse to accept actual negotiations and blame Israel for refusing to negotiate under his demands for their complete surrender up front and leaving nothing to negotiate. Abbas also refuses to permit any Israeli position for consideration even to denying he will or could ever recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish People nor will he ever promise to end hostilities by which he means the terror wars that have been initiated by the Arab forces be they Fatah under Abbas or Hamas under Haniyeh or Mashaal. All the new resolution accomplishes is to put the date for the world to descend upon Israel back by one year adding the rouse of negotiations which Abbas will destroy by any means necessary. Abbas realizes that he has reached the intended target where Israel is now expected to surrender the entirety of Judea, Samaria and Eastern Jerusalem, the entirety of the lands gained from Jordan in the 1967 Six Day War contravening the spirit and the letter of the resolutions passed after that war by the United Nations, a very carefully worded agreement (Security Council Resolution 242 can be read here).
What the United Nations must do if they are to remain true to what they themselves set up as international law regarding the resolution of the Six Day War despite all the attempts by the Arab forces to renege and rescind that agreement. The United Nations individual members are all likely aware that the only settlement which will satisfy the bloodlust against Israel in general and the Jews in particular is the complete eradication of Israel wiping it from the map. This has been the mantra of Yasser Arafat and is the mantra currently of Mahmoud Abbas, of Fatah, of Ismail Haniyeh, of Khaled Mashaal, of Hamas, of Islamic Jihad, of al-Qaeda, of ISIS, of Iran, of Syria, of Turkey, of Hezballah and of numerous European and other nations and terrorist groups throughout the world. There is no denying this nor is there any doubt of this by any truthful person who has spent any time researching or living this situation. There are Israelis still blinded by the prospect of reaching a peace, or having a piece of paper to wave in the air and claim that the next invasion by Arab and Muslim armies such as ISIS, Iran, Hezballah (which rules Lebanon for all intents and purposes), even Turkey (despite the denials publically by Recep Tayyip Erdogan belying his statements spoken within his nations and amongst those he trusts) and probably nearly countless other nations, their leaders, their representatives, and even some within the Israeli parliament the Knesset such as Haneen Zoabi, Ahmad Tibi (who served as an advisor to Yasser Arafat and now sits in the Israeli Knesset) and likely others. Despite the grant words and erudite pronouncements flowing forth before the media adding great flourishments and embellishments making everything sound so plausible and acceptable but hidden within is a small kernel of truth left unmodified and stated with minimal emphasis in the hopes it will be lost in the hearing and reporting made public. These have proven to be the practices of the past but in the end the demands by Abbas for the United Nations to enforce his wildest fantasies of establishing a foothold on the way to replacing Israel with an Arab state will be denied and the only demand that will be issued is yet one more insistence that Israel and the Arabs reach an accord, a negotiated settlement. Even the rumored French plan to be submitted at some undisclosed future state will also result in a similar, if not identical, insistence that the two parties reach a negotiated settlement. The truth which remains unspoken is that by international law all of the lands west of the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea are reserved for the Jewish state, for Israel. The leaders of the world are fully aware of their obligations under treaty to establish and enforce a Jewish state, Israel being that state, in those territories and unless Israel signs an agreement relinquishing her rightful claims to said lands, the rest of the world has two choices, enforce international law and demand that if any other entity is to be recognized in the space currently under Israeli control, that entity must gain the good graces by Israel granting them privileges in ruling over any part within those lands or taking the lands from Israel by force of arms, by conquest through warfare, a conflict which Abbas or Hamas would lose and they are fully aware of this fact or they would not be petitioning the United Nations, they would have taken the lands by force already. They are petitioning the United Nations to apply the force they themselves are incapable of producing to take the land forcefully. Should the United Nations ever agree to such an act it would mark the abrogation of everything the United Nations was established to protect, the rights and privilege of safe and protected borders free from the impingement by outside forces. It would mark the end of the United Nations even having the pretense of enforcing the rules of established international law under the treaty produced at the San Remo Conference.
Below I would love to present the welcome to the latest group of Jews rejoining their family here in Israel from the far reaches of India where the Bnei Menashe have practice their Judaism removed from us for approximately 2,700 years. It is with warmth and familial love that we welcome our brothers and sisters both young and old back into the fold. The video of their initial welcome at the airport is below or can be seen here.
Beyond the Cusp