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December 27, 2016 12:37 pm

Israeli Ambassador Dermer: Top Obama National Security Adviser Rhodes, Who Denied US Behind Anti-Settlement UN Resolution, an ‘Expert at Fiction’

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Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer. Photo: Screenshot.

Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer. Photo: Screenshot.

A top national security adviser to outgoing US President Barack Obama is an “expert at fiction,” the Jewish state’s DC envoy declared in an MSNBC interview on Monday.

Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer was referring to Ben Rhodes, who has denied Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that the Obama administration orchestrated the passage of an anti-settlement UN Security Council resolution on Friday.

After reiterating that charge, Dermer told MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson, “When the prime minister of Israel makes such an allegation, that is backed up by 100% evidence. You can take that to the bank.”

In a New York Times Magazine profile published in May, Rhodes — Obama’s deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, who holds a M.F.A. in creative writing — admitted to creating a media “echo chamber” to promote the Iran nuclear deal. Reporters were “saying things that validated what he had given them to say,” he revealed.

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Earlier on Monday, as reported by The Algemeiner, Dermer told CNN’s Don Lemon that Israel had “clear evidence” the Obama administration was behind the resolution, which passed by a 14-0 margin, with the US abstaining.

“We will present that evidence to the new [Trump] administration through the appropriate channels,” Dermer said. “And if they want to share it with the American people, they’re welcome to.”

Talking about what transpired on Friday, Dermer stated, “It’s an old story that the United Nations gangs up against Israel. What is new is that the United States did not stand up and oppose that gang-up. And what is outrageous is that the United States was actually behind that gang-up.”

“I think it was a very sad day and really a shameful chapter in US-Israel relations,” Dermer went on to say. “We are deeply disappointed by this decision that was made [by the Obama administration].”

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