'King' of Israel
Rep. rips Bam, UN flotilla probe
Rep. Pete King says President Obama's weak Mideast policy is forcing House Democrats to make the difficult choice of either supporting Obama or supporting Israel.
"I hope they put our relationship with Israel above their relationship with Obama," King (R-LI) said yesterday.Not a single House Democrat, including the entire New York City delegation, would sign on to that resolution introduced by King last week
But King found Dems and Jewish leaders back in the city who also don't trust the UN council, which regularly bashes Israel.
He was joined at the press conference by Democratic Assemblymen David Weprin and Rory Lancman, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik and Jewish community leader Jeffrey Wiesenfeld.
"When the president goes abroad and apologizes for America, he is not making it clear that we are on Israel's side," King said. "I am concerned that not a single Democrat will go on the bill unless we take out the language about the UN."
King has said that voicing support for Israel without taking on anti-Israeli forces within the US would be "meaningless, feel-good legislation."
The Israeli raid on the flotilla that challenged the Jewish state's naval blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza resulted in the deaths of nine pro-Palestinian activists on the ships.
Several House Democrats, including Rep. Mike McMahon (D-SI) and Rep. Steve Israel (D-LI), are working on an alternative resolution that vows support of Israel but does not penalize the UN.
Meanwhile, the White House called Israel's proposal for a public commission to investigate the flotilla raid "an important step forward."
Obama called it an "important step forward" -- towards what? Jewish genocide? We are so onto you, O.