The Tundra Tabloids was right. Abbas did in fact call Obama’s bluff, and force the administration to veto his resolution, and look what he managed to pull from it, a statement that further goes to empower Israel’s enemies. Hillary: “The settlements are illegitimate”.
This is why elections have consequences. This is what you get when you allow a Democrat into the White House and the party to take full control of both houses of Congress, not only do they manage to completely screw up the country’s financial and economic situation, with the help from a handful of Republican RINOS, they also do a full frontal attack on their allies abroad, in this case, Israel.
Hillary Clinton is an idiot, and a miserable Secretary of State, who not only takes her marching orders from an even more radical ideologue than herself, Barack Obama, but she has also drinks from the same cool-aid bowl at the State Department, a notoriously anti-Israel institution.
What the Obama administration has done is to hand the enemies of Israel another battering ram to be used against them in the demonization process of the Jewish state. That will be both Obama’s and the Clintons’ legacy.
I hope that every Jew and Christian who say that they are a supporter of Israel, and who refused to listen to the warnings from blogs like the TT about Obama, and that he will not be good for Israel, and yet voted for this shmuck anyways becuase they think, party first, are really happy with themselves now. Screw the Democ-rats. KGS
UPDATE: The TT agrees fully with Yid With Lid’s commentary on the Obama admin.’ handling of the situation.
Here’s NYPost editorial that underlines the foolishness and stupidity of the ”Obama Line”.
Hillary Clinton: Israeli Settlements ‘Illegitimate’
ABCNews: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Israeli settlements “illegitimate” shortly before the United States vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning continued Israeli settlement expansion as illegal.
In an exclusive interview with “This Week” anchor Christiane Amanpour taped on Friday afternoon, Clinton said, “I think it is absolutely clear to say, number one, that it’s been American policy for many years that settlements were illegitimate and it is the continuing goal and highest priority of the Obama administration to keep working toward a two-state solution with both Israelis and Palestinians.”
The U.N. resolution failed as a result of the United States’ veto. The Security Council vote was 14 countries in favor of the resolution and one country, the United States, opposed. Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said that the resolution risked harming the peace process.
“It is the Israelis’ and Palestinians’ conflict, and even the best-intentioned outsiders cannot resolve it for them,” Rice said after the vote at U.N. headquarters in New York City. “Therefore, every potential action must be measured against one overriding standard: Will it move the parties closer to negotiations and an agreement?
“Unfortunately,” she added, “this draft resolution risks hardening the positions of both sides. It could encourage the parties to stay out of negotiations and, if and when they did resume, to return to the Security Council whenever they reach an impasse.”