As Barack Obama closes out the final days of his presidency, it seems he is doing everything he can to destroy America’s relationship with our greatest ally and the only democracy in the Middle East, Israel. Not only did Samantha Power, under Obama’s direction, abstain from voting on an anti-Israel U.N. resolution instead of vetoing it, Obama’s secretary of state, John Kerry, delivered a speech to the State Department on Wednesday attacking Israel and instructing them that they can either be Jewish or Democratic, but not both.
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, is not one to refrain from sharing his thoughts and he did just that in a powerful way via social media and his own speech delivered in response to Kerry’s angry lashing out at Israel.
On Facebook, Netanyahu posted a picture of Obama as a presidential candidate in 2008 at the Western Wall, wearing a yarmulke, and a reminder that in 2016, the U.N. called the Western Wall “occupied Palestinian territory.”
In addition, in the speech that Netanyahu delivered in response to Kerry’s speech and Obama’s actions, Netanyahu used Obama’s own words against him to call him out for his politically expedient hypocrisy regarding the anti-Israel U.N. resolution.
“Here’s what President Obama himself said at the UN in 2011. He said, ‘Peace is hard work. Peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the United Nations. If it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now.'”
These well-deserved swipes at Obama come after Netanyahu thanked Trump for his friendship and for his clear-cut support of Israel in a response to a tweet by President-elect Trump.
not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) December 28, 2016
It will be nice to have a president in the Oval Office who respects our allies rather than side with our enemies.