Skip to comments.US abstains in key Israel vote, clearing way for condemnation of settlements
Posted on 12/23/2016 12:13:28 PM PST by Kaslin
A "shameful" abstention by the U.S. in a United Nations Security Council vote Friday allowed passage of a resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank.
The resolution was put forward by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal after Egypt withdrew it Thursday under pressure from Israel and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
It was adopted with 14 votes in favor, to a round of applause, after U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power abstained. It is the first resolution the Security Council has adopted on Israel and the Palestinians in nearly eight years.
Reaction from U.S. Republicans and Jewish leaders around the world was swift and sharp.
"This is absolutely shameful," said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. "Today's vote is a blow to peace that sets a dangerous precedent for further diplomatic efforts to isolate and demonize Israel."
The Obama White House, under heavy pressure from the Israeli government and its supporters to veto the resolution, kept everyone guessing until the vote whether it would stop shielding Israel from council resolutions and permit it to pass by abstaining.
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Israel, hang on til Jan 20th, 2017...Help is coming...
[ “This is absolutely shameful,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. “Today’s vote is a blow to peace that sets a dangerous precedent for further diplomatic efforts to isolate and demonize Israel.” ]
He said, unable to properly explain his support for Obama for years....
Obama = rat bastage
Part of the Obama legacy: stab Israel in the back.
What I hope will be part of the Trump legacy: kick the UN out of the US.
Withdraw all US support for the UN. It is a demonic cartel of criminal enterprises.
As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th.
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American Jews: Enjoy your stealth muslim presidential candidate for whom 80% of you voted.
Get the UN out of the USA and the USA out of the UN.
The UN isn’t the higher power here. I hope they realize that.
Obama should swing for the crimes he has committed. This is but one more.
RIH you POS.
So since it is the UN, does it really mean anything other than symbolism?
How does it get undone?
This tiny, malignant little POTUS is in freefall to hell.
Similar to George Soros sending his race-mates to the gas chambers.
Why are so many Jews so self destructive?
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