December 31, 2016
In reaction to the United States not vetoing the United Nations resolution condmening the Israeli “settlements” in East Jerusalem and which describes Israel’s actions as a “flagrant violation under international law,” the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) criticized President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power for enabling “the passage of an extraordinary, racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Israel” resolution that is “filled with falsehoods.”
The ZOA further said that Obama and Power “have anti-Semitic hatred for Israel and the Jewish people,” and called upon Congress to end the $600 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority and to “cut U.S. funding to the U.N.”
“We are outraged – but not surprised – that President Barack Hussein Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power enabled the passage of an extraordinary, racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Israel UN Security Counsel resolution this afternoon,” said ZOA President Morton A. Klein in a Dec. 23 press release. “Also, the Resolution was filled with falsehoods and distortions.”
“Obama and Kerry’s phony claim that they allowed this Resolution because Jews living in Judea/Samaria eastern Jerusalem would prevent a Palestinian State is a canard,” said Klein. “The fact is that almost all Jews living in these very small areas are areas that would never be given away or prevent a State.”
“The reason there’s no Palestinian State is the Arabs’ rejection of a State in 2000, 2001, 2007 in virtually all of Judea/Samaria and parts of Jerusalem,” said the ZOA.
Klein continued, “The resolution supports ethnic cleansing of the 750,000 Jewish people from the lawful Jewish homeland in Judea/Samaria and eastern Jerusalem – the site of the Jewish people’s holiest places such as the Temple Mount, Western Wall, Mount of Olives Cemetery, the Jewish Quarter, for discrimination against Jews living in their Jewish homelands, and demands Israel’s withdrawal to the indefensible 1949 Armistice lines – lines that have absolutely no legal standing and would enable Arab terrorists to lob rockets into and endanger the entire Jewish State.”
The resolution also supports and rewards the Palestinian Authority, said Klein, which reportedly supports terrorism against Jews and teaches Palestinian children to hate and to attack Jews.
Given the U.N. resolution against Israel, the ZOA said Congress and President-elect Donald Trump should stop the “$600 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority and to cut U.S. funding to the U.N.”
Because Obama and Power enabled the U.N. resolution to pass — by not stepping in as a Permanent Member and vetoing it — they clearly “have anti-Semitic hatred for Israel and the Jewish People,” said Klein. “ZOA predicted eight years ago that ‘Obama will be the worst president for Israel ever.'”
Pushing the Iran nucelar deal, which “paves Iran’s way to a nuclear bomb,” was not enough for Obama, added Klein. “Obama was not satisfied with giving Iran the means to destroy Israel; Obama’s anti-Semitism runs so deep that he also apparently needed to drive one more knife into Israel’s back.”