Alan Dershowitz accused President Obama of stabbing Israel in the back, saying he will be remembered “one of the worst foreign policy presidents ever.”
“He called me into the Oval Office before the inauguration — he said he wanted my support, and he told me he would always have Israel’s back,” Dershowitz said on Monday’s edition of “Fox & Friends.” “I didn’t realize what he meant: That he would have Israel’s back so he could stab them in the back.”
Israel’s government was upset last week after the U.S. abstained from voting on a U.N. Security Council resolution that called Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem a violation of international law.
The Harvard Law professor, recently portrayed by Evan Handler in the FX drama “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” wasn’t finished ripping the president.
“What he did was so nasty, he pulled a bait and switch. He told the American public this is all about the settlements deep in the West Bank. And yet, he allowed he representative to the U.N. to abstain, which is really a vote for, a resolution that says the Jews can’t pray at the Western Wall, Jews can’t live in the Jewish Quarter [of Jerusalem] where they have 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, you went to Harvard Law School.”
He also called Obama “appalling” when it comes to foreign policy.
Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration’s decision, while warning that Israel’s very future as a democracy is at stake during a farewell speech on Wednesday.
“If the choice is one state, Israel can either be Jewish or democratic. It cannot be both, and it won’t ever really be at peace,” Kerry said.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned Obama’s decision, but Kerry said the U.S. “did not draft or originate” the resolution.
“The United States did in fact vote in accordance with our values, just as previous administrations have done,” Kerry said. “The vote in the United Nations was about preserving the two-state solution. That’s what we were standing up for.”
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