Donald Trump US/Israeli Relations

Jeff Dunetz: What a difference a year makes, UN votes Dec 2016 vs. Dec 2017…….


While the vote is good, what troubles me is the trajectory of the Democrat party, they have become the worst of the worst the US has seen since the Civil War, and do not appear to be changing its tune any time soon.


The Obama directed vote was not a surprise.  His eight years in the White House showed him to be the most anti-Israel President of the United States since the modern state of Israel was created in 1948.

What a difference with Trump: UN votes Dec 2016 vs. Dec 2017


On Tuesday, the sixth day of Chanukah, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) took a vote attempting to reverse the decision by U.S. President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and to begin the process of moving America’s embassy from Tel Aviv to the capital of the Jewish State. As expected, the President directed Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, to exercise the U.S. veto and quash the resolution.


Last year, just before the first day of Chanukah, there was a different UNSC vote. On Friday afternoon December 23, the anti-Israel team of Barack Obama and John Kerry directed UN Ambassador Samantha Power to abstain when UNSC resolution 2334 came to a vote, rather than veto the anti-Israel resolution in the UN Security Council. Since the abstention allowed the resolution to pass, the Obama action had the same effect as an anti-Israel UN Vote.


Not only did the Obama-directed action in the anti-Israel UN vote give the Palestinians a free pass to continue to avoid negotiations – it “locked” Israel into the 1948 Armistice line declaring Judea, Samaria, and East Jerusalem occupied Palestinian land. As Security Council resolutions create international law, this meant that the Jewish State’s presence in East Jerusalem, commonly known as the “Jewish Quarter,” is illegal. The absurd action ignored the fact that Jews have been living in the “Jewish Quarter” since the time of King David, except for the period of 1948-1967 when Jordan kicked out the Jews and destroyed many of the Jewish holy sites in the “Jewish Quarter.”


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