Saturday, December 31, 2016

Trump Can Reverse Obama's Betrayal Of Israel By Defunding The U.N.

President Obama's stunning decision to back Israel's many enemies in the United Nations is one of the worst foreign policy decisions in decades. It's a good thing that a new president will soon reverse this travesty, which further destabilizes the Mideast.
Working hand-in-hand with Israel's enemies, Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry no doubt thought that they were pulling a clever trick on Israel, which has suffered repeated diplomatic insults and attempts at undermining its very existence during the Obama years. By abstaining in a vote that declared Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem illegal, the U.S. has undermined the possibility of talks between Israel and the Palestinians that will lead to anything even remotely resembling peace.
Maybe that was the intent. From Obama's barely concealed personal contempt for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the official U.S. stance that all the failings in the so-called "Mideast process" are due to Israeli intransigence, these days it's hard to say that the U.S. is even a friend to the only democratic state in the Mideast.
In a speech Wednesday defending the Obama administration's stab-in-the-back of Israel, Kerry asserted: "The United States did in fact vote in accordance with our values, just as previous administrations have done. The vote in the United Nations was about preserving the two-state solution. That's what we were standing up for."
Utterly false. Undercutting our closest ally in the Mideast is not in keeping with "our values." Nor does it preserve the "two-state" solution, since one side — the Palestinians — seek a one-state solution through the destruction of the Jewish state.
Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.

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