UNHRC decision has serious implications

UN Meeting Room
Human Rights CouncilÊspecial sessionÊon Òthe deteriorating human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East JerusalemÓ. United Nations Office in Geneva - 18 May 2018. UN Photo / Elma Okic

YNet News: “A unanimous resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last week obligates its commissioner to assemble a database of business entities directly or indirectly involved in Israeli settlements in disputed territories, and to present it at the UNHRC’s next meeting.

The resolution does not include an enforcement mechanism, so it is toothless in that respect. However, it is not without impact. To the contrary: Unlike the hundreds of other anti-Israeli resolutions that the UNHRC has passed which didn’t change a thing, in Israel or in the wider world, this one is likely to cause serious trouble.

The frequent use of the geographical term “Judea and Samaria” encourages the Israeli public to forget that the international legal system considers all settlements illegal and in violation of international conventions established after World War II. It’s reasonable to assume that no company will want to find itself on a blacklist of lawbreakers, regardless of the political motives of assembling such a list.

Opinion: Judea and Samaria are called the West Bank by the Gentile world today, although the term is not particularly pleasing to Israelis.

Last week Arutz Sheva reported: “The United States will not take the floor at the main U.N. human rights forum during the annual debate on violations committed in the Palestinian territories, a US spokesman told Reuters.

The step is unprecedented. The UNHRC is a notoriously anti-Israel forum where Washington has always defended Israel. The Obama administration has said in recent days that it is undertaking a “reassessment” of relations with the Jewish state.”

So here we go again. The UNHRC condemns Israel, the Obama administration reassesses its position and blatant anti-Semitism is on the rise.

I get the feeling that this president is not done trying for a two-state solution despite comments to the contrary. It is, after all, the ultimate legacy for the ultimate ego.

When a world leader finally rides in to make the deal, he and the deal, will be counterfeit, Rev. 6:1-2.