In President Barack Obama’s final television interview, he admits to CBS’s 60 Minutes that it was his decision to have America abstain from voting on the anti-Israel resolution in the United Nations, even though the country is our close ally.
THIS IS SHAMEFUL:
President Barack Obama told “60 Minutes” that he made the call for the U.S. to abstain from a vote on a U.N. Security [councilresolution] condemning Israeli settlements, allowing the resolution to pass, and that doing so didn’t fray relations between the two countries.
The move caused a major fallout between the United States and Israel, a notion Obama demurred while speaking to Steve Kroft in an interview that aired Sunday.
“I don’t think it caused a major rupture in relations between the United States and Israel. If you’re saying that [Israeli] Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu got fired up, he’s been fired up repeatedly during the course of my presidency, around the Iran deal and around our consistent objection to settlements. So that part of it wasn’t new,” Obama said in his final interview as president.
“And despite all the noise and hullabaloo, military cooperation, intelligence cooperation, all of that has continued,” he said. “We have defended them consistently in every imaginable way. But I also believe that both for our national interests and Israel’s national interests that allowing an ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians that could get worse and worse over time is a problem. And that settlements contribute. They’re not the sole reason for it, but they’re a contributing factor to the inability to solve that problem.”
Obama is lying about his anti-Israel worldview to the very end. Obama has done everything possible to make Israel less safe, and used his own campaign team to try to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu in his last election.
Obama sold Israel out by having America abstain, and Netanyahu has undeniable proof that the Obama administration created the resolution in the first place and wanted it to pass:
Obama doesn’t think it has caused a “major rupture” and doesn’t seem to mind that Muslims want to wipe Israelis off the map, denying their right to exist.
This is a shameful treatment of the only open democracy in the Middle East, and it will be up to President-elect Trump to repair our relationship.