Liberal Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz does not often agree with Republicans and conservatives, but in a recent interview on Fox News he said that President Obama just “stabbed Israel in the back” and will go down in history “as one of the worst foreign policy presidents ever”! While we at Constitution.com completely agree with Dershowitz’s assessment, it comes as quite a shock to hear a liberal utter such strident criticism of President Obama.
Dershowitz also explained that while the situation looked bleak, there was a glimmer of hope to hang on to as President-elect Trump would no doubt work hard to deliver a peace deal in the Middle East.
“What he did was so nasty, he pulled a bait and switch. He told the American public this is all about the settlements deep in the West Bank. And yet, he allowed he representative to the U.N. to abstain –which is really a vote for– a resolution that says the Jews can’t pray at the Western Wall, Jews can’t live in the Jewish where they have lived for thousands of years… And he’s going to say, ‘Whoops! I didn’t mean that!’ Well read the resolution! You’re a lawyer, you went to Harvard Law School…
He called me into the Oval Office before the inauguration — he said he wanted my support, and he told me he would always have Israel’s back. I didn’t realize what he meant: That he would have Israel’s back so he could stab them in the back.
This will make peace much more difficult to achieve because the Palestinians will now say ‘we can get a state through the UN’.”
Dershowitz wasn’t the only liberal condemning President Obama’s anti-Israel behavior, Democrat Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) also decried the Obama administration’s decision to abandon our Israeli friends.
Engel argued that the decision not to veto the resolution was a “parting shot” against Israel from Obama who allowed himself to be used as a tool by despots against democratic Israel.