Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Friend or Foe?

The United Nations vote last week involving the decision to move the United States Embassy to Israel's capital city of Jerusalem shows as much about what is going on in other countries as it does in Israel. That is particularly true of Europe where Muslim migration has, and will continue to, change the face of Europe.

The UN vote was taken to condemn the United States for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. I wrote about this issue earlier this month.

UN Ambassador for the United States Nikki Haley made no mistake about how United States viewed the vote.

Here is the final tally of that vote at the United Nations. Note that the United States considered an
abstention vote as a vote with the United States.

Notice that the only countries in European Union  that did not vote against the United States on that issue were the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Each of these countries has fewer than .5% Muslims. Compare that to the rest of Europe---most particularly France, Germany, Sweden and the U.K.

Credit: Pew Research Center

It has become politically impossible for most European countries to take any position that is pro-Israel. It will soon become impossible for them to take any position that is not outright pro-Islam. It is just a matter of time considering migration and demographic patterns on the continent.

There are now close to 50 million Muslims in Europe. About half of those are in the EU countries that include Germany, France, Sweden etc.

Paris is now the home to more than 2 million Muslims.

There are more than 1 million Muslims in London. The mayor of London is a Muslim and Mohammed is now the most popular name in the United Kingdom.

Let's put that number in context.

There are less than 1.5 million Jews in Europe. By comparison, there were almost 10 million Jews in Europe in 1939. Do you begin to get a better idea of why there is little support for Israel in Europe or the United Nations anymore?

And it will only get worse.

Even with no further migration, Europe will have nearly double the Muslim population it has today within a generation because of higher fertility rates. Pew estimates that Europe's overall Muslim population could be as high as 15% (3 times what it is today) by 2050 with continued high migration patterns. Extending that same pattern to France, Germany and the UK means that Muslims will make up 20-25% of the population in those countries in 30 years.

There are an estimated 2.6 million Muslims living in the United States. The Jewish population is currently 5.3 million. Israel has a Jewish population of 6.4 million.

To give you a better understanding of why Israel faces so many challenges in a body like the UN is the fact that 83% of the entire core Jewish population in the world (14.2 million) lives in either the United States or Israel.

The Muslim population in the world---1.8 billion.

In other words, there are about 1,300 Muslims in the world for every Jew.

Do you begin to understand why so many support the Palestinian narrative despite what the actual history and facts are in that part of the world?

When it comes to being a friend or foe of the United States and Israel this vote says a lot. The numbers behind the vote says a lot more.

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