Have Jews who support Biden looked at his record on Israel?
Have Jews who support Biden looked at his record on Israel?

On April 20, 2020 Arutz 7 reported "The J Street organization announced that it endorses former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 presidential bid. This is the organization's first ever presidential endorsement..."

How is it possible that some Jews support Biden? In 2016 Biden convinced Ukraine to vote in favor of UNSC 2334. UNSC 2334 ruled that even the Western Wall is in "occupied Palestinian territories". How is it possible that Jews who care about the Western Wall support Biden?

Jews in Jerusalem

Until 1948 Jews were a majority of the population in Jerusalem. On December 11, 2017 Amb. Dore Gold wrote (the accompanying video is highly recommended) in the Jerusalem Center of Public Affairs: "By the mid-19th century, the British Consulate in Jerusalem made the following determination, according to this report, which I found in the Public Record Office in Kew, it states that Jews were a majority in Jerusalem, when? already in 1863 – that’s long before Theodor Herzl, before the Britt’s arrived, or Lord Balfour."

"See the guy on the right, William Seward, he was Secretary of State of the United States during the American civil war, under President Abraham Lincoln.

"When Seward’s term ended, he visited the holy land, he visited Jerusalem. And he wrote a memoir. And in his memoir, it is written, 'There is a Jewish majority in Jerusalem'.” (See William Seward, Travels Around the World (1873))

The Jews were a majority of the population in Jerusalem until 1948 when British General Glubb led the Jordanian Arab Legion to expel all the Jews from Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter.

UNSC Resolution 2334 and ethnic cleansing

In 1967, in the aftermath of the Six Day War, the Jews returned to Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter, but in 2016 Obama did not veto UNSC 2334 which ruled that Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem's Old City (including the Western Wall and the Temple Mount) are "illegally occupied Palestinian territories". 

Since Obama's UNSC 2334 approval, the Palestinian Arabs demand nothing less than all of Jerusalem's Old City (including the Jewish Quarter, the Temple Mount and the Western Wall) and the ethnic cleansing of hundreds of thousands of Jews living in Judea and Samaria.

20% of the Israeli population is Israeli Arab, but Abbas demands that ALL Jews be expelled from any part of future Palestinian State. While Arabs can live anywhere in Israel, Abbas calls for the ethnic cleansing of every single Jew from Judea,Samaria and Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter (including the Western Wall). 

On July 29, 2013Reuters reported "Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas laid out his vision on Monday for the final status of Israeli-Palestinian relations ahead of peace talks due to resume in Washington for the first time in nearly three years...Abbas said that no Israeli settlers or border forces could remain in a future Palestinian state and that Palestinians deem illegal all Jewish settlement building within the land occupied in the 1967 Middle East war..."

UNSC 2334 is responsible for the Palestinian Authority call for the total ethnic cleansing of Jews from Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter (including the Western Wall). 

Biden's role

Netanyahu accused Obama of initiating UNSC 2334 and demanding that it be passed. On December 27, 2016 John Walsh reported on IBTimes "Vice President Joe Biden is being accused of convincing Ukraine to vote in favor of the United Nations Resolution 2334 Friday that condemned Israel for building housing settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem."

"Israel’s Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin told the Jerusalem Post Monday that Biden persuaded Ukrainian diplomats to vote yes on the measure, who would have reportedly abstained if he hadn’t.

"A member of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's office told that paper that Biden had indeed called, but was unable to confirm whether or not their discussion involved the Friday U.N. vote...

"Despite heavy pressure from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the U.S. to veto the measure, it abstained from voting, resulting in the U.N. Security Council approving the resolution with 14 votes to 0...

"Netanyahu summoned Israel’s leading ambassador to the U.S. Daniel Shapiro Sunday while issuing harsh words for the Obama administration following the vote, CNN reported Monday.

"'We have no doubt that the Obama administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed,' Netanyahu said Sunday."

Listing the 10 worst antisemitic and anti-Israel incidents of 2016

United with Israel reported "The Simon Wiesenthal Center, which dedicates itself to combating post-Holocaust anti-Semitism, has presented its list of the top 10 worst anti-Semitic and anti-Israel incidents that occurred over the course of 2016.

"...The most stunning 2016 United Nations (UN) attack on Israel was facilitated by US President Obama when the US abstained on a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel for construction in Judea and Samaria. It reversed decades-long US policy of vetoing such diplomatic moves against the Jewish State.

"In 2011, a similar resolution was vetoed by US Ambassador Susan Rice 'This draft resolution risks hardening the positions of both sides. It could encourage the parties to stay out of negotiations”, she had said. That same year, President Obama told the UN General Assembly that peace would “not [come] through statements and resolutions at the UN'  

"The resolution, in effect, identifies Jerusalem’s holiest sites, including the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, as “occupied Palestinian territory.” It also urges UN members 'to distinguish, in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967,' effectively endorsing BDS.

"US Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) echoed the sentiments of many Democrats and Republicans, labeling the resolution “destructive and irresponsible” and as seeking “to isolate and delegitimize Israel…US actions were completely unacceptable and reckless.”

"Throughout 2016, a year rife with global Islamist terrorism and horrific human rights violations, the UN General Assembly passed 20 resolutions against Israel and four against all other countries combined. At UNESCO, an Arab–backed resolution erased any historic link between the Jewish people and Judaism’s holiest sites, the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. It also rebranded Rachel’s Tomb and the Tomb of the Patriarchs as exclusively Muslim sites. The resolution also “deeply regrets” Israel’s refusal to remove these sites from its national heritage list..."

The US Congress rejects UNSC Res. 2334

UNSC 2334 called Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter, the Temple Mount, the Western Wall and the settlements "occupied Palestinian territories" but the Congress rejected this. H.Res.11 rejected UNSC 2334. 0n July 1st 2017 the Congress approved H.Res.11 - Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace, and for other purposes. H.Res.11 "Calls for such resolution to be repealed or fundamentally altered."

The historic Versailles Court of Appeal decision

And on January 13, 2017  JEAN-PATRICK GRUMBERG wrote in dreuz.info "In a historic trial carefully forgotten by the media, the 3rd Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Versailles declared that Israel is the legal occupant of the 'West Bank'.

"It is the first time since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 that an independent, non-Israeli court has been called upon to examine the legal status of West bank territories under international law, beyond the political claims of the parties.

"Keep in mind though, that the Court’s findings have no effect in international law. What they do, and it’s of the utmost importance, is to clarify the legal reality.

"The Versailles Court of Appeal conclusions are as resounding as the silence in which they were received in the media: Israel has real rights in the territories, its decision to build a light rail in the 'West Bank' or anything else in the area is legal, and the judges have rejected all the arguments presented by the Palestinians."

Joe Biden must make his views clear, because at this point, a vote for Biden is a vote to expel Jews from Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall.

Ezequiel Doiny is author of "Obama's Assault on Jerusalem's Western Wall"