ready to forgo Israel as America’s long-standing ally and push for a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians by backing a unilateral proposal at the United Nations. The Palestinians, who are led by the terrorist group Hamas is calling for the destruction of the Israeli people and want to be recognized as a state.
Senator John McCain says the move by the White House to go to the UN “would be incredibly immature for the President” and “it would rupture our relations with our closest ally.” McCain goes on to blast Obama for being petty about Netanyahu winning the election. He says Obama is “taking it personally, and if he were mature, he would reach out to BiBi, who is a freely elected leader of our closest ally in the region and for him not to is an astonishing display of immaturity!”
Senator Jeff Flake says the administration backing a Palestinian state at the UN without Israeli concurrence would be wrong and “completely contrary to our foreign policy over the years – it’s always been that it would be negotiated between the two parties,” Israel and the Palestinian people.