Alan Dershowitz is a famous lawyer and liberal icon as well as professor emeritus at Harvard Law School. He is now speaking publicly about President Obama, stating that he’s an appalling president for not standing by Israel. Specifically in his refusal to use veto power in the most recent United Nations resolution against Israel.
In a Fox News interview he told reporters,
“What he (Obama) did was so nasty. He pulled a bait-and-switch. He said to the American public: This is all about the settlements deep in the West Bank. And yet he allowed his representative to the U.N. abstain, which is really [support] for, a resolution that says the Jews can’t pray at the Western Wall, Jewish … students can’t go to Hebrew University, Jewish and Arab patients can’t go to Hadassah hospital, Jews can’t live in the Jewish Quarter, where they’ve lived for thousands of years, and he’s going to say, ‘Whoops, I didn’t mean that.’ Well, read the resolution! You’re a lawyer!”
On Friday, Obama allowed his ambassador to the United Nations to abstain from voting on a resolution that specifically demands Israel immediately cease all settlement activities. The resolution also calls for borders to be reverted back to the 1967 borders, when the Israelis were attacked by their Arab Muslim neighbors. Conservatives are arguing this resolution strips Israel of bargaining power in future negotiations.
Dershowitz said he met with the president about the issue and assured him he would have their ally’s back. Turns out he lied.
“I didn’t realize what [Obama] meant is that he would have their back to stab them.”
He argued this makes Middle Eastern peace more difficult because Israel will be unwilling to forfeit anything else.