Friday, October 2, 2015
"Et Tu Hussein?" - Pres. Hussein Obama's death blow to Israel coming soon?
Senior Democrat failed to obtain Hussein Obama's commitment to veto Palestinian state at UN. (JPost)
Politico reports that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid asked the White House to make commitment after Netanyahu won re-election in March and after Iran nuclear deal reached in July.
Politico said its report was confirmed by White House officials and Senate aides.
According to the US news outlet, Reid's requests came as he was trying to line up Democratic support for the Iran nuclear agreement reached on July 14 and "give nervous Democrats cover to back the deal."
But this was not the first time that Reid approached the White House requesting that it back Israel at the UN and failed to receive his sought after response.
In March, the Obama administration indicated that it was reconsidering its historically staunch support of Israel at the United Nations and had not automatically accepted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement to the American media affirming his support of two states for two peoples after pre-election comments that appeared to reject it.
At this time, Reid first approached McDonough and asked that the president reverse his position.
McDonough said the White House “would look into it,” but took no action, a source close to the issue told Politico.
Reid’s office declined to comment on the report.
The officials also said that the administration is "not holding out on a presidential declaration to preserve a future olive branch to improve a relationship between Washington and Jerusalem." Hmmmm....As expected the mask drops and the true antisemitic nature of Hussein will be revealed. By the way most noticed absence yesterday during BIBI his speech at the UNGA was the U.S.!!!
Related: Pres Hussein Obama ignores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his UN speech - the Final stab coming soon?