Obama throws Israel Under The Bus

 

Remember that Obama was close to Farrakhan and both Farrakhan and Reverend Wright were anti-Semitic.Then who can forget the snub of Netanyahu at the White House? But the worst of the worst was Obama sending his campaign team to Israel to try to defeat Netanyahu’s election. HE ACTUALLY INTERFERED WITH A FOREIGN COUNTRY’S ELECTION PROCESS AND HE WANTS TO COMPLAIN ABOUT RUSSIA INTERFERING IN OURS?

So why should we be shocked that Obama just threw Israel under the bus?

The Federalist Papers reports:

Obama Admin STABS Israel in the Back, Abstains From UN Vote on Settlements

There have been several parting shots to the American people by the outgoing Obama administration, but he’s not stopping at insulting and stifling us here at home.

Now, his administration has taken a final parting shot at Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East. In a United Nations vote, that sought to condemn Israel for building settlements in disputed territory, the United States chose to abstain from the vote rather than using its veto power to defend its key ally.

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BREAKING at UN: US abstains, supporting UNRes condemning Israeli settlements, despite pleas by @netanyahu Trump 14 -1

The Washington Post has further details:

The U.N. Security Council on Friday passed a resolution demanding Israel cease Jewish settlement activity on Palestinian territory in a unanimous vote that passed with the United States abstaining rather than using its veto as it has reliably done in the past.

The resolution said settlements are threatening the viability of the two-state solution, and urged Israelis and Palestinians to return to negotiations that lead to two independent nations.

This marked the first time in more than 36 years that the Security Council passed a resolution critical of settlements.

The United States’ abstention Friday reflected mounting frustration in the Obama administration over settlement growth that the United States considers an obstacle to peace.

The Post noted that shortly before the vote, several lawmakers stated that they would introduce legislation to cut of funding to the United Nations if the resolution passed.

As the Washington Examiner reported:

Senate Republicans threatened to “suspend or significantly reduce” funding for the United Nations and any American allies who support a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction in disputed Palestinian territory.

“Any nation which backs this resolution and receives assistance from the United States will put that assistance in jeopardy,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Friday in anticipation of the vote.

Graham also stated that the way for the two entities, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, to make peace is by the two parties coming together without the United Nations targeting Israel.

House Speaker Paul Ryan issued a statement expressing absolute fury with the administration for its decision to withdraw from defending Israel.

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s refusal to veto an anti-Israel resolution at the UN:

“This is absolutely shameful. Today’s vote is a blow to peace that sets a dangerous precedent for further diplomatic efforts to isolate and demonize Israel. Our unified Republican government will work to reverse the damage done by this administration, and rebuild our alliance with Israel.”

The resolution condeming Israel passed 14-0, with the United States abstaining.

This is a terrible blow to a key ally. But with a new administration incoming that has expressed a sincere desire to repair relations with the Jewish State, there is hope that the damage can be repairing (at least to some degree).

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The Federalist Papers goes on to report:

Trump Issues Ominous Warning to The UN After Israel Vote

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted a warning to the United Nations after the U.S. Ambassador to the international body decided to abstain from a vote on Israeli settlements Friday — something that Trump urged President Barack Obama to veto.

Trump tweeted: “As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th.”

As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th.

Zero Hedge reported:

Following today’s surprising decision by the US’ Samantha Power to abstain in a UN vote over Israel settlements, one which provoked Israel to lash out at the Obama administration  “friends don’t act that way”, but more importantly defied Trump who in a previous tweet urged Obama to veto the resolution, it was only a question of how long before Trump tweets his response. The time was less than an hour, because just minutes after the vote, the president-elect slammed the current administration’s decision, while ominously warning the UN that it would be “different” under his presidency.

As a reminder, the U.S. had the ability to veto any resolution but abstained from doing so, despite pressure from Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and U.S. lawmakers on both sides. Furthermore, the administration’s decision to let it pass represents a break from the longstanding U.S. policy of shielding Israel from U.N. reproaches.

On Thursday, Trump discussed the vote in a statement: “As the United States has long maintained, peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations.”

His statement continued, “This puts Israel in a very poor negotiating position and is extremely unfair to all Israelis.”

 

Power claimed via a statement to the council: “One cannot simultaneously champion expanding Israeli settlements and champion a viable two-state solution that would end the conflict.” She added “One has to make a choice between settlements and separation.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office released a statement about the vote:

Netanyahu’s office called out Obama in a big way and vowed to work with Trump and Congress in the future to “negate the harmful effects of this absurd resolution.”

 
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