Nets Ignore Obama Administration Possibly Turning Against Israel

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<p>While all of the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) had tried to <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2016/12/05/abc-n…; target="_blank">sow fear</a> for President-Elect Donald Trump&rsquo;s shifts on foreign policy in the past, they conveniently overlooked a potential major policy reversal from President Barack Obama Thursday. &ldquo;The Obama administration was going to abstain from voting against a resolution critical of Israel, breaking with the Israel position on this for quite some time here,&rdquo; reported Fox News Correspondent Rich Edson on <em>Special Report</em>.</p>

<p>The United States often steps up and vetoes any anti-Israel policy put forward in the U.N. Security Council, but apparently not this time. &ldquo;This particular resolution would have demanded Israel halt settlement construction in East Jerusalem and elsewhere,&rdquo; Edson said.</p>

<p>And to add to the confusion Secretary of State John Kerry failed to give a scheduled statement to the press regarding the stalled peace negotiations. &ldquo;That never happened after Egypt pulled the resolution and announced an indefinite delay in the vote,&rdquo; Edson added, &ldquo;Reuters reports pressure from Israel and the potential to alienate the incoming Trump administration forced the delay.&rdquo;</p>

<p>John Kirby, a spokesperson for the State Department, told Edson and the rest of the press the U.S. doesn&rsquo;t telegraph its position before a Security Council vote, but said, &ldquo;We have been clear about our position on settlements and the degree to which we don&#39;t find them to be constructive to the overall cause of peace.&rdquo;</p>

<p>Which is consistent with Kerry&rsquo;s previous statements, as quoted by Edson, &ldquo;Now earlier this month, Secretary of State John Kerry says he &lsquo;cannot accept the notion that Israel&#39;s settlements are not a barrier to peace.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p>

<p>On Twitter and in official statements, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the U.S. to stay true to its commitments to the state of Israel. Edson noted that if the United States had abstained from the vote it would have broken with Trump&rsquo;s official position, and would have possibly put him in a bind when he took office.</p>

<p>And with a bit of news that would send the liberal media up the wall, like <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2016/12/05/abc-n…; target="_blank">after Trump talked</a> with the president of Taiwan, Edson concluded:</p>

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<p>A Trump transition official tells us that the president-elect did speak with Egypt&#39;s president this morning about moving forward on a way on a Middle East peace process. Of course the president-elect might catch criticism there in that the Obama administration is still occupying the White House.</p>
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<p>The way in which the liberal media professes its outrage at Trump&rsquo;s foreign policy shifts exposes their bias against him. They flipped out over Trump&rsquo;s congratulatory phone call, but appeared to not care less for Obama potentially turning his back on one of America&rsquo;s greatest allies.&nbsp;</p>

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