US Republicans slam Obama for not shielding Israeli in UNSC vote

US President Barack Obama is facing major backlash mostly from Republican lawmakers and politicians over Washington’s rare refusal to veto a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution censuring the Israeli regime on persisting settlement expansions.

The strong reaction of US Republicans following Friday’s passage on a Security Council resolution — slamming Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory in a 14-0 vote as a “flagrant violation” of international law and demanding a halt to “all Israeli settlement activities” – lacked any legal reasoning other than the premise that Washington must always and unconditionally side with the Zionist regime in defiance of the entire international community.

“Today’s passage of an ill-conceived resolution on Israeli settlements marks another shameful chapter in the bizarre anti-Israel history of the United Nations,” said Arizona Senator John McCain in a statement.

The fervently pro-Israel senator…

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