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Friday, May 08, 2015

Report: Obama green lights UN Security Council resolution on 'Palestinian state'

The ink isn't even dry yet on Prime Minister Netanyahu's new coalition agreement, and he may already be facing his first crisis. This crisis isn't with his coalition partners. It's with his supposed ally, the 'most pro-Israel administration evah.' I don't like to sole-source DEBKA, but this one rings true, and there have been enough hints of it in the media to make it plausible: DEBKA is reporting that US President Hussein Obama has green-lighted a Security Council resolution calling for a 'Palestinian State.'
Obama is reported exclusively by our sources to have given the hitherto withheld green light to European governments to file a UN Security Council motion proclaiming an independent Palestinian state. Although Netanyahu left the foreign affairs portfolio in his charge and available to be filled by a suitably moderate figure as per the White House’s expectations did not satisfy the US President. 

The White House is confident that, with the US voting in favor, the motion will be passed by an overwhelming majority and therefore be binding on the Israeli government.
To show the administration was in earnest, senior US officials sat down with their French counterparts in Paris last week to sketch out the general outline of this motion. According to our sources, they began addressing such questions as the area of the Palestinian state, its borders, security arrangements between Israel and the Palestinians and whether or not to set a hard-and-fast timeline for implementation, or phrase the resolution as  a general declaration of intent.
Incorporating a target date in the language would expose Israel to Security Council sanctions for non-compliance.
It was indicated by the American side in Paris that the Obama administration would prefer to give Netanyahu a lengthy though predetermined time scale to reconsider his Palestinian policy or even possibly to broaden and diversify his coalition by introducing non-aligned factions or figures into such key posts as foreign affairs.
At the same time, both American and French diplomats are already using the club they propose to hang over the Netanyahu government’s head for gains in other spheres.
French President Francois Hollande, for instance, the first foreign leader ever to attend a Gulf Council of Cooperation summit, which opened in Riyadh Tuesday to discuss Iran and the Yemen war, used the opportunity to brief Gulf Arab rulers on Washington’s turnaround on the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
And US Secretary of State John Kerry plans to present the Obama administration’s new plans for Palestinian statehood to Saudi leaders during his visit to Riyadh Wednesday and Thursday, May 6-7. Kerry will use Washington’s willingness to meet Palestinian aspirations as currency for procuring Saudi and Gulf support for a Yemen ceasefire and their acceptance of the nuclear deal shaping up with Iran.

Former Florida Congressman Allen West adds:
This is the Obama Doctrine. When he cannot get what he wants via the process of leading and making a case, he just side steps anyone deemed an obstacle – not until demonizing them first. We have seen this with the GOP legislative branch and now with Israel.
First, he is driven by the wanton desire to have an unprecedented foreign policy achievement, albeit rather dubious, in nuclear negotiations with Iran. Second, there will be a “Palestinian” state before he departs the White House — come hell or high water!
So his preferred course of action will be to side with the other despots, dictators, theocrats and autocrats that run the United Nations and by force of will and coercion, cause Israel to capitulate. And I’m quite sure if anyone were to query the former Secretary of State who is running for president – which would be difficult, considering she’s not answering any inquiries – she would most likely carry forth this aspect of the Obama foreign policy doctrine.
You know there is a part of me – as well as many of you — who would like to tell the American Jewish community, “I told ya so.” Then again, what difference at this point does it make?” 
These are indeed dark days for Israel and these final 18 months of the Obama rule may prove a greater mountain to overcome than any of us expected for Israel.
This goes beyond abandonment. It is the purposeful intent to usher in Israel’s demise. When you consider the lack of regard and recognition from most of its neighbors — except Egypt and Jordan — the Israelis find themselves in a treacherous position.
There’s no doubt Israel can make a stand and fight, but who will reinforce and support? Certainly not the Obama administration that threatened to cut off Hellfire missile support during the last conflagration with Hamas. And as it seems most Israelis know, as Secretary of State during Obama’s first term in office, Hillary Clinton, was a full partner in his foreign policy. She may try to appear less ideologically-driven than Obama, but given her recent policy flip flops on trade, immigration, and crime, the indications are already that her basic world view is the same as his. After all, as first lady, she and President Bill Clinton were all chummy with the original Islamic terrorist, Yasser Arafat.
What West may not get is that most American Jews don't give a damn. That's the truth. 

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