Until about three weeks ago, no country in Europe had formally declared its intent to recognize a new state called, ‘Palestine’. Until that point, the specific call to recognize ‘Palestine’ seemed to be limited mostly to small and out-of-the-way nations. European nations appeared to be staying on the side-line.
Now, that’s about to change. In fact, beginning earlier this month, it might have already changed.
On October 3, 2014, Sweden’s new Prime Minister stated his intent to recognize ‘Palestine’ in his very first speech as Prime Minister (“Sweden to recognise state of Palestine”, The Guardian, October 3, 2014). At the time this happened, some wondered if Sweden was just the beginning of a pro-‘Palestinian’ domino effect (“Swedish Recognition of 'Palestine' - A Sign of Things to Come?”, Arutz Sheva, October 7, 2014).
We didn’t have to wait long to get an answer to that question. One week later, Britain’s House of Commons voted overwhelmingly (272 to 12) to “recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel” (“Palestine vote: MPs take historic decision to recognise Palestinian state “, The Independent, October 13, 2014).
Now, less than ten days after that vote, Ireland appears ready to become the third European country to hop onto the Arab bandwagon (“Irish parliament calls on government to recognize Palestine”, Times of Israel, October 22, 2014).
Unlike the British vote, which specifically declared support for a ‘Palestinian’ state ‘alongside Israel’ [emphasis mine], the Irish declaration makes no such clarification. Like the Swedish Prime Minister’s announcement, this one asks the Irish Government “to recognise the State of Palestine” in order to implement a two-state solution (ibid).
At almost the exact same moment Irish politicians were telling their government to recognize ‘Palestine’ (on October 22, 2014), an Israeli newspaper revealed it had obtained an internal EU document that spelled out a plan to step up pressure against Israel (“EU seeks talks with Israel over ‘red lines’ in West Bank,” Haaretz, October 22, 2014). That document also identified instructions for the EU to deliver “a sharp message to Israel in the name of all EU members” (ibid).
Will October, 2014 go down in history as the tipping point for the world’s war against Israel? It could be. This morning, Herb Keinon quoted an Israeli official as commenting, “The European Union is asking Jerusalem to weave the rope with which they will come to hang Israel”, (“Israeli official: EU proposal to negotiate West Bank redlines is a death warrant”, Jerusalem Post, October 23, 2014).
As if to put an exclamation point on that phrase, ‘death warrant’, Israel’s news today headlined the burial of a three-month old Jewish baby murdered yesterday in a terrorist attack inside Jerusalem (“Baby Murdered in Jerusalem Laid to Rest”, Arutz Sheva, October 23, 2014).
While the floodgates of European support for ‘Palestine’ appear to be opening (Spain could soon become the fourth European nation to ‘recognize’ ‘Palestine’), Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon visits Washington, DC. Last night, He told an American audience, “The attack in Jerusalem [in which the three-month old baby was killed and eight others injured, three critically] is a clear result of those educating the younger generation in the Palestinian Authority to hate and eradicate Jews. Since its birth, The Palestinian Authority has never adopted a culture of peace, but rather a culture of incitement and Jihad against the Jews” (“Defense Minister: PA Never Had a Culture of Peace”, Arutz Sheva, October 23, 2014).
Jews in Israel understand what Ya’alon means. The Palestinian Authority never talks about peace. Instead, it demonizes Israel every chance it gets.
The world doesn’t care. It doesn’t care what Jews think, see or know. They only thing they seem to care about is what the so-called ‘Palestinians’ say and demand.
The G-d of Israel has a Story for you. It’s the Story of the Final Jewish Redemption. It’s a Story that will be filled with miracles and wonders.
Do you think Europe’s support of Arab Jew-hate will play a role in that Story?
Stay tuned. The G-d of Israel won’t disappoint you.