For his entire presidency, Obama continued to drive the knife deeper and deeper into the backs of the Israeli people. He took his vitriol a step further during his last month in the White House, by backing the United Nations’ resolution that would give Israeli land to Palestinian terrorists. But now that Trump is our new president, Israel just stuck it to Obama and the U.N. in a huge way, in a move that has them absolutely seething.
Despite the U.N. telling Israel that they could not settle portions of their own land in East Jerusalem, as soon as Trump was signed in as the 45th president, Israel approved 560 housing units to be constructed on this land, defying Obama and liberals everywhere a giant middle finger.
The announcement came just 48 hours after Trump was sworn into office, where Chairman of Jerusalem city hall’s Planning and Building committee, Meir Turgeman said that they had been strategically waiting until Barack Obama was out of office before moving forward with the housing project.
“I was told to wait until Trump takes office because he has no problem with building in Jerusalem,” Turgeman told Israel Radio, adding that there were hundreds more units awaiting approval.
Palestinian terrorists of course went immediate rage-mode over the news, with spokesman Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, telling Reuters, “We strongly condemn the Israeli decision to approve the construction.”
Good for Israel! I bet they are breathing a sigh of relief now that the Jew-hating president is finally out of the White House. Trump is already mending our relationship with the country of Israel, and plans to meet with Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu next month.
H/T [Red Watcher]