It is no secret that Obama is no fan of Israel. He has made it clear in word if not in deed that he hope Benjamin Netanyahu would lose his re-election bid. And his insistence that there be a two-state deal done in Israel has put pressure on the small state. And now as he leaves office there is one last offense.
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The official told Breitbart Jerusalem by email:
“President Obama and Secretary Kerry are behind this shameful move against Israel at the UN. The US 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 and effectively make the Western Wall occupied Palestinian territory. 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 US policy of protecting Israel at the UN and undermines the prospects of working with the next administration of advancing peace.”
What this resolution basically will do is declare parts of Israel the rightful property of “Palestinians.” The problem is that this land was never occupied, rightfully or otherwise by such a people.
There is not nor have there ever been an ethnic group known as Palestinians. The Palestinian people are Arabs living in Palestine. They have no historical claim to the land. The land belonged to Jordon.
In 1967, in a defensive war, Israel occupied the West Bank and Palestine. They did this much for the same reason that France occupied the Rhyne area of Germany, it was a protective act. And the only people that could claim a right to it has relinquished that right.
Jordan occupied and annexed the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem from 1948 until Israel captured the lands in a defensive war in 1967 after Arab countries used the territories to launch attacks against the Jewish state. In 1988 Jordan officially renounced its claims to the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.
This means it is the rightful property of the sovereign state of Israel. And this resolution is going to bind the U.S. by treaty to oppose Israel doing what they wish in their own land and people.
Once again proof that we can kiss crybabies claim to have a smooth transition goodbye. He is going to make things as hard as he can for Trump.