US-built pier in Gaza’s latest challenge: UN deciding if it can safely and ethically keep delivering supplies

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Important Takeaways:

  • The United Nations, the player with the widest reach delivering aid within Gaza, has paused its work with the pier after a June 8 operation by Israeli security forces that rescued four Israeli hostages
  • Rushing out a mortally wounded Israeli commando after the raid, Israeli rescuers opted against returning the way they came, across a land border. Instead, they sped toward the beach and the site of the U.S. aid hub on Gaza’s coast.
  • An Israeli helicopter touched down near the U.S.-built pier and helped whisk away hostages and the commando, according to the U.S. and Israeli militaries.
  • For the U.N. and independent humanitarian groups, the event made real one of their main doubts about the U.S. sea route: Whether aid workers could cooperate with the U.S. military-backed, Israeli military-secured project without violating core humanitarian principles of neutrality and independence and without risking aid workers becoming seen as U.S. and Israeli allies — and in turn, targets in their own right.
  • Israel and the U.S. deny that any aspect of the month-old U.S. pier was used in the Israeli raid. They say an area near it was used to fly home the hostages after.
  • The U.N. World Food Program, which works with the U.S. to transfer aid from the $230 million pier to warehouses and local aid teams for distribution within Gaza, suspended cooperation as it conducts a security review. Aid has been piling up on the beach since.
  • For aid workers who generally work without weapons or armed guards, and for those they serve, “the best guarantee of our security is the acceptance of communities” that aid workers are neutral, said Paul, the Oxfam official.
  • “So you know, perception matters a lot,” he said. “And for the people who are literally putting their lives on the line to get humanitarian aid moving around a war zone, perception gets you in danger.”

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Judges at the top United Nations court order Israel to immediately halt military assault on Rafah

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Important Takeaways:

  • Judges at the top United Nations court ordered Israel to halt its offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah and withdraw from the enclave, in a case brought by South Africa accusing Israel of genocide, citing “immense risk” to the Palestinian population.
  • While orders are legally binding, the court has no police to enforce them.
  • South Africa’s lawyers had asked the ICJ in The Hague last week to impose emergency measures, saying Israel’s attacks on Rafah must be stopped to ensure the survival of the Palestinian people.
  • The ICJ has also ordered Israel to report back to the court within one month over its progress in applying measures ordered by the institution.
  • Israel’s finance minister, Bezalel Smotrich said “Those who demand that the State of Israel stop the war, demand that it decree itself to cease to exist. We will not agree to that,”

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Before the War in Ukraine began the UN reported that Global hunger rose to 828 million

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Important Takeaways:

  • UN Report: Global hunger numbers rose to as many as 828 million in 2021
  • According to a United Nations report that provides fresh evidence that the world is moving further away from its goal of ending hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030.
  • The numbers paint a grim picture:
  • As many as 828 million people were affected by hunger in 2021 – 46 million people more from a year earlier and 150 million more from 2019.
  • Around 2.3 billion people in the world (29.3%) were moderately or severely food insecure in 2021 – 350 million more compared to before the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic. Nearly 924 million people (11.7% of the global population) faced food insecurity at severe levels, an increase of 207 million in two years.
  • Looking forward, projections are that nearly 670 million people (8% of the world population) will still be facing hunger in 2030 – even if a global economic recovery is taken into consideration

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U.N. panel accuses U. S. and Israel of genocide; some calling for the International Criminal Court to issue arrest warrants

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Important Takeaways:

  • The United Nations hosted a panel discussion on Tuesday in which panelists accused the state of Israel of genocide – and implicated America for its support of the country – in its ongoing war against the jihadist terrorist organization Hamas.
  • Panelists claimed that Israel’s military operation in Gaza, the Hamas stronghold, to ensure that the terrorist group ceases to pose a threat to civilians after the killing of 1,200 people and abduction of about 250 others on October 7 constituted genocide on the grounds that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have targeted seemingly civilian structures such as hospitals and schools. One panelist accused the United States of being complicit in genocide due to weapons sales to Israel.
  • Katherine Gallagher – a senior staff attorney for the Centre for Constitutional Rights…
    • “I would argue the United States has crossed the line into complicity,”
    • “The United States is the largest provider of military, economic, and political assistance and – I would argue – political cover that has the ability to use its considerable influence and unique position to take all measures to stop Israel’s unfolding genocide,” she told the panel. “Of course, the United States is not the only country that has such influence and such ability. Instead, though, the United States at every opportunity has done the opposite.”
    • Gallagher also suggested pressuring the International Criminal Court (ICC) to issue “arrest warrants for those who are committing and those who are aiding and abetting the crimes of genocide,” presumably including American political leadership up to American President Joe Biden.

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Michael Snyder points out possibilities of US formally recognizing Palestinian Statehood

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Important Takeaways:

  • As Part Of The Upcoming Middle East Peace Covenant, Will The U.S. Formally Recognize Palestinian Statehood At The United Nations?
  • For months, Israel and Saudi Arabia have been quietly negotiating a deal that would normalize relations between the two nations. But they aren’t the only parties involved.  Israel and Saudi Arabia both want formal security agreements with the United States as part of any agreement.
  • In other words, if either of those two nations get attacked, the U.S. military would be required to intervene.
  • The Saudis also want to develop a nuclear power program, and they want U.S. assistance with that.
  • But the biggest barrier to a deal was always going to be the Palestinians.
  • The Saudis are insisting that any agreement must include major concessions from both the U.S. and the Israelis. And the Palestinians are publicly making it known that they will not accept any outcome that does not involve formal U.S. recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations.
  • At one time, such a demand would have killed negotiations, but apparently the Biden administration is very open to making such a move.
  • In fact, on Friday National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told the press that “a basic framework” for an agreement has been “hammered out”…
  • It is being reported that the Palestinians are demanding the transfer of territory in the West Bank from Israel and “recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations” from the United States…

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UN to push for more Global Control: Read this

Daniel 7:23 “Thus he said: ‘As for the fourth beast, there shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be different from all the kingdoms, and it shall devour the whole earth, and trample it down, and break it to pieces.

Important Takeaways:

  • Exposed: UN Set to Launch ‘Global Shocks’ Plan Just Prior to US Presidential Election
  • The powerful United Nations is now seeking to increase its influence worldwide by seizing global “emergency” powers, and President Joe Biden supports their proposal.
  • Interestingly, the U.N. proposal would begin September 2024, a mere two months before a highly anticipated general election in the U.S.
  • The global organization will host a “Summit of the Future” where associated nations will adopt a so-called “Pact for the Future.”
  • The “pact,” or agreement, would set in place multiple policy reforms offered by the U.N. in past years as part of its “Our Common Agenda” platform.
  • The U.N.’s secretary-general, António Guterres, outlined the emergency platform proposal: “I propose that the General Assembly provide the Secretary-General and the United Nations system with a standing authority to convene and operationalize automatically an Emergency Platform in the event of a future complex global shock of sufficient scale, severity and reach.”
  • The challenges we face can only be addressed through stronger international cooperation,” Guterres declared.
  • The emergency platform would provide the international body with power over all nations in times of distress.
  • Such power, according to the U.N., is needed to “[e]nsure that all participating actors make commitments that can contribute meaningfully to the response and that they are held to account for delivery on those commitments.”
  • According to the U.N.’s policy proposal, the secretary-general could extend the emergency platform, if need be, despite its duration being set for a “finite period.” Such a decision would be made without the consent of any member nations.
  • So, precisely what type of “global shock” would trigger an emergency platform?
  • According to the U.N., a “large-scale event,” “future pandemics,” a “disruptions to global digital connectivity,” a “major event in outer space,” and other “unforeseen risks” are all causes of an emergency platform.

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Last year in 90-30 vote UN passed resolution that declares the founding of Israel a “Catastrophe”

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Luke 6:22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man!

Important Takeaways:

  • United In Hatred: UN Chooses To Commemorate Israel’s Founding As A ‘Catastrophe’
  • Late last year the United Nations passed a resolution mocking and condemning the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Their action derided the Old and New Testaments, including the clear teaching of Jesus. How did they do this? In a 90 to 30 vote with 47 abstentions, they passed a resolution calling the founding of modern Israel a “catastrophe.”
  • Let that soak in. God kept His promise. A nation was born in a day. He brought His people back into the land that He gave them so long ago. And the UN now chooses to commemorate that miracle as a “catastrophe.”
  • In 2023, Israel celebrates its 75th anniversary. By the Gregorian calendar, Israel declared its independence on May 14, 1948. The official celebration in Israel will follow the Jewish calendar and go from sundown April 25th to sundown April 26th. That means we can celebrate twice — with Israel in April, then according to our calendar on May 14th.
  • But the United Nations has decided that it will make the next day, May 15th, a day of lament and of calls for vengeance against Jews. That’s what happens every Nakba. That’s what Nakba is. They say that the rebirth of Israel was a “catastrophe” primarily because of what happened to the Palestinian people who left that land during those days.
  • They don’t mention that Israel was founded in accordance with UN resolutions. They don’t mention that tragedies such as the holocaust made it obvious that the Jews needed their own homeland. Great Britain, the holder of that land, agreed to give it Israel. They don’t mention that Arab nations fooled masses of people into going to “Palestine” just prior to 1948 by promising them land and prosperity. Neither do they say that these people were declared “refugees” even though they had not been in the land long enough to qualify for refugee status according to previous UN rules.

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Russia Warns NATO to not send Peacekeepers into Ukraine

Revelations 6:3-4 “ when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov issues chilling warning about ‘direct clash’ with NATO
  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergeĭ Lavrov warned “Sending NATO peacekeepers to Ukraine would lead to a direct clash between the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the alliance,” according to the Russian state-news agency TASS.
  • U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Sunday ruled out the possibility of the U.S. taking part in peacekeeping operations inside Ukraine, stating that the Biden administration will not send U.S. troops to the country.
  • The Polish outlet Onet.Pl reportedly gained access to a secret project at Poland’s Ministry of National Defense, aiming to deploy peacekeepers from a number of NATO countries to Ukraine. Warsaw is expected to officially present it at the NATO summit on March 24. The U.S. will not participate but may agree to a mission involving some other countries.

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Ukraine Refugees are Heading for these Surrounding Countries

Matthew 24:6 “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.”

Important Takeaways:

  • How many refugees have fled Ukraine and where are they going?
  • More than 1.7 million civilians have fled Ukraine because of the Russian invasion, according to the United Nations (UN).
  • The UN refugee agency has warned, with up to four million people fleeing the country in the coming weeks and months.
    • Other European countries 157,056
    • Poland 885,303
    • Hungary 169,053
    • Slovakia 113,967
    • Moldova 84,067
    • Romania 71,640
    • Russia 53,300
    • Belarus 406
  • The EU has been swift and united in its response…It is expected to give Ukrainian refugees the right to live and work in all EU countries for up to three years. Ukrainians will also be able to work, access education and housing without having to claim asylum.
  • Poland and Slovakia have asked the EU for help providing for refugees. As a result, Greece and Germany are sending tents, blankets and masks to Slovakia, while France is sending medicine and other medical equipment to Poland.
  • Germany and Austria are offering free train travel to those seeking to reach their countries from Ukraine.

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Unlimited in scope U.N. creates commission to investigate Israel

Luke 19:43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side.

Important Takeaways:

  • UN Creates Unprecedented, Open-Ended Probe Against Israel: ‘This Is Something to Empower Hamas’
  • The unprecedented UN decision puts Israel under almost perpetual investigation covering sovereign Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.
  • Hillel Neuer, executive director of the UN watchdog, says the idea for the commission started during Israel’s war with Hamas last May.
  • “You have the UN dedicating millions of dollars to targeting one single country – Israel. And keep in mind, this is not something to promote peace, human rights, or justice. This is something to empower Hamas. We’ve seen it before. Hamas is the first supporter of these commissions of inquiry,”
  • While the US voted against the resolution, the Biden administration has rejoined the Human Rights Council after the Trump administration pulled out. Neuer says the US has an opportunity.
  • “We hope that the United States will call out this absurdity of members on the council like Cuba, China, Russia, Venezuela. Libya just elected the vice president of the council. The United States needs to call this out… China, Iran, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela,” says Neuer.

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