The news media and many Americans appear shocked at the United States’ vote betraying its closest ally Israel. But anyone who followed President Obama’s — and his former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s — relationship with anti-Israelis such as Bill Ayers, Jodie Evans, Sid Blumenthal and others shouldn’t be surprised at all.
The U.N. Security Council voted and passed on Friday a resolution condemning Israel and urging the Jewish State to cease adding Jewish settlements in “occupied” Palestinian land in an unexpected vote from which the U.S. abstained.
Many lawmakers in both parties in both houses of the U.S. Congress slammed President Barack Obama for his U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power “betrayal” of Israel. When she announced the Obama administration was abstaining from the Security Council vote against Israel, there were cheers heard throughout the chamber of the New York City headquarters. Since the U.S. abstained, it allowed the resolution to pass.
While the United States’ news media focus their stories on Palestinian territory in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the true sticking point is the Palestinian claim to ownership of East Jerusalem.
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