By Daniel Pinner – Arutz Sheva News
The UN resolution means that changes made to Jerusalem by all foreign occupiers, invaders, imperialists, and colonialists since the Jews made it their capital over 3000 years ago, have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded.
This resolution passed by 128 votes to 9 against with 21 absentees and 35 abstentions:
“The General Assembly…Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, … Affirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded…” (full text at https://undocs.org/en/A/ES-10/L.22)
Right. Absolutely and unequivocally correct. For maybe the first time in their otherwise worse-than-miserable history, those nudniks over in 760 United Nations Plaza in Manhattan have actually got something right.
They can start with the Romans. When the Roman Empire conquered Jerusalem in the year 70, destroyed our Holy Temple, and Romanised our Holy City – the UN resolution means that action, which altered the character, status and demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem, had no legal effect, is null and void, and must be rescinded.
That is to say, Jerusalem must return to the status quo ante: Jewish sovereignty over an undivided Jerusalem, and the Holy Temple restored on the Temple Mount.
When the Roman Emperor Hadrian rebuilt Jerusalem as a Roman city circa the year 120; when he renamed it Aelia Capitolina – Aelia for his own name (Publius Aelius Hadrianus), and Capitolina for Jupiter (whose temple in Rome stood on the Capitolene hill); and when he re-built the Jewish Holy Temple in Jerusalem as an idolatrous temple to Jupiter; when he outlawed several Jewish religious practices, such as the Sabbath and circumcision – those changes to Jerusalem and those decrees were null and void, and must be rescinded.
And when the Arab Moslem armies conquered Jerusalem (actually all Israel) by military force in 638 C.E. and colonized it, and when they thereby altered its character, status and demographic composition – the changes they inflicted upon Jerusalem were illegal.
UNGA Resolution A/ES-10/L.22 explicitly states that the Arab Moslem conquest of Jerusalem was illegal, and all the changes they made to Jerusalem must be rescinded.
And all Islamic structures which the Arab and Moslem colonialists subsequently built in Jerusalem are null and void, and must be rescinded.
When the Arab Moslems conquered Jerusalem, settled there, Arabized the city, destroyed churches, and built mosques (most of the Synagogues had long since been destroyed by the Romans), they unequivocally altered the character, status and demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem.
Those religious, social, and demographic changes they made to Jerusalem are all null and void, and must be rescinded.
When the Caliph Abd Al-Malik commissioned the Dome of the Rock to be built on the site of the ancient Jewish Holy Temple in 691, he violated the status quo of Jerusalem’s character. And now (albeit a millennium-and-a-third too late), the General Assembly of the UN has finally declared that that structure is illegal and must be rescinded.
And likewise the Al Aqsa Mosque, the Mosque of Omar, and all other Islamic structures in Jerusalem were therefore built illegally and must be destroyed…oops, I mean “rescinded”.
When the Moslem Turkish Tulunides invaded Israel in 878 and drove out the Arab Moslems – that invasion was illegal and must be rescinded.
When the Arab/Islamic Empire, by now ruled by the Abbasids in Baghdad (present-day Iraq), re-conquered Palestine from the Turks in 904 – that invasion was illegal and must be rescinded.
When the Egyptian Moslems, led by the Ikhshidi princes, invaded and conquered Israel in 943 – that invasion was illegal and must be rescinded.
When the Caliphate (by then centered in Cairo, Egypt) invaded and conquered Israel in 969 – that invasion was illegal and must be rescinded.
And the same applies to the Byzantine invasion and conquest of Israel in 970, the Turkish Seljuk invasion and conquest in 1070, the Crusader invasion and conquest in 1099, the Moslem invasion and conquest led by Salah al-Din (Saladin) in 1187, the Kharezmian invasion in 1244, the Mongol invasion in 1260, the Turkish Ottoman invasion in 1517, the French invasion and [failed] conquest in 1799, the [brief] Egyptian occupation of 1831, the British invasion and conquest in 1917, and the illegal Jordanian occupation of Jerusalem from 1948 to 1967.
All these, the General Assembly of the UN has finally resolved, have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded.
It is, indeed, high time that we take those UN nudniks at their word and respect their Resolution. All changes made to our Holy City of Jerusalem by all foreign occupiers, invaders, imperialists, and colonialists since the Jews made it their capital over 3000 years ago, indeed have no legal effect, are indeed null and void and must indeed be rescinded.
Starting with the illegal Moslem structures on the Temple Mount!
JOHN KERRY WANTED TO EVACUATE THE GOLAN HEIGHTS
by Motti Yogev
“Those who travel in Judea and Samaria see that there is construction, maybe not enough construction, but we are building and will continue to build,” Yogev said, adding, “We are releasing construction plans and we will release more construction plans.”
“We concluded eight years of Obama’s construction freeze, which were eight difficult years. The Prime Minister was required to withstand very difficult pressures, some of which I just recently found out about, such as when John Kerry sought to evacuate the entire Golan Heights and turn it into a Syrian-controlled nature reserve. There was also pressure on Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. Now the pressure is slowly being alleviated,” he continued.
Yogev made clear, however, that the current pace of construction in Judea and Samaria is insufficient. “I am not satisfied with what we are building, definitely not.
“The people of Israel are growing stronger in their country. The decision of the Likud Central Committee, which is ‘narrowing the gaps’ from the Jewish Home, is welcomed as well, and I hope that with the help of God, together with the additional construction, we will eventually reach full sovereignty between the sea and the Jordan,” said Yogev.
He stressed that there is no construction freeze in Judea and Samaria, but noted that there is still much to be done. “We only have eight Knesset seats in the Jewish Home, and when we grow and win more, I hope and assume that our influence will be greater and we will succeed in influencing larger construction. At the end of the day, it’s what the people of Israel decide.”
Regarding the Supermarket Bill, Yogev predicted that the bill would be approved. A vote on the bill was postponed earlier this week when no majority for it could be found.
“This law is solely about maintaining the status quo on keeping the Sabbath. It is important that we insist that there be no desecration of Shabbat through commerce. We permitted restaurants and coffee shops [to open on Shabbat], but certainly not for full-fledged shopping for clothes and anything else on Shabbat,” he said.
Yair Lapid is threatening to appeal to the Supreme Court if the law is approved, what do you think?
“Lapid is trying to bypass Israeli democracy. Israeli democracy is the representation in the Knesset which makes the decisions. His going to the Supreme Court is in essence bypassing democracy. I am fond of Yair Lapid, but his party is also not democratic. He is the one who determines its members, while we are a party of primaries and elections.”
As for the possibility that the Supreme Court would accept a petition and nullify a law, Yogev said, “Ultimately, the Knesset will have to understand that in this tension between the judiciary authority and the legislative branch, which is the representative of the people, we need to give preference to the legislative branch and accept the bill that we legislated. In all democratic countries there is no such thing that the Supreme Court annuls the legislative act of the legislator.”
ONE THING IS VERY CLEAR! THE FUTURE OF ISRAEL IS IN THE HANDS OF THE LORD!