UN-Believable… Obama Administration to Rebuke Israel at UN (Again)
Do you remember when Jesse Jackson said that under Obama Jews would lose all of their clout?
He was right.
In September the Obama Administration even joined in the UN’s apartheid-style ban on Israel.
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)
It’s no secret that Barack Obama is the most anti-Israel president in US history. Now there’s this…
The Obama Administration is planning to rebuke ally Israel at the United Nations this week.
Foreign Policy reported:
The U.S. informed Arab governments Friday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body “does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity,” a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal.
But the Palestinian’s rejected the American offer following a meeting late Wednesdy of Arab representativs and said it is planning to press for a vote on its resolution Friday, according officials familar with the issue. The decision to reject the American offer raised the prospects that the Obama adminstration may cast its first ever veto in the U.N. Security Council.
Still, the U.S. offer signaled a renewed willingness to seek a way out of the current impasse, even if it requires breaking with its key ally and joining others in the council in sending a strong message to Israel to stop its construction of new settlements. The Palestinian delegation, along with the council’s Arab member Lebanon, have asked the council’s president this evening to schedule a meeting on Friday. But it remained unclear whether the Palestinian move today is simply a negotiating tactic aimed at extracting a better deal from the United States.
Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, outlined the new U.S. offer in a closed door meeting on Tuesday with the Arab Group, a bloc of Arab countries from North Africa and the Middle East. In exchange for scuttling the Palestinian resolution, the United States would support the council statement, consider supporting a U.N. Security Council visit to the Middle East, the first since 1979, and commit to supporting strong language criticizing Israel’s settlement policies in a future statement by the Middle East Quartet.