Demonstrators rallied Wednesday to protest the U.S. delegation's controversial refusal last week to block a U.N. Security Council vote condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
In a protest of nearly 100 demonstrators at the United Nations plaza, the Obama administration was blasted for its break with Israel on settlement building, the New York Daily News reported.
"I believe that the steps taken by the president here on his final 30 days in office break historical president, barriers, and present all kinds of problems — not only for the security of our most important ally, that being Israel in the Middle East, but also for potential implications on how it affects us, and our relationship to the region," protest speaker Kevin McCullough, a syndicated writer and talk show host, told the News.
"We have not been a good friend to Israel over the last eight years and it is time that we stop kicking them in the teeth at every opportunity."
Carrying signs reading, "Stop U.S. $ to the United (Arab) Nations," and "Hussein Obama betrays Israel," demonstrators also were hopeful about a Trump administration.
"I'm here to voice my indignation at the treachery of Barack Hussein Obama, who stabbed Israel and the Jewish people in the back," protester Jonathan Stern told the News. "I'm also here to voice my support for President-elect Donald Trump, who will hopefully save us from that treachery of the Obama administration and the perfidious left."
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