Cruz started by noting that Barack Obama and Kerry are using “their last breath in office” to strike at Israel, adding, “History will record and the world will fully understand Obama and Kerry as relentless enemies of Israel.”
Cruz warned, “Today’s speech — like Kerry’s 2014 remarks likening Israel to an apartheid state — will enflame rising anti-Semitism in Europe. 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.”
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.
Cruz took aim at Kerry’s ridiculous assertion that “Israel can either be Jewish or democratic, it cannot be both,” calling it “an inanity that passes as profound only in Ivory Tower faculty lounges.”
Then the rubber met the road: “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.”
Cruz exhorted, “All Americans who understand the value of the U.S.-Israel alliance must immediately and unequivocally reject their false and dangerous narrative, and reassert our fundamental commitment to Israel’s security. Thankfully, Congress and the incoming administration can and I hope will take decisive action to intercept the administration’s final and desperate Hail Mary, and that should begin with eliminating U.S. funding to the U.N., unless and until this disgraceful resolution is reversed.”
Cruz had wasted no time responding to the UN Security Council Resolution targeting Israel, tweeting:
Spoke w/ Israeli PM @netanyahu tonight to wish him Happy Chanukah & assure him of strong support in Congress. No US $ for UN until reversed.