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-Obama Signals He’s Ready to Throw Israel Under the Bus?

by Dr. D ~ February 17th, 2011

*UPDATE Below:

UN Security Council Chamber in New York.

                     (UN Security Council via Wikipedia)

Has the Obama administration just signaled Arab nations in the Middle East that they are ready to throw Israel under the bus? That is the way this story is being received:

The U.S. informed Arab governments Tuesday 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. …

The United States has, however, been isolated in the 15-nation council. Virtually all 14 other member states are prepared to support the Palestinian resolution, according to council diplomats. A U.N. Security Council resolution generally carries greater political and legal force than a statement from the council’s president.

The U.S. concession comes as the Middle East is facing a massive wave of popular demonstrations that have brought down the leaders of Tunisia and Egypt and are posing a challenge to governments in Algeria, Bahrain, and Iran.

Response: The timing of this could not be worse. It remains to be seen how this will be played out. Hopefully the US will end up vetoing the resolution instead. Nevertheless, the Obama administration has gone out of its way to criticize Israel and support a censure at a time when the entire Middle East is unstable and up in the air. 

Right now Israel is completely alone and surrounded by enemies who are clamoring for war. Now there are factions in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria along with the Palestinians, Hamas, and Hezbollah that are calling for and/or preparing for an ultimate attack on Israel.  Add to that Iran who is supporting many of these groups and now even Turkey which had been a friend of Israel for 60 years but no longer.

Many of these groups are wondering what kind of support the Obama Administration would really give to Israel in the midst of a conflict. This sends a signal that may encourage the enemies of Israel in ways that the inept administration may not fully appreciate or intend.

Also it should be pointed out that the most controversial of the ‘Jewish settlements’ in question are actually in Jerusalem their capitol. Land which the Israelis have no intention of ever negotiating away regardless of all of the pressure the Obama administration puts them through.

UPDATE: The US did veto the resolution after all. The Security Council vote was 14 countries in favor of the resolution and one country, the United States, opposed. Meanwhile Sec. Clinton still maintains that the Israeli settlements are "illegitimate". The Israelis respond it is not "illegitimate" its their capitol after all.                 *Top

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