On Friday, Susan Rice, the Obama Administration’s Ambassador to the United Nations, vetoed a Palestinian inspired draft resolution which designated as illegal all territories occupied by Israel after the Six Day War. That includes the Old City of Jerusalem — The Western Wall, The Temple Mount, The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, etc.
While Rice’s veto was welcome she used her remarks to the Security Council to emphatically state that the Obama Administration agrees with the resolution’s policy. Rice told the
“Our opposition to the resolution before this Council today should therefore not be misunderstood to mean we support settlement activity. On the contrary, we reject in the strongest terms the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity. For more than four decades, Israeli settlement activity in territories occupied in 1967 has undermined Israel’s security and corroded hopes for peace and stability in the region. Continued settlement activity violates Israel’s international commitments, devastates trust between the parties, and threatens the prospects for peace.”
Her definition of "settlement activity" and "territories occupied in 1967" includes Jerusalem, the Old City.
Secretary of State Clinton reiterated this policy on Friday.
Jerusalem and Israel are under attack by the Obama Administration.
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