Skip to comments.Report: Obama 'shocked' by settlement expansion
Posted on 07/10/2018 12:48:09 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
A series of maps of Judea and Samaria, focusing on the placement of Jewish communities and Israeli military facilities in the area, provoked a dramatic change in the Obama administrations policies vis-à-vis Israel, a report by The New Yorker claims.
According to the report Monday, a presentation by then-Secretary of State John Kerry to President Barack Obama in the waning days of the administration shocked the president into taking a more aggressive stance towards Israel, withholding Americas veto on a United Nations Security Council resolution critical of Israeli policies in Judea and Samaria.
The Obama administration, like its predecessors, had in the past backed a final status settlement negotiated by Israel and the Palestinian Authority and opposed unilateral actions regarding core final status issues. In this vein, the US had traditionally used its veto power on the Security Council to block resolutions directed against Israel.
In December 2016, however, the Obama administration permitted UNSC Resolution 2334 to pass a measure which demanded Israel unilaterally freeze all construction in not only Judea and Samaria, but eastern Jerusalem as well.
The decision to abandon Israel at the Security Council a significant departure from traditional US policy after the president was presented with a series of maps collected at the behest of a senior State Department official, Frank Lowenstein.
The collection of maps, assembled in 2015 by Lowenstein and updated by the State Department in 2016, was presented to Obama and key advisers by Secretary of State John Kerry during a 2016 Oval Office meeting.
Obama administration adviser Ben Rhodes claimed the president was shocked by the maps showing the division of Judea and Samaria and the scope of Jewish settlement in the area.
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Odungo shocked....translated,the juvenile is confused. He doesn’t understand his minions plans didn’t work and he can’t explain it
Is there a law forbidding him to pick up a weapon and help at the front for the Palestinians?
he’s welcome to.
Obama was shocked by a lot of things but basically he was shocked at how the world actually works than how he thought it should work according to his surrender-like policies.
I think that if any Pali would ever wear an Obama mask during their protests, they run a very high risk of being shot in the face for just wearing it.
Go fly a kite, Obambi.
ordering six dozen to send right now... :)
Obama should go too Gaza and rush the fence for Hamas.
If the fence is electrified, he can get shocked all over again.
So Jews settling is a bad thing but allowing millions of illegals to settle in the USA is okay?
Wait ‘til he sees what we make of the moon.
Are kites ok in the korny-ran?
If ever there was an appellation that fit like a glove!
Report: Obonehead should just piss off...
Obama is shocked he has a bowel movement each day...
With Valjar inside I hope.
He wasn’t shocked by all the section 8 housing going up across the country filled with Somali’s and Mexicans though.
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