Haim Saban is not happy with how the Obama Administration chose to abstain on the UN Security Council Resolution which condemned Israel two weeks ago. The Israeli born entertainment mogul released a statement about it through a publicist.
Saban is a prominent donor to the Democratic Party and has been a big supporter of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, so his public criticism means a lot.
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The statement opened with, “As a longstanding Democrat who has supported and defended President Obama on his treatment of Israel throughout his presidency, I am deeply disturbed by the Administration’s decision not to veto UN Security Council Resolution 2334 and Secretary Kerry’s subsequent one-sided speech.”
“These actions undermine our country’s long-standing support for Israel and harm any long-term prospects for peace, which is in our national interest, ” read the statement released by Haim Saban “Further, I urge the Obama Administration to stay true to our decades old policy by vetoing any additional biased UNSC resolutions that may be introduced at the Paris summit later this month, and refrain from issuing any other policy statements that would only make things worse.”
President Obama has only 16 days left in office. Some Israel supporters like Haim Saban have expressed concerns that Obama may make some sort of parting attack on Israel. But the abstention in the U.N. vote two weeks ago will likely not be followed by any further moves on the Middle East.