The UN says I’m a criminal. Will you stand with me?

Tuvia Brodie,

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Tuvia Brodie
Tuvia Brodie has a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under the name Philip Brodie. He has worked for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College and American Express. He and his wife made aliyah in 2010. All of his children have followed. He believes in Israel's right to exist. He believes that the words of Tanach (the Jewish Bible) are meant for us. His blog address is He usually publishes 3-4 times a week on his blog and 1-3 times at Arutz Sheva. Please check the blog regularly for new posts.

Muslims of the world are religious. They have mosques. They have prayer rugs. They have their own Islamic religious sites—Mecca and Medina.

But they aren’t satisfied with Mecca and Medina. They want more. They want the Jewish Jerusalem.

They want more than that. They want all of Israel.

This is no secret. Muslims who call themselves ‘Palestinians’ don’t let a month go by without declaring Jerusalem to be theirs. Virtually every day they refer to Jewish Israel as ‘occupied Palestine’.     

‘Palestinian’ leaders want to wipe out Israel. The PLO Charter says this. The Hamas Charter says it. Muslim clerics declare it in Friday sermons.  

This, too, is no secret. The PA prints maps showing its ‘Palestine’ replacing Israel.  

‘Palestinian’ leaders want no Jews in their ‘Palestine’. They want genocide. The Obama administration never condemned this. Obama ignored it. Does that silence mean Obama privately supported the ‘Palestinian’ desire to start another Jewish Holocaust against Israel’s 6 million Jews?

In its waning days, the anti-Israel Obama administration allowed—or perhaps encouraged--an anti-Israel United Nations to pass UN Resolution 2334. That Resolution made large portions of Israel’s ancestral homeland forbidden to Jews. Specifically, UN 2334 stated that all settlement in territories won by Israel in the defensive 1967 war “has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law” (Glenn Kessler, “Fact-checking John Kerry’s speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”, washingtonpost, January 3, 2017). This Resolution instantly transformed all Jewish residents in these areas into international law-breakers.

I live in the Judean desert. That means I live in Judea-Samaria. That means I break the law: I’m a criminal.

The land I live in (including Judea-Samaria) was given to my people by G-d more than 3,300 years ago. At that time, our G-d made two Promises about this land. First, He Promised to exile us from this land if we sinned. Then, second, He Promised to return us to this land. This land, He said, is our gift forever from Him.

Our G-d does as He says. He exiled us in the year 70CE. He returned us to our land, as Promised, 1,878 years later, in 1948.

The UN rejects this. It rejects our G-d. It has become so hateful to our G-d that it has begun to carve away from Israel its ancient Jewish religious sites. The UN grants those Jewish sites to Islam.

That’s what the ‘Palestinian Authority’ (PA)’ has been working on since 2008, when PA leader Mahmoud Abbas unilaterally declared that the Jewish Joseph’s Tomb was no longer Jewish, but Islamic (“The destruction of Joseph’s Tomb”, takeapen, no date). At that time, no one complained.

In 2015, with PA urging, the anti-Israel UNESCO declared that both Rachel’s Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs were no longer Jewish, but Islamic (“UNESCO Declares Rachel’s Tomb, Cave of Patriarchs Muslim Holy Sites”, israelbreakingnews, October 22, 2015). In 2016, again at ‘Palestinian’ urging, the UN had the unmitigated gall to declare that Judaism’s holiest site on earth—the Temple Mount--was no longer Jewish. It was, the UN said, Islamic.

No one complained. They applauded.

By anti-Semitic diktat, the UN attempts to erase all Jewish history and Judaic significance from my homeland. The UN reclassifies my homeland as, essentially, an Islamic entity.

These Muslim-inspired UN actions are not about statehood. They have nothing to do with creating a ‘Palestinian’ state “to live side-by-side with Israel in peace and security”.

These UN actions are about the destruction of Judaism. They’re about destroying the Jewish community in Israel. They’re about legalizing an Islamic conquest of Jewish Israel.

I’m the criminal?

This Jewish land of Israel is holy. It’s G-d’s land. Our Bible—the most-read book in history—is our written public deed to this land. The Man-made UN has no right to empower others to replace my G-d and my people with an Islamic god and an Islamic people.

The news headlines that report this growing diplomatic and political war against Israel and our Jewish G-d reveal no surprises. More than 2,300 years ago, our Tanach predicted it all. The exact details weren’t there, but the broad outline was: the nations will one day gather to try to un-nation Israel. That’s exactly what’s happening today.

This war against Israel is about religion, not politics. It’s about the world’s Biblical ’70 nations’ coming to un-Jewish us (Michael Snyder, “The 70 Nations That Will Meet In Paris On January 15th Are Going To Publicly Commit To Dividing The Land Of Israel”, freedomoutpost, January 12, 2017).

The UN empowers those who would destroy Jews, Judaism and Jewish Israel. The UN legitimizes Israel’s enemies. The nations of the world applaud.

The nations see Israel as war-prey. They wait for war. They will blame Israel for it.

As this unfolds, I stand with the G-d of Israel. Will you stand with me?