Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Famed lawyer and liberal icon Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, is blasting Barack Obama as an “appalling president” for stabbing Israel in the back, with his decision to allow the U.S. to abstain from, and essentially support, a U.N. resolution last week. In an interview with Fox News, Dershowitz said: “What he (Obama) did was so nasty. He pulled a bait-and-switch. He said to the American public: This is all about the settlements deep in the West Bank. And yet he allowed his representative to the U.N. abstain, which is really [support] for, a resolution that says the Jews can’t pray at the Western Wall, Jewish … students can’t go to Hebrew University, Jewish and Arab patients can’t go to Hadassah hospital, Jews can’t live in the Jewish Quarter, where they’ve lived for thousands of years, and he’s going to say, ‘Whoops, I didn’t mean that.’ “Well, read the resolution!” he said. “You’re a lawyer!” 

On Friday, Obama had his U.N. representative abstain from a vote on a resolution that demands Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.” t also calls for the Jewish state to be restricted to the borders it had before the 1967 war, when it was attacked by its Arab neighbors. Critics said it effectively strips Israel of any bargaining power in any future peace negotiations by forcing the state to forfeit its biggest bargaining chip. The resolution was approved 14 to 0, with the United States abstaining. To pass, a U.N. resolution requires approval by 9 out of 15 members of the Security Council, and no vetoes by any of the five permanent members, including the U.S. Since the U.S. didn’t veto the plan, the Obama administration effectively endorsed it. Dershowitz said he had met with Obama at one point, and Obama had assured him that he would always have Israel’s back. “I didn’t realize what [Obama] meant is that he would have their back to stab them,” Dershowitz said. He explained a Middle East peace now will be much harder to achieve because Arab interests will believe they have to make no accommodations, that the international processes such as those at the U.N. will give them a nation on their own terms. The result? Obama will be considered “one of the worst foreign policy presidents ever,” he said. He described Obama as an “appalling, appalling president.” 

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