Of course he did, being the POS that he and his boss are…….
State Department: US discussed Israel resolution throughout the fall
Secretary of State John Kerry advised Egyptian and Palestinian diplomats on how to write a resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction that would avoid an American veto, but he did not “orchestrate” the international rebuke, according to a spokesman.
“Of course, there has been for some time in the fall, talk about this resolution or that resolution with regard to Middle East peace and the Israeli-Palestinian issue,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters. “Of course, in the course of those conversations, we’re always making clear what our parameters are, what our beliefs are, what we need to see in order to even consider a resolution. That’s part of the give and take of the U.N.”
President Obama outraged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by permitting the passage of a United Nations Security Council resolution declaring the construction of settlements in territory taken by Israel during the Six-Day War with Arab neighbors in 1967. Previous administrations also condemned the settlements, but they vetoed U.N. resolutions targeting Israel in order to avoid international entities tilting the negotiating field ahead of formal talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Obama’s team maintained that the United States, which abstained from voting on the resolution, played a passive role in the debate. “We were responding to efforts at the U.N. Security Council up until even this morning,” White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said Friday afternoon following the vote.