Posted by | December 26, 2016 06:45 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

The Israeli prime minister blames the United States in spite of world opinion going against him.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists that there is nothing wrong with his controversial policy of building Jewish towns in occupied areas that the Palestinians, with overwhelming world support, claim for their state. But Friday’s U.N. rebuke was a stark reminder that the rest of the world considers it a crime. The embattled leader is now placing his hopes in the incoming administration of Donald Trump, which is shaping up as the first major player to embrace Israel’s nationalist right and its West Bank settlements.

In a series of statements, Netanyahu has criticized the Obama Administration for letting Resolution 2334 pass Friday by abstaining, using unprecedented language that has turned a policy disagreement into a personal vendetta.

“From the information that we have, we have no doubt that the Obama Administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed,” Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday.

In turning his anger toward Israel’s closest and most important ally, Netanyahu has underplayed the embarrassment that all 14 other nations on the Security Council voted in favor of the measure. Those votes came from countries that Netanyahu loves to boast of cultivating relations with, including Russia and China and nations across the developing world.

“This is the same prime minister who told us dozens of states are on board with us,” former Prime Minister Ehud Barak told Channel 2 TV on Saturday. “I looked for Russia, China, England, France. Where are all the friends that were meant to stand with us?”

The resolution marked a sharp international rebuke of Israeli settlement policies in the West Bank and east Jerusalem — territories captured in the 1967 Mideast war and claimed by the Palestinians as parts of a future independent state. Some 600,000 Israelis now live in the two areas, complicating any partition of the land between Israel and a future Palestine.

Netanyahu routinely dismisses international criticism of the settlements, saying that the dispute with the Palestinians goes back to long before the 1967 war.

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By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Bibi is whining like the spoiled, dependant little brat that he is.
    In his entire life, he has never once sought peace and hurls insults toward the many nations who disagree with his deliberate provocations, violence and cruelty.
    I’m sure he’ll manipulate the Orange Doofuss just as well as Putin and cost us even more money.

  • Hirightnow

    So, if he and Neanyhu end up being bestest buds,what will the alt-right think of (((Trump)))?

    • SmotPoker

      I can’t wait to see what happens…..

    • Buford2k11

      they won’t change any of their opinions of Trump…they will justify it somehow…and move on quickly…

  • SmotPoker

    Sometimes as a big brother, you get tired of fighting all the fights your little brother picks for himself, secure in the knowledge that big brother will back him up.

    Little brother, that time for you is now. You can either learn to get along with your neighbors, or you can start taking your own a** beatings. Big brother is tired of taking punches for you.

  • oldfart

    Earth to Bibi, just so you know now,
    with the possible exception of other fellow Muslim haters,
    nobody is buyin your Bibi bullpucky.
    But don’t worry, just whisper sweet nothings
    in tRumps ear and you’ll have a friend for life (or four years, whichever comes first).

  • Willys41

    Bibi better offer Trump some prime real estate for new hotels.

  • Suzanne McFly

    Another DB that knows how to play the right wing morons, how odd that it is the right wing morons are generally the ones who claim everything is owned and therefore corrupted by Jews?

  • labman57

    Much like a tail wagging a dog, Bibi expects the U.S. to be Israel’s puppet.