The recent decision by the Obama administration to abstain from a United Nations vote that would essentially cripple Israel’s ability to defend themselves is a big deal. The Obama team attempted to avoid staining their legacy by not voting for the resolution but instead choosing to abstain as 14 other Security Council members admonished and attacked Israel for choosing to act in its own best interests. While Obama may have hoped that the abstention might absolve him of his sins, it seems that his dirty dealings have been uncovered by the Israeli government, and they’re taking what they know to the next President, Donald Trump.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Netanyahu decried the UN resolution and lambasted the Obama administration for their role in the vicious attack. Netanyahu reminded the Obama administration of the strong bond that our two countries have enjoyed over the last 60+ years, while chiding Obama for handling this issue in such a detrimental fashion.
“We have no doubt that the Obama administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed… As I told John Kerry on Thursday, friends don’t take friends to the Security Council… Over decades American administrations and Israeli governments have disagreed about settlements, but we agreed the Security Council was not the place to resolve this issue,” Netanyahu said.
On Monday two different members of the Israeli government told the American media that they had “ironclad” information that not only did the Obama administration help pass the anti-Israel UN resolution… the Obama team actually orchestrated it!
David Keyes, the spokesman for Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNN “We have ironclad information, frankly, that the Obama administration really helped push this resolution and helped craft it, from sources internationally and sources in the Arab world. It’s really an unfortunately legacy, kind of a last minute jab at Israel that actually distances peace. I applaud leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties that have come out and blasted this deeply anti-Israel resolution…
It’s really unfortunate because Israel’s hand has been and is extended for peace. The Prime Minister has called on President Abbas literally hundreds of times to meet with him anytime, anywhere without preconditions.”
Then later in the day and also on CNN, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, told Don Lemon that the Israeli government has “clear evidence” that the Obama administration was behind the recent UN vote and that they would be handing the evidence over to the Trump administration to do with as they see fit.
“The reason why the only ambassador that the prime minister of Israel met with was the American ambassador is that’s the only country where we have any expectation to actually stand with us at the United Nations. Look, it’s an old story that the United Nations gangs up against Israel. What is new is that the United States did not stand up and oppose that gang up. And what is outrageous is that the United States was actually behind that gang up. I think it was a really sad day and a shameful chapter in our relations…
We have clear evidence of it and we will present that evidence to the new administration, through the appropriate channels.”
The Obama team continues to roll out new and ever more damaging policies, regulations, and initiatives in their final days in office. It seems that the Obama administration is hell-bent on doing as much damage to our nation and the world as possible before the worst President in American history leaves office.