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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Krauthammer Blames the U.S. for Condemning Israel

Krauthammer on UN Israel Resolution: 'This Was a US Operation All the Way

  

Charles Krauthammer said on "Special Report" that he believes the United States was behind last week's U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hammered the Obama administration for failing to veto the resolution and has since gone a step further, alleging that President Obama initiated the motion.
Krauthammer agreed, saying "this was a U.S. operation all the way."
"This is very serious damage that cannot be undone because you can't change a Security Council resolution without the acquiescence of the Russians and the Chinese, and you're not gonna get it," he added.
Krauthammer especially questioned the mention of "East Jerusalem" in the resolution.
"It's as if the U.N. passed a resolution declaring Mecca and Medina to be sovereign Jewish or Christian territory," he said. "It's absurd. It's an insult to the intelligence of the world and is supremely damaging to the Israeli claim to its own holy places."
The White House said Sunday the U.S. did not help draft the resolution. It was the first time in 36 years that the Security Council adopted a resolution condemning the settlement construction.