Who is online?
In total there are 17 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 17 Guests


[ View the whole list ]

Most users ever online was 111 on Thu 12 Dec 2013, 2:28 am
Latest topics
» Meditation Chip Brogden
Yesterday at 11:36 pm by Admin

» +Dev+ Michael D. Inman
Yesterday at 11:33 pm by Admin

Yesterday at 11:22 pm by Admin

» Daily Disciples
Yesterday at 11:11 pm by Admin

Yesterday at 11:10 pm by Admin

»  HONEST REPORTING Defending Israel from Media Bias plz read REGULAR UPDATES
Yesterday at 10:31 pm by Admin

» If Hillary Goes Down So Will Obama
Yesterday at 8:15 pm by Admin

» Police Seize Nuclear Substance in Turkish Capital, Detain Four
Yesterday at 3:08 pm by Admin

» The UN is trying to bury the truth but Jerusalem refuses to be silent
Yesterday at 2:53 pm by Admin

Yesterday at 2:38 pm by Admin

Yesterday at 12:31 am by Admin

Sun 18 Mar 2018, 11:20 pm by Admin

Sun 18 Mar 2018, 12:54 am by Admin

» George Soros
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 11:33 pm by Admin

Sat 17 Mar 2018, 10:40 pm by Admin

» Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 10:36 pm by Admin

» NUGGET Today's Devotional
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 10:34 pm by Admin

Sat 17 Mar 2018, 10:13 pm by Admin

Sat 17 Mar 2018, 9:11 pm by Admin

» US blames Russia for attacks on power grid
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 8:37 pm by Admin


John Bolton blasts Obama as ‘vindictive’

Go down

John Bolton blasts Obama as ‘vindictive’

Post  Admin on Sun 01 Jan 2017, 6:32 pm

John Bolton blasts Obama as ‘vindictive’ for abstaining from UN vote on Israeli settlements
John Bolton, an adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, blasted President Obama Sunday as "vindictive," a week after the U.S. abstained from voting on a UN resolution declaring Israeli settlements in occupied territories illegal.

"President Obama has very negative views on the state of Israel. He thinks they're the obstruction in the peace process in the Middle East, not the Palestinians," Bolton, who served as Ambassador to the UN under President George W. Bush for 17 months, said on "The Cats Roundtable" on AM 970 in New York.

"In many respects what he did in this resolution by the Security Council … is try to define the boundaries of the state of Israel. It's a rejection of 50 years of bipartisan American foreign policy and the doctrine of land for peace," Bolton, who is thought to be in the running for a high-ranking position in Trump's State Department, said.

"It was vindictive," he added. "I'm just worried that more is coming from him."

John Kerry says Israel settlements jeopardize two-state solution
Bolton said he would recommend retaliating against the UN by shifting funding from the U.S. for the international body "to being purely voluntary" and cutting foreign aid to "bad actors," like Venezuela and Malaysia, that voted for the resolution.

"We ought to take other steps against those countries to show how unhappy we are," he said.

The UN measure — which declared that settlements built by Israel on land it has occupied since 1967 have “no legal validity” and condemned them as a “flagrant violation” of international law — passed by a 14-0 margin and soured an already bitter relationship between Israel and the U.S.

Not Released (NR)
Bolton said that President Obama thinks Israel is “the obstruction in the peace process in the Middle East.” (ANADOLU AGENCY/GETTY IMAGES)
The American abstention move triggered a furious response from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who publicly slammed Obama and called the move a "shameful ambush."

Kerry rejects Netanyahu’s claims that U.S. drove UN resolution
Netanyahu also ordered the freezing of millions of Israeli funds aimed at UN institutions.

Obama's stance on the resolution also drew strong rebukes from members of his own party, including incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).

The U.S. was the only member of the Security Council to abstain in the 14-0 vote. The U.S. has in the past vetoed similar resolutions.

The resolution's immediate impact was largely symbolic, but Israel fears it could open the door to an increase in international steps, including economic measures.


Posts : 50703
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum