After the United Nations’ perfidy last week, throwing Israel to the wolves yet again in a resolution condemning the Jewish state, plenty of conservatives were furious.
They were even more furious that the Obama administration did nothing about it, instead abstaining from voting on the agreement they could have vetoed.
Sen. Ted Cruz, the one-time Republican presidential challenger and a staunch defender of Israel, was one of the most angry voices in Washington. In a scathing statement, the Texas Republican rebuked the Obama administration and called on the incoming Trump administration to defund the United Nations for its actions against Israel.
““For eight long years, the Obama administration has worked systematically to undermine the nation of Israel,” Cruz wrote. “They actively worked to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu, and illegally used U.S. taxpayer funds to do so. Never has there been a more anti-Israel administration, and today’s United Nations vote is the culmination of their systemic agenda to weaken Israel and strengthen its enemies.”
Cruz proposed several ways to meliorate the damage caused by the resolution, including completely revoking American funds from the United Nations.
““I also emphatically second the call of my colleague Sen. Lindsey Graham that the consequences of this disgraceful U.N. resolution should be severe,” Cruz wrote.
“I look forward to working with Sen. Graham, and with the incoming administration of President-elect Trump, to significantly reduce or even eliminate U.S. funding of the United Nations, and also to seriously reconsider financial support for the nations that supported this resolution. For those who have put your name to this despicable attack on Israel, you did so with full knowledge of the consequences of your actions.”
He also had harsh words for the Obama administration.
“And for those who acquiesced or facilitated the U.N. resolution — especially President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and Ambassador Power — history will record your abiding and shameful legacy undermining our friend and ally Israel,” Cruz wrote.
“I am hopeful at least some Senate Democrats will choose to repudiate your anti-Israel actions, and I am grateful that the new administration has committed to once again restoring our strong and unequivocal support for the nation of Israel.”
Given that the United Nations has turned into a hive of anti-Israeli sentiment (to say nothing of it its anti-American bias), withdrawing American funding from it sounds like one of the best ideas we could imagine. Of course, liberals will freak … which means it’s pretty much the perfect plan.