It has been more than 15 years since the 9/11 terrorists attacked our country sparking what has become known as the War on Terror. Since that time, both Presidents Bush and Obama have had to deal with a rising threat of terrorism both overseas and within our own country. That is precisely what makes the recent actions of the Obama administration so confusing to so many.
Political pundits continue to react to the events of this week as the United Nations passed a resolution condemning Israel for their continued settlement of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s harsh criticism of the Obama administration’s choice to abstain from that vote, the subsequent announcement from Israel that the United States played a significant behind-the-scenes role in crafting and passing the resolution and Secretary of State John Kerry’s denial of such involvement.
Netanyahu himself said that the Obama administration’s actions are a significant change of course for the US with regard to the US-Israeli relationship as well as America’s role in the Middle East peace process. Fox Business Network’s David Asman agrees.
“For the first time in my life it’s clear that the U.S. is coming out on the side of terrorists as opposed to democracies,” Asman said. He argued that the speech given by Kerry in reaction to Israel’s allegations of U.S. involvement was a “verbal assault” both on Israel and Netanyahu’s policies specifically.
Asman noted that the Palestinian Authority has “increasingly aligned itself with Hamas in the last few years,” an organization listed as a terrorist organization by the State Department. Hamas reportedly “gives money to the families of terrorists who kill Israelis.”
“Overall it was a condemnation of Israel as though they were the aggressors rather than the terrorist organizations who are the real aggressors,” Asman said. “This is an extraordinary moment in U.S. history.”
President-elect Donald Trump has weighed in several times this week. Most notably, Trump has offered his support to Israel and promised that things will change when he becomes President next month.
Source: Fox News