Israel is in a renewed fight against most of the known Arab-Muslim world following a cowardly act by President Obama.
The Jewish state faced similar attacks in the past, but never without American support that counters a Middle East determined to wipe Israel off the map.
Congressional lawmakers are planning legislation condemning a recent United Nations resolution that attacks Israel. The resolution passed when Obama ordered his diplomatic minions to leave Israel hanging before a UN gang of Arab-led countries.
The resolution, which passed 14-0 in late December, was affirmed after Obama told the United States delegation to abstain from voting on it, The Blaze reported. Since the US is a permanent member of the UN security council, a US veto would have meant the resolution would have automatically failed.
House GOP leaders announced late Monday the House will vote later this week on legislation condemning UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which bars Israel from building settlements in land claimed by the Palestinians.
When Obama ordered the US delegation not to veto the bill, he broke with his previous support of Israel and previous administrations.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) announced the bill Monday in a joint statement, which they said would have bipartisan support when the bill goes to a floor vote on Thursday.
“This Administration has lost all credibility when it comes to Israel. The Administration’s stunt at the UN hurt our ally Israel and made peace in the region even more difficult to achieve,” according to the statement.
“This Thursday, the House will not abstain from its responsibility and will vote on a bipartisan resolution reaffirming our longstanding policy in the region and support of Israel,” they stated.
House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., has also been extremely critical of Obama and has vowed to work with his Republican colleagues to condemn Resolution 2334, The Blaze reported.
Senate Democrats issued a scathing statement addressing Obama’s decision to abstain from vetoing the resolution and allowing it to pass.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) was the loudest voice condemning Obama’s action, along with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), Bob Casey (D-Penn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Vt.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.).
These democrats have said they will work with their Republican colleagues to make it clear they support Israel.
For some lawmakers, condemning UN actions isn’t enough.
Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Lindsey Graham, R-SC, have called for the US to strip all UN funding until the anti-Israel resolution is repealed.
Obama has purposely undermined US-Israeli relations in his last days before leaving office.
As he plans to set up an opposition camp in Washington, DC, against Republicans and the new administration, he did himself no favors by undercutting Israel.
Congress must act swiftly to counter the UN resolution and put more teeth into its stance by cutting funds to the globalist organization.
Source: The Blaze