The French-Obama-Arab-UN Attack in the Offing and the Way Out

President Obama has gone rogue and only one man can protect American democracy in the next few days: the President-elect.

By Anne Bayefsky, HUMAN RIGHTS vOICES

On January 15, 2017, with only five days left after 2,917 days in office, President Barack Obama is planning once again to feed Israel to the international wolves. The move is intended to tie the hands of President Donald Trump and is a direct repudiation of the will of the American electorate who rejected Obama’s calamitous foreign policy and a repeat performance by his secretary of state.

On Sunday, France is scheduled to hold an international conference to unleash an international mob on Israel. The meeting is taking place with Obama’s direct connivance. Seventy-states have been lined up to impose their preferences on the Middle East’s only democracy. Israelis are still dying in Israeli streets after seventy years of unending Arab terror – and the folks sitting in Paris munching on croissants know best how to protect Israeli national security.

The bare-faced power-grab by France and its Arab allies – with the blessing of President Obama – raises unavoidable questions: Who will attend? If they attend, how senior a representative will be sent by the main players on the Security Council: the U.S., Russia, and the United Kingdom? Will attendees sign on to an outcome document imperiling Israel that is already circulating? Will the Middle East Quartet – composed of the U.S., the EU, Russia and the UN – approve of the outcome document? Will a UN Security Council subsequently approve of the outcome document before January 20, 2017?

The French meeting follows on President Obama helping to ram through a UN Security Council resolution on December 23, 2016 that was clearly intended to unleash a legal and economic pogrom against the Jewish state. It didn’t take long for Palestinian terrorists to get the message: sidelining a negotiated solution between the parties by strong-arming an Israeli villain at the UN was a greenlight for the enforcers in Gaza City and Ramallah.

President Obama’s collusion on round-two jettisons decades of bipartisan policy prioritizing a negotiated path to Arab-Israeli peace, and flies in the face of overwhelming bipartisan opposition in Congress reconfirmed by the House just last week. Since the point of this flurry of international activity by UN-firsters is to scuttle and deny President Trump’s foreign policy remit, would-be participants in the French mugging of the Jewish state need to know – now – what they should expect five days later on January 20, 2017.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has already made calls to the incoming team and expects to be high-up on the list of early visitors welcomed to the White House in the spring. EU countries will similarly come asking for help easing post-Brexit fallout, tackling refugee problems, and buttressing security needs. The Middle East Quartet is desperate to continue its role supervising the Arab-Israeli conflict and to avoid a return to sole American custody. The UN is an economic ward of the United States – to the tune of upwards of 10 billion a year – currently parked in the middle of a place many diplomats prefer to home.

So here are some suggestions that may be communicated to those interested in a productive relationship with the man in office five days later and his colleagues now in charge of the purse strings on Capitol Hill – if the French refuse at their peril to postpone it altogether:

  1. contract the diplomatic flu and don’t attend the French ambush; that goes for the new UN Secretary-General António Guterres
  2. send a low-level bureaucrat to take notes, leaving Secretary Kerry (who is expected to attend) to schmooze about tolerance with the human rights enthusiasts in the Arab League
  3. refuse to agree on an outcome document, despite Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas sitting on the sidelines threatening more terror unless…
  4. prevent any move by the Quartet to agree to an outcome document
  5. refuse any effort to move an outcome document to the UN and have it adopted by the Security Council in any shape or form – a resolution, a presidential statement or a press statement.

As for the UN, there is only one subject that UN-firsters understand and it isn’t a Congressional memo begging the institution to treat Israel better the next time. A promise to insist on an immediate halt of the transfer of funds to the UN pending a thorough accounting of expenditures and a strategic review of the US-UN relationship, would be a good start.

The rogue in the White House is poised to derail any prospect of Arab-Israeli peace in the foreseeable future, further endanger Israel’s security and the country’s ability to safeguard Jewish identity. If his co-conspirators believe it will be cost-free, expect the onslaught to proceed as planned.

Anne Bayefsky is the Director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust and President of Human Rights Voices. Follow her @AnneBayefsky.

 

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  1. 1-21-17 First order of the day, order troops to UN building. Second, round up every representative of the arab world and help them on waiting C-130.
    Third, fly out over Atlantic Ocean and empty cargo bay.
    Fourth, empty out recently vacated building and make a nice retirement home for any needy Jewish retiree.
    Fifth, order arrest of obama administration.
    Sixth, go home and hug Melania and Baron.

  2. Looking from the opposite side of the longvue.
    What matters to Obama/Kerry foreign policy is different from what matters to America.
    Their “successes” are America losses.
    They “succeeded” in advancing the interests of the Iranian hegemon and believe that they succeeded in imposing preconditions only on Israel but the loser will be the Palestinians!
    They both succeeded in weakening America influence and the rest of the world according to the left, is feeling much better! This is a typical leftist concept: the more turmoil the better. They are proud of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Venezuela, Cuba etc… and the Islamists!
    But the left glides far, far above, in the elitosphere, among the GODS!
    In the meantime the EU while sinking deeper and deeper in the swamps of Eurabia, will soon ask for a 3rd or 4th rescue by the American people. Remember WWI, WWII and the Marshall plan and very soon the anti-Eurabia plan! But they will refuse to pay the bill and will continue their selfish self-destruction. And they will pursue obsessively their favorite war …. against the Jews.

  3. @ bernard ross:
    Nailed it! Go Orban! add defund UNRWA to the to-do list, real good source on that:

    Sol Stern 01 10 2017 http://www.city-journal.org/html/end-unrwa-farce-14932.html
    “End the UNRWA Farce

    As president, Trump should defund the agency perpetuating the Palestinian refugee problem”

    Re: Bayefsky: FM Lavrov WILL attend, and that is the key to deflating Paris 2-state Conference, especially the flurry going on where the US is excluded from the Quartet.

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