Perry ‘Alarmed’ By Obama Threat to Not Back Israel at UN
Former Texas governor Rick Perry said he was “alarmed” by reports the Obama administration is considering not supporting the state of Israel at the United Nations. Perry, who may run for president in 2016, said he urged Obama to “turn away from such a path.””I am alarmed by reports that the Obama administration is contemplating a move away from America’s long record of support for Israel in
An anonymous White House official first made the suggestion to Politico that the Obama adminstration might not so steadfastly support the Jewish state at the UN, where member states have attempted to charge Israel with international crimes or place the country under economic sanctions. The U.S., with its UN Security Council veto, has often been a lone voice of support for Israel in that body.
In addition to Perry, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has criticized the Obama administration’s signaling on backing off its support for Israel.