Taking to their Twitter accounts, President-elect Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vented their warnings to President Barack Obama and the United Nations (U.N.) to stop their pro-Palestinian policies that empower the terrorist-run occupiers of Israel’s West Bank and Gaza Strip to continue their attacks on the Jewish State.
The day before the U.N. Security Council issued its Friday resolution to condemn Israel for building settlements in the Palestinian-occupied territory of the West Bank, Netanyahu boldly proclaimed on his Twitter account that the so-called global peacekeeper’s pro-Palestinian policy should be utterly rejected in the form of a veto.
Trump has Netanyahu’s back
The prime minister’s tweet calling for Obama and other global leaders to veto the U.N.’s decision condemning Israeli housing construction was quickly reverberated by Trump, who is looking forward to rekindling the longstanding Israeli-American alliance that went cold during the Obama administration.
Needless to say, the incoming president’s advice via Twitter was ignored by the current commander-in-chief, who consistently makes it a habit to adopt the U.N.’s continued anti-Israel policy.
“The resolution being considered at the United Nations Security Council regarding Israel should be vetoed …” Trump tweeted on Thursday in a last-minute attempt to persuade Obama to abort his pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel foreign policy.
However, shortly afterward, Obama refused to veto the resolution condemning Israel.
Egypt, a member nation of the U.N., drafted the resolution to serve as an immediate halt to Israel’s construction of settlements in the West Bank and Palestinian territory in East Jerusalem. Both Netanyahu and Trump tweeted on Thursday to push for a veto, but the resolution was rescinded for vote by Egypt that day … and postponed until Friday.
Trump also took to Facebook before the anti-Israel resolution was made final on Friday, making his point clear about the importance of the United States standing behind Israel – a message that was later shunned by Obama.
“As the United States has long maintained, peace between the Israelis and Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations,” Trump expressed to millions of his social media friends. “This puts Israel in a very poor negotiating position and is extremely unfair to all Israelis.”
Despite the pleas of Trump and Netanyahu, many conservatives feared that Obama would not part from the past disdain he had expressed for Israel’s construction of settlements.
It was reported by TheBlaze that the president had previously indicated that before ending his second term in office, he had no intentions of revisiting any discussions pertaining to the stalled Israeli-Palestinian discussion – meaning that he would remain pro-Palestinian in his stance up through his final day.
According to the Times of Israel, Israel was given a glimmering ray of hope when Egypt withdrew the resolution for consideration Thursday night, as Israeli’s ambassador to the U.N., Danny Danon announced at that time that he was continuing his diplomatic efforts to make sure the U.N. Security Council’s “disgraceful resolution” would not pass. However, after the foreign ministers of the Arab League member states decided how to proceed once the postponement ended, the doomed fate of the new Israeli housing was sealed – apparently to Obama’s satisfaction.
Anti-Israel days coming to an end
In the end, Obama’s allegiance to the Palestinian’s cause and his defiance to Netanyahu proved true, as he has also contended in the past that the Israeli capital of Jerusalem should be divided between the Palestinians and Israelis. Netanyahu’s plea to Obama earlier in his second term – to not go ahead with the Iran Deal that lifted sanctions on the Islamic Republic enabling it to continue financing its rogue nuclear program to amass a deadly arsenal – was also ultimately rejected.
Condemning the U.N.’s resolution against Israel and disagreeing with Obama’s refusal to veto it, Trump vowed that he would work to ensure that America will protect Israel’s interests in the Middle East and ensure its safety when it comes to the Palestinians and its surrounding Islamic enemies that are working toward the ultimate destruction of the Jewish State.