said it was deeply grateful to the United States on Saturday after it vetoed a United Nations resolution put forward by the Palestinian leadership condemning Israeli settlement activity. “Israel deeply appreciates the decision by President Obama to veto the Security Council Resolution”, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said in a statement. Israel was “prepared to pursue negotiations vigorously” and was “eager to get on” with Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, the premier’s office said. The “decision by the US makes it clear that the only path to such a peace will come through direct negotiations and not through the decisions of international bodies,” it continued.
Anyone who believes Netanyahu is eager to make peace with the Palestinians is a fool. His stalling tactics are self evident and his hope that the Palestinians will just give up, shut up, lay down, and die, is only bolstered and emboldened by the United States’ toadyism.
The US was WRONG to veto the UN resolution and by doing so only proved once again to the entire world that it is a dog on the Israeli leash. In terms of America’s foreign policy, our failures on behalf of the Palestinians will curse us throughout history.