Skip to comments.Fear of Defending Israel
Posted on 02/16/2011 6:26:57 PM PST by Nachum
It's a familiar ritual: Israel-haters at the UN push a resolution attacking the Jewish State, the US uses it's veto. But the Obama administration really seems to hate the idea of sticking up for Israel:
The U.S. informed Arab governments Friday 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...
Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, outlined the new U.S. offer in a closed door meeting on Tuesday with the Arab Group, a bloc of Arab countries from North Africa and the Middle East. In exchange for scuttling the Palestinian resolution, the United States would support the council statement, consider supporting a U.N. Security Council visit to the Middle East, the first since 1979, and commit to supporting strong language criticizing Israel's settlement policies in a future statement by the Middle East Quartet.
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That can be shortened, to: Obama hates Israel. Period.