Obama's Ultimate Betrayal of the Jews

Dr. Joseph Frager,

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Dr. Joseph Frager
The writer is a leading American pro-Israel activist who sponsors and coordinates many Zionist events. He is clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases) at the Einstein School of Medicine as well as a practicing physician.

Over 70% of American Jews voted for President Obama in 2008 and again in 2012. President Obama on Friday, Dec. 23rd betrayed not only the State of Israel but Jewish Americans.

I had been warning that President Obama would pull a "fast one" and use the United Nations to stab Israel in the back for months. It was all well rehearsed and planned in conjunction with the PLO. Morton Klein, the head of the ZOA had outlined all the telltale signs that President Obama was going to do the dastardly deed in full page Ads in major newspapers.

I helped organize many diverse events to make sure to wake up our sleeping brethren. I was often met with consternation and disbelief. "He (the current President) would never do such a thing" they would say. The election of Donald Trump was a mandate against Obama's poor and shameful treatment of Israel. It was also a strong statement against precisely what President Obama did at the UN this past week. As a matter of fact President Elect Trump and President Obama on Nov. 10th discussed the handling of Israel in the months leading up to the inauguration. President Elect Trump got assurances from the President that he would not do what he ended up doing.

President Elect Trump was heroic in his efforts to stop the United Nations from even raising the resolution. It is not yet clear how New Zealand conveniently slipped in the resolution the day after Mr. Trump had convinced Egypt to withdraw it. New Zealand will now face the wrath of President Elect Trump and Israel. President Obama did what no other President dared to do especially in a lame duck period. It is unheard of and deplorable. By abstaining from Resolution 2334 which in part, "Reaffirms that the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two state solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace", President Obama created a nightmare for Israel.

For 50 years resolutions of this kind emanating from the security council have been vetoed by both Democrats and Republicans. Unfortunately, Resolution 2334 destroys any prospects for peace. Previous Presidents have all realized this. This resolution gives added fuel to and encourages the BDS movement. It also allows the International Criminal Court at the Hague now to go after any Israeli it wants to. This may well be the worst part of the resolution on a practical level. President Elect Trump will have his work cut out for him.

President Obama just made it harder. The United Nations have been out of control for a very long time. They would rather spend their time making resolutions against Israel than saving 500,000 Syrians. America must demonstrate leadership and defund the United Nations once and for all. The President Elect must allow Israel to build again in Judea and Samaria and all of Jerusalem. Israel for its part must finally annex Judea and Samaria.

This would be an appropriate response to this painful unilateral move. This would be an answer to President Obama's dark of the night ambush of Israel. Although America has never ratified the Rome Statute which established the International Criminal Court in 2002, it must either find ways of doing away with it or prevent Israelis from facing prosecution for war crimes simply by living in Judea and Samaria. Currently Americans are immune from prosecution.

The Jews the world over should realize how fortunate they are to have president Elect Trump in the waiting. We will once again have a friend in the White House. President Obama in his waning days in office showed his true colors and they are not pretty.