Jonah Goldberg of the National Review leads off the discussion by basically calling UN Ambassador Samantha Power a liar when she says that “Our vote today does not in any way diminish the United States’ steadfast and unparalleled commitment to the security of Israel.” He says that’s exactly what it does. He finds it most that this is to no productive end.
He says, “We’ve spent eight years listening to a lot of liberal Jewish supporters of Israel insist that Barack Obama is unparalleled in his support for Israel. And he’s going out the door flipping the middle finger to Israel for no apparent purpose. And if you listen to Ben Rhodes, you will listen in vain for a coherent answer to why they’re doing this. And I think what this does is reveal that all along the rhetoric and posturing towards Israel concealed where their emotional heart is.
They note the one thing this action has succeeded in doing is dividing even further the Democrats, with Senators Chuck Schumer, Sherrod Brown and Ron Wyden speaking out against it as well as former DNC Chair Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz condemning what she described as a one-sided anti-Israel resolution.
Charles Krauthammer says, “What happened today is that the United States joined the jackals at the UN,” citing a term of former Ambassador Moynihan. He says, “To give you an idea of how appalling this resolution is, it declares that any Jew who lives in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem, inhabited for 1,000 years, is illegal, breaking international law, essentially an outlaw.”
He believes the reason Obama has hidden his goals to this point was to protect himself politically and recently Hillary Clinton among their wealthy Jewish supporters, saying, “He hid it until there’d be no consequence and now he’s out the door and the damage is done for years. That resolution cannot be undone.
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