Obama Administration Abstains, Defying Trump, As UN Votes To Condemn Israel Settlements

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Israel lashed out at the Obama administration  "friends don't act that way" after Ambassador Power abstained (refusing to veto) as The United Nations passed a resolution demanding Israel to stop settlement building on occupied Palestinian territory. As NYTimes notes, the administration’s decision not to veto the measure broke a longstanding American tradition of serving as Israel’s sturdiest diplomatic shield, and defied extraordinary pressure from President-elect Trump.

As The New York Times reports, the administration’s decision not to veto the measure came a day after Mr. Trump personally intervened to keep the draft measure, proposed by Egypt, from coming up for a vote on Thursday, as scheduled.

Mr. Trump’s aides said he spoke to the Israeli prime minister,Benjamin Netanyahu. Both men also spoke to the Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Egypt postponed the vote.

 

But in a show of mounting frustration, a group of other countries on the 15-member Security Council — all of them relatively powerless temporary members with rotating two-year seats — snatched the resolution away from Egypt and put it up for a vote Friday afternoon.

 

It passed 14 votes in favor, with the United States abstaining.

Ambassador Power tried to explain herself (yes that Smantha Power):

  • *POWER QUOTES REAGAN IN DEFENSE OF U.S. ABSTENTION ON UN VOTE
  • *POWER SAYS VOTE WAS NOT `STRAIGHTFORWARD' FOR U.S.
  • *POWER SAYS ISRAEL STILL TREATED DIFFERENTLY AT THE UN
  • *POWER: CAN'T CHAMPION SETTLEMENTS AND TWO-STATE SOLUTION TOO
  • *POWER: UN RESOLUTION `TOO NARROWLY FOCUSED' ON SETTLEMENTS

As yet Donald Trump has not tweeted his response, but the Israelis are not happy:

  • *ISRAEL'S STEINITZ ON U.S. VOTE: `FRIENDS DON'T ACT THAT WAY'
  • *UN VOTE NOT ANTI-SETTLEMENT, IT'S ANTI-ISRAEL: YUVAL STEINITZ
  • Manoj Rawal: U.S. HAS "ABANDONED ISRAEL," #ISRAELI MINISTER CLOSE TO #NETANYAHU SAYS AFTER UN SECURITY COUNCIL VOTE ON
  • *ISRAEL'S DANON SAYS U.S. VETO OF UN MOVE `WAS TO BE EXPECTED'
  • *ISRAEL'S DANON: `NEW ERA' WILL COME WITH TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

Paul Ryan has chimed in:

  • *RYAN SAYS U.S. REFUSAL TO VETO UN ISRAEL RESOLUTION `SHAMEFUL'

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balz's picture

I don't like Obama, but that was the correct decision. Israel can't keep stealing Palestinian land like that. It built a wall, OK, but respect it and leave Palestinians alone. It's like if Texas was building a colony in Mexico... Not normal!

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) balz Dec 23, 2016 2:57 PM

but some magical book told the jews it was okay to forcibly evict people from their land!

Eager Beaver's picture

Am I the only one wondering why the UN is passing any kind of legislation that imposes this kind of a mandate on a sovereign nation? Where do they get the authority? Personally, I give a fuck about Israel, and I'm more than sick of the Jew bullshit, but this?

JungleCat's picture

Disagree, King Tut. You join the wrong side in a war that you lose and there are consequences.

Happened to Mexico in 1848 (they lost CA, AZ and NM), will happen to others in the future.

What do you think Israel should do - hand the land back in return for a participation trophy?

Imagine how they could be screwed today with the civil war in Syria if they didn't control the Golan Heights.

panhead20's picture

Israel needs to either exterminate the Palestinian people or end the occupation/embargo of Palestine. It is inhuman to continue the misery that is Palestine today and the only way there will be peace in the Middle East.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

The ancient Magical Books subscribe to total extermination.

It's what Moses would do.  Oh, wait...

strannick's picture

Hard to care who prevails when Zios ccontend with Muzzies

J S Bach's picture

"Paul Ryan has chimed in:

*RYAN SAYS U.S. REFUSAL TO VETO UN ISRAEL RESOLUTION `SHAMEFUL'"

My God, what piece of lickspittle shit this guy is.

What would Mr. Ryan's reaction be if the Palestinians started building "settlements" on Israeli territory?

The jews must have some extra filty dirt hidden away on this obsequious creature, much like McCain and Lindthee Graham.

Il Dottore's picture
Il Dottore (not verified) J S Bach Dec 23, 2016 3:53 PM

Will somebody in this fucken website ever realize that Israeli officials have been infiltrating top USA postions in all our Governments, Banks, Media, Hollywood and even Courts since the incident of the "US Liberty" ?

Will somebody ever see that now they have so much power in this country that even have full control of the President of they USA? They were the ones behind Wikileaks, not the Russians.

Clintons/Soros/Obama wanted to solve it all of a sudden by going after the Russians once winning elections, and thus bringing WWIII.

But these Hard Core Likudists represented by Sheldon Adelson, Binyamnn Netanyahu or Rahm Emanuel will continue destroying this country and sending our military to Iran. You will see it

AMERICA FIRST, NOT ISRAEL

chunga's picture

There are many, many people who realize that, myself included.

philipat's picture

This will possibly go down as the ONLY good decision that Obozo ever made? Under International Law and several UN Resolutions, Israel is the conservator of the "occupied territories" and should maintain them not build on them. The only way to peace in the ME is a two state solution in which Palestinian land is returned in the same amount (not necessarily the same land but the same amount of land agreed under mediated negotiations) as at the 1967 Borders. What Israel has been doing, with the full support of the US and the disinterest of the UN amounts to nothing more than a land grab. So good for Obozo, this is a decision based on real liberalism and progressive principles for once but, of course, in this instance this is not how the fake news MSM will spin this, given their ownership and the oreintation of the jewish establishment.

ZD1's picture

Will somebody in this fucken website ever realize that Muslim Brotherhood thugs have been infiltrating top USA postions in all our Governments, Banks, Media, Hollywood and even Courts under the Ohomo regime???

AMERICA FIRST, NOT MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD!

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/30/capt-joseph-john-musl...

fbazzrea's picture

Not Muslim Brotherhood. Not Zionist Jews. Not Black Lives Matter. Not KKK. Not Chinese. Not Russians. Time for...

AMERICA FIRST.

I don't think DJT is aligning on the wrong side of this issue. I read somewhere he maintains bilateral negotiations between Israel and Palestine will most expediently resolve the matter and the UN injecting themselves into the equation would only complicate the process. If that's so, we're in agreement.

On the other hand, the USA should not blindly align with Israel without demanding real progress to end the misery of the peoples inhabiting the Gaza Strip. It is wrongheaded. Everyone is a loser. Except... MIC, et al.

Perhaps Trump and Putin can host key players in a come-to-Jesus closed-door session to end this matter once and for all. The world can no longer afford to waste vital resources on non-critical issues. The planet is moving into high volatility. Humans must come together for survival. Wars no more.

Just sayin...

ZD1's picture

Wars no more?

Yeah, let's all hold hands and sing kumbaya.

Muslim thugs will laugh at you naive feminized Eurocucks as they steal your land and rape women.

just sayin...

fbazzrea's picture

1) does it hurt to encourage transcending tribal wars? nothing won by force cannot be won by diplomacy. defense is one thing. war another. imo. the US practices war around the world. in the name of freedom. wars no more.

2) i'm a red-blooded American woman. 

3) no Muslim thug going to be raping me. or steal my land.

just sayin...

brianshell's picture

and right under the noses of the tribe?

ZD1's picture

Leftists are insane including many self hating members of the Tribe who willingly support Ohomo and his Muslim Brotherhood thugs.

lhomme's picture
lhomme (not verified) ZD1 Dec 23, 2016 6:21 PM

Converted Jews today are NOT members of the tribe. They're NOT Hebrews and have no right to be in the Middle East.

http://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2014/07/14/are-jews-the-israelit...

Eager Beaver's picture

You mean the U.S.S. Liberty, and it's been going on for much longer than that my friend, much longer.

Future Jim's picture

What I don't get is how Jewish people can worship both Obama and Israel. It seems like cognitive dissonance.

caconhma's picture

JFK was adamantly against Israel getting nuclear weapons.

JFK also was against FED printing the US$.

Put it together and you know why JFK was publicly executed in Dallas, TX. Shortly after, the JFK's executive order regarding to FED was cancelled and Israel also got its nukes from France with a US approval. Just forget shitty stories about mafia and anti-Castro Cubans.

It is that simple.

Squid Viscous's picture

could be blackmail

but more likely just hard to get off the AIPAC gravy train,

when you just have to whore yourself a few times a year, like today

Pegasus Muse's picture

Paul Ryan – just another frigg'n weasel-ass zionazi-ass-kissing politician.  What is shameful is Washington’s political class continues to defend and protect a vehemently racist government that actively subjugates the rightful owners of the land to apartheid. There is a special place in hell for these genocidal scum and their political supporters in the US and abroad. 

ZD1's picture

So says the castrated muzzie sucking Eurocuck that has no problem with the muzzie hordes invading Europe.

There is a special place in muzzie hell for worthless castrated Eurocucks like you.

Il Dottore's picture
Il Dottore (not verified) strannick Dec 23, 2016 3:53 PM

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Kirk2NCC1701's picture

p.s. to above re Moses. To be fair, many other war lords of the ME have been doing "extreme conquest" for millenia, including Mohammad and the Turks.

Their version stopped with little kids though.  They simply enslaved them and raised them as mercs. The women became breeding wombs for more muzzies.

The Israelites, by contrast, were more exclusive (denied others entry to their tribe / religion), as Moses and Joshua demonstrated.

It was a brutish era, and still seems to be so. Hence... arm all sides, let them fight it out, and we'll deal with he winner for "our oil under their sand".

Squid Viscous's picture

12 million jews vs. 2 billion with a B muzzies

these ziokikes need a host like a remora needs a tiger shark...

and the dipshits in bible belt/flyover land don't get it and never will

johnnycanuck's picture

Hitler advocated a very similar approach in Mein Kampf. You should read it sometime.

decon's picture

Actually we purchased the Southern AZ and NM land for about 10 M.

Rhett72's picture

A civil war in Syria that Israel has openly backed.  Don't worry, since you believe in a winner takes all policy, I am sure you will encourage Zionists to evacuate when Israel finally collapses under its own demographic pressures and social contradictions.  The Palestinians have always had one thing on their side -- TIME.

shimmy's picture

You care or you don't? Saying you give a fuck means you do care. 

Why is it so hard for so many humans to grasp that? The whole "I could care less" jazz they say.

I do agree that the UN shit is silly and I don't give a fuck about Israel.

JungleCat's picture

Unscientific poll. Tell me if you prefer.....

+ A thin-skinned president like Trump

+ A thick-headed president like Obama

Them your only choices. Please vote.

ZD1's picture

Bullshit poll

Not only is Ohomo a thick headed Marxist Muslim Brotherhood stooge, but he's a thin-skinned prick as well.

JungleCat's picture

You are correct, but I wanted to keep it simple.

Please take my bullshit poll anyway.

Squid Viscous's picture

Junglecat, can i write in: find another site you Zio cocksucker?

JungleCat's picture

Presumably, you then think we should give CA and AZ back to Mexico, you burrito-banging Obozo-loving SJW. Because, objectively speaking, what president Polk did in that matter WAS a land grab.....and just because poor Mexico lost the war doesn't mean that they should've lost that land.

Chinggis Khan would have killed you at "hello".

Squid Viscous's picture

umm. Polk? wtf? double up on your medz, zio ghoul.

and call me in the a.m. I'll be right over to fix you with a nice hammer,

jmack's picture

Mexico is colonizing Texas right now, you clueless fuck.

subversion's picture

The jews only obey the Babylonian Talmud.....every other book does not matter to them.

Also they aren't the descendants of Israel, but a people who adopted their religion yet refuse to follow it. They do not "deserve" that land. It is one of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated on the world.

mkkby's picture

Just relocate the Palestinians and be done with it already.  Since their arab *brothers* love them so much, they should donate some land in all that marvelous desert. 

Egypt should naturally lead the way since they are endorsing these votes.

Rhett72's picture

Guess you don't believe in property rights.  When a foreign group invades your homeland from across the world with stated intention to expel you and steal your home, you would probably surrender and say "take it all buddy, my rights don't matter."

1835jackson's picture

Careful what you say. And FYI the Jews did own all the land there before the Palestinians got there. 

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Before they were Palestinians, they were Canaanites.

Canaanites owned the land, before Moses and Joshua came along, claiming that some ancient Captain Kirk (magical guy in the sky, with a happy trigger finger) ALLEGEDLY told them to "Just Take It!"

Crush the cube's picture

The jews are the original cain in ites, just look at the genealogies listed in Genesis of the two branches, it's the same names in the same order for cripes sake, and no one has a clue.  Pulled a slick one there, put the truth right in our faces, than teach lies about it.  Abel never had a branch, he was dead, and we know who Seth is, he's Cain's real spiritual daddy, Set.

  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set_(deity)

Rhett72's picture

Most Ashkenazi Jews that founded and dominate Israel are descendants of European converts with no ancestral link to the Middle East.  The Palestinians are the indigenous population that has always lived there and has taken many religious identities over time, including Jewish during the biblical era.  The Palestinians are thus descended from the Israliets of the Bible, not the European Ashkenazi.  Read Israeli scholar Shlomo Sand in "The Invention of the Jewish People."

ejmoosa's picture

And what is the deterrent for war if you start one, lose, and then the world demands you get the land back you lost in that effort?

 

 

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) ejmoosa Dec 23, 2016 3:03 PM

Are you remotely aware of what happened in Palestine post-1945? The ethnic cleansing, King David Hotel bombing,  Irgun,  the Stern Gang, nighttime massacres in Palestinian towns, etc? It's quite the sordid tale.