WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer on Thursday said that President Obama is abandoning Israel again – this time before the United Nations Security Council.
Gary Bauer, president of American Values, made the following statement: "Washington is abuzz today with reports that the Obama Administration will support a U.N. Security Council resolution as early as tomorrow that rejects the legitimacy of Israeli communities in Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem. This resolution is being described by Obama insiders as a 'compromise' to avoid and even more anti-Israel resolution favored by the Palestinians. The explanation is ludicrous!
"The fact is that no anti-Israel resolution can pass the U.N. Security Council because the U.S. has a right to use our veto to stop resolutions we oppose. U.S. presidents have used that veto repeatedly over the years in defense of our interest and Israel's. The Middle East is boiling over with revolutionary fervor in the streets, while Hezbollah and Iran are on the march and threatening us and our allies, including Israel.
"Confronted with these dangers, the Obama Administration is once again demonstrating weakness and appeasement. Obama's softness in the face of Palestinian and Arab demands is demoralizing our friends and emboldening our enemies. The president needs to use his influence to demand that Palestinians return to the negotiating table with Israel. Instead he is caving into demands that undermine our most steadfast ally in the Middle East."
SOURCE American Values