In an interview with CNN, David Keyes, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, did not hold back in accusing the Obama administration of helping push and craft the anti-Israel UNSC resolution from which the US abstained. Not only that, but he said this is based on “iron clad information” from international and Arab sources.
David Keyes repeats the claim in this Fox News interview in answer to a question whether this was “personal”, the US President taking a parting shot at the Israeli PM.
Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes rejected these accusations on Friday, but look at his words:
“With respect to this resolution, we did not draft this resolution; we did not introduce this resolution. The Egyptians, in partnership with the Palestinians, are the ones who began circulating an earlier draft of the resolution. The Egyptians are the ones who moved it forward (Thursday). And we took the position that we did when it was put to a vote.”
Notice how he specifically talks of not “drafting” or “introducing” it, which sounds to me like sidestepping the actual accusations of “helping push and craft it”, in order to not be outright lying.
This is all huge, but not just for the obvious reason that it represents a huge betrayal of Israel at the hands of the US administration.
There is something else everyone seems to be missing with this story.
Look from whom we got this “ironclad information”: Arab sources.
One may think we are becoming more isolated with the US’ actions against us, but we have been drawing closer to some Arab countries thanks mainly to the threat of Iran.