According to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have proved to be “relentless enemies” of Israel.
That’s what Cruz said earlier this week, following the Obama administration supporting an anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations last week and after Kerry gave a 70-minute speech on Wednesday rebuking Israel for being a sovereign state.
“Like bitter clingers, President Obama and Secretary Kerry are spending every last minute of this administration wreaking havoc domestically and abroad. With their last breath in office, they have struck at Israel, through the United Nations and through today’s disgraceful speech,” Cruz said in a statement. “These acts are shameful.”
“They are designed to secure a legacy, and indeed they have: history will record and the world will fully understand Obama and Kerry as relentless enemies of Israel,” he added.
According to Cruz, Obama and Kerry intentionally designed their foreign policy to “weaken and marginalize” Israel, while “emboldening” Israel’s enemies.
Cruz said he believes that Kerry’s Wednesday speech, where he called Israel’s government the “most right-wing extreme” in Israeli history, will “enflame rising anti-Semitism” in Europe and across the world.
The Texas senator continued:
It will encourage the mullahs who hate Israel and hate America. And it will facilitate ‘law-fare,’ growing legal assaults on Israel through transnational legal fora.
“Kerry’s speech drew a stunning moral equivalence between our great ally Israel and the Palestinian Authority, currently formed in a ‘unity’ government with the vicious terrorists of Hamas. Secretary Kerry declared the Hamas regime in Gaza ‘radical,’ in the same way he declared the duly-elected government of Israel ‘extreme.’ He declared vicious terrorism sponsored by Hamas equal to Israeli settlements in West Bank. And he equated Israel’s celebration of its birth with the Palestinian description of this event as the ‘disaster.’ His speech attempted to lay out an historic and seismic shift towards the delegitimization of our ally, Israel, and the further empowerment of the Palestinian Authority.
“Kerry’s central conclusion, that ‘Israel can either be Jewish or democratic, it cannot be both’ is an inanity that passes as profound only in Ivory Tower faculty lounges. There are roughly 50 majority-Muslim countries in the world. There is one — only one — Jewish state. And yet, for Kerry and Obama, that is too much. The Israeli Knesset has 17 elected Arab members. It has Muslim members and Christian members. In contrast, one searches in vain for Muslim countries that have elected Jewish representatives.
In fact, the Obama adminsitation’s recent policies toward Israel is a true reflection of the ideology of both Obama and Kerry, Cruz alleged.
“It is a sign of their radicalism and refusal to defend American interests, that Obama and Kerry choose to attack the only inclusive democracy in the Middle East — a strong, steadfast ally of America — while turning a blind eye to the Islamic terrorism that grows daily,” he wrote.
And it will likely hurt them in the end, the former Republican presidential candidate said, as the extreme foreign policy position will backfire and inspire “bipartisan repudiation of their radical anti-Israel agenda.”
According to Politico, congressional Republicans in both the Senate and House are working feverishly to introduce bipartisan legislation next week that declares America’s support for Israel, while possibly sanctioning the U.N.
However, Cruz wants more. Ever since the U.N. passed their anti-Israel resolution last week, Cruz has called on Congress to strip the U.N. of all U.S. funds. Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) has also called for a similar measure.