United States Secretary of State John Kerry and White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice told a Palestinian delegation in Washington 10 days before the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution against Israeli settlements that the U.S. would not impose a veto on such a resolution if its wording was balanced, according to a document released by an Egyptian news site.
The State Department denied the contents of the document.
It is not possible to gauge the authenticity of the report published on the site Al-Youm Al-Sabaa. However, if it is authentic, it reinforces some of the claims that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bureau has voiced against the White House over the past few days.
The five-page Arabic document released by the site appears to be a summary of the meeting, composed by the Palestinian delegation. If the document is authentic, it was probably leaked by officials in the Egyptian government.
The Egyptians distributed a Security Council resolution on the settlements last week, and demanded a vote within 24 hours, only to withdraw it after pressure from the prime minister’s bureau in Jerusalem and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
Israel’s UN ambassador, Ron Dermer, said Monday that Israel had evidence that the Obama administration was behind the wording of the resolution and had cooperated with the Palestinians behind Israel’s back. The document published on the Egyptian new site might be the evidence Israel has.
On December 22, the day the original Security Council vote was to have taken place, the Israeli news site Walla published a report almost identical to the one on the Egyptian news site. Walla quoted a senior Israeli official as stating that in a meeting between Kerry and a Palestinian delegation to Washington headed by Palestinian Liberation Organization Secretary General Saeb Erekat, agreement was reached on the matter of a resolution against the settlements, and that Kerry said the United States would not veto it.
According to the document, Kerry and Rice said America’s UN Ambassador Samantha Power was prepared to meet with Palestinian UN Ambassador Riyad Mansour to discuss the matter. Rice and Kerry are said to have asked Erekat and the other members of the delegation to keep the meeting top secret. Kerry and Rice said they wanted to avoid leaks of the meeting to the media because of the sensitivity of the transition to the Trump administration.
According to the document, Kerry suggested during the meeting that he would give a speech presenting principles to resolve the core issues between the Palestinians and Israel. Kerry said he would do so only if the Palestinians supported the principles he put forward. The document stated that these were the same principles Kerry had outlined in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians and which were presented to the sides in February and March 2014. Israel agreed at the time to accept the document with objections; the Palestinians never officially responded to it.
According to the leaked document, Rice told the Palestinian delegation that the Trump administration was very dangerous for them because his positions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict differed from those of all American administrations since 1967. Rice recommended that the Palestinians take seriously what Trump’s advisers were saying about moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and annexation of parts of the West Bank to Israel.
By far this has been to #1 worst adminastration in U.S. History a totaly crinimal and corupt president and his staff of scoundrels they all deserve life in prison without any parole no plea bargin’s and no book or movie deals
Is this treason colluding with the enemy?
To add to the balance that this story (leak) is real, is this other leak, now confirmed:
Obama has been making secret concessions to Iran the whole time since they signed, then broke, the nuclear agreement.
Every time the Iranians “cheat” Obama’s peeps rewrite the secret parts of the agreement to make it look (later) like the Iranians kept the agreement!
What is the end game?
A nuke in Israel?
What else could it be?
obama is a total disgrace. This Country has deserved so much better than this true piece of shit.
Funny is it not, where is greg defending this traitorous action on the part of a President?
We will not see greg defend this because believe it or not, he probably knows better, but towing the party line for his handlers, he types boilerplate claptrap on a regular basis.
Traitors used to be shot,hanged or imprisoned for life now they get ellected to the whitehouse(Bill Clinton,Barack Obama) or make putrid movies(Hanoi Jane)and teach at collages and universities and give speeches there as well
With that paragraph they’re acknowledging that the document in question could well be complete bullshit. So why is anyone talking seriously about something that might be a total fabrication? Have people truly become that stupid?
@July 4th American, #4:
I won’t defend Obama’s secret negotiations, because there’s no evidence that any such thing actually took place. There’s absolutely no reason to believe the leaked document in question is real. Even those citing it acknowledge that to be the case.
I absolutely do defend Obama’s refusal to veto the UN resolution condemning Israel’s establishment of new settlements on territory not legally belonging to Israel. The point here is that we do not have Israel’s back unconditionally, regardless of their actions. We have their back to the extent that their actions remain righteous and just and moving in the direction of greater peace and stability. There are limits.
That signal needed to be sent—particularly in light of Trump’s apparent failure to grasp the potential dangers of enabling Israel’s far right elements. These people could trigger a regional war on the assumption that we’ll automatically throw in with them to whatever extent is necessary. They cannot be allowed to take that for granted. The Israeli government cannot be given a virtual power to commit the United States to war.
Anyone who can’t figure this out has no business in the Oval Office.
Of course you do, that is and was predictable. In protecting Freedom and Liberty from the likes of obama and the moslems in the ME, it is of import to know who the enemies are.
I suspect you supported and still support the moslem administration of obamas when the intentionally attempted to intervene in the March 2015 Israeli election.
Well those are two reliable sources, the US State department and the PLO, right…..
Things like this do not sprout up on their own on Friday December 23rd out of nowhere. What kind of stooge are you greg?
Do you not understand the meaning of that first sentence? It means it can’t be determined whether the document is real or not. Any conclusions anyone draws based on what it says may be a load of rubbish.
This is how we’ve wound up with a phony like Trump as president elect. His supporters can’t tell the difference between established fact and speculation—even when it’s clearly stated that the authenticity of a source can’t be determined.
More leftist shell game agitprop.
All the leftist smokescreen nonsense denials are nothing but gordian political knots, cleaved by one simple truth:
The Obama administration blatantly abstained in the voting, rather than vetoing as the US (including the Obama regime) has done EVERY OTHER TIME such pro-muslim garbage has been brought to a vote in the Security Council of the UN.
This was yet another pro-muslim act by the most anti-American administration in our history…another arrogant leftist sore-loser tantrum from the worst president in our history.
January 20th cannot come soon enough.
I believe it because Kerry is not very smart. Just listen to his speeches. All of this will come out after Obama is gone. He made the mistake of crossing Trump instead of living up to his word to assist in the transition.