Obama's hatred of Israel will rebound
This cowardly, disgraceful action cements President Obama's richly deserved legacy as the most anti-Israel president in American history.
No longer needing Jewish votes, Mr. Obama was free, finally, to punish the Jewish state in a way no previous President has done.No effort to rescind the resolution … will succeed because of Russia's and China's vetoes.Instead, the resolution will live on as Barack Obama's cat's paw, offering support in every European capital, international institution and U.S. university campus to bully Israel with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
It is Islamist-leftist dogma that Israel's millennia of attachment to its homeland count for nothing. Adding a final shameful chapter to a foreign-policy record that already runneth over with them, Barack Obama on Friday abandoned America's commitment to Israel's security, and to the vindication of democracy over sharia-supremacist aggression. In an act of cowardly venom…The resolution undertakes to render our ally indefensible.
President Obama is personally responsible for this anti-Israel resolution. His diplomats secretly coordinated the vote, yet he doesn't even have the courage of his own convictions to vote for it. ... This resolution ... targeting Israel for building homes in Jerusalem, its own capital, while not specifically addressing Palestinian incitement of and financial support for terrorism. ... [T]his resolution surpasses even the infamous "Zionism is Racism" ... in its irrational obsession with the Jewish state.
Dershowitz said he met with Obama previously, and he was promised he would "always have Israel's back." "I didn't realize what [Obama] meant is that he would have [their] back to stab them in the back, and he just stabbed them in the back," Dershowitz said.