Obama just dissed our only ally in the Middle East for the umpteenth time.
From Fox News
A “shameful” abstention by the U.S. in a United Nations vote Friday allowed passage of a resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank.
The UN Security Council resolution was put forward by four nations a day after Egypt withdrew it Thursday under pressure from Israel and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Failure by the U.S. to veto the measure was seen as a double-cross of America’s key Middle Eastern ally, and attributed directly to outgoing Barack Obama, who has had chilly relations with Israel throughout his eight-year tenure.
Reaction from U.S. Republicans and Jewish leaders around the world was swift and sharp.
“It was to be expected that Israel’s greatest ally would act in accordance with the values that we share and that they would have vetoed this disgraceful resolution,” said Israel’s Ambassador Danny Danon. “I have no doubt that the new U.S. administration and the incoming UN Secretary General will usher in a new era in terms of the UN’s relationship with Israel.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., blasted the Obama administration for undermining America’s historic Middle East ally.
“This is absolutely shameful,” Ryan said. “Today’s vote is a blow to peace that sets a dangerous precedent for further diplomatic efforts to isolate and demonize Israel.”
Minutes after the vote, Trump took to Twitter to express his opposition.
Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust and president of Human Rights Voices, said the contention that settlements, and not Palestinian terrorism, is the obstacle to peace is false.
“This UN resolution represents the Big Lie of modern anti-Semitism,” Bayefsky said. “Palestinians’ backers on the Council, New Zealand and Malaysia, made today’s slander clear, claiming Jews living peaceful, productive lives on Arab-claimed land was the ‘single biggest threat to peace” and “primary threat to a two-state solution.’
“Seven decades of violent Palestinian rejection of a Jewish state prove otherwise,” she added.
The measure was adopted with 14 votes in favor, to a round of applause, after U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power abstained. It is the first resolution the Security Council has adopted on Israel and the Palestinians in nearly eight years.
The Israelis have been on that land—Judea and Samaria–for 4000 years. They’re “settling” on their own land.
Mike Huckabee sums it up:
Obama has done everything he can to pander to America’s Islamofascist enemies in the Middle East while insulting and disrespecting Israel repeatedly:
Obama to White House Staff After Getting Owned by Netanyahu: “What the fuck was that!?” (That episode followed Barky’s insistence that Israel return to the pre-1967 borders, and Netanyahu let him know that was not going to happen.)
Flashback: White House Congratulates Iranians After Rouhani Victory. If that doesn’t clear things up, nothing will.
Barky really got his panties in a wad when his efforts to undermine Netanyahu’s campaign failed and he was re-elected.
Disrespect our allies and kiss our enemies’ ass. That’s how he rolls.
If Trump is true to his word, Israel can count on us to have their back.