Skip to comments.US angry with Israel's 'neutrality' over Ukrainian crisis
Posted on 04/13/2014 5:31:52 PM PDT by SkyPilot
US officials expressed anger over Israel's policy of "non-interference" with the Russian annexation of the Crimea; Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported.
A US official told the paper that the White House was disappointed with Israel's absence from the UN General Assembly meeting two weeks ago to vote on condemning Russia's military invasion of the Crimea and call to maintain Ukraine's territorial integrity.
"We have been consulting closely on Ukraine not only with our partners and allies around the world. Obviously we are looking to the entire international community to condemn Russia's actions and to support Ukraine, so we were surprised to see that Israel did not join the large majority of countries that voted to support Ukraine's territorial integrity at the United Nations. Israel's justification that it did not attend the meeting due to the Foreign Ministry strike is unacceptable" said the senior US official.
The US official said that Washington is particularly angry with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's failure to publically support the US position on the crisis.
According to Haaretz the US is especially disappointed with FM Lieberman who equated Israel's relations with the United States to its relations with Russia. Lieberman is reported to have told Channel 9 that Israel has "good and trusting relations with the Americans and the Russians, and our experience has been very positive with both sides". The official said "I do not understand this point of view, which calls for Israel to be dragged into this quagmire".
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The US does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Israel understands the Russians are now in the same non-recognition boat with the West.
Most of the countries of the world did not take a position. Why single Israel out?
F the US.
Russia has many hostages.
We don’t dis Israel...our subversive White house does with the leadership of Satan.
oops, sorry—by “we,” I meant the U.S. State Department and the rest of the Administration.
Get over it. The US disses Israel every chance it gets.
Because the administration of the USA does not represent the citizens of the USA.
Enough said !
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And what does the U.S. now propose?
Hopeless and helpless before the Russians; first convincing the Ukranians to give up their military and seek peace with the Russians, only to abandon them to feeble “sanctions,”
Obama and Kerry are hopeless and helpless disasters, reaching back 6 years to the removal of NATO defenses from Poland. Reaching back 6 years to a policy of “we can get along.” Reaching back 3 years to assuring Putin, via Medvedev that “once I am re-elected I can help.”
They can’t solve it now because they have given up so much in the past. Not a penny’s worth of leverage. And here is Sec. Def. Hagel cutting the muscle out of the U.S. Military.
What a bunch of weenies.
Israel is on its own and they know it. They owe the US NOTHING. They hate Obama and he hates them.
For our Executive Branch to now whine about Israel not supporting us in the UN is beyond pitiful. It is the weakest form of idiocy that I have ever witnessed.
That's really disturbing.
Why is it Israel’s concern?
Ukrainians weren’t exactly very kind to Jews during the war.
Would you say the same if the US does not support Israel in the UN and Netanyahu "whines" about it?
“Why is it Israels concern? Ukrainians werent exactly very kind to Jews during the war.”
I’d bet that history has a LOT to do with it.
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