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Tags: Barack Obama | Donald Trump | Israel | Joe Biden | Media Bias | Trump Administration | lee zeldin

GOP Rep. Zeldin: Obama, Biden Have No Claim on Israel-UAE Peace Deal

GOP Rep. Zeldin: Obama, Biden Have No Claim on Israel-UAE Peace Deal

By    |   Friday, 14 August 2020 08:51 AM

Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., rejected Joe Biden's claims the historic peace deal reached between Israel and the United Arab Emirates builds on the progress made by the Obama administration and other administrations through the years.

"The Obama-Biden administration, literally as they walked out the door, the highest-profile foreign policy item was really turning their backs, stabbing in the back Israel with U.N. Security Council resolution 2334," Zeldin told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "You had dynamics between President [Barack] Obama and Bibi [Netanyahu] and, of course, you had the Iran nuclear deal.

"So. I don't think that Joe Biden has anything to brag about as far as the Obama administration's trajectory in the U.S..-Israel relationship."

But President Donald Trump came into office and has been scoring "win after win," and instead of "treating Israel like Iran and Iran like Israel," not Israel is being treated like Israel. 

"We should not turn the clock back on where we are reentering into deals where we are delivering pallets of cash Iran in the middle of the night and other bad foreign policies that set us back and our allies."

Thursday's development was big because Israel has been surrounded by countries for years that didn't recognize its right to exist, Zeldin added. 

"Hopefully what it leads to is other countries in that region to do the same," Zeldin said. "Whether that earns the president a Nobel Peace Prize, that, unfortunately, I think we are dealing with a different reality where President Obama earned it just for showing up and getting elected."

Zeldin also discussed the ongoing coronavirus relief bill discussions, claiming Democrats think they have more leverage than they do.

"They are putting forth asks completely unrelated to COVID-19, whether it's providing by the way stimulus checks to people who are illegally in our country, mass prison release, nationwide ballot harvesting, a nationwide ban on voter ID."

"When you talk about a trillion dollars, that's real money," Zeldin said. "[Republicans] are willing to help out with state and local government funding but giving more than they are even asking for is insane."

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Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., rejected Joe Biden's claims the historic peace deal reached between Israel and the United Arab Emirates builds on the progress made by the Obama administration and other administrations through the years.
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