Jennifer Rubin spoke with Peter King on Sunday, and asked if he was surprised that the Obama team went along with the UN resolution on the flotilla, rather than vetoing it like past administrations would have:
“No.” He continued, “This is basically what we have seen from day one – [the administration] putting distance between itself and Israel.” He believes there is a conscious effort by Obama to deny Israel the “privileged status” it has enjoyed as a close, democratic ally of the United States. This is part and parcel, he explains, of the “apology tour, how Netanyahu was treated, and [asserting] the moral equivalency between housing construction in Jerusalem and Iran constructing a nuclear weapon.”
What does King intend to do when Congress returns tomorrow? He announces that he will send a “Dear Colleague” letter out on Monday, calling on all House members to join in a resolution that will be introduced in the next few days. The resolution will include “many paragraphs on Israel’s right to defend itself,” take issue with the critics of Israel, call for the U.S. to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, and demand that the administration oppose any UN investigation of Israel.
This is great because it will show Jewish voters just where their Congressmen stand.
As you can imagine, Jewish fundraising is way down, so Dems will have to play their cards carefully.
An interesting theory: “Good cop” Joe Biden, who was sounding very pro-Israel, last week, may be being used by the administration as cover.