You knew Donald Trump had to respond. And he did.
By now, everybody in America probably knows President Obama sold Israel down the river by failing to stand firm against a resolution at the United Nations to demand the Jewish state stop construction in areas settled by Palestinians.
The housing, it should be noted, are being constructed of properties that the Israelites won and annexed after the Six-Day War in 1967 – a military battle that was defensive for the Jewish nation.
But the United Nations, Palestinians, the anti-Israel segment of society, and yes, the Obama White House, see Israel’s occupation of the land as just that – an occupation. And they demand that such settlement construction is unauthorized and outright theft of Palestinian land.
So the United Nations just issued a resolution telling Israel to stop, and even though Obama didn’t stand up to the global body, incoming president Donald Trump did.
In a new Tweet, the president-elect put it bluntly:
As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
No wonder Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has nothing but warm words for Trump, as the incoming president openly opposed the resolution and called on the United Nations to halt its passage.
“The resolution being considered at the United Nations Security Council regarding Israel should be vetoed.
And when Obama abstained from voting and therefore let the resolution go forward, plenty on board the Trump wagon spoke harshly. For instance, Newt Gingrich, one of Trump’s biggest backers, Tweeted:
“President Obama abandoned Israel today at the UN this vote,” Western Journalism said.
Exactly. But happy for Israel: Trump is taking over and come January 2017, U.S.-Israeli relations are in for a huge makeover.