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Mike Huckabee: Obama Administration Acts on Israel 'Irrational'

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By    |   Friday, 30 Dec 2016 02:44 PM

The United States refusing to veto a "ridiculous resolution" at the United Nations last week against Israeli settlements has left relations in a "terrible" state, former Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday.

"I think the goal that the Obama administration put forth was kind of like a person who's been evicted from a home, and before they leave, they break every window, they trash the place, they write on the walls, and they break the plumbing," Huckabee told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" program. "They just want to make sure there's a huge mess for the next renter to have to come in and fix. There's no other rationale for this."

The action was "irrational" to take just three weeks before leaving office, Huckabee said, as there has been more time for Kerry to try to bring peace to the Middle East.

"[He's] had four years to try to bring peace to the Middle East," Huckabee said. "Let me just give you a news flash. John Kerry was never going to bring peace to the Middle East between Palestinians and Israelis because Palestinians don't want peace. They want the eradication of Israel. And that's the only thing that they're after."

Huckabee complained that Kerry's speech was "almost immeasurable, not only too long, but it was too inaccurate," and he did not point out that the two sides in the ongoing conflict are not equal.

"One side is a free democracy that has full rights for everybody and has made hundreds, hundreds of overtures to try to bring peace," Huckabee said. "The other one has never acknowledged the other one's right to existence, and the Palestinians continue to sponsor terrorism, celebrate it, pay for it and name streets after those who commit it and pay salaries to those who kill Jews. This is not equivalency."

Kerry continues to think there can be a two-state solution to the problem, but "in this irrational mind of his, two states mean two governments trying to live on top of each other on the same piece of real estate," Huckabee said.

Meanwhile, Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Quran and only the Jews have observed Jerusalem as a capital.

"There are a couple of holy sites in Jerusalem, the mosque and the Dome of the Rock, but it's never mentioned in the Quran," Huckabee said. " It's not a holy site like Mecca or Medina would be . . . and the Israelis have always protected those Muslim sites as well as the Christian and Jewish sites so that anyone could go and experience them."

Huckabee said he does believe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Obama had pushed for the UN resolution, and he finds the act a "personal and petty" move.

"I think he not only knew about it, I think he helped draft it," Huckabee said. "I think the evidence continues to come forth to show phone calls that have been made with the Egyptians and the Jordanians and others who indicate that there was heavy pressure put on by the U.S. For people to support this including the Ukrainians."

And that, said Huckabee, was a "slap in the face" to the United State's "one true ally in the Middle East."

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The United States refusing to veto a "ridiculous resolution" at the United Nations last week against Israeli settlements has left relations in a terrible state, former Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday.
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