“From the information we have no doubt that the Obama administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed.”
These were the words of Netanyahu. Obama has no love for our once close ally. After all that has happened in the last eight years, do you believe Obama is a antisemite? We can’t help but to see it that way.
By Bob Fredericks, NY Post
A furious Benjamin Netanyahu summoned America’s ambassador to Israel on Sunday to protest after the US failed to block a UN anti-settlement resolution.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry said it also called in the ambassadors of the countries that voted in favor of the resolution, including those from the permanent members of the Security Council — Russia, China, the U.K. and France.
Speaking to his Cabinet on Sunday during their regular weekly meeting, Netanyahu said the Jewish state was considering a “plan of action” against the UN, without elaborating.
“We will do all it takes so Israel emerges unscathed from this shameful decision,” Netanyahu said.
The resolution, which condemned Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, sparked outrage in Israel and led to a new low in relations between Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama.
Israel has accused Obama – who broke with longstanding policy toward its close ally – of colluding with the Palestinians against the Jewish state.
“We feel betrayed, extremely frustrated. We are angry. This is not how you treat friends,” said Cabinet minister Yuval Steinitz
The White House refused to comment on Israel’s summoning of Ambassador Dan Shapiro, referring questions to the State Department, which did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Netanyahu also urged Likud ministers to stop criticizing Obama because he was worried the lame-duck Democrat could take further action to hurt Israel before he is replaced by Donald Trump on Jan. 20, The Jerusalem Post reported.
But Culture Minister Miri Regev told Army Radio that Obama let the anti-settlement resolution pass because “his ego overcame his brains” and that Israel should respond by annexing all of Judea and Samaria immediately, the paper said.
“I wasn’t surprised by the actions of the Americans or the UN, because they were never our friends,” Regev said.
“I knew Obama was looking to take sweet revenge against Israel and Netanyahu. Since he was elected in 2009, he was hostile to settlements and Netanyahu. He revealed his true face with an anti-Israel decision but Netanyahu and Israel will defeat him.”
Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi, who is the most moderate Likud minister, told reporters that Israel felt betrayed by Obama.
“Thankfully, in 25 more days, the administration responsible for this horrible decision will be forced off the stage,” Hanegbi said. “I believe the next administration will clean this decision that stained the Obama administration. Obama surrendered to the Iranians, abandoned the Syrians, and stuck a knife in the backs of the Israelis.”