U.S. Vote at UN Paves the Way to Terror

(Commentary) Evelyn Gordon - A few weeks ago, the security threat Israel faced from Palestinian terror looked relatively low. But Israeli defense officials reported a sharp upsurge in attempted Palestinian attacks in the two weeks since the UN Security Council passed a resolution condemning Israeli settlements on December 23. After the UN resolution, followed by Kerry's speech on the peace process, the PA felt free to ramp its incitement back up to full force. And it did, to deadly effect. Shortly before the resolution passed, a Jerusalem Post reporter who asked more than two dozen east Jerusalem Palestinians what they thought of reported plans to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem couldn't find a single one who cared. But then the PA, bolstered by the resolution and Kerry's speech, ordered all imams under its control to devote their sermons on Friday, January 6 to why the embassy move was unacceptable and would lead to violence. Kerry himself had said exactly the same thing. And on January 8, an east Jerusalem Palestinian carried out the car-ramming that killed four soldiers. His relatives said he did so after hearing a local imam assail the proposed embassy move in his Friday sermon.

2017-01-18 00:00:00

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