President 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." -Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer
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. (Photo Credit: Senator Chris Coons via Wikimedia Commons)
"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."
Reprinted with permission from JNS.org.