During his last days in office, President Obama is doing as much as possible to advance his left-wing agenda.
Earlier in the week, Obama rammed through anti-energy actions to prevent coal and oil and natural gas development. That was only the beginning.
Obama ended the week by not vetoing a United Nations Security Council resolution that condemns Israeli settlement activity.
The resolution passed and its provisions go far beyond denouncing Israel settlements since it considers all territory obtained after the 1967 war as illegally occupied including holy sites in Jerusalem.
Writing in The Hill, Harvard Professor Alan M. Dershowitz explains:
But the text of the resolution itself goes well beyond new building in these controversial areas and applies equally to historically Jewish areas that were unlawfully taken by Jordanian military action during Israel’s War of Independence and liberated by Israel in a war started by Jordan in 1967.
The text of the Security Council Resolution says that “any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem,” have “no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law.” This means that Israel’s decision to build a plaza for prayer at the Western Wall – Judaism’s holiest site – constitutes a “flagrant violation of international law.” If it does then why did President Obama pray there and leave a note asking for peace?
Under this resolution, the access roads that opened up Hebrew University to Jewish and Arab students and the Hadassah Hospital to Jewish and Arab patients are illegal, as are all the rebuilt synagogues – destroyed by Jordan – in the ancient Jewish Quarter of the Old City.
Obama’s action was slammed by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and by President-elect Donald Trump.
Trump said, “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.”
Obama’s latest effort to backstab Isreal completes his anti-Israel legacy.