When honestly assessing the Obama administration’s abstention in Friday’s UN Security Council vote on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, it’s impossible to say that the administration didn’t want to stab Israel in the back on its way out the door. It’s impossible to say that the Obama administration’s speech after the vote wasn’t extremely dishonest. Finally, Samantha Power’s vote represents the worst betrayal of Israel in US history.

As usual, Charles Krauthammer provided the most detailed explanation of what the US abstention meant. In his explanation, Dr. Krauthammer said “what happened today is that the United States joined the jackals of the UN — that was a phrase used by Pat Moynihan, the great Democratic senator and former ambassador, who spoke for the US standing up in the UN and to resist this kind of disgrace. To give you an idea of how appalling this resolution is, it declares that any Jew living in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem — the Jewish Quarter, which has been inhabited by Jews for 1,000 years, is illegal and breaking international law, essentially an outlaw, can be hauled into the International Criminal Court or international courts in Europe, which is one of the consequences. The Jewish Quarter has been populated by Jews for 1,000 years. In the war of 1948, the Arabs invaded Israel to wipe it out. They did not succeed but the Arab legions succeeded in conquering the Jewish Quarter. They dispelled all of the Jews. They destroyed all of the synagogues and homes and for 19 years, no Jew could go there. The Israelis got it back in the 6 Day War and now it’s declared as not being Jewish territory.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s statement shows the Democrats’ hostility for Israel:

President Obama’s refusal to veto today’s UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements sends a strong message that the United States still supports a two-state solution. Ending settlement activity in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is an absolute necessity if we’re ever to achieve a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

I’ve watched with growing concern the increase in Israeli settlements over the years, where approximately 400,0000 individuals now live. I believe the expansion of settlements has but one goal: to undermine the viability of a two-state solution.

I’ve met with displaced Palestinian families who have been kicked off land they’ve lived on for many generations. The ill will that results from these settlements is a significant roadblock to peace, and I again call on Israel to end their expansion so that a two- state solution remains a possibility.

That’s incredibly naïve. Either that or it’s utterly dishonest. The biggest thing preventing a 2-state solution are the Palestinian terrorists that the Israelis have to negotiate with.

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2 Responses to “Dishonesty, betrayal & backstabbing”

  • Chad Q says:

    Who would have thought that Obama would have given the direction to abstain during such a powerful vote? I mean it’s not like the guy ever voted “present” while he was in the senate for 2 years. But I digress.

    Why does this surprise anyone on the conservative side of thinking? Obama has been against Israel since day one so why would it change on day 2900? What’s more disappointing is the actions or lack their of, of the Jewish members of congress who follow lockstep with Obama.

  • Gary Gross says:

    It isn’t that it surprised anyone with an attention span of > 3 seconds. It’s that this decision was done to hurt the lone democracy in the Middle East. The Trump administration should move the US Embassy to Jerusalem to show the despots in the UN that we won’t tolerate their constant attacking of Israel. Next, Congress should zero out our funding of the UN. (The US contribution is estimated at 22%-25% of the UN’s budget.) Then we should shift that money to aid to Israel. Finally, tell the nations that think of divesting in Israel will find trading with the US difficult to impossible. Let it be known that there’s a price to be paid for alienating Israel.

    It’s time these despots found out who the true superpower is. It isn’t Russia. They’re bullies. They aren’t a superpower. There’s a big difference.

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