Obama’s deliberate betrayal of Israel at the UN just before he left office has emboldened Israel’s enemies with a new determination to harm the Jewish state and, if possible, the USA.
The UN, and the International Criminal Court, both seek any possible opening to embarrass, threaten, and harass the State of Israel, the only democracy in the entire Middle East. If the ICC can manage to control Israel, it will be able to control ANY nation including the United States.
The US Congress is now considering a new bill called the Safeguard Israel Act, which will cut off US taxpayer funding for the UN ($620 million per year plus $2 billion for “peacekeeping”) until the UN repeals the outrageous anti-Israel resolution which Obama allowed to be approved. Congress is also working to renew sanctions against Iran and undo the disastrous nuclear deal Obama made with Iran, a deal which endangers Israel directly and the US as well.
Here are some details which you need to know:
Obama deliberately betrayed Israel at the UN in his final days in office, allowing passage of the viciously anti-Israel UN Security Council Resolution 2334. This move by Obama was an act of utter cowardice, abandoning our longstanding policy of supporting our important ally at the United Nations. Joining this attempt to delegitimize Israel at the UN was something no other US president had ever considered doing. This resolution at the UN calls Jewish settlements and Jerusalem itself “occupied territory” and attempts to cripple Israel’s sovereignty, weaken its borders, leave it susceptible to false criminal charges at the International Criminal Court, and strengthen the pernicious BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) which seeks to not just undermine but absolutely destroy the Jewish State.
Among other things, this resolution attempts to provide legal diplomatic cover for genocidal aggression incited by radical anti-Israel groups like Hamas and Fatah.
This betrayal at the UN emboldens the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) and other enemies of Israel to bring charges against Israel at the ICC. If we allow the ICC to gain jurisdiction where it now has none, America’s own sovereignty will be at risk, as well as that of all other independent UN member nations.
Emboldened by Obama’s stupid and disastrous nuclear deal with Iran, that nation is now testing ballistic missiles — which in itself is a violation of the nuclear deal. The Iran nuclear deal was born of US (and Obama’s) weakness; Secretary of State John Kerry begged Iran’s ayatollahs almost daily to come to the table with an agreement in just about any form. During the negotiations, Kerry caved in to virtually all Iranian demands. As the deal was finally agreed upon, US citizens who had been held hostage in Iranian prisons for years were made to wait in a plane sitting on the tarmac in Tehran until Obama finally flew in a planeload of hundreds of millions in cash for the ayatollahs.
NORM ‘n’ AL Note: We watched Obama for eight years try to construct some sort of meaningful foreign policy, but all he could ever do was re-emphasize over and over to the rest of the world that he had no leadership ability and no backbone. Obama made the US a laughing-stock among the countries of the world. With Obama in the White House, our enemies no longer feared us and our allies no longer respected us.
[The post above was taken from a recent communication to us from the American Center for Law and Justice.]
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NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis