For eight years, countless liberal Jews and other supporters of Israel have insisted that Obama is resolutely pro-Israel. By refusing to veto the U.N. resolution today, Obama has just thrown all of them under the bus. Elliott Abrams has a more exhaustive take that is very much worth reading. I’ll just focus on a few points of my own.
Unlike his ban on offshore oil drilling or his other regulatory schemes to hamper Donald Trump or pad his legacy, this move doesn’t help Democrats or hurt Donald Trump, but rather the other way around. This move will infuriate many pro-Israel Democratic donors and further cement the view that the Democratic Party, in its heart, is no longer a pro-Israel party. That is a gift to Donald Trump. It may even increase the likelihood that he moves the embassy to Jerusalem.
It is now the official position of the United States of America that the Western Wall and the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem belongs to the Palestinians. That is madness.
Moreover, while this move is definitely bad for Israel, it is a gift to Bibi Netanyahu who can now more easily argue to Israelis that the bad relationship with America these last 8 years wasn’t his fault — but Obama’s.
And what, exactly, are the benefits to this move? Surely the Obama administration thinks this will produce some tangible benefit? I’ll leave that to that modern day Metternich Ben Rhodes to explain:
Fast & Furious just one of Obama s crimes against the american people he needs to be held acountible for as well as Abuse of the power of office and using executive orders like they were kleenex
It is time to get the UN out of the USA and the USA out of the UN. There has never been more conclusive proof that obama is a JEW HATING MUSLIM.
Ask any Israeli citizen. They will tell you very bluntly obama has not been a friend to Israel. obama has done more for our enemies and made enemies of our friends. A real piece if shit. We’ll be glad to see him go. And stay out of the public eye. No one wants his lies, lack of leadership, and garbage any more.
Obama and the Useless Nations a whole lot of lying scoundrels and fiends Obama americas #1 worst presidents in our nations 240 year history and the Useless Nations has failed to bring about world peace