Israel's US envoy says there is evidence that Obama drove UN vote

 

 

Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer. Credit: Senator Chris Coons via Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Anger in Israel over the United Nations Security Council's anti-settlement resolution grew stronger after Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer claimed Monday that the Obama administration pushed through the resolution's passage at a capacity beyond abstaining from the vote.

"We have evidence for that," Dermer said in a CNN interview, referring to the Obama administration's role in driving Resolution 2334. "We will present that evidence to the new administration in the appropriate channels, and then they can decide whether they want to release it to the public."

Dermer went on to say that President Barack Obama "gave the Palestinians exactly what they wanted: He gave them the ammunition for a political, diplomatic and legal war against Israel, by not vetoing [the resolution]."

While U.S.-Israel disagreement over Israeli settlements is not a new development, Dermer stressed that Obama brought "the disagreement between our two governments…to the Security Council, something that has not happened in 36 years, since the days of [President] Jimmy Carter."

Posted on December 27, 2016 .