ACLJ: PRESIDENT OBAMA BETRAYED ISRAEL BY REFUSING TO VETO AN ANTI-ISRAEL RESOLUTION AT THE UNITED NATIONS | American Center for Law and Justice
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PRESIDENT OBAMA BETRAYED ISRAEL

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(Washington, DC) - The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which is active in defending Israel and the Jewish people, today called President Obama’s decision to abstain at the United Nations – refusing to veto an anti-Israel resolution – “an act of utter cowardice” and amounts to a betrayal of our most important ally in the region.

By abstaining instead of vetoing the resolution, the Obama Administration cleared the way allowing the United Nations Security Council to adopt a resolution that condemned Israeli settlement construction.

“In an act of utter cowardice President Obama has betrayed Israel," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. “The Obama Administration has reversed longstanding U.S. policy, abandoning our ally Israel at the United Nations Security Council by refusing to utilize its veto to block a one-sided measure aimed at delegitimizing Israel.  This dramatic shift in U.S. policy leaves our strongest ally in the region vulnerable. To make matters worse, this cowardly act - under the cover of the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays - comes at a time when the fallout will be left to the incoming Administration. Today's action leaves a key ally exposed and weakens U.S. standing in the world. Our allies deserve better, and the American people deserve more from a President in his final days in office.”

The ACLJ has been working in this country and around the world to defend Israel and the Jewish people. The ACLJ’s work includes defending Israel on the world stage as well as challenging the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement designed to delegitimize Israel as well. 

Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, is based in Washington, D.C.

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