Leaked documents claim that the UN anti-settlement resolution 2334 was orchestrated by the United States. Of course, opponents of Israel will conjure up a range of attacks on the validity of these leaked documents, but there are convincing reasons that validate their premise.
In early December Former president Jimmy Carter, who is virulently anti-Semitic, called on Obama to unilaterally recognise Palestinian statehood before leaving office. Carter also criticized the building of Israeli settlements, and views Israel as an apartheid state.
UN resolution 2334 is a step toward Carter’s expressed advice to Obama. The resolution insists that Jewish settlements are occupied territory, and therefore they are barriers to peace; the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem is included. Obama’s refusal to veto that resolution was a direct assault on Israel, a parting kick. It also represents Obama’s support for Israel’s jihadist enemies.
Obama’s move was a stark breakaway from the policy of any past US administration. Resolution 2334 in effect dissolves the land-for-peace resolution 242, which recognized changes to the 1967 lines following the Six-Day War, when Israel’s existence was again threatened by surrounding jihadist Islamic states.
In May 2011, during a speech on the Middle East, Obama said that “the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps.” His latest betrayal to Israel could well be a step toward forcing Israel to accept Palestinian statehood. Israel is now left vulnerable to false criminal charges, brought against it by its worst enemies — particularly Hamas, the PA, and Fatah — at the International Criminal Court.
It is difficult to reverse this resolution now that it has been passed; policy advisors are already looking at ways that Trump could possibly address it. One thought has been to defund the defunct UN. Already Israel has begun suspending diplomatic ties with countries that supported the resolution; Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., has stated that “Israel’s enemies are celebrating this resolution, that’s all you need to know.”
Trump has inherited an unprecedented mess from Obama, including the Iranian nuclear deal that has empowered this rogue state, allowing billions to flow into the world’s worst terror-funding state.
On a positive side, the American Center for Law and Justice has filed a major lawsuit against Obama’s State Department, attempting to expose its efforts to try to destroy politically Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israel remains on the front lines of the global jihad. The best hope it has is that Obama’s presidency is nearing its end.