UN - ‘Jerusalem, State of Palestine’

Arno Froese

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) recently posted a job offering on its website, listing the duty station for the position as “Jerusalem, Palestine (State of),” The Jerusalem Post has discovered.

“Since the opening of the Jerusalem Office in 2006, UNOPS has significantly strengthened its operations in Palestine,” the site says. “Our expert knowledge, skills and management systems contribute to the sustainable development of public infrastructure in Gaza and the West Bank, including Area C and East Jerusalem.”

Although the description completely forgoes any mention of Israel, when it comes to the skills required for the position, the site says: “Holding a national (Israeli) driving license is essential.”

After being made aware by The Jerusalem Post of the job posting, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon called on Under-Secretary-General and UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo to remove the posting from the site and institute immediate reforms.

“It is unacceptable for UN agencies to not only attempt to change the political facts on the ground, but to question the connection between the State of Israel and our capital of Jerusalem,” Danon said. “This posting must be removed immediately, and UNOPS must conduct a complete overhaul of its operating procedures to ensure that such inappropriate behavior not occur again.”

-www.jpost.com, 12 June 2017

Arno's commentary

The United Nations has proved over and again their outright anti-Israel stand. Most of the anti-Israel rhetoric is fueled not only by the Arab nations, but also the entire Islamic world as well.

Israel, as can be seen in the answer of UN ambassador Danny Danon, is not ignorant of the UN’s devices. Here again we must recall that, Biblically speaking, Israel is different from all the nations of the world. While the Arab and Islamic world are outright against the Jewish state, the so-called Western world recognizes the value of Israel when it comes to high tech. But when the land is in question, all nations of the world oppose Israel’s possession, in order to fulfill Joel 3:2: “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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