Monday, December 26, 2016

Republican & Israeli Leaders Blast Anti-Israel Resolution At The UN [UPDATE]

In a break of decades support for the state of Israel at the United Nations by the United States, the U.S. abstained [and therefore allowed a vote] from an anti-Israel UN resolution which condemned Israel for settlements on the West Bank and East Jerusalem [i.e., from building on their own land]. 

I just heard Samantha Power, the United States representative sickeningly imply that Israel pronouncements of wanting peace with the Palestinians [in the form of a Palestinian state] and the building of settlements, as mutually exclusive propositions. 

How the hell would Samantha Power and the Barack Obama administration react to a UN resolution saying the United States condemn the continued building of houses and businesses in Washington D.C.?  It is Israel's land, tell me the difference.

Republican and Israel leaders have come out in force almost unanimously blasting the United States actions at the United Nations.

From breaking  "Sen. John McCain [R-AZ] says UN Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements 'marks another shameful chapter' in UN's history on Israel"

Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan- R-WI
"House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI, issued the following statement on the Obama administration's refusal to veto an anti-Israel resolution at the UN: 'This is absolutely shameful.  Today's vote is a blow to peace that sets a dangerous precedent for further diplomatic efforts to isolate and demonize Israel. Our united Republican government will work to reverse the damage done by this administration, and rebuild our alliance with Israel."

From the USA Today:  Israel's ambassador to the U.N., Danny Danon criticized the U.S. abstention, saying he has "no doubt" that the new U.S. administration will usher in a new era.  From CNN TV, Dannon said, "He had expected the United States to act in accordance with the values that we share and that they would have vetoed this disgraceful resolution."

From the Jerusalem Post:  Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, said, "said the resolution was an "outrage" and threatened any nation supporting it with a cut in its US financial aid."  "Senators Marco Rubio of Florida, Tom Cotton of Arkansas and James Lankford of Oklahoma, also a Republican serving on the Senate subcommittee on appropriations, joined Graham's call...'UN funding should be up for discussion if the anti-Israel resolution is approved,' Lankford said."

From BBC News:  "Israel blasts US over UN vote on settlements"

"A senior [Israeli] official accused the United States of  'a shameful move' after learning the White House would not veto the anti-Israel resolution." 

Thank God, the great patriotic American, Nikki Haley, R-SC, once she is confirmed by the Senate next month,
will take over as the next US Ambassador to the United Nations.

UPDATE:  at Noon CT, Dec. 25, 2016 the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has just released this statement regarding the UN vote discussed above and the failure of the United States to veto such a resolution:

CNN: Dana Bash introduces breaking news of a statement from the Prime Minister of Israel, Dec. 25, 2016:

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