Letter Regarding "Palestinian Statehood"
We have 4 days until the UN Palestinian statehood vote.
I am on my way to New York City to stand for Israel. By the time you read this, I should be there. I ask that you pray fervently for me during this crucial and prophetic week. I have just received word that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have been placed on high alert. Demonstrations and mob violence are expected at a minimum, and perhaps much worse.
Several specially trained infantry battalions have been stationed in the Bible lands of Judea and Samaria, the so-called West Bank, to help maintain control. Palestinian leaders have called for massive demonstrations ahead of next week’s UN vote. Shin Bet security officials have voiced concerns that Hamas and other terrorists groups will try to use the distraction caused by the unrest to infiltrate Israel and launch major attacks on civilian population centers.
The bottom line is this…while a Security Council veto would deny the Palestinians official member status, they can also seek upgraded observer status at the General Assembly as a non-member state.
This could be interpreted as implicit UN recognition of Palestinian statehood because the assembly would be acknowledging that the Palestinians control an actual state. The advantage of this option is that it would require only a simple majority of the General Assembly. Since around 120 countries have already recognized the state of Palestine to date, it would likely win such a vote overwhelmingly.
If the Palestinians were to be recognized as a non-member state, they would be able to sign certain international treaties, such as the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, which they cannot currently sign. This will mean thousands of lawsuits against Israel and isolation and demonization of the State of Israel.
Every child of God must fight this battle in prayer. This is a spirit battle led by Satan himself…please join me right now in binding that spirit in the name of JESUS…and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Barukh atah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha-olam, ozier Yisrael bigvurah.
Blessed art thou, Lord our God, King of the universe, who girds Israel with might.
Your ambassador to Jerusalem,
Dr. Michael Evans