Abbas: Palestinians to ask for UN recognition if peace talks fail

Haaretz reports: “Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been dropping hints that he will leave his post in September should negotiations with Israel not resume by then, and should there be no agreement about the establishment of a Palestinian state.

During a meeting in Ramallah with members of the Council for Peace and Security (who include former top IDF officers), Abbas declared that the PA intends to work toward the establishment of a Palestinian state, and to win Israeli recognition for such a state. However, he indicated, if no accord is reached between the two sides, and if serious talks do not resume, the PA will turn to the UN General Assembly in September and request recognition of an independent Palestinian state.

Asked about possible scenarios following such a UN vote, Abbas claimed he is deliberately maintaining ambiguity on this issue. Yet, he said, ‘should we return [from the United Nations] empty-handed, we will convene a meeting of the Palestinian leadership and decide what to do. We have autonomous rule, but we don’t have independence. There is and isn’t occupation. The [Israeli occupiers] can come at any moment. They can invade our territories. They can do anything. They can even stop me, as head of the PA, from going home.’

‘So what are we supposed to do?’ he asked. ‘What should be our answer, if we have lost all hope? I can’t respond to that.’

Abbas reiterated that the PA will only turn to the UN General Assembly if it runs out of all other options…” (The ungodly and prejudiced members of the UN should keep their noses out and hands off of the demand by Abbas. Israel belongs to the Jews forever and President Obama should quit promising Jerusalem – mentioned 930 times as belonging to God’s chosen people the Jews – to the Palestinians. This leads to WWIII – Joel 3:2)

Israel threatens unilateral steps if UN recognizes Palestinian state

Haaretz reports: “Israel informed the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council, as well as several other prominent European Union countries, that if the Palestinian Authority persists in its efforts to gain recognition in September as a state within the 1967 borders, Israel would respond with a series of unilateral steps of its own.

Senior Foreign Ministry officials said the ministry’s director general, Rafael Barak, sent a classified cable to more than 30 Israeli embassies, directing them to lodge a diplomatic protest at the highest possible level in response to the Palestinian efforts to gain international recognition for statehood at the UN General Assembly session in September.

The Israeli diplomatic corps conveyed the message that support for international recognition, particularly by most of the members of the European Union, encouraged the Palestinians to forgo negotiations with Israel and to move more quickly toward recognition at the UN of Palestinian statehood. Israeli diplomats stressed that such a move violates the Oslo Accords and will not lead to a Palestinian state even if the General Assembly grants recognition, but could lead to violence on the ground.

European diplomats have confirmed to Haaretz that such a message was conveyed several days ago. One diplomat said his country did not receive a serious response when asked what unilateral steps Israel might take. Another diplomat, from a European country, said in light of the current deadlock in negotiations, international recognition of Palestinian statehood appeared unavoidable in September…” (Israel belongs to the Jews – Ezekiel 36:24; Ezekiel 37:4-14; Amos 9:15; Isaiah 56:5.)

Ahmadinejad: U.S. seeking to divide Jordan to form Palestinian state

Haaretz reports: “The United States is leading an effort to annex a part of Jordan to the West Bank, thus enlarging the future Palestinians state, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a press conference, adding that the alleged move was meant to protect Israel’s security.

Speaking in a Tehran press conference, Ahmadinejad claimed the latest conflicts in the Arab world would eventually lead to the collapse of Israel, saying: ‘The latest conflicts will leave no chance for the Zionist regime [Israel] to survive as all the involved countries are against the occupation of Palestine.’

He added that the Arab states should be careful not to rely on the United States and its allies, ‘as their ultimate aim is to save’ Israel.

Later, Ahmadinejad was quoted by the Iranian Mehr news agency as saying that a Western plot was in motion to divide Jordan, geared at saving ‘the Zionist regime from annihilation and tell the world that an independent state of Palestine has been formed’

However, the Iranian president added, these ‘attempts will not save Israel from extinction.’…” (Ahmadinejad, the Mid East Hitler is so prejudiced against Jews that he maintains that his messiah – Mahdi – will not come until he has eliminated most Jews from the earth. His goal is Psalm 83:4, 5. He fails – Isaiah 56:5.)

Israel holds secret talks with Russia to thwart recognition of Palestinian State

Haaretz reports: “Isaac Molho, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s senior adviser and top negotiator on the Palestinian channel, made a secret trip to Moscow and met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The purpose of the visit was to dissuade Russia from supporting the European Union’s intention to present a plan for the establishment of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders.

Molho was accompanied on the trip by the Foreign Ministry’s legal advisor, Daniel Taub, and spent over an hour with Lavrov. Taub and Molho also met with the Russian envoy to the Middle East, Sergei Yakovlev, and other senior Russian officials. A senior Israeli official told Haaretz that Taub and Molho used the visit ‘to present new Israeli ideas for re-launching the peace process with the Palestinians.’

The visit comes before the foreign ministers of the Quartet — the United States, Russia, the European Union and the UN — are to meet. France, Germany and the United Kingdom are pushing for announcing a new international peace initiative. The principles of the initiative known so far include setting up two states on the basis of the 1967 borders with territorial swaps; a fair, realistic and agreed-upon solution to the predicament of the Palestinian refugees; Jerusalem as a capital for both states and security arrangements that would protect Israel but not infringe on Palestinian sovereignty…” (This move will also become hopeless as Russia leads in the first invasion of Israel – Ezekiel 38 & 39 – specifically 38:1, 2, 8, 11, 16. The area of the invasion can never be misunderstood as it is mentioned 18 times – Ezekiel 38:8, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19; 39:2, 4, 7 [twice], 9, 11, 12, 17, 22, 23, 25, and 29.)