By Jim Hutchens
Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu said: “Anticipating a vote in the United Nations Human Rights Commission by Friday … if the international community accepts the Goldstone Report, which charges Israel with 'war crimes' during the IDF’s Operation Cast Lead in Gaza last winter, it will deal a serious blow to the peace process with the Palestinians as well as the global war on terror....It will legitimize terrorists who hide behind civilians,” Netanyahu cautioned.
"The second devastating blow will be to the UN's status, and its prestige… it will become irrelevant. Thirdly, [it] will devastate the peace process… Israel will not be able to take further measures, and will forbear taking further risks for the sake of peace, if Israel is denied its right for self defense."
The Bible says: O God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God, be not still. See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. "Come," they say, "let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more." With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you-… Cover their faces with shame so that men will seek your name, O LORD. May they ever be ashamed and dismayed; may they perish in disgrace. Let them know that you, whose name is YAHWEH— that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.” Psalm 83
The Jerusalem Connection says: Make no mistake, the nations that come against Israel have come against God. That is not to say that Israel is sinlessly perfect in all it does. Indeed, it is not. But God has a plan that includes a sinful and profane people that will not be thwarted. It is called grace and mercy. And we who recognize our own sin should be encouraged to see that God does not reject his elect or alter His sovereign plans because of our sin and imperfection. The same is true of Israel. The nations and religions that align themselves against Israel, and against Christians for that matter, await nothing less than the unrelenting wrath of God Almighty. May God spare our beloved America from forming an alliance against Israel and thereby forming an alliance against God.
UN rights body defers vote on Gaza war crime report - Reuters
Palestinians Drop Effort to Pressurize Israel at UN, For Now - CNS News
UN puts off action on Gaza report - BBC News
Palestinians say Goldstone report 'remains alive' - Forbes
Isralestine: The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East - Bill Salus (Book)