Feb. 18, 2011
Jeffrey Kuhner of the Washington Times provided this information in an op-ed about possible U.S. support for a terribly anti-Israeli U.N. Security Council Resolution:
The administration recently told Arab governments Washington will support a U.N. Security Council resolution that stipulates the world body does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity. The move is almost unprecedented. America has almost never publicly criticized Israel - our best friend in the Middle East and the regions only genuine Western-style democracy - at the U.N. ....
I have read that the Administration has said it will support this language to block worse language. That is crazy. The United States, as a permanent member of the Security Council can veto any resolution that comes before. We do not have to agree to any document or proposal that comes before that body.
For friends of Israel seeing a possible split between the United States at this level of international law and political significance is deeply troubling.
Apparently, the United States has attempted and failed today (Friday, 2/18) to keep the Palestinians from putting forward this confrontational document. So, it appears the U.S. will have to veto or support this language. If you can please pray that our country does the right thing and continues its historic support of Israel.