In 1818, English author Mary Shelley published her first edition of “Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.” This is the tale of the creation of a grotesque creature based on a cadaver taken through a series of pseudo-scientific experiments. In the book, Dr. Victor Frankenstein attempted and achieved the impossible. He managed to bring “life” into something that shouldn’t be alive. In a sense, Dr. Frankenstein decided to play God and created the monster that over the years has become known itself as “Frankenstein.”

Currently, there is a growing trend within the European Union that could very well lead to the birth of yet another grotesque creature that would come to being ex nihilo, or out of nothing. I am talking about the bringing to life of a country that never existed for a people that has been created for the sole purpose of supplanting the people who belong. I am talking about the creation and birth of PALENSTEIN!

For several years now, the leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas –currently in the 10th year of his four-year term (you read that right!) – has been pushing hard on as many doors as he can for the recognition of Palestine. He relentlessly makes his yearly appearance at the United Nations General Assembly each September to plead with the world for the establishment of Palestine. He managed to get the UNESCO to recognize Palestine in 2011. But we must realize that many countries around the world already recognize the Palestinian bid for statehood. Many of these countries have a substantial Muslim population or are blatantly anti-Israel. Of course, as I’ve been explaining for a while now, anti-Israel really means anti-Semitic. The United Nation did approve the recognition of the State of Palestine in 2012, yet no European Union member countries has officially followed suit.

Yet, more countries than you might think actually support the birth of PALENSTEIN (134 since the first bid of 1988). But what we are seeing develop at this moment is unique and somewhat symptomatic of the times we live in. The European Union has now decided to jump on the politically correct bandwagon in what appears to be some sort of a snowball effect started by Sweden on Oct. 3, 2014. Even though Hungary, Poland and Slovakia recognize Palestine and are part of the EU, they did so before joining. Keep in mind also that these countries are three of the most virulently anti-Semitic in Europe.

The new prime minister of Sweden from the Red-Green Party, Stefan Löfven, made the announcement that Sweden now recognizes Palestine. The statement he made following his declaration was so antithetical to a genuine solution for two co-existing states that it makes one wonder if he even read it before it was officially made. He said:

“The conflict between Israel and Palestine can only be solved with a two-state solution, negotiated in accordance with international law. A two-state solution requires mutual recognition and a will to peaceful co-existence. Sweden will therefore recognize the state of Palestine.”

What went through his mind? A two-state solution does “require mutual recognition,” but it is a known fact that neither Abbas nor his partner Khaled Mashal (Hamas’ leader) want to recognize Israel, while Israel is willing to negotiate if it is indeed a two-way street. Mahmoud Abbas has claimed numerous times that he refuses to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

Additionally, as we have seen recently with the Gaza War, “a will to peaceful co-existence” is a move that only Israel is prepared to make. And if anyone believes that the settlements are the road blocks to a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians, I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn!

The creation of PALENSTEIN is getting even closer since, in a bold move following Sweden, the British Parliament passed a resolution (274-to-12) to recognize Palestine. While the vote was not binding on the British government, it is highly symptomatic of the tide of change taking place in Western Europe right now. The betrayal continues to grow.

France – the European country with the largest Muslim community – is also considering recognizing Palestine. Prime minister Laurent Fabius is ready to make the move if, as he said Oct. 15, “It brings peace to the region.” Maybe Mr. Fabius would like to pitch in on the purchase of that bridge.

It is interesting to note that Sweden’s Muslim population has doubled in the last 14 years to reach an estimated total of 40 percent by 2030. Britain will be 40 percent Muslim, the Netherlands 45 percent, Germany 40 percent, as well as France over 50 percent. All within the next 15 years. This basically means that these countries – once bastions of the “Old Europe” – will cease to exist as democracies. Eurabia (a term coined by author Bat Y’or in her seminal work of the same title) is well on its way, and faster than we think. The European Union shouldn’t try to play God!

Maybe we should look at these events as the birth pangs of the last days. The European Union nearly concerted betrayal of Israel proves only one thing and that is the fact that Mashiach is on His way back. When in the Bible I read that the whole world will turn against Israel, I never wondered why, because I knew all along that HaSatan – the ultimate enemy of Israel and, of course, of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – is behind it all.

“… and in that day, I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”

– Zechariah 12:9

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