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January 11, 2017 3:03 pm

Netanyahu to Visiting American-Jewish Lobbyists: Israel has ‘Unequivocal’ Evidence Obama Administration Was Behind Anti-Settlement UN Resolution

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Screenshot.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Screenshot.

The Jewish state has “unequivocal” evidence that the outgoing Obama administration was behind the anti-settlement resolution approved by the UN Security Council last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

“There is no question whatsoever about that,” he told a group of visiting American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) officials in Jerusalem.

Furthermore, Netanyahu rejected the claim that the resolution broke no new ground, saying that it in fact represented a “major break” with past US policy.

“We are concerned there may be a repetition of this [at the UN before President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated next week]… We’re doing our best [and] we hope that you’ll do your best to exert the influence that it doesn’t happen, because it pushes peace further away because it’s unfair.”

In a video published three days ago, ex-Israeli Foreign Minister Director General Dore Gold cautioned that the international diplomatic conference set to be held in Paris this coming Sunday and attended by US Secretary of State John Kerry could lead to further anti-Israel action at the UN Security Council next week.

Watch Netanyahu’s statement below:

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  • Joseph Feld

    To avoid another anti-Israel UNSC resolution President-elect Trump should ask UK PM Theresa May to use the UK veto on behalf of Mr Trump and the American electorate. The USA has a genuine partner in the UK and Mrs May has forthrightly rejected Secretary Kerry’s anti-Israel speech. 2017 is ‘Balfour 100’ or the centenary of the Balfour Declaration that led to the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine. After being ruled by the Ottoman Turkish Empire from 1517 to 1917, the League of Nations voted unanimously to restore the ancient indigenous Jewish national home in Palestine aka known to the Arabs as South Syria. From the start the USA and UK have been Israel’s closest allies, with President Woodrow Wilson and Congress unanimously endorsing the Mandate, although the USA did not join the League of Nations.

  • Abelardy

    Yeah, Obama stabbed Israel in the back. Obama tried to turn the world against Israel at the UN, just like in the movie Mean Girls.

  • Ted Crawford

    The Devil never, ever plays fair.

  • Lin Olson

    Obama and Kerry a bunch of liars. Build Israel BUILD!

  • Reb_Yaakov

    If he has such evidence, why doesn’t he come out with it?