In spite of Obama’s insistence that Israel is a friend and an ally, when rubber meets the road, Israel consistently gets run over. There has been much rhetoric about concern for Israel, but talk is cheap and this administration’s actions prove it. Obama continues to bow to the Israel-bashing UN as if it has any neutrality or legitimacy, especially on human rights issues. It is a huge part of Obama’s new international diplomacy policy and it has been a failure.
From Anne Bayefsky at NRO
Today, at the United Nations, the Obama administration is turning its back on Israel…the U.N. Security Council has invited the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights to “brief” the Council specifically on the subject of Israel and the commissioner’s list of trumped-up sins…Though the U.S. is a veto-holding power…the global soapbox will be handed to Navi Pillay, a notorious anti-Israel partisan.
The betrayal of Israel is especially outrageous in light of what the administration knows about Navi Pillay. She’s the U.N. official who questioned the legality of the killing of Osama bin Laden…the lead champion of the Durban “anti-racism” declaration and conferences…the human-rights aficionado who sat glued to her conference chair…when speaker Iranian president Ahmadinejad questioned the veracity of the Holocaust…Obama officials are welcoming her into the U.N.’s inner sanctum as a supposed expert on Israel’s inequities and legitimizing her message.
Read it here: Obama Turns His Back on Israel