Biden Pressured the Ukraine on Another Matter — to Vote against Israel

United States Vice President Joe Biden holds a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (not seen) at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on March 9, 2016, during Biden's official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Photo by Amit Shabi/POOL *** Local Caption *** ????? ????? ?????? ??????? ?'? ????? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?????

Jewish Press, Emet m’ Tsiyon: Senator Joe Biden –a Democrat– is at the center of an energetic effort by his party’s members of the House of Representatives to impeach President Trump. The impeachment effort focuses on a phone call between Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky, the new president of the Ukraine.

I intend now to show that Biden applying pressure to the Ukraine was his practice in his capacity as President Obama’s designated liaison between his administration and the Ukrainian govt. Hence Biden was in a good position to apply pressure to the Ukraine and indeed he was responsible for dealing with the Ukraine under Obama and thus his relations with the country had a certain official status.

In the last month of Obama’s presidency in 2016 late in December, Biden served his boss, Obama, in threatening the Ukraine on another matter, the UN Security Council res. 2334, which was a very anti-Israel resolution, essentially saying that Jews/Israelis had no right to live across the 1949 Green Line, even in Jerusalem in places, neighborhoods, where Jews had lived before 1947. This episode seems to support the Trump-Giuliani version of events.

My post on Biden and Obama’s role in pressuring the Ukraine on UN SC res. 2334 is here.

Opinion: How interesting. In chapter 10 {The Two State Solution” of our eBook “Blood Feud”} we also included Resolution 2334. It was a first for a US president to throw Israel under a bus for the whole world to see.

Excerpt, Blood Feud: The following series of moves by the Obama/Kerry team, in conjunction with the United Nations and the Vatican, led to the carefully orchestrated UN Security Council vote:

December 23, 2016, President Obama instructed Samantha Power to abstain, as 14 members of the UN Security Council passed Resolution 2334:

  • That Israel′s settlement activity constitutes a “flagrant violation” of international law and has “no legal validity”
  • It further demands that Israel stop such activity and fulfill its obligations as an occupying power under the Fourth Geneva Convention

Just as Donald Trump is the most pro-Israel president since Harry Truman, Barack Obama was the most pro-Palestinian.

If looks could kill.