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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas, Mr Netanyahu - Barack Hussein Obama II

Obama gifts Netanyahu with a stab in the back
just as I said he would years ago

I first wrote about America abandoning Israel in 2008, and reiterated it on this blog in 2011. As Europe turns more and more antisemitic, partly due to the rapidly increasing Muslim population, and partly due to the propaganda coming out of Palestinians that is being soaked up and regurgitated by left-leaning news media, Israel is becoming more and more isolated. 

The UN seems incapable of focusing on anything else as there is sheer hatred of the Middle East's only real democratic and free society. They have no complaints about Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, ISIS, the Taliban, al Queda, or Russia's takeover of the Crimea. They don't complain about beheadings, children bought and sold as sex slaves, people being burned alive, thrown off tall buildings, or whipped for being a woman. 

Massacres account for nothing compared to the nightmare of Israel building homes on the West Bank on land they won after being attacked by several Arab states. It is also land the Palestinians have lived on for less than 100 years and Jews have lived on for millennia.

The UN has made itself obsolete and redundant as it has become a political entity with the obvious goal of destroying Israel. It has completely abandoned any pretense of impartiality and fairness, and along with it goes the legacy of Barack Hussein Obama as his true colours are revealed in his last days. America is fortunate the new President is a supporter of Israel or else it would be sorely judged by God for this evil deed.

Netanyahu halts Israeli funding of UN bodies
in revenge for ‘crazy’ resolution

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) told President Obama (C) that Israel was not considering a full-scale invasion, as Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas remains wary. © Tim Sloan

Israel has suspended its multimillion dollar contribution to a number of United Nations bodies and is reevaluating its relationship with the organization, after the UN Security Council passed a resolution on Israeli settlement construction.

“I instructed the Foreign Ministry to complete within a month a re-evaluation of all our contacts with the United Nations, including the Israeli funding of UN institutions and the presence of UN representatives in Israel,” Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said on Saturday while addressing the nation.

“I have already instructed to stop about 30 million shekels ($7.8 million) in funding to five UN institutions, five bodies, that are especially hostile to Israel ... and there is more to come,” he added without offering any further details."

Netanyahu harshly criticized President Barack Obama for his decision on Friday to abstain from vetoing the resolution that declares settlements as having “no legal validity.” The resolution passed 14 to zero, with the United States abstaining.

The resolution demands that Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the 'occupied' Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem.”

The resolution “doesn’t bring peace closer. It pushes it further away,” Netanyahu said Saturday, calling the document “crazy.”

President Barack Obama’s administration constituted a “shameful ambush” by allowing the resolution's passage, Netanyahu said in his first public comments since Friday’s vote.

“Half a million ... are being slaughtered in Syria, tens of thousands are butchered in Sudan. The Middle East is up in flames, yet the Obama administration and the UN Security Council choose to set upon the only democracy in the Middle East,” Netanyahu told his television audience.

Netanyahu said that by abstaining the US has violated a pledge made by former president Jimmy Carter who promised Tel Aviv that Washington would not dictate peace terms to Israel at the UN Security Council.

In a statement after the vote on Friday, Netanyahu’s office personally accused Obama of failing to “protect Israel against this gang-up at the UN,” accusing the administration of working “behind the scenes.”

The UNSC was initially scheduled to vote on the resolution presented by Egypt on behalf of Palestine on Thursday. But Cairo pulled its text at the last minute after Netanyahu allegedly exerted heavy pressure on Egyptian President Abdel Sisi.

Netanyahu also lobbied with US politicians, particularly Trump’s team, urging the US to veto the “anti-Israel resolution.”

US not only abstained, it was behind new resolution

In an unexpected twist of events on Friday a new resolution on the same subject authored by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal was introduced to the UNSC and passed.

The US abstention during the vote signaled a drastic shift in the US' long-standing support for Israel – its closest ally in the Middle East. The Obama administration choosing not to support Israel contrasts Trump’s vocal support for Israel and its settlement activity.

Obama’s last minute diplomacy also contradicted his earlier pledge to gift Trump a “smooth and efficient” transition, which he promised the Republican immediately following his victory.

Earlier on Saturday, a senior Israeli official told Haaretz that US diplomacy “revealed the true face of the Obama administration,” adding that “now we can understand what we have been dealing with for the past eight years.”

Israel, the source added, is convinced that Washington acted behind Israel’s back with regards to drafting and advancing the resolution. “We know about it from Arab and international sources,” he added.