Israeli leaders are cutting off working relations with 12 nations that voted in favor of Friday’s United Nations (U.N.) resolution that declared Israel’s new construction of settlements in its West Bank illegal – a vote that President Barack Obama refused to veto.
As a direct result of the anti-Israel resolution that passed with an unanimous 14–0 vote, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Israel’s foreign ministry to put a temporary restriction on all working relationships with the embassies of the 12 members of the U.N. Security Council who cast their vote in support of last week’s resolution, according to a disclosure from two senior Israeli officials to CNN.
Business relations with the countries of the dozen embassies that favored the U.N. resolution will be suspended immediately.
The list of the nations given by the Israeli officials includes: France, Spain, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, Japan, Egypt, New Zealand, the Ukraine, Senegal, Uruguay and Angola.
In addition, Townhall reports that Netanhayu is now refusing to meet with the foreign ministers representing the 12 nations, and Israeli officials announced that the ambassadors from those counties will not be received at Israel’s foreign ministry.
It is argued that the U.N. has consistently made it a priority to concentrate its efforts to devise and pass anti-Israel resolutions – while putting its attention to end the deadly conflicts taking place around Israel on the side burner.
“The UN has been unable to bring about a peaceful end to the Syrian Civil War and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in the city of Aleppo, but they had time to push this through,” Townhall’s Matt Vespa contended.
Obama not off the hook …
Focusing on America’s continued opposition to Israel under the eight years of the Obama administration, Netanyahu’s spokesman, David Keys, insisted that Israel has “ironclad” evidence that Obama had gotten together with American officials to craft the anti-Israel resolution and work to push its passage forward.
“We have rather ironclad information from sources in both the Arab world and internationally that this was a deliberate push by the United States and, in fact, they helped create the resolution in the first place,” Keyes announced on Fox News’ America’s News HQ.
It is reported that the U.N. resolution telling Israel that it cannot build housing in its own country is nothing short of a conspiracy by Obama and his top staff.
“The accusation marks a new escalation in the Netanyahu government’s response to the U.N. Security Council vote on Friday,” Townhall reports. “The resolution passed, thanks to a U.S. abstention – a decision Netanyahu has described as a ‘shameful ambush.’”
Some of the details of Obama’s involvement in the anti-Israel campaign at the U.N. have been divulged, while other evidence of his covert dealings is still being investigated.
“The White House already has acknowledged President Obama made the decision for U.S. Ambassador Samantha Powers to abstain,” Vespa informed. “Unclear was how involved the Obama administration was in crafting and pushing the resolution itself – which initially was put forward by Egypt, and then pursued by New Zealand, Malaysia, Senegal and Venezuela.”
Despite the fact that both Republican and Democratic leaders implored Obama to make sure that Powers vetoed the U.N. resolution, he refused to do so and America ended up abstaining – according to The Hill.
The outgoing president’s resolve to not stand behind Israel is unprecedented in the eyes of many, as past U.S. presidents have made it a tradition to faithfully stand by its only ally – and the only democracy – in the extremely volatile Middle East.
“The Obama administration’s decision to let it pass represents a break from the longstanding U.S. policy of shielding Israel from U.N. reproaches,” Vespa asserted.