President Obama and the United States abandoned Israel again on Friday.  The U.S. first refused to veto, and then abstained from voting instead of voting against, a United Nations resolution attacking the besieged Jewish state.

This terrible resolution has put Israelis in even more danger, and could have permanently damaged the quest for peace in the Middle East.  The abominable U.N. Security Council resolution says that the Western Wall and the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem belong to the Palestinians. It also places the holiest spot in Judaism, the Temple Mount, in sovereign Muslim territory.

Many Republicans have strongly opposed this resolution. Senators such as Lindsay Graham and Ted Cruz have called to stop funding the UN if they move forward with this anti-Israel resolution.

“If the United Nations moves forward with the ill-conceived resolution, I will work to form a bipartisan coalition to suspend or significantly reduce United States assistance to the United Nations,” Graham said in a statement. “In addition, any nation which backs this resolution and receives assistance from the United States will put that assistance in jeopardy.”

Even Donald Trump has come out against this resolution. The President-elect tweeted, “As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th.”

Graham, Cruz, and Trump are correct. The U.N. is a weak body that would rather protect countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, and China. Israel is not only the sole example of freedom and democracy in the Middle East, but is also a strong ally of the United States.

The Obama administration is the most anti-Israel administration this country has seen. This administration has spent the past eight years working towards strengthening Israel’s enemies, such as Iran and Palestine.

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement saying that Israel will not abide by the resolution’s terms.

Israel rejects this shameful anti-Israel resolution the at the U.N. and will not abide by its terms. At a time when the Security Council does nothing to stop the slaughter of half a million people in Syria, it disgracefully gangs up on the one true democracy in the Middle East, Israel, and calls the Western Wall “occupied territory.”

The U.N. has proven itself to be anti-Israel.  Between 2006 and 2012, there have been:

  • 48 reports condemning Israel
  • 9 reports condemning Syria
  • 3 reports condemning Iran
  • 0 reports condemning China

On Jan. 20, a new leader of the free world will work towards strengthening America’s alliance with Israel. Donald Trump has the ability to reverse the shameful agenda that Obama has implemented over the past eight years.  Trump can begin by supporting the repeal of this detestable U.N. resolution.