The beginnings of this tipping point started with the Obama administration siding against Israel with the United Nations' Security Council Resolution 2334. Non-binding it was. However, the next step will be on January 15, 2016.
An article, repeated below, by Michael Snyder clearly spells out what is at stake. Should the United States vote in the affirmative, or refuses to vote thereby causing the same result as an affirmative vote, all Hell is likely to follow.
Read the article and see for yourself what I mean. My commentary follows the article.
BY: Michael Snyder - December 29, 2016
In Israel, there is a tremendous amount of concern that whatever is agreed upon at this conference will immediately be used as the basis for a UN Security Council resolution that would permanently divide the land of Israel and create a Palestinian state.
But things would have to move very rapidly in order for that to happen, because Barack Obama's time in the White House comes to an end on January 20th, and Donald Trump has already made it exceedingly clear that he would never support such a resolution.
The UN Security Council resolution that was passed on Friday was one of the most significant events that we have witnessed in decades. Resolution 2334 made all Israeli settlements in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem illegal, it set the 1967 ceasefire lines as the border between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and it granted every single inch of East Jerusalem to the Palestinians.
But it stopped short of giving official UN Security Council recognition to a Palestinian state, and that is why this conference on January 15th is so important.
The Israeli government is reportedly fearful that any guidelines agreed in Paris would be turned into another UN resolution before Trump's inauguration.
A spokesman for Netanyahu claimed to have "ironclad evidence" that the Obama administration had plotted behind the scenes to promote the UN resolution. Israel has said it will present evidence against the Obama administration to the incoming Trump team.
If what an Egyptian newspaper is claiming is true, then there may very well be an international conspiracy at work against Israel. According to a transcript published by the Al-Youm Al-Sabea newspaper, John Kerry and U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Palestinian officials in early December and presented Kerry's plan to them at that time...
In a meeting in early December with top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, US Secretary of State John Kerry told the Palestinians that the US was prepared to cooperate with the Palestinians at the Security council, Israel's Channel 1 TV said, quoting the Egyptian Al-Youm Al-Sabea newspaper.
Also present at the meeting were US National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and Majed Faraj, director of the Palestinian Authority's General Intelligence Service.
Kerry is quoted as saying that he could present his ideas for a final status solution if the Palestinians pledge they will support the proposed framework. The US officials advised the Palestinians to travel to Riyadh to present the plan to Saudi leaders.
The Obama administration is denying all of this of course. But if it is true, then the betrayal of Israel by Obama is much deeper than any of us realized.
With less than a month/less than 10 days to go in his presidency, Barack Obama has decided to launch an all-out attack on Israel. Once Resolution 2334 passed and the uproar against it was limited, that emboldened the Obama administration to go for broke.
Now it looks like they actually could try to get a Palestinian state created before he leaves office on January 20th, and if that happens it will be absolutely catastrophic for America.
You see, the truth is that we have been warned for many years that our land will be divided after the land of Israel is officially divided into two states. Many of us have been watching for the creation of a Palestinian state for a very long time, and now we may be right on the verge of it happening.
When Donald Trump takes office he would not be able to reverse the creation of a Palestinian state, but one thing that he could do would be to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
If that happens, the Palestinians are promising to throw a massive temper tantrum...
When asked how the Palestinians would react if Trump carried out his promise to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, Erekat reportedly said the Palestine Liberation Organization would rescind its recognition of Israel and ask Arab states to expel their US envoys.
Erekat made precisely that threat in a December 19 conference call organized by the Wilson Center policy forum. He said he would immediately resign as the chief Palestinian negotiator, and that "the PLO will revoke its recognition of Israel" as well as all previously signed agreements with Israel.
Furthermore, said Erekat, all American embassies in the Arab world would be forced to close -- not necessarily because Arab leaderships would want to close them, but because the infuriated public in the Arab world would not "allow" for the embassies to continue to operate.
Ultimately, everything that is happening now is setting the stage for the biggest war in the Middle East that we have ever seen.
So instead of this "peace process" being the solution, it is actually going to cause the Middle East to explode in violence.
Obama and Kerry both have denied they conspired against Israel. Neyanyahu says he has evidence to the contrary. Who do I believe? You're kidding, right?
Prior to any real decision actually being made and prior to any actions being effected, here are a few assumptions:
Assumption #1: If the UN envokes Chapter 7 and declares land now belonging to Israel (disputed, occupied, or any other such) as a Palestinian "State", those lands most likely would include the Gaza Strip and The West Bank.
Look at the map of Israel including these areas.
What are the chances of Israel accepting this? Again, you're kidding, right?
Now, as a part of this supposed agreement the Palestinians are reported to agree to acknowledge the existence of Israel as a nation - something the Palestinians have never done before.
Even given this, should Israel trust or believe that the Palestinians would keep their word?
Assumption #2: The Palestinians would keep their word.
This assumption should be immediately discounted for several reasons.
First, the Palestinians have consistently refused to acknowledge the existence of Israel as a legitimate Nation. Just look at how they portray the region:
And, without belaboring the point too much further, they are not to be trusted - ever. I don't mean just Palestinians; I mean Muslims in general; i.e., the ones who are serious in their beliefs.
If you think that sounds "a bit" ugly, it's not. It's a statement on Islam.
In the teachings and "faith" of Islam there are a few precepts that bear directly on this subject. They are TAQIYYA, KITMAN, TAWRIYA, and MURUNA. Go ahead; take the time to find out what these are.
This in no way implies that every "faithful" Muslim will lie and deceive. It only means that Islam allows them to do so; and even encourages them to do so if it furthers the interests of Islam. So, should we trust the word of Muslims? No! Why my absolute "No!" answer? Consider the words of Chris Rock, " 'Cause you never know!"
Oh, I almost forgot. We are constantly being bombarded by the media, et. al., about how Islam is the "Religion of Peace". From the Muslim point of view this "Religion of Peace" thing is ONLY applicable if the whole world is Muslim. Islam, in fact, is a geopolitical system with only a component that may be called a religion. The entire intent of Islam is to achieve worldwide domination. And, let's not even consider the violence and death surrounding the disputes between Shia and Sunni Muslim factions.
If you're really fond of a separation between Church and State, you'll absolutely LOVE Islam's approach to this - NOT!.
Should you think I'm making this stuff up, do your own research. You'll find that I am correct.
So, no matter what the Palestinians agree to, they, by their religion, probably don't mean what they say; and, will continue to seek more and more and more until Israel is no more. This is what the Palestinians have been espousing "forever". In this case, they have not been lying.
As an aside, the word "on the street" is that Obama is attempting to "ram this UN resolution" in favor of the Palestinians through the UN just before he leaves office. This, knowing full well that Trump has diametrically opposing views on this entire subject.
There are those who assert that Obama is rabidly anti-semitic. This view may be overly harsh. I have no idea what is in Obama's heart. It seems, however, that Obama's actions speak to a strong anti-Zionist stance.
This action, should he take it, could well be the final nail in the coffin of Obama's legacy.
If one thinks that the Middle East is in turmoil now, wait until Israel is threatened by a "State", officially sanctioned by the United Nations, which wishes Israel's demise, AND is occupying land now Israel's, AND leaves Israel with non-defendable borders.
We'll just have to wait and see the results of the January 15th UN meeting in France.