Oren: Obama and Kerry Seek

to Make Israel Indefensible


Here are Obama and Kerry's ideas for peace between Israrel and the Palestinians:

1. Give the Palestinians everything they want up front.

2. Declare that the Palestinians' capital is in East Jerusalem.

3. Deny that the Jewish people have a connection to the Land of Israel, and especially Jerusalem.

4. Make all Jews living in East Jerusalem illegal settlers who can be hauled off to court.

5. Go "negotiate."

The ridiculous terms of U.N. Resolution 2334 lead former Israeli diplomat and current MK Michael Oren to conclude that the authors of that resolution want nothing less than the destruction of Israel.

The resolution means the Western Wall and other places sacred to Jews for 3,000 years are considered as illegally occupied. It labels 600,000 Israelis as “flagrant violators of international law.” As such, Israel could be sued in international criminal courts, boycotted, and sanctioned. The goal of the initiators of the resolution was not to achieve a better two-state solution, I believe, but to deny Israel the right to defend itself and, ultimately, the right to exist as sovereign Jewish state.

Israel has said it has proof that Obama and Kerry were behind the resolution, so Oren is essentially saying that Obama and Kerry seek to destroy Israel. It is a harsh claim, one that few have made, but look at the evidence, Oren says.

the resolution impairs the American credibility so vital to the world. By violating the longstanding U.S. policy that rejected any alternative—especially from the U.N.—to direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, the Obama administration has cast doubts on the reliability of American commitments. More disturbingly, by abstaining from voting on the resolution, in effect abandoning its only democratic Middle Eastern ally, the U.S. has called into question its dependability to its other friends. No American ally should rest easily.

And Israel won't for the next three weeks.

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