Islamic nations call emergency meeting on Golan Heights ‘escalation’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks on the phone during a weekly cabinet meeting held on the Golan Heights, April 17, 2016. (Moav Vardi)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks on the phone during a weekly cabinet meeting held on the Golan Heights, April 17, 2016. (Moav Vardi)

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to discuss PM Netanyahu’s recent pledge that contested territory will remain Israeli ‘forever’

(SOURCE)   The world’s largest body of Islamic nations has called for an emergency meeting over statements made last week by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Israel would never relinquish control over the Golan Heights.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation will meet Tuesday at its headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to discuss “Israeli escalation against the occupied Syrian Golan,” joining others in the region to express alarm over Netanyahu’s declaration.

During a cabinet visit to the area last Sunday, Netanyahu said that Israel does not oppose current efforts to reach a political agreement to end the Syrian civil war, but that Israel’s boundary line with the country will not change, referring to Jerusalem’s hold on the plateau.

“I convened this celebratory meeting in the Golan Heights to send a clear message: The Golan will always remain in Israel’s hands. Israel will never withdraw from the Golan Heights,” he declared.

In a statement released Sunday, the 57-member OIC called the comments “provoking acts” and said they considered them “a serious escalation and flagrant violation of the Resolutions of international legitimacy and International Law.”


Israel captured the Golan Heights in the 1967 Six Day War from Syria and effectively annexed it in 1981.

The international community never accepted Israel’s annexation, and Israeli leaders see in the turmoil in Syria a chance to convince the world to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan.

The OIC announcement follows a similar meeting of the Arab League on the issue last Thursday during which Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi called for a special criminal court to be set up for Israel.

The US, Germany, Syria and others all either condemned or said they opposed Netanyahu’s stance.

The OIC held its annual summit earlier this month, focusing on the Palestinian cause, conflicts in member states and combating terrorism.

During the summit the OIC passed a resolution on the Palestinian issue and support for international efforts to relaunch a “collective political process

3 thoughts on “Islamic nations call emergency meeting on Golan Heights ‘escalation’

  1. Can anyone tell me, what gives the international community or Arab nation (the ‘collective political process’) any right to approve or oppose any changes in Israel’s territorial possession..?.. Last time I check Israel is its own sovereign nation, capable of handling its own internal affairs; its own nation’s business, without the world clamoring for pieces of, or involving themselves collectively in directing its future.. They have the right like every nation to exist on their terms. Sure they might need help to defend its walls from time to time from allies they once had, But… It’s one small nation against the world.

    What gets me is this piece of land was desolate and barren for such a long time, without anyone in the region or elsewhere wanting any part of it. Yet,
    when the Lord opened the door for Israel to become a nation again, in this desolate and barren country, and restored the land to its self sufficient status, suddenly the world takes notice. Now the world wants claim to it’s possessions. But not its Sovereign God.

    Israel is constantly defending itself against enemy invaders, who want their ‘non existence status’. There’s no love here.
    They are not the one issuing the first strike of violence, but defending themselves, in an apparent hostile environment. Unfortunately, it’s prophesied she comes under attack…but survives. There’s both a curse and blessings to which side one is on regarding Israel..

    A resolution can be achieve when and IF each party conceives to live in harmony, peacefully with its people, within its walls. Sadly, there will never be peace, when one of the party members wants to destroy the very essence of the other.
    This 10% piece of land from the rest of the world was given to Jacob from God, whom God the Father later named Israel. Therefore, truly belonging to Yahweh, the God of Israel, God the Father, the Great I AM, Lord and King. The other 90% of land belongs to the world…
    And while the rest of the world is dying in resources, Israel is flourishing. And instead of learning from them they are hated because of it.

    It just goes to show, it’s not about the land itself (although included), but a deeper meaning, a Spiritual aspect of its significance. Of God being in their mist for centuries and continuously spreading His power to all His children who believe in the birth, death, resurrection and ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. The meaning of love from the heart, the message resonates from this little nation to the world, where Jesus and His Apostle come from.. This I believe is what’s at the core of the collective political process to eliminate, within us all. Am I wrong..?..
    Nothing is new under the sun, everything is repeated… As in the days of Noah… Jacobs troubles… Great strife and tribulation… Love has conquered, will conquer all who opposes. Everything is in God’s hands, His will will be done.
    Keep the faith. God bless Israel. God bless us all. Maranatha!

  2. Thanks for your comment SweetJava!

    The world is full of lies, deception, and double standards! We see it with Israel, we see it with Christians. It’s all coming from the evil one, Satan and his demons. Israel belongs to the Jews, much more land actually then they currently possess, however we both know that Israel and for that matter the world, actually belong to God!

    A person who does not have Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior is blinded to the truth. They have no spirit, for theirs is dead! Without the living spirit within them they cannot see, nor can they hear the truth. It is not until we have a living spirit from God that we can see the truth and what is actually happening in the world.

    God bless! Maranatha!

  3. I wholeheartedly agree.
    The Apostle John in his first letter summarizes the same thing, (1John 5:18-20).
    Be well, my friend. God bless.

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