Former Spanish Prime Minister Aznar Blasts Obama Administration for Abusing Israel
Do you remember when Jesse Jackson said that under Obama Jews would lose all of their clout?
He was right.
The Obama Administration even joined in the UN’s apartheid-style ban on Israel this past week.
U.S. Ambassador Eileen Donahoe and First Secretary Mark Cassayre, Geneva, attend a UN meeting on September 15, 2010 despite the fact that Israel was banned from the meeting. (EYE on the UN)
Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar blasted the Obama Administration for its treatment of Israel this week in Washington DC.
The Jerusalem Post reported:
José María Aznar, the former Spanish prime minister who came to the US capital this week to push his Friends of Israel initiative, blasted the Obama administration for its Middle East policies in discussing the need for his new group.
“To have good relations with the Muslim world is very important, but not at the cost of losing the trust and confidence of the Israeli people,” he said in response to a question from The Jerusalem Post, ahead of a dinner launching his initiative here on Tuesday night.
At an appearance before the Council of Foreign Relations on Wednesday he elaborated on his criticism, describing the current US posture as breaking with that of previous governments.
“All of them were unconditional supporters of Israel. This administration, in my view, is a conditional supporter of Israel,” he said.
Aznar stressed that his three-month-old organization dedicated to combating the delegitimization of the Jewish state was not affiliated with any political party in Israel or elsewhere and that members were free to disagree with the policies of the Israeli government and one another.
Other members include former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton, Nobel Peace Prize winner David Trimble of Northern Ireland and former Czech president Vaclav Havel, the newest member of the group. The organization is also seeking participation from prominent US Democrats, and is in conversations with Madeleine Albright and Bill Richardson, both of whom served as cabinet secretaries in the Clinton administration. In addition, a bipartisan group of members of the US House and Senate have proposed resolutions supporting the new initiative.
Good for Aznar for speaking out against the Obama regime in support of this great American ally.