The Obama administration has found itself in ever-increasing trouble in regards to their recent decision to stab Israel in the back at the United Nations.
There is building confidence that Israel does indeed have proof that John Kerry and the Obama administration was behind the recent UN resolution that dealt a severe blow to Israel’s international standing, and it seems to be Kerry who is taking the brunt of the damage from those revelations. Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danan recently explained why Kerry was, at the very best, wrong and most likely, lying.
MSNBC: So he’s lying in your view? You don’t believe what he’s saying?
Danny Danan: Let’s review the facts. In 2011 there was a very similar resolution. The U.S. vetoed it. In 2014, another similar resolution to the one passed on Friday, the U.S. blocked the vote without using the veto power. Recently in the last resolution we know the U.S. unfortunately was involved with the resolution.
At the security council the U.S. is a pen holder on every resolution regarding Israel and the Middle East. You can ask other ambassadors who sit at the security council. No one would have supported such a resolution without the support of the United States.
Even ambassadors approached me before the vote and told me we wanted to abstain but the minute we saw what the U.S. was doing and got the signal, we would support the resolution.
MSNBC: To be clear and I’m going off what you are saying, do you believe secretary Kerry is lying to your government and lying to the American people?
Danny Danan: I don’t know what to tell you about that. I can only tell you the facts. If the U.S. was not supporting this resolution it wouldn’t have passed. That’s a fact.
We have seen it in the security council in the past. How many times in the U.N. people are trying to gang up against Israel and pass resolutions against Israel?
I have seen in the last year for dozens of times. The U.S. stood by us, but now think about the timing. Three weeks before the change of guard in the white house, all of the sudden it’s happening? It’s not a coincidence.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also slammed Kerry and the Obama team arguing that if they’d put the same kind of effort into the peace process that they put into defaming the state of Israel… we’d probably already have peace in the Middle East!
“In a speech ostensibly about peace between Israelis and Palestinians, Secretary Kerry paid lip service to the unremitting campaign of terrorism has been waged by the Palestinians against the Jewish state for nearly a century. What he did was spend most of his speech blaming Israel for the lack of peace by passionately condemning a policy of enabling Jews to live in their historic homeland and in their eternal capital, Jerusalem.
Hundreds of suicide bombings, thousands, tens of thousands of rockets, millions of Israelis in bomb shelters are not throw away lines in a speech. They are the realities of the people of Israel that they had to endure because of mistaken policies, policies that at the time won the thunderous applause of the world.
If the U.S. administration would have taken the same energies that they put in condemning Israel in stopping the Palestinian terror, maybe they would have helped the peace process more.”