Ebenezer Operation Exodus - EOE declaration regarding UNSC resolution

January 13, 2017

Declaration of Ebenezer Operation Exodus regarding the United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements

We, the International Board of Ebenezer Operation Exodus, along with Ebenezer workers and volunteers in more than 50 nations worldwide, do not accept UNSC Resolution 2334 adopted on 23 December 2016. The resolution falsely claims that Israeli settlements in Samaria and Judea, including East Jerusalem, have “no legal validity” and constitute “a flagrant violation under international law”. This resolution is also in line with recent resolutions adopted by UNESCO and UNGA which deny the historical Jewish connection with Jerusalem and the historical heartland of Israel. In doing so, the UN, its agencies, and the vast majority of the nations continue their unfair and unrighteous treatment of Israel, a free and democratic nation based on the rule of law.

The historic right of the Jewish people to their national homeland Israel was recognised in the San Remo agreement of April 1920 and the Mandate for Palestine of July 1922, unanimously approved by the Council of the League of Nations and signed by the Principal Allied Powers. This made it an international treaty legally binding on all Member States, and the Covenant of the League of Nations itself (Art. 22). These rights are legally protected in Art. 80 of the UN Charter.

We believe that the living God, the only True God, the Creator of heaven and earth, is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Israel, and the God and Father of Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ). God has chosen the Jewish people, He has given them a special place among all the peoples, and He loves them (Deuteronomy 7:6-8). Through His covenants with the Jewish people He has given them the land of Israel, including all of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, as their promised land. These covenants with all their promises have been confirmed by the death and resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah (Romans 15:8).

We believe that the Bible is the eternal Word of God, it is divinely inspired, infallible and all-sufficient in all matters of belief and behaviour (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21).

Therefore we acknowledge the right of the Jewish people to return to Israel and to live in Israel, including all of Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria, in accordance with the Bible.

WE DECLARE:

  1. God loves Israel and the Jewish people with His steadfast and permanent love, as proclaimed in Jeremiah 31:3-9.
  2. God’s covenant with Abraham and his descendants, as expressed in Genesis 12:3, signifies that the peoples and nations who bless Israel, will be blessed by God, and the peoples and nations who curse Israel, will be cursed by God. God gives a severe warning to any nation coming against Jerusalem, in Zechariah 12:1-9.
  3. God has made an eternal covenant with Israel, giving the land of Israel to the Jewish people as their heritage and everlasting homeland. God is faithful and keeps His promises forever (Genesis 17:7-9; Psalm 105:8-11).
  4. The aliyah, which means the return of the Jewish people to their ancient homeland Israel, and the rebirth of Israel are expressions of God fulfilling the prophecies in the Bible. Therefore God Himself gives the Jewish people the right to live and prosper in Israel, including all of Jerusalem, Samaria and Judea (Ezekiel chapters 36 & 37; Isaiah 11:11-12).
  5. Jerusalem, complete and united, is the capital of Israel forever. God gives a severe warning in Joel 3:1-2 & 16-21 to any nation or people who seek to divide Jerusalem or Israel, or to scatter the Jewish people from their rightful place.
  6. God calls all nations and governments to recognise Israel’s right to exist, in accordance with Zechariah 2:8.
  7. We support the nation of Israel, and her right to exist in peace, her right to prosper, as well as her right to defend her people against all threats from her enemies.

THEREFORE WE URGE all nations of the earth, and their governments, to support Israel’s indisputable right to exist in the land that God has given her, and her right to Jerusalem as her complete and united capital, forever.

The Lord God of Israel is faithful and He will protect His people. However, we will not be silent regarding the false and unrighteous assertions of UNSC Resolution 2334. History teaches us that sins of omission are as serious as sins of commission. The most common sin of omission is to keep silent when an individual, a group or a nation is treated with prejudice, oppression and persecution. Therefore we stand with Israel for her right to determine the future of the Jewish people, and for her right to defend herself and to live within secure borders.
 

We stand with Israel!
 

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