You would think siding with Israel would be a lot more easier than allowing the to sit over there as lame ducks while their enemies circle them like vultures right? Well, not for Barack Obama.
On Friday, the United States chose to abstain from voting on the UN resolution that would stop Israel from continuing to build settlements.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 23, 2016
From The Guardian:
An Israeli official on Friday accused President Barack Obama of colluding with the Palestinians in a “shameful move against Israel at the U.N.” after learning the White House did not intend to veto a Security Council resolution condemning settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem the day before.
“President Obama and Secretary Kerry are behind this shameful move against Israel at the U.N.,” the official said. “The U.S administration secretly cooked up with the Palestinians an extreme anti-Israeli resolution behind Israel’s back which would be a tail wind for terror and boycotts and effectively make the Western Wall occupied Palestinian territory,” he said calling it “an abandonment of Israel which breaks decades of US policy of protecting Israel at the UN.”
Earlier he said Israel’s prime minister turned to President-elect Donald Trump to help head off the critical U.N. resolution.
Although the U.S. opposes the settlements, it has traditionally used its veto power as a permanent member of the Security Council to block resolutions condemning Israel, saying that disputes between Israel and the Palestinians must be resolved through negotiations. But after eight years of failed peace efforts during the Obama Administration, Israel has expressed concern the outgoing president would take an audacious step to leave his mark on the region. In recent weeks, the White House had been especially secretive about its deliberations.
The Israeli official’s admission marked a final chapter in the icy relations between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama over the last eight years, and signaled an era of close ties between Israel and the incoming Trump administration.
President Obama abandoned Israel today at the UN.this vote
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) December 23, 2016
Palestinian Islamic Jihad praises UN resolution, says it will pave way for isolating and boycotting Israel.
— Khaled Abu Toameh (@KhaledAbuToameh) December 23, 2016
In a final effort to dispel the notion that he was a Muslim, Obama allows a resolution condemning Israel to pass in the UN.
— DallenH (@d_allen_h) December 23, 2016
Obama's refusal to veto the anti-Israel resolution at the UN is despicable and not representative of America's support of Israel. https://t.co/1JfNGwa8qS
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) December 23, 2016
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