The relationship between Israel and the United States took a major nose dive last week. The media was abuzz over the controversy surrounding the resolution of the United Nations that takes away sovereign land of Israel’s in Jerusalem and the West Bank. President Obama’s United Nations ambassador abstained from the vote and there are rumors that he orchestrated the resolution behind closed doors.
Clearly Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be happy to see President Obama leaving office in less than twenty days. Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev made a public statement showing how happy he is the outgoing President is leaving office. He interviewed on Sunday with Army Radio where he said,
“thank God that Obama is finishing his term. In Obama’s world view we have moved closer to peace, but during his term we have just gotten further from it, there have been more and more terror attacks in Berlin, Orlando and yesterday in Turkey, what does any of this have to do with the [Israeli] settlements?
It just cannot be the case that this is the way the President of the United States, who thank God is finishing his term, treats the State of Israel, as the weak link in the Middle East.”
Ministers and government officials alike have expressed their outrage and condemnation of the United States over what the American ambassador and President did. Even Donald Trump denounced the president actions with the resolution. Maintaining that under his administration the relationship between Israeli and the United States will be stronger than ever. Furthermore, condemning what President Obama did to our long time ally.
Congress is getting ready to vote to defund the United Nations because of this revolution. A bill that is being spearheaded by Senator Ted Cruz. It has support all throughout the house by Republicans. Nobody is happy with what has been done and the presidents Hail Mary’s are not going to work. His legacy is finished, its caput, its done.