There are reports that the Palestinians will declare their own independent statehood, perhaps within the old borders that existed prior to the 1967 war. The Palestinians are reported to be lobbying other nations to get the UN General Assembly to vote in favor of an independent Palestinian State. Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Palestinians win a vote in the UN General Assembly because that body has long been hopelessly biased against the Israelis.
As I understand it, the USA’s vote in the UN Security Council would veto any such action by the General Assembly. However, it would definitely hurt Israeli interests in the international sector if the Palestinians were to win even a symbolic vote in the UN General Assembly. That is likely the real goal of the Palestinians. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has warned that if the Palestinians take such actions, the Israelis will refuse to recognize any current agreements between the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government. The first two links below give details about this possible Palestinian plan and the likely Israeli reactions.
Is there any chance that President Barack Obama would instruct the American delegation at the UN to not veto such a resolution? He is not likely to do that because Americans are so overwhelmingly pro-Israeli that any such action by Obama would almost certainly end Obama’s political career. Politicians being what they are, Obama is not likely to take an action that will cripple his presidency and end any chance of re-election. Can you imagine how the Jewish vote in New York City would switch to Obama’s opponent in the 2012 elections if Obama favored any Palestinian statehood effort at the UN? The third link below reports that U.S. Senators are already warning Obama about this matter.
The simple fact is that the Israeli nation will endure. It isn’t going to be moved or ended. In Zephaniah 2:1-7, a prophecy about the time just before the “day of the Lord’s anger” (i.e. the latter days), God prophesied that “Judah” (the Jews/Israelis—the modern descendants of Judah) would again have a nation in the old Promised Land. That prophecy came to pass in 1948, and it’s border hugged the Mediterranean coastline, just as Zephaniah 2:6 prophesied. The Israeli nation includes the city of Ashkelon, just as Zephaniah 2:7 prophesied. God’s fulfillment of his prophecies are “all over” the founding of the modern Jewish state of Israel (although readers of this blog realize that “Judah” applies to the Jews/Israelis in biblical prophecy and the term “Israel” in biblical prophecy designates not the Jews/Israelis but the modern nations of the ten tribes of Israel. Because so many believers do not understand the difference between the biblical terms “Judah” and “Israel,” they continually misunderstand latter-day prophecies. Also remember that Zechariah 12:1-8 prophesies that God will defend Judah (the Israelis) and Jerusalem (the Israeli capital) in the latter days “even if all the people of the earth be gathered against it.” Zechariah 14 contains a prophecy that God will, indeed, have to intervene at the end of this age to preserve the Israelis. The Jewish state will remain in the old Promised Land. God has decreed it!