Netanyahu Slams Obama to AIPAC

YERUSHALAYIM -

In a meeting on Tuesday afternoon with a delegation of AIPAC leaders from the U.S. in Yerushalayim, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reiterated that Israel possesses “solid evidence” that the Obama administration colluded with the Palestinians in the framing of the anti-Israel resolution UN Security Council 2334 condemning Israeli policies in Yehudah and Shomron.

Netanyahu again asserted that President Barack Obama’s decision to abstain from the vote constitutes a breach with a long-standing bi-partisan tradition of support for Israel at the U.N.

Netanyahu also cited the position of then-U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Madeleine Albright who insisted on a paragraph-by-paragraph vote on a condemnation of Israel, rather than allowing a vote on a sweepingly condemnatory resolution.

Among the issues at the time was that of the status of Yerushalayim. Albright told the press that the U.S. opposes “the specific reference to Yerushalayim” as “occupied,” and “will continue to oppose its insertion in future resolutions.”