Saturday, December 24, 2016

Obama’s appalling UN betrayal

Obama’s appalling UN betrayal | New York Post:
"Friday’s failure to veto an anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations sets a new low in the annals of American diplomacy.
It was a shocking betrayal of a firm US ally, and of longstanding bipartisan US policy — a sneaky, dishonest move by a lame-duck president to express his pique at the president-elect and land a final vindictive blow on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In the process, he sought to tie his successor’s hands in a way that no past president — especially his own predecessor, George W. Bush — has ever before done.
President Obama has now empowered the economic war against Israel, just to get even with a leader who dared to defend his own country’s best interests.
A day earlier, Egypt had withdrawn its support for the extremist, one-sided resolution condemning all Israeli activity beyond the 1967 cease-fire lines.
That’s when Team Obama spread the word that it would’ve abstained — which prompted Israel’s enemies to revive it for Friday’s vote, where Washington indeed declined to veto..."

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