The United Nations recently passed a resolution which referred to the temple mount by Islamic names, but not Israeli:
24 UNESCO member states voted in favor of the resolution, 26 abstained, and only six countries voted against.
The proposal, put forth by the Palestinians, along with Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and Sudan, condemns Israel on several issues related to Jerusalem and its holy sites.
The draft resolution, a copy of which was obtained by Ha’aretz, acknowledges that the city of Jerusalem is holy to Judaism, Islam, and Christianity but says the Temple Mount holy site is sacred only to Muslims and fails to mention its significance to Jews.
An entire section of the proposal dedicated specifically to the Temple Mount complex refers only to the site’s Muslim names (Al-Aqsa Mosque and Haram al-Sharif) and fails to mention its Hebrew or English names (Har HaBayit or Temple Mount).
The resolution refers also to the Western Wall plaza by its Muslim name (al-Buraq plaza) and only mentions its Hebrew-Jewish name (Hakotel Hama’aravi) later in quotation marks.
The flashpoint complex is considered Judaism’s holiest site, once the site of the first and second Temples, and is the third holiest to the Muslim faith.
Israeli politicians, led by President Reuven Rivlin, were quick to condemn the vote on Thursday, slamming the resolution even before the vote had taken place in Paris.
“No forum or body in the world can come and deny the connection between the Jewish people, the Land of Israel and Jerusalem – and any such body that does so simply embarrasses itself,” he said at an event in his Jerusalem residence. “We can understand criticism, but you cannot change history.” (source)
Now you can read the full text of the resolution here. However, this “resolution” is a lot bigger than what it appears.
As we have consistently stated, Islam is a fool’s religion that deadens the reasoning capacity of its followers.
As a group, Muslims are easily manipulated by others for particular ends. Governments since the earliest days of Islamic history have recognized this and attempted to use Muslims to achieve particular ends until they no longer could, for the same anti-intellectualism that makes Islam so easily controlled also will inevitably cause Muslims to rise up against their manipulators and destroy them permanently. This is why the Middle East is called the “grave of empires,” because while there are many economic and political gains to be made on account of exploiting Muslim nations, they are all temporary because the Muslims cannot ultimately be controlled and indeed, nobody can control them but only maintain they have the illusion of control over them.
Nevertheless, this has not stopped countless nations from getting involved with the Muslim world, especially when it is politically expedient. Ultimately, these nations do not care about the Middle East, but what they can use the Middle East for in order to further their own ends against other enemies. That is what this UNESCO resolution is about- a game of geopolitics played by outsiders on the Middle Eastern chessboard. This becomes immediately clear once you observe who voted in favor of the resolution versus who voted against it.
In favor: Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chad, China, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan and Vietnam.
16 of these nations are either Muslim majority or have large Muslim populations. This is no surprise. However, if you notice with the eight other nations, it included four out of the five BRICS nations (India is on the committee, but they abstained). Mexico, Dominican and Nicaragua, while close to the US, have strong economic ties with BRICS nations, and the same is true with Vietnam.
Now, let’s look at who voted against:
Against: Estonia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, United States
The Netherlands is the Home of the UN’s “International Court” and is the direct neighbor of Belgium, which is where the European Union is based. Since Belgium does not vote on this committee, a vote from the Netherlands is a vote from Belgium. This likewise explains Germany’s vote, because as it is very clear and even Germany herself has noted, Germany is the EU. The UK and the US on most matters vote together, and both nations have been very supportive of the EU and against Russia and her allies.
The last two countries- Estonia and Lithuania- are the ones that concern me the most. These two nation plus Latvia (who like Belgium did not vote on this committee) are, as we have pointed out here on Shoebat.com, a long-standing point of contention between Germany and Russia going back to the Christianization of the Baltic peoples beginning in 1200. We noted this past Sunday this area until 1945 was home to the Konigsberg/Kaliningrad, the only part of Germany not directly connected to its mainland that was seized by the Soviets after World War II and which Russia turned into a dump and Germany is unhappy about. We have noted how all of the Baltic nations are very close to the most heavily populated area of Russia as well as its two major cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, and that Russia is formally moving nuclear capable weapons into Kaliningrad in response to the EU and US doing military exercises in the Baltic States and talking about building a major “missile defense” base a mere 12 to 16 hours from both St. Petersburg and Moscow. We even documented how a major NATO general has stated that World War III would start in May 2017 in a conflict between Germany and Russia over the Baltic States.
So an interesting question that many will ask: if both Russia and China are trying to clamp down on Islamic revivalism in their borders and Russia is even fighting and destroying ISIS in Syria while the US is supporting them, why is is that the US, UK, and EU would continue to let Muslims invade their nations while supporting Israel in this resolution?
The answer is the same that we have been saying before. I just gave it to you above. Understand this resolution has absolutely nothing to do with Israel or the Muslims. All of these nations could care less about the conflict’s essence because of what I said earlier: the Middle East is the grave of empires because other nations see gain they can make there, particularly from the Muslim population, and they will use them as economic and political weapons against other enemies. If the sociopolitical and economic significance and potential gains to be made were not in the Middle East but say, between Venezuela and Colombia, then you would have the exact same situation over there.
Do not misunderstand me- I am not saying that Biblical prophecy does not factor into the situation with the Middle East at all, because it most certainly does. I am saying that the voting on this resolution is a classic example of political misdirection, where the presented reasons for why a particular resolution was passed or decision was made is much deeper, and what is seen externally conceals a deeper reality about the state of the world today.
For 2007 and 2008, I had the chance to do some work at the UN in my field of Islamic Studies for the International Movement of Catholic Students NGO, also knows as IMEC (or MIEC, since the group was essentially French). I saw many things at the UN, but something that I always remember was that the UN, and especially the cafeteria, is just like being back in High School. Certain nations sit with other nations, and other nations will not sit with others because “he said this” or “she did that.” In spite of all the “tolerance” and “diversity” talk that comes out of the UN, you have an even worse case of the jocks, nerds, stoners, and loners at the UN than you could ever find in High School.
What most likely happened was that Russia knew America was going to support Israel no matter what because that is basically what the US does in the overwhelming majority of its decisions regarding Israel- no surprise there. Since the US vote usually reflects the UK’s international positions, they also joined it. The same is with the Netherlands and Germany. As far as Estonia and Lithuania, the UK, US, and EU probably told them how to vote.
Russia most likely knew this was going to happen, and so retaliates by getting most of its economic and political allies with the BRICS (understanding that India cannot vote because it has a large Muslim problem in its borders and with its neighbors) to join them in voting against the US. They also get a few of their historical allies from communist times in Central America join them.
As far as the fact that it was the Palestinian delegates who put forth this resolution, it does not matter because nobody cares about them outside of using them for political tools. This is NOT a “vote against Israel” or a “vote for Islam” as we are being told or as some people may think. Ultimately, this is a Russian vote with its allies against US, UK, and EU policies that are dragging the human race into World War III.