Israel is now vocally slamming the Obama administration for going behind their backs and “cooking up” this anti-Israel resolution with the Palestinians:
REUTERS – U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are behind a “shameful” draft anti-settlement resolution at the U.N. Security Council, a senior Israeli government official said on Friday.
It was one of the harshest personal attacks by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Obama, coming in the final days of his presidency. The two leaders have had an acrimonious relationship.
“President Obama and Secretary Kerry are behind this shameful move against Israel at the UN,” said the official, who asked not to be identified.
“The U.S. administration secretly cooked up with the Palestinians an extreme anti-Israeli resolution behind Israel’s back which would be a tailwind for terror and boycotts.”
The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on Friday on the resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement-building, after four council members again put forward the measure, a day after Egypt withdrew it under pressure from Israel and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
The 15-member council had been due to vote on Thursday afternoon and Western officials said the United States had intended to allow the draft resolution to be adopted, a major reversal of U.S. practice of protecting Israel from action.
“President Obama could declare his willingness to veto this resolution in an instant but instead is pushing it. This is an abandonment of Israel which breaks decades of U.S. policy of protecting Israel at the U.N.,” the Israeli official said.
Wow. That’s bigtime criticism from Netanyahu’s government.
We’ve always believed that in Obama’s final days the veil would come off and he would act according to his Muslim beliefs more than he has in the past.
In case you aren’t familiar with this UN resolution that Israel is now saying Obama and the Palestinians secretly cooked up together, here’s a good summary from the Washington Post:
The draft resolution condemns “all measures aimed at altering the demographic composition, character and status of the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, including . . . the construction and expansion of settlements, transfer of Israeli settlers, confiscation of land, demolition of homes and displacement of Palestinian civilians, in violation of international humanitarian law and relevant resolutions.”
The settlements, it says, have “no legal validity” and are “a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-state solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.”
It further demands that Israel “immediately cease all settlement activities” and calls on all states “to distinguish, in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967.”
It is a major slap in the face to Israel for the US to side with the Palestinians on ANYTHING. They are an evil people who only want to destroy the Jews. They have no legitimacy at all. Time after time peace was offered to the Palestinians and they rejected it.
Here’s a reminder for those new to the issue: