The stark difference in the outgoing and incoming administrations was made CRYSTAL clear today. The two parties have very different views on the UN Resolution on Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Trump was forceful.
President-elect Donald J. Trump publicly pressured President Obama on Thursday to veto a United Nations resolution critical of Israel, the newly elected leader’s most direct intervention in foreign policy during his transition to power.
Mr. Trump called on the president to use the United States’ veto in the United Nations Security Council to block the Arab-sponsored resolution, which condemned the “construction and expansion” of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The Obama administration, which vetoed a similar resolution in 2011, had withheld judgment over the latest measure.
With the United States’ position publicly in doubt, the resolution was pulled by its sponsor, Egypt, on Thursday morning, hours before the Council was scheduled to vote, and it was unclear when or even if it would be brought back up. But Mr. Trump’s forceful insertion into the matter reflected an unusual public split between incoming and departing presidents, and it highlighted the stark shift on Middle East policy ahead when the new administration takes over in a month…
…“As the United States has long maintained, peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct negotiations between the parties and not through the imposition of terms by the United Nations,” the statement said. “This puts Israel in a very poor negotiating position and is extremely unfair to all Israelis.”
Mr. Trump amplified his position by posting the statement on Facebook and Twitter as well.
His words closely echoed the positions expressed by Israeli leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has welcomed Mr. Trump’s election as a breath of fresh air after years of clashes with Mr. Obama.
Mr. Netanyahu treated the impending United Nations vote as a crisis, staying up late into the night discussing it with aides and posting on his own Twitter account, at 3:28 a.m. local time, a message urging Mr. Obama to veto what he called the “anti-Israel” resolution. He then canceled a public appearance later in the day and called a meeting of security cabinet ministers to address the matter.
Read more: New York Times
Here is the tweet:
The resolution being considered at the United Nations Security Council regarding Israel should be vetoed….cont: https://t.co/s8rXKKZNF1
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016
Ha! The resolution was withdrawn by Egypt.
Barry must be PISSED!
But we won’t know because he’s on vacation.
But we should be used to that by now.
Hey, don’t you just love this pic of Trump and Bibi?
It needs a caption though…
Oh, I’ve got it!
The United States of America And Israel: ‘STRONGER TOGETHER’
Nobody’s using that now.
And that would be sooooo awesome to rub a bit more salt in the wound.