Undeterred: Israel Pushes on With New Settlement Plans

In this photo provided by the United Nations, members of the United Nations Security council vote at the United Nations headquarters on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, in favor of condemning Israel for its practice of establishing settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. In a striking rupture with past practice, the U.S. allowed the vote, not exercising its veto. (Manuel Elias/The United Nations via AP)

Defiance. Good.

The U.N. Security Council vote last week condemned the building of settlements in Israel along the West Bank and in East Jerusalem.

They don’t care.

Before the resolution was passed, plans were already in the works for new settlements and the Israeli government have no intentions of letting the anti-Semitic U.N. or our cowardly, back-stabbing President Obama get in the way of that.

Jerusalem will approve 600 units Wednesday, as part of a planned 5,600 homes to be built in East Jerusalem, according to an official cited by The New York Times.

President-elect Donald Trump pushed for the resolution to be vetoed, arguing such a move “puts Israel in a very poor negotiating position and is extremely unfair to all Israelis.”

The Israeli government claims it has evidence that the Obama White House was behind the U.N. resolution and has reduced diplomatic relations with 12 countries on the Security Council as a result of the resolution.

I agree with Trump, here, and I likewise have no doubts about Obama colluding with the other anti-Semites of the U.N. to go behind Israel’s back. He’s been waiting for this moment for eight years.

For the entirety of his two terms, Barack Obama has been unusually “cool” towards our ally, Israel, even snubbing Prime Minister Netanyahu in March 2010, after failing to get Netanyahu’s agreement to not construct in East Jerusalem (he walked out and left Netanyahu in a meeting room, saying he was going to have dinner with his family and that they should call him if they reconsidered), and again in March 2015, when he didn’t call Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election win (some reports suggest Obama had attempted to interfere and influence the election).

So, no. Obama allowing something of this nature to go down before he leaves office is no shocker.

Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Meir Turgeman, the committee chairman for the settlement planning, told Israel Hayom that he would not let the resolution deter plans, according to the Times.

“I won’t get worked up over the U.N. or any other organization that might try to dictate to us what to do in Jerusalem,” Turgeman said. “I hope that the government and the new administration in the United States will give us momentum to continue.”

I hope so, too.