Every year, at Passover, Jews conclude their ancient ritual commemorating their liberation from slavery with the cry, “Next year in Jerusalem!”
Apparently, according to Obama, and his faithful anti-Semitic cohorts, “Next year in Jerusalem” is forever more to be: Nevermore in Jerusalem!
In the waning days of his presidency, Barack Obama, abused the power of his office, of the White House, to outlaw the presence of Jewish people in their ancestral, sacred homeland, through the passage of a Nazi-like Nuremberg diktat in the United Nations on December 23, 2016.
The U.N. Resolution Obama surreptitiously sponsored and apparently even helped to draft, effectively outlaws ancient Jewish tradition. It renders illegal Jewish prayers at the Western Wall, the most holy site in Judaism. Many rightly fear that it will render Jewish self defense illegal as well.
Jews, in Hebrew scripture and tradition, are defined by the land of Israel: The Jewish people and Israel, are considered one. As a faith and people, perhaps more than any other, the Jews are attached to place: To Jerusalem, to Zion, to Israel:
- Zion and Jerusalem are mentioned 5 times in the 18-blessing Amidah prayer, the central prayer of the Jewish liturgy, which calls for the restoration of Jerusalem to the Jewish nation. It is said while facing towards Jerusalem:
“And to Jerusalem your city may you return….Blessed are you, builder of Jerusalem.” “May our eyes behold your return to Zion…Blessed are you, who restors his presence to Zion.”
- The Ya’a’le Ve-Yavo prayer mentions the “remembrance of Jerusalem, the city of your holiness.”
- In the Grace After Meals which is recited after partaking of a meal eaten with bread, the following is said:
“Have mercy Lord, our God…on Jerusalem Your city, on Zion the resting place of Your glory…” and “Rebuild Jerusalem, the holy city, soon in our days. Blessed are you God who rebuilds Jerusalem in His mercy, Amen.”
- After partaking of a light meal, the thanksgiving blessing states:
“Have mercy, Lord, our God…on Jerusalem, Your city; and on Zion, the resting place of Your glory… Rebuild Jerusalem, the city of holiness, speedily in our days. Bring us up into it and gladden us in its rebuilding and let us eat from its fruit and be satisfied with its goodness and bless You upon it in holiness and purity.”
- On Tisha B’av the “Nachem” prayer is inserted to the Mincha Amidah in the Ashkenazic tradition. It asks God to comfort those who mourn the destruction of Zion and Jerusalem. The prayer begins with
“Comfort, Lord our God, the mourners of Zion and the mourners of Jerusalem…”
It concludes with “Blessed art Thou, Lord, who brings comfort to Zion and rebuilds Jerusalem.”
*In the “Hashkiveinu” prayer on the Sabbath eve, the conclusion of the blessing is changed to: “Blessed are You Lord, who spreads the shelter of peace over us, over His entire people Israel, and over Jerusalem.”
Obama’s actions are nothing short of an act of war, not just against Israel, but Jewish people everywhere.
And for whom was this done?
PLO (and Hamas) leaders have themselves, for years, openly acknowledged the patent fiction of a separate and distinct “Palestinian” people.
“The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism. Yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity exists only for tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”
—Zuheir Mohsen, PLO executive committee member, James Dorsey, “Wij zijn alleen Palestijn om politieke reden”, Trouw, 31 March 1977.
The origins of the “Palestinian” cause are considerably more sinister.
“The Palestinian movement, the supposed campaign for a “Palestinian state”, is a instrument of war against the Jewish people; it is an instrument of genocide, devised and put into motion under the direction of the multitude of German war criminals who set up shop in Egypt, Syria and elsewhere in the Arab world in the aftermath of World War II.
Jews who give credence to this cause, to the pretext of the ”two-state” solution, are giving credence to a campaign of extermination. This is war.
Having rallied the Left, and the Right, having vilified the Jewish people sufficiently, having isolated Israel politically and otherwise, they can now move in for the kill. And they are. “Palestine” is a means to an end. And that end, is the end of Israel and Jewish people.”
Transcript claims to show US worked with Palestinians on UN resolution
Report published in Egypt has Kerry and Rice advising senior Palestinians on strategy at UN and after Trump takes power
An Egyptian paper published what it claims are the transcripts of meetings between top US and Palestinian officials that, if true, would corroborate Israeli accusations that the Obama administration was behind last week’s UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements.
At the same time, a report in an Israeli daily Tuesday night pointed to Britain helping draft the resolution and high drama in the hours leading up to the vote, as Jerusalem tried to convince New Zealand to bury the Security Council measure.
In a meeting in early December with top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, US Secretary of State John Kerry told the Palestinians that the US was prepared to cooperate with the Palestinians at the Security council, Israel’s Channel 1 TV said, quoting the Egyptian Al-Youm Al-Sabea newspaper.
Also present at the meeting according to the report were US National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and Majed Faraj, director of the Palestinian Authority’s General Intelligence Service.
White House national security council spokesman Ned Price on Wednesday told the Times of Israel that no such meeting took place. “The ‘transcript’ is a total fabrication,” he said.
While the State Department confirmed meetings that Erekat and a Palestinian delegation had with Kerry and separately with Rice, no tripartite meeting between all of them took place, according to Price.
Kerry is quoted as saying that he could present his ideas for a final status solution if the Palestinians pledge they will support the proposed framework. The US officials advised the Palestinians to travel to Riyadh to present the plan to Saudi leaders.
Israel fears that Kerry, who is slated to give a speech Wednesday on the subject, will then lay out his comprehensive vision for two-state solution at a Paris peace conference planned for January. Israel has refused to attend. Israel further fears that this Kerry framework could be enshrined in another UN Security Council resolution.
The Egyptian report fits with Israeli claims that it had received “ironclad” information from Arab sources that Washington actively helped craft last week’s UN resolution declaring Israeli settlements illegal.