This issue looks at Israel’s immediate future in light of the upcoming U.N. vote on Palestinian statehood, the latest Iranian provocation, the death of al-Aulaqi, and the impending execution of an Iranian pastor.


Best Outcome for Israel at U.N.
Caroline Glick writes: From Israel’s perspective, the best possible outcome of the current standoff at the U.N. is for the Palestinians to present their resolution for statehood to the Security Council and for the U.S. to immediately veto it. Such a move would provide closure to this particular round of anti-Israel aggression. But it certainly wouldn’t end the danger. The Palestinians can renew their request as often as they please. And given the sympathetic — indeed enthusiastic — reception they have received at the U.N., there is little reason to doubt that they will do so.

The worse scenario from Israel’s perspective is quickly becoming the more likely one. That scenario is that the Security Council will not bring the Palestinian-statehood resolution to an immediate vote but will instead delay voting on it for an indeterminate period. During that period, the U.S. and the EU will exert massive pressure on Israel to capitulate to whatever Palestinian preconditions for renewing negotiations are on hand. Read more.
What Next for Israel?
Jerusalem Prayer Team reports: The application [for statehood] was delivered to the Security Council which has five permanent members, Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, and ten rotating members. The Council will delay a vote on the application while the Quartet (Russia, the UN, the EU, and the United States) attempts to use all possible global influence to pressure Prime Minister Netanyahu to concede to Palestinian demands. A two-thirds majority or 129 votes is required by the General Assembly for the Palestinian Authority to be given observer status. The Security Council requires nine votes in order to pass the Palestinian petition for permanent status. Any one of the five permanent members who have veto power can stop the measure by voting against it.

Now the demonization and isolation of Israel will begin globally, as an invisible economic Stealth bomb will be launched to fragment Israel’s economy. The second phase is a media bomb-the battle for the mind; and the third phase is a proxy war. Look for the Palestinians to use Hamas in Gaza as their proxy as a wave of unspeakable terror rolls over the state of Israel.
Here’s the latest. The Palestinians have announced that they have the support of eight members of the UN Security Council-only one short of the nine required for the measure to be approved. This news comes as a great disappointment to Israeli leaders who had lobbied heavily to keep Nigeria and Gabon from voting for the creation of a Palestinian state. My sources in Israel had expected those nations to at least abstain if not vote against the measure.

Though the US has promised to veto the measure if it passes, the fear is that such an action would unleash a torrent of terrorist activity against Israel…and possibly the United States as well. Bosnia and Herzegovina along with Columbia are the two remaining undecided members of the Security Council. If either of them chooses to vote for the resolution, a harvest of death and destruction will almost certainly result. Will you join me right now in urgent prayer for the peace of Jerusalem and the protection of Israel? Our support of God’s Chosen People has never been more important than it is right now.


Iran Plans to Send Warships Close to U.S. Waters reports: Iran’s navy is going to deploy ships close to US territorial waters, its commander in chief was quoted as saying on Tuesday. “As the global oppression (the US) is present not far from our maritime border … our navy is going to have a strong presence not far from US territorial waters,” the Irna news agency quoted Admiral Habibollah Sayyari as saying. On July 19 Sayyari also said that Iran was going to send “a flotilla into the Atlantic”. Read more.
American-Born Al Qaeda Terrorist Killed
According to the Washington Post, “Anwar al-Aulaqi, a radical U.S.-born Muslim

Anwar al-Aulaqi

 cleric and one of the most influential al-Qaeda leaders wanted by the United States, was killed Friday in a U.S. drone strike in northern Yemen, Yemeni and American authorities said, eliminating a prominent terrorist recruiter who inspired attacks on U.S. soil. The strike also killed a second U.S. citizen – Samir Khan, the co-editor of an al-Qaeda magazine – and two other unidentified al-Qaeda operatives, the Yemeni government said. In Washington, senior Obama administration officials confirmed that Aulaqi, 40, a dual national of the United States and Yemen, was killed in a drone strike on his convoy.”
Iranian Pastor Faces Execution

Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani

AFA Action Alert reports: Iranian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani is currently on trial in Rasht, Iran. He has appeared in court three times this week and each time has refused to renounce his faith when asked to do so by the court. If he does not recant his Christian faith, he could be executed at any time (on or after Thursday, September 29). The 11th branch of Iran’s Gilan Provincial Court has determined that Nadarkhani has Islamic ancestry and therefore must recant his faith in Jesus Christ. Read more. Send an email to the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, asking her to request the Iranian government to stop any attempt to execute Pastor Nadarkhani and to offer asylum to him and his family.


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