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The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land. (Proverbs 10:30)

“The old cliché about turning around a battleship is true. It doesn’t happen quickly. But something is happening at the United Nations that proves that changing course is possible, and it holds important lessons for how the world considers issues in the Middle East. For decades, the United Nations has been a metaphorical battleship, and its direction has been relentlessly and blindly anti-Israel. But something remarkable happened on June 13, and if our international partners continue the trend, we have cause to be more hopeful for a peaceful future for Israel and the Palestinians. . . .

Hamas, the terrorist group that controls Gaza, has been inciting the violence at the Israeli boundary fence for months, using Palestinian civilians as human shields. And Hamas and other terror groups have fired more than 100 rockets and sent untold numbers of flaming kites, some displaying swastikas, into Israel in the past month, hoping to kill as many Israeli civilians and destroy as much property as possible. And yet the Algerian resolution not only failed to hold Hamas terrorists accountable for their role in the violence, it failed to mention Hamas at all.

In response, the United States proposed a simple amendment to the resolution that called out Hamas for its role in the skirmishes. A minimum fealty to the truth demanded that the United Nations condemn Hamas by name for firing rockets into Israel and for allowing other terror groups to do the same. Basic decency demanded that the United Nations express concern about the damage Hamas purposely does to the border crossings that deliver desperately needed food and fuel to the people of Gaza. We offered our amendment to give countries the opportunity to put the truth above politics by holding Hamas to account. Nothing like this had ever been done before at the United Nations. Hundreds of resolutions passed by the General Assembly dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have failed even to mention Hamas. What happened next was the beginning of a paradigm shift.

Algeria made a motion to dismiss our amendment without debate and called for a vote, a move that was essentially saying that condemning Hamas didn’t even merit discussion. But when the voting was done, the assembled nations that voted rejected this contention. They voted 78-59 to go ahead with a vote on our amendment.

When the amendment came to a vote, a miracle by UN standards happened. Although the measure ultimately failed for technical reasons, more nations voted for holding Hamas accountable with the US amendment than against it.

For the first time in the United Nations, more nations than not acknowledged that peace between Israel and the Palestinian people must be built on a foundation of truth regarding Hamas. They recognized that reconciliation is impossible if reality is denied for the sake of scoring political points. And part of that reality is recognizing the primary responsibility Hamas bears in perpetuating the suffering of the people of Gaza. Unfortunately, Hamas’ malign activity is pushing Israel to engage in increasingly significant acts of self-defense. As in the case of past conflicts, Hamas starts a clash, loses the battle and its people suffer. That is the reality that needs to change. . . .” (Excerpts from op-ed published at CNN.com, written by Nikki Haley, Jared Kushner, David Friedman, and Jason Greenblatt.)

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Betty B.
August 13, 2018

Heavenly Father, We have sinned against You in so many ways, thank You for sending Jesus to pay the price for our sin. This world is full of pain, suffering, killings, fighting, and other problems. Lord, open our eyes to see the Truth. Thank You for Pres. Trump, Nikki Haley and others who are calling out the Truth. Help the nations to take a strong stand against all the evil caused by Hamas. I asked for angelic protection over Israel. I pray the UN will stop supporting their evil ways. Father, let Your wisdom be made known to those in authority. Give them the desire to follow Your ways. Amen

Felicia Penner
July 31, 2018

Praise you Lord, we ask that the UN and it’s members would come out of the deception it has been under since it’s inception and come to the light of the truth. That they would deal honestly with the religious marauders and that their bias against Israel would be checked. We praise you for our President and Nikki Haley our Ambassador and ask that all crooked roads would be made straight before them, and that You would bless the works of their hands for their defense of your people Israel. In Jesus name, Amen.

July 27, 2018

God bless Nikki Haley and the Administration for their courage and truthful stand. Protect them, and continue to bring forth Truth for Kingdom purposes.

July 27, 2018

Thank you the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob! For the promises thankful the unity in the body of Christ one body one Lord.

July 27, 2018

Thank you the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob! Foe the promises thankful the unity in the body of Christ one body one Lord.

Nancy damico
July 27, 2018

Praise God, he is Lord of all.

Peggy Newton
July 27, 2018

Praise God for this great news! We are so thankful for this administration and all their hard work for this change. We continue to pray!

Kris Kubal
July 26, 2018

I love this! So encouraging to see the truth about Hamas starting to be grasped in the UN. Praise God for Nikki Haley and her firm stance for Israel!

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